Secret Rutte Visit to Downing Street -- The Big China Lie | 17 Sept. 2021 |
Once again the terror attack on civilian infrastructure is discussed in the media ... pack of lies now supplanted by NATO disinformation and propaganda ...
Bull$hit report from German DW News ...
Was Ukraine involved in last year's Nord Stream sabotage? | 25 Aug. 2023 |
Below the obvious strong facts repeated once more, not to be obfuscated by fabrication and conspiracies laid out by intelligence agencies.
Quite extended article professing what most independent media already concluded by lack of any transparency from official investigation by NATO partners Denmark and Sweden.
U.S. Motive For Destruction of Nord Stream Pipelines | by Seymour Hersh via MofA |
Seymour Hersh just published a new piece about the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines.
When the pipelines were blown up on September 27 2022 I had asked:
Whodunnit? - Facts Related to The Sabotage Attack On The Nord Stream Pipelines | MofA - 28 Sept. 2022 |
I had collected the various known facts around the incident and they in sum suggested that it had been the U.S. of A.
Seymour Hersh put the same question to some of his intelligence contacts. He was given the same answer.
He now reports on further facts and final motives to trigger the incident.
I do not know much about covert CIA operations--no outsider can--but I do understand that the essential component of all successful missions is total deniability. The American men and women who moved, under cover, in and out of Norway in the months it took to plan and carry out the destruction of three of the four Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea a year ago left no traces--not a hint of the team's existence--other than the success of their mission.
There was a flaw--a gap in understanding between those who carried out the mission and President Biden, as to why he ordered the destruction of the pipelines when he did. My initial 5,200-word report, published in early February, ended cryptically by quoting an official with knowledge of the mission telling me: "It was a beautiful cover story." The official added: "The only flaw was the decision to do it."
This is the first account of that flaw, on the one-year anniversary of the explosions, and it is one President Biden and his national security team will not like.
Inevitably, my initial story caused a sensation, but the major media emphasized the White House denials and relied on an old canard--my reliance on an unnamed source--to join the administration in debunking the notion that Joe Biden could have had anything to do with such an attack. I must note here that I've won literally scores of prizes in my career for stories in the New York Times and the New Yorker that relied on not a single named source. In the past year we've seen a series of contrary newspaper stories, with no named first-hand sources, claiming that a dissident Ukrainian group carried out the technical diving operation attack in the Baltic Sea via a 49-foot rented yacht called the Andromeda.
I am now able to write about the unexplained flaw cited by the unnamed official. It goes once again to the classic issue of what the Central Intelligence Agency is all about: an issue raised by Richard Helms, who headed the agency during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War and the CIA's secret spying on Americans, as ordered by President Lyndon Johnson and sustained by Richard Nixon. I published an exposé in the Times about that spying in December 1974 that led to unprecedented hearings by the Senate into the role of the agency in its unsuccessful attempts, authorized by President John F. Kennedy, to assassinate Cuba's Fidel Castro. Helms told the senators that the issue was whether he, as CIA director, worked for the Constitution or for the Crown, in the person of presidents Johnson and Nixon. The Church Committee left the issue unresolved, but Helms made it clear he and his agency worked for the top man in the White House.
Back to the Nord Stream pipelines: It is important to understand that no Russian gas was flowing to Germany through the Nord Stream pipelines when Joe Biden ordered them blown up last September 26. Nord Stream 1 had been supplying vast amounts of low-cost natural gas to Germany since 2011 and helped bolster Germany's status as a manufacturing and industrial colossus. But it was shut down by Putin by the end of August 2022, as the Ukraine war was, at best, in a stalemate. Nord Stream 2 was completed in September 2021 but was blocked from delivering gas by the German government headed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz two days prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Given Russia's vast stores of natural gas and oil, American presidents since John F. Kennedy have been alert to the potential weaponization of these natural resources for political purposes. That view remains dominant among Biden and his hawkish foreign policy advisers, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and Victoria Nuland, now the acting deputy to Blinken.
Sullivan convened a series of high-level national security meetings late in 2021, as Russia was building up its forces along the border of Ukraine, with an invasion seen as almost inevitable [nonsense -- refusal for diplomacy]. The group, which included representatives from the CIA, was urged to come up with a proposal for action that could serve as a deterrent to Putin. The mission to destroy the pipelines was motivated by the White House's determination to support Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Sullivan's goal seemed clear. "The White House's policy was to deter Russia from an attack," the official told me. "The challenge it gave to the intelligence community was to come up with a way that was powerful enough to do that, and to make a strong statement of American capability."
The major gas pipelines from Russia to Europe [Map by Samuel Bailey / Wikimedia Commons].
I now know what I did not know then: the real reason why the Biden administration "brought up taking out the Nord Stream pipeline." The official recently explained to me that at the time Russia was supplying gas and oil throughout the world via more than a dozen pipelines, but Nord Stream 1 and 2 ran directly from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
"The administration put Nord Stream on the table because it was the only one we could access and it would be totally deniable," the official said. "We solved the problem within a few weeks--by early January--and told the White House. Our assumption was that the president would use the threat against Nord Stream as a deterrent to avoid the war."
It was no surprise to the agency's secret planning group when on January 27, 2022, the assured and confident Nuland, then undersecretary of state for political affairs, stridently warned Putin that if he invaded Ukraine, as he clearly was planning to, that "one way or another Nord Stream 2 will not move forward." The line attracted enormous attention, but the words preceding the threat did not. The official State Department transcript shows that she preceded her threat by saying that with regard to the pipeline: "We continue to have very strong and clear conversations with our German allies."
My take on US policy and the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines to Europe .... cutthroat Capitalism from Wall Street and the ugly fossil fuel lobby owning world powers.
I agree with the first 5 comments ... we all knew these facts and US aggression had been years in the making ... if US Congress and Poland had the power, the Nord Stream pipelines would have been blown years before.
The promise Joe made to Angela in June 2021 was a dud ... Joe knew there would be no diplomatic effort to preserve peace in Europe. U.S. leadership declared war on Russia in 2008, the NATO Bucharest Summit of Bush-Cheney-Nuland crossed the red line, provocation to invite Georgia and the Ukraine as NATO member. The stage of conflict was set.
Joe knew Angela Merkel would be gone in the Fall of 2021 and spent bullying all leaders across Europe to prepare for war ... I called it Biden's Blitzkrieg across the EU.
Joe's most experienced diplomat Antony Blinken traveled multiple times to Europe and NATO meetings to clear any obstacle of wavering states ...
The Moscow visits by Liz Truss - Annalena Baerbock - Ben Wallace and others was obviously for the Bühne ... comedy capers ... Groucho Marx would have done a better job.
Von der Leyen bears great responsibility ... she was very compliant and sat at the desk of Joe from the start of decision making ...
Letting the Azov battalion start hostilities mid-February 2022 in the Donetsk region as last provocation and trigger to force the hand of Putin. No formal decision by NATO was needed to "defend" the Ukraine from the aggressor.
Besides the political warfare on Russia, from the time of Boris Yeltsin, it had been a war for oil & gas resources of Soviet territory and Central Asia and the Caspian Sea basin ... what date were BP and Royal Dutch She'll booted out of their majority stake in Siberian gas projects?
The US lost its foothold in Central Asia by recognizing defeat and retreat from Afghanistan in August 2021. More than embarrassing...
Special recognition for Dutch PM Mark Rutte, a compulsive liar and special relationship with Trump and UK's Boris Johnson. From the earliest moment in 2014 and especially with the downing of Malaysian flight MH-17, he played the tune of the White House, State Department and a prolific contributor to cyber warfare against Russia and supporter of NATO aggression vs Russia. Quite embarrassing for the Netherlands and the capitol The Hague, dubbed the city of Peace with the Carnegie peace palace, ICJ, OPCW and ICC. Hundred years celebrating peace efforts flushed down the VVD gutter. Should rename the Defense to Minister of War as it used to be correctly identified.