The Nord Stream Pipeline Didn’t Attack Itself
A report from legendary journalist Seymour Hersh states that the U.S. was behind the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines, which had been in the works since 2021, at Biden's command.
The attack on the Nord Stream pipeline network was one of the biggest stories of 2022, and yet it was quietly swept under the rug by a media that seemed all too eager to just say “it was Russia’s fault” and move on.
And if you had any questions about how Russia would intentionally destroy an estimated $20 Billion worth of its own infrastructure—you were called a conspiracy theorist or a Russian puppet.
But that didn’t stop some people from continuing to search for the truth of what actually happened, and that includes one of the greatest journalists of our time, Seymour Hersh, who just released a bombshell report titled “How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline.”
For the first time, we have a clear picture of not just how this attack was carried out, but how long it had been in the making, with plans dating back to December 2021 and involving key members of the Biden Administration.
Plans that were made during a series of meetings with the CIA, in which it was made known that the impending attack on Nord Stream had been ordered directly by Joe Biden but must be kept as covert as possible. But not so covert that other NATO members weren’t made aware of it.
According to the report, they waited until June 2022 for US Navy Divers to plant remotely triggered explosives on the pipelines, using NATO’s annual summer exercises in the Baltic Sea as their cover. They then waited again, amid concerns that an explosion with 48 hours of NATO drills in the region would be too obvious.
Then on September 26, 2022, the report states that “a Norwegian Navy P8 surveillance plane made a seemingly routine flight and dropped a sonar buoy.” Within hours, the C4 explosives were triggered, and the damage was done.
But surely if the Biden Administration had gone through so much work to plan such a covert operation, the President himself wouldn’t have said something like this on February 7, 2022:
“If Russia invades — that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine — then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it,” said Biden. When a reporter asked, “How will you do that?” Biden replied, “I promise you, we'll be able to do it.”
And surely, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was listed in Hersh’s report as one of the key players in the planning of the attack, wouldn’t have been so bold as to make a statement like this just a few days after the attack on September 30, 2022:
"It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy … We've significantly increased our [gas] production,” Blinken said, going on to add, “We’re now the leading supplier of LNG to Europe."
However, it would seem that the administration was just that bold, with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and noted architect of the 2014 coup in Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, gloating about the destruction while testifying before Congress last month.
“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,” Nuland told Senator Ted Cruz on January 26, 2023.
And if you thought that Nuland’s days of meddling in foreign affairs ended with her role in overseeing the Maidan Coup, then you were wrong. At least, that’s how it would seem given the warning she issued on January 27, 2022, when she said during a press conference, “I want to be clear with you today: If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward”
So, what’s in it for the US? And why are they so obsessed with Nord Stream?
Well, publicly, U.S. officials have spent years saying that they don’t like the pipelines running from Russia to Germany, because they fear the European Union will become too reliant on the supplies, giving Russia the power to “use energy as a weapon” against them.
But there’s a lot more to it than that… because in the eyes of the power-hungry hawks in Washington, it’s not just about their allies in Europe relying on too much on Russia—it’s about their allies, like Germany, gaining too much power, to the point where they aren’t forced to rely on the U.S.
Many of the Obama-era officials that are in the Biden Administration today still have a chip on their shoulder about the fact that for all of the destruction Barack Obama unleashed around the world, he didn’t stop the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from becoming operational in 2011.
Ten years later, that pipeline supplied the EU with 40 percent of its natural gas in 2021. The potential for that amount to continue to increase skyrocketed when construction began on Nord Stream 2.
It would appear as though the same politicians in Europe who didn’t think twice about supporting the 2014 coup in Ukraine—on the basis that the government in Kiev was getting too close to Russia—didn’t realize that they could become the same type of target for the U.S. After all, Washington was one of their closest allies. Right?
That ignorance continued into 2015 with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel only recently admitting that the Minsk agreements were meant to “give Ukraine time” to prepare for war with Russia, and had nothing to do with ensuring long-term peace between Kiev and the newly independent republics in the Donbass.
Yet Merkel continued to fight for Nord Stream 2 up until she left office in 2021, just as the pipeline was completed because she knew it was what was best for her country’s economy. It was what the people of Germany wanted. She tried to address all of the concerns, including those coming from Ukraine and Poland about the revenue they would lose from gas transit fees, if Russia sent its supplies through pipelines alone.
But in the end, Merkel lost the bet that the U.S. would target everyone, except for its closest allies. She was replaced by Olaf Scholz, Germany’s spineless new chancellor, who gave in to pressure from Washington and agreed to suspend the certification of Nord Stream 2 on the same day that Russia announced it would recognize the independence of the republics in the Donbass because the Minsk agreements that were supposed to bring peace had been completely ignored by Ukraine.
Months later, the Nord Stream pipeline system that was once an energy lifeline for Europe would be the target of an unprecedented attack. Media and politicians alike would jump to the conclusion without providing evidence that surely it was Russia’s fault. And those claims would be used to justify excluding Russia from the officials investigation into the attacks on its own pipeline.
But then, earlier this month, Germany’s attorney general quietly admitted there was no evidence Russia had any involvement in the Nord Stream attack. And the world was expected just to move on and not to ask any questions, such as, if not Russia, then who was behind the attack?
It certainly couldn’t have been any coincidence that just two days after the attack on Nord Stream, the new EU-funded Baltic Pipe gas pipeline went online with the purpose of transporting natural gas from Norway to Denmark and through the Baltic Sea on to Poland.
It wouldn’t make any sense at all for the US and Norway to work together to sabotage Nord Stream, cementing themselves as Europe’s top supplies of natural gas.
But instead of asking those questions, the establishment media did the Biden Administration’s work for them, by questioning the work of Seymour Hersh—the legendary journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize for his work exposing the coverup of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
They insisted that Hersh was “controversial” because he exposed the torture of prisoners by the U.S. Military in Iraq or called out both Obama and Trump for launching strikes against the Syrian Government, over alleged chemical attacks where the evidence that was shaky at best.
Oh, and the same media outlets that expect you to take every single word they say as the gospel truth when they claim it’s backed up by an “anonymous source,” suddenly have a problem with Hersh using anonymous sources. Because it’s only okay when they do it, apparently.
Yet none of the so-called journalists or politicians who were so quick to accept the claim that Russia destroyed its own pipeline with no evidence want to have an honest conversation about the report that it was actually the U.S. Government committing an act of terrorism that will have implications for years, if not decades, to come—because that’s something everyone should be talking about.