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State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine
Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2022 | Caitlin McFall

Posted on 01/28/2022 8:18:04 AM PST by Mariner

The State Department on Thursday unequivocally warned that if Russia invades Ukraine the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will sit unused at the bottom of the ocean.

The controversial pipeline has become the U.S. and NATO’s biggest bargaining chip in its attempts to preserve Kyiv’s sovereignty.

But reporters questioned the diplomatic agency on whether Germany, which would profit from the functioning pipeline, is on the same page when it comes to countering a Russian incursion.

"We continue to have strong, clear communication with our German allies," Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said. "If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward."

Her comments echoed those made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this week, but reporters pushed back on the ability to enforce this threat given the pipeline’s physical completion.

"It is not ready to be turned on," Nuland said. "It has not been tested, it has not been certified, it has not met the regulatory pieces that would allow it to be turned on both on the German side and the EU side.

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This is a whole 'nuther level of stupid.

Want to make Germany and Russia formal allies?

This is how you do it.

1 posted on 01/28/2022 8:18:04 AM PST by Mariner
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I do believe Germany and Russia may have some say in the matter.

Screw the State Department run under direction of Biden’s puppet masters.


2 posted on 01/28/2022 8:20:37 AM PST by House Atreides
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The US has no idea how to negotiate with anyone anymore. This is insanity. Grow up.


3 posted on 01/28/2022 8:21:00 AM PST by realcleanguy (quickly things are falling apart, now that the )
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Vlad crappin’ in his drawers yet? Is this blinkin’s version of the “behind the gym” threat brandon is known for? Fidiots!


4 posted on 01/28/2022 8:22:01 AM PST by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this? 😕)
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Shades of Molotov-Ribbentrop!.....................


5 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: Mariner

Blinky said that? Macho, Macho Man.


6 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can vote your way into socialism but you have to shoot your way out of it.)
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The Nordstream Pipeline is the result of an agreement between Russia and the EU nations. Blinken has nothing to say about it. Is he going to send in the US Navy to destroy it? That would be an act of war. Even that toady, Milley, would say, “Uh uh.”

This man is a total fool.


7 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:21 AM PST by Seruzawa ("The Political left is the Garden of Eden of incompetence" - Marx the Smarter (Groucho))
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WTF man?! What kind of hostile language is this?!


8 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:37 AM PST by Skywise
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I think the US is trying really hard to cause as much trouble as possible. This is just amazing stuff.


9 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:40 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("If you see something, say something"? I see people dying from vaccines.)
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And what will they do? Alaska pipeline and ohers will then be fair targets? Beyond stupid.

Maybe they'll instead take out the aquaducts into NYC. Imagine the impact.

10 posted on 01/28/2022 8:23:58 AM PST by Reno89519 (FJB. Respect America, Embrace America, Buy American, Hire American.)
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Want to make Germany and Russia formal allies?

there is NO ONE in DC who can say no to the neocons/Intel Community. They have had power since at least Bush II, they were able to remove Trump from office, they installed Biden - now they are completely drunk with power.

11 posted on 01/28/2022 8:24:15 AM PST by PGR88
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These people desperately want a war.


12 posted on 01/28/2022 8:25:05 AM PST by glorgau
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I think Biden is working on Russia-Germany-China alliance.


13 posted on 01/28/2022 8:25:06 AM PST by NorseViking
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...Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said

The moment I saw this hyperbolic statement, I knew it was Nuland, the female Dr. Evil.


14 posted on 01/28/2022 8:25:13 AM PST by Flick Lives (The CDC. Brought to you by Pfizer.)
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It makes a person wonder as to what kind of drugs are these people on, in the District of Corruption, anyone has any ideas?


15 posted on 01/28/2022 8:25:17 AM PST by saintgermaine (Saintgermain the time traveler)
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Yes, similar. Good point.


16 posted on 01/28/2022 8:25:54 AM PST by laplata
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To: glorgau

These people desperately want a war.

WW3, to be specific.


17 posted on 01/28/2022 8:26:27 AM PST by Flick Lives (The CDC. Brought to you by Pfizer.)
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They’ve been working on an alliance for decades; the main event that really kicked it off was former chancellor Gerhard Schröder joining Rosneft.


18 posted on 01/28/2022 8:26:33 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: saintgermaine

The most addictive drug known to mankind - power, raw unbridled power.


19 posted on 01/28/2022 8:27:40 AM PST by null and void (81 million votes ≠ 81 million voters)
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The State Department will do absolutely nothing.


20 posted on 01/28/2022 8:27:45 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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