Nord Stream Pipeline Explodes In A Reported Act Of Sabotage; U.S. Urges Citizens To Leave Russia
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
Nord Stream pipelines 1 and 2 have been sabotaged as the U.S. urges American citizens to leave Russia as soon as possible. The U.S warned several European countries over the summer that an attack could occur on the pipelines, according to sources. The warnings were based on US intelligence assessments, but they were vague. It is not clear from the warnings of who might be responsible for the pipeline gas leaks as the Baltic Sea appears to be boiling due to the heat released.
The two explosions of Nord Stream 1 and 2 took place just outside of Danish and Swedish territorial waters, that is, on international waters. They were professionally pursued with huge detonations. 30 Measuring Stations in Sweden reported the underwater explosions first with one explosion being measured at a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale. The sabotage of The pipelines targets the desire of Germany to negotiate peace with Russia in an effort to safe the German industry from total collapse. This goal to find a settlement is the reason why Germany is refusing to send Leopard II tanks along with other weapons/supplies to Ukraine.
This attack opens the door for Russia to respond by sabotaging submarine Internet cables. Russia has a local Internet. The impact to Russia would be minimal. The US would suffer huge economic damage. Germany is at a crossroad now due to the pipelines.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on February 7th, 2022:
"There will be no longer Nord Stream 2, we will bring end to it." - Biden
Journalist: "How will you do that exactly, since this project is in Germany's control?"
Biden: "I promise you we will be able to do that."
Another thing that can show a possible U.S. involvement is that there was an expeditionary detachment of U.S. Navy ships led by the universal amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge days ago was in the Baltic Sea.
It was 30 km from the site of the alleged sabotage on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and 50 km from the threads of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Russia is now accusing the U.S. of the attack on the pipeline that had a price tag of more than $11 billion dollars and took a decade to build.
DISCLAIMER: In no way whatsoever is the NYSS accusing the United States or any nation of the sabotage on the pipeline