After “parties not-so-unknown” bombed the Nordstream gas pipeline, Anthony Blinken celebrated the “tremendous chance.” He assumed the complete Nordstream procedure was out of commission. That would have supplied US producers the possibility to make billions of dollars robbing Europe blind promoting overpriced gasoline.
But Blinken may have celebrated as well quickly. According to Bloomberg Information:
Right after the suspected sabotage of the community final 7 days in a series of explosions, Gazprom mentioned on Monday three of the lines were being affected and a person was not. The gasoline big has lowered tension on the unaffected line B of Nord Stream 2 to examine the backlink for injury and prospective leaks, it stated in a assertion on its Telegram account.
An Unz Critique commenter spelled out:
“The vaunted US Navy screwed up. In the murky depths of the Baltic Sea they planted their explosives to blow up the ***Four*** pipes of the NS 1 & NS2 gasoline pipelines. (You did not know there were being four pipes, did you? Neither did I.) But they seem to have screwed up and put two of the explosive offers on a person of the NS2 pipes — line A — leaving the other pipe — line B — with no explosive charge, and subsequently ***NO Destruction***. Line B is consequently ***All set TO GO*** with a capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters for each yr … which for comparison is 50% of whole capability of Nordstream 1, which as you may perhaps recall was just lately lowered to 20% capability prior to staying shut down entirely. (2.75 moments the ability of the recently-opened Norway-to-Poland gasoline pipeline).”
So if Germany receives aggravated at the arrogant American terrorists’ endeavor to loot and wreck their economy, all the Germans have to do is cancel their sanctions on Russia and request Putin to transform on the spigot, which could induce NATO to promptly unravel. If that transpires, the Nordstream terror attack will turn out to be a person of the worst personal objectives in strategic history.
Even if this worst-case state of affairs (from the US standpoint) fails to immediately materialize, the botched Nordstream bombing could rebound disastrously towards the perpetrators. Reducing Germany’s Russian fuel lifeline and changing it with insufficient portions of overpriced US fuel could have sounded like a superior strategy in the shorter expression, since it will butress the dollar in opposition to the euro and maintain the EU tethered to its US vassal standing, cut off from the vast methods of Russia. But about the medium time period, as non-Western nations proceed to obtain at any time-greater shares of world-wide GDP while the West declines, sabotaging the economy of your major vassal looks self-defeating, even in the unlikely occasion that the Europeans never ever decide to push again.
The Nordstream terror fiasco usually takes its location in a very long series of stunningly stupid moves by the world’s erstwhile hegemon. The US could have thrived in the post-Cold-War natural environment by generating acquire-get specials with all main nations and civilizations. Alternatively, as Putin noticed in final week’s speech, it has managed to alienate most of the planet with its psychopathic arrogance and blood-splattering vandalism. By looting Russia and pushing NATO eastward in the 1990s, launching a phony flag war on Islam in 2001, and far more just lately alienating Russia, China, Iran, and the entire Islamic planet concurrently, the strategic geniuses functioning America’s national stability state appear to be deliberately generating the mom of all anti-Western coalitions.
Does the Empire harbor a secret death want? Is unconscious guilt (at betraying the American Republic and mass murdering tens of millions abroad) driving the countrywide stability brain have faith in to self-destruct? Probably. But to start with let us consider two other explanations, one particular apparent, the other conspiratorial.
Initially the apparent a single: The lasting US nationwide protection point out has been unquestionably corrupted by absolute power. When the Chilly War finished and the US emerged as a unipolar hegemon, the professionals of empire started out to consider “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we make our possess actuality.” That is hubris at finest, psychosis at worst. They started to feel they could get absent with just about just about anything. This kind of delusions of grandeur unleashed a feeding frenzy among all those who gorge themselves at the navy-industrial-elaborate trough. Corruption and incompetence danced off with each other in a self-reinforcing positive opinions loop. No person experienced to be concerned much about the authentic-world implications of lousy choices, because “we” lived in “our have reality” of apparent omnipotence.
But US coverage has been so conspicuously self-harmful that it is really hard not to surprise no matter whether it may well be intentional. Could some hostile electrical power have taken above the American brain and driven the country to self-destruction, the way toxoplasmosis parasites take above the brains of mice and make them fall in enjoy with cats?
The nation poised to achieve the most from self-defeating US policies is China. Whoever made the decision to export American production to China, then squander a lot more than $7 trillion preventing Muslims for no particular rationale, then choose a fight with Russia in Ukraine, might as perfectly have been a Chinese sleeper agent. Even the belated anti-China trade war introduced in 2019, followed by the clear COVID assault on Wuhan, ended up so insanely ineffective that they could easily have been scripted by a CCP model of Dr. Fu Manchu.
But there is no evidence that the CCP is secretly operating US foreign policy. If there is a toxoplasmosis form parasite steering Uncle Sam’s brain, it would be the Zionist neocons. These people are drunk on Leo Strauss’s self-styled philosophy of evil. The complete notion of acquire-win give-and-choose diplomacy and negotiation is foreign to them. They in no way met an act of severe imperial chutzpah they didn’t like. From 9/11 and the wars it was designed to spark, to the 2014 de facto declaration of war on Russia by means of the coup in Kiev, to the late autumn 2019 COVID attack on Wuhan and Qom, to the modern blundering attempt to just take Nordstream forever off-line, the neocons continue to keep executing crazy items ostensibly intended to improve the US empire, but covertly undermining it.
Are the Zio-downsides scheming to ruin the US and then dominate the New Environment Purchase that occurs from its ashes? Or are they just so unhinged and fanatical in their pro-US-imperial hubris that they continue to keep accomplishing insanely counterproductive matters?