Early last month, the world held its breath as news spread that the Russian-owned infrastructure had been attacked, with many in the West convinced that President Vladimir Putin would retaliate in some manner. Reports at the time suggested that the United States was responsible.
However, according to various reports, it appears as though the British government had at least some role in the incident.
Kim Dotcom, a self-proclaimed "Internet Freedom Fighter," tweeted that then British PM Truss sent this message to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken -- "It's done" -- right after the sabotage took place, which is why the Russian government has accused London of being responsible.
“Liz Truss used her iPhone to send a message to Secretary Blinken saying ‘it’s done’ a minute after the pipeline blew up and before anybody else knew,” he told his nearly one million Twitter followers.
Dotcom, who was born Kim Schmitz in West Germany -- when the country was divided -- suggested he obtained the information through an iCloud hack.
“It’s not just the Five Eyes that have backdoor admin access to all Big Tech databases,” he said. “Russia and China have sophisticated cyber units too. The funny thing is Govt officials with top security clearance still prefer using iPhones over their NSA & GCHQ issued encrypted s**t-phones.”
How do the Russians know that the UK blew up the North Stream pipelines in partnership with the US?
iCloud admin access rocks!
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 30, 2022
It’s not just the Five Eyes that have backdoor admin access to all Big Tech databases. Russia and China have sophisticated cyber units too. The funny thing is Govt officials with top security clearance still prefer using iPhones over their NSA & GCHQ issued encrypted shit-phones.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 30, 2022
The U.S. Sun reported that Truss's phone was accessed by hackers linked to Russia.
"In an astonishing security breach, messages Ms Truss sent to foreign powers and other Cabinet ministers are understood to have fallen into enemy hands," the report said. "Her phone was so compromised it has been locked in a safe at a secret government location, it is claimed. The hack was discovered during the Tory leadership race while Ms Truss was still Foreign Secretary."
Still, there are those who believe that the U.S. was primarily responsible for the act of sabotage, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 are pouring millions of cubic meters of natural gas into the Baltic Sea,” Carlson began in a monologue on his show shortly after the incident, noting the environmental damage the leak was likely to cause.
“Natural gas is comprised of up to 90% methane. Methane, as Joe Biden has often told you, is the key driver of global warming, which is, of course, an existential threat to humanity and the planet,” he added. “So if you’re worried about climate change, what just happened to the Nord Stream pipelines is as close to the apocalypse as we have ever come. So, the question is, how did this happen? And it turns out it was not an accident.”
The host then noted that due to the nature of the pipeline breaks, they could not have happened naturally and said that European officials quickly declared it an act of sabotage. He also said it is highly doubtful that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have approved of taking out his own pipelines.
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“This is the president who has declared climate change the most pressing emergency in the history of the world. This is the man who lectures you about using a woodstove or driving an SUV because of its emissions,” the host continued. “This is the guy who spent billions trying to mitigate cow flatulence because methane. Would that guy really blow up a methane pipeline in the middle of the Baltic Sea? It was hard to imagine.”
“That would be an unimaginably reckless act. That would be the kind of thing you would do if you wanted to start a nuclear war. It would be insane. And yet in retrospect, it’s obvious they were thinking about this because Joe Biden wasn’t the only person to suggest it,” Carlson said before adding that neocon Victoria Nuland, the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, also pledged that the U.S. would stop the pipeline.
“So once again, did the Biden administration really do this? It’s hard to believe,” Carlson added.
If the Biden administration “did this, this will be one of the craziest, most destructive things any American administration has ever done. But it would also be totally consistent with what they do. What do they do?” Carlson said. “They destroy. These people built nothing, not one thing. Instead, they tear down and they desecrate from historic statues to the Constitution to energy infrastructure and no one in Congress is trying to stop any of it.”
“What would be the effect of this? Every action has a reaction, equal and opposite. Blow up the Nord Stream pipelines? Okay, we’ve entered a new phase, one in which the United States is directly at war with the largest nuclear power in the world,” he added.