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Washington Post Acknowledges Holes in Nord Stream Cover Story

April 4, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Even the Washington Post felt compelled to acknowledge the holes in the story of a chartered yacht being key to the destruction of the Russian-German Nord Stream gas pipelines in “Investigators Skeptical of Yacht’s Role in Nord Stream Bombing.”

Following Seymour Hersh’s Feb. 8 reporting on the pipeline explosions having been conducted as a U.S. operation with Norwegian support, a coordinated fabrication was peddled via the New York Times in the U.S. and Die Zeit in Germany, whose simultaneous reporting ostensibly revealed the real culprit behind the attack—a small group of Ukrainian radicals who rented a 50-foot yacht and pulled off the greatest act of industrial terrorism in history. Zero Hedge reports that Seymour Hersh was told, regarding this concoction: “It was a total fabrication by American intelligence that was passed along to the Germans, and aimed at discrediting your story.”

“After months of investigation,” the Washington Post confesses,

“law enforcement officials now suspect that the 50-foot yacht, the Andromeda, was probably not the only vessel used in the audacious attack. They also say the boat may have been a decoy, put to sea to distract from the true perpetrators, who remain at large.”

What’s more, “intelligence agencies have found no clear evidence that Russia, initially the prime suspect, was responsible.”

How did the yacht come under the cross-hairs of investigators? “Officials first became interested in the vessel after the country’s [Germany’s] domestic intelligence agency received a ‘very concrete tip’ from a Western intelligence service that the boat may have been involved in the sabotage,” reports the Post. Sound like a set-up?

One of the most compelling pieces of evidence in assessing the true perpetrators of the attack lies in the deliberate lack of curiosity in determining who did commit the act. “Don’t talk about Nord Stream,” reads one of the article’s headings. “Leaders see little benefit from digging too deeply and finding an uncomfortable answer,” a diplomat told the Post reporters.

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