The CIA forewarned Germany of prospective assaults on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea weeks before Nord Stream 1 and 2 were struck. Furthermore, a former Pentagon advisor has said that the US likely attacked Nord Stream pipelines in order to isolate Germany.
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According to a former Pentagon advisor, the United States and Britain are among the most plausible parties responsible for the Nord Stream pipeline incidents, and the attack was launched to stop Germany from exiting the conflict in Ukraine.
The remarks were made by retired US Army colonel Douglas Macgregor while he was a guest on the Judging Freedom podcast.
Germany is eliminated through a process of elimination, according to Macgregor, as they rely on Nord Stream for their energy security, and it was meaningless for Russia to have attacked its very own infrastructure.
“Would the Russians destroy their own pipeline? 40 percent of Russian gross national product or gross domestic product consists of foreign currency that comes into the country to purchase natural gas, oil, coal and so forth. So the Russians did not do this. The notion that they did I think is absurd,” Macgregor said.
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Referring to the infamously deleted tweet from Polish MEP Radoslaw Sikorski, who wrote, “Thank you, USA,” Macgregor noted, “Who else might be involved? Well the Poles apparently seem to be very enthusiastic about it.”
The former Pentagon advisor asserted, however, that only the United States and British Royal Navy had the capacity to carry out the strike, citing allegations that more than 500 kg of TNT had been found in both blasts.
“Then you have to look at who are the state actors that have the capability to do this. And that means the Royal Navy, the United States Navy Special Operations,” said Macgregor.
“I think that’s pretty clear. We know that thousands of pounds of TNT were used because these pipelines are enormously robust. You have several inches of concrete around various metal alloys to move the natural gas. So it’s not something that you could simply drop a grenade down at the end of a fish line and disrupt. That means it takes a certain amount of sophistication,” he added.
After Berlin started “to give the impression that they were no longer going to go along with this proxy war in Ukraine,” Macgregor claimed that the strikes were carried out to prevent Germany from forsaking the conflict in Ukraine.
“I’m hesitant to say ‘we know it must have been Washington’. I can’t say that because we just don’t know. But it’s very clear that we have foreclosed Berlin’s options. Berlin was drifting away from this alliance. [Chancellor] Olaf Scholz said ‘I’m not sending any more equipment, I won’t send any tanks’. Now he’s in a bind because the United States has simply robbed him of the option of bailing out. Who’s going to supply him gas and oil and coal and everything else if he bails out? Where does he turn now? And remember, the Germans, who are facing terrible consequences at home refuse to restart nuclear power plants,” the former official said.
As GGI previously mentioned, the CIA forewarned Germany of prospective assaults on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea weeks before Nord Stream 1 and 2 were struck.
In the event that Russia attacked Ukraine, Nord Stream 2 would not be permitted to operate, according to Joe Biden and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.