This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
Seymour Hersh, who won the 1970 Pulitzer for international reporting after he exposed the My Lai massacre and its coverup in Vietnam, is a longtime leftist.
However, his comments of late have tended to skewer the current, far-left White House.
“I don’t know what’s going on in that White House. But it’s very scary and very dumb,” he charged recently.
The Gateway Pundit reports he was speaking with Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky on the Breaking Point podcast March 8, and he shredded the New York Times and others who had been claiming that a “Pro-Ukrainian group” was behind the attack that damaged and left inoperable Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines.
Hersh, of course, had reported weeks earlier that it actually was on orders from Joe Biden that the pipelines were damaged, in order to deprive Vladimir Putin of much-needed revenue to Russia as it wages a war against Ukraine, which whom Biden sides.
He noted, “The thing I’m accused of is not naming sources. I noticed both the New York Times and the Washington Post … had no sources.”
But he went on to point out fault in the Biden administration.
“What’s going on now in this White House is terrifying to me,” he said.
[Secretary of State Antony] Blinken, (Jake) Sullivan and (Victoria) Nuland … they’re just out of their league here… Do they really want to get NATO into a war? There’s no question we’ve been increasing the amount of American troops in Poland, secretly, and deploying many more arms in that area. I would guess they may push for NATO to make a physical presence… I don’t know what the goal is. I don’t know if they know what the goal is… I don’t know what’s going on in that White House. But it’s very scary and very dumb.”
He cited claims that it was that pro-Ukrainian force that bombed Nord Stream.
“The story they put out yesterday is just another example of idiocy,” he said.
“What happened here with the press blackout didn’t happen in the rest of the world. It’s all over the world: Joe Biden made a decision to blow up the pipeline because he was afraid. He learned there was a stalemate coming, at best, in the war in Ukraine. He wanted more support from Europe and Germany.”
He warned that no one would believe the story line that was unleashed, “Die Zeit said that some guys in a yacht dropped it? We’re talking about enough C-4 to blow up a major building, for each of the pipelines.”