Seymour Hersh’s latest revelation: Why is German Chancellor Scholz covering up the destruction of Nord Stream by the US?

The World Socialist Web Site At the beginning of March, he described the meeting between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden as a war summit. “There is no escaping the conclusion that the purpose of the summit was to review and obtain with Scholz his expressly signed consent to a massive escalation of the US-NATO war against Russia,” we wrote in a comment . This assessment was undoubtedly correct. Since the meeting, the NATO powers have been pushing the war offensive ever more aggressively.

President Joe Biden listens as Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Friday, March 3, 2023. [AP Photo/Susan Walsh]

But the meeting had another, uncanny component. US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported on Wednesday that Scholz and Biden also covered up the background to the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26, 2022.

Hersh revealed in an explosive report in February that the US government was responsible for the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, which it had systematically planned and implemented. A few days after the Biden-Scholz summit, leading German and American media reported, citing secret services, that a “pro-Ukrainian group” had destroyed the pipelines. The attack was carried out by six people from a yacht chartered by a company owned by Ukrainian businessmen.

The narrative that the operation was conducted independently of the US and other powers was implausible from the start. “It is ridiculous to think that Ukrainians operating out of Germany could, without the knowledge of the Ukrainian government, Germany or the United States, carry out a massive, highly complex and international underwater terrorist attack, simultaneously destroying four different pipelines,” the WSWS wrote .

Hersh explained in a post titled “The Cover-up” that American and German intelligence agencies released the story to refute his own detailed account blaming Biden and the American government for the Nord Stream attacks. This is exactly what happened at the closed meeting between Biden and Scholz. Hersch writes:


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