“We knew there were some in the Turkish government,” Hersh quoted a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, as saying. The American official believed “they could get [Syrian President Bashar al-]Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.”Sounds rather extraordinary! Where is 60 Minutes? MSNBC?
They are all pulling a Simon and Garfunkel. But not everyone is silent. A Turk journalist asked the State Dept spokeswoman about Hersh's allegation today, which she airily brushed aside..
Did you see how she professionally smiled while dismissing the crack about the red line? State has opted for a non-confrontational female happy face media strategy these days. You almost expect them to serve warm cookies at these briefings. As to Hersh, maybe some of his fellow reporters think he's gone over the edge, which is why none of them followed up. Who knows. Or maybe they just consider him a useful idiot, loony now but available for ressurrection one day as the esteemed Pulitzer winning investigative journalist if he lives long enough to see a potential Republican elected in 2016.
Speaking of the White House, they were asked about Hersh's column, which they replied it was erroneous because it didn't line up with their earlier consensus and it came from anonymous sources. Obviously not the anonymous sources they like to use.
Oh, and one more thing. Hersh also has an opinion on Benghazi:
The veteran journalist also suggested the attack on a U.S. consulate and CIA mission in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, which killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya, is linked to the infighting over Syria.
He suggested the CIA organized the shipment of weapons stockpiles from Benghazi to the Syrian opposition. Citing a “highly classified annex” of a report by the Senate committee that investigated the Benghazi attack, he said the document referred to “a secret agreement” reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations.
“By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for bringing arms from Gadhafi’s arsenals into Syria,” reportedly read the document.No wonder the left wants nothing to do with this 'bombshell'.
Walid Shoebat has been saying some of this same stuff for awhile, but of course he's not a respected, award-winning investigative reporter. And if you read to the end of the link you'll find some interesting tidbits on Congressman Rogers, who leads this so-called investigation into Benghazi. He's retiring from Congress at years end, so it's tempting to think that any Benghazi black operations were well-known before the crap hit the fan, and by members on both sides.
So maybe the Dems are right--maybe this is just dog and pony political theater, but not to hammer Hillary, but to protect crony future job opportunities. One might think the left-leaning media would take a shine to such a story, well, other than the Iran-Contra type allegations regarding Obama. Good thing they nabbed the filmmaker.