Tucker Carlson, Fox News host, joined a suspicious chorus of internet voices Tuesday to point fingers at the U.S. in the sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipes as a deep-sea mystery that grew.
Two Russian-owned pipelines, which were damaged on Monday on the Baltic Sea floor, have been spewing natural gases up to the surface ever since. Although the pipelines were intended to transport natural gas from Russia to Europe, they were not functional. Experts in Europe agree that the damage was likely to have been caused intentionally and not by seismic activity.
Fox News Channel’s star Fox News Channel said Tuesday night that it was an act of industrial terrorism, before pointing fingers at the Biden administration.
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The West imposed sanctions on Ukraine after Russia invaded Ukraine. However, protestors in Germany demanded that the energy flow be restored. The possibility that Germany lifts the sanctions would be eliminated if the pipelines were not disabled in time to allow Germany to import winter energy.
Russia cut off the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs 760 miles, during World War II. Germany also prevented the Nord Stream 2 parallel pipeline from being online before the invasion. Germany was dependent on Russian natural gas for more than half its gas imports prior to the invasion. The cutoff has severely crippled its economy.
Some believe Russia was behind the destruction of its own pipeline. This could have been done to raise gas prices, pressure western allies of Ukraine, or even frame America.
“Gas leakage from NS-1 [Nord Stream 1]” is nothing but a terrorist attack by Russia and an act of aggression towards the EU. Russia is trying to destabilize Europe’s economic situation and create panic in the pre-winter,” Mykhaylo Podolak, a Ukrainian presidential adviser, tweeted Tuesday.
Roderich Kiesewetter, a German government spokesperson, tweeted Tuesday night that Moscow was probably behind the undersea heist.
He wrote that Russia was likely to try to instigate uncertainty among Europeans and to point out to the state the possibility of an attack against critical infrastructure. “This act of sabotage fits in with Russia’s state-terrorism approach and hybrid approach.”
Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary Of State, stated Tuesday that sabotage of the Nord Stream Pipelines served “no one’s interest.” The White House National Security Council stated that the U.S. would “not speculate on the cause.”
A resurfaced clip of President Joe Biden’s cryptic threat to Ukraine on February 7th, which was clear evidence that Russia was planning to invade Ukraine, is fueling suspicions of U.S. involvement
Biden stated that if Russia invades Ukraine, it will mean tanks and troops crossing the border of Ukraine once more. There will be no Nord Stream 2.” We will put an end to it.”
A reporter asked Biden how it would be possible given that the pipeline was a German-funded project. He replied, “I promise you: It will be possible.”
Biden’s statement came one week after Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, made a similar promise.
Nuland stated that Nord Stream 2 would not be able to move forward if Russia invades Ukraine in any way, on January 27.
Radoslaw Sikorski, a Polish member of the European Parliament, seemed to blame or credit the U.S. on Tuesday for the apparent attack.
He tweeted “Thanks, USA” along with a photo showing methane rising from the Baltic Sea’s ruptured pipelines. Later, Polish officials criticized Sikorsi’s “irresponsible” statement.
Carlson warned that the U.S. could destroy Russian infrastructure, escalating the Russia-Ukraine war which pits Moscow against the West.
Carlson asked, noting that such a move would be disastrous for the west’s banking system. “Have the geniuses behind this, Toria Nuland and others, considered the consequences?” They might have. Perhaps that was the point.