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December 9, 2013

The Obama Drama. Act 78

Seymour Hersh’s expose in the London Review of Books, which the Washington Post allegedly refused to publish accuses Barack Obama of lying about the Syrian chemical weapons attack which nearly triggered a US attack on Assad. Hersh makes two key assertions:
First, Obama retroactively cooked up the narrative that the Assad regime was responsible for the infamous sarin attack on civilians in Eastern Ghouta. Second, that the rebel al-Nusra Front, a jihadi faction of the rebel alliance, might plausibly have been the real culprits.
Obama altered the sequence of what he knew and when he knew it, making it appear as if he was following an unfolding atrocity instead of reconstructing it from hindsight, in order to add to the drama.... If the past is any guide, Hersh’s accusations will be overtaken by whatever new scandal is waiting in the wings. The president seems to have an endless supply of them. -- Belmont Club

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 9, 2013 7:59 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The main problem is which one is the ultimate liar? Neither has a reputation for veracity in recent times.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 9, 2013 6:03 PM

Yeah its hard to trust Hersch, he's built a career out of at best massaging the truth.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 9, 2013 6:54 PM

Should be easy enough to figure out. If Hersh gets a visit from the IRS/DHS goons we'll know he's on to something. If not, well...

Posted by: Will at December 10, 2013 1:24 PM

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