Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotaged, and Only One Country Benefits

Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotaged, and Only One Country Benefits. By Bill Hennessy.

Three deep-water explosions destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines [bringing gas from Russia to Germany] under the Baltic Sea on Monday. …

The damage to pipelines will take months repair, and repairs are unlikely to begin until next summer. Even if Germany were to cry “uncle” as civil unrest intensifies over lack of heat and energy, even if Russia decided to turn the power back on, the conduit for Russian gas to Europe is broken. …

The list of suspects with the means to destroy Nord Stream is down to the UK, US, Russia, and Germany. …

Germany has no motive to damage its energy lifeline. Germany is highly dependent on Russian natural gas. …

Russia seems to have a motive: inflict long-term pain on Europe for sending lethal arms to Ukraine. But Russia didn’t need to blow up the pipelines. Russia controls the valves that send or halt gas flow to Europe, and she’s already turned off the spigot. …

The US became the number one exporter of liquified natural gas to Europe once Russia cut off the flow. German dependence on US LNG is a carrot to keep German in the sanction alliance. With winter approaching and German unrest on the rise, the State Department would have been concerned the Germans would go wobbly, reduce sanctions, cut off arms to Ukraine, and beg Putin for energy. The loss of the Nord Stream pipelines eliminates that path to renewed gas imports to Germany. …

Seapower magazine — the official magazine of the Navy League — reported in June on a US exercise in the Baltic Sea, directly over the spots where two massive, undersea explosions took out the Nord Stream pipeline. … Seapower’s story highlights new technology allowing the Navy to detonate targets from miles away.

The Navy had the opportunity to plant explosives on the pipes in June for remote detonation at the time of the President’s choosing. …

So we must ask: does this United States administration have the impulse control to resist using its massive military capabilities? Or is the administration full of people who would shoot someone over mere irritation?

To answer that, think about the FBI storming the home of a pro-life minister, robbing safe deposit boxes after lying to a judge to obtain a warrant, raiding the home of the current president’s primary opponent in the next election, or threatening pro-life pregnancy counselors in Minnesota. ….

The United States under Joe Biden has no moral compass. It is a rudderless and deranged vessel sailing toward base pleasure using power and violence as its only justification for actions.

You’ve got to wonder. The mainstream story is that Russia did it, but it’s hard to get past the obvious fact that Russia could just turn off the gas at its end — why blow the pipeline?

Then there’s this:

Biden: “If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”

Reporter:— “But how will you do that, exactly, since… The project is in Germany’s control?”

Biden: — “I promise you, we will be able to do that.”

The public doesn’t know who did it, yet.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific