There’s so much going on in the world right now, at times you need to trust your instincts and moreover be very careful where you get your information. We live in very divisive times and it can be very hard to know who and what to trust. The big tech companies have waged war on anyone deemed to be spreading misinformation, and more and more we’re seeing the mainstream media outlets fail to dig deep on issues that are crying out for answers.
One such story that deserves widespread attention, and should be of huge concern to anyone in the western world is the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines. On top of all that is happening in the world, this winter has seen an energy crisis that has deeply impacted so many across Europe and beyond, as soaring prices have left most counting the cost.
On 26 September 2022, a series of clandestine bombings and subsequent underwater gas leaks occurred on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines. The pipelines were built to transport natural gas from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea, and are majority owned by Gazprom. The mainstream narrative claims the perpetrators and the motives were at best unknown and open to debate.
But, not as far as today’s guest is concerned. He is something of a legendary figure in the world of news reporting and has spent much of the last 50 years elbow-deep in some of the biggest and oftentimes most controversial stories of the day.
I’m talking of course about Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist, political writer and author, who among his many accolades was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.
Seymour believes that the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines was carried out by the US Navy, the CIA, and the Norwegian Navy, under the direct order of President Biden. To say this has caused a stir in the corridors of power would be something of an understatement
Seymour has had a long and storied career having first written for The New Yorker back in 1971. He spent time on the Presidential campaign of Eugene J. McCarthy as a speech writer and press secretary, before joining the New York Times in 1972.
Seymour gained widespread recognition for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War. In the 1970s, he covered the Watergate scandal for The New York Times and revealed the clandestine bombing of Cambodia.
In 2004, he reported on the US military’s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, while his endeavours to uncover the circumstances of Osama Bin Laden’s death saw him caught in the crosshairs as he accused the Obama administration of lying systematically about the killing, something he suggested American media outlets were reluctant to challenge.
“I’m not convinced that every secret has to be published. I think there are secrets worth keeping, and I think there are secrets not worth keeping.”
In a 2013 article, Seymour argued that the Obama administration had used “cherry-picked intelligence” to try to justify a military strike against Syria and disputed the claim that the Assad regime used chemical weapons on civilians in the Syrian Civil War.
All of this has seen Seymour Hersh forge a reputation as one of the world’s most acclaimed investigative journalists. He has won two National Magazine Awards and a record five George Polk Awards and in 2004, he was the recipient of the George Orwell Award.
He has written a number of books, including The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, The Killing of Osama Bin Laden and his acclaimed autobiography Reporter: A Memoir.
His book prizes include the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times award for biography, and a Sidney Hillman award, for “The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House.”
His reputation has been forged by sheer determination to get to the beating heart of the story. Alongside this, a little black book of contacts that would be the envy of any investigator on the planet. It is Seymour Hersh’s sources that have allowed him to break some of the biggest stories of our times and of course created much controversy in the process.
Seymour is still going strong even in his later years and has once again shown his willingness to place himself in the firing line, in search of answers. His unwavering commitment to the truth should be heralded and I can’t wait to take a deep dive into this huge story and what the consequences might be moving forward.
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- Biden wants to go to war
- Why the bombing of Nord Stream really matters
- How did they plant the bomb?
- Our political interests are more important than NATO
- This is the biggest open secret in the community
- Was the bombing a smart move?
- Are we getting close to a nuclear war?
- What really happened with the balloons?
- The corruption in Ukraine goes up to the top
- The leadership at the Pentagon is not at the top of their game
- I wouldn’t mess with Putin
- Is real reporting dead?
- There’s no easy path, you have to keep on digging