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USS Carl Vinson Sailor's Mom -- My Son Made History!

5/2/2011 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of a sailor currently on board the USS Carl Vinson -- the ship that dumped Osama bin Laden's body in the sea -- tells TMZ, she couldn't be prouder of her son ... and his fellow servicemen.


Molly -- the proud mother of 20-year-old Colton -- tells us, "I can tell you just how proud so many of us are of our family members who have worked long and hard to fight terrorism ... It amazes me that these young men and women are now a part of history!"

Molly adds, "I am so proud of all of our troops and all they give up for us. And for all the family of these service members who give up so much also."

But Molly says she's only gotten radio silence from Colton since Osama's burial -- telling us, "I have not heard from my son, and chances are I will not for quite some time and until the military deems it safe for him to contact."

And in case her kids are reading this, Molly wants to pass along this message -- "Please know how proud we are of you and how much we love you. God bless all our military and thank you for everything you give up so that we in America have the choices we do!"


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Molly, please review OpSec.

1240 days ago


ketjo ,

If yo'll don't think that TMZ is nothing but a smut rag go look at the latest lead story !!!!

Harvey Levin and TMZ Kiddies have crawled deep down into nasty shyty gutter with this one.....Harvey get a clue man Obama didn't do a dam thing to bring Ben Liden down...The US military and the Navy Seals did. He was safe behind his steel plated doors why our boys were out there doing the job....

Harvey Levin and the Lohans are a good match both of them are as about as low morals as you can go....disgusting

****************to who whom it may concern***************

OUR Commamder and CHIEF Authorized this Mission , he may not have "pulled" the trigger himself BUT, he Definitely unleashed *The Dogs of WAR*

1)-Project "* CAMELOT*"

During the Cold War, the use of anthropologists by the CIA and Defense Department in the collection of ethnographic and cultural intelligence was commonplace, with modern roots in a classified U.S. intelligence program .


was officially described as follows by the U.S. Army: "Success in such tasks as equipping and training indigenous forces for an internal security mission, civic action, psychological warfare, or other counterinsurgency action depends on a thorough understanding of the indigenous social structure, upon the accuracy with which changes within the indigenous culture, particularly violent changes, are anticipated, and the effects of various courses of action available to the military and other agencies of government upon the indigenous process of change."

CAMELOT's work was conducted at American University in Washington, DC by the Pentagon's Special Operations Research Office (SORO). SORO ran the Army's psychological warfare operations.

CAMELOT still exists under a new name and Obama supports it

Today, a number of elements in CAMELOT are integral to the much-discredited "Human Terrain System" (HTS) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. As with CAMELOT and other covert operations involving anthropologists, HTS has been charged with exacerbating tensions between various indigenous groups and tribes to create intelligence opportunities for the U.S. military. The targeting of village leaders, a replay, of the CIA's PHOENIX assassination program in South Vietnam, part of CIA Southeast Asia regional chief William Colby's Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) program, has also been a charge leveled against those involved with HTS. President Obama has done nothing to curtail HTS funding, although there have been some moves by some in Congress to do so.

Our COMMANDER AND CHIEF Obama continues to fund the follow-on to CAMELOT, PHOENIX, CORDS, and MODJOKUTO, all CIA/Pentagon operations familiar to his" team", the Human Terrain System, which has been responsible for massacres of civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.
Members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have, like they did with CAMELOT and PHOENIX, have condemned HTS for its reliance on what the AAA has described as “mercenary anthropology." A survey of literature during the late 1960...s and 70s indicate U.S. government- and Ford Foundation-financed anthropological field work in "the Region of doom" met the definition of "mercenary anthropologists." Central and western Pakistan were known as hotbeds of what was termed "rural radicalism," and, thus, were of extreme interest to CAMELOT and the CIA behavioral science and ethnographic elements...

The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division of the United States

Central Intelligence Agency

(CIA) National Clandestine Service

(NCS) responsible for covert and black operations as well as other "special activities" including the high-profile assassinationof Osama bin Laden

Within SAD there are two separate groups, one for paramilitary operations and another for political action. The Political Action Group within SAD is responsible for covert activities related to political influence, psychological and economic warfare

The rapid development of technology has added [*cyberwarfare*] to their mission.

A large covert operation usually has components that involve many, or all, of these categories, as well as paramilitary operations. The division is supervised by the U.S. Secretary of State

Special Operations Group (SOG) is the element within SAD responsible for paramilitary

operations. These operations include collection of intelligence

in hostile countries and regions, and all high threat military or intelligence operations with which the U.S. government

does not wish to be overtly associated. As such, members of the unit (called Paramilitary Operations Officers) normally do not carry any objects or clothing or wear military uniforms that would associate them with the United States government.
If they are compromised during a mission, the government of the United States may deny all knowledge

SOG Paramilitary Operations Officers are a majority of the recipients of the Distinguished Intelligence Cross and the Intelligence Star, the two highest medals for valor in the CIA. They also make up the majority of those honored on the Memorial Wall at CIA headquarters..

*Drone* attacks in Pakistan

SAD/SOG has been very active "on the ground" inside Pakistan targeting al-Qaeda operatives for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

(UAV) Predator

strikes and along with USSOCOM elements they have been training Pakistani Special Service Group

Commandos. Before leaving office, President George W. Bush

authorized SAD's successful killing of eight senior al-Qaeda operatives via targeted air strikes.Among those killed were the mastermind of a 2006 plot to detonate explosives aboard planes flying across the Atlantic Rashid Rauf and the man thought to have planned the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing on September 20, 2008 that killed 53 people.

The CIA Director authorized the continuation of these operations and on January 23, SAD/SOG successfully killed 20 terrorists in a hideout in northwestern Pakistan. Some experts assess that the CIA Director Leon Panetta has been more aggressive in conducting paramilitary operations in Pakistan than his predecessor.

A Pakistani security official stated that other strikes killed at least 10 insurgents, including five foreign nationals and possibly “a high-value target” such as a senior al-Qaeda or Taliban official.On February 14, the CIA drone killed 27 taliban and al-Qaeda fighters in a missile strike in south Waziristan, a militant stronghold near the Afghan border where al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri were believed to be hiding.

story unfolding more to come...........SEAN Paul

1240 days ago


I serve aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and when on deployment when we need to go into a shut down communication setting we go into a River City 1 condition and this is so info can come onto the ship or go off the ship and for this mom to put her kids name first and last out there on a huge website like this endangers not only all her family but mostly her son , when they stop for a port visit next these terrorists who want payback will have already looked up pictures of this kid on the internet and will find him out in town. For the safety of this family and especially for the safety for a fellow sailor you need to delete this post TMZ.

1240 days ago


something smells fishy about this do not trust this goverment and that includes Obama

1240 days ago


Now hear this ,Now hear this! Dump all trash off the fan-tail!

1240 days ago


proud? he just happened to be there to do this..he didnt volunteer..he just dumped him overboard.. jees another hero,, not.

1240 days ago


I hope they spit on him and dropped a deuce in his mouth before they threw the trash overboard.

1240 days ago


Why did we give this s***bag any respect in regards to his religious beliefs? Meaning why did we (US) feel obligated to follow the within 24 hour burial rule/policy? What respect did he give our 10K plus civilians and miltary personnel that have died because of his disrespect for us? A lot of them did not get a decent burial if any...their bodies lost forever, never to be found or claimed. Just WRONG on many levels, not to say disrespectul to those who died because of this idiot.

1240 days ago

andrea P    

my husband's ship is with the Vinson...I havent heard from him either since the news broke...
The media has already broke the news on the ship, its common knowledge about 5th fleet and what ships are with the Vinson...they have all been in danger since they got to the middle east months ago...

1240 days ago


is it wise to put these people in the spotlight, yes they are true heros but their safety is important as well

1240 days ago


I'm sure you're very proud of your son, but I don't think it's a good idea to be giving out his name. You know the terrorists are extremely pissed off and vow revenge. Don't put your son's life in any more danger than it already is. Loose lips sink ships. Keep your mouth shut!

1240 days ago


Stupid move for all involved. Especially for that sailor if he blabbed while on silence orders. Even if this is someone pulling a prank on TMZ, you just put a bulls eye on the Vinson. I thought you guys were better than this.

1240 days ago

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I first read that they dumped it in the sea in keeping with Islamic tradition. I thought 'who gives a **** about that?!?' He doesn't deserve it! He has no business getting proper burial rights! Then I read that they also did it to keep his body from becoming a shrine. Fine. I agree with that, although some b@stards will make a shrine to him anyway.

The real problem I have with the sea-burial is that the ocean is polluted enough, we don't need anymore.

Think I'll lay off seafood for a long time just in case this filth ends up in the food chain.

Molly, we are proud of your son, too. Thank him for us.
We are especially proud of the men who conducted the raid on the compound & killed him & all those with him. These guys (yes ladies, they're all men, live with it) are the best of the best, & I'd love that they have our backs even when some of us don't appreciate it. We are in your debt.

1240 days ago


Molly TMI. Sometimes it's best to just sit in a corner shut up and color, in Molly's case this may be the best thing for her.

1240 days ago

Proud Mom of a Vinson Sailor    

Not very nice gosselinsuck. The whole world knows what ship carriered his body. The news media reported it around noon (EST). As a mother of a sailor on the Vinson I'm concerned about revenge too. I'm sure Molly is too. But I'm still proud that my son was a part of history. Bless all who serve our country. A special blessing to my son. Can't wait to see you.

1240 days ago
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