Dec 122013

and why would we disbelieve him? or the London Review of Books?

“But in recent interviews with intelligence and military officers and consultants past and present, I found intense concern, and on occasion anger, over what was repeatedly seen as the deliberate manipulation of intelligence. One high-level intelligence officer, in an email to a colleague, called the administration’s assurances of Assad’s responsibility a ‘ruse’. The attack ‘was not the result of the current regime’, he wrote. A former senior intelligence official told me that the Obama administration had altered the available information – in terms of its timing and sequence – to enable the president and his advisers to make intelligence retrieved days after the attack look as if it had been picked up and analysed in real time, as the attack was happening. The distortion, he said, reminded him of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, when the Johnson administration reversed the sequence of National Security Agency intercepts to justify one of the early bombings of North Vietnam. The same official said there was immense frustration inside the military and intelligence bureaucracy: ‘The guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, “How can we help this guy” – Obama – “when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?”’

  3 Responses to “Whose sarin? Ghouta as bad as Tonkin says Seymour HERSH.”

  1. Suddenly Seymour is at it again. You have to get about 3/4 through this dense, repetitive article before you see that Obama is committed to giving “non-lethal support” to the “Syrian opposition”. What Seymour doesn’t say is who set up the al-Nusra/al Qaeda death squads in the first place. As Dick Cheney (or somebody else) said, “the best lie is 80% truth”. Then he blames Mrs. Cass Sinstone (Samantha Power) for the Obama regimes heavy handedness. Couldn’t Obama, like, fire her?

    We’ve come a long way from the Bay of Pigs fiasco where the CIA was supposedly trying to stay covert and not have any US-traceable support going to the invasion. Here we have the administration overtly supporting the death squads, acknowledging and admitting to the chief Nuremberg crime, war of aggression against a country that has done nothing to threaten your own country. It’s not the first time, though, is it?

    For a lengthy but excellent dissection of the Bay of Pigs invasion, go to Black Op Radio:

    Wait for the bit where Greg talks about the declassification of the lie. These satanists are awfully clever.

  2. yep. well. he’s not the only one and won’t be the last..
    Scahill, democracynow, chomsky ,greenwald………