Denmark revealed a picture of the leak taken from above showing the sea writhing with gas: (Picture: The Sun)
A news interview aired by Bloomberg TV on Monday shocked presenters and viewers when the interviewee went right off script and the Ukraine war narrative of Ukraine good / Russia evil / NATO defenders of freedom. Jeffrey Sachs who has in the recent past advised three UN Secretaries-General had been given the script but obviously did not like it and started ad - libbing. Sachs, now the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, commenting on the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany, suggested the United Stats was the most likely perpetrator of the attacks, when asked about it.
Sachs let the cat out of the bag during the live interview when he said, "The main fact is that the European economy is getting hammered by this, by the sudden cut-off of energy by the destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline, which I would bet was a US action, perhaps US and Poland." He added nonchalantly: "That is speculation ..." but was given no chance to elaborate because presenter Tom Keane interrupted him mid sentence. Looking somewhat discombobulated and frustrated over the perhaps unexpected turn in the interview, Keane said: "Uh, Jeff, we've got to stop there," leaving Sachs fuming because he could not continue his train of thought and perhaps reveal what led to his conclusion. The show host then asked, "Why do you feel that was a US action? What evidence do you have of that?"
Sachs answered “Well, first, there is direct radar evidence that US military helicopters that are normally based in Gdansk were circling over this area," noting additionally that "We also had the threat from the US earlier this year that 'one way or another we are going to end Nord Stream'."
The professor then referred to something said by the U.S. Secretary of State a few days ago, "We also had a remarkable statement from Secretary Blinken last Friday in a press conference where he said 'this is also a tremendous opportunity'," which Sachs described as "a strange way to talk if you're worried about piracy on international infrastructure of vital significance."
Sachs is not the first to question the narrative which assumes Russian responsibility for the sabotage, which has become the official narrative in mainstream media despite the fact that Russia's blowing up their own asset, through which a large proportion of their foreign revenue was earned is entirely illogical. A few days ago a former Foreign Affairs Minister in the government of Poland drew the same conclusion, that the sabotage was a USA sponsored false flag event. And outside of mainstream media and the political establishment a consensus has formed around American involvement in planning and authorising the sabotage, with perhaps British, French or Scandinavian personnel involved in the actual operation to provide plausible deniability.
Needless to say the likely American involvement is not an aspect to the "public debate" surrounding the mysterious sabotage of Nord Stream. But while trying to explain his position Sachs stressed Sachs that many officials and pundits have privately expressed opinions which point the finger at Washington, though they do not speak of their suspicions publicly:
I know this runs counter to our narrative - you aren't allowed to say these things in the West, but the fact of the matter is all over the world when I talk to people, they think the US did it.
Sachs after being repeatedly interupted and taked over by the Bloomberg presenters, was finally told that the interview should no longer get into soeculation about what "did or did not happen with Nord Stream and who was responsible," because "You don't have the evidence" - a Bloomberg co-host said to close down further discussion of the pipelines.
Elsewhere in the interview Sachs explained that "most of the world doesn't see it [the Ukraine conflict] as we describe it" in the Western mainstream media, as they are alarmed at NATO expansionism.