Further evidence demonstrating establishment control of corporate media

Kurt Nimmo
December 9, 2013

Seymour Hersh. Photo:   Institute for Policy Studies

Seymour Hersh. Photo: Institute for Policy Studies

The establishment media ignored Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s latest article indicating al-Nusra was behind sarin attacks in Syria.

Al-Nusra is a brutal Sunni jihadist mercenary group linked to al-Qaeda. It is micromanaged by the CIA and financed by fossilized monarchies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Although Hersh is a freelance journalist, his articles have consistently appeared in The New Yorker. He told The Huffington Post “there was little interest” for the story at The New Yorker. Hersh then took the story to the Washington Post, but the newspaper decided not to publish it. The New Yorker and the Washington Post did not respond to media inquiries asking for an explanation, BuzzFeed reported on Sunday. Hersh’s story, Whose Sarin?, eventually found its way to the London Review of Books.

Hersh’s inability the get the story published provides further evidence revealing establishment control of the corporate media and its dictation of information to be made public.

The Sarin Gas Pretext

The Obama administration seized upon a poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus as evidence the al-Bashar regime had used chemical weapons on Syrian civilians. In September, Obama delivered an address stating “we know the Assad regime was responsible” for the attack. The president said if the United States failed to act, “these weapons could threaten allies like Turkey, Jordan and Israel.”

Two days later, on September 10, Obama postponed a strike on Syria in response to its alleged but unsubstantiated use of chemicals weapons. According to the New York Times, Obama faced “implacable opposition to a strike against Syria in Congress and throughout the country.”

The hype surrounding Syria’s chemical weapons ignored an earlier report stating that Turkish officials had discovered caches of dealy sarin gas in the homes of al-Nusra mercenaries. According to reports, the group planned to use the gas in an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

On September 14, WorldNetDaily reported that Turkish anti-terror police seized a two-kilogram cylinder of sarin gas from members of al-Nusra on the Syrian border. The National Ground Intelligence Center report leaked to media states that al-Qaeda in Iraq produced a “kitchen variety” sarin gas and shipped it to the al-Nusra Front in Syria.

The Pentagon has admitted al-Qaeda in Iraq was part of a military psychological operation. “An internal document produced by U.S. military headquarters in Iraq, states that ‘the Zarqawi PSYOP program is the most successful information campaign to date,’” the Washington Post reported on April 10, 2006. The mysterious and elusive Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was billed as a terrorist mastermind. He was allegedly killed in the Sulaimaniyah mountains of northern Iraq by the U.S. military.

Senior U.S. military officials agreed with the conclusions of Dr. Yossef Bodansky, a top terrorism expert, who said the sarin taken from al-Nusra by the Turks was the same variety used in the chemical attacks outside of Damascus.

“We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident that killed and injured Syrian civilians on August 21,” a dozen former U.S. military officials said in a letter sent to Obama.