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JUNE 2021

“The Putin Pipeline Must Be Stopped”: Senators Introduce Bill To Restore Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

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"The Putin Pipeline Must Be Stopped": Senators Introduce Bill To Restore Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

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Fourteen Republican senators have submitted to the US Congress a bill designed to restore sanctions against companies involved in the laying of Nord Stream 2.

Quite literally 2 days after they were waived.

The State Department previously notified that Nord Stream 2 AG, which is building the gas pipeline, is subject to sanctions, but in the interests of national security refused to impose them.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki admitted that the pipeline will now be difficult to stop.

According to one of the authors of the document, Senator Kevin Cramer, the administration of US President Joe Biden, ” At the risk of weakening America’s global standing, the Biden Administration is acquiescing to a misguided German strategy which will give Putin a grip on our allies in Europe.”

“Days after Russian hackers successfully attacked an American pipeline, President Biden decided to give Vladimir Putin his own pipeline and hand him a major geopolitical win that cuts right through the NATO alliance,” said Senator Cramer. “At the risk of weakening America’s global standing, the Biden Administration is acquiescing to a misguided German strategy which will give Putin a grip on our allies in Europe. The Putin Pipeline must be stopped, and I urge my colleagues to join this effort before the Administration makes the United States learn the hard way why energy security means national security.”

If enacted the proposed bill would:

  • Build on sanctions passed in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed in December 2019 by former President Trump, by expanding the sanctions to subcontractors of any entity which works on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
  • Reinstate any sanctions against the company managing the project as well as its corporate officers whose sanctions were waived by President Biden’s Administration.

“The Biden Administration’s decision to remove sanctions around the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the benefit of Russia and Putin while at the same time canceling pipeline projects across the United States and killing thousands of jobs is truly astounding,” said Senator Thom Tillis. “Over the last four years, the United States made tremendous progress toward becoming energy independent and reducing our reliance on other countries to provide our energy, but the Biden Administration is doing everything they can to end this commonsense goal and return us to the days of high gas prices and job-killing policies. I’m proud to join my colleagues to reverse this terrible decision and reinstate sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.”

Biden is currently one step from being dubbed a “Kremlin Agent” and basically becoming former President Donald Trump version 2.0.

“The president should not take it as a good sign that he’s receiving praise from a Kremlin spokesman and a Russian Deputy Foreign Minister for a foreign policy decision,” said Senator Chuck Grassley. “Waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline company and the former Stasi officer that runs it is a gift to Putin and his cronies. It’s lose-lose to shutter pipelines with our close ally Canada and sign off on them in Russia. It harms the security of our frontline allies and makes us less energy independent at home.”

The list of senators that proposed the legislation is the following, in addition to Cramer:

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).

Each of them has given a statement saying that Biden is making a mistake, killing US jobs, so on and so forth.

Nord Stream 2 envisages the laying of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Most of the pipes have already been laid; at the end of March, the operator Nord Stream 2 AG announced that it remains to complete another 121 kilometers out of the total length of two lines of 2,460 kilometers. According to the Consul General of Germany in Yekaterinburg, Matthias Kruse, 80 kilometers remained to be laid on May 17.

The project is actively opposed by Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, and above all the United States, which is promoting its liquefied natural gas to Europe. In December 2019, Washington imposed sanctions on the companies involved in the project, as a result of which the Swiss Allseas immediately ceased operations. Laying resumed a year later: in December 2020, Nord Stream 2 AG, using the Fortuna pipelayer, laid 2.6 kilometers of pipes in German waters, and on April 27, Akademik Chersky joined it off the coast of Denmark.

Now construction has reached its final stage. As stated by the head of the board of directors of “Gazprom” Viktor Zubkov, the project will be completed this year.

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rcentros

So Biden killed jobs in the U.S. and allowed Europe and Russia to mind their OWN business. So, since these are U.S. Senators why didn’t they introduce a bill to correct the job losses in the U.S. instead of sticking their nose in someone else’s world? Wouldn’t that have made more sense?

Israel is an Apartheid State

What you wrote actually made no sense at all.

What would have made sense is for the Senators to do some Jewish magic from Israel to get the jobs back. 3 billion US dollars goes to Israel every year. It’s time that America got some help with some Zionist magic done by the Rabbis.

Let the Senators do a spell where everyone gets an extra $5000 USD. And everyone gets at least a $20/hr wage job in America. America will be the first country with a 0% unemployment rate in history.

Ivanus59

I think even if the Yellowstone super volcano erupted and half the US was devastated and they were barely clinging to existence, the Congress and president would STILL make it top priority to send billions of dollars to Israel while USA is dying. Then they would just move to Israel and let US die.
Not that I would miss them much…

Aristeidis Lykas

Insider info: It was an agreement between Washington and Berlin that lead to the lifting of sanctions against european companies working on the Nord-Stream-2 project. the question is what did Berlin give in exchange? The same day the sanctions were lifted, Wednesday, a wildfire erupted in the Corinth province, in Greece. Was this the concession Berlin made? Did Berlin concede to let Washington bring down the government in Athens Berlin was protecting until now?

Loop

Why would the US bring the greek government down?

Aristeidis Lykas

It is a long story. The last chapter of it is probably the prevention of a conflict on the russian-ukrainian border just a few weeks ago.

bluedogg

The last chapter was when Putin told the Germans and France along with the U.S., is if you force us into the Ukraine we won’t stop until we take all of Eastern Europe and a chunk of Western Europe to, that’s when Blinken and Nod ran fast as they could for the Ukraine to tell the comic to knock it off, and you haven’t heard a peep out of the Ukraine since.

Iron Felix

I doubt that Putin said any such thing. He is no fool.

Aristeidis Lykas

Same thing happened in 2007. Sixty seven people died in those fires. But the Greeks smartened up and Washington had to do their dirty work before Athens would bring aircraft in the end of May, a single Beriev B-200 among them, and make it almost impossible for murican thugs to do their dirty work.

Brokenspine66

They give them nothing but all their sabotage blackmail + economic/financial-Terrorism attempts direct or indirect by their proxies and traitors inside + outside the EU failed so far….but they have a Plan-B, their usual subversive regime-change + phony oppositions playbook.
The sinister AmeriCunt regime change + color revolution outfits + their buddies from the subversive Soros-Mafia and their countless [fake]NGO’s already pushing funding + propagating thru their MSM lackeys the treacherous Greens for the next election with Annalena Baerbock as their corrupt traitor lapdog patsy + lackey [as the German Juan Guaidó or Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya] she’s 24/7 aggitating hate/fear/war-mongering in her vile hostile russo- and sinophobe stance on behest of her transatlantic pimps and already stated she will kill NS2 for good if elected.

Iron Felix

“what did Berlin give in exchange?”

AHEM! You may have noticed that Berlin is receptive to some of the New Cold War program coming out of Washington against China. THIS is what Biden got, and now the Republicans are going to queer the pitch because they have no discipline. They are idiots, all of them.

Brokenspine66

EU’s largest trading partner with China is Germany by far, the AmeriCunts + their corrupt traitors + lackeys inside the EU can’t change that if they try to force them, Germany will go solo. Germany wont act as demented + stupid to wreck their economy like Australia did on behest of their AmeriCunt Pimps just to please them out of ideologic slavish lunacy.

Last edited 22 days ago by Brokenspine66
yuri

medieval amerikans unable to use colonial pipeline install Biden to cancel Dakota pipeline. as amerikans become more incompetent and rely upon CIA Apple phone for sex they are only qualified to flip burgers at Macdonalds or become obese mercenaries in LGBT military…maybe BLM grifter can employ a few to clean their new mansions

Damien C

Russia and Germany legally laid a pipe-line to import cheaper and safer natural gas from Russia to Europe.
USA is pissed off because it wants to export its much more expensive harder to store and transport LNG product to Europe instead.

Ukraine Poland and Latvia are incensed because they are able to be by-passed as a conduit for Russian energy thus earning cash and holding a threatening stick economically and politically.
Also because they are CIA stooge governments they do exactly as they are told. FUCK THEM

Last edited 22 days ago by Damien C
Selbstdenker

To paint the picture complete: The Nordstream pipelines (2 lines) are allready in operation since 2011, and transport gas from Russia. Nordstream 2 is just the cpacity increase to cope with the supply unsecurity posed by Ukrain.

Brokenspine66

Don’t forget the facts that the corrupt rotten Ukraine + Polish Regimes are literally in the pockets of the rogue AmeriCunt World-Terrorists, with them they have/had a stranglehold and leverage for blackmail on EU gas supplies besides the extortion of billions USD transitfees every year…and it’s paid in USD. The transit contract with Poland for the Yamal pipeline to Germany expired last year and so far there’s no negotiation on the way to renew it…at least publicly. The ‘new’ transit contract with Ukraine expires in 3 years, Poland + Ukraine are not needed anymore, no leverage for blackmail + no billions of extorted fees anymore. The gas thru NS2 will traded completely in EUR like it does thru NS1.

Last edited 22 days ago by Brokenspine66
Zman

Best post today. The BS over US national security is just that…BS. They’ve been telling us for years that we are already self sufficient. The truth about those US pipelines? They are for transporting crude, mostly Canadian tar sands crude to the Gulf area to be refined and sold overseas as diesel. Guess who bought the futures and owns the oil, per testimony before CONgress…KSA. Testimony also revealed that the pipeline would also increase the cost of gas in the midwest.The other side of the story is that they want to sell on the open market, where they can also import and influence the price and supply. If we did not export, we would be swimming in petroleum/gas and would not need imports. But that does not contribute to the energy shell game. As always, this has to do with controlling the resource…from price to availability. Your assessment of eastern Europe is right on as well as I see it.

Brokenspine66

The irony couldn’t be bigger, as we remember the Orange Baboon’s arrogant bragging about the AmeriCunts ‘Self Sufficients’ was off-course a total exaggeration + full blown Lie as usual. Fact is all the Fracking in DumbFuckistan queezes only so-called ‘Light Crude‘ out of the ground and that stuff is only good enough to be refined to Gasoline and thats it….BUT, for everything else to be refined into Diesel, Aviation-Fuel and all those countless other side products + chemicals ect you name it for a serious economy and as well strategic is…’Heavy Crude‘. The US imported most of their ‘HC’ from Venezuela for decades, that’s why their State Owned PDVSA’s 100% subsidiary company CITGO owned runned refineries in Lousiana, Texas and Illinois specialy set-up equiped for ‘HC’, but the AmeriCunt Regime seized robbed looted plundered stole all of their corporate assets + property and stole hundreds of billions in funds, Venezuela can’t export process + sell their products any longer. The AmeriCunts even let their Brit Lapdogs + partners in crimes steal Venezuelas Gold Bullions entrusted to the ‘Bank of England’ on their behest. It’s kind of ironic that they are literally have to swallow this bitter pill and are forced to buy ‘HC’ from their ‘imagined’ Enemy Russia – Hypocrisy 1-0-1 & Karma is a Bitch.

Florian Geyer

I suspect that the insane drive to eliminate fossil fuels from the UK long before the infrastructure and technology exists to enable a ‘green’ all electric future, is 100% due to the desire of the UK elite to starve Russia of Trade.

The result of all the current and forecast UK restrictions on fossil energy use will be a totalitarian state where the majority are de-facto ‘Indentured Servants’ whose lives will be severely restricted and controlled.

Florian Geyer

Well said.

john wooh

Russia should stop sellling Titanium to Nato Nations, sue America for keeping Alaska after the Leasingcontract expired 100years ago.

Close all Mcdonalds/BurgerKing/Subway in Russia, forbid Coca Cola and other Cancer making american products in their Country.

More military activaty in the Carribeans to support Cuba and Venezuela to show them some Avandgards or Kalibrs if necessary.

Support BLM, support right wing and left wing to seed chaos like Wallstreet does in the world.

Make a resolution on Anglo-british/american genozide on Native Americans, Australians etc.

Name the evil Creatures MiC who rule America, that voting in USA is a fraud what even the dumbest americans now understand!

Last edited 22 days ago by john wooh
Fog of War

But they wont. Can you guess why ?

Red Admiral

They may all be creatures of the NWO. However, within NWO creepy crawlies there is a pecking order. Russia can climb further up that ladder by such actions, weakening the perches those fat yankee geese roost on. Then all of a sudden those oversided stuffed geese will crash through their flimsy perches into the ovens of FatMak where their Goose will be Kooked. LOL

KnowTheJew

Almost funny watching the America occupying US Tyranny stooping to the low of sanctioning a pipeline on behalf of their Jew masters.

Brokenspine66

It’s not the fuckin business of DumbFuckistan or any corrupt/criminal rotten AmeriCunt Scumbag in what projects concerning reliable cheap energy some European Countries + Companies with their Russian Partners are involved – It’s a done deal, all investments are spend, it’s completed and operational soon. The AmeriCunt Fascist Terrorist Mafia Methods doesn’t change it – What so ever.

Oilman

I just love to watch the US being ridiculed in the international arena. Nord-Stream 2, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Venezuela, and Asia. The last 10 years prove, without any doubt, that the US is losing influence everywhere. All they got left is using sanctions which are also failing as no one is bowing down to the US of terrorists A.

AmS!

hahahaha what a bunch of losers and degenerates teh GOP is, democrats too, inshallah this bill never succeeds

L du Plessis

useless sanctions, You will never break Russia you idiots!!

Brokenspine66

It’s just proof again, Washington DC is one big ‘Mental Asylum’ for the Criminal Insane.

Florian Geyer

The UK is in the adjacent mental ward to the US :)

HB_norica

This isn’t a Russian / German project it’s a project incorporated in Switzerland with shareholders that include Gazprom, 2 German energy companies, a dutch company and a French company.

The USA fought the Soviets for 70 years trying to convert them to capitalism so now they are being good capitalists they’re not happy about that either. They want the Russians to keep running their gas through the Ukraine so the Ukrainians can continue to skim transit fee on the backs of EU citizens … basically welfare for the Ukrainians.

Brokenspine66

The hatred of the UK + US against Russia is not new. The thieving/plundering British Empire tried to invade Russia in the Crimean War 1853-56 if it worked out they could infiltrated Russia thru the rivers accessible thru the sea of azov to loot plunder its resources and establish a beachhead to steal/occupy territory…but they failed…since then they hold a deeply racist grudge if you check out some of the UK MSM propaganda of that period it’s vile beyond words. After WWI when the Russian Civil War started they backed armed funded the side who fought against the Bolsheviks in cooperation with the US, the US invaded Vladivostok but the US + UK both failed and the Bolsheviks won. IMO the third attempt was the backing of the puppet Yeltsin and with the appointment of Putin as head of state by Yeltsin it finaly failed again….the US + UK russophobe globalist neocons hate him for that.

Last edited 22 days ago by Brokenspine66
Red Admiral

Don’t forget they also sent troops and ships to Archangel in 1918 and imposed marshall law there. The Yankee British and French Scum also paid for “The Czech Legion”, an army of 70,000 troops, which caused mayhem until 1921 at which time they surrendered to the Red Army and were given passage to join their sponsers in Vladivostok where they were shipped out.

Florian Geyer

Inconvenient history is the scrap heap of all empires and the UK scrapheap is the most polluting of all :)

This is why UK media is wall to wall trivia.

Brokenspine66

The funny side note is the Ottomans teamed up with the British in the Crimeans War because they invaded/occupied Crimea a century earlier and were kicked out by the Russian and hold a grudge about that and we learned recently that Erdogan, still holding a torch for the past ‘glory’ of the Ottoman’s, as well keep a grudge about their eviction back then. In WWI the British were instrumental in the destruction + dismantling of the Ottoman Empire – No Honor Among Thieves.

Selbstdenker

Jusat look into the Ukraine matter and check the name Biden in that. Conflict of interest can nowhere be smelled…

Brokenspine66

Biden has no ‘conflict of interest’ he and the whole Biden Crime Family is/was just in for the money.

Last edited 21 days ago by Brokenspine66
Ostsee

The real american target is GERMANY.

Brokenspine66

Do Tell!
Even before Germany as a united state was founded [1871], back then it was the British Empire, later + today the UK + US.

Q: “When Prussia and Russia were in an alliance, the countries were doing well and Europe was doing well. If any forces in the world managed to have both countries in confrontation with each other, it was a disaster for both countries and for Europe.” [Otto von Bismarck]

Last edited 22 days ago by Brokenspine66
Leif Sachs

The main events of the 20th century (Russian Revolution, Third Reich, two world wars, Cold War) were mainly about preventing the integration of German industry and Russian resources.

Florian Geyer

Yes, Wars are always about trade.

Lone Ranger

Pathetic crumbling pedonazi americant empire…
Too lil too late suckers.

GoldStandard

Nord Stream WILL happen – sure the Germans are occupied vassals of US, but they well know their economy needs a stable and reliable natural gas delivery platform. The US and its motley allies, like Ukraine, simply cannot deliver this. Period.

Last edited 21 days ago by GoldStandard
Scaathor

Are US politician-whores the most stupid air-breathing lifeform on the planet?

Yes, we all know that they are, but I had to ask the question anyway…

Peter Jennings

It’s too little, too late, and US liquefied gas is too expensive.
If the USadmin want their own people to freeze like they did in Texas they shouldn’t go thinking that europeans will do the same. The NWO want to faze out oil & gas for the sake of climate charlatans yet the admin is still trying to flog its gas to europe and they are still destroying countries for their gas & oil.

Those countries actively opposing the pipeline are US lapdogs barking at windmills. The coming glacial period will remind them where their true priorities lie.

Florian Geyer

Common Sence is heresy these days, WELL SAID.

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