Whodunnit? – Attack on Nord stream Pipelines


 

by Mustang

On September 26, Reuters reported an unexplained gas leak from the Nord Stream Two (Russian) gas pipeline, five miles off the Danish Island of Bornholm.  The news flash that no one in America saw also reported that the German government was working with Danish authorities to discover what suddenly caused the pipeline’s pressure to plummet.  And, of course, the Danish government isn’t talking.  Nord Stream One also reported a reduced capacity.

So, then, what happened?  These two under-sea pipelines are massively constructed with steel-reinforced concrete designed to withstand the impact of anchors from large ships.  The word “indestructible” has been bantered about, but we know that nothing made by man is indestructible.  And we know that ship’s anchors didn’t cause the damage.  Again, what happened?

European leaders and Moscow say they can not rule out sabotage. Map of Nord Stream pipelines and locations of reported leaks

We don’t know.  Journalist Pepe Escobar, writing for The Cradle News, tells us that it is one of those “who done it” mysteries.  Was it Russia who tried to blow up the pipelines?  Why would Russia blow up its own pipeline?  They just turn off the valve if they don’t want Germany to receive Russian gas.  So, it doesn’t look as if Russia would do it.  And neither would Germany, particularly since it has been revealed that Russia and Germany have been engaged in secret negotiations to restart Nord Stream 1 and 2.  Denmark?  Nah.  Why would they?

But Joe Biden did make a public statement, captured by America’s ABC News on 7 February of this year, “If Russia invades … then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2.  We will bring it to an end.”

Who set the explosive charges?  America’s Eastern European puppet: Poland — at least, that’s what the bookies are saying (with CIA supervision, of course).  Plausible deniability is the key.

Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov observed that the damage to both pipelines poses a big problem for Russia.  He said, “ … this gas is very expensive, and now it is all going up into the air.” Note: Peskov revealed sabotage as the cause of the problem over any other source of damage. Peskov emphasized that neither Russia nor Europe had anything to gain from the sabotage … especially Germany.

Escobar thinks that Paul Gottfried’s explanation is the best, citing Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal, Cambridge University Press, 2011.  Escobar explains that Leo Strauss, a German-Jew philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago, is at the root of what became America’s Wolfowitz Doctrine (1992), which defined the United States’ mission in the post-cold war period.  “Any potential competitor to U.S. hegemony, especially ‘advanced industrial nations such as Germany and Japan, must be smashed.”

Fast forward to 2022, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken and Victoria Nuland are staunch advocates of the Strauss/Wolfowitz notion, which has found its way into the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022.  It establishes Kyiv as a “free lunch” regarding arms control mechanisms.  The U.S. leased costly weapons to the E.U. and sent them to Ukraine.  Whatever happens on the battlefield is an E.U. problem.  Very Machiavellian, eh?

So who is behind this pipeline business?  The bookies in Nevada are betting on Biden and Blinken — with a little help from their friends, Poland — and the America CIA, of course.  Whatever it takes to separate Germany and Russia from making their deal.  Analysts argue that Germany is not the problem and Russia will not be bullied.  For nitwits inside the beltway playing with dynamite sticks, it may serve our long-term interests to realize that Russia still has nuclear teeth.  If Russia and the E.U. conclude that the United States is their “joint enemy,” Ukraine won’t be our only problem.

It might have been better had the American voter not selected Biden as their president.  After all, Biden chose Blinken, and Blinken chose Nuland, and both of those nitwits belong in a rubber room.

My friend Bunkerville predicted that the United States was on the road to war.  I think she’s right about that.  I find no comfort in it, but I think she’s right.  But that’s okay.  We Americans still have Twitter to keep us entertained.

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

 

Bunk will add a postscript to Mustang’s fine post with this:

Blinken Calls Sabotage Attacks On Nord Stream Pipelines A “Tremendous Opportunity”

Zero Hedge

He at the same time touted that the Untied States has now become “the leading supplier of LNG [liquefied natural gas] to Europe,” stressing too that the Biden administration is helping to enable European leaders to “decrease demand” and “speed up the transition to renewables.”

Tellingly, in that single section of comments while speaking alongside his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, Blinken had repeated the word “opportunity” while highlighting the European energy crisis no less than three times.

Finally, we note that China state-affiliated media mouthpiece could not resist commenting on Blinken’s apparently cluelessly ironic comments, saying what much of the rest-of-the-world is perhaps thinking…

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17 Responses to “Whodunnit? – Attack on Nord stream Pipelines”

  1. Baysider Says:

    I could say I see it exactly as Mustang wrote it. We have guilty pronouncements by top figures in the DC cabal. This was my first, third, and current assessment when I saw the news. Isn’t it possible Putin has also seen those? Knows there’s an easy scapegoat? My money would be on the CIA to drive a wedge between Russia and Germany. On the other hand, Putin would not find it disfavorable to drive a wedge between the US and Germany. Biden could not plan this, but there are plenty of devious rough riders with skills under the authority of his cowboys who could. The Tony Faucis of the spook community. I think we can safely exonerate Denmark and the Maldives.

    My mind drifted back to an American intelligence coup years ago to tap a Soviet phone line that carried military communications. There was a section where it ran under the sea, and trained military divers attached and tended a bug underwater on that line for a long time. I would be an idiot to not think the reverse was true. Or that all big powers continually scenario their options.

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    • Mustang Says:

      I certainly agree that Russia is capable of such shenanigans. I have no special insight into what’s going on here. I’m just an average citizen who wonders (and worries) about where the Washington leadership is taking us. I can’t agree with Henry Stimson to the extent where I believe “gentlemen do not read other people’s mail,” but neither do I believe that our nation’s intelligence gurus have always (or even frequently) acted in our nation’s interests. This topic could turn into a very long debate. I guess it boils down to “What are you prepared to believe” about your own government? I’m afraid that at the present time, I don’t see anyone inside Washington as being the good shepherd of America.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        My interest at this point is what position does the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen take on this? The deck chairs are being rearranged as I write this. It will make a difference.
        I find the remarks made by Blinken intriguing to say the least. He is dumb, but this dumb? Germany is playing…my thought..
        Since we are free as of now to voice our thoughts yet, I will say It will be revealed that we did it….then……all hell will break out.
        Sanctions can go both ways. China will side with Russia… forget our 99 percent of drugs we get from them for a starter.. WWIII indeed.

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  2. Bill Heffner Says:

    To say that we are “the leading supplier” of natural gas to Europe is hardly definitive. What is the amount of LNG we CURRENTLY deliver to Germany, compared to the volume which was being delivered by Nordstream 1?

    Were our LNG facilities producing product with no contracts for delivery to other nations? (Producing it on speculation, hoping that somebody might buy it?) Did we cancel current contracts in order to supply Germany? (If so, how did they feel about that move?) What is Germany paying for our LNG compared to the price it paid for Russian gas?

    Have we really done Germany a huge favor? I suspect not.

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  3. markone1blog Says:

    My vote is on Putin using the self-sabotage of the gas line to accomplish several goals:
    1. To cause gas and gasoline prices to rise due to uncertainty
    2. To undercut the security of the European Union and the members of NATO
    3. To cast a shadow on the “Bumbler in Chief” (I’ll give you ten guesses to his identity and the first nine don’t count, Corn Pop)

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    • markone1blog Says:

      By the way, if you cannot tell, it is my opinion that the Biden regime is too incompetent to plan and pull off something that would be a major push against a socialist system. Additionally, this stands as an environmental disaster (even though the press — for what little coverage they provide — is not covering it from that angle); therefore, I don’t believe Biden would alienate his base by pulling it off.

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    • Mustang Says:

      I’m not a rusty file, Mark … but neither can I support Washington policies that seem idiotic to me, and I’m no genius. We are walking on a very thin tightrope and the stakes, if anyone in the matrix even considers a nuclear option, could not be higher.

      (Rusty file = play on words)

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    • Baysider Says:

      All utterly plausible too.

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  4. peter3nj Says:

    One thing we can be sure is Biden’s threats have Putin pooping in his pants.

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