Shock News : Obama Lied About Syria

But 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?”’

Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin? · LRB 8 December 2013

h/t to R. de Haan

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4 Responses to Shock News : Obama Lied About Syria

  1. When you lie to cover up lies, the truth never avails itself to your audience

  2. Shazaam says:

    The liar-in-chief sets quite the example for the tax parasites employed by government at all levels. In any organization, the minions follow the example of those at the top….

    Here’s a link to one gentleman’s list of el presidente’s “accomplishments” (lies to the taxpayers):

    And the morons at Mordor-on-the-Potomac wonder why the tax-payers no longer believe them??

  3. Kent Clizbe says:

    First, executive initiation of war against Iran/Syria/Hizballah would appear to be so “out of character” for Obama that a percentage of neo-conservatives would believe that Obama had seen the light, and was now on their side,. They could throw their support behind him, at least in the hot flash of war fever in the few weeks before the election.

    A war-time president has much greater powers, domestically and internationally, than a peace-time president. And Obama’s clique has not been shy about using any power–legally or illegally.

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