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  • Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya's Sarin To Syrian Rebels

    05/02/2016 6:39:27 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/2/2016 | Tyler Durden
    The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books ("Whose Sarin?" and "The Red Line and the Rat Line") has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia,...
  • What do we really know about Osama Bin Laden's Death

    10/19/2015 8:37:11 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 18, 2015 | Jonathan Mahler
    It’s not that the truth about bin Laden’s death is unknowable; it’s that we don’t know it. And we can’t necessarily console ourselves with the hope that we will have more answers any time soon; to this day, the final volume of the C.I.A.’s official history of the Bay of Pigs remains classified. We don’t know what happened more than a half-century ago, much less in 2011.
  • What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

    05/16/2015 8:08:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Husain Haqqani
    What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid Husain Haqqani With a litany of unproved claims, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has revived discussion about the circumstances in which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was discovered and killed in May 2011 in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad. Some of Hersh’s assertions in a 10,000-word London Review of Books article border on fantasy. He claims that bin Laden lived under the protection of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was given up for reward money by one of the agency’s officers, and was eventually eliminated in a U.S. raid covertly backed...
  • US Officials 'Fuming' Over Account Of Osama bin Laden Raid (but not giving any specific rebuttals)

    05/11/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 23 replies ^ | 5/12/15 12:09 AM EDT | By Bryan Bender and Philip Ewing
    One of America’s most revered investigative journalists has questioned the veracity of one of the Obama administration’s proudest achievements — and the firestorm of criticism has been immediate and unforgiving, from the White House to the Pentagon to the CIA. The publication Sunday of a 10,000-word article questioning the official version of the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden might have received scant attention had it it not been penned by Seymour Hersh. The award-winning reporter, 78, who uncovered one of the worst war crimes by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War and disclosed the torture...
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • Seymour Hersh: military hates Obama because they're racists and he's black (the guy is nutz!)

    10/21/2009 9:20:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 1,040+ views
    Mudville Gazette ^ | 10-20-09 | Greyhawk
    Also missing from the vague accusations leveled at the general is some sort of motive for his behavior. No one has accused him of racism yet... Here's why I said "yet": *** The army is also "in a war against the White House -- and they feel they have [President] Obama boxed in," Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh told several hundred people in Duke University's Page Auditorium on Tuesday night. "They think he's weak and the wrong color. Yes, there's racism in the Pentagon. We may not like to think that, but it's true and we all know it." ***...

    05/10/2011 4:25:24 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tim Blair
    In 2009, leftoids Keith Olbermann and Jonathan Alter were shocked by Seymour Hersh’s claims that Dick Cheney ran assassination squads using military personnel to take out enemy targets – you know, just like the current President... “There’s a lot more that happened in that Bush administration, directly out of the vice-president’s office, that we don’t know about yet,” warned Alter, adding that once the full details become known, they “will curl our hair.” That last line would carry greater power if Alter weren’t bald. And also a screaming hypocrite. Now that Barack Obama is running an assassination squad – directly...
  • Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack

    12/09/2013 12:12:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    The Wire ^ | Dec. 8, 2012 | Adrian Lee
    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.
  • Not ONE word of official account of raid that killed Bin Laden is true. Seymour Hersh

    09/28/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 September 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist says that raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is ‘one big lie'. He says the US media is too 'afraid' to pick on Obama. Hersh, 76, says the solution is to shut down news networks like NBC and ABC. He also suggested the firing of 90 per cent of mainstream editors.
  • Daniel Pipes: Al-Qaeda Invites Me to Join Its Ranks

    09/03/2006 2:23:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies · 1,507+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | September 02 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    In a statement today, Al-Qaeda's American rep, Adam Gadahn (né Adam Perlman, whom the FBI seeks "in connection with possible terrorist threats against the United States"), has this to say: If the Zionist crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Michael Scheuer, Steven Emerson, and yes, even the crusader-in-chief George W. Bush were to abandon their unbelief and repent and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam." So, Al-Qaeda wants me and my...
  • Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring'

    05/03/2011 11:51:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
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  • Did Waterboarding Just Get Vindicated?

    05/02/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 5-2-11 | Business Insider
    The view from (some) on the right in regard to the Bin Laden news is: waterboarding is vindicated. One GOP Congressman tweeted: Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now? The reason is that there's a direct line to be traced from the big news to data collected at GITMO -- data that was almost certainly collected under duress. Here's the key interrogation note regarding a courier going to Abottabad: Rest @ link
  • Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery

    08/19/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2002 | Frederic N. Tulsky
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 18, 2002 Pg. 5 Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery Given LSD, he died in a fall from hotel room; government later promised to tell all, but didn't By Frederic N. Tulsky, Knight Ridder News Service San Jose, Calif. -- The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history. Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized...
  • Seymour Hersh Describes "Battlefield Executions" in Afghanistan (War crimes permitted by Obama)

    05/14/2010 3:30:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 26 replies · 1,291+ views
    May 11, 2010 — HERSH: The purpose of my [Abu Ghraib] stories was to take it out of the field and into the White House. It's not that the President or the Secretary of Defense Mr. Rumsfeld, or Bush, or Cheney, it's not that they knew what happened in Abu Ghraib. It's that they had allowed this kind of activity to happen. And I'll tell you right now, one of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan. They're...
  • Hersh: Military Waging War With White House

    10/14/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT · by khnyny · 51 replies · 3,258+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | October 14, 2009 | Neil Offen
    DURHAM — The U.S. military is not just fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s most renowned investigative journalist says. The army is also “in a war against the White House — and they feel they have [President] Obama boxed in,” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh told several hundred people in Duke University’s Page Auditorium on Tuesday night. “They think he’s weak and the wrong color. Yes, there’s racism in the Pentagon. We may not like to think that, but it’s true and we all know it.” In a speech on Obama’s foreign policy, Hersh, who uncovered the My Lai...
  • [Seymour] Hersh denies saying [Vice President] Cheney killed Bhutto

    05/19/2009 7:55:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Gulf Times ^ | May 19, 2009
    US journalist Seymour Hersh yesterday contradicted news reports being published in South Asia that quote him as saying a “special death squad” made by former US vice-president Dick Cheney had killed Benazir Bhutto. The award-winning journalist described as “complete madness” the reports that the squad headed by General Stanley McChrystal the new commander of US Army in Afghanistan had also killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafique al-Hariri.
  • McChrystal was Cheney's chief assassin (Says Seymour Hersh of Obama's New Afghan CO)

    05/17/2009 5:16:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 65 replies · 2,588+ views
    Press TV ^ | 15 May 2009 | Seymour Hersh/ Staff
    Seymour Hersh says that Dick Cheney headed a secret assassination wing and the head of the wing has just been named as the new commander in Afghanistan. Hersh said that there is a special unit called the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) that does high-value targeting of men that are known to be involved in anti-American activities, or are believed to be planning such activities. According to Hersh, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) was headed by former US vice president Dick Cheney and the former head of JSOC, Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal who has just been named the new...
  • U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran: report

    06/29/2008 3:02:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1,289+ views
    U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran: report Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:53am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday. The article by reporter Seymour Hersh, from the magazine's July 7 and 14 issue, centers around a highly classified Presidential Finding signed by Bush which by U.S. law must be made known to Democratic and Republican House and Senate leaders and ranking...
  • U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran - report-(shh its a secret)

    06/28/2008 9:38:42 PM PDT · by Flavius · 19 replies · 99+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 6/29/08 | reuteurs
    NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday. The article by reporter Seymour Hersh, from the magazine's July 7 and 14 issue, centers around a highly classified Presidential Finding signed by Bush which by U.S. law must be made known to Democratic and Republican House and Senate leaders and ranking members of the intelligence committees.
  • NPR: Abu Gharaib Investigator Says He Was Forced to Retire

    06/18/2007 4:05:41 PM PDT · by jude24 · 38 replies · 900+ views
    Retired Army Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who was the lead investigator of military personnel working at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, tells New Yorker magazine that he was forced into retirement because of his findings. Seymour Hersh, investigative reporter for the magazine, talks with Michele Norris about his interview with Taguba, who gave some details that were not made public before his comments were published this week in the magazine.
  • Seymour Hersh discusses U.S. "invasion plans" on Iranian Radio:

    04/08/2007 10:53:49 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 11 replies · 1,269+ views
    “New Yorker” journalist Hersh gave an interview to Islamic Republic of Iran radio discussing US plans for air and ground invasion of Iran. Transcript here. Excerpt: Question: As our supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has stated in case of any attack upon us we have got the right to retaliate against American interests and bases at any place of our choice. So doesn’t US administration fear about targeting its bases around our country and its establishments or killing its forces and etc? Answer: You know I can just tell you it should and again as I wrote in the New...
  • A New Face of Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S.

    03/15/2007 11:31:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,537+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2007 | SOUAD MEKHENNET and MICHAEL MOSS
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Deep in a violent and lawless slum just north of this coastal city, 12 men whose faces were shrouded by scarves drilled with Kalashnikovs. In unison, they lunged in one direction, turned and lunged in another. “Allah-u akbar,” the men shouted in praise to God as they fired their machine guns into a wall. The men belong to a new militant Islamic organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda. He has...
  • Hersh: Bush Biggest Worry in World

    02/27/2007 5:29:20 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,155+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there were any doubt as to the degree to which the MSM loathes and distrusts President Bush, it should be dispelled by the performance of Sy Hersh on today's Hardball and the way he was applauded by Chris Matthews. At the end of Hersh's appearance, Matthews put this question to the investigative reporter: "What's your biggest worry in the world? Is it Iran? Is it this administration going to war with Iran? Is it a civil war in Iraq? Is it Musharraf's inability to fight the Taliban on his own soil? What's your biggest worry?" Hersh was nothing if...
  • U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report [leak, leak, drip, drip.....}

    02/24/2007 5:12:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 3,843+ views
    U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:52 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President George W. Bush, The New Yorker magazine reported in its latest issue. The special planning group was established within the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in recent months, according to an unidentified former U.S. intelligence official cited in the article...
  • Seymour Hersh Says U.S. Army in Iraq Murderous and Violent

    11/02/2006 6:07:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,169+ views
    Fox ^ | November 02, 2006 | John Gibson
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journo Sy Hersh was speaking to an audience of college students a McGill University in Montreal yesterday. He said: "There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq." You could say this is Kerry part duh.
  • Iraq "Moving Towards Open Civil War" (Sy Hersh Troop smear as previously portrayed 5-11-2005)

    11/02/2006 1:56:05 PM PST · by Steven W. · 3 replies · 364+ views
    In one case -- after I did Abu Ghraib, I got a bunch of digital pictures emailed me, and – was a lot of work on it, and I decided, well, we can talk about it later. You never know why you do things. You have some general rules, but in this case, a bunch of kids were going along in three vehicles. One of them got blown up. The other two units -- soldiers ran out, saw some people running, opened up fire. It was a bunch of boys playing soccer. And in the digital videos you see everybody...
  • Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh slams Bush at McGill address (On Drudge)

    11/01/2006 11:45:39 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 26 replies · 870+ views
    The McGill Daily ^ | October 30th, 2006 | Martin Lukacs
    “The bad news,” investigative reporter Seymour Hersh told a Montreal audience last Wednesday, “is that there are 816 days left in the reign of King George II of America.” The good news? “When we wake up tomorrow morning, there will be one less day.” Hersh, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine, has been a thorn in the side of the U.S. government for nearly 40 years. Since his 1969 exposé of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, which is widely believed to have helped turn American public opinion against the Vietnam War, he has...
  • Seymour Hersh

    11/01/2006 11:02:06 PM PST · by ApeStyle · 27 replies · 778+ views
    This guy needs to provide proof or STFU. I am sick of his insane garbage!
  • Dubious Distinction: Al-Qaeda Names Sy Hersh Its Favorite US Journalist

    09/04/2006 6:35:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 1,036+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 4, 2006 - 09:11 Talk about your Dubious Distinction Awards. In his recently-released videotape, Adam Gadahn, né Pearlman, a nice boy from California turned Al-Qaeda spokesman, names Sy Hersh as a “sympathetic” personality, along with British MP George Galloway and Brit journalist Robert Fisk. As per the Counterrorism Blog, Gadahn "asks . . . Hersh to 'reveal more' than what was published in a New Yorker article on the war." The New Yorker article in question was one of a series Hersh has written, critical of the Bush adminstration's Iraq policy. In a speech last year...
  • Al-Qaida's list of favorite, least favorite Westerners - Al-Qaida luvs Hersh Galloway Fisk

    09/04/2006 8:17:36 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 19 replies · 1,177+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 4, 2006 | WND
    Al-Qaida's list of favorite, least favorite Westerners Latest warning video from terror group names enemies, friends in U.S., Britain WASHINGTON – In the latest video from al-Qaida warning of an imminent terrorist attack on the U.S., five specific "Zionist crusader missionaries of hate" are named, while three Westerners, including one American, are actually praised for their efforts toward "peace." Those singled out as enemies of al-Qaida are Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Steven Emerson, Michael Scheuer and, of course, President Bush. The first three are WND contributors and outspoken media figures who warn about the growing threat of Islamo-fascism. Scheuer is...
  • Lebanon offers ominous warning

    08/18/2006 3:31:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies · 1,501+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 19, 2006 | Mark Coultan Herald Correspondent in New York
    ALTHOUGH it is not clear who won the battle of southern Lebanon, the conflict is unlikely to have advanced America's standing in the propaganda battle. Television pictures this week showed a banner over the rubble of a Lebanese building saying "Made in the USA". An article in The New Yorker by the award-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh alleges that the US was aware of, and approved, Israel's plans before the start of the war on July 12. The article has gained wide currency in the Middle East - not surprising, given the closeness of the US and its chief ally...
  • Israel: We did not plan war with US

    08/15/2006 2:44:59 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 22 replies · 651+ views
    Jerusaleum Post ^ | August 14, 2006 | Erika Ssynder
    Israel's bombing of Lebanon over the past month was not merely a response to the unprovoked attack by Hizbullah on July 12 but a planned operation coordinated ahead of time with the Bush administration - this, at least, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, in an article published in this week's The New Yorker magazine. Hersh wrote that Israeli officials "visited Washington separately to get a green light for the bombing," and that the IAF bombing offensive could "serve as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran's nuclear installations, some of which are also buried...
  • US involved in planning Israel operations -- The New Yorker (Seymour Hersh)

    08/13/2006 1:20:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 59 replies · 2,343+ views
    Excerpt - US involved in planning Israel operations -- The New Yorker Lebanon offensive prelude to strike on Iran NEW YORK -- The US government was closely involved in the planning of Israel's military operations against Islamic militant group Hezbollah even before the July 12 kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, “The New Yorker magazine reported in its latest issue. The kidnapping triggered a month-long Israeli operation in South Lebanon that is expected to come to an end on Monday. But Pulitzer Prize-winning US journalist Seymour Hersh writes that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were convinced that...
  • Pentagon sees Iran bombing as unsuccessful: report

    07/02/2006 11:49:05 AM PDT · by markedmannerf · 47 replies · 1,085+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Pentagon officers have told the Bush administration that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would probably fail to destroy that country's nuclear program, the New Yorker magazine reported on Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT The senior commanders also warned that any attack launched if diplomacy fails to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions could have "serious economic, political, and military consequences for the United States," the article said, citing unidentified U.S. military officials. "A crucial issue in the military's dissent, the officers said, is the fact that American and European intelligence agencies have not found specific evidence of clandestine activities...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Descent into anger and despair

    04/18/2006 4:51:46 PM PDT · by fuyb · 16 replies · 619+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 17, 2006 | James Carroll
    LAST WEEK, the rattling of sabers filled the air. Various published reports, most notably one from Seymour M. Hersh in The New Yorker, indicated that Washington is removing swords from scabbards and heightening the threat aimed at Iran, which refuses to suspend its nuclear project. It may be that such reports, based on alarming insider accounts of planning and military exercises, are themselves part of Washington's strategy of coercive diplomacy. But who can trust the Bush administration to play games of feint and intimidation without unleashing forces it cannot control, stumbling again into disastrous confrontation? An Iranian official dismissed the...
  • Urban myths on Iran

    04/11/2006 2:59:20 PM PDT · by qlangley · 9 replies · 250+ views ^ | 11 April 2006 | Quentin Langley
    A friend of a friend was driving late at night . . . no, this really happened . . . Stories that begin that way are called urban myths. The origins are very difficult to trace and the truth, if any, is very difficult to establish. Many of them are self-evidently absurd. This is now the quality of journalism in the New Yorker. Seymour Hersh - an American author of left-wing rants - has an article in the New Yorker claiming that the Bush administration is planning to attack Iran. The truth of his claims almost certainly depends how far...
  • An Imaginary Conversation with Seymour Hersh

    04/11/2006 7:21:17 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 454+ views
    The Morning Paper | 04/11/06 | vanity
    April Morning Reverie - or- An Imaginary Conversation with Seymour Hersh It's a beautiful April morning , and I'd like to sit out back and enjoy it: (at my age, you never know if you'll see another Spring) ; but I've got other things on my mind. I find myself engaging in an imaginary conversation with "investigative reporter", Seymour Hersh. Me: Good morning, Mr. Hersh . SH: (Expansively) Call me Sy. Everyone else does - and this IS an imaginary conversation. Me: That Iran article of yours in The New Yorker created quite a stir. SH: Which one ? The...
  • Bush's October surprise - it's coming

    04/10/2006 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Quilla · 60 replies · 4,019+ views
    Asia Times ^ | April 10, 2006 | Spengler
    One hears not an encouraging word about US President George W Bush these days, even from Republican loyalists. Yet I believe that Bush will stage the strongest political comeback of any US politician since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 in the midst of the American Civil War. Two years ago I wrote that Bush would win a second term as president but live to regret it. Iraq's internal collapse and the president's poll numbers bear my forecast out. But Bush's Republicans will triumph in next November's congressional elections for the same reason that Bush beat Democratic challenger John Kerry...

    04/10/2006 9:51:30 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 20 replies · 948+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/10/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    One of the top stories being covered throughout the globe is the allegation that the United States has stepped up secret planning for a possible airstrike on Iran. The source for this story is journalist Seymour Hersh. Hersh's story appearing in the April 17 issue of the New Yorker magazine claims that President George W. Bush and others in the White House increasingly see "regime change" in Tehran as the ultimate solution to the nuclear confrontation with Iran, according to the Chinese government-controlled news service. The White House believes that the only way to solve the standoff is "to change...
  • Report: Bush Considers Nuclear Strikes on Iran

    04/10/2006 4:56:49 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 41 replies · 1,507+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 4-8-06 | Carl Limbacher
    Report: Bush Considers Nuclear Strikes on Iran The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, according to a new report. Longtime investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, who claims to have high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts, said President Bush is said to be so alarmed by the threat of Iran's hard-line leader, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, that privately he refers to him as "the new Hitler." Hersh, who broke the story of the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, makes his new claims in The New Yorker magazine, according to the London Telegraph....
  • White House Official: Iran Story Short on Facts

    04/09/2006 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 932+ views ^ | 10 April 2006
    WASHINGTON — A magazine news story suggesting the Bush administration will go to war to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb is long on hype and short on facts, a senior administration official said Sunday. The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh claims in his report that the Bush administration is increasing clandestine activities inside Iran to create regime change and to plan a major air attack. According to the report, members of the Air Force are "drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to...
  • Admin. Downplays Military Planning on Iran (response to Sy Hersh article)

    04/09/2006 11:33:42 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 10 replies · 510+ views ^ | 4/8/2006 | Staff
    (excerpt)...Another official said to "consider the source" when it comes to The New Yorker's reporting. "This story is breathlessly over-reported and hyped without knowledge of facts or the president's thinking. The president himself has refused to rule any options out and said that diplomacy is our strategy, that Iran must never have a nuclear weapon." "Sy Hersh probably got some information that was looking at a deterrent strategy against nuclear terrorism, and in that deterrent strategy against nuclear terrorism they had to show how, if nuclear weapons went off in the United States, how we, in fact, would respond, and...

    04/09/2006 3:45:32 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 19 replies · 959+ views ^ | April 09, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    SY HERSH: BLOWING U.S. COVER By Michelle Malkin   ·   April 09, 2006 03:14 PM Seymour Hersh appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer today to share such pearls of wisdom as this: "Instead of talking about bombing, let's talk about talking." Hat tip to Allah Pundit, who writes: "Here's the man of the hour, defending his willingness to publicize info about clandestine ops and then preaching the virtues of empty diplomacy." Download and watch the video (.wmv file). Dr. Sanity says "nuts" to Hersh: The Iranian Circle Game Regime Change Iran has a weekend briefing. Joe Gandelman, in the pro-Hersh camp,...
  • Gunning for Iran

    04/09/2006 12:19:55 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 1,165+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | April 9, 2006 | Sarah Baxter
    It is seven o’clock in the morning eastern standard time when the news comes through to Americans at their breakfast tables. President George W Bush will shortly be addressing the nation live from the Oval Office. Moments later he is on air, announcing in a sombre drawl that Iran’s nuclear sites have been struck during the night by American bombers. “You can see the shape of the speech the president will give,” said Richard Perle, a leading American neo-conservative. “He will cite the Iranians’ past pattern of deception, their support for terrorism and the unacceptable menace the nation would present...
  • Bush 'is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites'

    04/08/2006 9:04:51 PM PDT · by dbostan · 136 replies · 2,611+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 4/8/06 | Philip Sherwell
    Bush 'is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites' By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 09/04/2006) The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, claims an investigative writer with high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts. President George W Bush is said to be so alarmed by the threat of Iran's hard-line leader, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, that privately he refers to him as "the new Hitler", says Seymour Hersh, who broke the story of the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad Mahmoud Ahmedinejad: 'The new Hitler' Some US military chiefs...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora “. . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . .” --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Seymour Hersh Interviews Zot Ritter

    10/30/2005 8:02:05 AM PST · by thinking4me · 60 replies · 1,587+ views ^ | October 26, 2005 | Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh (will the REAL conservatives now stand up?)
    ..transcript of an October 19 public conversation sponsored by The Nation Institute at the New York Ethical Culture Society The conversation was based on revelations in Ritter's new book, Iraq Confidential MR. HERSH: What I'm going to do is just ask Scott a series of questions. I've read his book a couple of times, So, Scott, to begin, before we even talk about how we got to where we are, my own personal view is we have two options in Iraq. Option A, we can get all our troops out by midnight tonight, and option B, we can get them...
  • Twelve Pair Visit Syriana:Matt Damon & George Clooney come back together for political thriller

    05/26/2004 6:51:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 633+ views
    FilmStew.comDaily ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Umbach
    Matt Damon and George Clooney come back together for political thriller Matt Damon and George Clooney, who are currently working together on Steven Soder-bergh's Ocean's Eleven sequel - Ocean's Twelve, will reteam for the Stephen Gaghan-helmed political thriller Syriana. In addition, Amanda Peet is in final negotiations to join the project. Set up at Warner Bros., Clooney and Soderbergh's studio-based Section Eight will produce the project with shooting slated to begin during the summer. Gaghan adapted the script, which is loosely based on the Robert Baer non-fiction novel See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the...