Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies
By Paul Craig Roberts
May 28, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - My distrust has deepened of Seymour
Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden
by operating illegally inside a sovereign country.
That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such
a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order to
substantiate the Obama regime’s claim to have killed a person who had been dead
for a decade.
Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to
them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for
the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington
kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story? Why does the true
story have to come out years later from anonymous sources leaked to Hersh?
I can tell you for a fact that if SEALs had encountered bin
Laden in Abbottabad, they would have used stun grenades and tear gas to take him
alive. Bin Laden would have been paraded before the media, and a jubilant White
House would have had a much photographed celebration pinning medals on the SEALs
who captured him.
Instead, we have a murder without a body, which under law
classifies as no murder, and a story that was changed several times by the White
House itself within 48 hours of the alleged raid and has now been rewritten
again by disinformation planted on Hersh.
Perhaps the release of book titles allegedly found in bin
Laden’s alleged residence in Abbottabad is part of the explanation. Who can
imagine the “terror mastermind” sitting around reading what the presstitute
London Telegraph calls bin Laden’s library of conspiracy theories about 9/11 and
Washington’s foreign and economic policies?
Keep in mind that the government’s claim that these books were
in bin Laden’s Abbottabad library comes from the same government that told you
Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, that Assad used chemical
weapons, that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, and that Russia invaded
Ukraine. There is no evidence whatsoever that bin Laden had these books, just as
there is no evidence for any claim made by Washington. In the absence of
evidence, Washington’s position amounts to this: “It is true if we say so.”
I would wager that the Hersh story was planted in order to gin
up renewed interest in the bin Laden saga, which could then be used to discredit
Washington’s critics. Notice that the authors in bin Laden’s alleged library are
those careful and knowledgeable people who have severely whipped Washington with
the truth. The whip wielders are Noam Chomsky, David Ray Griffin, Michel
Chossudovsky, Greg Palast, Michael Scheuer, William Blum. You get the picture.
You mustn’t believe these truth-tellers, because bin Laden approved of them and
had their books in his library. By extension, will these truth-tellers be
accused of aiding and abetting terrorism?
Obama claims to have settled the score in mafia godfather
fashion with bin Laden for 9/11. But there is no body and not even a consistent
story about what happened to the body. The sailors aboard the ship from which
the White House reported bin Laden was given a burial at sea report no such
burial took place. The SEAL unit that allegedly supplied the team that killed an
unarmed and undefended bin Laden was mysteriously wiped out in a helicopter
crash. It turns out that the SEALs were flown into combat against the Taliban in
an antique, half-century-old 1960s vintage helicopter. Parents of the dead SEALs
are demanding to have unanswered questions answered, a story that the
presstitute media has conveniently dropped for Washington’s convenience.
Other than 9/11 itself, never has such a major event as bin
Laden’s killing had such an enormous number of contradictory official and
quasi-official explanations, unanswered questions and evasions. And the vast
number of evasions and contradictions arouse no interest from the Western media
or from the somnolent and insouciant American public.
Now it turns out that Washington has “lost” the bin Laden
“death files,” thus protecting in perpetuity the fabricated story of bin Laden’s
Here is Tom Hartman’s interview with David Ray Griffin: Is bin
Laden dead or alive:
Here is Philip Kraske’s OpEdNews article on Steve Kroft’s
orchestrated “60 Minutes” interview with Obama on the killing of Osama bin
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He
was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators
Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have
attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are
The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic
Dissolution of the West and
How America Was Lost.