In his monologue last night, Tucker made a shocking suggestion about who’s to blame for the recent destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines: according to him, the US did it. In his monologue, he went right up to the edge of saying as much after noting the evidence for the pipeline being sabotaged and quoting others familiar with the matter. (NOTE: This article is simply meant to convey Tucker’s opinion, not to argue one way or another what happened to the pipeline or who did it.)
Tucker began that monologue by pretending he cares about the environment and suggesting that the pipeline blowup will be disastrous for the environment, saying:
As we speak, Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 are pouring millions of cubic meters of natural gas into the Baltic Sea. Pictures from the air, which you can now see on your screen, show a toxic bubble field more than half a mile wide. You can only guess at how many marine mammals are being killed right now – countless. But the lasting damage may be to the atmosphere.
Natural gas is comprised of up to 90% methane. Methane, as Joe Biden has often told you, is the key driver of global warming, which is, of course, an existential threat to humanity and the planet. So, if you’re worried about climate change, what just happened to the Nord Stream pipelines is as close to the apocalypse as we have ever come. So, the question is, how did this happen? And it turns out it was not an accident.
And why does Tucker think that the Nord Stream pipelines breaking and leaking wasn’t an accident? Because two “powerful undersea explosions” were recorded, according to Swedish officials he cited. In his words:
At the very same time that leaks in these pipelines were detected, Swedish officials recorded two powerful undersea explosions, each one of which was equivalent to hundreds of pounds of TNT. Nothing in nature can account for that. Almost immediately, the pipelines began leaking in three separate places. So, there’s only one explanation for what happened. This was an act of industrial terrorism. That was very obvious to the prime minister of Poland and he wasted no time in saying so.
The Polish Prime Minister said, as Tucker quoted, “Today we are also dealing with an act of sabotage. We do not know the details of what happened yet, but we can clearly see that it is an act of sabotage, an act that probably marks the next stage in the escalation of the situation we are dealing with…”
And so, if that is accurate, the question becomes who conducted the sabotage. Was it the US, the Russians, or some European NATO power. Tucker first insisted that it was not Russia, saying:
According to the Canadian ambassador to the U.N., Vladimir Putin has decided to use “pollution as an act of war.” Progressive Twitter strongly endorsed this conclusion. Putin did it and that makes sense until you thought about it for just a moment. Vladimir Putin may be evil. They tell us that he is evil, but is he stupid? Probably isn’t stupid and yet and, here’s the strange part, if you were Vladimir Putin, you would have to be a suicidal moron to blow up your own energy pipeline. That’s the one thing you would never do.
Natural gas pipelines are the main source of your power and your wealth and most critically, your leverage over other countries. Europe needs your energy now more than ever with winter approaching. If you can’t deliver that energy, then countries like Germany have no need to pay attention to what you want. You’re in the middle of a war, an all hands-on deck war, so you need all the leverage you can get. Under these circumstances, there is no chance you would blow up Nord Stream 1 or 2.
Tucker then, after quoting President Biden saying “If Russia invades that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine again. Then there will be, there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it,” argued that the US is to blame for the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines. In his words:
Would that guy really blow up a methane pipeline in the middle of the Baltic Sea? It was hard to imagine.
That would be an unimaginably reckless act. That would be the kind of thing you would do if you wanted to start a nuclear war. It would be insane and yet in retrospect, it’s obvious they were thinking about this because Joe Biden wasn’t the only person to suggest it. Toria Nuland at the State Department said pretty much the very same thing…
‘One way or the other, we’ll stop Nord Stream.’ Now, looking back, those words seem chilling eight months later, as natural gas pours into the Baltic Sea and is in the atmosphere. So, you have to ask, could the Biden administration really do something like this? We can’t say for sure. We don’t know for sure. We can tell you that close allies of the Biden White House believe they certainly did do it. Radek Sikorski is a Polish politician who is chairman of the EU USA delegation in the European Parliament.
He’s connected. He’s also the husband of regime stenographer Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic magazine. Sikorski is so close to Joe Biden that he’s got a picture of the two of them together in his Twitter profile. So, when the pipelines blew up, Sikorski responded immediately and here’s what he wrote. “Thank you. USA.”
So once again, did the Biden administration really do this? It’s hard to believe. Given that it’s an atrocity, it’s effectively an act of terrorism, we don’t want to make that accusation, but we should tell you that maybe not coincidentally, today, a brand-new pipeline was unveiled, a pipeline that carries non-Russian natural gas in roughly the same areas, Nord Stream 1 and 2. This is called the Baltic Pipe. It was inaugurated in Poland. It will carry natural gas from Norway through Denmark to Poland and other countries nearby. And it’s likely to do very well, since now it has less competition.
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Forbes also suggested that the US might have been involved, quoting the same Biden speech on ending the Nord Stream pipeline and then going on to say:
Researchers at Uppsala University reportedly registered seismic waves in the vicinity of the pipelines that would be indicative of explosive blasts in the concrete-coated sections of steel pipe resting on the Baltic Sea floor. For the ruptures to have caused such enormous bubbling, the damage is presumed to be severe—underscoring for Europeans the harsh reality that there won’t be any miracle peace settlement that turns the Russian gas taps back on this winter. And it will certainly convince any holdouts that Europe must find a long-term bypass for Russian energy arteries. European gas prices jumped 14% on the day.
The upside, if any, goes to American gas frackers, as it solidifies near-term European demand for American LNG.