In February 2023, renowned reporter Seymour Hersch wrote a detailed report claiming that the United States was responsible for the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline.
The United States immediately denied the report calling it fiction.
The attack on the pipeline crippled Germany and caused an energy crisis.
On March 3, 2023, with little fanfare, the German Chancellor decided to visit the USA. NPR and reported the details of the secret meeting.
“Yeah, it’s a little odd. The press will not be traveling with Chancellor Scholz on this trip. There’s no press conference on the agenda. And the German chancellery is not sharing any details of what’ll be discussed,” NPR’s Rob Schmitz said during a radio broadcast.
A few days later, the New York Times reported on a “leak” claiming “U.S. officials reviewed intelligence that suggested a pro-Ukrainian group was behind the blasts.”
Even the very liberal Breaking Points host Krystal Ball said the NYT’s report didn’t pass the smell test.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’m a wee bit skeptical some rogue group, with zero help from US or Ukrainian govt, could pull off a sophisticated covert op involving military assets, experienced divers and 1000 lbs of military explosives, all with no one having any clue. https://t.co/pdcw0POnA1
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) March 7, 2023
To add insult to injury, Ukraine denied the attack and threw Biden under the bus:
Ukraine has denied any involvement in the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines following a media report citing new intelligence that a “pro-Ukrainian group” may have been behind last year’s attack targeting Russia’s gas deliveries to Europe.
The dismissal by a senior Ukrainian official on Tuesday came in response to a report by the New York Times, which cited new intelligence that had been reviewed by United States officials.
“Although I enjoy collecting amusing conspiracy theories about (the Ukrainian) government, I have to say: (Ukraine) has nothing to do with the Baltic Sea mishap and has no information about ‘pro-(Ukraine) sabotage groups,’” Mykhailo Podolyak, top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote on Twitter.
At the very least, if we are giving a blank check to Ukraine, they should at least play along.
“This isn’t a NY Times report on Nordstream, this is an intelligence press release. We are seeing the Limited Hangout Strategy as the regime desperately attempts to hold onto credibility” pic.twitter.com/NMNB99as3T
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) March 7, 2023
What’s sort of funny is a paragraph buried in a CNN report about the claims made by the NYT.
A source familiar with the US intelligence told CNN the assessment was not made with high confidence and is not the predominant view of the intelligence community, and that the US has not yet identified a culprit for the attack.
There is a section of the US intelligence community that believes that pro-Ukrainian actors would have had the motive to sabotage the pipelines because of how Russia was weaponizing them against Ukraine and Europe.
Folks this has all the makings of what we saw the last time Seymour Hersch uncovered bombshells. Let’s hope this time he’s wrong (prob not). If you are looking for the detailed claims written by Hersch about the attack click here or you can watch below: