The Moskva Riddle
Pepe Escobar • April 23, 2022 •
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Martyanov also stresses, “it is impossible to hide the external impact of the anti-shipping missile – one will immediately know what hit the ship. Moreover, to hit and sink such a target as the Moskva one has to launch a salvo and not only two missiles, likely 3-4 at least. In this case, Russia would know who attacked Moskva. Does NATO know? I am positive this event has NATO written all over it, if it is not an internal sabotage which absolutely cannot be excluded at this stage. I am sure if Nebo was operational it would have seen the salvo.”
Which brings us to the inevitable clincher: “If NATO was involved, I am sure we will see some retaliation, after all, as I am on record all the time, US bases in Middle East and elsewhere are nothing more than fat prestigious targets.”
So get ready: something lethally “asymmetrical” may be about to pop up.
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Now here’s a good question for a “Conspiracy Theory”. Apparently, there are four good alternatives for what happened. It’s seems to be a well proven “fact” that something did happen. But, since I have not touched the hull or have someone reputable touch it, I can’t know for certain.
The author makes a plausible motivation for why NATO might have done something, but that is not evidence. And, one can’t really expect any reliable dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) from Russia on the topic.
The whole Ukrainian tale about sneaking cruise missiles in while the crew was distracted by drones seems less likely.
So we just have to wait and see what “leaks” out.