We Didn’t Blow Up The Nordstream Pipelines, Did We?
“If Russia invades, that means tanks or troops crossing the — the border of Ukraine again, then there will be — there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2,”
‘ I promise you, we’ll be able to do it”
J. Biden,(reading from prepared cue card) during the press conference with Olaf Scholz, German prime minister in early February. Here’s the video…
On September 26.2022 an underwater explosion was recorded at the Danish island Bornholm, followed by a second, equaling 2.3 on a Richter scale, explosion northeast of the island.
The explosions destroyed both Nordstream 1 and 2 Russian gas pipelines transferring methane from Russia to Poland and subsequently to the rest of western Europe.
Both pipelines were not operational at the time, Nordstream 1 was stopped by Russia a few weeks ago in a leverage play against European involvement in the Ukraine war, and the newer Nordstream 2 was blocked from going into service by Germany in its attempt to leverage its heating gas purchasing power as a response.
Nordstream AG, the company that operates the pipelines said that the pipeline has suffered “unprecedented damage” and it’s unknown when it will be able to come back online.
At this point, both pipelines are spewing thousands of tons of methane into the atmosphere.
A number of European officials, including the prime ministers of Denmark and Sweden, as well as secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg have in no uncertain terms declared the explosions an act of deliberate sabotage and followed up with the customary threats of a stern and unified response.
“All available information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate act,” said Josep Borrel, EU foreign policy chief, on behalf of the 27 EU states he represents. “Any deliberate disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response.”
The torrent of immediate blame is aimed at Russia with the Washington Post declaring in a front-page headline “Is Putin Fully Weaponising the Nordstrom Pipelines?”
White House spokes-affirmative action minority talking head Karine Jean-Pierre took this opportunity to state that the pipelines were never operational (a lie; Nordstream 1 supplied over 40 % of European gas needs before the war) and that we should take this opportunity to accelerate the move to energy independence (another lie; we were energy independent before the White House coup of 2020) through green energy technologies (a third lie; she’s touting technologies that even in theory are not capable to supply more than 15% of the country energy demands and she knows it).
Polish member of the European parliament Radek Sikorski and former minister of defense of Poland congratulated the USA on a job well done of sabotaging the pipeline with a tweet of “Thank you, the USA” below the picture of the Baltic sea gas leak.
Sikorski is married to the American journalist, Joe Biden booster, and globalist left-wing activist Anne Applebaum. It’s somewhat fair to assume he might know more than the average guy in the street about what may have happened to those pipelines.
Ukrainian presidential advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak followed up with “a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression towards the EU” and a de rigeur request for additional funds to protect the Ukrainian politicians from upcoming environmental fallout as they vacation in the south of France.
In response to this, the US Senate immediately advanced a budgetary measure that dedicates an additional $12 billion to supporting Ukraine’s politicians and the lifestyle they grew accustomed to, bringing the total spent on the war to over $67 billion. That’s a number which matches, if not slightly exceeding, the entire annual Russian military budget.
The Russian response to the united accusations of European and American bureaucratic elite and party journalistic spokes-class consisted of somewhat undiplomatic assertions:
- “What in name of frozen borscht are you talking about? The pipeline cost us billions and was the single best leverage we held over Europe!
- Putin is one of the biggest shareholders of Gazprom which owns the Nordstream 1 and 2 projects. What in the name of bear’s poop in Siberian woods kind of sense would it make for him to blow them up?”
The Russian representative went on to point out that the trained zombie Americans use as a president has promised to blow up the pipeline less than half a year prior followed by Victoria Nuland, US undersecretary of state stated “if Russia invades Ukraine, one way of another, Nord 2 will not go forward.”
He wasn’t lying…
The Russian representative proceeded to piquishly bring up the fact that the Nordstream 1 & 2 pipelines were blown up less than 24 hours after the Baltic Pipe pipeline was opened, bringing gas from Norway to Poland. A miraculous coincidence, of course, but the explosions removed Baltic Pipe’s only competitor. The Nordstream 1 & 2 explosions drove the shares of the Polish energy conglomerate GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., which owns 50% of Baltic Pipe, through the roof.
An additional benefit to England and western Europe seems to be the ability to point to Russia as an obvious bogeyman during the likely upcoming heating energy riots. England and the EU heat mostly with natural gas, having outlawed oil drilling as well as coal and even wood heat recently, which quadrupled heating costs and motivated the governments of Germany and other EU countries to warn their citizenry of the coming energy rationing.
It’s an unusual occurrence when the Russians, who are the world’s leaders in lies and propaganda – or, perhaps, were – can make a more convincing case than America can. That leaves the American people in the uncomfortable position of hoping, without a surplus of faith, that our government didn’t do anything quite so stupid as commit an act of war against the country world’s largest nuclear weapons stockpile which has repeatedly threatened to use them against us in recent months.