Posts Tagged ‘Seymour Hersh’

Last week, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief discussed the video footage of the Garani Massacre committed by the Obama Administration in May 2009, the U.S. government hunting him down, the ‘rendition’ of alleged leak-source PFC Bradley Manning, the effects of Collateral Murder leading to more leaks, renditions from Somalia to Kenya and Ethiopia, and the recently leaked Afghanistan War Logs with Scott Horton at AntiWar Radio (14:46):

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The U.S. and Israeli presidents publicly affirmed their ‘special, unbreakable bond’ and sought to justify Israel’s nuclear proliferation, Patty Culhane reported today at Al Jazeera English (2:41):

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The Agency reportedly bounced around the idea of making a fake video depicting the deposed Iraqi president having sex with a young boy and circulating it around Iraq. The Agency also made a tape depicting Osama bin Laden and others drinking alcohol around a campfire that was not circulated.

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U.S.-backed Jundallah leader tells Press TV U.S. and Israeli agents hired the group to carry out a hitlist.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Mere posturing or testing the propaganda waters for consent to strike?

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Former C.I.A. analyst Ray McGovern’s article at AntiWar.com sums the strongly reported ties between the U.S. government and Jundallah, a Balochi separatist group dubbed as a terrorist organiztation, in light of the Iranian government’s arrest of its leader.

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As more damning evidence of the U.S. government’s guidance of Jundallah surfaces, the Pentagon brushes it off as any American of the political class would: don’t look at the evidence, silly, look at the silly brownish people you already don’t like.

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The options on the table before the Obama Administration War Cabinet all involved escalating the occupation by as many as 80,000 troops. The president wants other options as he continues dithering.

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Seymour Hersh’s most recent article features a sick peek into the mind of a relatively honest president and explores the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

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Jundallah has claimed responsibility for attacking a “unity gathering between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders”. The rising death toll was last reported at 49.

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Anne Applebaum makes the case for a U.S. taxpayer-funded “human rights campaign that battles Iran from within”.

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Brian Ross for ABC News in 2007 and Seymour Hersh for The New Yorker in 2008 reported the Bush Administration’s Presidential Finding enacting a C.I.A. plan to use propaganda to push regime change in Iran. Democrats in Congress backed the $400 million dollar appropriation. The July ’08 article by Mr. Hersh quotes a member of the House Appropriations Committee: “[I]t will take another year before we get the intelligence activities under control…. We control the money and they can’t do anything without the money. Money is what it’s all about. But I’m very leery of this Administration.” (more…)

al Jazeera’s Marwan Bashira’s analysis with a panel including Tariq Ali and Sy Hersh on the Iraq War into the expanding Af-Pak War and the increasing amount of blood on Pres. Obama’s hands. (more…)

Two legendary journalists of the antiwar movement speak at Georgetown University – March ’09. (more…)