THE GEOPOLITICAL FALLOUT FROM SEYMOUR HERSCH’S ARTICLE CONTINUES
This article was shared by K.M. and many more of you, and it needs to be talked about. But first, a bit of a personal, anecdotal aside. I grew up in that Vietnam War era, worrying as many boys my age growing up back then did, whether I would be drafted and sent off to a war in a jungle on the other side of the world, or not. I remember watching the SeeBS Evening News almost every day throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with Walter Cronkite (or substitutes Roger Mudd or Dan Rather or - if we were lucky - Eric Sevareid), and the latest film from the jungle battles and General Westmoreland's latest statements about the "body count." I say all this and mention all these names merely to reinforce the idea of how much that era is a present memory to those of us who lived through it, and especially those that literally fought over there. I remember, vividly, when North Vietnamese general Nyugen Giap launched the Tet offensive that so stunned the American military, and woke up our then slumbering lamestream propotainment media out of its narrative promotion and into the realization that in spite of massive bombing and military commitment, we were nowhere close to winning the war. I remember, vividly, Walter Cronkite's "change of heart and mind" and watching it happen from newscast to newscast.
And I remember Seymour Hersch, and his coverage of these events, of the My Lai massacre and secret bombing of Cambodia and Laos in particular.
When he therefore says or writes about some aspect of government malfeasance, criminality, and cover-ups, I tend to sit up and take notice. His reporting of the My Lai massacre and coverup, along with General Giap's Tet offensive, very likely contributed to the collapse of public support for that war, and in the long run, to America finally getting out of it all together.
And recently, of course, he wrote yet another deep diving article about the destruction of the Nordstream pipelines and the absolute and unquestioned involvement of the United States, up to, and including, the presidency itself. As I outlined in last week's News and Views from the Nefarium, Hersch gave an interview to the German media in the Berliner Zeitung, and very clearly laid out his case that not only was the White House involved, but that in ordering the destruction of the pipelines, had personally exceeded its authority by committing acts of war not only against Russia, but against an American ally.
Last week the AfD (Alternativ fur Deutschland) party through one of its Bundestag representatives called for a full investigation. Now, that movement has grown; the world, in other words, is listening to Seymour Hersch... yet again:
What's intriguing to contemplate in this article is not what the article says, but what it is not saying, what is lurking in between and behind its lines. The first and most obvious thing to note about it is that the article involves the very three countries that US foreign policy has been trying - desperately - to keep apart and from agreeing on anything: China, Russia, and Germany. The sabotage, in addition to being an act of war against two of them, has driven all three of them together. One even has to wonder - given the extent of the grifting and influence peddling ties between China and the Bai Den famdamnly - whether or not this was the whole (and hidden) objective of the operation from the outset.
But those are just the obvious implications and questions. With all three countries calling for investigations - even from the UN - another prospect presents itself, one which could be a veritable geopolitical game changer: all three countries possess large intelligence establishments capable of conducting covert and deep investigations. And all three could conceivably coordinate such investigations.
Given what Mr. Hersch has been able to uncover, there's little doubt that these three countries could flesh out his investigations with a mountain of details.
And how they would choose to share that information remains solely in their hands and initiative.
My guess? Watch for them to share it in a variety of ways and venues designed to maximize their benefit from it, and to chip away even further at the fabric of post-war American alliances.
Watch for them, in other words, to use it to further isolate and embarrass the USSA.
In one respect, at least, America has "improved": After World War One, the west managed to piss off just the Germans,
After World War Two, America managed to piss off just the Russians.
Now, under the Bai Den misadministration, we're managing to piss off not just the Germans and the Russians at the same time, but to complete the sundae, we're also pissing off the Chinese too, and yet, may also be doing their bidding.
See you on the flip side...
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