MATT BISSONNETTE NOT GOING TO BE INVITED TO ANY NAVY SEAL PARTIES ANYTIME SOON
September 8 2012
New York, NY – There are many rules regarding the conduct of people in the Armed Forces and one of them, particularly in the more specialized and secretive of branches like the Navy SEALS, is that you don’t seek fame and glory, that your role is to serve not seek fame.
That basic precept is something Matt Bissonnette has quite clearly betrayed with the publication of his book ‘No Easy Day’ which details, at least from his perspective, the killing of Osama bin Laden. Bissonnette is the first, and likely only, member of SEAL Team Six to speak out on that historic night and for his trouble has gotten, well, a lot of trouble.
Amongst other things Bissonnette has been threatened with a lawsuit by the Pentagon for trading on information they own. Perhaps bigger than that, though, Bissonnette has been exorcised from the fraternity of SEALs, pushed to the periphery for his betrayal of the order meaning that despite being so famous he won’t be invited to any SEAL parties, possibly forever.
“The guys who run their mouths are typically not invited back to these things. These guys are not really welcomed in many places in the ‘spec’ war community. The entire SEAL community has made these guys unwelcomed at their gatherings,” said a retired Navy officer who of course is doing the exact thing he is criticizing by speaking out.
The book has already become a best seller despite some possible factual errors or just flat out lies which have brought even more attention to its release.
It’s not clear if Bissonnette will be invited to any parties after the release aside from the kinds where they try you for treason.
“It certainly is a interesting case and one that could impact the way people in the armed forces behave in respect to speaking out publicly in the future. If Bissonnette makes a lot of money and gets away scott free it’s possible that even more people will start coming out with their stories until eventually everyone in the military has a book and that would suck,” said Scrape TV Military analyst Michael Kent. “I mean who’s going to buy that many books? Who would have time to read them all and, honestly, not every story is going to be as cool or as compelling as this one. Most of them will be just guys sitting around talking about strippers or the Cowboys and that makes for a boring book.”
It’s not clear what football team the Armed Forces supports on the whole as officially there is no preference, though the Bengals receive poor support, obviously.
“If they don’t punish this guy it could open up people from across the spectrum talking about the stuff they did and that could have a very detrimental effect on the ability of the military to actually conduct operations. They need to make an example of this guy if for no other reason than to prevent others from doing it,” continued Kent. “Of course he might have already done that himself, ostracizing himself from his team like he has done. I mean if not getting invited to a SEAL party isn’t already punishment enough, well I just don’t know. I’m sure those things are a good time.”
It’s believed that SEAL parties are amongst the wildest in the Armed Forces, though that’s supposed to be a secret.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent