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Bundestag Deputy Raises Need To Investigate Charge That U.S. Sabotaged Nord Stream Pipelines

Feb. 11, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—There is a suspicion that the U.S. and Norway carried out the September 2022 explosives attack on Nord Stream, said Markus Frohnmaier, of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) in the Bundestag on Feb. 10, in the context of a current affairs hour, whose topic was “Attacks on German and European Infrastructure.” Frohnmaier referenced the Feb. 8 report by U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh, according to which U.S. Navy divers were responsible for the explosions of the pipelines.

The debate was requested by the AfD, and occurred as a break in the general debate session. Frohnmaier criticized the fact that that 137 days after the sabotage, he still did not know who had perpetrated the attack on the Russian-German Nord Stream gas pipelines, because the German government had contributed “zero” to the clarification. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s disinterest in a thorough investigation of the sabotage fits in with his earlier silence against U.S. announcements for killing the pipeline. Furthermore, it coheres with the fact, reported in this week’s issue of Die Zeit, that Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock lobbied with numerous governments to force Scholz to permit them to send their German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

Frohnmaier said that he cannot rule out a U.S. hand in the pipeline explosion nor a Russian hand behind it, but the Berlin government owes the Bundestag and the German nation a serious commitment to shed light on this attack on German interests—and if the U.S. did it, the basis for mutual trust inside the NATO alliance would be profoundly destroyed.

“The Bundestag has a right to know what the federal government knows,” said the AfD official Twitter account, citing Bundestag group leader Tino Chrupalla, who had demanded the special-topic hour, in which these questions could be raised. A lawmaker from Die Linke also spoke out strongly during the session for an investigation. Other deputies were outrageously stupid, such as a young CDU member who made the idiotic remark that old fuddy duddies like Hersh, who is 85, may have said something right years ago, but no one should pay any attention to them today.

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