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  • This Time It’s Different

    01/27/2023 6:38:57 AM PST · by Chunga85 · 110 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Jan 26, 2023 | Douglas Macgregor
    Until it decided to confront Moscow with an existential military threat in Ukraine, Washington confined the use of American military power to conflicts that Americans could afford to lose, wars with weak opponents in the developing world from Saigon to Baghdad that did not present an existential threat to U.S. forces or American territory. This time—a proxy war with Russia—is different.
  • Nord Stream operator finds man-made craters near explosion-damaged pipeline

    11/03/2022 6:14:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    msn ^ | 11-2-22 | Daniel Stewart
    The operator of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Nord Stream AG, announced Wednesday that, after an initial inspection, it has found man-made craters in the seabed near a pipeline damaged by the September explosions. "Technogenic craters with a depth of 3 to 5 meters were found on the seabed at a distance of about 248 meters from each other. The section of the pipeline between the craters is destroyed and the dispersion radius of the pipeline fragments is at least 250 meters," the company detailed in a statement.
  • Russia to Hand 'Evidence' of U.K. Role in Crimea Strike to Envoy

    11/03/2022 6:24:11 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 11-2-22 | Moscow Times
    Moscow will "in the near future" summon the British ambassador to hand over "evidence" of its claim that the U.K. helped orchestrate an attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Russia has claimed U.K. "specialists" helped Kyiv launch a drone attack on the fleet in Moscow-annexed Crimea at the weekend. Russia has also accused London of being behind the September explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Russian authorities have so far provided no proof to back up their claims. "The U.K. ambassador will be summoned and will be given the appropriate materials,"...
  • Now Moscow claims that Britain's ROYAL NAVY blew up Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines

    10/29/2022 3:02:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 84 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 29 October 2022 | RACHEL MUIR
    Now Moscow claims that Britain's ROYAL NAVY blew up Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines as Ministry of Defence says 'invented' slur 'says more about arguments going on inside Russia's government' Russian defence ministry said UK's Navy helped plan and implement the 'attack' Also claimed the same troops were responsible for a drone attack this morning British Ministry of Defence said Moscow has 'resorted to peddling false claims' Nord Stream pipes exploded last month, leading to four gas leaks in Baltic Sea Russia's army has accused the British Navy of being 'involved' in explosions on the Nord Stream gas...
  • Analysis: Pipeline blasts leave Nord Stream in insurance limbo

    10/25/2022 8:50:19 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2022 | Jonathan Saul, Carolyn Cohn
    LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - With the mystery of the blasts that destroyed undersea gas pipelines between Russia and Germany unsolved, Nord Stream 1's insurers and reinsurers are grappling with how to respond to hundreds of millions of dollars in potential claims. Munich Re (MUVGn.DE) and syndicates within the Lloyd's of London market are among the major underwriters for Nord Stream 1, four industry sources with knowledge of the situation said…. …While a claim has not yet been made for the damage and disruption to the pipeline, two of the sources told Reuters, Nord Stream 1's underwriters may dispute any...
  • Norway on edge over drone sightings, arrests of son of Putin confidant

    10/21/2022 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2022 | Emily Rauhala
    Norwegian officials warned Thursday that there could be more arrests after at least seven Russians — including the son of a close associate of President Vladimir Putin — were detained in recent weeks for flying drones or taking pictures near sensitive areas, prompting an investigation by the domestic intelligence service. Norway and other countries are moving to secure critical infrastructure in the wake of the sabotage of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines. Since then, drone sightings have been reported in Norway’s vast offshore oil and gas fields and at Norwegian airports. On Wednesday, Norway’s prime minister, Jonas Gahr Store,...
  • Russia Accuses Sweden of Concealing Data on the Investigation of Sabotage at the Nord Stream

    10/20/2022 5:55:44 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 25 replies
    True inFo ^ | October 20 2022 | True inFo
    Why are the Swedes busy hiding the results of their investigation of the bombing of the Nordstream 2 pipeline which they have completed? The Dementia Joe Mafia Crime Family and Gestapo FBI putting pressure on Sweden not to release the results of the investigation and protect Dementia Joe and the Dems before the November elections? Probably.
  • Germany's cyber security agency chief sacked for alleged close ties to Russia

    10/18/2022 12:42:07 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 3 replies
    The Telegraph, via MSN ^ | Oct. 18, 2022 | Arthur Scott-Geddes
    Interior Minister Nancy Faeser dismissed Arne Schoenbohm as head of the BSI agency, following reports which "damaged the necessary confidence of the public in the neutrality and impartiality" of his management, the ministry said on Tuesday.... The Cyber Security Council Germany, which Mr Schoenbohm chaired until he became the head of the BSI in 2016, was prone to influence from Russian companies and even the Kremlin’s intelligence agencies, the report said. German media have reported that one of its members was a German company that is a subsidiary of a Russian cybersecurity firm founded by a former KGB agent, which...
  • The first images from the exploded Nord Stream pipe at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

    10/18/2022 1:25:31 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 30 replies
    Lipstick Alley ^ | October 18, 2022
    SOUTHERN BALTIC SEA. The explosions that have escalated the geopolitical conflict between Russia and the West took place here. At the bottom, 80 meters below the surface of the Baltic Sea, Expressen films the ruptured gas pipelines in Nord Stream 1. Our underwater camera documents long tears in the seabed before it reaches the concrete-reinforced steel pipe torn apart in the suspected sabotage. At least fifty meters of the gas line appears to be missing after the explosion, which measured 2.3 on the Richter scale. Last Friday, the Coast Guard announced that the bubbles above the Nord Stream pipes were...
  • Nord Stream: Sweden breaks up cooperation on pipeline investigations

    10/14/2022 11:58:56 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 51 replies
    Contrary to plans, Sweden, Denmark and Germany will not form a joint investigation team to investigate the leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines. According to SPIEGEL information, Sweden has rejected the establishment of an international Joint Investigation Team (JIT). According to information from security circles, Sweden is said to have justified the refusal by saying that the security classification of its investigation results was too high to share them with other countries. Shortly after the sabotage operation at the end of September, the federal government decided that German investigators should take part in the investigation. Federal police and army sent...
  • Investigation into Nord Stream pipeline sabotage reignites the race to control the seabed

    10/10/2022 2:32:16 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 24 replies
    Le Monde ^ | October 10, 2022 | Elise Vincent , Anne-Françoise Hivert, Thomas Wieder
    Ten days after the explosions targeting the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which occurred on September 26 in the Danish and Swedish exclusive economic zones in the Baltic Sea, the investigation is slowly moving forward. Conducted with civilian and military resources by Denmark, Sweden and Germany as part of a joint team, it promises to be both technically delicate and subject to strong pressure, so much so that this alleged sabotage has rekindled concerns about the control of the seabed in several European countries. On Thursday, October 6, the Swedish security service (Säpo) issued a statement saying that...
  • In Germany, Preparations For Possible Sabotage Of Energy Facilities Have Begun

    10/09/2022 4:09:16 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 19 replies
    Sundries ^ | October 9, 2022
    Germany fears an increase in attacks on infrastructure and possible sabotage. General Carsten Breyer, the commander of the territorial command of the Bundeswehr, warned about such risks for the country in an interview with Bild am Sonntag. “We are in command, first of all, we are ready for hybrid threats. This is a state between not quite peace, but not war either,” he said. The general noted that after the cases of drone flights over barracks and military facilities, as well as explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Germany’s defense forces have increased their readiness for possible new attacks....
  • “Pipeline Terror”: Nord Stream 2 Offers Germany a Date with Destiny

    10/07/2022 9:49:56 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 7 replies
    Counter Information ^ | October 7, 2022 | Pepe Escobar
    The twists and turns of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) saga have yielded yet another stunning game-changer. It started with Gazprom revealing that the Line B string of NS2 is intact; not only it escaped Pipeline Terror but may “potentially” be used to pump gas to Germany. That confirms once again that NS2 is an engineering marvel. In fact the whole system: the pipes are so strong they were not broken, but merely punctured. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak followed up, with a caveat: restoration of the whole system, including NS, is possible, and “requires time and…funds”.…. … Subsequently...
  • 'Unthinkable' That Russia Will be Excluded from Nord Stream Probe, Foreign Ministry Says

    10/07/2022 2:20:57 PM PDT · by henbane · 44 replies
    MarineLink ^ | October 6, 2022 | Reuters
    Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the West was purposefully creating obstacles to the investigation and said the exclusion of Russia and Gazprom from the probe showed it had something to hide.
  • Strengthened suspicions of gross sabotage in Baltic Sea

    10/06/2022 6:00:58 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 25 replies
    The Swedish Security Service’s crime scene investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines has now been completed. The investigation has strengthened the suspicions of gross sabotage. The Security Service carried out the crime scene investigation, beginning this past weekend, with excellent support and cooperation from the Swedish Coast Guard, Armed Forces and Police Authority. The crime scene investigation has shown that there have been detonations near Nord Stream 1 and 2, within the Swedish economic zone, resulting in extensive damage to the gas pipelines. Certain seizures were made during the on-site investigation. The Swedish Security Service is...
  • Nord Stream Pipeline Leak Site Inspection Points Towards Sabotage: Sweden

    10/06/2022 7:06:48 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 70 replies
    NDTV.Com ^ | October 6, 2022
    Stockholm: An inspection of two of the leaks at the Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe has reinforced suspicions that they were acts of sabotage, Swedish authorities said Thursday. "We can conclude that there have been detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 in the Swedish exclusive economic zone that has led to extensive damage to the gas pipelines," public prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist said in a statement Mr Ljungqvist added that the "crime scene investigation had strengthened the suspicions of aggravated sabotage." "Pieces of evidence have been gathered at the crime scene and these will now be examined,"...
  • Poland asks for US to SHARE its nuclear weapons and allow the country to host missile sites - in attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from atomic warfare amid escalating tensions over Ukraine war

    10/06/2022 5:14:55 AM PDT · by algore · 32 replies
    Amid growing fears that Russia could resort to nuclear warfare in Ukraine, Poland has requested to share US atomic weapons. White House officials told The Guardian that they were 'not aware of the issue being raised' while experts have widely suggested that the gesture was purely symbolic. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) largest member from the former Warsaw Pact, has been the most vocal in bolstering the alliance's eastern flank. 'The problem, first of all, is that we don't have nuclear weapons,' Polish president Andrzej Duda said in an interview with the Gazeta Polska newspaper. 'There is always a...
  • Frequent Breaks in Undersea Pipelines Mean Fixes Are Possible for Nord Stream

    10/05/2022 9:30:24 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 15 replies
    Scientific America ^ | October 5, 2022 | Lars Fischer
    While international experts try to figure out what caused the ruptures in the Nord Stream pipeline, engineers have multiple options to try and fix it… … Pipelines must resist many threats. The massive anchors of large container ships or tankers in particular can damage the pipes—as happened in 2008 with the Kvitebjørn pipeline in the North Sea off the Norwegian coast.… … Nord Stream’s more than 1,000 kilometers of pipelines. The structures lie directly on the seabed or, where it is not stable or level enough, on a bed of gravel. They are only laid under the ground where they...
  • Russia Seeks Role in Nord Stream Leaks Investigation

    10/05/2022 9:59:37 AM PDT · by Hamiltonian · 63 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 5 October 2022 | AFP
    Moscow said Wednesday it should be part of the probe into leaks on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, after Sweden blocked off the area around the pipelines pending an investigation."There should really be an investigation. Naturally, with the participation of Russia," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said, as quoted by Russian news agencies..... Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said such a probe "required the cooperation of several countries."He denounced an "acute shortage of communications and unwillingness of many countries to contact" Russia.....
  • Why Russia (probably) blew up the Nord Stream pipeline: To send a message that Europe is vulnerable

    10/04/2022 8:48:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2022 | John Sexton
    I read Jazz Shaw’s story this morning about Jeffrey Sachs saying it’s likely the US blew up the Nord Stream pipeline. That’s the line being taken by Tucker Carlson as well. And while I agree there’s no definitive proof either way, at least not anything that has been declassified yet, I think it’s still probable that Russia is responsible.Russia had already cut off the supply of gas through Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 was never operational. So there was no real change in the amount of gas going through the pipeline (or the revenue it produced) before or...