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Obama Lied About Syrian Sarin Gas Attack; "Cherry-Picked" Facts To Justify Military Action Against Assad


Seymour Hersh, at Trinity University, San Anto...
Seymour Hersh, at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Pulitzer Prize winning Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has authored an article in the London Review of Books, in which he makes the case that Obama (and his Secretary of State, John Kerry) lied to the American people about allegations that the Syrian Assad regime had used Sarin gas against its own people, in order to justify taking military action against the Syrian regime. Hersh made the assertions in an article titled "Whose Sarin?" According to 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 months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad..."


The Hersh allegations add gasoline to the fire of widespread and growing public perceptions about Obama and his administration's diminished credibility due to his having lied to Americans about what they should have expected from ObamaCare, including the failed roll-out of the ObamaCare web site weeks ago, and a host of scandals that continue to plague the White House: The failed "Fast and Furious" Gun Running scandal; Benghazi; the IRS targeting of the Tea Party and Conservatives; the NSA Spying scandal; the Department of Justice spying on the media; the killing of Seal Team Operatives in Afghanistan by the Taliban; etc.

Hersh writes:


"...In his nationally televised speech about Syria on 10 September, Obama laid the blame for the nerve gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta firmly on Assad’s government, and made it clear he was prepared to back up his earlier public warnings that any use of chemical weapons would cross a ‘red line’: ‘Assad’s government gassed to death over a thousand people,’ he said. ‘We know the Assad regime was responsible … And that is why, after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike.’ Obama was going to war to back up a public threat, but he was doing so without knowing for sure who did what in the early morning of 21 August..."


Hersh says in the article that "... In the months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad..." 

Hersh reports that Obama's actions were in question by military and intelligence leaders, writing that:


 "...in recent interviews with intelligence and military officers and consultants past and present, I found intense concern, and on occasion anger, over what was repeatedly seen as the deliberate manipulation of intelligence. One high-level intelligence officer, in an email to a colleague, called the administration’s assurances of Assad’s responsibility a ‘ruse’. The attack ‘was not the result of the current regime’, he wrote. 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. The distortion, he said, reminded him of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, when the Johnson administration reversed the sequence of National Security Agency intercepts to justify one of the early bombings of North Vietnam. The same official said there was immense frustration inside the military and intelligence bureaucracy: ‘The guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, 'How can we help this guy' – Obama – 'when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?'..."


Hersh concludes that:


"...The administration’s distortion of the facts surrounding the sarin attack raises an unavoidable question: do we have the whole story of Obama’s willingness to walk away from his ‘red line’ threat to bomb Syria? He had claimed to have an iron-clad case but suddenly agreed to take the issue to Congress, and later to accept Assad’s offer to relinquish his chemical weapons. It appears possible that at some point he was directly confronted with contradictory information: evidence strong enough to persuade him to cancel his attack plan, and take the criticism sure to come from Republicans..."


See Hersh article Here.


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Comment by Steven G. Elliott on December 12, 2013 at 8:40am

They are demonRATS, they never tell the truth.

Comment by Carri Rice on December 12, 2013 at 8:47am

This is something many SMART American knew.  The sheeple, out deliberate ignorance, didn't know.

Comment by John McClain on December 12, 2013 at 9:34am

If there is nothing else we do, the focus on enervating the "general population" to get educated, because while we see this taking place at an absolutely unprecedented rate, it truly is "the standard operating procedure" for the U.S. government since the time of our "dear Teddy", highly regarded for so many things done, but seldom noted as having done much, specifically assuming ownership of State Land for "the future" while the constitution states exactly what land may be bought, compensated for or appropriated for, and stating specifically "for no other reasons".

     The simple fact so many Americans appreciated the notion of permanent "National Parks" allowed this "taking" be done with only nominal protest, being those who simply protested the violation of constitution, and the utter failure to even consider getting a constitutional amendment carefully crafted such that would have easily passed through congress, and would have made his act lawful, but in failing to bother, established precedent for the every increasing "takings" now done with total impunity, and being far more than prairie land, mountains, and volcanic areas that were easily seen as a good final outcome, even without following the law.

      We have the whole of government being continually filled primarily with college graduates who have been indoctrinated with social aspects completely twisted from truth, and totally filled with lies.  They've been lectured on "science" which isn't at all, but propaganda, with the "social sciences" controlling budgets, tenure considerations, and most all college administrative issues.  This means pure hard science students may learn real science, but they have agenda imposed on them, and expected of them to support, even as they work diligently on real science issues which clearly and unequivocally deny every aspect of what they are expected to support.

      In the absence of professors with integrity, teaching personal integrity, "the professional integrity", and a social education side and life where personal integrity and honesty in life are absolute and demanded, it takes a strong personal standard, of sufficient power to stand in the face of almost all one's peers to get through school with any real personal integrity.

     One of the most important things we can do is continually press on the issue of the constant lying pursuit of the media, noting it is entirely antithetical to American Principle, we should demand absolute honesty in reporting, and we should be literally up in arms over the press being anything but abjectly truthful and honest.

      We need to raise up the anger and we need to be truly and highly offended by this deliberate lying, and call down our press as nothing but liars, so we can cause honest brokers to be able to successfully over-ride the "old guard", such as Dan Rather, who probably really believed that he had the real story, and convinced himself, that just because he couldn't find the papers that proved his allegations, didn't mean they were false.

      There was no journalistic excuse for such actions, however he is so far from his beginning, he has lost the value of integrity, and he is "an elder" and example, so with the professional educators defining why it was right to lie and obfuscate, if it achieved a goal, they have come to believe "situational ethics" are legitimate, rational, and long awaited, and needed.

       Most of those involved here know the truth is a fixed thing, principles can't be situational, and following the other path, which discards this knowledge, always leads astray, however there is always such strong reason to "bend just a little" being put up before our minds, and it is only by shoving it rudely back down, that we keep true.  Let us even be slightly delicate, less than emphatic in saying "no" and there is a crack for a wedge to enter.  This is the truth which is most easily abused and lied about; "surely you won't die just from a bite of the apple?".

Semper Fidelis, John McClain

Comment by william e grant on December 12, 2013 at 3:54pm

ALL I WANT TO HERE IS WHEN ARE WE GOING TO UNITE ( ALL THE TALK AND WORDS WILL NOT STOP THE ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY )

Comment by MinutemanCDC_SC on January 1, 2014 at 9:02am

I agree with william e grant. Talk is cheap, and to stop the destruction of America as we know her takes more than talk, i.e., power, and power applied, i.e., work accomplished.

John McClain wrote,

      In the absence of professors with integrity, teaching personal integrity, "the professional integrity", and a social education side and life where personal integrity and honesty in life are absolute and demanded, it takes a strong personal standard, of sufficient power to stand in the face of almost all one's peers to get through school with any real personal integrity.

Mr. McClain, such "go along to get along" professors attempt to communicate/indoctrinate "behavior for success," which in turn means more alumni donations => more endowment => more tenured chairs => more personal security and money for professors. 

"Personal integrity," a.k.a. unbending Christian upbringing, convictions, and scruples, is considered "failure prone conduct."  Employers and the business world often view "personal integrity" as the cardinal sin of "non-compliance": stubborn hard-headedness, unwillingness to be a team player, thinking of self as right and others as wrong, old-fashioned or old school, having a value system at odds with the growth and profit motives of the organization, religious intransigence, or (add your own experience with the god of this world).  The appearance of personal integrity, however, is very valuable to the organization, even essential to its continued operation.

Just removing the professors of compliance will not rehabilitate the world system.

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