A New Ball Game
by Stephen Lendman
There's no ambiguity about whose dirty hands sabotaged Russia's Nord Stream I and II gas pipelines.
What happened on Monday perhaps permanently destroyed Russia's main gas supply routes to Europe — what clearly wasn't accidental.
Significantly damaging both pipelines greatly escalated hegemon USA's undeclared war on Russia, Germany and other European countries dependent on Russian Federation gas.
Multiple Nord Stream I and II leaks — 4 discovered so far — most likely were caused by one or more Pentagon and/or CIA Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, laden with powerful explosives with intent to permanently render them inoperable.
Salt water pouring into them is corrosive enough to achieve this aim.
If Russia cannot repair damage quickly — what's likely impossible because of significant damage — Nord Stream I and II will no longer be a source of natural gas to Germany and other European countries.
On Wednesday, a statement by Russia's embassy in Washington said the following:
"We note the attempts by some US legislators to put blame on Russia for the incidents that occurred on Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines."
"Perhaps, they have a better view from the top of Capitol Hill."
"But if that is the case, they must also have seen the US warships' activities at the very site of the Russian infrastructure disruption just the day before."
"Or noticed (Pentagon) drones and helicopters fly(ing) over there."
"Or observed US navy exercises with underwater explosives that have been conducted in the same area some time ago."
"Finally, they should have recalled promises made by (the fake) Biden to 'bring an end' to the Nord Stream 2 project."
"What is obvious to us is that those who ponder about the incident (don't) ask the main question."
"Who benefits from the pipelines' rupture?"
"The answer is" unambiguous.
"The decades-long energy trade between Moscow and Europe has long turned into an eyesore for (hegemon USA) strategists."
"Unable to offer a decent alternative to reliable and, no less importantly, cheap supplies of gas, the (empire of lies and forever wars by hot and/or other means on invented enemies) decided to 'squeeze out' Russia as a competitor using non-market methods and sanctions."
The self-declared master of the universe "is trying hard to get its allies hooked on expensive and environmentally unfriendly 'LNG needle' " natural gas.
"For our part, we insist on…a comprehensive and objective examination of the circumstances of the unprecedented attacks on the Russian pipelines."
"To discuss this issue, the Russian Federation will convene an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council" on September 30.
Hegemon USA seeks unchallenged control over the world community of nations, their resources and populations.
Nations unwilling to sell their sovereignty and souls to a higher power in Washington are considered mortal enemies.
In pursuit of its rage to dominate planet earth, its waterways and space, hegemon USA is as much at war on Europe as against Russia, China, Iran and other independent nations.
That's why Nord Stream I and II were sabotaged, what likely was planned long in advance of what happened earlier this week.
A state of undeclared US war exists against Russia and Europe.
Western allegations of Russian Federation responsibility for sabotaging its own pipelines aim to shift blame from the perpetrator to victimized Russia.
Commenting on what's clear, Russia's envoy to Vienna-based international organizations, Mikhail Ulyanov, tweeted the following on Thursday:
"One of the Western narratives is that Russians are pathological masochists."
"Their favorite pastimes are to shell themselves at the ZNPP, to blow their own pipelines in the Baltic Sea etc."
"Ridiculous? Yes. Stupid? Yes. But a part of the Western public buy it enthusiastically."
According to analyst Andrei Raevsky, "blowback from (sabotage to Nord Stream I and II will be) huge."
And if hegemon USA-dominated NATO crosses the line to war, "Russia will…absolutely…oblige," adding:
Diabolical US dark forces want Europe "destroy(ed)."
Yet their ruling regimes fail to grasp reality.
Hegemon USA is their mortal enemy, not Russia.
By refusing to lay blame where it belongs, "Europe (is) becom(ing) Ukraine" instead of the other way around.
Leon Trotsky long ago observed the following:
In troubled times, hegemon USA "will operate…more ruthlessly than in…period(s) of boom."
Following WW I, he accused the US of wanting to "slice up markets…regulate activity of European financiers and industrialists…to put…Europe on rations."
Notably throughout the post-WW II period, that's how hegemon USA has operated on the world stage — especially following the 9/11 mother of all state-sponsored false flags to that time.
By allying with its diabolical agenda, European regimes have been transforming their nations into thirdworldized economic backwaters.
Because of what's going on and dangerously escalating, the threat of possible US/NATO war on Russia with nukes was never more ominously possible than now.