Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat - Politics - The Atlantic Wire:
'via Blog this'EXCERPT | ""Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it did not disclose any material that would breach his agreements or put his former comrades at risk," wrote Robert D. Luskin, an attorney at D.C. lobbying behemoth Patton Boggs. "Mr. Owen is proud of his service and respectful of his obligations. But he has earned the right to tell his story."" (JOHN HUDSON. AUG 31, 2012. HERE)
In a printing shop is the Bindery Department. The pages have been typeset, stripped to film, and plated in the Plate Room. The Press Room prints the pages on large paper. In the Bindery the pages are cut to size and collated into lifts. The lifts of pages then go through several steps of gluing, sewing, and binding. Then the cover is pressed on the "book," in the Bindery.
The point is that during any of these stages the book can be read. Especially from the very start when it is typeset and put on film, can it be read several times by the laymen workers, journeymen, and print bosses, even the janitor reads it.
It mystifies MooPig when it reads a story that implies lawyers issuing a cease or desist publishing a book to anyone ... what exactly is the point? The deed is already done, it's ancient history, it's moot, you jackals.
EXCERPT from the Article | " ...According to the letter, the nondisclosure agreement signed by Bissonnette when he was a SEAL only applied to "specially identified Special Access Programs" and not missions such as the May 1, 2011 raid.Pre-publication review -- are they daft? Most authors today are self-published. One can easily write a 365 page book on the Internet, and upload it all over the world. What in God's green earth is a pre-publication review?
That's an argument that may come as a surprise to some legal experts, who considered the Pentagon's case against Bissonnette a "slam dunk" given his failure to submit his book for pre-publication review. ... "
It is an HONOR system ... but all persons define HONOR differently, and that is why this sucks.
EXCERPT | " ...Last night, [Aug 28, 2012] the public got its first taste of the book's contents as the Associated Press and The Huffington Post obtained pre-release copies of it. (JOHN HUDSON. AUG 29, 2012. HERE)... "When a buck is to be made, well, it seems that brings out the money grubbers. And the more they try to BAN this book by Bissonette, the greater it will profit the author out here in the markets. Yes, negative press is just as good, if not better than, approved press releases. The story is as old as the Torah.
I can just see Carl Marx submitting his little book for a pre-publication review.
But MooPig Fact-Checker Department holds this conjecture as the real reason the administration would try to hide this book from the public:
EXCERPT | " ...Bissonnette [aka Mark Owen] is also critical of President Obama in his story, saying that no one on the team was a fan of the president and that they believed he and other leaders would inflate their own roles in the story. Even before the raid began, the SEALs joked about how they would help Obama get re-elected and also speculated about who would play them in the Hollywood movie. Despite their personal feelings about Obama, however, the SEALs did agree that he made the right call, saying "Although we applauded the decision-making in this case, there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that he would take all the political credit for this too.”(DASHIELL BENNETT. AUG 29, 2012. HERE)... "
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