Earth Defenders jump for joy! 110 billion cubic metres p/a of Earth destroying fossil fuels sabotaged, probably permanently, as salt water from the 4 explosions corrodes the pipes inside. However it’s unlikely that the various climate defense movements could pull off such a coordinated underwater caper.
The Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines have a joint annual capacity of 110 billion cubic metres – nearly half of Russia’s normal gas exports volumes.
Ukraine claims it was Russia, of course, but every day they invent a new Russian outrage. Okay neither pipeline was functioning at present, but Russia was looking for a peace with Europe, now it has absorbed most ethnic Russian areas in Ukraine
“Thank You USA!” – yelled the ex PM of Poland , Sikorski. And most European capitals tacitly agreed. After all the US ‘moved mountains’ for years to sabotage Nordstream 2 and stopped it being switched on, partly provoking the war. .
The US has the means, with a trillion dollar defense budget, and the motive, to sell its own LNG frack gas and prevent Germany making peace, saving its economy, and switching on Nordstream 2.
Russia is disgusted, labelling the sabotage as ‘terrorist attacks’, and obviously a big loser if/when oil and gas prices normalize. (Also exposed are the Turkstream 1 and 2 pipelines which cross under the Black Sea and supply gas to Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, and soon Austria? And what about ‘Power of Siberia’ gas pipeline that goes all the way to China?)
And what about Sweden and Great Britain?? Both chomping at the mouth to sabotage Russia, as well as being virtual proxies of the US military.
The sabotage acts are a great victory for Mother Earth, but they obviously risk ‘tit for tat’ attacks that could destroy us and the planet in a Nuclear War.
Ex-Polish FM thanks US for destruction of Russian gas pipeline
Moscow has called the incidents a ‘terrorist attack’
While the US, Russia and most European governments have reserved judgment as to who might be behind Monday’s explosion that damaged both Nord Stream pipelines, former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski had no such qualms.
“Thank you USA,” Sikorski tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of the massive gas leak in the waters of the Baltic Sea. Both pipelines were severely damaged off the coast of the Danish island of Bornholm, in what many now call a deliberate act.
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Sikorski later tweeted, in Polish, that damage to Nord Stream means that Russia will have to “talk to the countries controlling the Brotherhood and Yamal gas pipelines, Ukraine and Poland” if it wishes to continue delivering gas to Europe. “Good work,” he concluded.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wondered if Sikorsky’s tweet amounted to an “official statement that this was a terrorist attack.” Meanwhile, Moscow’s deputy ambassador to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, thanked Sikorski for “making it crystal clear who stands behind this terrorist-style targeting of civilian infrastructure!”
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki didn’t go quite as far as Sikorski, but chose to describe the Nord Stream incident as “an act of sabotage, related to the next step of escalation of the situation in Ukraine.”
Not just any MEP, Sikorski is a former UK citizen and a fellow at numerous US and NATO think-tanks, as well as Poland’s former defense (2005-2007) and foreign minister (2007-2014). In October 2014, he was caught fabricating a claim about Russian President Vladimir Putin wanting to partition Ukraine with Warsaw, and was forced to recant.
Sikorski called Russia a “serial rapist” in January 2022 and in June told Ukraine’s Espreso TV that NATO had the right to give Kiev nuclear weapons. He is married to American pundit Anne Applebaum, who is also an outspoken foe of Russia.
US #1 Suspect for Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotage..Der Spiegel has come out too that CIA agents told Berlin “weeks ago” that NordStream pipelines would be attacked. .
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While Sikorski thanked the US for the Nord Stream sabotage, Kiev blamed Russia. President Vladimir Zelensky’s adviser Mikhail Podoliak called it “a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression towards EU,” arguing the best response would be sending German tanks to the Ukrainian army.
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Germany protest: Lina (19) stopped the oil flow from Russia at this pipeline (Image: TWITTER@AufstandLastGen)
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