by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts
UPDATE: Of course, Prison Planet and Business Insider regurgitate the Hersh propaganda without question.
Seymour Hersh was once one of the good guys. Today, he’s joined the ranks of the has-beens and the sell-outs.
Anyone can get something wrong. That’s not what Seymour Hersh did here. The last “clarifying statement” to fix the narrative.
“Within days, some of the early exaggerations and distortions had become obvious and the Pentagon issued a series of clarifying statements.” Seymour Hersh
He penned a propaganda article about how ‘Obama lied” about the early morning hour Seal Team 6 raid in Pakistan that supposedly killed Osama bin Laden. That’s click-bait. Seymour claims Obama’s lies are nothing more than his refusal to admit how intimately involved the Pakistani intelligence services (ISI) were in the “raid” and of course the official story they came out with in the days right after the raid.
Osama bin Laden most likely died sometime in December of 2001. At least that’s the best estimate I can come up with. Fox News thought the same thing back in the day (H/T What Really Happened)
Of course, it wouldn’t do back then to have the great boogieman dead and gone before we really invaded Afghanistan and Iraq so they let the legend live on til we were about to pull out of Iraq (2011) and Obama was making plans to do the same thing in Afghanistan. Super convenient timing if you ask me (the fake raid was in May of 2011)
And of course, it wouldn’t do to have him keep running around saying he had nothing to do with 9/11 like he did a couple times in Sept. of 2001 either.
Like I said, anyone can get something wrong. No journalist is infallible.
In this case though, Mr. Hersh seems to have been spoon-fed this bullshit “fix the narrative” version of events from one of the guys who helped plan the original bullshit story and he keeps this source’s identity a secret while never once even wondering aloud that his source might be playing him.
“The major US source for the account that follows is a retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. He also was privy to many aspects of the Seals’ training for the raid, and to the various after-action reports.” Seymour Hersh
Seems to me that any journalist worth the paper their story is printed on would immediately suspect this secret former CIA guy might just be spinning the latest, last, lingering tale of the bin Laden raid in an effort to put the final touches on the propaganda so that the narrative might just stand the test of time.
Not Seymour Hersh. He takes it all as the gospel truth. And since it’s coming from Seymour Hersh, I guess we are expected to do so as well. I wonder who this secret former intelligence source was. Was it Leon Panetta who helped stage the whole thing in the first place or George Tenet of 9/11 fame? Or could it have been George H. W. Bush himself or maybe Seymour channeled the ghost of Allan Dulles fired by President Kennedy and served on the Warren Commission? So many honorable fellows in those intelligence services to chose from.
I also wonder what it costs to buy someone like Hersh these days. Is there a standard minimum like SAG actors have? Did he need an agent to handle the contract negotiations? Inquiring minds want to know Mr. Hersh.
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