US may directly meddle in Ukraine war, Seymour Hersh warns
The United States might directly meddle in the Ukraine war if it sees that Kiev is losing to Russia, says US journalist Seymour Hersh.
The United States may directly delve into the Ukraine war if Kiev starts showing cracks in its defenses and signs of defeat against Russia, famed US investigative journalist and Pulitzer award winner Seymour Hersh said Wednesday.
Addressing a US NGO event, Hersh quoted unnamed sources as saying there would be a NATO "game" against Russia that the US may wind up supporting.
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"I'm told the game is going to be: this is NATO, we are supporting NATO in offensive operations against the Russians, which is not going to fool the world… It's us fighting Russia," Hersh stressed.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday that the West was very close to seriously discussing the prospect of sending allied troops to Ukraine.
According to Orban, Western leaders are suffering from "war fever" and "sending more and more dangerous weapons to Ukraine," as the sending of fighter jets to Kiev, which used to be "considered taboo," is already on the agenda.
"I think we are very close to suggesting, in all seriousness, that the soldiers of Ukraine's allied countries cross the border and enter the territory of Ukraine," Orban stressed.
"The world has never been so close to so that from a local war — after all, it was about Lugansk and Donetsk — a world war would turn out. The likelihood of this is growing from day to day," the Hungarian premier underlined.
Moreover, he underlined that Washington should learn lessons from the Nazis' defeat in the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II.
"The last three or four days of Stalingrad, the death and kill rate was 2,400 for the Russians every four hours, and they didn't lose that battle. I mean come on. Do you really want to mix it up with those guys? I don't think so. It seems like we're not prepared. But I don't know," he said.
This comes after Hersh said that US Navy divers planted explosives to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines in late 2022.
The White House responded and dismissed the claims as "false and complete fiction."
According to the article, the United States decided to sabotage the pipelines after a lengthy debate that lasted more than nine months inside the US national security community.
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The explosions occurred on September 26 at three of the four strings of Nord Stream 1 and 2 underwater pipelines, which are designed to transport a total of 110 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Europe each year.
Separate investigations were launched by Germany, Denmark, and Sweden into the suspected sabotage, with German media reporting trust issues among the three EU nations. The Russian prosecutor's office announced an investigation into possible international terrorism.