Hirsch told how many bombs American divers planted under Nord Stream and why not all of them exploded

Journalist Seymour Hersh said that US President Joe Biden did not have a ready plan to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines at the time of his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in February 2022.

This came in an interview Hirsch gave to the German newspaper Berliner Zeiting yesterday Tuesday, following up on an investigation he published earlier this month in which he revealed that the United States was behind the Nord Stream sabotage in September. 2022.

“At that time, we Americans didn’t have a plan, but we knew we were capable of implementing it,” Hersh explained, referring to the period from January to February 2022.

According to Hersh, it was clear to the White House team that they could blow up the pipelines with an “incredibly powerful” explosive called C4, which could be launched remotely using sonar (underwater acoustic detection).

Hersh added that the White House was informed of this option in early January, and two to three weeks later, US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said the US “could do it.”

Hersh said: “It was January 20, apparently. And then the president (Biden), during a joint press conference with the German chancellor on February 7, 2022, publicly stated … that in the event of an attack on Ukraine, “there will be no Nord Stream”. “We will do it. I promise you that we can do it,” he said.

In a previous report, Hirsch said that during the NATO exercise Baltops in the Baltic Sea in the summer of 2022, American divers planted explosives under the Nord Stream pipes before the Norwegians activated them three months later.

According to Hersh, only six of the eight bombs planted in Nord Stream exploded due to Biden’s deliberation in making the final decision.

Hirsch said, citing his sources, that “at the end of September 2022, eight bombs were supposed to go off off the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, and six of them exploded,” as the bombs remained under water for a long time after the operation was postponed by Biden’s decision.

According to Hersh, “At the last moment, the White House got nervous. The president said he was afraid to do so and changed his mind, giving new orders to allow the (mines) to be detonated remotely at any moment.”

According to Hersh, Biden did not order the bombing of Nord Stream until September, and the decision was opposed by many participants in the process, who held “high positions in the security services and considered him insane.”

Hersh opined that Biden ended up carrying out the bombing because of fears that Germany would withdraw sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project in the event of a cold winter.

Source: agencies

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