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POWERFUL! Sy Hersh: Obama Admin's Bin Laden Raid Fairytale is "One Big LIE, Not One Word of It is True"!

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'

Seymour Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis

Lisa O'Carroll
Friday 27 September 2013 09.54 EDT

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.

It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been the nemesis of US presidents since the 1960s and who was once described by the Republican party as "the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist".

He is angry about the timidity of journalists in America, their failure to challenge the White House and be an unpopular messenger of truth.

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 | Infowars.com | September 27, 2013

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.

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 against Syria.

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.



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RT's Abby Martin's coverage of Sy's recent comments:

Fmr NYT Journalist Seymour Hersh Blasts Bin Laden Fairytale, Calls for Corporate Media Shutdown

http://youtu.be/NTYatR8iaWs
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Published on Sep 30, 2013

Abby Martin gives props to world renowned journalist Seymour Hersh, for calling out the abysmal failure of the corporate media in the US, saying that the MSM should fire 90 percent of its reporters and that "not one word" of the bin laden death narrative is true.

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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Anybody else think that something horrible will "accidently"

happen to him before he completes this book?

Perhaps his car will mysteriously accelerate to 120 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone one night, hitting a palm tree?

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In that vein of dark speculations,

In that vein of dark speculations, I'd also suggest he avoids taking helicopters, by all means.

Anyway, "God forbid."

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

call me superstitious,

but I ALWAYS try my best to avoid ever speculating/mulling BAD things happening to GOOD people, publicly: call it the Einstein's 'spooky-action-at-a-distance,' the 'negative indirect intention'-edition...

.o/

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Good find

Thanks.
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Is that a teaser article for a longer piece?

I'd like to hear more about his views on the Bin Laden raid.

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As I understand it, there seems to be a longer piece implied

As I understand it, there seems to be a longer (and broader) piece implied, and still being worked on, in the form of his next book.

Will be interesting to see if the Bin Laden hoax has its own chapter, in this long string of treasonous frauds and other crimes done from the very top of the US government, and for decades now.

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Ah, I knew I must have had subliminally (not!) read it somehow:

Ah, I knew I must have had subliminally (not!) read it somehow:

(article quote)

Hersh is writing a book about national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing

I guess that answers the question fair enough.

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Seymour's point and sad assessment are more current than ever.

Seymour's point and sad assessment are more current than ever. Have you heard about this Lavrov's quote in the MSM ?

http://www.dailypaul.com/300664

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And here's Seymour Hersh on Investigative Journalism and Ethics

And here's Seymour Hersh on Investigative Journalism and Ethics :

At Indiana University Journalism School, February 20, 2013 :

(one hour and half long)


http://youtu.be/jD7dMscxGts

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Watched it all. Amazing.

Watched it all. Amazing.

And awful confirmation at the same time about today's ugliest.

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Wow... Fast forward to min 10 to see what I mean below,

Wow... Fast forward to min 10 to see what I mean below, if you're in a hurry!

Man, he delivered something to them, in February!

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Skimmed thru it... Well, forget about the PC.

Skimmed thru it... Well, forget about the PC.

Looks and sounds like he totally unleashed** himself for what he already had to say earlier THIS year...

Good stuff!

** wait! or... more likely, he just remained the same as he's always been for HIS free speech.

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Thank you AnCap

for posting this.

He's the man.

quite

welcome, Mayor Ny.

what little words may console, nevertheless: my prayers and well wishes for you and your loved ones.

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Thank you very much friend

It means a lot to me.

There is an incredible support network here. So much knowledge, and so much love.

Things are fine. They are unfolding just as they should. God works in mysterious ways, and everything happens for a reason.

Love,
Michael

He's the man.

you're very welcome, again . )

I'm so glad that you have a very calm, even keel, and zen-like attitude about it. Hope everything works out.

Indeed: God/the Cosmos has a sublime order to things; occasionally we're able to glimpse into it, at both our best and worst moments: may this turn out to be the 'best moments' of the two, in the long run.

Thanks for peeking into your eclectic Freedom-'asylum' DP forum, on your otherwise immediate family-focused day.

Be well, Michael. Have the most sublime weekend!

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I'm just gonna leave this here for both of you...

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thanks.

very lovin' Ninja of you.D

well, seeing as I don't know how to type that, moi, gonna copy & paste, and equally wish you lots of

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who really knows except his closest ..and

where are they now.. mr hersh may have good intent but the whole tale is always going to be another mystery ..for all that has occurred in the last 2 decades it would seem that the truth if it were hidden would finally emerge..guess not.. and anything from "aj" leaves me doubtful from the start........ AFTER thought.. I would also like to thank the poster ..maybe something good will come of this

poor reporting job..

the reporter didn't ask how he knew the Bin Laden story was all a lie. Ie. does Hersh have proof that Bin Laden dead several years before that?

that goes without saying, which in fact proves Sy Hersh's main

point that modern journalism is 'journalism.'

but, if you actually read the article carefully, the Guardian scribe does allude, that part of Sy's upcoming new book is (or is most likely) about just that:

Hersh is writing a book about national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing. He says a recent report put out by an "independent" Pakistani commission about life in the Abottabad compound in which Bin Laden was holed up would not stand up to scrutiny. "The Pakistanis put out a report, don't get me going on it. Let's put it this way, it was done with considerable American input. It's a bullshit report," he says hinting of revelations to come in his book.

now, that said, your following question,

poor reporting job..the reporter didn't ask how he knew the Bin Laden story was all a lie. Ie. does Hersh have proof that Bin Laden dead several years before that?

could equally be re-directed, and be asked the same of the entire MYTH of the caricature cutout that govt has 'provided' and their sycophantic douche pressitute parrots propagandized for decades, to:

poor reporting job.. not many asked govt and MSM, HOW they knew that the Bin Laden story, as they claim, is the truth?? Ie. do US Govt and MSM have proof that solely Bin Laden & 'his' Al-CIA-da orchestrated 9/11? Or, that Bin Laden WASN'T already dead, several years BEFORE the purported Bin Laden Raid, as even Madeleine Albright plausibly mused, and Steve Pieczenik and Benazir Bhutto emphatically stated?


http://youtu.be/4MBTd5QNGB0

Why the double standard: why NOT equal opportunity scrutiny & skepticism vs. govt, as much as vs. the citizenry simply questioning the govt & MSM's 'official' narrative?

I saw them offer no proof, other than to claim that they already knew OBL & Al-CIA-da to be responsible ON 9/11, even though C_nty Rice 'claimed':

"No one could have imagined them taking a plane, slamming it into the Pentagon" -- I'm paraphrasing now -- "into the World Trade Center, using planes as a missile."

despite the fact that laughably, for anyone not with their heads up their arses, ANYONE can find out that US Military already war-gamed this, on one early occasion, 2yrs BEFORE 9/11, and another? Like, whoa man, OMG like, um like no way, like what a coinkydink: they were RUNNING THAT SAME EXACT DRILL ON 9/11!!!

USA Today: NORAD had drills of jets as weapons

And this, is from AP wire:
Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building

Nope, nothing to see here: These aren't the Droids you're looking for! Move along!

Now if govt is an entity with a track record of honesty and trust, sure it would be wholly logical to initially give them the benefit of the doubt, but considering the reality of their trackrecord? They have less credibility than your run of the mill street corner junkie or a $2 meth whore, at this juncture in history, for anybody paying attention.

Sure, they knew nothing about OBL, nor were they tracking him. LOL.

If they 'didn't know, nor thought such elaborate attacks were even possible,' how did they know TO accuse him, ON 9/11 before ANY investigation actually began?

Oops, Ghouliani had all the evidence carted off 1st to landfill, then shipped off to China to be sold as scrap.

Anyone see govt even follow their own SOP NTSB protocol investigation after every plane involved incident? As in, did they take out an airplane hangar and lay out each recovered part, as if one were to take every component of a commercial airliner and lay 'em out, as if to put them together for the first time, like a child looking over mangled parts of a Lego set that he wants to build into something looking like a plane, at all purported three attack locations in NYC, DC, & PA??

Like this one?

NOPE.

Sure, they warehoused some, but unlike almost every airliner accidents before 9/11 where it's frankly a media circus (to remind the peons that 'see, this is what govt professionals do; watch and observe our competence pixie dust magic!') TO cover the warehouse/hangar where all the recovered parts are laid out, to attempt to reconstruct what actually happened, beyond analyzing the orange 'blackbox'-FDA (Flight Data Recorder), and examine the post-accident physical debris evidence.

None of that happened, to the extent that they touted in the past. Nor, was it made public, in the same manner as in the past.

Yes, got media circus?

Not you (as I have no idea what your personal position on 9/11 Truth is, nor can I recall if I ever discussed this topic with you @DP in the past), particularly, but anytime these incidents occur, there are always the 'skeptics' who constantly go after just people asking common sense questions. But, even more ironically hilarious, is how their default position is ALWAYS TO defend the Govt & the MSM line, as if they saw no reason to question the validity of THEIR claims and scrutinize THEIR absurdity as much as they love haranguing the citizenry simply asking genuine, logical questions.

What's even more doubly surprising, is the fact that some of the most rabid faux-skeptics (because a real skeptic would actually weigh evidence and/or claims and study them, BEFORE dismissing them a-priori) are among the self-proclaimed so called 'libertarians.' It's like, they trust nothing else that govt ever does, or claims, or has done or claimed, yet 9/11, the single event in which the entire domestic policestate and illegal wars/occupation moron 'foreign policy' rationale is predicated upon, they're too pussy to question??

LOL. Yeah, "philosophically principled and pure," indeed. NOT!

I got one word for such 'skeptics:' Iridium.

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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Colin Powell Cover Up: My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War

Behind Colin Powell's Legend -- My Lai. By Robert Parry & Norman Solomon.

On March 16, 1968, a bloodied unit of the Americal division stormed into a hamlet known as My Lai. With military helicopters circling overhead, revenge-seeking American soldiers rousted Vietnamese civilians -- mostly old men, women and children -- from their thatched huts and herded them into the village's irrigation ditches. ... Then, under orders from junior officers on the ground, soldiers began emptying their M-16s into the terrified peasants...

The slaughter raged for four hours. A total of 347 Vietnamese...

A pilot named Hugh Clowers Thompson Jr. from Stone Mountain, Ga., was furious at the killings he saw happening on the ground. He landed his helicopter between one group of fleeing civilians and American soldiers in pursuit. Thompson ordered his helicopter door gunner to shoot the Americans if they tried to harm the Vietnamese. After a tense confrontation, the soldiers backed off. Later, two of Thompson's men climbed into one ditch filled with corpses and pulled out a three-year-old boy whom they flew to safety.

A Pattern of Brutality While a horrific example of a Vietnam war crime, the My Lai massacre was not unique. It fit a long pattern of indiscriminate violence against civilians that had marred U.S. participation in the Vietnam War from its earliest days when Americans acted primarily as advisers.

In 1963, Capt. Colin Powell was one of those advisers, serving a first tour with a South Vietnamese army unit. Powell's detachment sought to discourage support for the Viet Cong by torching villages throughout the A Shau Valley...

After his first one-year tour and a series of successful training assignments in the United States, Maj. Powell returned for his second Vietnam tour on July 27, 1968. This time, he was .... an up-and-coming staff officer assigned to the Americal division.

By late 1968, Powell had jumped over more senior officers into the important post of G-3, chief of operations for division commander, Maj. Gen. Charles Gettys, at Chu Lai. Powell had been "picked by Gen. Gettys over several lieutenant colonels for the G-3 job itself..." Powell wrote in his memoirs.

But a test soon confronted Maj. Powell. A letter had been written by a young specialist fourth class named Tom Glen... In a letter to Gen. Creighton Abrams, the commander of all U.S. forces in Vietnam, Glen accused the Americal division of routine brutality against civilians. Glen's letter was forwarded... where it landed on Maj. Powell's desk. ...

Maj. Powell's Response The letter's troubling allegations were not well received at Americal headquarters. ... Powell simply...

Powell reported back exactly what his superiors wanted to hear. "In direct refutation of this [Glen's] portrayal," Powell concluded, "is the fact that relations between Americal soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent."

Powell's findings, of course, were false. But it would take another Americal hero, an infantryman named Ron Ridenhour, to piece together the truth about the atrocity at My Lai. After returning to the United States, Ridenhour interviewed Americal comrades who had participated in the massacre.

On his own, Ridenhour compiled this shocking information into a report and forwarded it to the Army inspector general. The IG's office conducted an aggressive official investigation and the Army finally faced the horrible truth. Courts martial were held against officers and enlisted men implicated in the murder of the My Lai civilians.

But Powell's peripheral role in the My Lai cover-up did not slow his climb up the Army's ladder. Powell pleaded ignorance... In his best-selling memoirs, Powell did not mention his brush-off of Tom Glen's complaint.

... Powell did include, however, a troubling recollection that belied his 1968 official denial of Glen's allegation that American soldiers "without provocation or justification shoot at the people themselves." ... In a chilling passage, Powell explained the routine practice of murdering unarmed male Vietnamese...

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

To think some GOP wanted Powell to win POTUS!?!

I'm sure part of Powell's refusal to run was the knowledge of how his record would play out in press vettings. The most troubling lines in this whole article are when Powell states, "I recall a phrase we used in the field, MAM, for military-age male," Powell wrote. "If a helo spotted a peasant in black pajamas who looked remotely suspicious, a possible MAM, the pilot would circle and fire in front of him. If he moved, his movement was judged evidence of hostile intent, and the next burst was not in front, but at him. Brutal? Maybe so. But an able battalion commander with whom I had served at Gelnhausen (West Germany), Lt. Col. Walter Pritchard, was killed by enemy sniper fire while observing MAMs from a helicopter. And Pritchard was only one of many. The kill-or-be-killed nature of combat tends to dull fine perceptions of right and wrong."

"Combat tends to dull fine perceptions of right and wrong", does it!? Fast forward to the video Bradley Manning released of helicopter assassins calmly doing even worse than those Nam helos, simply because there was no "kill-or-be-killed" fear, only the okay to engage from some far-removed officer, to rain absolute destruction on those who clearly posed no threat, including children!

They didn't mind having it on video, with their voices included, because they were sure that the blanket of "national security" would cover their sins, prove their compromised conscience, and likely gain them a promotion. It's worked well for Powell, so far, but there will come a day...and a Great Throne, where right and wrong will be finely perceived!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Clemens! My Samuel! Always at ready with

pertinent facts and visual aids!

don't know how you always seem to have every relevant file seemingly 'ready to post' with one click, whenever an issue is brought up.D

big ups. and thanks for the post!

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Story is Colin Powell helped whitewash

or covered it up?

Bin Laden died in December

Bin Laden died in December 2001.
This is all a scam.

Southern Agrarian

indeed:

Marfan Syndrome + Dialysis = short lifespan (Oh right: all that, along with being a terrorist on the CIA/ISI, Saudi intel, Mossad & MI6's payroll)

Predictions in due Time...
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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

is it just me? or, is the proverbial dam about to break on the

whole shebang??

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul