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Slouching Toward Endgame, by James Howard Kunstler

If the U.S. government was in fact behind the Nordstream pipeline sabotage, it is an act of war by the head of NATO against the other members of NATO. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

Breugel’s prophetic depiction of mid 21st century daily life in Euroland

Since “Joe Biden” flat-out promised last February to “bring an end to the Nord Stream pipeline” — and let’s assume he meant both NS 1 and 2 — why seek further to unravel a fake mystery? Is our apparitional “president” not a man of his word? Of course, the machinery behind “Joe Biden” so far denies any credit for the consequential act, but who in this land is unaware that the US government’s default setting these days for answering anything is to lie?

The purpose of the act was likewise simple, plain, and obvious: to foreclose any possibility of Germany negotiating a separate peace with Russia around the financial and economic sanctions imposed by the USA over the Ukraine operation. Don’t you suppose it was clear to any German with half a brain that NATO’s joining of the sanctions was nothing less than a one-way ticket to Palookaville for Euroland? That it would mean goodbye to its advanced manufacturing economy and then goodbye to a comfortable, modern standard of living?

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Is the US on a War Footing? By Karen Kwiatkowski

Judging by the number of years of its history has been at war, the U.S. is pretty much always on a war footing. From Karen Kwiatkowski at lewrockwell.com:

Michael Snyder summarizes the demolition of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines well, with links to support what we do know so far.  Did the US do it?  Purposeful destruction of another country’s property and logistics, conducted in international waters 300 feet below the surface of the ocean is certainly an act of war.  It is also in the sweet spot of false flag operations, needed when the real reason Washington wants a particular war is not domestically compelling or popular.  Of course, many nations have admitted false flag events.

Tom Luongo writes that much of the US and British reaction to the Russian-Ukrainian war – a war the US has been part of since long before 2014 – may be about ensuring most of Europe bends the knee to Washington, rather than becoming more economically integrated with the modernizing and resource rich East.

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Diana Johnstone: Omerta in the Gangster War

“That’s a nice couple of pipelines you got there. Sure wouldn’t want to see anything happen to them.” And that’s the way it rolls in the Baltic. From Diana Johnstone at consortiumnews.com:

The sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has virtually announced that the war in Ukraine can only intensify with no end in sight.

Crew from the LVNS Talivaldis performing mine countermeasures training in the Baltic Sea during during the annual BALTOPS maritime exercise in June 2020. (NATO)

Imperialist wars are waged to conquer lands, peoples, territories.  Gangster wars are waged to remove competitors.  In gangster wars you issue an obscure warning, then you smash the windows or burn the place down.

Gangster war is what you wage when you already are the boss and won’t let any outsider muscle in on your territory.  For the dons in Washington, the territory can be just about everywhere, but its core is occupied Europe.

By an uncanny coincidence, Joe Biden just happens to look like a mafia boss, to talk like a mafia boss, to wear a little lopsided half smile like a mafia boss.  Just watch the now famous video:

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The Curious Whodunit of Nordstreams 1 and 2, by Tom Luongo

Tom Luongo weighs in with his theory of who’s behind the pipeline sabotage. From Luongo at tomluongo.me:

The old world broke this week. It was blown up cynically by someone who thought this would advance their agenda the most.

The act of vandalizing a major piece of physical infrastructure, targeting civilian populations, isn’t unprecedented in history, but it does signal that everything we thought we knew about the rules of the current game was wrong.

Well, for most people anyway.

When I spoke in June at the Ron Paul Institute Conference on Foreign Policy I described the game of geopolitics as a seven-player game of the ancient Chinese game, Go.

And in that game we’ve reached an inflection point where some factions are coalescing and others are splintering. The faction that is unwilling to compromise on their future is the most dangerous one at the table.

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America’s Grand Masters Checkmate the Baltic Sea, by Declan Hayes

There will be no Russian natural gas piped under the Baltic Sea this winner, and for a good long while after that. American neocons are rejoicing. From Declan Hayes at strategic-culture.org:

The net result of these terrorist attacks is to render obsolete German popular demands to open Nord Stream 2, Declan Hayes writes.

The CIA’s terrorist attack off the Danish coast on the Nord Stream pipelines Germany depends on may best be understood through the prism of Zbigniew Brzezinski‘s The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, America’s game plan to control the world and rid it of competitors

First off, there can be no doubt that Joe Biden’s America is the culprit. Not only had the USA the most to gain by this terrorist act which only a handful of militaries could have pulled off but, as Tucker Carlson shows, both Victoria Fuck the EU Nuland and Joe Biden himself had each earlier promised to decommission these pipelines by any necessary means and, as the same clip shows, these terrorist acts are part and parcel of America’s green energy policies, which Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and a host of other American assets have long promulgated.

The net result of these terrorist attacks is to render obsolete German popular demands to open Nord Stream 2 as both pipelines are now out of service for the foreseeable future. Good news for the new Norwegian-Polish pipeline which opened on the same day the Americans blew up Nord Stream but bad news for German industry, which is relocating to the United States to survive these never ending below the belt blows to their viability.

Good news also for MEP Radek Sikorski and America’s other clowns who run Poland and who, like the American cat’s paw that they are, now believe themselves to be the king makers as to which West European countries will get oil and from whom.

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Forget the blame game, Nordstream Sabotage is about the Great Reset & nothing else. By Kit Knightly

Is the Nordstream sabotage just another chapter in the WEF’s plan to kill a large percentage of the world’s population? From Kit Knightly at off-guardian.com:

Last night it was reported that “blasts” had damaged both Nordstream pipelines that carry gas exported from Russia to Germany and other nations across northern Europe.

As a result, large amounts of natural gas were leaking into the Baltic sea, and supplies through the pipeline were completely shut off.

The alleged incident has caused a furious round of blame tennis, with accusations flying back and forth across what – for the sake of simplicity – we’ll call Iron Curtain 2.0.

The European Union has claimed the pipes were “sabotaged”, but doesn’t directly blame anyone in their statement.

The Telegraph is already blaming actively the Russians, specifically Western Bogeyman President Vladimir Putin. Headlining “Why Putin would want to blow up Nord Stream 2, and the advantages it gives him”

On the flip side, the Russians have said the idea they would sabotage their own pipeline is “stupid.”

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Germany and EU have been handed over a declaration of war, by Pepe Escobar

The bombing of Nordstream 1 and 2 precludes any deal between Germany and Russia for Russian natural gas. It also makes Germany that much more dependent on the U.S. The U.S. is quite happy with those outcomes. From Pepe Escobar at thesaker.is:

The sabotage of the Nord Stream (NS) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipelines in the Baltic Sea has ominously propelled ‘Disaster Capitalism’ to a whole new, toxic level.

This episode of Hybrid Industrial/Commercial War, in the form of a terror attack against energy infrastructure in international waters signals the absolute collapse of international law, drowned by a “our way or the highway”, “rules-based”, order.

The attack on both pipelines consisted of multiple explosive charges detonated in separate branches close to the Danish island of Bornholm, but in international waters.

That was a sophisticated operation, carried out in stealth in the shallow depth of the Danish straits. That would in principle rule out submarines (ships entering the Baltic are limited to a draught of 15 meters). As for prospective “invisible” vessels, these could only loiter around with permission from Copenhagen – as the waters around Borholm are crammed with sensors, reflecting fear of incursion by Russian submarines.

Swedish seismologists registered two underwater explosions on Monday – one of them estimated at 100 kg of TNT. Yet as much as 700 kg may have been used to blow up three separate pipeline nodes. Such amount could not have possibly been delivered in just one trip by underwater drones currently available in neighboring nations.

The pressure on the pipelines dropped exponentially. The pipes are now filled with seawater.

The pipes on both NS and NS2 can be repaired, of course, but hardly before the arrival of General Winter. The question is whether Gazprom – already focused on several hefty Eurasian customers –  would bother, especially considering that Gazprom vessels could be exposed to a possible NATO naval attack in the Baltic.

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Whodunnit? – Facts Related to The Sabotage Attack On The Nord Stream Pipelines, by Moon of Alabama

Most of the evidence points to the U.S., which may leave a lot of Europeans wondering this winter what the hell they’re getting out of the alliance. From Moon of Alabama at moonofalabama.org:

For decades the U.S. opposed European projects to receive energy from Russia. It wants Europe to buy more expensive U.S. oil and gas.

the Lemniscat @theLemniscat – 15:56 UTC · Sep 27, 2022US plan was always to stop EU buying Russia’s gas
2014
Rice:”You want to change the structure of energy dependence. You want to depend more on the North America energy platform … to have pipelines that don’t go through Ukraine & Russia”
https://youtube.com/watch?v=aF0uYIjaTNE

Europe’s, and especially Germany’s industry, depends on cheap energy from Russia. Without it Europe will be de-industrialized and go broke.

The U.S. had threatened to disable the pipelines connecting Europe to Russia.

ABC News @ABC – 9:59pm · 7 Feb 2022Pres. 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.”
abcn.ws/3B5SScx

Currently the U.S. is winning its war on Europe’s, mainly Germany’s, industries and people. Yesterday’s sabotage attack on the Nord Stream I and II pipelines, which are supposed to bring Russian natural gas to Germany, mean that the the war on Germany has entered its hot phase.

A question remains: Whodunnit?

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Smokin’ a Pipeline by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

Examining the evidence in the Nordstream 1 and 2 explosions, from Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

For the past 24 hours, I’ve been reading, and jotting down quotes, like an idiot, about the Nordstream pipes’ sabotage. Just trying to figure out what the hell happened. I doubt we will ever know who “killed Kennedy”, but we can try. I find it remarkable how eager certain parties are to blame Russia for blowing up its own infrastructure, how equally eager to discard alternative options, and most of all perhaps how eager “EU functionaries” are to claim they want a full investigation. Really? Even if your own allies did it?

Thinking that Russia blew up its own pipeline, while they could just close the tap, much easier and cheaper, appears to be very far fetched. In any Whodunnit you want some logic. First, my notes, from the past day, much from Twitter, plus some other sources, more or less in random order:

Nord Stream 2 pipeline cost over 11 billion dollars and ten years to build. It’s going to take years to fix.

Note: it will take weeks, if not months, to just get started. Because all the gas will have to flow out first. The pipes were not active, but they were full of gas, over a very long distance. They were ready to go and supply Europe. Then when Germany suddenly reneged on the deal, where were they going to put the gas?

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Sabotage Clue, by Good Citizen

Who benefits the most from the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 explosions? From Good Citizen at thegoodcitizen.substack.com:

Mister Frogmen, with the UUV-C4, in the Baltic. Just like they rehearsed. What next?

To be an enemy of the US is dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.

— Henry Kissinger

Watching the hysteria the past twenty-four hours and reading the speculation around yesterday’s NS1 and NS2 pipeline sabotage has been plenty entertaining. If state-sponsored ecological and economic terrorism can be considered entertainment now. Such are the times we’re living in.

The magnitude of what happened yesterday will be lost on those whose brains are so bludgeoned, they don’t know Bering straight from the Baltic sea from Morton’s sea salt. They’ll briefly glance at the headlines while flicking their thumbs across their $1500 “smartphones” they’re paying through 48 monthly installments and see Putin’s name in the headlines and nod approvingly.

Duh! Of course, Putin did it. The guy’s like, totally evil and stuff.

Twenty years of European energy planning, investment, and security for a prosperous future is gone because the Great Reset’s sustainable revolution won’t reset itself and the U.S. dollar is under assault from a rising BRICS.

Fading empires are dangerous.

The entire chessboard of western geopolitical maneuvering was just annihilated in one night with three explosions.

$2 Trillion in energy and economic sabotage done by “allies”.

With friends like these.

For anyone who thinks Russia did this, let’s quickly detonate that option in one word:

Leverage.

The ONLY leverage Russia had over Europe after endless economic sanctions and the EU robbing billions in Russian wealth at the behest of Neoliberal lunatics in London and D.C., was energy. Oil and Gas. Specifically Natural Gas to the EU’s largest economy, Germany.

That’s now gone. Kaput. Likely forever.

So Russia blew up its own pipelines and thereby obliterated its energy and economic leverage over the bloc and its last hope of a negotiated settlement and end to sanctions and maybe recover billions of frozen Russian Euros and Gold?

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