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Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack
Yahoo ^ | 12/8/13 | Adrian Lee

Posted on 12/08/2013 4:52:03 PM PST by DemforBush

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has dropped yet another bombshell allegation: President Obama wasn't honest with the American people when he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack in that killed hundreds of civilians...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; bho44; bhomiddeeast; demlies; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; sarin; seymourhersh; syria; varmintspam; waronterror
Hersh's own article can be found here

Long article, but worth the read.

1 posted on 12/08/2013 4:52:03 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

If you like your Sarin gas plan, you can keep it.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 4:53:08 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: DemforBush

Putin was right, Bashir Assad had no motive for that sort of thing.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 4:53:28 PM PST by varmintman
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To: DemforBush

Nothing Obama says is true. Why am I not surprised?


4 posted on 12/08/2013 4:53:33 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Obama to tell the truth.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 4:54:14 PM PST by fhayek
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To: DemforBush

I think this is possible, if not likely and it has been discussed.

I want to know why Seymour Hirsch is some sort of voice of authority.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 4:54:21 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: DemforBush

Seymour Hersh is a nut but I’m waiting for the New Yorker to run the same hit piece from him as they did on Bush.


7 posted on 12/08/2013 4:56:50 PM PST by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: DemforBush; null and void

Uh oh.....hope he doesn’t get “Breitbarted” ....


8 posted on 12/08/2013 4:59:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DemforBush

Seymour?? What put a Jew up *your* bonnet? Getting cold feet?


9 posted on 12/08/2013 5:01:15 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: DemforBush
Good grief! Is Postol still around? He was attacking the development of US weapons as far back as the Reagan Administration. He's been anti-US as far back as I can remember anything about him. Weapons expert? Maybe. Anti-American? Definitely.
10 posted on 12/08/2013 5:01:26 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: DemforBush

I couldn’t find one comment at that site pro Obama. Sometimes I have to wonder why we keep playing like he is _resident.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 5:09:12 PM PST by dforest
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To: DemforBush

When a centipede walks through a field of lies, it’s bound to step in a few.


12 posted on 12/08/2013 5:15:37 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: DemforBush

This isn’t really anything new. The only thing new about it is that it’s being picked up by Yahoo! And authored by someone who will not be suspected of being a conservative blogger.

Unfortunately, Hersh doesn’t seem to have picked up on the probable truth of the story that the dead kids were Christians and Alawites who were kidnapped and murdered by the Muslim terrorists who staged this hoax.


13 posted on 12/08/2013 5:18:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DemforBush

I bet all America finds it hard to believe that Obama lied...

just kidding. When is he NOT lying?


14 posted on 12/08/2013 5:20:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: DemforBush
Denis McDonough, [Obama's] chief of staff, who told the New York Times: ‘No one with whom I’ve spoken doubts the intelligence’ directly linking Assad and his regime to the sarin attacks.

That's how they try to end the discussion. As in "climate change."

I doubt that the liberals can forgive Hersh for his excellent book on JFK, "The Dark Side of Camelot."

15 posted on 12/08/2013 5:32:03 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: DemforBush
The problem with 0bama is not to figure out when he is lying...

... the problem is to figure out when he is telling the truth.

16 posted on 12/08/2013 5:37:16 PM PST by Gritty (The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville - Mark Steyn)
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To: JoeFromSidney

I’m actually not that familiar with Hersh, other than that he’s been on the left side of the spectrum for his entire career. That’s what I found striking about the article - someone on the left taking Obama to task over Syria.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 5:40:47 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Cicero

True. I think most of us here on FR were highly skeptical of the “proof” that Assad was behind the Sarin attacks. I just find it interesting that a left-wing writer is willing to lay out the case for Obama lying about it.


18 posted on 12/08/2013 5:42:26 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: DemforBush
I'll go Hersh one better: Not only did Obama lie about the Sarin gas attack, he PLANNED IT AND EXECUTED IT in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood.

For some reason, America thought it prudent to elect a Muslim only a few years after 9/11.

19 posted on 12/08/2013 5:44:03 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DemforBush

We at the FR suspected that the Sarin gas attack was carried out by the rebels to draw the U.S. in the Syrian conflict. Zer0 has recklessly favored the al Qaeda-linked rebel opposition without regard to the consequences. If they were to topple the Assad regime, what kind of mischief would they cause with their hands on Syria’s weapons? There is grave danger if such weapons were handed over to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Then Israel’s security would be even more compromised.


20 posted on 12/08/2013 5:44:18 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ifinnegan
I want to know why Seymour Hirsch is some sort of voice of authority.

It's completely out of character for Sy Hirsch to be making waves for the Left. He's the hardcore Lefty who reported on the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib to roars of approval from the Democrat Establishment.

21 posted on 12/08/2013 6:00:02 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: ifinnegan
I want to know why Seymour Hirsch is some sort of voice of authority.

Because, at one time, he, with his crazy rants, and the left, with their lies, found common ground.

However, I'm pretty sure he's being playing tag with senility this century.

It's not exactly news, revealing or otherwise, to accuse BHO of lying.

The left hackles are always up whenever anybody points out facts or truths that run contrary to their narrative.

22 posted on 12/08/2013 6:06:53 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: DemforBush

Maybe but Hersh is from the Geraldo school of journalism in my opinion.


23 posted on 12/09/2013 5:44:11 AM PST by bkepley
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To: DemforBush
This accusation is an interesting step, especially coming from the left. Not many people doubted that it was terrorists who unleashed the chemical weapons and blamed it on Assad. I always assumed that the Obama administration didn't know, and didn't want to know, who is responsible for the attack.

If Obama knew it was terrorists that we were supporting or if US interests were involved in the planning, wouldn't anyone with prior knowledge of it be guilty of a war crime? I wouldn't mind if McCain and Obama were charged with a war crime and terrorism.

24 posted on 12/09/2013 5:53:20 AM PST by grania
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