Kevin Bae

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Biden may have given the order to bomb Nord Stream Pipelines

Even though I read this story yesterday morning I’m late to the party posting on this one. Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports on how the United States ordered the bombing of Russia’s Nord Stream Pipelines.

It’s a long detailed article and well worth the read.

If true, is it legal for the United States to take such actions? Is this an act of war? How would we respond if Russia took the same actions against our energy infrastructure? This is a dangerous game the Biden Administration is playing. All for Ukraine where we have no vital national interests.

The Panama City divers had repeatedly practiced planting the C4 on pipelines, as they would during BALTOPS, but now the team in Norway had to come up with a way to give Biden what he wanted—the ability to issue a successful execution order at a time of his choosing.  

Being tasked with an arbitrary, last-minute change was something the CIA was accustomed to managing. But it also renewed the concerns some shared over the necessity, and legality, of the entire operation.

How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline – Seymour Hersh