Paul Craig Roberts
As both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 both suddenly lost pressure last Monday, Swedish seismologists registered multiple explosions. The pipeline director reports unprecedented damage. Clearly this is deliberate sabotage and could only have been done by a government with submarine capability to place underwater mines.
Who could that be?
US Secretary of State Blinken said the pipeline damage presents a “significant opportunity” for Western Europe to abandon Russian natural gas in favor of liquified natural gas from the US.
A Polish member of the European Parliament thanked the US for putting the pipeline out of commission as now Russia will have to negotiate with Poland in order to deliver gas to Europe.
When faced with Russian intervention to prevent Ukraine’s invasion of Donbass, US President Biden said: “There will no longer be a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it. I promise you, we will be able to do that.”
Washington’s well trained European puppets will, of course, blame Russia for blowing up her own pipeline.
As I have warned would be the case, the Kremlin’s dilly-dallying over Ukraine has given Washington plenty of time for more mischief and widening of the conflict. The Kremlin’s emphasis on legalisms might end in nuclear war. The only safe way for Russia to deal with the threat from Ukraine would have been a blitzkrieg attack that conquered Ukraine before the West could react. The go-slow, limited, drawn out conflict has played directly into Washington’s hands. We might all die as the result.
There is no doubt that the war has widened, and now the Kremlin is betting Ukraine and the West will not continue the war if it involves direct attacks on Russian territory, thus the referendums.
As I explained yesterday, a fateful moment of history is upon us. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/09/27/a-fateful-moment-of-history-is-upon-us/
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