A highly respected journalist who has broken at least two major war scandals in his lifetime the liberal mainstream media went nuts over, has done it again. However, since his new report implicates the Obama administration, the mainstream media appears to be rather disinterested. The thing is, this scandal implicates a whole lot of people, including a Republican House Committee Chairman.
Seymour Hersh broke both the My Lai massacre story and Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Shoebat.com has done extensive analysis on his most recent work, which is very explosive and validates what we’ve been reporting for several months – the chemical weapons attack in Syria last August did not come from the Assad regime.
At issue is not so much who used sarin gas in the attack but who didn’t. Hersh’s research indicates very strongly that it was not the Assad regime and that the Defense Intelligence Agency knew this full well as people like Obama, Rogers and others were making the case against Assad. Here is what Hersh wrote about Al Nusra having access to sarin and an unwillingness of the Obama administration to acknowledge it:
The joint chiefs also knew that the Obama administration’s public claims that only the Syrian army had access to sarin were wrong. The American and British intelligence communities had been aware since the spring of 2013 that some rebel units in Syria were developing chemical weapons. On 20 June analysts for the US Defense Intelligence Agency issued a highly classified five-page ‘talking points’ briefing for the DIA’s deputy director, David Shedd, which stated that al-Nusra maintained a sarin production cell: its programme, the paper said, was ‘the most advanced sarin plot since al-Qaida’s pre-9/11 effort’… ‘Turkey and Saudi-based chemical facilitators,’ it said, ‘were attempting to obtain sarin precursors in bulk, tens of kilograms, likely for the anticipated large scale production effort in Syria.’ (Asked about the DIA paper, a spokesperson for the director of national intelligence said: ‘No such paper was ever requested or produced by intelligence community analysts.’)
That last part in bold is significant because in his interview with Democracy Now! (see below), Hersh actually admits to having access to the document the DIA spokesperson denied exists.
Another very important claim in that interview is that once Barack Obama makes a decision, the narrative that must be followed by anyone of consequence is one that supports that decision. One congressman in particular – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) – unequivocally did just that every step of the way. As the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rogers toed the Obama line at every turn, as Shoebat.com reported. Based on his own admission, Rogers claimed to have access to classified intelligence to back up the charge that the Assad regime was responsible. Yet, documents allegedly in Hersh’s possession debunk that claim.
If, as Hersh makes clear in the interview above, he has access to the report in question, it’s quite possible he has access to another – more damning – report he references in his article. It is a report that further implicates Rogers. Hersh talks of a ‘classified annex report’ that was part of a bi-partisan Senate Committee report released in January of this year. The ‘rat line’ Hersh refers to is the result of a secret weapons trafficking agreement between the U.S. and Turkey that was run out of Benghazi:
A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. 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 getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director who would soon resign when it became known he was having an affair with his biographer. (A spokesperson for Petraeus denied the operation ever took place.)
If the classified annex does exist, Petraeus would almost certainly deny it. Otherwise, the blood of four dead Americans would be on his hands.
If Hersh had access to the DIA report despite DIA denials of its existence, does he also have access to the classified annex to the Senate Committee report? If so, Mr. Hersh has several people in a box, including Rogers, who is one of eight members of Congress who would have received the classified annex.
Our reports on this subject have been dismissed and ignored by “intelligence experts”. The media has also ignored our research on Benghazi, Malik Obama, Huma Abedin, the Slaughterhouses in Syria and many other important stories that continue to be bolstered with time and additional evidence.