Blasts Detected Near Nord Stream 2 – Months After Biden Vowed to “End” Pipeline If Russia Invades

Zero Hedge

September 27th 2022, 10:35 am

Crisis comes months after Biden vowed to end Nord Stream 2 in response to Russian invasion.

Harrowing footage captures massive scale of what analysts are calling sabotoge.

Image Credit: Forsvaret Twitter screenshot

Update (1215ET):

CNN’s White House and national security reporter Natasha Bertrand said the Biden administration “is not going to speculate on the cause” of the Nord Stream pipeline system damage to NS1 and NS2.

“The US stands ready to support European partners’ efforts as they investigate,” Bertrand said

Another CNN national security reporter, Kylie Atwood, tweeted that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it would be “in no one’s interest” if NS leaks were confirmed as the result of an attack or sabotage.

Remember what Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said earlier this year…

Update (1025ET):

AFP News reported the US is ‘ready to provide support’ to Europe after the Nord Stream pipeline system leaks.

There was no further information on what type of support, but one can only imagine it would involve increased LNG cargo shipments to the EU.

There’s only one issue…

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Update (0932ET):

Swedish broadcaster SVT reported that the Swedish National Seismic Network detected two underwater explosions near the Nord Stream pipeline system on Monday.

“One of the explosions had a magnitude of 2.3, and was registered at as many as 30 measuring stations in southern Sweden,” SVT said.

Bjorn Lund, a professor in seismology and director of the Swedish National Seismic Network, said these two seismic events were explosions.

Here’s a map of the three leaks on the Nord Stream pipeline system.

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