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Snowden comments on Nord Stream revelations

RT | February 8, 2023

Edward Snowden, who exposed the US government’s mass surveillance program a decade ago, appeared unconvinced by Washington’s stringent denial on Wednesday that it had anything to do with the bombing of both Nord Stream pipelines.

The explosive story, which was published earlier in the day by the legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, described the September 2022 explosions as the work of US intelligence. He dutifully included the responses he received from the CIA and the White House, which denied everything and called the story “completely and utterly false” and “false and complete fiction,” respectively.

“Can you think of any examples from history of a secret operation that the White House was responsible for, but strongly denied?” Snowden tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “Besides, you know, that little ‘mass surveillance’ kerfuffle.”

He attached a lede from an April 1961 news story, in which US Secretary of State Dean Rusk denied the Bay of Pigs had been “staged from American soil.” Rusk also told reporters that “the Cuban affair was one for the Cubans themselves to settle” but that the US was sympathetic to enemies of “Communist tyranny.”

Contrary to Rusk’s denials, the 1961 invasion was a CIA operation that used Cubans opposed to Fidel Castro’s government as proxies. In a social media post in May 2021, the US spy agency showcased a commemorative coin minted for “an anticipated (but never realized) Bay of Pigs victory.” The agency’s museum described the operation as “an unqualified disaster” which ended with most of the 1,400 invaders captured or killed within three days.

In addition to describing the details of the Nord Stream operation, Hersh’s article recalled the statements by US President Joe Biden and Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland suggesting the US would “bring an end” to the natural gas pipeline connecting Germany with Russia. After the explosions, Western media quickly accused Moscow of blowing up its own pipeline to somehow spite the US and its allies, though never offering any evidence to back up that claim.

Snowden’s “kerfuffle” was a reference to his own experience in 2013. The former CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) contractor handed over a trove of classified documents to several media outlets proving that the government was warrantlessly spying on Americans, in direct violation of US laws. The top intelligence officials testified in Congress that this was not the case, only for evidence to later prove their perjury.

Washington responded by charging Snowden with theft of government property and giving classified information to unauthorized persons, among other things. The US also revoked his passport, stranding him in Russia, where he eventually received political asylum.

February 9, 2023 - Posted by | Deception, War Crimes | ,


  1. “Can you think of any examples from history of a secret operation that the White House was responsible for, but strongly denied?” Snowden tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “Besides, you know, that little ‘mass surveillance’ kerfuffle.”

    It is a tragedy, and a black mark on the USA’s history, that for simply telling the truth, and exposing the criminals in the USA Government, Edward Snowden has had to seek political asylum in Russia, and of course, Julian Assange will quite likely die in “Gitmo”(outside of the American Legal System), for exposing the 100% Truth about the criminality of the USA Government.

    Whenever the USA Government denies any malfeasance, anywhere on Earth, there’s a very good chance that they are guilty, because, that’s what they do.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 9, 2023 | Reply

  2. Though the theory and motive is definitely in line with many “operations” the US has conducted for corporate America, one item sticks out that throws a questionable twist to the narrative. The author, Seymour Hersh, is a Jew. It is unheard of for a Jew to go against the official story, especially with a US administration packed full of them
    If I’m not mistaken, this article was released in Russia and assume this is where Mr Hersh, like Mr Snowden, resides. As he has most likely signed his own death warrant if the info is truth.
    There’s more to this than meets the eye.

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    Comment by raggs12 | February 9, 2023 | Reply

    • When you are accused of Anti-Semitism for criticising the overwhelming number of them in the upper levels of the U.S, government that seemingly control everything that goes on behind the scenes, relax, even Jewish people are highly critical of what they are doing. So you see, it’s not your fault. It’s their fault, and Seymour Hersh is one of the good ones, of which there are many.
      The fact that he may have fled to Russia, like Ed Snowden (and Julian Assange would), if he had the opportunity, is just confirmation that many “anti-Semites” are actually right.

      So, “we’re all anti-Semites now”

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 9, 2023 | Reply

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