Psy-Ops Hype re Bin Laden Execution or ‘Return to Jessica Lynchville’
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The incident of Osama bin Laden’s execution by Navy Seals is one more litmus test for morality. It shows a disrespect for the sanctity of human life and the foundational principle of due process. Yes, even the sanctity of the human life of an Osama bin Laden. Obama counted on “vengeance” being accepted by us citizens, rather than real justice through the law.
As Chris Floyd has written:
... the question of whether the president could order an assassination was settled some time ago. They assert the right to keep prisoners in jail forever and kill American citizens, and nobody cares, so why in the world would there be any domestic blowback for ordering the death of the world's most wanted man?
The pack of lies that flooded forth upon the announcement of Bin Laden’s demise should also give us pause. They show a disrespect for us as citizens and for the truth.
How telling and depressing that the mendacious psy-ops framing of the raid and execution-style killing of Osama bin Laden seem so effectively eclipsed by the “historical accomplishment” of apprehending the mastermind of 9/11.
The end-justifies-the-means mentality is a seductive one, especially in this case.
What actually happened in the raid on the Bin Laden compound? There were so many glamorized versions of the story early on. John Brennan asserted at first that Osama bin Laden had engaged in a firefight with the Navy Seals and used one of his wives as a human shield. Then Jay Carney asserted that Bin Laden had not been armed but had resisted and been shot and that his wife had been wounded in the leg. Leon Panetta in an interview on PBS said that there had been a firefight going on as the Seals fought their way up the staircase.
There was no firefight. Actually, no shots fired at the Seals according to the latest reports.
The Jessica Lynchville story versions probably would have been allowed to ripple outward via a titillated and colluding media except for some considerations that David Lindorff offers.
My guess is that the White House had no choice but to come clean. Photos of the bedroom airing on Pakistani television on Monday showed that it had been barely disturbed by the confrontation. There were no bullet holes in walls. The clear glass windows were unbroken. The arch-villain's waterbed had suffered no leaks. There wasn't even much blood to be seen on the floor. The scene certainly was not what you'd have seen had there been a "firefight" in the enclosed space. I mean, if bullets had been fired at the American room invaders, there would either have been wounded men or damaged walls or windows. There was neither.
It wasn’t the “fog of war” that caused the lies. It was sacrificing truth for impression management. It was irrefutable physical evidence that squelched them. The fact that psy-ops mythologizing was so readily unleashed onto the public is the tip of a patriarchal iceberg of dangerous, hubristic willfulness.