Did the United States Blow Up the Nord Stream Pipeline?
On September 26th of last year, there was an explosion detected on the Nord Stream Pipeline. No one knew who was behind the attack. The U.S. government treated it like one big mystery with no real attempts to get to the bottom of it. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken even praised the opportunity presented by the destruction of the pipeline:
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs. That’s very significant and that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come, but meanwhile we’re determined to do everything we possibly can to make sure the consequences of all of this are not borne by citizens in our countries or, for that matter, around the world.”
Some suspected Russia was behind the attack, and President Biden said it was a "deliberate act of sabotage". But why would Russia blow up its own pipeline? Nord Stream strategically kept Germany and Western Europe dependent on Russia for natural gas and provided Russia with a major source of income.
But what about the United States? This was the accusation from Vladimir Putin and therefore was immediately labeled "Russian propaganda" by our government overlords. But now, five months later, a seasoned investigative journalist published a report suggesting just that.
The report, titled, "How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline" was published on Substack by eighty-five-year-old Seymour Hersh. Hersh won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its subsequent cover-up during the Vietnam War.
Hersh explained the Biden administration's plan and execution of the Nord Stream explosions, citing "a source with direct knowledge of the operational planning."
In June of 2022, U.S. Navy divers planted remotely-triggered explosives under the guise of a NATO exercise called BALTOPS 22. Hersh said this was done because "President Joseph Biden saw the pipelines as a vehicle for Vladimir Putin to weaponize natural gas for his political and territorial ambitions."
Immediately after the explosions, some "conspiracy" minded Americans couldn't help but recall these peculiar words the President had spoken months before: "If Russia invades . . . there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it."
Ominous. And possibly a brilliant tactic. Hersh explained, "[Biden's indiscretion] created an opportunity. According to the source, some of the senior officials of the CIA determined that blowing up the pipeline 'no longer could be considered a covert option because the President just announced that we knew how to do it.'" Meaning there was no longer any need to inform Congress.
We may have underestimated Sleepy Joe. Or at least whoever his handlers are.
The White House, of course, vehemently denied these allegations, calling them "false and complete fiction." But are they?
In terms of motive, the United States is the only country that makes sense. And their lack of investigation suggests they already know the perpetrator, and perhaps were hoping no one would look too far into it.
Now, some innocent United States civilians may be thinking, "But America would never do that." And I admire the patriotism and optimism of these folks. But America absolutely would do that. Unfortunately.
The United States has no problem meddling in foreign affairs when they stand to benefit. Back in 2014, a phone call between the State Department's Victoria Nuland and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt was posted to YouTube. The call revealed the Obama administration's plans to oust the current, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, and usher in a new, pro-West government. Yanukovych was removed as President shortly after this phone call took place.
Oh, and Nuland is currently the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States. Along with Biden and Blinken, she made a public threat against the Nord Stream pipeline earlier this year and subsequently celebrated its destruction. Just a coincidence, I'm sure.
\u201cAt a Senate hearing, top US diplomat Victoria Nuland celebrated the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bombing: \n\n"Senator Cruz, like you, I am, and I think the administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea."\u201d— Aaron Mat\u00e9 (@Aaron Mat\u00e9) 1674778160
They tell us what they're doing, as they're doing it. Every time.
Blowing up Nord Stream was undoubtedly an act of war. Russia has already vowed "consequences" for the United States. If the attack wasn't ordered by President Biden, then who? Why don't we have an answer and a perpetrator to punish?
I think we know why. But I wouldn't expect answers any time soon. The United States government isn't exactly big on accountability.