Good luck to him. I am not sure that even that revelation proved would be enough for people to discard the blinders unfortunately.
In July 2013, Glenn Greenwald mentioned to the Daily Beast that Snowden had a "nuclear option" of material that if anything should happen to Snowden
such material would be made public.
I spent some time hypothesizing as to what he might have that could actually cause the phony outrage to become actual outrage and get the American
public angry enough that things would likely change in a manner that elected officials fear.
Noting that all evidence suggests that Snowden loves America and American's civil rights I cannot fathom that Snowden would release the names and
locations of American covert agents globally or release anything that would fundamentally violate the safety of civilians.
Then, I began to focus on the "touchtone moments"/shared experiences of the last 40/50 years that would change every American's complete perception
of such an event and the truth would not only make American's feel violated, but make every American very angry. I also thought it would be
critically important if President's from both parties were equally responsible because it would void any justification by the public to blame
"Republicans" or "Democrats", instead it would show how both parties f'd them big time.
The only event that met such a criteria is the death of Bin Laden.
Under my hypothesis the mainstream media reports of Bin Laden's death in December 2001 were accurate.
Bin Laden was the boogieman used to cause Americans to live in fear and support the loss of civil liberties in order to "keep us safe". Remember
the government went all-in on the meme of Bin Laden being the master terrorist whose leadership is the glue that holds terrorists together, the
message was if we get Bin Laden then his terrorist network will fold like a deck of cards. Without the "face" of Al Qaeda it is much harder to gain
public buy-in for the war on terror -- it's essentially Halloween without Michael Myers or having a Nightmare on Elm Street with no Freddy
In December 2001 the Bin Laden meme was such that Americans believed if Bin Laden is killed then we are safe.
If the public knew of his death and the US claimed a "victory" in his killing (even if by natural causes), then:
- The Patriot Act could never pass
- Support for the Iraq War would never occur
- Thousands of American military personal wouldn't have been senselessly killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Over a million civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan would not have been needlessly killed
- The war on terror would not have materialized at the level that Bin Laden as the boogieman enabled it to grow
- The surveillance state would not have been tolerated
- President Obama wouldn't be allowed to kill thousands of civilians and American citizens who haven't been charged with a crime with his robot
- Billions and billions of dollars could be rebuilding Detroit instead of Iraq
- Americans wouldn't scare so easily
- America would not be hated in the eyes of almost every other country on the planet.
Given the perpetuation of the lie and escalation of the lie by both Obama and Bush, noting that both men were involved in pushing the lie and using
the lie to their advantage I concluded that of any possible event that would completely dispel our feelings about and understanding of an American
"touchtone moment" that the death of Bin Laden was the one which has the most potential to bring together citizens of all political affiliations to
say enough is enough, we are tired of your sh*t and bring us together to create real change starting with making it impossible for any elected
official to win their next election and others in on the lie would face prosecution for their crimes.
If Hersh can prove Bin Laden died in December 2001, it's the one thing I truly believe will change everything.