The Killing                                   of Osama Bin Laden

Since the election of Donald Trump as President oft he United States, American citizens keep gushing about Barak Obama's time in the White House. But as every politician, Obama did not only make some mistakes but also lied to the public and kept secrets which could harm his reputation. Some aspects concerning the killing of the terrorist Osama Bin Laden are among those secrets. In the book The Killing of Osama bin Laden, journalist Seymour Myron Hersh reveals what really happened before and after Osama‘s death. After 9/11, the founder and leader of Al-Quaida vanished and couldn’t be found until 2nd March 2011. As reported by the American government, the Navy SEALs stormed his house in Abbottabad in Pakistan and killed him before he could reach for his weapon. According to Hersh, there is a lot more to it ...

I personally think that the book is primarily based on second-hand-knowledge and even though I believe that Hersh has good sources, he doesn‘t bring a lot of evidence to his accusations. Regardless of that, everybody who is interested in American politics should read this book. (Marlies Bauer, 7a)