WATCH: On February 7, 2022, US President Joe Biden threatened to ‘end’ the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on February 7, 2022, US President Joe Biden threatened to ‘end’ the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine.

 

On February 7, 2022, prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor, met in the White House with US President Joe Biden. Their meeting took place at a time when tensions with Moscow were extremely high. A large military force was being assembled on the Ukrainian border at that time, as reported at the time by abcnews.go.com.

Ahead of a joint press conference, sitting in the Oval Office, the two leaders discussed the consequences of Russia actually invading its neighbour. Both nations were: “working in lockstep to further deter Russian aggression in Europe and address the challenges opposed by China and promote stability in the Western Balkans”, Biden remarked.

The two heads opted for different responses to Vladimir Putin should he enter Ukraine. Joe Biden’s administration warned the Kremlin of severe repurcussions, while Scholz chose the route of not deploying extra troops to NATO borders and a refusal to supply military hardware to Kyiv.

Scholz’s reluctance to offer a stronger response was clear from his previous refusal to close down the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which at that time was not operational. This pipeline would pump gas directly from Russia to Germany while travelling under the Baltic Sea. The pipeline was not mentioned during this meeting.

At their joint press conference later that day, when quizzed repeatedly by the press about Nord Stream 2, Scholz declared that if Putin was to invade Ukraine then he would not go ahead with the project. Both leaders insisted their two nations remained ‘absolutely united’ against Russia.

President Biden though took a firmer view of things. “If Russia invades, that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine again, then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2”. When reminded by reporters that Germany controls the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the President stated: “We will – I promise you – we will be able to do it”.

The German Chancellor commented: “As I already said, we are acting together. We are absolutely united and we will not take different steps. We will do the same steps and they will be very, very hard for Russia, and they should understand”.

On Monday, September 26, mysterious leaks appeared in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines under the Baltic Sea. Ukraine of course accused Russia of sabotaging its own pipelines. A Swedish seismologist confirmed that at least one underwater blast had been registered prior to the leaks being detected.

Following news of the incident, Radek Sikorski, a Polish MEP, made a cryptic post on Twitter accompanied by an image of the Baltic Sea bubbling due to the escaping gas. He captioned his post simply: “Thank you, USA”, but failed to clarify what he was actually thanking them for. Sikorski also retweeted the ABC News video shown above.

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    • CCW60

      28 September 2022 • 14:42

      JoeBAMA is everything President Trump was accused of being but was not. The world had nothing to fear when President Trump was in the oval office. JoeBAMA is a demented puppet for the puppet master and globalist Obama who is getting his 3rd term under Joe. Pray the midterm elections in America change the course of the current administration that is determined to help bring in the NWO and it’s global monetary system no matter the cost.

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    • Truth Hurts

      29 September 2022 • 01:17

      Notice mainstream fake news media are now trying to blame Putin for sabotaging his own pipeline (and huge financial boon for Russia). While we are sitting here, right now, watching xiden of threatening to destroy it, as was just done yesterday.
      The U. S. Navy was doing exercises right there back in June 2022…. it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what’s happened here. xiden has just started WW3, Russia will NOT take this without swift and fierce retaliation.
      All this, is the result of them stealing the 2020 election, WW3.

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