Stephen Bryen
Shoshana Bryen
Asian Times

September 27, 2022

The US has long opposed NATO’s (especially Germany’s) dependence on Russian, formerly Soviet, natural gas. The United States, in fact, used export controls to block the original Yamal pipeline in the 1980s, believing the threat of a Russian cutoff would alter Europe’s political decisions.

As recently as 2018, then-president Donald Trump warned the Europeans at the UN General Assembly of the potential for a Russian energy cutoff. There is video of the German delegation to UNGA appearing to mock Mr. Trump. Then came Ukraine and severe cutbacks in the delivery of Russian natural gas to Europe.

On September 27 Tucker Carlson discussed the possibility of the Biden administration being involved in the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, an act that would fly in the face of the administration’s environmental posturing.

Now, as Norway and Poland announce the opening of the Trans Baltic Pipeline, Russia’s Nord  Stream 1 and Nord  Stream 2 pipelines have been damaged near the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Three separate pipeline breaches are apparent, essentially ruling out the possibility of a technical fault.

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