In the highly anticipated interview with Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the CIA was responsible for the destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline. The statement escalates tensions to the already complex geopolitical puzzle surrounding the incident, which not only resulted in massive environmental damage but also severely disrupted European energy supplies.
In a conversation that touched on various aspects of the incident, Putin explicitly denied any Russian involvement. He countered the allegations by pointing the finger at the United States, stating, “I did not blow up Nord Stream. You personally may have an alibi, but the CIA has no such alibi.” This marked the beginning of a series of remarks aimed at the United States and its intelligence apparatus, suggesting a calculated act rather than an accidental event.
The Russian President elaborated on the rationale behind his accusation by highlighting the necessity of considering “who is interested and who is capable” of executing such an operation. “These two components should be connected,” Putin remarked, implying that few entities other than state-backed organizations could muster the resources for such an endeavor.
Putin further criticized the West’s control over global narratives, suggesting that presenting evidence against the CIA