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Trump Warns Sabotage of Nord Stream Pipelines Could Lead to War

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Trump Warns Sabotage of Nord Stream Pipelines Could Lead to War

Friday, September 30, 2022

Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

The damage caused to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines is the result of acts of sabotage that could raise tensions between Russia and the European Union (EU) and even lead to a larger-scale war, warned former United States President Donald Trump on his social media network Truth Social, which he developed after his Twitter account was taken down. The social media post came after he offered to mediate between the US, Russia and Ukraine to find a peace deal.

“Everyone is talking about the big hurricane barreling into Florida, as they should be, but perhaps a far more important event in the longer term was the announcement that the Nord Stream I & II Pipelines out of Russia (which I brought to the World’s attention as President when I explained how crippling reliance on it could be for Germany and other parts of Europe. Everybody laughed at the time, but they are not laughing anymore!) has been SABOTAGED. This could lead to major escalation, or War!” the Republican billionaire tycoon wrote.

After describing the pipeline leaks as sabotage, he considered that these alleged attacks could lead to a conflict of much greater proportions than the one currently being waged on Ukrainian soil since February 24 when the Russian government ordered a special military operation to demilitarize the Kiev regime that had been indiscriminately killing Russian-speakers and other minorities since 2014.

Four leaks have occurred in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which supply Europe with Russian fuel, causing losses for several hours. The first leak was located in the Nord Stream 2 in the vicinity of the Danish island of Bornholm, in waters that are supervised by NATO.

The Swedish seismological system warned that two explosions were recorded around gas pipeline routes on September 26. Meanwhile, the company in charge of the operation of the pipelines, Nord Stream AG, said that it cannot predict the terms of restoration of the infrastructure since it is necessary to complete the damage assessment.

It is recalled that when speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in February, Biden said, “If Russia invades, then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2, we will bring an end to it.” He added: “We will… I promise you we will be able to do it”, after a reporter asked “But how will you do that, exactly, since…the project is in Germany’s control?”

Meanwhile, Trump suggested on September 28 that he could lead a team to broker peace between Ukraine and Russia.

“U.S. ‘Leadership’ should remain ‘cool, calm, and dry’ on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. This is a big event that should not entail a big solution, at least not yet,” the former president wrote on Truth Social.

He also repeated his claim that the Ukraine war would never have happened if he had been president.

“Do not make matters worse with the pipeline blow-up. Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW,” Trump wrote. “Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group???”

It is recalled that Trump in April called for Russia and Ukraine to “figure out” a solution, saying that the two countries should negotiate peace “now — not later — when everyone will be DEAD!”. That same month, a 2019 clip surfaced of Trump suggesting to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he “get together” with Putin to solve their “problem”. Trump even called Putin “smart” for supposedly playing President Joe Biden “like a drum.”

Although Trump’s offer to mediate a peace deal led to the usual Democrat accusation that he is a Russian asset, it is remembered that Russia annexed Crimea during the presidency of Barack Obama, and will now unify with Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye under Biden’s watch. Effectively, no internationally recognized Ukrainian territory unified with Russia during Trump’s presidency, thus mocking the claim that the former president is a Russian asset.

None-the-less, it is obvious that the Biden administration will not call upon Trump to find peace as there is a very evident goal of prolonging the war for as long as possible, something the Kiev regime is more than happy to do.

In addition, it was only announced on September 29 that the US economy shrank by 0.6% during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest gross domestic product estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This effectively means that the US is in recession.

Prolonged war in Ukraine, with no end in sight and an economy in decline, is making many Americans regret voting Trump out. It is for this reason that the Biden administration will never call upon Trump to overcome the Russian-Ukrainian impasse to find peace as it will essentially secure his re-election if he decides to run in 2024.

Source: InfoBrics

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