Hersh: How America and Norway Exploded Europe’s Natural Gas Lifeline (1)

How the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was taken out by the US and Norway, (two rich countries who got even richer as a result, btw).

–US State Dept. says Hersh’s report contains errors


CarrZee: This storytelling is great, but fails to amplify properly how the US and Norway benefited financially by replacing Russia’s lost market share in the EU natgas market.

Hersh also fails to properly cover the fact that the explosions locked in an US economic competitive advantage — by preventing Europe from gaining cheap gas supplies. Norway benefits from the higher prices/effectively charges too much for its gas — depending who you ask.

How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline

The New York Times called it a “mystery,” but the United States executed a covert sea operation that was kept secret—until now

Seymour Hersh

“Biden’s decision to sabotage the pipelines came after more than nine months of highly secret back and forth debate inside Washington’s national security community . . .”


The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name—down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The center’s complex is as nondescript as its location—a drab concrete post-World War II structure that has the look of a vocational high school on the west side of Chicago. A coin-operated laundromat and a dance school are across what is now a four-lane road.

The center has been training highly skilled deep-water divers for decades who, once assigned to American military units worldwide, are capable of technical diving to do the good—using C4 explosives to clear harbors and beaches of debris and unexploded ordinance—as well as the bad, like blowing up foreign oil rigs, fouling intake valves for undersea power plants, destroying locks on crucial shipping canals. The Panama City center, which boasts the second largest indoor pool in America, was the perfect place to recruit the best, and most taciturn, graduates of the diving school who successfully did last summer what they had been authorized to do 260 feet under the surface of the Baltic Sea.

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