Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story On Bin Laden Killing & Responds To White House, Media Backlash

(Editor’s Note: Hmm, lemme see… Do I believe the journalist who broke such stories as the Mai Lai massacre and the US torture program at Abu Ghraib or the White House, the War Department and the mainstream media with a proven history of neglect and collaboration with government secret keepers. Gee, I just don’t know. What do you think? — Mark L. Taylor)

Democracy Now! (5/12/15)

Four years after U.S. forces assassinated Osama bin Laden, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has published an explosive piece claiming much of what the Obama administration said about the attack was wrong. Hersh claims at the time of the U.S. raid bin Laden had been held as a prisoner by Pakistani intelligence since 2006. Top Pakistani military leaders knew about the operation and provided key assistance. Contrary to U.S. claims that it located bin Laden by tracking his courier, a former Pakistani intelligence officer identified bin Laden’s whereabouts in return for the bulk of a $25 million U.S. bounty.

Questions are also raised about whether bin Laden was actually buried at sea, as the U.S. claimed. Hersh says instead the Navy SEALs threw parts of bin Laden’s body into the Hindu Kush mountains from their helicopter. The White House claims the piece is “riddled with inaccuracies.” Hersh joins us to lay out his findings and respond to criticism from government officials and media colleagues.

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