Former president Donald Trump weighed in on the “sabotage” of the Nord Stream pipelines Wednesday morning, even offering to lead a group that would negotiate a peaceful end to the potential crisis looming in the aftermath of their destruction.
Sharing multiple messages on his Truth Social platform, Trump first explained that Western Europe’s reliance on Russian gas was brought to the world’s attention during a previous U.N. speech which got mocked at the time, but now appears insanely prescient. He then urged “calm” among the U.S. “Leadership” – his quotes – before reminding the global audience that such a catastrophe would never have happened on his watch.
In true Trump fashion, he correctly identified the problem, named a solution, and bolstered his image all at the same time.
BREAKING: President Trump has offered to step in and mediate a peace deal between Russia, Ukraine and the US pic.twitter.com/TNfdChcoam
— Jack Posobiec XLV (@JackPosobiec) September 28, 2022
U.S. “Leadership” should remain “cool, calm, and dry” on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. This is a big event that should not entail a big solution, at least not yet. The Russia/Ukraine catastrophe should NEVER have happened, and would definitely not have happened if I were President. Do not make matters worse with the pipeline blowup. Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW. Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group???
This statement came on the heels of another Truth Social message, one that took aim at the “sabotage” of the pipelines and the looming threat of war if not handled with care and caution.
Everyone is talking about the big hurricane barreling into Florida, as they should be, but perhaps a far more important event in the longer term was the announcement that the Nord Stream I & II Pipelines out of Russia (which I brought to the World’s attention as President when I explained how crippling reliance on it could be for Germany and other parts of Europe. Everybody laughed at the time, but they are not laughing anymore!) has been SABOTAGED. This could lead to major escalation, or War!
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Donald Trump’s stance sounds very similar to other world leaders, particularly those of European nations. (Joe Biden and the White House have yet to offer much of a statement so far, despite being very vocal about their intentions to bring an end to the Nord Stream 2 project earlier this year).
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen issued a declarative statement in the wake of the pipelines’ multiple explosions, tweeting:
Spoke to @Statsmin Frederiksen on the sabotage action #Nordstream. Paramount to now investigate the incidents, get full clarity on events & why. Any deliberate disruption of active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable & will lead to the strongest possible response.
And ZeroHedge reported that Denmark’s Prime Minister also weighed in, writing: “Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen described the three separate leaks on NS1 and NS2 as ‘deliberate acts,’ adding: ‘It’s hard to imagine that it’s accidental.’”
Swedish seismologists also reported the detection of underwater explosions, which preceded the iconic imagery now seen worldwide of bubbling, roiling gas on the Baltic Sea’s surface.