There are many revealing bits of information in Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s new article, which covers the Obama regime’s lies about its campaign to assassinate bin Laden (some of the lies led to the deaths of innocent people, as Hersh documents).
One revelation particularly worth highlighting comes from Hersh’s source, a retired senior US intelligence official, who explains that “American and Pakistani military and intelligence services have worked together closely for decades”, but “both services often find it useful to engage in public feuds ‘to cover their asses’”.
One benefit to faking disputes between US and Pakistani governments would be to make it appear to the Pakistani public, which is overwhelmingly opposed to US bombing (as are virtually all countries surveyed), that it is not being dictated to by its government regarding approval of US attacks. So, while approving violent US attacks in private (see al Jazeera: “Documents reveal Pakistan approved US drone strikes”), Pakistan and the US can fake “public feuds” to make it appear that the government is being at least somewhat democratic, when of course it is not.
That the US and its collaborators stage fake public feuds demonstrates once again that until specific documents or leaks come out, we really have no idea what games the serial killers in our government (which governs without our consent) are currently playing.
Independent research is required, period.
As Hersh says in his piece: “High-level lying … remains the modus operandi of US policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.”
Author and his UK-based colleague @_DirtyTruths.