The New York Times has officially declared that it may be a bad idea to learn the truth about who sabotaged the Nord Stream Pipelines.
In an article published on Friday, the left-wing outlet claimed that “it may be in no one’s interest to reveal more” about the attack on the pipelines due to “unintended consequences” that could arise from discovering the culprit.
Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and even the United States have all been suspected of carrying out the attack. The establishment and the Democrats have all tried to run with the idea that Russia sabotaged their own pipelines, but numerous analysts have poked holes in that theory — pointing out that the country had almost nothing to gain from destroying a major source of revenue for themselves, especially amid a costly war.
Some have claimed that Ukraine carried out the sabotage, arguing that it was part of a strategy to strike back at Russia for invading their country. Others have pointed to Western nations, especially the U.S. — as President Joe Biden previously promised to “bring an end to” the Nord Stream pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine.
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published articles with evidence that the Nord Stream pipelines were destroyed as part of a covert operation by the United States. Hersh’s sources reportedly told him that explosives were planted on the Nord Stream pipelines by U.S. Navy divers in June 2022 under the guise of the BALTOPS 22 NATO exercise. The sources also claimed that the explosives were detonated three months later with a remote signal sent by a sonar buoy.
Meanwhile, the New York Times recently published an article claiming that “new intelligence” suggested that a pro-Ukrainian group had committed the attack.
Hersh has asserted that U.S. and German intelligence agencies gave the outlet that “false cover story to counter the report.”
Now, the New York Times’ latest article on the issue claims that the public doesn’t actually need to know what happened.
“Naming a culprit could set off unintended consequences,” the outlet wrote.
The Times went on to cite supposed backlash that would result from each of the suspected saboteurs being blamed for the attack.
“Claiming Russia was behind the attack would mean it had successfully sabotaged major critical infrastructure in Western Europe’s backyard, and could spark demands for a response,” the outlet wrote.
“Blaming Ukrainian operatives could stoke internal debate in Europe about support for their eastern neighbor,” the Times continued.
“And naming a Western nation or operatives could trigger deep mistrust when the West is struggling to maintain a united front,” the outlet added.
The New York Times also quoted Jens Wenzel Kristoffersen, a Danish naval commander and military expert at the University of Copenhagen, who said: “Is there any interest from the authorities to come out and say who did this? There are strategic reasons for not revealing who did it. As long as they don’t come out with anything substantial, then we are left in the dark on all this — as it should be.”
Critics on social media have blasted the left-wing outlet for their attempts to push for a coverup.
“From the Trump-era ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’™ to the Biden-era ‘It May Be In No One’s Interest to Reveal More,’” wrote independent journalist Glenn Greenwald.
From the Trump-era "Democracy Dies in Darkness"™ to the Biden-era "It May Be In No One's Interest to Reveal More."
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 9, 2023
“Isn’t that your job though???” asked Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
Isn’t that your job though???
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 7, 2023