Seymour Hersh: Biden bombed Nord Stream, 'everyone's on our hit list'
With the pipeline project being in Germany's control, a German reporter wondered how Biden could act upon it, but Hersh assures him: "I promise you – we will find a way.”
In another blast of surprise information, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh shocked the media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Tuesday when he claimed that President Joe Biden was responsible for ordering the Nord Stream pipelines explosion in September last year by using C-4 charges planted by US Navy divers.
"We've got to cut; we've got these lunatics," Hersh told the audience, referring to Biden's officials. naming "[US Secretary of State] Tony Blinken, [US national security adviser] Jake Sullivan, [Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria] Nuland..."
"He did it. He did it," Hersh reiterated of Biden's involvement: "I'm telling you, he did it."
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He said, "the Biden game is to wait it out and never say yes."
'We will find a way'
During the event, Hersh recalled that in January last year, top Biden officials decided to "see if we can find a way to blow… those pipelines, and put [the Russians] back in the dark ages."
When asked why the press keeps ignoring his report on the explosion, he said they didn't "like" what he wrote as he took a jab at the White House Press Corp. "I have a horror about the White House press corps" because "they're so tied to the beat."
With the pipeline project under Germany's control, a German reporter wondered how Biden could act upon it, but Hersh assured him: "I promise you – we will find a way.”
Last month, the prominent journalist revealed that it was Norway that pointed out to the US the location of where the underwater pipeline was closest to the surface to facilitate the US' operation.
Hersh wrote last month that Norway’s navy has a "murky history" of cooperation with US intelligence since the Vietnam War. "The Norwegian Navy has a long and murky history of cooperation with American intelligence," he said.
"After that meeting with that unbelievably shoddy, embarrassing meeting with [German Chancellor Olaf] Scholz, who went home, you know, slunk his way back. I hope they put him at least in the Blair House and, you know, not in a Motel Six somewhere. It was really unbelievable. It was so depressing to see this man coming like a lap dog and having 5 minutes in the sun."
Back to the 2016 elections
Another issue Hersh brought up was the rise of the love for war and militarism among Democrats as opposed to Republicans.
"Ironically, in the Vietnam War, it was always the Democrats and a few moderate Republicans actually were the leaders," he said. "They want this war and they want to push [war] with China."
"I always thought the Democratic Party was more anti-war, but they're into this one big time," he added.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told CNN last Tuesday that he has no intention to visit Ukraine even after President Zelensky's suggestion to visit. He added that he supports Ukraine, but does not support "a blank check."
"Let’s be very clear about what I said: no blank checks, OK? So, from that perspective, I don’t have to go to Ukraine to understand where there’s a blank check or not," McCarthy said.
The switch up of narratives on the matter of war goes back to the 2017 election campaign when the Hillary Clinton campaign tried to blame her loss on Russian influence, but that proved to never have happened according to reports - but it still did for the American media.
As exposed in the recent Twitter Files, the anti-Russian narrative aided FBI officials to their advantage. “The basic theory is the media did realize the incredible power they had to manipulate on social media,” Hersh clarified.
'Everybody is on our hit list'
"I mean, we're big haters. We always, we learned to hate in World War Two. And we've had you know, everybody is on our hit list – Saddam, Bashar Assad," Hersh stressed as he attempted to illustrate the foreign policy trail that the US takes.
"Certainly… all the people in Iran on our hitlist… we always have a big hit list. And of course, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's way up there," the journalist stated, describing Putin as 'smart' and that 'he knows certain things'. He tied that to the Black Sea Grain initiative, since "[Putin] allowed" grain to leave the Black Sea "because he was promised that 30% of them would carry grain to the poor in the world".
But, as predicted, much of the grain did not end up in the nations that needed it the most which means that "[Putin] is going to want… a suzerainty, is the word I'm hearing," continuing: “the big deal is you cut a deal with the government and the deal is demilitarize."