The Killing of Osama bin Laden

11 May 2015

Seymour M. 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: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said.

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Posted in america, terrorism

5 Responses to The Killing of Osama bin Laden

  1. May 12, 2015 at 1:46 am
    manuelbuencamino

    Seymour Hersh is a credible investigative reporter.

    • May 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      haha i love it, gabbyd!

  2. May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    The media’s reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful http://www.cjr.org/analysis/seymour_hersh_osama_bin_laden.php

  3. May 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm
    manuelbuencamino

    On CJR: I share its opinion : When you cannot debunk or deny a story then kill the messenger. That’s rule number one in the US national security establishment.

    On the interview with Hersh: He held up very well under the asshole interviewer who was looking for a gotcha moment. :-)

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