On Tuesday the New York Times published an incendiary story – based on anonymous Biden Administration officials – that the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines was carried out not by the US military, as Seymore Hersh has discovered, but rather by Ukrainian forces not associated with President Zelensky. Why put out such a transparently bogus counter-narrative? Many reasons. Also today: more revelations about Fauci’s malfeasance come out in House Covid hearings. Finally – what does yesterday’s Syria vote mean?