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US Involvement? Trump Opens Up About Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Attack

There’s been plenty of speculation about the nation or group responsible for sabotaging the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany last year.

Some say Russia was responsible, others think it was a pro-Ukraine organization, and a growing number of pundits around the world believe U.S. forces were behind the attack.

Although he didn’t come right out and say it, Donald Trump seemed to hint at the latter during a recent interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson.

As the Daily Caller reported:

“I don’t want to get our country in trouble so I won’t answer it, but I can tell you who it wasn’t, it wasn’t Russia,” Trump told Carlson, a co-founder of the Daily Caller News Foundation, in an exchange that aired Wednesday. “How about when they blamed Russia – they said Russia blew up their own pipeline. You got a kick out of that one too. It wasn’t Russia.”

The Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines were reportedly sabotaged in September 2022, after Swedish authorities detected multiple leaks in the Baltic Sea. The completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline was opposed by the Trump administration, which imposed sanctions that were later lifted by President Joe Biden over the objections of some advisers.

“I won’t answer the question because I don’t want to get our country any deeper than they already are,” Trump continued. “We have the most incredible equipment, I rebuilt our whole military. We have things that – you can do anything. We are equipped to do anything but I refuse to say it because I want our country to be pristine.”

The topic soon became popular on social media.

Independent journalist Seymour Hersh cited sources that suggested the U.S. was involved in the planning and execution of the pipeline attack.

He wrote on Substack:

The Americans at work in Norway operated under the same dynamic, and dutifully began working on the new problem—how to remotely detonate the C4 explosives on Biden’s order. It was a much more demanding assignment than those in Washington understood. There was no way for the team in Norway to know when the President might push the button. Would it be in a few weeks, in many months or in half a year or longer?

The C4 attached to the pipelines would be triggered by a sonar buoy dropped by a plane on short notice, but the procedure involved the most advanced signal processing technology. Once in place, the delayed timing devices attached to any of the four pipelines could be accidentally triggered by the complex mix of ocean background noises throughout the heavily trafficked Baltic Sea—from near and distant ships, underwater drilling, seismic events, waves and even sea creatures. To avoid this, the sonar buoy, once in place, would emit a sequence of unique low frequency tonal sounds—much like those emitted by a flute or a piano—that would be recognized by the timing device and, after a pre-set hours of delay, trigger the explosives. (“You want a signal that is robust enough so that no other signal could accidentally send a pulse that detonated the explosives,” I was told by Dr. Theodore Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology and national security policy at MIT. Postol, who has served as the science adviser to the Pentagon’s Chief of Naval Operations, said the issue facing the group in Norway because of Biden’s delay was one of chance: “The longer the explosives are in the water the greater risk there would be of a random signal that would launch the bombs.”)

Here’s a clip of Trump’s interview with Carlson:


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