Nord Stream Whodunnit: CIA Fingers the Ukrainians
The whodunnit around the greatest act of industrial sabotage since WW II, blowing up the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines on Monday 9/26, continues. While Mainstream Media have already concluded with no evidence that “Russia, Russia, Russia” did it, critical pundits like Tucker Carlson and Darren Beattie have pointed out the US has much more motivation and repeatedly demanded an end to Nord Stream.
Now, a CIA report raises another possible culprit no one has mentioned so far: Our good friends, the Ukrainians.
An article from the English-language edition of German left-wing “Der Spiegel” magazine claims the US secret service tapped the Russians and learned they had expressed the suspicion that Kyiv was planning an attack on the pipelines. The Ukrainians are said to have even tried to rent a boat in Sweden for this purpose.
“The Germans were warned in summer by the CIA about a possible attack scenario on the Nord Stream pipelines. US Intelligence claimed to have intercepted Russian communications in which concerns were expressed about possible Ukrainian attacks on Western infrastructure. The Ukrainians allegedly tried to rent a boat in Sweden for this purpose.”
However, the US secret service did not classify this scenario as particularly likely, writes Swiss Weltwoche: “The CIA did not consider the scenario of a Ukrainian attack to be very credible”. Nevertheless, they apparently decided to pass this information on to the Germans.
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Author: Richard Abelson