This week, vital details of the alleged Osama Bin Laden raid have come under question, after mainstream journalist Seymour M. Hersh published a report questioning whether or not the official story was true.
However, many activists are concerned that this report is yet another distraction to cover-up the fact that Bin Laden was dead for many years before the 2011 raid in Pakistan. So is this another attempt to expose a false truth to try and convince the public that the lie is “true” but with some discrepancies?
In the report, Hersh writes that:
“The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account.”
“The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would Bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations?”
Hersh goes on to discuss how Bin Laden was captured in 2006 and used as a bargaining chip behind the scenes for a number of years. However, until now the alternative narrative has been that Bin Laden died of Kidney failure a few years after 9/11.
Whatever happened in the life of Bin Laden is still a mystery, but either way, the official story is beginning to come unglued.
When asked about his sources on CNN Hersh said that, “The story says clearly that I was able to vet and verify information with others in the community. It’s very tough for guys still inside to get quoted extensively.”
What’s your view on the Bin Laden raid? Did it happen or did he die long before the 2011 raid?
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.