Seymour Hersh: I am very used to the stupidity of my government
In an interview with China Daily, Seymour Hersh, a US investigative journalist who revealed that the US government is the mastermind behind the Nord Stream pipelines explosion, said that he would not be surprised at the stupidity of what the US government does when he first heard the news and confirmed by a source that the Nord Stream pipelines was bombed at order from US President Joe Biden.
Hersh also said that it was no secret that Biden wanted to bring an end to the Nord Stream, but Western media have turned a blind eye to it.
In an article published on February 8, Hersh – citing an anonymous source with direct knowledge of the operation – claimed that during the BALTOPS 22 maritime exercise, US Navy divers, operating under cover, planted remotely triggered explosives that destroyed three of the four Nord Stream pipelines.
As an investigative journalist and political writer, Seymour Hersh gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. During the 1970s, Hersh covered the Watergate scandal for The New York Times, also reporting on the secret US bombing of Cambodia and the CIA's program of domestic spying. In 2004, he detailed the US military's torture and abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq for The New Yorker. Hersh has won a record five George Polk Awards, and two National Magazine Awards.