Why Is Assange in Jail and Not Seymour Hersh?


Steve Brown is one of America’s notable mostly-behind-the-scenes activists. He has supported various whistleblowers, worked to keep the Pacifica network honest and accountable, and stood up for red-pill truth-tellers like me when we were censored by the Left Forum. Below is his excellent new piece asking an elephant-in-the-room question.  –Kevin Barrett, Substack writer and Veterans Today Editor

Why Is Assange in Jail and Not Seymour Hersh?

By Steve Brown

On February 7, Seymour Hersh – arguably the most credible investigative journalist of our era – published a bombshell exposé revealing that the United States was guilty of blowing up the Nord Stream II undersea pipeline that was supposed to deliver natural gas from Russia to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Hersh’s revelations were based entirely on classified information leaked to him by a member of the government with first-hand knowledge of the planning and implementation of the attack on the pipeline – a member of the government who clearly broke the law by violating his fiduciary duty not to reveal classified information to an unauthorized source.

Like Chelsea Manning, who had revealed classified information to Julian Assange, for which she was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison, Hersh’s source, if identified, would surely also be convicted and sentenced to similar long-term imprisonment.

But Hersh’s source has not been identified. However – Hersh himself has. According to the same logic under which Assange was indicted for publishing classified information, and now faces up to 175 years in prison, Hersh, too, should be indicted and face comparable long-term imprisonment.

So why is Sy Hersh still free?

Hersh broke the same laws that the U.S. government accuses Julian Assange of breaking. But unlike Assange, a foreigner whom the U.S. has unsuccessfully been trying to extradite from England for years, Hersh is an American citizen living right here in the United States – easy to find, cuff, indict, convict and throw in prison for the rest of his life.

So why is Sy Hersh still free?

Surely the classified information that Hersh has revealed is even more dangerous to the safety of the U.S. than what Assange revealed. Hersh showed that the U.S. had committed an unprovoked act of war against Russia. This gives Russia an absolute legal right to retaliate under Chapter VII, Article 51, of the United Nations Charter, which cites self-defense as an exception to the prohibition against the use of force.
Since Russia happens to be a nuclear power, its potential retaliation could trigger World War III and wipe out not just the U.S. but the entire human race. Therefore, in any comparison of who has placed the U.S. in greater danger – Julian Assange is a piker compared to Sy Hersh.

So why is Sy Hersh still free?

The answer is this. Although President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland would love to throw Sy Hersh into a maximum security prison for the rest of his life, as punishment for revealing their complicity in blowing up the Nord Stream II pipelines – they don’t dare to. If they did, it would be tantamount to admitting that … what Hersh published is true.

Which would be embarrassing, to say the least, because Biden and Company have spent every day since February 7 denying that Hersh’s revelations are true. In other words, they claim he made it all up – which means, according to them, that he did not publish classified information. Therefore he cannot be guilty of any crime.

That’s the frustrating double bind in which Biden now finds himself. It must drive him crazy. Because the day he sends federal agents to put the cuffs on Sy Hersh, that is the day he and Blinken and Nuland will have to admit that they lied, that Hersh’s exposé is true, and that they did indeed order the destruction of the Nord stream pipelines.

So of course that day will never come, and Sy Hersh will remain a free man. Which is why, at least this one time, I am glad that our leaders are liars.



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  1. Any way we slice it dice it, what has been unleashed on the World and on the People of the ‘Land of the Free’, by demonic Enemies of Mankind, in the past 2 decades was/has been ‘triggered’, by the greatest crime EVER against US and in retrospect, against the Whole World, by the ‘Controlled Demolition’ False Flag attack, on ‘9/11/2001’! ‘9/11’ was an impressive undertaking, it required very precise logistics, security, time, know how/expertise to load Controlled Demolition/explosives, into those 3 skyscrapers, #1, #2, #7 in the WTC. The only way that ‘Crime of the Ages’ against the American People could have become such a murderous roaring success if our(?) FBI, CIA, and the State and City of New York Security Police etc. Organizations have fallen asleep, for months, or outright assisted in that Demonic undertaking against US. Inside JOB? That is what our(?) Congress should have been Investigating in the past over 2 decades, but instead, the US Congress has Investigated ‘everything under the SUN’ in twenty years but dared not to touch ‘9/11’ the murder of some 3000 innocents, collateral victims, most of them American Citizens! That FACT right there indicates that something is not KOSHER around the Crime of the Ages ‘9/11’! Who done ‘9/11’?? The American People MUST know the TRUTH!

  2. Hersh used to write for the NYT, right? Now what upstanding righteous journalist would work for such a morally compromised establishment mouthpiece??? Seems like Hersh on the conscious department is maybe a bit lacking, but it would be a lot simpler to say…there are some genetic affiliations in play.

  3. Assange told the truth while Hersh lied, liars protect liars and there are many liars in politics!

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