New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh: Obama Lied After Bin Laden Raid

'Not one word of it is true'

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Seymour Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War.

In the aftermath of the 2011 raid on a compound in Pakistan in which U.S. Navy Seals killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the official statements of American officials amounted to “one big lie,” veteran journalist Seymour Hersh claimed

“Not one word of it is true,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker writer told the Guardian in an interview. Hersh is currently working on a book about national security, which reportedly includes a chapter on the bin Laden raid. Hersh hinted at revelations to come in his book.

“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious,” Hersh said of the American media. “They are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama].”

Update: On Oct. 1 the Guardian published a correction to the article here, saying that Hersh “was in no way suggesting that Osama bin Laden was not killed in Pakistan on the president’s authority: he was saying that it was in the aftermath that the lying began.” The Guardian correction did not clarify Hersh’s comments further.

[The Guardian]

90 comments
barryocarterll
barryocarterll

He opens his mouth and he lies.  Get over it.  Been happening since 07.  The media is just playing the party line.  Three more years of this horrible back seater.  Worst president ever and outdoes Carter because he got re elected.  

JohnQPublic
JohnQPublic

If he was lying about the raid, why no lie about all the crap pouring out of  Snowden chops while he hides in Russia. If I was that kind of liar, I'd simply say the documents he possesses are fabrications produced by the Russians for their propaganda use. After all the Russians are the only ones benefiting from the disclosers that  Snowden is releasing and of course the world press is publishing. It's not a bad idea anyway.

CherylMyers
CherylMyers

Another churlish imp making money off 9/11. The raid that ended the master mind of that event can not be sullied by outlandish comments from another media personality, who doesn't realize his usefulness expired long ago.

Denesius
Denesius

Seymour is either a senile imbecile or a pandering hopeful best seller. From the brief description I read of him on line, he's a bit of the latter and a healthy dose of the former. Sad is the fact that hordes of limited IQ individuals out there will actually pad his bank account by lapping up his garbage and adding it to the rest of their entre - you know the menu: Apollo landings were faked, CIA blew up the towers, aliens created the pyramids, the earth is flat, etc. Just read the preceding entry by @charlesfirth....

charlesfrith
charlesfrith

Time is a major CIA propaganda outlet (Google Henry Luce/Gordon Wasson and project Paperclip for documentation) Seymour Hersh is a 9.11 Gatekeeper so while he is accurate in this story it's really a CIA assault on Obama.

CharlieGriffin
CharlieGriffin

What he is saying, it's all true "There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.” ― Ernest Hemingway...  Seymour is trying to sell books...

nostalgia
nostalgia

Apparently members of congress were shown evidence of the raid as well. Not just democratic members, but republican members as well. The same republicans who continue to hammer Obama relentlessly with Benghazi, IRS, NSA and Fast and Furious. The same republicans who are currently threatening to shut down the government and default on the debt if Obama doesn't agree to their demands. Also remember that the only people who benefit from the claim of OBL's death are Obama and the democrats, and that the GOP would be giving up a chance to reveal a claim that would undoubtedly destroy Obama's presidency and the democratic party and guarantee GOP electoral dominance for decades to come. 

All in all, the Military, the Administration, Congress, all influential and somewhat influential members of both parties, most of the media, the government of Pakistan and the leadership of Al Qaeda would all have to be in on not only this conspiracy, but a conspiracy in which everything we see not just in national politics but global politics as well is a carefully scripted farce.

The sad part is that there are way too many people who are all too willing to believe all of that.


(Usually beliefs of this kind are coupled with belief in some kind of all powerful group of bogeymen pulling the world's strings i.e. jews, bankers, unions, communists, capitalists, muslims, illuminati, freemasons, bilderberg, mosanto, climate scientists, ancient aliens, reptilian shapeshifters, etc. I wonder who Hersh's bogeymen are.)

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Does anyone really believe that if Bin Ladin was still alive he would not have popped up by now to dispute our claim of killing him?

IzaakGe
IzaakGe

While Obama, libs and neo-cons party away spending money we don't have, the media hides the globalist police state agenda and Obama's massive Chicago mob corruption. His first two Chiefs of Staff were corrupt Chicago mob thugs Rahm Emanuel and next Daley and lib media successfully covered them up.!  All the while, Obama centralizes government power for special interests (Federal Reserve-Goldman Sachs and Monsanto), the liberal media STILL sells him as a caring soul that works for the common man. Amazing!!!! Does this not sound like “Socialist” N@zi Germany in the 1930s? While administering massive spying on citizens, the leader of the German “Socialist” Party (also known as Hitler) pushed the government and citizens to spy on each other too(like Big Sis), claimed there were conspiracies against the government (right wingers), used false flags (Fast&Furious), used race and class warfare to get elected and divide the people(the Tea Party is racist and rich people are evil), demanded that citizens accept searches without a warrant (NDAA), administered centralized economic planning managed by a corrupt central bank (Fed Reserve), forced government controlled healthcare (Obamacare), death panels (Obamacare), healthcare focused on the most productive citizens (as stated by Rahm Emanuel’s Bro and Obamacare), mass abortion on minorities (Planned Parenthood) and obviously mass Gun Control. In reality, FBI stats confirm that Gun violence is down 39% from the mid 90s, yet they create hysteria by lying through their teeth. Notice that the DHS has purchased over 2 Billion rounds in the past two years. All the while Obama signs unconstitutional executive orders to limit ammo for the public. These are tyrannical operations. This administration took the worst of Bush (Crushing debt, war, police state policies and constitutional destruction) and accelerated the agenda. Our leaders continue to use our soldiers to fight wars for banks and contractors. Why? Because you people keep electing them. Both parties are two heads on the same monster. Why do you think the Republicans robbed Ron Paul? He wanted to audit their, the IRS and Obama’s overlords at the corrupt and privately owned Federal Reserve. A simple vote by congress to repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 would save our Nation A LOT of Money! Cheers!

EddieGin
EddieGin

@AYC  I will take it ONE STEP FURTHER, that CRASH that KILLED all those SEALS was a COVER up FOR the RAID, just so our PATHETIC LEADERS could say it was those seals who conducted the RAID, and no one could dispute it. 

30 Americans were killed in the crash on August 6, 2011 when insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, making it the largest loss of life in a single incident for the U.S. military during the war. 22 of the victims belonged to the same unit as the Navy SEALS involved in the purported Osama Bin Laden operation, just three months earlier.

AYC
AYC

Probably an overhyped statement to bump up sales.  Makes everyone think its "some big conspiracy", but in reality the chapter probably says that Pakistani security forces or Israeli operatives killed Bin Laden, not Navy SEALs, and turned his body over to the US.  

betters1013
betters1013

Alzheimers explains Hersh's diatribes

SheridanO'Keefe
SheridanO'Keefe

Maya below makes a comment about paying Hersh for his "outlandish conspiracy theories" yet it takes a LOT more faith to believe the Osama "kill story" . In fact, no  country would give you a death certificate based on the OUTLANDISH story the Obama Administration told the public. NO body, NO court testimony , not even videos of the kill. And then they DROPPED HIM IN THE OCEAN!?!?! Come on how stupid do they think we are? 


Hersh has been respected as an investigative reporter for DECADES. I'll believe him any day over anyone in Washington. 

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/09/27/new-yorkers-seymour-hersh-bin-laden-raid-one-big-lie/#ixzz2g8huUvY3

fitty_three
fitty_three

I tell you true:

Osama and Obama and Bush were all hunting with Cheney...

maya778899
maya778899

and I assume Hersh has ample EVIDENCE of what he's saying about the killing of Bin Laden?

dotmafia
dotmafia

I completely believe him and agree, it is all one big lie sold to the public, like so many other things in the last 12 years. They've provided no proof, no evidence at all, just their word, and we all know how much that's worth. And of course the public accepts it without question and derides and mocks anyone who disagrees. We're living in an upside down and backwards nightmare world similar to Orwell's 1984. If a ruling government is powerful enough and controls the medium and the message, it can make the public believe anything it wants. It is actually creating and shaping reality and history as it serves their interests, regardless of whether or not it's true. Scary stuff indeed.

C_Ryback
C_Ryback

Sy exposed the My Lai massacre. He's done more in his life than OweBama could in 10 lives.

OweBama (D) is a Chicago thug (D).

guy1
guy1

@nostalgia Wasnt it the US government, that lied to the whole world including the Democrats about Iraq's WMDs, and around 1 million deaths later, Opss it was an intelligence mishap. Everyone of us need evidence to justify our beliefs and we simply ignore the facts that does not fit in the whole picture. I personally believe that much of the chaos we see around us is a struggle for control of resources. The US dollar assuming the role of defacto international currency has given the US an extremely unfair advantage over the last 4-5 decades, but to keep enjoying the benefits, the US must maintain the world in a certain order, and anyone who challenges this order must be nipped in the bud. Iraq, Lybia are recent example. Not to mention tensions with Iran and countless military bases in Middle East. But anyway if you dont understand how modern money works, its better to keep believing in what you believe in and call everyone else a conspiracy theorist who donot feed off of every work CNN and fox tell us.

Skwirrlmaster
Skwirrlmaster

@EddieGin @AYC *sigh* another reason why retards shouldn't be allowed to comment on anything.  SEAL Team 6 is not a team of like 12 or 30 guys.  It is, at a minimum, a company sized element of 200 guys.  Probably closer to 500

IzaakGe
IzaakGe

@AYC , STOP DRINKING THE KOOL_AID!!!!  Your Obama Come is obvious!

IzaakGe
IzaakGe

@betters1013 , Your another brain washed lib! Your lot are the end of our once great Nation!

TheMartinSystem
TheMartinSystem

@betters1013 yeah only a crazy person wouldn't trust the loving U.S. government.  They certainly wouldn't lie about anything.  They love us. They really, really care about me.  And I love them.

TheMartinSystem
TheMartinSystem

@maya778899 what evidence did the government give you for their story?  You immediately bought it.  Chump.

windwalker22
windwalker22

@maya778899 no body, no pics, no DNA, magical burial at Sea.  you think pro-wrassling is real as well? the only ones wearing tin foil are the ones believing this nonsense from the government.

metfan4eva57
metfan4eva57

@dotmafia   LOL So you're willing to believe Hersh that the government lied because they haven't shown any proof but you will believe Hersh when he hasn't provided any proof the government lied as well? The saddest part is that people like dotmafia vote. 

maya778899
maya778899

@dotmafia you believe him without having the foggiest idea whether the guy has any evidence or not for his conspiracy theory.....  you say the govt showed no proof (I guess the video we got to see was shot in some lot in Hollywood....;-)  yet you believe this guy without knowing whether HE has evidence.....;-)

CattNips
CattNips

@IzaakGe @AYC your sexual frustration per Obama cannot be more clear.  We don't care about your body members. Really we don't.

jinsac
jinsac

True enough, but i can't help myself... *you're and *you're.

That said - continue

maya778899
maya778899

@curt3rd @maya778899 right -- pay the guy money to find out the "evidence" for his outlandish conspiracy theories..  gee thanks..... but no thanks.....

IzaakGe
IzaakGe

@maya778899 @dotmafia, your the fool! You libs have been kept in the dark on countless other issues too!

The never ending Obama Coma...... You liberals are great at noticing corruption on the right, but are utterly brain-dead at noticing it on the left.

Obama and Holder have yet to prosecute one Wall Street banker for the financial crisis! Do liberals even understand that Bill Daley and Rahm Emanuel are tools for banks? As a matter of fact the Chicago Democrat Mob have been connected to Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve for decades. While Obama parties away, the media hides his globalist police state agenda and massive Chicago mob corruption. While he centralizes government power for special interests (Federal Reserve-Goldman Sachs and Monsanto), the liberal media STILL sells him as a caring soul that works for the common man. Amazing!!!! This administration took the worst of Bush (Crushing debt, war, police state policies and constitutional destruction) and accelerated the agenda. Our leaders continue to use our soldiers to fight wars for banks and contractors. Why? Because you people keep electing them. Both parties are two heads on the same monster. Why do you think the Republicans robbed Ron Paul? He wanted to audit their, the IRS and Obama’s overlords at the corrupt and privately owned Federal Reserve. A simple vote by congress to repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 would save our Nation A LOT of Money! Cheers!


Notice how the liberal MSM keeps trying to cover Benghazi up. The Left has to keep “low information” liberals in the dark. And it is SO easy with their pseudo-intellectual base. We are never told in the media that a few years ago Kaddafi started a new trading currency called the Gold Dinar, and that western banks were furious. As the currency gained popularity in Africa and the Mid-East, NATO and the US started telling us that we needed a regime change. THIS IS WHY OBAMA AND NATO INVADED LIBYA! Once the US got involved the Obama administration used the episode to funnel weapons to Al Qaeda linked extremist. And this led to the Benghazi attack and cover-up! Yes, the banks and military contractors are using the blood and the US soldier and the money of the US tax payer once again to maximize their profits in Syria now. Combine this scenario with the White House, who hope to continue their so called Arab Spring. After helping extremist take over Libya, the Obama administration is supporting the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and Al Qaeda in Syria with hundreds of millions of our taxpayer dollars. The end result will be WW3 after the extremist turn their attention to Israel. I can't find a liberal who knows anything about the truth.


C_Ryback
C_Ryback

No, just OweBama (D) of Chicago (D).

TheMartinSystem
TheMartinSystem

@shepherdwong @dotmafia he probably was in on a raid and in the end they told him the guy they killed was bin laden. Troops just do as they are told, they don't ask questions.

jinsac
jinsac

@maya778899

or just find a free copy online...i mean, welcome to the internet.


RowJimmy
RowJimmy

@maya778899 @curt3rd

I'm still waiting for one shred of evidence that gives credence to the government's story.   The media just accepted the government's account as if it were undisputed fac

Openminded1
Openminded1

@IzaakGe @maya778899 @dotmafia Obama is a f-ing muslim, his brother malik works for the MB in Kenya. Stupid libs all they do is follow the party line and deny deny. Dumb asses.

TheMartinSystem
TheMartinSystem

@maya778899 @dotmafia she probably means the motion picture.  She's in such a trance that she thinks it was real, thus affirming that the raid was real.