GAZPROM, NATO, DRONES, AND NORDSTREAM
This week saw two unusual things happen: both Sweden and Germany indicated that they knew who had blown up the Nordstream gas pipelines, but neither country was going to share that information. Of course, this touched off a serious round of speculation on the alternative media, and even managed to merit a second or two of the always fleeting attention of the lamestream propatainment media. Why wouldn't Sweden or Germany let the cat out of the bag?
Well, it's probably because (the speculation ran) the parties responsible were supposedly and ostensibly one of those two nations' friends or allies. Of course, Sweden is friendly with basically everyone, except for that little glitch with King Karl XII and Tsar Peter the Great, which was the Tsar's fault anyway, and Germany has pretty much minded its own business lately after the two little glitches called World Wars I and II. Other than those problems, everything is hunky-dory in the shiny new Euroreich, except there's no heat 'cause there's no gas, and there's no food because... well, Putin Putin Putin and Russia = bad Vlad and The Ukraine = good.
This does not help matters when you're trying to figure out who committed a crime and you're friends with everyone (Sweden) and no longer fighting everyone (Germany). But like all crimes, the solution depends on a simple set of questions: (1) Who had the motive? (2) Who had the opportunity? and (3) Who had the means?
This narrows the field from "everyone" to just a few players, all of whom had the means, in this case, the technological means, to blow up underwater pipelines. That leaves a very few players, and they're the usual list of suspects with such means: The USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, China, Japan, Russia, India, &c... in other words, "the list." But Germany would hardly blow up its own source of energy (Mad Madam Merkel might have, but fortunately, she's no longer the Chancellorette. Ursula von der Lyin' ...er...von der Leyen might have, but the Germans managed to give her to Brussels.) Russia could do it, but the Russians wouldn't need to do so, since they can simply turn a few valves and shut it off. France might do so because... well, because it's France and because Germany is Germany and now the Germans have to buy lots of electricity from France, thanks again to Mad Madam Merkel. But France would probably think twice before pissing off the Germans (once for World War I, and once again for World War II), as the last two times didn't work out so well for France, and especially the last one. Italy wouldn't because they've been trying to make nice with Russia ever since "sanctions" became the favorite word of the Whiteout House. Japan and India have no real reason to be involved and China simply isn't that reckless, even under Emperor Xi.
That leaves Used-To-Be-Great-Britain, and the United Soviet Socialist States of 'Muhrika and its current grifter in chief, Bai Den Jo, of the ancient Chinese clan of Robinette.
All of this was just background, folks, for the following little article that ultimately was a notice given out by Russia's Gazprom, the company that manages all of Russia's gas, natural and otherwise, and with this article, Gazprom managed to throw quite a raspberry into the mix:
Now, just in case you missed it, you'll note two countries in particular play a prominent role in this story:
The US-led NATO alliance has been very active in waters around Nord Stream and once even managed to “lose” an armed underwater drone right under the pipeline, a Gazprom spokesman has said.
“On November 6, 2015, a NATO underwater mine destroyer ‘Seafox’ was discovered during a scheduled visual inspection of the Nord Stream gas pipeline,” Sergey Kupriyanov told Rossiya 24 on Monday.
The device was found resting on the seabed at a depth of 40m between the Nord Stream pipelines, almost directly under one of them, Kupriyanov said. The incident, which received limited media coverage at the time, prompted a brief halt in gas deliveries, while the drone was ultimately recovered by the Swedish military.
Back then, the US-led bloc said it had “lost” the device during military drills, the spokesman claimed. The German-made drone carries a 1.4kg shaped-charge warhead, which is intended for destroying sunken unexploded munitions and mines, according to publicly available data.
“That’s NATO drills for you, when a military-grade explosive device ends up straight under our pipeline,” Kupriyanov concluded.
There you have it: a German underwater drone with an active warhead was positioned underneath a Nordstream pipeline and was recovered by Sweden.
Even more intriguing is the fact that Mr. Russia = Bad Vlad Putin wasn't taking the German or Swedish bait:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has already blamed the “the Anglo-Saxons,” a Russian colloquialism for the US-UK alliance, of being behind the blasts, which Moscow described as an “act of international terrorism.” Speaking during a meeting of the Russian Security Council on Monday, Putin said that “we all know well who the ultimate beneficiary of this crime is.”
In other words, Mr. Putin cut right through the fog of means and went straight to motive, and discovered there's no motive in Stockholm or Berlin. There is, however, in London and Swampington DC.
This means - all humour and kidding aside now - that Europe in general, and Germany in particular, has a problem, and the problem is indicated by the German drone itself. The problem is that it is a deeply penetrated power, indeed, some would say so penetrated that it is not its own sovereign power but simply an occupied power, a satrapy, of the Swamp. Over the short to midterm, Germany is helpless, but its helplessness is, as Germans know all to well, the result of insane compromises with the Greens, and even more insane policy decisions of its leaders like Mad Madam Merkel, shutting down their nuclear power industry and their coal based plants. And let's remember, Germany basically ran its military during the second "glitch" on petrol made from coal. Expensive? Yes. But possible.
In the long run, all of this means that Europe will have to break with the USA, that economic and military ties with the USA are doing it no good and much harm. But this also means it will have to adopt sane energy policies, not the ideological determinations of the World Economic Forum, of der Hochklaus von Blohschwab, and of the United Nations.
It won't happen immediately of course, but rest assured, they got the message in Berlin... and in Paris, Rome, Madrid, and Stockholm too...
See you on the flip side...
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