Discover more from A Lily Bit
Who blew up Nord Stream?
Not all complex matters have simple solutions.
Evidence is mounting that the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe were destroyed by targeted blasting. The EU, Denmark, and Sweden all agree on the term "deliberate act" and rule out an accident.
Up to 30 measuring stations in southern Sweden recorded the explosion.
"We are certain that these were explosions, not an earthquake or a landslide," a spokesperson of the Seismologic Institute at Uppsala University commented. “According to our estimates, the second, larger explosion was equivalent to more than 100 kilos of dynamite."
There were roughly about 500 million cubic meters of gas in the pipelines at the time of the event. Based on current gas prices, that equates to about two days of German gas consumption and is worth approximately €800 million.
Who’s to blame?
It's probably not even that far-fetched to blame a radical climate group these days. Luisa Neubauer, the leader of the German Fridays for Future movement, announced this summer that her organization would have to resort to more radical tactics, “including the possibility of blowing up a pipeline.” For now, I believe we can rule out Ms. Neubauer and her henchmen diving into the Baltic Sea in frog suits to deliver 100 kilos of dynamite. As much as I hate this organization, there is absolutely no evidence to support any of that, although Ms. Neubauer’s statement on the matter was one of the dumbest I’ve read in a long time.
Kyiv accuses Russia. How surprising. I think in this matter we can safely ignore the opinion of Ukrainian buffoons, whose blatantly obvious and ridiculous propaganda is in no way inferior to Russia’s.
However, the logical question that everyone who is not yet completely media-blinded must ask is: why would Russia blow up its own pipeline? Eventually, this will significantly harm Russia's export economy and also deprive it of economic leverage in the context of conflict resolution.
Russia had already turned off the pipeline’s taps, as it has many, many times in recent years. Nord Stream AG is owned by Gazprom and is therefore 100% owned by the Russian government. To sabotage their own asset would be self-sabotage.
Or was there some thought here of shifting suspicion to the U.S. in order to turn NATO countries against each other? At the very least, when I look into my Twitter feed, absolutely everyone in the U.S. and in Europe seems to be convinced that all the evidence points towards Washington.
Writing these takes time and your support keeps me going. If you like this article please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Thank you.
A few days before the attack in the Baltic Sea, a U.S. Navy expeditionary force led by the amphibious universal assault ship USS Kearsarge was at anchor only 30 km from the site of the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 50 km from that of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
According to the website ads-b.nl, an American helicopter with the call sign FFAB123 operated six extremely interesting flights within one day—either flying along the Nord Stream pipeline or between the two points where the incidents happened.
These flights were officially part of the annual BALTOPS exercises. Incidentally, in a June 2022 article, the Americans were particularly proud of their experiments with underwater drones, which were deployed in the waters around the island of Bornholm.
The Navy fleet around the USS Kearsarge and the USS Alington left the Baltic Sea a few days before the attack, after passing through the region in question several times. During these passings the transponders are said to have regularly been deactivated for extended periods of time, according to "myshiptracking."
“They always tell you what they are up to.”
Of course, all of this may have been coincidence and used by other actors to cast suspicion on the United States, whose ‘trustworthy’ CIA warned the German government against attack on the Baltic Sea pipelines.
On February 7 though, Joe Biden announced that in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine, he would "take care of Nord Stream.” In the presence of German Chancellor Scholz, Biden expressed to destroy the gas pipelines, and ensured that he would “be able to do that”.
And there’s also Victoria Nuland, who said a few days earlier that Nord Stream 2 will not move forward should Russia invade Ukraine.
If you believe the story that is so obviously being presented to you, everything should be clear. What is less clear—unless one follows the theory that Germany is entirely controlled by the United States—is why it puts up with it. This would be a military attack on German infrastructure. An attack that the incumbent chancellor Scholz apparently enjoyed so much that he just grinned inanely during Biden's statements back in February.
In a normal world, this would be an entirely new geopolitical shift; a declaration of war by the Americans on Europe; a shadow war of which the Europeans should not know about or do not want to know about.
However, (and more importantly), should the German government have known about this, it would be treason. The fact that the thoroughly corrupt and incompetent German government does not comment on this is strange, but not surprising when looking at the people steering the country. In addition, this attack would not only affect Germany because the explosions occurred in Danish and Swedish waters.
The deliberate weakening of Europe
For many, this is a believable story. For them it is obvious that the pipeline was blown up by Special Forces of Great Britain or the United States in order to finally cut off gas supplies to Germany and achieve its complete economic vassalization.
For conspiracy theorists, this is fueled by alleged RAND Corporation papers from January 2022 that were recently ‘leaked’. The think tank's strategy paper supposedly envisions the destruction of Europe, initiated by the very backstory that really occurred: arm Ukraine until war with Russia breaks out, then drive Europe into a major war—while the U.S. is the beneficiary at a safe distance and the Dollar is saved. There are good reasons to doubt the authenticity of these papers.
Sometimes in human history, it has been shown that the all-too-obvious explanation is not necessarily the right one. Basically, one has to analyze who the beneficiaries of an extreme weakening of Europe are. In any case, a complete gas freeze will lead to major problems in energy supply and thus to the extensive shutdown of industry. At the same time, hundreds of thousands if not millions of illegal Arabian migrants are to be unleashed on Europe again. It is to be feared that the winter will plunge Europe into chaos: Food crisis, hyperinflation and fuel shortage, possibly without (affordable) heating—riots and uprisings are conceivable.
The beneficiaries could be all countries that are not directly affected by these issues. Russia, despite sanctions, is largely autonomous. Since the beginning of the war, it has collected many billions in additional revenue. The extent to which China can function autonomously, given that large parts of its economy are geared to exports, is up for debate. But Chinese efforts to gain more influence in the world were completely overlooked and neglected for many years—for example, the massive expansion in Africa.
Whether it will really save the U.S. dollar, which is no longer worth the paper it is printed on, if the economy and social order in Europe is permanently destroyed, is a daring theory. It is much more likely that a decline in Europe will take down the U.S. with it. In any case, it would be appropriate to consider other options than the one that is all too obviously being presented to us.
I assume that the EU, above all Mrs. von der Leyen, will soon begin to blame Russia. This would finally give them the legitimacy to join forces with the U.S. in an open war against Russia that is not limited to just Ukraine.
But for now, the fog of war will thicken as all sides will continue to blame each other. Just like with what led to World War I and II, we will probably never know what really happened. The first casualty of war is the truth. However, I think we can be sure that everything was meticulously planned a long time ago already, with all parties being involved. The simple question to ask yourself is: Will you take the bait again?
If you are in the position to do so, I encourage you to become a paid subscriber or donate. I love you in any case, but it helps. Thank you from my heart for your support!