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Thursday, September 29, 2022

European security officials on Monday and Tuesday observed Russian Navy support ships in the vicinity of leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines likely caused by underwater explosions ...

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Dark Brandon is so powerful he can make Russia look guilty by ordering Putin to position his Navy ships in the vicinity of the pipeline leaks.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-29 12:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

See?

This is proof that Biden did it.

- Cucker Carlson

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-29 08:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What benefit would Russia gain by sabotaging the pipelines?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-29 10:09 AM | Reply

P.R. - or an excuse to widen the war.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-29 10:36 AM | Reply

It's a stretch. The US has more to gain. Also Biden as much as copped to it.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-09-29 10:58 AM | Reply

Putin, is a child.
An angry little child.

War not going his way?
Threaten to nuke anyone that gets in the way...
Western Europe divests from his blackmail energy?
Bash holes in the pipelines so they cannot be repaired
for months, even if the war ended next week...

Putin is a child.
An angry little child.

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-09-29 11:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

More from the cited article...

...Russian submarines were also observed not far from those areas last week, one of the intelligence officials said. ...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-29 11:14 AM | Reply

@#3 ... What benefit would Russia gain by sabotaging the pipelines? ...

One thought --- Pres Putin's revenge on Europe for supporting Ukraine. Even if Pres Putin is removed from office, the pipeline may not start up again.

Another thought --- Pres Putin is continuing to try to escalate the war so that the West is drawn in.

Yet another thought --- who knows what is going in in Pres Putin's mind?


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-29 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Lol CNN .

The Danes claim Russia was nowhere in the area.

In fact have data of US aircraft and ships in area.
twitter.com

#9 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-09-29 11:18 AM | Reply

Says Pootie-poot's puppet.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-29 11:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Russian submarines were also observed not far from those areas last week

Umm....It's the ------- Baltic Sea

#11 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-29 11:20 AM | Reply

Michael Rose-Maron LOL

Nice try, IAMRUNT.

#12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-29 11:23 AM | Reply

Pop Quiz

What do Joe Biden, Donald Trump, V Putin, and V Zelensky have in common?

Amswer in two generations.

#13 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-09-29 11:42 AM | Reply

Remember the Maine!

#14 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2022-09-29 11:53 AM | Reply

Fingers Point At Russia In Baltic Undersea Pipeline Attack
www.thedrive.com

...At the time of writing, no EU member appears to have officially alleged that any specific actors may have been responsible for these apparent attacks, though officials in a number of countries within the bloc have made statements similar to Borrell's. The U.S. government has also shied away from attributing responsibility so far, though it has come to similar conclusions. Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said today that the U.S. military is sharing pertinent information with its allies about the "apparent acts of sabotage." ...

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki did allude to Russian culpability yesterday by drawing a direct connection between the pipeline incidents and the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak also alleged Russia was responsible.

For its part, the Kremlin has denied any involvement, with Putin's personal spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, saying today that speculation that Russia was behind the leaks was "stupid." Peskov offered no further information or counter-accusations.

There are entirely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, which Russian state and non-state actors are amplifying, circulating already that the U.S. government, or other actors working in cooperation with it, were responsible. Spreading misinformation and disinformation, or enabling their spread, are common Russian government tactics to deflect attention from its own malign activities. ...

These insinuations have been based in part on the presence of a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, the USS Kearsarge, and a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plane, among other assets, in Baltic Sea around the time the leaks were reported. The U.S. military routinely operates in the region and has publicly stepped up its presence as part of efforts to bolster NATO's posture in light of the war in Ukraine. No hard evidence has been put forward to link American forces to the pipeline incidents in any way....

A remark from President Joe Biden in February before Russia's all-out invasion of Ukraine that the Kremlin's increasingly hostile actions toward its neighbor could lead to there "be no longer a Nord Stream 2," has also resurfaced. There is no indication whatsoever that this was anything but a comment on the potential diplomatic pressure the U.S. government would exert on German authorities to at least freeze that specific pipeline project, something that very publicly happened.

All this being said, there are indications that Western intelligence agencies are increasingly of the view that the Russian government, or actors acting on its behalf, was responsible for the pipeline leaks. The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom, citing an unnamed U.K. "defense source," reported today that a "likely scenario" for the attacks involved Russian uncrewed underwater vehicles, deployed from a mothership vessel of some kind on the surface, possibly something as innocuous as a fishing boat. Those undersea drones would then have laid explosive devices along the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.

According to The Times story, the explosives could have been planted weeks or even months ago as part of a "premeditated and planned" operation. This detail follows a separate report from the German magazine Der Spiegel yesterday that said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has passed along warnings to authorities in Berlin about the possibility of future attacks on Nord Steam 1 and 2 this past summer....


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#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-29 01:16 PM | Reply

I don't know who or why the pipeline was blown but I seriously doubt Russia or the US was responsible. If it was Ukraine though, Russia is destroying their country and murdering thousands of their people so destroying the pipeline is still not a war crime unlike the unspeakable things Russia is doing in Ukraine.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-29 01:21 PM | Reply

I love this...

There are entirely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, which Russian state and non-state actors are amplifying, circulating already that the U.S. government, or other actors working in cooperation with it, were responsible. Spreading misinformation and disinformation, or enabling their spread, are common Russian government tactics to deflect attention from its own malign activities. ...

Classic Projection.

Our Propaganda > Their Propaganda

How ------- stupid do you think people are?

#17 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-29 01:21 PM | Reply

@#17 ... How ------- stupid do you think people are? ...

Based upon the comments posted by your alias here, do you really want an answer?

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-29 01:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#18 One of those times I wish we could double flag a post funny and newsworthy.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-09-29 01:34 PM | Reply

You can gal.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-29 01:39 PM | Reply

'Our Propaganda > Their Propaganda"

We still have a free media and an uncensored nternet so it is no apples vs apples

#21 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-29 02:00 PM | Reply

"How ------- stupid do you think people are? ..."

Would infinitely so be a reasonable answer?

#22 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-29 02:02 PM | Reply

Our Propaganda > Their Propaganda

How ------- stupid do you think people are?

#17 | POSTED BY MAO_CONTENT

Not everything is "propaganda " comrade.

But I understand why you would think that. All Russians believe that everything coming from their media and government (sane thing) is propaganda.

So why wouldn't you think that too being a comrade and all?

Well this is America and we are an open country. Try doing proper research with reliable sources as it should be done and verify your sources and data as any good journalist would. Of course if you are unable to think critically like most magaheads I can see why you would be confused and not know what is real and what is "propaganda".

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-29 02:31 PM | Reply

Pretty sure that Biden did this himself by doing that James bond thing. Crawled inside the pipe and detonated it from the inside, and then went back and did it to the other one.

Pootey shouldn't have F'ed around with Dark Brandon unless he wanted to find out.

#24 | Posted by censored at 2022-09-29 03:25 PM | Reply

"Pretty sure that Biden did this himself by doing that James bond thing. Crawled inside the pipe and detonated it from the inside, and then went back and did it to the other one"

y suspivions exactly but then he mansged to swim back to the sutface and board a clandestine rescue boat, the guy is amazing considerng his age!

#25 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-29 03:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9 | Posted by oneironaut

That tracking requires transponders to be on. Just worth noting... Would you have your transponder on if you were up to no good? Besides who says the explosive was IN the pipeline. Just sayin'...

#26 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-09-29 05:11 PM | Reply

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