Ever since the alleged sabotage attacks on the Russia to Germany Nord Stream pipelines, the primary questions remain who did it and why?
There has been much speculation across the internet about who committed the alleged attack.
The web abounds with theories of who and why.
Referring to America, the Biden Administration has raised suspicions due to statements from key officials.
Previous statements by Victoria Nuland and Joe Biden heightened theories that the United States was responsible for the Nord Stream attacks.
Victoria Nuland: “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward.”
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 27, 2022
“If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.” – President Joe Biden.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 27, 2022
Even the CIA warned Germany of an impending attack on Nord Stream.
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) September 27, 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is the latest White House official to raise eyebrows.
“Blinken said in a Friday joint press briefing with Canada’s top diplomat that the damage and disruption to the pipelines are being seen in Washington as a “tremendous opportunity” to greatly reduce European energy imports on Russia,” Zero Hedge reported.
According to @SecBlinken, the Nord Stream pipeline bombing “offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come.” Too bad that this tremendous opportunity for DC bureaucrats will come at the expense of everyone else, especially this coming winter. pic.twitter.com/T2eacQUuBF
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) October 1, 2022
From Zero Hedge:
In addressing the ‘mystery’ sabotage incidents, Blinken began, “I think first it’s important to make clear that these pipelines – that is, Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 – were not pumping gas into Europe at this time. Nord Stream 2 never became operational, as is well known. Nord Stream 1 has been shut down for weeks because of Russia’s weaponization of energy.”
A mere few sentences later, he followed by saying “ultimately this is also a tremendous opportunity. It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs.”
He at the same time touted that the United 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.
The American Conservative offered commentary of why the alleged Nord Stream attacks would benefit the United States.
One could certainly see why sabotaging Nord Stream benefits the US. We didn’t want Europe to get Nord Stream in the first place, because it would make Europe dependent on Russian gas. This is perfectly reasonable, from an American point of view. However, if Washington sabotaged those pipelines in the middle of the Ukraine-Russia war, that would mean an insane escalation of the war, to sabotaging critical infrastructure. Think about it: if Russia can’t deliver gas to Europe anyway, because the pipelines are too damaged, that makes it harder to make peace and restore energy flow to Europe. This fits Washington’s policy goals. That doesn’t mean Washington is responsible for this sabotage, but there’s a lot more reason for Washington to have blown the pipelines up than for Russia.
Prominent Polish politician Radek Sikorski understood this, firing off this ill-advised tweet as soon as the news broke:
Tucker Carlson last week discussed the alleged Nord Stream attacks:
“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,” Zero Hedge added.
Taking the sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines as a “tremendous opportunity” is such undisguised comment, isn’t it? Isn’t Mr. Blinken worried that his remarks will make the world believe “whoever benefits did it”? pic.twitter.com/X8NwAX75w2
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) October 2, 2022