This is one of those sad chapters of history that we may never get all the answers to. Obviously, I can’t say for sure that the CIA sabotaged the Chernobyl plant without proof, but I can speculate. I am a bit surprised, by the way, that no one else seems to be talking about this. What I can state with total confidence is that the CIA and the U.S. ruling class behind it absolutely had the will to do such a thing and they absolutely benefited from it – exploiting it for maximum propaganda effect in addition to the enormous damage done to the Soviet economy. What is more, as the link below makes clear, the CIA had done something like this before.