New York, February 15 – US journalist Seymour Hersh told democracynow.org in an interview that the US blew up Nord Stream out of fear that Germany would agree to open the gas pipeline against the backdrop of approaching winter.
In his opinion, Biden was aware that winter was coming “and it’s going to be tough.” “I don’t want the Germans to say, ‘We’re out of the game (ed) because it’s going to be a massacre without fuel, our economy is going to crash,’ We’re out and opening the gas pipeline,’ which they could have done. So he (Biden) ruled that possibility out,” the journalist said. .
As Hirsch pointed out, since the launch of the first Nord Stream plant, the United States has been talking about the threat of cheap gas and energy to Europe. “We have always considered that Europe would be more willing to trade with Russia as a threat,” the journalist said. “We have always wanted to isolate Russia – that has been the theme of recent decades. It was the fear that Europe would avoid war.”
In his opinion, the consequences for Europeans of undermining the Nord Stream would be terrible. “The bottom line is that they only depend on America, even in crises. And I think this will undermine NATO, which I have always considered a useless organization,” he said.
“I know people who pay 5 times more for electricity, 3 to 4 times more for gas,” Hirsch said.
According to him, for the United States, the political consequences would be colossal. In the long term, he did not rule out the possibility of countries leaving NATO.
The attacks took place on September 26, 2022, simultaneously on two pipelines exporting Russian gas to Europe – Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not exclude targeted sabotage. Nord Stream, operator of Nord Stream AG, stated that the state of emergency on the gas pipelines is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation filed a case related to an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. On 31 October, Russian President Vladimir Putin reported that Gazprom had been allowed to inspect the site of the explosion, and the company’s president, Alexei Miller, informed him about the inspection. Putin also said that the explosion on the Nord Stream gas pipeline is a clear terrorist attack.
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