Emperor Barack Obama amassed no small amount of political capital over the 2011 commando raid in which Osama bin Laden was taken out but there were always inconsistencies. For example, the lack of a body that would corroborate the official account – the bad assed bogeyman’s bullet riddled corpse was said to have been dumped into the sea. It also defied common sense in that if bin Laden was found that it was a monumental squandering of a potential treasure trove of intelligence to have not simply abducted him and taken him into custody for interrogation.
The hit, carried out by the now famous SEAL Team Six provided Obama with the credentials of a man who was indeed tough on terror and was a feather in his cap that for many voters carried over into his 2012 reelection. The media gobbled it all up hook, line and sinker too and were essential in selling the White House version of what happened. But what if Obama’s entire narrative was constructed of bogus horseshit?
According to a new expose by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh, the Obama regime’s story was nothing more than a fairy tale. Conservative website World Net Daily is reporting today that “Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid”:
Did President Obama deceive Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden?
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh says so in a narrative published on Sunday.
The renowned author accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al-Qaida leader’s death.
“It’s been four years since a group of U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,” Hersh writes in an article on the London Review of Books. “The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election.”
Hersh argues Obama’s decision – he terms it “high-level lying” – to take credit for bin Laden’s death forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble to corroborate the president’s version of events.
“High-level lying … remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy,” Hersh wrote of the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policies, “along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.”
Hersh’s report accuses the Obama administration of embellishing the details of the raid itself and painting al Qaeda as a bigger threat than it actually was before bin Laden’s death.
“The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair,” write Hersh, “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 did not comment on Hersh’s claims.
Mr. Hersh has long been a critic of not only Obama but power in general and his piece, “The Killing of Osama bin Laden” clocks in at a whopping 10,356 words. He had previously ruffled feathers by writing that the Obama regime was involved in a covert scheme running guns and weapons from Libya to Syrian rebels (many who are now with ISIS) and that the Benghazi embassy attack that resulted in the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a result of this. The bin Laden termination always had a funny smell about it and really, only a fool would believe one damned thing that comes out of Obama’s mouth.
The White House has yet to comment but will likely soon send forth their squadrons of winged monkeys in their pet media to denounce Hersh as one of those dreaded “conspiracy theorists” for even daring to question the gospel of the state. If the Obama administration’s bin Laden story is indeed “embellished” then it could spell yet more trouble for Queen Hillary given that she was Barry’s Secretary of State at the time.