The Western media can make a big deal about Russian fishing trawlers that may be capable of sabotage. Credible allegations from a respected journalist that the U.S. government sabotaged the Nordstream pipelines? Not so much. From Finian Cunningham at strategic-culture.org:
What makes the situation all the more dangerous is that Western media are working shamelessly to promote the war agenda.
Russian fishing trawlers are on stealth missions to spy on transatlantic communications and sabotage energy supplies in Europe, according to a coordinated “investigation” by European state-owned media outlets.
Excuse the pun, but there is something putridly fishy about this Russian trawler story.
Britain’s state-owned BBC reported that its counterparts in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are this week airing the results of a joint investigation (sic), which makes the frightening (sic) claim that the Kremlin has ordered a fleet of disguised ships to tap undersea telecom cables and sabotage wind farms in the North Sea.
Western media standards have been degrading over many years now. But this latest concerted public orchestration is scraping the bottom. Apart from no evidence to substantiate the breathless story, it is also plainly admitted that the claims rely on Nordic intelligence agencies as sources. It is well known from previous Wikileaks’ disclosures and other reputable sources that the Nordic state intelligence apparatus is a surrogate for the American CIA.
So, here we have government-owned media bombarding European nations with propaganda blatantly intended to whip up public fear of Russia as a threat.
This is while the United States and its NATO allies are due to begin over the next few weeks conducting the biggest-ever military maneuvers in the Nordic region. These war games dubbed “Defender 23” will stretch over several months and involve the largest transfer of U.S. troops to Europe since the supposed end of the Cold War more than 30 years ago. The deployment of NATO forces near Russia’s western border is brazenly touted as forming a “war fighting alliance”, reports the New York Times approvingly.