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  • The Covert Origins of ISIS

    02/22/2015 6:22:46 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 48 replies
    SCGNEWS ^ | UPDATED 2.11.14
    The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is to wipe out anyone and everyone, from any religion or belief system and to impose Shari'ah law. The mass executions, beheadings and even crucifixions that they are committing as they work towards this goal are flaunted like badges of pride, video taped and uploaded for the whole world to see. This is the new face of evil. Would it interest you to know...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • The Red Line and the Rat Line (Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels)

    04/13/2014 1:03:03 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 3 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 17 April 2014 | Seymour M. Hersh
    In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons.​* Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad’s...
  • 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.
  • Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, ‘cherry-picked’ intelligence: report

    12/09/2013 8:43:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 12/9/13 | Guy Taylor
    The Obama administration quashed intelligence reports that suggested an al Qaeda-linked group could have been responsible for the sarin gas attack carried out in Syria last August, according to a news report published in London on Sunday. In threatening a U.S. military strike on Syria during the weeks that followed after the Aug. 21 chemical attack, President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry cited “definitive” evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad had been responsible for the incident. What they kept secret, according to an article by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, was the belief of U.S. spy...
  • Seymour Hersh Alleges Obama Administration Lied on Syria Gas Attack

    12/08/2013 4:52:03 PM PST · by DemforBush · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/8/13 | Adrian Lee
    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...
  • 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.
  • (Ron) Paul: No such thing as an independent Israel (Iran's State TV- Press TV Interview)

    08/26/2011 10:10:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 165 replies
    Iran's Press TV ^ | 12/2008 | Jihan Hafiz
    Ron Paul, House representative of the 14th district of Texas, believes that US foreign policy must be reformed to avoid conflicts around the world. The interview was conducted outside the Foreign Relations Committee. Press TV: What is your opinion on the idea of the US blocking Iran's oil exports and preventing its gasoline imports from reaching the country (based on H. Con. Res. 362 previously sought by US congressmen)? Paul: I think it is an outrage I think it is a blockade. It is the use of force to stop the inflow of petroleum products and people and goods,...
  • 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...

    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...
  • 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...
  • Lefties let loose at Public Citizen tribute to Phil Donahue: Love him, hate (almost) everybody else

    07/26/2010 7:30:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo 'blogs ^ | July 19, 2010 | The Reliable Source
    Get a bunch of lefties together, mix liberally with wine, and the bombs start exploding. Public Citizen, the consumer group founded by Ralph Nader, gave its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Phil Donahue on Thursday night at the National Press Club. There were plenty of tributes for the talk show host, but it was impossible for the room full of pumped-up progressives to get through the evening without finding plenty of people to criticize -- including Barack Obama. "We have a president that many of us, particularly here on the left, we really want to cheer," investigative journalist Seymour Hersh...
  • 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." ***...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In (Obama planning to put US at risk)

    11/11/2008 3:56:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 46 replies · 616+ views
    abc ^ | 11/11/2008 | RYAN SINGEL
    When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won't just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush's warrantless domestic wiretapping. Since The New York Times first revealed in 2005 that the NSA was eavesdropping on citizens' overseas phone calls and e-mail, few additional details about the massive "Terrorist Surveillance Program" have emerged. That's because the Bush administration has stonewalled, misled and denied documents to Congress, and subpoenaed the phone records of the investigative reporters.
  • Cheney Weighs Fratricide To Sell War On Iran

    08/03/2008 7:35:39 AM PDT · by Fennie · 40 replies · 272+ views
    Press TV ^ | August 2, 2008
    Prominent journalist Seymour Hersh exposes details of a plan considered by US Vice President Dick Cheney on how to provoke war with Iran. "There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war [with Iran]," Hersh said recently in reference to the subject of discussion at a meeting held at Cheney's office. In a July article published in the New Yorker, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist revealed information about covert US operations carried out in Iran. He did not disclose the content of the talks with Cheney in his article. In a recent interview with Think Progress, however,...
  • The Imaginative Analysis of Seymour Hersh

    07/06/2008 2:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July/August 2008 Issue | Max Boot
    Reading a Seymour Hersh article is a bit like panning for gold: You have to dig through a lot of dirt to find any nuggets of possible value. Relying almost exclusively on vaguely described anonymous sources, he makes sweeping claims about top-secret operations that can only be known to a small number of people inside the government with access to the relevant “sensitive compartmented information” and “special access programs,” and they aren’t allowed to comment one way or the other. And his “reporting” is always colored by a sixties-leftist, anti-American, conspiratorial worldview. In his latest New Yorker article, “Preparing the...
  • George W Bush 'Raised $400 Million For Action Against Iran'

    06/29/2008 6:34:21 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 118+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-30-2008 | Toby Harnden
    George W Bush 'raised $400 million for action against Iran' By Toby Harnden in Washington Last Updated: 12:28AM BST 30/06/2008 The White House has been reported to have secretly stepped up covert operations inside Iran with the aim of destablising its leadership. President George W Bush requested and received funding of $400 million (£200 million) for the plan after he made a secret appeal to Congressional leaders last year. The money is likely to be used for operations carried out by the CIA and other intelligence agencies, according to the New Yorker magazine. The appeal for funds "was focused on...
  • Report: U.S. 'preparing the battlefield' in Iran

    06/29/2008 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies · 177+ views
    CNN ^ | 06.29.08
    The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday.
  • 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...
  • US weighs possible strikes on Iran's military: report

    09/30/2007 5:54:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 92+ views
    AFP.Google ^ | 09.30.07 | staff
    The US administration has shifted strategy and is drawing up plans for possible air strikes against Iran's Revolutionary Guard instead of the country's nuclear sites, the New Yorker magazine reported on Sunday. President George W. Bush has requested the Joint Chiefs of Staff revise plans for a possible attack on Iran, with the focus on "surgical" raids against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps which Washington accuses of targeting US forces in Iraq, the magazine wrote.
  • 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...
  • Pentagon is "Drawing Up Plan to Bomb Iran"

    04/08/2007 8:29:01 AM PDT · by Fennie · 66 replies · 1,845+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | February 27, 2007 | Laura Clout
    The Pentagon is drawing up a contingency plan to bomb Iran that could be implemented within 24 hours. George W. Bush has ordered a special planning group, established in the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to create a bombing strategy which could be set in motion immediately upon his orders. Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist, wrote in the New Yorker that the planning group has also been asked to identify targets in Iran that may be involved in supplying or aiding militants in Iraq. Mr Hersh cites a former senior intelligence official who says the current contingency plans...
  • Seymour Hersh Discusses American Military Strategy on Iranian Radio

    03/27/2007 7:16:17 AM PDT · by txradioguy · 42 replies · 1,442+ views ^ | 27 March 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Seymour Hersh of “The New Yorker” has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq for many years. This certainly should come as no surprise to folks familiar with his name, his work, and his style of dangerously activist journalism. On March 11, Hersh added a new wrinkle to his résumé by not only doing a radio interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, but also actually discussing what he believes is the American military strategy towards Iran including what he called "an intensive planning for an air strike" and "some sort of on...
  • 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...
  • US has arrested more than 500 Iranians in Iraq, pursued others into Iran

    03/03/2007 10:04:41 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 33 replies · 1,840+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | March 4, 2007 | Sherwood Ross
    The Cold War between the US and Iran is heating up. US military and special-operations teams "have escalated their activities in Iran to gather intelligence" and reportedly "have also crossed the border in pursuit of Iranian operatives from Iraq," according to investigative reporter Seymour Hersh in an article in the March 5 issue of The New Yorker magazine. Hersh quotes a former senior intelligence aide stating: "The word went out last August for the military to snatch as many Iranians in Iraq as they can. They had 500 locked up at one time. We're working these guys and getting information...
  • 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...
  • CIA analysis finds NO IRANIAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS DRIVE: report (Another classified leak)

    11/19/2006 2:41:41 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 103 replies · 2,810+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/19/06
    CIA analysis finds no Iranian nuclear weapons drive: report Sat Nov 18, 11:18 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - A classifed draft CIA assessment has found no firm evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, as alleged by the White House, a top US investigative reporter has said. Seymour Hersh, writing in an article for the November 27 issue of the magazine The New Yorker released in advance, reported on whether the administration of Republican President George W. Bush was more, or less, inclined to attack Iran after Democrats won control of Congress last week. A month...
  • Seymour Hersh's Other Reality

    11/03/2006 10:33:35 AM PST · by shoptalk · 12 replies · 724+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 3rd, 2006 | Ray Robison
    Seymour Hersh reportedly has claimed at a recent speaking event in Montreal that, “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation,” he said. “It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” To make his point he, tells of an incident regarding US forces under an IED attack, a common accordance in Iraq. Only this time according to Hersh, the soldiers got out of the vehicles and started mowing down innocents on...
  • 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.
  • Seymour Hersh speaks out...

    11/02/2006 8:58:38 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 47 replies · 1,628+ views
    Fox News | 11/2/06 | Seymour Hersh
    Breaking on Fox....Seymore Hirsch speaking out....says he has personally seen footage of our military purposefully targeting and killing civilians playing soccer in Iraq.
  • “There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq

    11/02/2006 6:38:43 AM PST · by Greystoke · 63 replies · 2,303+ views
    The McGill Daily ^ | October 30th, 2006 | Martin Lukacs
    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 broken news about the secret U.S. bombing of Cambodia, covert C.I.A. attempts to overthrow Chilean president Salvador Allende, and, more recently, the first details about American soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. During his hour-and-a-half lecture – part of the launch...
  • 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...
  • There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq; ~ Sy Hersh

    11/01/2006 2:48:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 135 replies · 3,641+ views
    The McGill Daily ^ | Monday, October 30th, 2006 | Martin Lukacs
    Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh slams Bush at McGill address By Martin LukacsThe McGill Daily Speaking to launch McGill’s interdisciplinary media studies program last Wednesday, Hersh said he had seen video footage of atrocities in Iraq.Jennifer Bartoli / The McGill Daily “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...
  • Stock Advisor with prior knowledge of 9-11's press release "don't exploit our fellow Americans"

    05/24/2002 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Registered · 37 replies · 2,948+ views
    Googled ^ | 09-12-01 | Tony
    To read entire article click text: In a court hearing in San Diego, Kenneth Breen, an assistant United States attorney, said the adviser, Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, tried to sell $300,000 in stock on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and told his broker that the stock market would soon plunge. "Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had preknowledge of Sept. 11, and rather than report it he attempted to profit from it," Mr. Breen said. So, what did Mr. Elgindy, who was trying to sell $300k in stock, tell the financial world the day after 9-11?  Read it for yourself! Immediate release
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bush 'helped Israeli attack on Lebanon'

    08/13/2006 6:23:28 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 08/14/06 | Dan Glaister
    The US government was closely involved in planning the Israeli campaign in Lebanon, even before Hizbullah seized two Israeli soldiers in a cross border raids in July. American and Israeli officials met in the spring, discussing plans on how to tackle Hizbullah, according to a report published yesterday. The veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh writes in the current issue of the New Yorker magazine that Israeli government officials travelled to the US in May to share plans for attacking Hizbullah. Quoting a US government consultant, Hersh said: "Earlier this summer ... several Israeli officials visited Washington, separately, 'to get a...
  • US helped plan offensive, says New Yorker magazine

    08/13/2006 10:31:57 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 526+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 14 2006 | Abraham Rabinovich
    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 southern Lebanon that is expected to come to an end today. But Pulitzer Prize-winning US journalist Seymour Hersh writes that US President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced that a successful Israeli bombing campaign against Hezbollah could ease Israel's security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential US pre-emptive...
  • 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...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)

    06/30/2006 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 41 replies · 1,115+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/30/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush was wrong on all the issues McCain is right onThe Supreme's smack down the Bushies (who cares if it endangers the country, it's NEWS!!!) Topics: Hamdan, Immigration, and Iraq Guests Senator John McCain, Republican - Arizona He's BAAAAACKMcCain's back and Georgie's got himIt's such a tragedy that President Bush didn't listen to Saint...
  • 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...
  • Bush critics alarmed over reports of possible strike on Iran

    04/10/2006 7:13:31 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 18 replies · 876+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/10/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Critics of the George W. Bush administration expressed alarm about explosive new reports that the president is mulling military options to knock out Iran's nuclear program. Retired General Anthony Zinni, the former head of US Central Command, told US television Sunday that he had no detailed knowledge of the alleged military plans, but he suggested a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear program would be extremely risky. "Any military plan involving Iran is going to be very difficult. We should not fool ourselves to think it will just be a strike and then it will be over," said...
  • Katie Frets Iran Attack Bad "PR" - While Worrying Over Lack of Means to Do It

    04/10/2006 5:21:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,156+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein April 10, 2006 Reminds me of the old joke: "The food at that restaurant is absolutely terrible." "Yeah. And the portions are so small!" This morning's 'Today' generally offered criticism of a potential attack on Iran designed to disable its nuclear program, but at the same time complained we didn't have the means to carry out such a strike. UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was shown stating that the idea of a [tactical] nuclear strike on Iran "is completely nuts." NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported the skepticism of military experts who say "air strikes could slow Iran's...

    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,...