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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Trump on Nord Stream Bombing: ‘It Could Have Been Us’

'They blame Russia for doing it, when it’s the main source of massive income for them. They didn’t blow it up to make a point. That’s the one thing I can tell you for sure...'

(Ken Silva, Headline USAFormer President Donald Trump weighed in on the Nord Stream pipeline explosion controversy in a recent interview, saying that the attack may have been perpetrated by the U.S. government.

Trump spoke on the issue last week in an interview with radio broadcaster Glenn Beck, who asked him about the recent report from Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh that the Biden administration blew up the pipeline.

“It could have been us, and it could have been Ukraine, and it could have been some third-party country that wants to see trouble. The one group it wasn’t is Russia,” Trump said. “They blame Russia for doing it, when it’s the main source of massive income for them. They didn’t blow it up to make a point. That’s the one thing I can tell you for sure.”

Trump mocked the Democrats’ and mainstream media’s insistence on blaming Russia for the attack, but then turned somber when reflecting on the thousands of deaths that have resulted in the unnecessary war in Ukraine.

“The saddest part of the war is that it should never have happened … People are dying by the thousands,” he said.

Trump called for diplomacy, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to sit at the negotiating table with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Now you have to get people in the room, and you have to knock heads. That would mean saying things to Putin and saying things to Zelenskyy that they’re not going to hear, and getting them into a room and getting it done,” he said.

Nearly a year after the Biden administration shot down Bennett’s peace efforts, tens of thousands have died, the U.S. is sending tanks to Ukraine as the war escalates, and Putin has threatened nuclear retaliation.

Despite this, the Biden administration has still given no public indication that it’s pursuing diplomacy with Russia.

In fact, the Biden administration has gone so far as to block attempts to broker peace in Ukraine. This is according to former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who spoke on the matter in an interview published earlier this month.

“They blocked it, and I thought they were wrong,” he said. “I’ll say this in the broad sense. I think there was a legitimate decision by the West to keep striking Putin and not [negotiate].”

Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.

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