Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the US of fabricating a fake story to cover up its role in sabotaging the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Photos/Illustrations
WASHINGTON – United States of America (USA) intentionally fed fake news to the media to cover up Washington’s involvement in the destruction of the pipeline Nord Stream 2 Russia . The accusation was made by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh.
In a post on his Substack blog, the veteran journalist claims that the CIA was commissioned to prepare a cover story in collaboration with German intelligence to provide the American and German press with an “alternative version” of the Nord Stream 2 explosion.
“In the words of the intelligence community, the agency is ‘setting the system in motion’ in an attempt to dismiss claims that Biden had ordered the destruction of the pipeline,” Hersh wrote, citing an anonymous source with access to diplomatic intelligence. 2023).
He noted that the CIA had done its job and, with German help, planted the story in the New York Times and the German weekly Die Zeit. It referred to an alleged “ad hoc ‘off the book’ operation” carried out by “pro-Ukrainian groups,” who allegedly used luxury sailing ships to plant explosives in the Nord Stream pipeline.
“It was a total fabrication by American intelligence passed on to Germany, and it aims to discredit your story,” a source within the American intelligence community told Hersh.
“Disinformation professionals within the CIA understand that propaganda moves can only be successful if those on the receiving end desperately need a story that can diminish or replace unwanted truths. And the truth in question is that President Joe Biden authorized the destruction of the pipeline,” he added.
In February, Hersh published a shocking report about the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipeline explosions last September, accusing Washington of masterminding the attacks. The White House denied responsibility.
Last week, several Western media outlets claimed the perpetrators may be linked to Ukraine. Moscow dismissed the reports as a “coordinated media hoax campaign.”