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originally posted by: MALBOSIA
Obama could have went into Syria when the chemical weapon red line was crossed. He didnt need ISIS to do it.
So this article states that military brass have been undermining Obama to SAVE the Assad regime? I am confused. It seems to me that Obama has let a number of reasons to invade Syria fall by the weigh side. Why would he do that if he is so bent on removing Assad.
This article is like a twilight zone episode on opposite land.
In a bombshell report, Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist Sy Hersh claims simultaneously that the United States indirectly has funded the rise of ISIS to overthrow Bashir Assad, while top level brass in the US military has tried undermining the Obama administration's aim of overthrowing Assad!
Seymour Hersh: conspiracy theorist or ground-breaking iconoclast?
However, uppermost in most people’s minds when judging his claims about the death of Bin Laden are his most recent major allegation: that the Syrian rebels, not President Bashar al-Assad, conducted the chemical weapons attack on eastern Damascus in August 2013 that killed hundreds of men, women and children, and that Washington knew this and hid it.
That story, like the Bin Laden account, was published in the London Review of Books - in two versions - after being rejected by the New Yorker, Mr Hersh’s normal employer.
Journalists specialising in the region accused Mr Hersh of ignoring other reporting, including video evidence of regime troops firing missiles similar to those used to deliver the sarin.
His two versions, also, were contradictory - despite both supposedly having come from Pentagon sources privy to the same information.
One said that the sarin was made by a former Iraqi army chemical weapons expert who had defected to al-Qaeda, the other that it was supplied by Turkey.
Critics make the same point about the Syria and the Bin Laden stories - that they are derived from anonymous sources whose credentials cannot be checked.
www.moonofalabama.org... No shortage of he said she said and he didnt say in all of this ...
The latest Seymour Hersh piece alleges that the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) under General Dempsey undermined the official White House policy on Syria. Their impetus to do so came after a Defense Intelligence Agency analysis found in 2012 that there were hardly any "moderate rebels" in Syria but only Islamists fighting against the Syrian state. The CIA was at least since early 2012 delivering weapons from Libya to Turkey as well as through other routes. The U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed on September 11 2012 in Benghazi over some issues with the weapon transfers. Once in Turkey those weapons, as well as plane loads of others purchased by Qatar and Saudi Arabia, were given to "moderate rebels" who took them into Syria. There they sold off at least part of every weapon and ammunition haul to the Islamists terror gangs which were, and still are, financed by the Wahhabi Gulf states. A new BBCRadio4 report by Peter Oborne explains in detail how that scheme works.
I can tell you that having been intimately involved in the preparation of Secretary Powell for his five February 2003 presentation at the UN Security Council, neither of those dissents in any fashion or form were registered with me or the Secretary by the DCI, George Tenent, by the DDCI, John McLaughlin, or by any of their many analysts who were in the room with us for those five, six days and nights at the Central Intelligence Agency.
And then there is this ...."How Criticism Of Hersh's New Piece Fails To Understand What Really Happened "
US Military Spokesperson In Iraq Circulates Fake Islamic State Document As Genuine
It seems that the U.S. military is propagandizing against the Islamic State by distributing fake Islamic State documents. This, in effect, will make the Islamic State look better than it is.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
Being a Pulitzer prize winner doesn't mean you can't write BS.
And contradicting yourself doesn't help your claims one bit.
originally posted by: Willtell
This is a great article and another indication of the factualism within the US government.
(Seymour Hirsch is practically the only MSM journalist along with Glen Greenwald who tells some truth)
originally posted by: Willtell
Obama doesn’t want to take a hold of his own government probably because he’s scared one of these factions will be pissed at him so he is trying to just do a little of everything and thereby getting nothing done.