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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie”
Pulitzer-prize wining journalist slams “pathetic” US media for failing to challenge White House Paul Joseph Watson
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says
that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie” and
that “not one word” of the Obama administration’s narrative on what
happened is true.
Image: President Obama.
In a wide-ranging interview published today by the Guardian,
Hersh savages the US media for failing to challenge the White House on a
whole host of issues, from NSA spying, to drone attacks, to aggression
On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly
resulted in the death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked,
“Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of
it is true.”
Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually
lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get
away with it.
“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” Hersh told the Guardian.
The raid that supposedly led to Bin Laden’s death has
been shrouded in mystery for over two years. Speculation that the Obama
administration may have embellished or outright lied about
the true account of what happened has persisted, mainly because the
White House has refused to publicly release images of Bin Laden’s body.
Although the White House said the corpse was immediately
“buried at sea” in line with Islamic tradition, it quickly emerged
that this was not standard practice.
Numerous analysts have
claimed that Bin Laden had in fact been dead for years and that the
raid on his alleged compound in Pakistan was little more than a stunt.
Other questions also persist, such as why the narrative and timeline of the raid has changed multiple times,
why the White House initially claimed that “situation room” photos
showed Obama watching the raid live when in fact there was a blackout on the live feed, and why neighbors in the immediate area surrounding
the compound said with absolute certainty that they had never seen Bin
Laden and that they knew of no evidence whatsoever to suggest he lived
During the rest of the Guardian interview, which is well
worth reading in its entirety, Hersh lambastes the corporate press and
particularly the New York Times, which he says spends “so much more time
carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would.”
Hersh’s solution is to shut down news networks like NBC
and ABC and fire 90% of mainstream editors, replacing them with real
journalists who are outsiders and not afraid to speak truth to power.
“The republic’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple,” concluded Hersh.