Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration of orchestrating “engineered panic” by using recent reports of UFOs as a distraction.
Snowden was responding to the U.S. military shooting down four “unidentified objects” from the skies above North America in recent days.
According to Snowden, however, the hysteria surrounding the UFOs was “engineered” as a distraction from the recent bombshell report from renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on the destruction of Nord Stream pipelines last fall.
According to Hersh’s bombshell report, the Biden admin orders the U.S. Navy to destroy the pipelines with underwater explosives.
Amid the backlash over the report, many have argued that the move, if true, would be an “act of war.”
Shortly after the story broke, U.S. fighter jets destroyed four unidentified flying objects.
In one case over Alaska, the object was reported as having no means of propulsion but was spotted flying at 40,000 feet.
Pilots said the object interfered with the sensors of their own aircraft.
The Pentagon has refused to rule out aliens, resulting in a flood of speculation about what the objects were.
Yesterday, the White House denied that the objects were extraterrestrial in nature, however.
In reality, as most people have pointed out, the shootdowns are likely a show of force after the scandal over the first object – a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
The moves have likely sought to save the Biden administration’s blushes from questions as to why the Chinese spy balloon was allowed to monitor America in the first place.
According to Snowden, the UFO flap is also a misdirection to wipe the infinitely more awkward Seymour Hersh story from the headlines.
Snowden argues that the UFO hysteria was an “engineered” bait and switch to prevent the media from covering the pipeline explosion revelations.
it's not aliens
i wish it were aliens
but it's not aliens
it's just the ol' engineered panic, an attractive nuisance ensuring natsec reporters get assigned to investigate balloon bullshit rather than budgets or bombings (à la nordstream)
until next time
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 13, 2023
Last week, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article in which he asserted that the pipelines were destroyed by the US as part of a covert operation.
According to Hersh’s sources, the explosives were planted in June 2022 by US Navy divers under the guise of the BALTOPS 22 NATO exercise.
The report states that the explosives were detonated three months later with a remote signal sent by a sonar buoy.
One source told Hersh that the plotters knew the covert operation was an “act of war.”
The source reportedly revealed that some in the CIA and State Department were warning the Biden admin: “Don’t do this. It’s stupid and will be a political nightmare if it comes out.”
In an update to the story, Hersh gave an interview with Radio War Nerd in which he slammed the mainstream media for criticizing him personally rather than investigating the story.
“It’s amazing to me how they fall in line, my colleagues,” said Hersh, referring to the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Snowden also recently chided the White House’s denial that it was involved in the pipeline attack by pointing out that it also denied previous false flags.
“Can you think of any examples from the history of a secret operation that the White House was responsible for, but strongly denied?” Snowden tweeted.
“Besides, you know, that little ‘mass surveillance’ kerfuffle,” he added.
Can you think of any examples from history of a secret operation that the White House was responsible for, but strongly denied? Besides, you know, that little "mass surveillance" kerfuffle. pic.twitter.com/AF1GyO2cmB
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) February 8, 2023
Snowden included a UPI news report from April 1961 in which US Secretary of State Dean Rusk denied the Bay of Pigs had been “staged from American soil,” with Rusk telling the media, “the Cuban affair was one for the Cubans themselves to settle.”
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