by Pepe Escobar, widely posted on the Internet, reposted with the author’s permission
What’s left for all of us is to swim in a swamp crammed with derelict patsies, dodgy cover stories and intel debris.
Seymour Hersh’s bombshell report on how the United States government blew up the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea last September continues to generate rippling geopolitical waves all across the spectrum.
Except, of course, in the parallel bubble of U.S. mainstream media, which has totally ignored it, or in a few select cases, decided to shoot the messenger, dismissing Hersh as a “discredited” journalist, a “blogger”, and a “conspiracy theorist”.
I have offered an initial approach, focused on the plentiful merits of a seemingly thorough report, but also noting some serious inconsistencies.
Old school Moscow-based foreign correspondent John Helmer has gone even further; and what he uncovered may be as incandescent as Sy Hersh’s own narrative.
The heart of the matter in Hersh’s report concerns attribution of responsibility for a de facto industrial terror attack. Surprisingly, no CIA; that falls straight on the toxic planning trio of Sullivan, Blinken and Nuland – neoliberal-cons part of the “Biden” combo. And the final green light comes from the Ultimate Decider: the senile, teleprompt-reading President himself. The Norwegians feature as minor helpers.
That poses the first serious problem: nowhere in his narrative Hersh refers to MI6, the Poles (government, Navy), the Danes, and even the German government.
There’s a mention that on January 2022, “after some wobbling”, Chancellor Scholz “was now firmly on the American team”. Well, by now the plan had been under discussion, according to Hersh’s source, for at least a few months. That also means that Scholz remained “on the American team” all the way to the terror attack, on September 2022.
As for the Brits, the Poles and all NATO games being played off Bornhom Island more than a year before the attack, that had been extensively reported by Russian media – from Kommersant to RIA Novosti.
The Special Military Operation (SMO) was launched on February 24, almost a year ago. The Nord Stream 1 and 2 blow up happened on September 26. Hersh assures there were “more than nine months of highly secret back and forth debate inside Washington’s national security community about how to ‘sabotage the pipelines’”.
So that confirms that the terror attack planning preceded, by months, not only the SMO but, crucially, the letters sent by Moscow to Washington on December 2022, requesting a serious discussion on “indivisibility of security” involving NATO, Russia and the post-Soviet space. The request was met by a dismissive American non-response response.
While he was writing the story of a terror response to a serious geopolitical issue, it does raise eyebrows that a first-rate pro like Hersh does not even bother to examine the complex geopolitical background.
In a nutshell: the ultimate Mackinderian anathema for the U.S. ruling classes – and that’s bipartisan – is a Germany-Russia alliance, extended to China: that would mean the U.S. expelled from Eurasia, and that conditions everything any American government thinks and does in terms of NATO and Russia.
Hersh should also have noticed that the timing of the preparation to “sabotage the pipelines” completely blows apart the official United States government narrative, according to which this a collective West effort to help Ukraine against “unprovoked Russian aggression”.
That elusive source
The narrative leaves no doubt that Hersh’s source – if not the journalist himself – supports what is considered a lawful U.S. policy: to fight Russia’s “threat to Western dominance [in Europe].”
So what seems a U.S. Navy covert op, according to the narrative, may have been misguided not because of serious geopolitical reasons; but because the attack planning intentionally evaded U.S. law “requiring Congress to be informed”. That’s an extremely parochial interpretation of international relations. Or, to be blunt: that’s an apology of Exceptionalism.
And that brings us to what may be the Rosebud in this Orson Welles-worthy saga. Hersh refers to a “secure room on the top floor of the Old Executive Office Building …that was also the home of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board”.
This was supposedly the place where the terror attack planning was being discussed.
So welcome to PIAB: the President Intelligence Advisory Board. All members are appointed by the current POTUS, in this case Joe Biden. If we examine the list of current members of PIAB, we should, in theory, find Hersh’s source (see, for instance, “President Biden Announces Appointments to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the National Science Board”; “President Biden Announces Key Appointments”; “President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions”; “President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions”; and “President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions”.
Here are the members of PIAB appointed by Biden: Sandy Winnefeld; Gilman Louie; Janet Napolitano; Richard Verma; Evan Bayh; Anne Finucane; Mark Angelson; Margaret Hamburg; Kim Cobb; and Kneeland Youngblood.
Hersh’s source, according to his narrative, asserts, without a shadow of a doubt, that “Russian troops had been steadily and ominously building up on the borders of Ukraine” and that “alarm was growing in Washington”. It’s beggars belief that this supposedly well informed lot didn’t know about the massing of NATO-led Ukrainian troops across the line of contact, getting ready to launch a blitzkrieg against Donbass.
What everyone already knew by then – as the record shows even on YouTube – is that the combo behind “Biden” were dead set on terminating the Nord Streams by whatever means necessary. After the start of the SMO, the only thing missing was to find a mechanism for plausible deniability.
For all its meticulous reporting, the inescapable feeling remains that what Hersh’s narrative indicts is the Biden combo terror gambit, and never the overall U.S. plan to provoke Russia into a proxy war with NATO using Ukraine as cannon fodder.
Moreover, Hersh’s source may be eminently flawed. He – or she – said, according to Hersh, that Russia “failed to respond” to the pipeline terror attack because “maybe they want the capability to do the same things the U.S. did”.
In itself, this may prove that the source was not even a member of PIAB, and did not receive the classified PIAB report assessing Putin’s crucial speech of September 30, which identifies the “responsible” party. If that’s the case, the source is just connected (italics mine) to some PIAB member; was not invited to the months-long situation-room planning; and certainly is not aware of the finer details of this administration’s war in Ukraine.
Considering Sy Hersh’s stellar track record in investigative journalism, it would be quite refreshing for him to elucidate these inconsistencies. That would get rid of the fog of rumors depicting the report as a mere limited hangout.
Considering there are several “silos” of intel within the U.S. oligarchy, with their corresponding apparatuses, and Hersh has cultivated his contacts among nearly all of them for decades, there’s no question the allegedly privileged information on the Nord Stream saga came from a very precise address – with a very precise agenda.
So we should see who the story really indicts: certainly the Straussian neo-con/neoliberal-con combo behind “Biden”, and the wobbly President himself. As I pointed out in my initial analysis, the CIA gets away with flying colors.
And we should not forget that the Big Narrative is changing fast: the RAND report, the looming NATO humiliation in Ukraine, Balloon Hysteria, UFO psy op. The real “threat” is – who else – China. What’s left for all of us is to swim in a swamp crammed with derelict patsies, dodgy cover stories and intel debris. Knowing that those who really run the show never show their hand.
Janet Napolitano???? She’s still hanging around??? Talk about unelected officials! She takes the cake!
Have this tendency to over simplify messy stuff. So this pipe bomb is such an overwhelming example of an act of war. Aimed at Russia but mostly at Germany and her European allies who indirectly purchased energy from Russia as well.
So if there were any courageous warriors in this, they would have followed their act of war, with a declaration of such. Threatening bravado, followed by obfuscating shoulder shrugs, and heartfelt joy over the result.
Not exactly the in your face, what you gonna do bout it, badazz, smirking growl we expect after decades of Hollywood brain washing. More like the sniveling, punk in the basement taunts, from an effete, internet troll, who got away with poisoning a bear at the zoo.
So what is most revealing? These folks attacked both sides of the next world war they anticipate full profit from!
Oh by the way, the bear lived and trusts no one, any more.
We need a investigative journalist hero that isn’t so old.
“We need a investigative journalist hero that isn’t so old”
What an incredibly weird comment – where is the relevance of how often a body has been present on a lump of rock which has circumnavigated a burning ball gas — to do with anything??
The concept of Age is never defined, making it, of course, a useful tool in which to attack someone for no reason. I have known and read incisive excellent comment from writers in their late 80 and 90 yrs of presence on the rock. I have known closed, stifled rigid minds in those who have only been around a few years. Concret and there for “aged” from the neck up, at a mere 30 yrs presences on this 3rd rock out from it’s sun. :-)
It’s an utter irrelevancy, but useful to be insulting the way angry apes are — they hurl their faeces at each other. No need for a civilised mind to do the same thing.
Age is easily defined, its how you feel when you wake up early in the morning, numbers are numbers, feelings are feelings, objectivity and mirrors are objectivity and mirrors.
How you “feel” is just a reflection of your state of mind and health, in my opinion. When I was 40 yrs of age, I suffered a severe back injury, and felt I was 80, and wanted to die. Now I feel much younger, but it’s influenced by how things impact on me more.
Again, it’s nothing to do with a rock hurtling through space as it circumnavigates a burning ball of gas :-)
we must act with humility and be very careful with all the approaches that come from the Empire. The empire is genius at building traps and deceiving. You’ve only recently arrived on the blog, and you often act without objectivity and talk a lot. You’ve found the best ready-made reveals. Humility is key. The Empire of Lies will fall, and all truth about the Nord Streams will be found. Scholz knew about the explosions!
Well my original response went poof. I am not a sophisticated writer or you might have more easily gleaned my true thoughts. It’s educational for me that others jump on a comment I did not mull over and completely ignore what I thought more about. Lots to learn.
My comment did give an opportunity to list a few upcoming journalists we should give our attention to. Or is there nothing to investigate when truth has left the arena?
I thought the timing of Mr. Hersch’s piece was impeccable. How could such an outrageous act of international terrorism be so quickly censured from relevance? He reminds us why, just as the Russians begin the final push to end our color revolution in Ukraine.
So the temptation is to reassert my offending lament, your tendency to get all scatological on me notwithstanding, the moderators would surely back you up again. Seymour Hersch does not need you to defend his reputation, I just wish he had a long career ahead of him.
“While he was writing the story of a terror response to a serious geopolitical issue, it does raise eyebrows that a first-rate pro like Hersh does not even bother to examine the complex geopolitical background.”
Not for this little black duck. When writing a piece like the one Seymour Hersh has written, when preparing a case for court, which many pieces, in a way, are – the court of public information – it’s essential to KISS; keep it simple stupid.
Too many writers around these days – I name no names – want to appear intellectual AND of mass populist appeal. To often they over do things while in their “look at clever lil ol’ me” mind frame. And they lose most readers, because the message becomes over burdened, complicated with too many distractors, and therefor lost.
I always got this feeling about some “intellectual” pieces I had to read while studying Philosophy at Uni – why is this writer being so obtuse, so filled with a myriad assertions? I came to the conclusion they had something to hide. Luckily for me I had had an excellent education which including learning to read quickly through a work to “get the main gist’ “What is the writers main message – what is s/he wanting you take away from this?.
More, I decided, was dishonest – the writer was wanting to confuse me with irrelevancies.
I think Hersh, brilliant world best investigative reporter that he is- is well aware of this. The “complex geological background” to which Escobar refers could only have served to soften the blow the main message carried, and that would have been a great waste.
Must say agree with your assertions thus my comment summary, “These folks attacked both sides of the next world war they anticipate full profit from!” gets to the nitty gritty. I don’t give a hoot who did it, they attacked everyone!
Not sure what Julian Assange represents to you, but he certainly peed off somebody.
Julian Assange represents to me all that was best when the Empire still had some honour and integrity, and all that is best in a human being. and yes, their reaction to him is their own indictment of themselves, for who has not thought ” you wouldnt behave like this, if he had not scalded a very sensitive nerve, and frightened you to death, for what black suppurating pus filled cavity in your soul might he not reveal”.
“Too many writers around these days – I name no names – want to appear intellectual AND of mass populist appeal. To often they over do things while in their “look at clever lil ol’ me” mind frame. And they lose most readers, because the message becomes over burdened, complicated with too many distractors, and therefor lost.”
Yes!!!! Thank you. I think it’s the mark of a non-professional writer. I’ve dropped a few substackers because of this. They just don’t know when to quit. It becomes too tedious to sift through their cleverness looking for the meat…
we must always question, and beware of approaches coming from the Empire of Lies. Hersh covering for the CIA while distracting attention from Poland, Germany and Sweden and their involvement. Is he just following orders from an American deep state faction and telling his side of the story? you are being prejudiced and do not know the story of Pepe Escobar. He’s insightful. Just like Pamela, you are being prejudiced, you are proselytizing and you are accepting Hersh’s action too easily. Let’s wait for the truth with more humility, and let’s listen to the questions and always distrust Poland, Sweden and Denmark.
As entertaining as this pi$$ing match between alt-media pundits is, why trust Escobar more than Hersh or Helmer? They all have anonymous sources, though Pepe does not claim any for Nordstream, other than information in the public domain. Followed by a process of speculative deduction.
Recall the Pepe was one of the first to inform us of the situation in the tunnels at Azovstal, and told us that at least 6 foreign languages were intercepted in electronic communications there. Conclusion, NATO bigwigs were down there. A bombshell story.
Azovstal is evacuated, via an obviously negotiated deal with Russia, and Escobar makes no effort to confirm his story and identify the non-Ukrainian military people that were housed there.
That is as much or of a limited hangout as Hersh.
I am sticking to the position that the US acted alone until there is real evidence otherwise. It would be too risky to involve other national militaries, where Russia could have spies and they would have been more afraid of potential retaliatory blowback.
“As entertaining as this pi$$ing match between alt-media pundits is, why trust Escobar more than Hersh or Helmer?”
Well, I can say that I read the Hersh piece and had exactly the same kinds of questions as Escobar. So I very much appreciate his discussing them far more sagely than I can. Although I did post a number of my questions about the Hersh piece at a couple of other blogs. I also read Helmer’s analysis.
This is in no way a “pissing match between alt-media pundits.”
This discussion has to take place.
The more heads, the better. I am not aware that Pepe or Helmer has “pissed” on anyone else.
It is not a question of “trust” per se (although I do trust Pepe—the depth of his experience, his contacts, and his antennae and where they lead his inquiries), unless it comes down to trusting one’s own ability to read critically and find sources that improve one’s own understanding.
Which this piece certainly does!
As for “some writers” alluded to by Pamela, I have no idea why she would seek to discredit Pepe’s contribution to the current ruminations as to what the Hersh expose actually betokens by implying various writerly demerits.
Pepe is the best!! Thank you, Pepe!
Where will I find your writings when The Saker is no more?
Liz Truss is genuinely stupid enough to say ‘it’s done’ on an unencrypted private phone, so the British were very likely involved in some capacity, yet they are completely missing from Sy Hersh’s report. I believe Pepe is on to something.
The sole source for the alleged “it’s done”, message is the Kim Dotcom tweet where he claimed to have Admin access to her iCloud account.
Truss may be stupid, but certainly MI-6 would have stronger controls over her devices after the previous hack.
Also, why would Blinken need to hear it from Truss if the US were the masterminds of the plot.
Who knows how much control the security services have over politicians? The frequent scandals with servers and phones would suggest that their oversight is actually quite patchy. The US often outsources tasks to the UK.
Why, egos are what they are…..
The air space over the blast sight for several hundred miles around was devoid of commercial air traffic, suggesting a NOTAM was issued, shortly after the blast the air space is full of comm air traffic…… convenient coincidence.
If nothing else the data from sound signals would have announced the completion of the dirty deed. Still is leaving one pipe intact a sign of faulty gear or hedging ones bet?
What’s left for all of us is to swim in a swamp crammed with derelict patsies, dodgy cover stories and intel debris. Knowing that those who really run the show never show their hand.
Some shocking humor for you, though off topic, but a real morse of info and truth wow!!!!
The planers and the perpetrators of the attack on the NS1 and 2 pipelines, Is clear.
They disregarded the consequences for their allies in Europe and the Nordic Nations.
They destroyed the future for Europeans, a prosperous cooperation between Russia and Europe, and made an environmental catastrophe.
Today NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made a press conference in Brussels.
He was obviously nervous, maybe fearing questions regarding the Nordstream terror attack?
I later saw Alex Christoforous daily report and it struck me that Alex was surprised that Stoltenberg was formerly Primeminister of Norway.
What Alex may not know is that Stoltenberg was actually Primeminister during the terror attack in Oslo and the Norwegian island Utoya, when scores of young Socialists were Killed by Anders Breivik back in 2011.
Breivik claimed during interrogations to be Commandant and was connected to a Neo NAZI organisations.
So Stoltenberg has now been at the helm during 2 terror attacks in Nordic Nations.
No wonder he was nervous.
Not that it matters so much, but the entire family is murky.
The father of Jens, Thorvald Stoltenberg, was in charge of the Norwegian Stay behind network.
A group involved in drug trade, terrorism and murder. He was key in getting the Balkan war going for Nato as a “negotiator”.
As for Jens, while real surname is Stoltzenberg, the attack on Libya was believed to be the reason they needed to pull of the Oslo/ Utøya terror with patsie Brevik and the 2 professional shooters.
The only honest in that family is dead.
The sister of Jens, Ninni openly carried the David star neclace in public. The other sister is in charge of national health Institute, a Rockefeller founded vaccine pusher.
Both Jens and his father was/ is married to Jews. I guess the Khazarian “tribe”, the once whom for hundred of years ago had what is now known as Ukraina as their homeland.
Jens is a psycopat actor. Good at doing what his told. Surfing on and destroying goodwill worked up by Norwegian sailors over hundred if years.
He does not give a shit about Norway.
By posing as a Norwegian, his role is less suspect. But he is a 100% infiltrator. As so many others in Norway, like gro Harlem Brundtland, Støre etc.
This is why Norway is the Secret friend of Israel.
Had Mossad youth training camps i Bærum outside Oslo after ww2, provided the heavy water for their nukes and made the Oslo accord.
I rank Norwegians as the most brainwashed population on this planet
Nobody has been played like us…
Can you support your assertion regarding the Norwegian stay behind network?
Comments are deleted, so i waste time.
So sorry, but no…
Second that. It worth noting that what would have been Norways primeminister, before the princess Gro Harlem grabbed the chair, died of old age in Moscow a few days ago.
He was pro-slav, and managed to grab the Norwegian oil wealth from the clutches of the deceptive British.
Unfortunately the secret police in combo with CIA in the ’80s came after him, and he got sentenced to life in prison for treason to the Soviet Union and Iraq. Wrote a number of books, and tried to clear his name to his death.
@ Mustafa Kemal
The CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine armies in Western Europe after World War II.
These secret Agents are trained on remote locations in warfare by the Green Berets and SAS Forces.
The network has access to explosives, machine guns and high-tech communication equipment from secret bunkers.
In many cases Gladio are linked to Neo-NAZI groups who in secrecy engage in political manipulation, harrassement of political opponents, Terror, massacres, coup d’ètats and torture.
The Codenamed ‘Gladio’ is linked to the Roman sword also used as a symbol for Fascism.
The Italian wing of Gladio was exposed in 1990 by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.
Ever since, the so-called ‘stay-behind’ Gladio armies of NATO have also been discovered in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey.
Gladio is coordinated by the Pentagon and NATO, and had their last known meeting in the Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) at the NATO Headquarter in Brussels in October 1990.
I seem to recall that the writer Stieg Larrson, who popularized the “Scandinavian murder mlystery” genre, was thought to have drawn on a lot of information about Nazi networks and secret groups and connections still active in Sweden in crafting his scary and shocking plots.
A Dane, I am quite aware of that, ergo the question.
Well, well well 🤔
To me as a Norwegian, its to obvious that the second stage of this plan behind is “revenge” from Russia towards a Norwegian pipeline.
Also done by the US and UK.
I believe Norway was set up by the Americans as for the flight path evidence of the P8(?) Plane.
By this act, the fundament for such os laid. The Norwegian P8 plane did probably fly like this and might even have added a sonar bouy as well.
That said, there are elements in Norway insane enough to go for such a plan ” in the name of Nato and or the “Alliance”.
If Norway did or did not does not really matter here to much.
The fundament for escalation is laid in more than just one way.
By sabotaging the Norwegian pipeline of gas, i assume Europe is somehow even further on the knees.
Do the motivation can be basically 3 major achievements and whom stands to profit, shall be seen then.
First of all, the US seems keen on selling gas more expensive to Europe.
I am not sure about the uk. If Norway is out there of this business, someone will profit a lot. A fundament for this is now laid…
Secondly it looks as if there are forces that wishes to spark of a profitable war in Europe, whereas parts are already Burning. A fundament to move conflict tension up north is laid. The artic war. And if so, the Norwegian oilfund will be Nato warchest.
But the main thing is that Norway is Nato and a false flag against the gas infrastructure, might just trigger the Nato article 5. And what happens then?
Joe Doe The Norwegian wrote:
To me as a Norwegian, its to obvious that the second stage of this plan behind is “revenge” from Russia towards a Norwegian pipeline. Also done by the US and UK.
You mean, that by implicating Norway in the NS attacks, NATO expected Russia to retaliate on Norwegian pipelines?r
O Rather the US-UK would blow up the Norwegian pipelines and blame it on Russia?
If you mean the later, I think you are right.
Joe Doe The Norwegian wrote:
The Norwegian P8 plane did probably fly like this and might even have added a sonar bouy as well.
We don’t know what the P-8A dropped, but it had weight.
The P-8A plane came from Iceland over the North Sea, crossed over Denmark and flew into Polish Airspace where it was tanked while in air. Then it flew out in over the Baltic Sea and circled the Pipelines and released its load. Then it exited the Baltic Sea into Danish airspace on its way back out over the North Sea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gAzQ1KaCcE Check out from 25.30
Joe Doe The Norwegian wrote:
That said, there are elements in Norway insane enough to go for such a plan.
Yep. Too many NAZI Stay behind in Nordic Nations.
We have to clean House and create a pure Nordic Military Alliance and exit NATO.
I wouldn’t put it past the US to sail the balloon around the world and then shoot it down so as to miss the bigger pictures looming in the world right now.
Absolutely what I was thinking. Not only as a distraction but to fool the American sheeple into thinking oh look China is spying on us, the new boogie man. I’ve already had friends asking me what I think of the balloon in which I say its a balloon so what.
I agree with you. Just like the stupid classified documents turning up at Biden and Pence offices were a distraction from the Davos meetings of Jan 16-20. Christopher Wray was quoted boasting about his FBI’s ability to influence social media to move the elections at Davos.
Pepe is beating this strawman of wha Hersh did not indict in his expose.
The reason is clear from fifty years of Hersh’s work: he has to have multiple solid sources for naming names.
Too bad that he couldn’t come up with reliable sources for all peripheral characters. Many of them were not part of this any way.
Pepe describes a huge wide group which is not how covert operations succeed.
Put the whip down and stop beating the dead horse, Pepe.
Exactly – just read through the comments and we can see what has happened; assertions, rebuttals, arguments over Hersh’s sources, Escobar sources, this and hat but the one thing missing? The absolutely blockbuster that the US Government and President are War Criminals, that they committed an act which is a causes belli, that they attacked those they claim are their allies purely to suck them dry of wealth; That the USA and UK plus stand convicted of being State Terrorists.
And that no one, not one major outlet, across the dying Anachronistic Western empire, is talking of this.
And this is what matter, not wranglings over straw men.
Larchmonter445 : Poland and Norway are involved in the pipeline explosion. It was planned, it had a timetable, and the German political elite is committed and working for the Empire, which lies a lot. You surprise me. Can we no longer question? I also don’t trust the approaches coming from people in the Empire of Lies and Traps. Pepe is right to question, to question empty gaps. He works 24/7 hours a week, he knows when something is not well explained. The most genius people on this blog are Saker and Pepe Escobar. Hersh has said obvious things, and his words are not changing the minds of Americans and Europeans. It’s more of the same. World war 3 cannot be stopped, because people are addicted to lies. The global south already knew that the USA, Denmark, Poland are the creators of gas pipeline explosions. No news has been added. Pepe must question, and we lovers of truth must also question!
Pepe gives enormous credit to Hersh and the impact of his story..
Then he goes further. I totally support Pepe’s approach.
You can bet that Pepe is not the only analyst giving the text of this story a very close reading.
That is the tank that Hersh swims in.
CBC’s Terence McKenna Feb, 12 used innuendo, and weasel words such a “Putin’s team” to disparage Alex Ovechkin on the National news for his association with Vladimir Putin. Ovechkin understands that Nazism which Russian people are fighting in Ukraine is a virus which had killed some 14,000 women, children and the elderly in the Donbas. This is a repeat of the fight against the same virus where the Soviet Union lost 27 million of its citizens. By omitting to report this fact is McKenna a revisionist and apologist for these atrocities and by extension supporter of Nazism?
Caliber of Journalism on CBC has diminished to the point where the voice of the working people is silent and in media reporting the people are those who wage proxy wars, confiscate civil property, and use it for insurrectionary purposes.
The Canadian government and its media outlet the CBC, has adopted repressive measures of various kinds against publications, educators, sports figures, and analysts holding views opposed to its own reminiscent of the McCarthy Which Hunts. In a short time, the hitherto free Canadian Media has been reduced to a condition scarcely superior to that which existed in Nazi Germany
CBC’s Terence McKenna Feb, 12 used innuendo, and weasel words such a “Putin’s team” to disparage Alex Ovechkin on the National news for his association with Vladimir Putin. Ovechkin understands that Nazism which Russian people are fighting in Ukraine is a virus which had killed some 14,000 women, children and the elderly in the Donbas. This is a repeat of the fight against the same virus where the Soviet Union lost 27 million of its citizens. By omission to report this fact is McKenna a revisionist and apologist for these atrocities and by extension Nazism?
McKenna ignores that not so long-ago Canada, rightly so, prosecuted, nazi apologists like Jim Keegstra and Ernst Zundal for their antisemitism. He also forgets that the Globe and Mail reported that, “Chrystia Freeland [Canada’s deputy PM and Finance Minister] knew for more than two decades that her maternal Ukrainian grandfather was the chief editor of a Nazi newspaper” He celebrated in print Nazi policies during WWII. She called her grandfather a “freedom fighter”. Does this make Freeland revisionist and apologist for being on her grandfather’s team whose political ideology caused some 50 million deaths?
Editorials and comments about current issues are shamefully inaccurate particularly when journalists include historical background. When they don’t have the facts, they make them up.
Journalism is not a popularity contest. A true journalist must be an unpopular messenger of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Journalists today are shoeshine boys for the corporate sector, and political parties. Journalists at one time investigated government policy reporting on its significance, they did not print press reports as stories for reelection purposes. Where is the integrity in that? The job of a journalist is to expose public policy promoted by campaign donations, self-interest, and corporate need.
Our journalists in the West wrap themselves in the cloak of patriotism, the flag, and religion, to deceive. The job of a journalist is not to reprint articles from wire services and the Soros organization which constantly provide one narrative, don’t allow debate and sensor the narrative of the opposition, that is what totalitarian states do, not democracies that we supposed to represent. Journalist’s job is not to debate me or anyone else, the job is to find out the truth and print it.
“McKenna ignores that not so long-ago Canada, rightly so, prosecuted, nazi apologists like Jim Keegstra and Ernst Zundal for their antisemitism.”
The government lost the case against Zundel. He was not a Canadian citizen so was deported back to Germany where questioning the mix of fact and fiction which make up the Holocaust narrative is explicitly prohibited by law.
The case against Keegstra was overturned and ultimately decided by the Supreme Court in a politically correct manner by interpreting the intentions of Parliament with respect to the obvious conflict between the Criminal Code and Charter of Rights and freedoms. Just look at who lined up against him.
Other than the loss of his job and reputation he suffered no consequences.
Loss of ones job is a consquence. I know this case well as it was a lightghuse symbol in a fight for fgreedom of speech and press. The Canadian Criminal Code denied Keegstra his rights under the Charter so he won but suffered the persecution of the governmentand lost in the public arena
I think the US would have used one of its “poodle” nations in this,yet another, criminal act of war terrorism. In recent years they have “proxied off” various nefarious roles to various countries intelligence agencies. Of course M.I.6 immediately springs to mind as one of its terror and regime change operatives. They could have thrown Norway in the mix as they mistakenly and foolishly believe involving others “muddies the water” [pun intended !] Additionally they consider that using another nation, to destroy people attempting to organize on a collective basis, presents some kind of coalition.It also spreads the costs. Despite all of this, the US is totally delusional and kidding itself. Crucially Russia knows who did it.
Some videos for today.
The dictator Zelensky posts photo of Kiev regime soldier with Nazi insignia… again:
RT visits raging battles as heavy fighting continues in the DPR’s Marinka:
Kiev regime men picked the wrong group of guys to try conscripting and got badly beat up:
Russian infantry fighting vehicles and airborne troops destroy Kiev regime fortified position in a forest:
Russian forces took another group of Kiev regime troops prisoner on the Zaporozhye front lines:
DPR counter-battery fire destroyed a Kiev regime howitzer that had been shelling Donetsk:
Russian Lancet drone destroys Kiev regime T-72 tank:
Wagner forces have special message for Banderites:
First ever close up look at the alien ballon reveals message that Washington does NOT want you to see:
Thank you for posting the links, the third video is sweet justice!!
@ 7even-N-6 on February 15, 2023 · at 12:08 am EST/EDT
Sweet justice and more!
It is reckoning for thousands of men who we watch in impotence before the kidnappers, hooligans and henchmen for the Ukronazi mafia.
Such a by-proxy pleasure to be beating these MoFos.
Thanks for sharing. Always.
A little sympathy for Hersh, please. He has been running with the big dogs for decades and he knows how they play. He can’t reveal so much that his source is compromised and may even obfuscate a little bit to throw the dogs off the track.
And please remember no other member of the Western press corps has even dared to touch this story. Do you think if My Lai happened today Kirby and KJP would dismiss it as a conspiracy theory and suppress it as disinformation?
Interesting subsequent comments from Hersch:
15 Feb, 2023 16:34
Reported by RT here:
How to assess the comments by Escobar about the intentions of Hersch?
I read the comments here for further comprehensive discussion and am very grateful for it.
The Saker – such a notable blog. You will be missed.
EU whistleblower already revealed the Baltops 22 activities in October 2022. His information confirms Hersh’ story. Hersh might be wrong on the P8 (US instead of Norwegian)
Nordstream should not distract from the primary problem: that mankind is heading for another world war – nuclear war. What happened to the pipeline, and by whom, did not set the course to war, and will not stop it.
I sense an agenda behind Mr. Hersh story. Primarily it seems to throw Biden and gang under the bus.
There is little doubt who the initiator, and prime benficiary of the destruction of NS is. Bidens talk is enough.
The logical way of doing this would have been to outsource the mission to the UK with partners.
The shifting of the blame soly onto Norway is suspicious. At the end of ’21 new massive export cables for electricity to the UK and Germany from Norway was ready, in addition an extra gass export pipeline to the UK. (Resulting in combo with NS destruction to massive domestic price increases).
Although net earnings for Norway have increased as a consequence of the German end of import of Russian Gas, the loss in value of the Sovereign wealth fund is greater. i.e. a net minus in state wealth.
In adition, average electricity prices have increased by 1000%, leading to businesses shutting down and de-industrialisation.
The Government is having significant extra expenses subsidising household energy bills, with up to 90% pr. year. The destruction of NS have in effect been a growing disaster, also for Norway. Factories are contemplating relocating to the US.
Here is an Opinion piece by a couple of
Rand Corporation operatives.
They say it outloud, Ukraine is about economic interests.
“Such a goal is not a matter of American benevolence; it is due to economic and strategic interests.”
The rest is packed with regurgitated propaganda (yes, within Skripal says ‘hello’ – from wherever he is buried)
“Russia, after all, has meddled in American elections (and promised to do so again in the future), conducted cyberattacks against American institutions and commercial infrastructure, tried to assassinate dissidents and operatives on Western soil and directed proxy groups to engage in a terrorism campaign against Western targets.”
(I sure would like to know if these Randy fellows actually believe their own bs. Maybe they have repeated it so many times that they have forgotten it is bs.)
And how is this for turning things upside down:
“By contrast, a successful Russian invasion of Ukraine would place a threatening power on the doorstep of American allies”.
NAT0 isn’t trying to threaten Russia by going to it’s doorstep. No, it is the other way around.
The above beauty is followed by this backflip:
“Russia’s mercenaries have even outright attacked American forces in Syria.”
I wonder if these two fellows ever spray coffee from their nostrils as they laugh at the bs they type out.
Perhaps it’s naive on my part to think so, but a state actor capable of essentially crippling in the most brutally kinetic manner a huge part of the energy economy potential of Europe is quite simply capable of 9/11. At the very best of turning a blind eye to it and of having its MSM do the same as far as the ultimate perpetrators are concerned.
Obrigado Pepe, as always.
What’s left for all of us is to swim in a swamp crammed with derelict patsies, dodgy cover stories and intel debris.
And the…certainty? we already have before Sy Hersh’s bombshell, the US/NATO blew up Nord Stream 1 & 2.
Hersh’s goal was not to write a treatise on XXI c. late stages of savage capitalism, with a focus on the War on Energy Sources, as a geopolitical context for the blowing of Nord Stream.
His article was to deliver a message from a “source” somewhere in the murky world of inside-the-Beltway privileged intel labyrinth.
John Helmer blames Hersh for not having encyclopedic knowledge about Russia, and for not having published an article about Russia ever since the beginning of time. In other words, he dismisses Hersh as a novice in all things Russia. Pepe piggybacks on Helmer, adding on his own questioning about “inconsistencies,” critiquing him for not taking a pro-Russian position before the SMO, and siding by omission with the anti-Russian crowd.
Hersh is now being accosted by the PTB to release the name of his sources, in a prelude of what could become a legal nightmare for the Bidens and his neo-con-zio-nazis henchmen/women.
Regardless of what people may opine about Hersh’s bombshell, it is now doing its rounds inside and outside the Beltway, including Europe. The “plausible deniability” the perpetrators intended to obtain hiding behind “secrecy,” was too thin a layer to hold such an outrageous aggression in the wraps, once their credibility came into questioning, and that’s one of Hersh’s achievements with his article.
The other “inconsistency” pointed out at Hersh’s is his “acquital” of the CIA/UK/Germany, et al, from the planning and execution of the operation. In view of the above, and with all the expertise and experience gathered in operations of the same kind around the world, the CIA had all the credentials, and was in the best position, to question the operation as idiotic.
I will not be surprised if they (“they,” the CIA) talked to Hersh to serve the Bidens and his neocon-zio-nazis on a platter to the Russians, at the same time letting them know “we wanted no part on it,” as intel agencies have non-spoken/non-written deals they only know about, looking to be excluded from a Russian blowback.
Time to stop harassing Hersh for having delivered us from “plausible deniability” to a point of “questioned credibility.”
We can just enjoy watching the Bidens + henchmen/women in fear of what the Russian retaliation is going to be, their credibility going down to the bottom of the cesspool, sinking the country into a deeper risk of a cataclysmic conflagration, or at a minimum, an escalation with unpredictable consequences.
Just pass the popcorn, please.
Re “Pepe piggybacks on Helmer, adding on his own questioning about “inconsistencies,” critiquing him for not taking a pro-Russian position before the SMO, and siding by omission with the anti-Russian crowd. ”
I don’t think so.
Pepe pointed out that Hersh made no mention of the actual geopolitical landscape before the SMO. That does not mean “critiquing [Hers} for not taking a pro-Russian position.” That means that many readers of Hersh’s piece get fascinating datails on the operation but are actually misled as to the context of the planning of the attack.
@ Taffy on February 15, 2023 · at 6:49 pm EST/EDT
I don’t think so.
This is a “free” country, you’re “free” to think whatever you want.
My comment combines elements from two Pepe’s articles, not just this one,
I am sure Pepe will understand the point I am trying to make, and for me, that’s what counts.
Sy Hersh is doing his rounds in Europe, as I stated in my last post.
Best line from Sevim Dagdelen,
“…Maybe we don’t want to jump to the assumption that Federal Chancellor Scholz, and Federal Foreign Minister wouldn’t even venture out to buy a loaf of bread without first getting permission to do so from the US…”
Germany Berlin Bundestag.
German politicians like Sevim Dagdelen are starting to wonder why the German mainstream media is so silent on the sabotage of Nord Stream and why the German government does not want to know who is responsible for blowing up this German vital infrastructure….
The western players have created quite a mess for themselves, but for Russia, not so much, really.. While Russia, like China, is open for trade with others, they have been setting records in the volume of gas and oil sold to China.. As has been apparent for some time, Russia’s future lies to the East, where their partners are reliable..
This leak to Hersch was a way of using him to distribute propaganda. The CIA controlled the leak to make sure the operation was framed as necessary but merely cut corners.
Whoever leaked it knows that Russia and China know the USA was behind it. So this was about controlling the narrative to the American and European audience.
It would not surprise me if this leak contains misdirection. Ie, the actual mining of the lines was done by the US Navy ships that stayed behind after the drill, not during the drill itself.
Feeding Hirsch an erroneous timeline of events supports efforts to “debunk” Hirsch later.
And the plot thickens even more…maybe another dig is in the works…
I am taking this info with a truckload of salt, but worth exploring.
The description of the “terrorist looking men” that came to do the job at Bornholm, bearded, long hair, unkempt and disheveled, points more toward Navy SEALS, who break all the rules re: military protocol, and will have access to state-of-the-art diving gear.
Following Pepe’s ‘various silos of American deep state’ and Saker’s ‘Zionists controlled USA’, I am curious about Sy Hersh’s identity ~ whether he is a Zionist, if yes, that will explain the purpose of his report, the controller wants to bring down Biden as he has become a liability now. That will also explain the omission of MI6 which is obviously provided by Truss and why CIA is let off the hook so lightly. It is a prelude of almost a certainty ~ the senile old man’s days are numbered. The sudden appearance of classified documents in his garage comes to mind.
Let the show of a new American ‘civil’ (a misnomer, should be called dog-eat-dog) war begins.