THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

Syria and Mission Creep, Obama, War, Bin Ladem

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on April 27, 2016

THE ABSURD TIMES

Too Much BS in the World

By

Papa Yaga

Illustration: Osama – buried at Sea?

This is a transcript of the interview Amy Goodman did this week with Seymour Hersch. He is a very worthwhile journalist and exposes many things that we knew but could not prove. Some are a bit strange, but then we have given a whole new meaning to “strange” this Century and it looks as if this will continue, only accelerate.

This link has been retweeted greatly on Twitter, reliked to an amazing degree on Facebook, and generally made the rounds. However, I promised to make the transcript available here as well and so here it is.

There is only one thing I find even more strange. Remember there was no sign of Bin Laden’s dialysis machine where he was supposedly captured and then “buried at seas with full Islamic funeral” stuff, ya da da da. This after carrying the machine over the mountains of Afghanistan for years, if you will remember. Now Hersch has him in Saudi Arabia, or so it seems. Everything seems to go well until the end when he suddenly seems to forget who said what to him when, or doesn’t want to say, and so on. Amy said they would continue off the air, but I have yet to find that clarification If I do, I’ll send it around.

President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the U.S. presence in the country. This comes just days after the Obama administration announced 217 more troops would be sent to Iraq to help in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. As the U.S. expands its presence in Iraq and Syria, we speak with the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who has just published a new book titled "The Killing of Osama bin Laden." In the introduction, Hersh writes: "It’s now evident, fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, that Obama’s foreign policy has maintained many of the core elements of the Global War on Terror initiated by his predecessor—assassinations, drone attacks, heavy reliance on special forces, covert operations and, in the case of Afghanistan, the continued use of American ground forces in combat. And, as in the years of Bush and Cheney, there has been no progress, let alone victory, in the fight against terrorism."

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