[The Nord Stream explosion] was a terrorist attack aimed at the German-Russian alliance, which emerged many years ago – due to geopolitical reasons, the USA had to destroy this alliance because of its potential to undermine the US role as a naval power. It is a strategic interest of the US to prevent the German-Russian cooperation – their alliance was literally blown up in Ukraine. Also, the anti-Russian sanctions breached European energy security, making Europe dependent on the American fuel.
American officials admit that the explosions at Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 were their work. Now they even talk about it with pleasure.
The US has decided that over the past 20–30 years, Russia has been cooperating "too well" with Germany. Rather, Germany cooperates too well with Russia. That a powerful alliance has emerged based on energy resources and German technology. It began to threaten the monopoly of many American corporations. Therefore, it was necessary to destroy it somehow, literally.
Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US sabotaged the NS 1 and NS 2 gas pipelines and that it was a plot against Germany.
Investigative journalist, and Vietnam War-era Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Seymour Hersh claims that the US was behind the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year. In a self-published report, Hersh wrote that US Navy divers helped by Norway had planted explosives on the pipelines running under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany last June and detonated them three months later. A number of factcheckers have pointed to numerous flaws in Hersh's story, which has received attention from Kremlin.
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson described Hersh's report as "complete fiction." A Central Intelligence Agency spokesperson echoed the White House denial, calling the report "completely and utterly false."
Asked about Hersh's claim that Oslo supported the operation, the Norwegian foreign ministry said: "These claims are false."
Sweden, Germany, and Denmark investigated the incident. The preliminary Danish investigation only found that the leaks in the pipelines were caused by powerful explosions. Sweden’s authorities found evidence of detonations, thus strengthening suspicions of “gross sabotage”. But so far investigations by Swedish, Danish, and German authorities have not pinned the blame on any one country or actor.
For a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the issue, please read Nord Stream 1 & 2 sabotage - disinformation a la MH-17. See other cases, claiming that The US is instigating the war in Ukraine to boycott the Nord Stream 2 project; The US planned the destruction of the NS and Poland did it; US benefits from Nord Stream sabotage.