EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2023
The Story That Will Not ‘Go Away’
Feb. 11, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—On Feb. 8, the article came out by senior U.S. investigative journalist Seymour Hersh that, as the headline stated, “How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline.” This has been described as a “truth bomb,” whose significance is reflected in the fact that it has been all but blacked out as a major media story in the Trans-Atlantic, or otherwise put down as conspiracy-theorizing, or the like. The same day that the story came out, U.S. authorities denied it completely.
But no matter what the attempted public mind control on it is by the MICIMATT (“military-industrial complex intelligence media academia think-tank” apparatus, as coined by veteran intelligence expert Ray McGovern), the Hersh report has the potential to speak to millions in the Trans-Atlantic, the heart of Global NATO, who already have no confidence in their governments.
This adds to the dynamic now impelling thousands to demonstrate in the streets this month, against the war-making, economic destruction and lies in the West.
Did the U.S. sabotage the Nord Stream pipelines? “This is the story that won’t go away ... it’s corrosive,” was the comment today by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and leader of the Schiller Institute.
The question of the U.S. sabotage has now been raised in the German Bundestag. Yesterday, in a special-topic hour, requested for the purpose of discussing “Attacks on German and European Infrastructure,” lawmakers from the Linke and AfD parties called the government to account for having done nothing after 137 days had passed since the sabotage explosion of the pipelines. The focus was that the Berlin government owes the Bundestag and the German people a serious commitment to find out the truth, and if the U.S. did the deed, then the basis for mutual trust inside NATO is gone.
In fact, Washington owes the whole world a truthful explanation, is the view expressed yesterday by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Spokeswoman Mao Ning said: “We have noted the reports” [by Hersh] and given that the two Nord Stream pipelines were “vital transnational infrastructure” then, “If Hersh is telling the truth, what he revealed is clearly unacceptable and must be answered for. The U.S. owes the world a responsible explanation.”
It is worth recalling the record of Seymour Hersh, who ranks among the leading investigative reporters of the 20th century, and now the 21st. In 1969, he broke the story about the My Lai Massacre of civilians in My Lai, Vietnam; in 1974 he broke the story about CIA lies, which led into the founding of the “Church Committee” (against federal government abuse) in Congress; in 2003, he blew open the story about the lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD); in 2004, he broke the story about U.S. conducting torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
It is not just the “story” of the U.S. committing the explosion of the Nord Stream pipelines that won’t be suppressed, we are in a time when we see overall that truth itself “will not go away” about the core of what Global NATO is perpetrating. Look at the situation of the earthquake victims in Turkiye and Syria. The truth is, the wicked practice of sanctions as a “foreign policy” by the U.S. and the collective West, is seen for the deliberate destruction that it has caused in Syria for years, and is still causing there, and also in many other nations directly and indirectly.
Plan to back, spread the word and attend the Feb. 19th Washington, D.C. demonstration to stop the war machine, and the similar events occurring, from Los Angeles, California, to Austin, Texas, to Munich and Berlin, Germany this month.