Donald Trump Jr believes that Russia is behind the recent train derailments in Ohio and Michigan, saying that it’s Vladimir Putin’s revenge for the destruction of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in Europe in September.
‘Are we under attack? Does anyone believe you can have all of these major train derailments, all with severe environmental consequences, and it’s just total coincidence? Why have we not seen anyone even asking if this is perhaps retribution for our supposed attack on Nordstream 2?,’ the ex-president’s eldest son tweeted Friday.
The derailment of a toxin-laden ‘bomb train’ in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3 created an environmental disaster in the surrounding area. While on Thursday, a train hauling hazardous materials derailed Thursday near Detroit, but none spilled, officials said. Both were operated by Norfolk Southern railroad company.
Last year, attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, connecting Russia and Germany, spewed gas into the Baltic Sea. Sweden and Denmark, where the explosions occurred, have concluded the pipelines were blown up deliberately.
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1970, wrote last week – citing an unidentified source – that US Navy divers had destroyed the pipelines with explosives on the orders of President Joe Biden.
The United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have called the incident ‘an act of sabotage.’ Moscow has blamed the West. Neither side has provided evidence.
After that report was published, White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson called it ‘utterly false and complete fiction.’
On Thursday, Trump Jr. first linked the derailments to Nord Stream 2, mistakenly calling it Nordstrom, in a tweet.
In another tweet on Thursday, Trump Jr. questioned the media’s ethics asking: ‘Is media that’s stupid and or bought and paid for that they wouldn’t even be questioning it? WTF?’
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