Barrels of ink have been spilled ripping apart Hersh’s character, while barely any follow-up reporting has been done to corroborate or refute his claims—even though there’s no doubt that the Obama administration hasrepeatedly misinformed and misled the public about the incident. Even less attention has been paid to the little follow-up reporting that we did get, which revealed that the CIA likely lied about its role in finding bin Laden, which it used to justify torture to the public.
…even though, less than six months ago, the Senate released a 500-page report documenting in meticulous detail the dozens of times the CIA blatantly lied to the public, the press, and Congress about torture over the past decade.
Posts Tagged ‘Lies’
Tags: "War on Terror", aid and comfrot, attack, CIA, deception, farce, fraud, Lies, media, Obama, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, propaganda, Saudi Arabia, Seymour Hersh, torture, treason
Tags: "War On Terrorism", Abbottobad, aid, al qaeda, Bin Laden, comfort, cover up, deals, decetpion, farce, funding, ISIS, Lies, Obama, Pakistan, propaganda, Saudi Arabia, Seymour Hersh, terror, Zero Dark Thirty
Tags: al qaeda, Bin Laden, deals, deception, investigation, ISI, Lies, Saudi Arabia, Seymour Hersh, terrorism
One of America’s all-time top investigative journalists has been banished to the London Review of Books in order to get his exposés published.
Seymour M. Hersh:
A worrying factor at this early point, according to the retired official, was Saudi Arabia, which had been financing bin Laden’s upkeep since his seizure by the Pakistanis. ‘The Saudis didn’t want bin Laden’s presence revealed to us because he was a Saudi, and so they told the Pakistanis to keep him out of the picture. The Saudis feared if we knew we would pressure the Pakistanis to let bin Laden start talking to us about what the Saudis had been doing with al-Qaida. And they were dropping money – lots of it. The Pakistanis, in turn, were concerned that the Saudis might spill the beans about their control of bin Laden. The fear was that if the US found out about bin Laden from Riyadh, all hell would break out. The Americans learning about bin Laden’s imprisonment from a walk-in was not the worst thing.’
Despite their constant public feuding, American and Pakistani military and intelligence services have worked together closely for decades on counterterrorism in South Asia. Both services often find it useful to engage in public feuds ‘to cover their asses’, as the retired official put it, but they continually share intelligence used for drone attacks, and co-operate on covert operations. At the same time, it’s understood in Washington that elements of the ISI believe that maintaining a relationship with the Taliban leadership inside Afghanistan is essential to national security. The ISI’s strategic aim is to balance Indian influence in Kabul; the Taliban is also seen in Pakistan as a source of jihadist shock troops who would back Pakistan against India in a confrontation over Kashmir.
Tags: ACTOUTONOCCUPY, alternative, censorship, control, corporate, corruption, cover up, Lies, mainstream, media, news, propaganda, protest, TPP
Tags: corruption, disclosure, disinformation, industry, Lies, PR, propaganda, Washington Post
Tags: deception, empire, Euriasia, Europe, fraud, gas, IRAN, Lies, Mike Whitney, nuclear weapons, oil, propaganda, Russia, supply, Turkey, US
It was always empire, the grandiose visions of Brzezinski and Wolfowitz. It was always about fending off competitors: Russia and China. It is about who will own Asia and the unlimited profits contained there.
The Laussanne negotiations between Iran and the so called P5+1 group (the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany) have nothing to do with nuclear proliferation. They are, in fact, another attempt to weaken and isolate Russia by easing sanctions, thus allowing Iranian gas to replace Russian gas in Europe.