Just a year ago, everyone who called a victory for Kiev against Moscow as unlikely and a negotiated solution, including a compromise, as desirable, made themselves unpopular. It’s different in many media today – but that’s not the case if you read the White House statement. Investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Hersh has unflattering words for the current administration: “Biden’s foreign policy team continues to have wishful thinking while the genocide in Ukraine continues.”
This year Harsh gave an exclusive interview to eXXpress about his revelations about the explosion of the Nord Stream pipelines. Their latest discovery once again rests on the insider knowledge of – at least – one US intelligence official. Behind the scenes, no one really believes that Kiev’s counteroffensive will succeed and Russia will be defeated, as Hersh explains in his most recent post on Substack.
Even Secretary of State Tony Blinken “understood that the United States” – in other words: its ally: Ukraine – “would not win a war against Russia”.
Some US Secret Service officials had previously been fooled by the Ukrainian president’s overly optimistic announcements. Blinken has now clarified: “The agency (CIA) informed him that the Ukrainian invasion would not work. It was Zelensky’s show and there were some people in the administration who believed his nonsense.”
The secretary of state had expected more, according to the anonymous source’s report: “Blinken wanted to negotiate a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine, like Kissinger had done in Paris to end the Vietnam War.” Instead, “It was a colossal defeat, and Blinken is far beyond his circumstances. But he doesn’t want to be seen as the court jester.”
However, completely different tones can still be heard outside. It was only a few months ago that Tony Blinken publicly confirmed that there would be no immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. He remains in office, Hersh says, “and if asked, he would certainly deny any dissatisfaction with Zelensky or the government’s murderous and failed war policies in Ukraine.”
Washington’s rhetoric will not change, at least for the time being, Seymour Hersh concluded: “When it comes to realistically speaking to the American people, the White House’s wishful thinking about war will continue. But the end is near, even if The assessment Biden is providing to the public could be taken from a comic.