2/24/23 Seymour Hersh: How and Why America Blew Up Nord Stream

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Scott is joined by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh to discuss his recent story about the American operation to sabotage the Nord Stream pipelines last September. Scott and Hersh talk about the relevant history behind the operation as well as the strategic context around these pipelines between Germany and Russia. They also run through a number of Hersh’s other stories such as the fake assassination attempt on George H.W. Bush and the 2013 sarin attacks in Syria. 

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Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist famous for breaking the story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. Since then, Hersh has broken many major stories on topics such as the Syrian Civil War and the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound. In February of 2023, Hersh began writing on Substack with a story about the US operation to sabotage the Nord Stream pipelines. 

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War is a Euphemism for Theft Funded Mass Murder

The libertarian’s basic attitude toward war must then be: it is legitimate to use violence against criminals in defense of one’s rights of person and property; it is completely impermissible to violate the rights of other innocent people. War, then, is only proper when the exercise of violence is rigorously limited to the individual criminals.

– Murray N. Rothbard, Ph.D., War, Peace, and the State

Refuting the SJW Narrative in 8 Minutes (feat. Dr. Wilfred Reilly)

[I]f this were truly a “white supremacist” society, being called a white supremacist would be a badge of honor, not a professional death sentence.

– Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Wilfred Reilly, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University.

Books by Wilfred Reilly:

Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About

Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War

Wilfred Reilly on Twitter


The 2100 B.C. Project

[M]ore importantly to force us to grapple with what it means that slavery is one of the oldest institutions in our
country that few things outdate African slavery and yet we’ve treated this as a marginal story so at its heart the 1619 project is the story of America told through the lens of slavery.
The goal of the 1619 Project is to create the narrative that America is founded on slavery therefore the capitalist system that America (partially) practices should be abandoned.
It turns out, slavery is the least unique thing about America.
Here is a translation of four laws from The Code of Ur-Nammu (Mesopotamia, 2100 B.C. – 2050 B.C.), the oldest legal code known to the human race:
4. If a slave marries a slave, and that slave is set free, he does not leave the household.

5. If a slave marries a native [i.e. free] person, he/she is to hand the firstborn son over to his owner.

8. If a man proceeded by force, and deflowered the virgin female slave of another man, that man must pay five shekels of silver.

17. If a slave escapes from the city limits, and someone returns him, the owner shall pay two shekels to the one who returned him.

24. [text destroyed] If he does not have a slave, he is to pay 10 shekels of silver. If he does not have silver, he is to give another thing that belongs to him.

25. If a man’s slave-woman, comparing herself to her mistress, speaks insolently to her, her mouth shall be scoured with 1 quart of salt.

26. If a slave woman strikes someone acting with the authority of her mistress, [text destroyed]


Dr. Thomas Sowell refuting the 1619 thesis a decade ago:


     For centuries before, Europeans had enslaved other Europeans, Asians had enslaved other Asians and Africans had enslaved other Africans. Only in the modern era was there both the wealth and the technology to organize the mass transportation of people across an ocean, either as slaves or as free immigrants. Nor were Europeans the only ones to transport masses of enslaved human beings from one continent to another. North Africa’s Barbary Coast pirates alone captured and enslaved at least a million Europeans from 1500 to 1800, carrying more Europeans into bondage in North Africa than there were Africans brought in bondage to the United States and to the American colonies from which it was formed. Moreover, Europeans were still being bought and sold in the slave markets of the Islamic world, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.


Slavery was a virtually universal institution in countries around the world and for thousands of years of recorded history. Indeed, archaeological evidence suggests that human beings learned to enslave other human beings before they learned to write. One of the many fallacies about slavery— that it was based on race— is sustained by the simple but pervasive practice of focussing exclusively on the enslavement of Africans by Europeans, as if this were something unique, rather than part of a much larger worldwide human tragedy. Racism grew out of African slavery, especially in the United States, but slavery preceded racism by thousands of years. Europeans enslaved other Europeans for centuries before the first African was brought in bondage to the Western Hemisphere.

– Thomas Sowell, Economic Facts and Fallacies, p. 180

Reminder: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Almost Started a World War Based on a Lie

On November 15th, the Associated Press reported that “A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people”. Since Poland is a member of the North American Treaty Organization, that would mean that America along with its allies in NATO are effectively at war with Russia.

President Zelenskyy parroted this lie by saying “Hitting NATO territory with missiles. … This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a really significant escalation. Action is needed,” according to The Hill.

All this turned out to be a hoax which like the first two world wars could have cost millions of innocent lives:


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