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Just Us and We're Failingv
CIA Operative: "I want to make something absolutely clear. If you thought there was some working group coming to the rescue well I want you to know that you're wrong. This is it. There is nobody else hidden away on some other floor. There is just us and we are failing."
Often times missions of this magnitude are both highly intricate and very much secret. That means that only a few people on the planet have knowledge of what's happening so no backup there to help when the going gets tough.
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One of the Disappeared Ones
Al Qaeda Member: "You will never find him. He is one of the disappeared ones."
Trying to extract information out of a captured Al Qaeda member is quite the task. Whether the captive knows the location of bin Laden or not is a good question since the terrorist leader has been seemingly off the map for some time.
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You Really Believe This Story?v
Navy SEAL: "You really believe this story, Osama bin Laden?"
Fellow Navy SEAL: "Yeah"
Navy SEAL: "What part convinced you?"
Fellow Navy SEAL: "Her confidence"
Having been on the hunt for bin Laden for so long, one Navy SEAL has lost faith in their mission. Not his fellow SEAL however who sees the confidence Maya brings, something that rubs off on him.
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Still No Closerv
George: "We're spending billions of dollars. We are still no closer to defeating our enemy."
As mentioned, the hunt for Osama bin Laden spanned years and cost a great deal of money. For a long time it appeared that their efforts were making little progress, a tough pill to swallow.
- 5+ 2- 1
I am Bad News
Dan: "Can I be honest with you? I am bad news. I'm not your friend. I'm not going to help you. I'm going to break you. Any questions?"
Speaking to a captured terrorist, one Navy SEAL lays out reality in pretty plain terms. He isn't there to make nice, he's there to get any information out that he can.
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We've Been Following You
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The Whole World's Gonna Want to Know
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Do You Realize What You Just Did?
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Maya: "Quite frankly, I didn't even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bulls***. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn't believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. So they're using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn't there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you're going to kill him for me."
When asked why she selected this Navy SEAL team for this mission, Maya uses some reverse psychology to get the men motivated. Spoiler: It works.
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Maya: "There are two narratives about the location of Osama bin Laden. The one that you're most familiar with is that UBL is hiding in a cave in the tribal areas, that he's surrounded by a large contingent of loyal fighters. But that narrative is pre-9/11 understanding of UBL. The second narrative, that he's living in a city, living in a city with multiple points of egress and entry, access to communications, so that he can keep in touch with the organization. You can't run a global network of interconnected cells from a cave."
Maya provides an alternate theory for how bin Laden is living to help them figure out how to find him. She urges them to re-think what they believe about the terrorist leader as his role has changed.
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Smoke Everyone Involved
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That Box Sucks
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I Am That Motherf***er
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