Monday, May 11, 2015
Seymour Hersh on the War on Terror and the Killing of Osama bin Laden
Veteran investigative journo, Seymour Hersh, is a virtual lightning rod for government denialism and he has been ever since he broke the story of the My Lai massacre of March, 1968.
His latest bombshell, claiming that the official narrative of the execution of Osama bin Laden is laced with lies, has provoked the expected reaction. As before, the truth will out, eventually.
Hersh's account is that Pakistan military brass not only knew where bin Laden was hiding, his compound in Abbottabad, but they had him under house arrest waiting for an opportune moment where they could extract some quid pro quo for giving him up to the Americans.
Hersh has an excellent look at the dance that American and Pakistani intelligence operatives have been embracing for decades. It's definitely worth a read.
Coming soon, Hersh will be releasing an alternate history of the War on Terror.