Saturday, Aug 2, 2008
UPDATE - 12.55pm CST - MSNBC's Keith Olbermann covered the story on Thursday by naming Dick Cheney in his "worst person" segment. See the transcript here.
The mainstream American corporate press has once again proven itself to be no better than the state controlled media in places like Communist China or Zimbabwe, by steadfastly refusing to print even a mention of the huge story concerning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh's recent comments that the vice president wanted to carry out a false flag operation to provoke a war with Iran.
As we reported Thursday, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh revealed how the neocons convened around Dick Cheney and brainstormed ways to kick off World War IV.
"There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war," Hersh explained. "The one that interested me the most was why don't we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up."
Given that only a few weeks ago Hersh's exclusive story concerning the vamping up of covert U.S. military activity inside Iran made headlines everywhere, in every major publication and outlet, it begs the question where are they now for an even bigger story?
The Financial Times even carries a story today about how Hersh is "The Last Great American Reporter", yet the lengthy piece contains no mention of his latest revelations.
Furthermore, Hersh himself is not a wholly innocent party in the media blackout on this, given that he has admitted to having more details of similar incidents and meetings that have been leaked to him by White House insiders, and has opted to keep them out of print.
The corporate media has once again proven that it is loathe to divulge the key information that Cheney and many other Neo-Cons are in effect not just yearning for, but openly calling for more terror and more war and are willing to fake and engineer major events in order to see it happen - a point which is especially prescient when one accepts that 9/11 was a self-inflicted wound.
The attention and outrage that this story should have created could have been enough to stave off an attack on Iran and the ever increasing slide towards another unneccessary and illegal war, a war that would surely be the final catalyst in an already burgeoning domestic and global economic meltdown.
The outright complicity of the corporate media in blackballing this story reminds us how the neocon cabal in the White House has consistently been able to conspire, lie and twist the truth for its own ill gotten gains without facing any substantial public scrutiny.
We will not cease in our efforts to turn this into a massive story but we need your support. Get the story and e mail it out to every newspaper, newswire and TV news station in existence.
The media's unwillingness to cover this issue only deepens the abyss that they find themselves in. Their reaction speaks volumes about how they are conditioned and in many cases ordered to shy away from these kind of stories.
Newspaper readership and TV news viewership is plummeting as people flock to the alternative media because the mainstream's credibility lies in tatters as it repeatedly lies by omission and covers-up for its government handlers.