Obama administration’s struggle to get its lies straight is an insult to the intelligence of the American people
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, May 13, 2011
You have to wonder what on earth the Obama administration hopes to achieve by continually insulting the intelligence of the American people, after the official narrative behind the alleged Bin Laden raid was changed yet again, presumably in a desperate effort to counter the revelation that the White House “situation room” photos were staged.
After first claiming that Navy SEALS recorded the entire 40 minute raid of the alleged Bin Laden compound live on their head cameras, CIA Director Leon Panetta subsequently backtracked, saying the video feed was cut off when the SEALS entered the building, but now the official narrative has been reversed yet again with the claim that SEALS did in fact record the whole episode.
According to a CBS News report, “The 40 minutes it took to kill bin Laden and scoop his archives into garbage bags were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALs.”
This mirrors the first version of the narrative which preceded the release of “situation room” photos that purported to show Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and White House security staff watching the raid unfold live. In one photo, Clinton is show with her hand over her mouth as if anxiously reacting in shock to what she is witnessing.
At the time, the corporate media reported that these images represented the moment when “The leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.”
However, CIA Director Leon Panetta subsequently revealed that there was a 25 minute blackout when the live feed was cut, and that Obama and Clinton saw nothing of the raid after the SEALS had entered the compound. This led to accusations that the “situation room” photos were staged, which prompted Hillary Clinton to claim that the dramatic ‘hand over mouth’ image was in fact merely her coughing.
But now the story has flipped yet again, into its third incarnation, going back to the first claim that there was no blackout of the video feed. Presumably in a few days the story will be changed a fourth time when the White House is presented with a new anomaly that it can’t properly explain.
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This is ridiculous. The narrative behind the raid has flip-flopped so many times that it makes you wonder if the White House is deliberately attempting to convolute the story to generate cognitive dissonance in the minds of the American people as part of some kind of psychological warfare tactic.
The official narrative of how the raid unfolded completely collapsed within days of its announcement. First there had been a 40 minute shootout, then there was no shootout and just one man was armed, first Bin Laden was armed then he was not, first Bin Laden used his wife as a human shield and then he did not. First the compound was described as a “$1 million dollar mansion” then it turned out to be a rubbish-strewn dilapidated compound that was worth less than a quarter of that. Almost every single aspect of the official narrative has changed since Obama first described the raid last Sunday as the White House struggles to keep its story straight.
The CBS story also highlights the implausible notion that Bin Laden would just leave “what amounts to the keys to his terrorist kingdom just lying around his compound in plain sight,” with video tapes and dastardly terror plans readily available.
The fact that the White House instantly broadcast these tapes and divulged the sordid details of Bin Laden’s alleged personal diary, emails and terror plots to terrify the American people into accepting more police state measures is proof itself that the information was part of the larger fable carefully crafted for public consumption.
If the US government had genuinely found information that could lead them to capture Al-Qaeda terrorists, they wouldn’t broadcast it to the world and give those terrorists ample opportunity to change their locations and plans – unless it was all just part of a faked psychological assault on the American people.
As we have documented, the inconsistencies, paradoxes and lies concerning the raid are almost overwhelming, which is why the White House keeps having to flip-flop the story in a transparently desperate attempt to get all its ducks in order.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 4:32 am