[A-List] Seymour Hersh: "The US death unit killed Bhutto on Cheney orders"
the.buffalo.in.the.midst at gmail.com
Tue May 19 12:36:02 MDT 2009
Here's what I posted at Tom Ricks (ex-wapo, now FP blogger) site:
Hmmmn, dawn redacted that story under pressure.
Must check the Wayback machine @ IA after a day or so
‘Vice President Cheney does not have a death squad.
I have no idea who killed Mr Hariri or Ms Bhutto."
REALLY! Raw Story Reposted a Newsweek article from June 2006:
"Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, West Point '76, is not someone the Army
likes to talk about. He isn't even listed in the directory at Fort
Bragg, N.C., his home base. That's not because McChrystal has done
anything wrong—quite the contrary, he's one of the Army's rising
stars—but because he runs the most secretive force in the U.S.
military. That is the Joint Special Operations Command, the
snake-eating, slit-their-throats "black ops" guys who captured Saddam
Hussein and targeted Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi.
JSOC is part of what Vice President Dick Cheney was referring to when
he said America would have to "work the dark side" after 9/11. To many
critics, the veep's remark back in 2001 fostered his rep as the Darth
Vader of the war on terror and presaged bad things to come, like the
interrogation abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay. But America
also has its share of Jedi Knights who are fighting in what Cheney
calls "the shadows." And McChrystal, an affable but tough Army Ranger,
and the Delta Force and other elite teams he commands are among them.
So Hersh lies, or should I say 'disinforms'.
... Cheney DID have a JSOC group directly attached to his office.
Hersh is playing it fast and loose, and transparent as thin potato
So Seymour Hersh denies it, a man TOTALLY dependent on, and hoping
that his pentagon/state department sources remain intact... Perhaps
they will. Now.
...and for what it's worth, and to clarify Tom, you're a blogger, and
DAWN IS a MAIN NEWS SOURCE FOR PAKISTAN.
Methinks they're more reliable than the Pentagon's PR plant at the
NYTimes, Judith Miller, ever was.
Meanwhile most of YOUR sources have US connections, and perhaps SOME
overseas sources that aren't related to American interests and
American supported governments, but essentially you're as hamstrung by
your sources skewed westward as Mr. Hersh.
So do you think Dawn's also lying about what their president claims?
Pakistan's president Zardari claimed Osama bin Laden was a "Washington
operative"... he claims Pakistan turned UBL over around 1989 (UBL
worked for US @ the time).... that Pakistani forces had arrested bin
Laden and handed him over to US forces who then lost him.
On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 7:19 AM, peripatetic <barmy_basket at yahoo.es> wrote:
> Update: Hersh told RAW STORY Investigative News Editor Larisa Alexandrovna
> that he made no such statements
> Hersch or not, all of that story (included the Hariri assassination) sounds
> more than plausible to me.
> MARGARET WYLES wrote:
>>> The US death unit killed Bhutto because she had told Al-Jazeera TV about
>>> the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, Hersh said.
>> I saw the interview with David Frost where she outed this information.
>> What was stunning is that he had no reaction to this explosive
>> revelation, leading me to conclude that he was already aware of it and
>> under orders not to discuss the topic. If David Frost knew, Obama
>> surely knew, yet he kept the boogie man alive throughout his campaign.
>> Curious, though not surprising, that Hersh's remarks should not find
>> their way into any mainstream publications.
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