Just one week after a report came out claiming the United States sabotaged the Nord Stream pipeline, the Biden administration issued an alert.
“Do not travel to Russia due to the unpredictable consequences of the unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment and the singling out of U.S. citizens for detention by Russian government security officials, the arbitrary enforcement of local law, limited flights into and out of Russia, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, and the possibility of terrorism,” reads the alert. “U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia should depart immediately. Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detentions.”
The warning is level four which is the highest travel warning issued by the State Department.
It’s easy to miss the alert with all the train derailments and spy balloons flying over the country.
However, this is very significant.
Just last week, award-winning journalist Seymour Hersch published a report that if true could be the reason behind the alert.
Last June, the Navy divers, operating under the cover of a widely publicized mid-summer NATO exercise known as BALTOPS 22, planted the remotely triggered explosives that, three months later, destroyed three of the four Nord Stream pipelines, according to a source with direct knowledge of the operational planning.
Two of the pipelines, which were known collectively as Nord Stream 1, had been providing Germany and much of Western Europe with cheap Russian natural gas for more than a decade. A second pair of pipelines, called Nord Stream 2, had been built but were not yet operational. Now, with Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border and the bloodiest war in Europe since 1945 looming, President Joseph Biden saw the pipelines as a vehicle for Vladimir Putin to weaponize natural gas for his political and territorial ambitions.
The award-winning journalist then went into a detailed account showing how Biden withheld the operation from Congress, the allies who were involved, and how the operation was carried out.
The White House has called the report fiction and denied any involvement in the destruction of the pipeline.