Anonymous German officials appear to acknowledge the strong possibility of American or NATO involvement
Why would Putin attack his valuable assets when he could simply switch them off?
There was no pressure no incentive for him to do that.
USA and NATO knew what happened.
Why would Putin destroy the pipeline when he can turn it on and off at will? He wouldn't.
This is an act of war.
God it is depressing being a Westerner these days. Whenever there is a filthy dirty trick or something colossally stupid we know it's 'our side' that did it.
We know just from how stupid it is and/or how filthy it is. We don't have to look any further.
And, truly, sitting at home writing these armchair opinions the feeling of faint alarm slowly grows in the background: when are they going to come knocking on my door?
I mean, it more or less takes a negotiated peace off the table no? Pipeline sanctions are now a moot point, if there are no pipelines that are functional
The German government does not realize that German industry is finished without cheap Russian energy and commodity inputs. The destruction won't happen overnight, it will take a few years for companies to relocate, go bust or to shut down operations. We will go the way of Greece without the family ties and family support networks. It will get ugly when system after system collapses slowly. Industrial style healthcare, care for the elderly, welfare payments, pension systems, they will all collapse within the next ten years.
For me it is quite clear that Germany will no longer be a rich country in a few years. To make up for the loss of wealth, we will surely get a nice totalitarian state, much better than the good old DDR.
President Biden said in early February that in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, “there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2, we will bring an end to it.”
So WHY would anyone with a functioning brain DOUBT this expressed INTENTION of the leader of the west? Being a German myself - with those kind of "friends" - we don't need no enemy anymore . . .
“Someone” is determined to escalate this conflict into a European war. Putin is mobilizing and the plebiscite in the Russian occupied territories looks like annexation is on the way. Whether it is a free election representing the will of those people is a moot point as Biden will claim it is fraudulent and Putin will claim otherwise. Once the territories are annexxed they will become part of the Russian Homeland and Putin has stated very clearly he will use nuclear weapons to “defend” them against NATO! None of this had to happen. Clinton and Obama played ball with the war cabal at the State and Defense Departments which have been gunning for Putin since his ascendancy. This could well be the ultimate folly of “Regime Change” started by the US and perpetrated with impunity …until now. The millions of Europeans out of work, penniless and freezing in their homes in a few months will have some REAL second thoughts about US “leadership” and where its hubristic corrupt policies have taken them.
Someone must REALLY hate Germany; with allies like these, who needs enemies?
I smell a big, fat stinking rat. Germany will certainly have an "interesting" winter.
The situation resembled a very messy divorce - but Germany seems to be falling into the arms of an abusive, "gaslighting" partner.
Maybe it is by the same folks who are blowing up all the food processing plants and the fuel depots?
“Everything speaks against a coincidence.”
How cute that they disclaimed "coincidence" when it suited them,
How could they have not installed sophisticated systems to monitor those sites? They monitor the movements of every residents but not those sites?
I dont doubt the sabotage and i dont doubt the west involvement. Just another strike to heart to the citizens of the west like the dutch farmers being regulated out of business. We shall drift off the face the earth by either starvation or hypothermia. Its all part of the cull.
This is CIA/NATO without any possible doubt to me.
The USA are making tons of money selling their gas to Europe and the possibility to be able to blame the Russians for the sabotage was too good to ignore.
Today I can fully understand why the USA are considered the “Big Satan” in many countries around the planet.
The destruction by USA/NATO makes the most sense, as even here in Germany the protests are getting bigger. And it is not even cold yet.
Scholz would have had to decide between following the German wishes, or adhering to the sanctions.
Now he does not have to make any decision.
A great Merkel-move.
The sanction as alternative-los.
Lol, the Green "adjacent" journalists are demanding Germany destroy itself to hurt Putin?
Putin and Lavrov must see this stuff, or watch these policies being enacted, in utter bewilderment. How has Europe become ruled by such utter imbeciles?
Putin will be blamed, along with a convenient array of acceptable ' far right' miscreants, while the Dr Strangeloves who apparently 'govern' Germany dig in their heels and promise that their sustainable, equitable Net Zero utopia is just around the corner.
Has Von der Slayum made any pronouncements as yet, or is she still too busy threatening Gergia Meloni?