Renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh accused the US Navy, aided by Norway, of planting explosives on the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Washington and the CIA denied this information, calling it “completely false.”
In an article published on his own blog, Seymour Hersh writes that US Navy divers, aided by Norway, planted explosives on these gas pipelines linking Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea in June, setting them off three months later. The journalist points out that the idea of this sabotage would have already been raised in December 2021 by the United States, before the plan was designed by the CIA.
In his article, Seymour Hersh details the CIA-led operation:
“Last June, Navy divers, operating under the cover of a widely publicized mid-summer NATO exercise known as the of BALTOPS 22, planted the remotely-triggered explosives which, three months later, destroyed three of the four Nord Stream pipelines, according to a source with direct knowledge of operational planning.”
He also explains that “Biden’s decision to sabotage the Nord Stream pipeline came after more than nine months of top-secret debate within Washington’s national security community about how best to achieve that goal. For much of that time, the question was not whether to do the mission, but how to do it without any idea of who was in charge.
On February 8, the White House denied being behind the sabotage, discovered in September. This information is “totally false” and “pure fiction,” retorted Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council. The CIA and Norway also denied in the wake of the charges against Seymour Hersh.
According to journalist Seymour Hersh, who relies on an anonymous source, US President Joe Biden had himself decided to blow up these gas pipelines in order to deprive Moscow of the staggering revenues from its gas sales to Europe.
The investigations carried out by the Swedish, Danish and German authorities have not yet made it possible to determine who is responsible.
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