On Wednesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh released a bombshell report that implicated the United States in the destruction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in September of 2022.
According to Hersh’s sources, the attack was carried out by the US Navy, CIA, and the Norwegian Navy with information being passed onto Danish and Swedish government officials.
He claimed that the charges were planted during wargames in June of 2022 and were set off three months later.
Hersh has contributed to breaking multiple significant stories, including the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Gharib.
Hersh’s allegations sparked a war of words between his supporters and the White House, who denied his claims, calling them “fiction.”
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Many mainstream media outlets have not picked up the story, and there is no major outlet that has said they will try to corroborate his claims.
The Daily Caller Reports–
When the Biden White House tells you that Seymour Hersh's Nord Stream story is "utterly false" that's when you know: it's utterly true.https://t.co/JCoGzmT5M5
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) February 9, 2023
Hersh published a report on Substack on Wednesday in which he stated that the United States, specifically elements of the CIA, U.S. Navy and White House, planted C4 explosives on the Nord Stream pipelines that were later detonated. The entire report was based on a single anonymous source, who allegedly went into great detail about the planning process and implicated a number of top officials.
Hersh’s version of events has not been corroborated by any other reports or official statements thus far. Spokespersons for the White House and CIA both vociferously denied his report, calling it, among other things, “fiction” and “utterly false.”
The Hersh report garnered little mainstream media attention, with the few stories written about it dismissing it as a “blog post” or with framing around the U.S. denial rather than the report itself. Members of the alternative media, however, rushed to promote the report, leading it to go viral on social media and gain significant traction amongst anti-establishment journalists.