Photographs posted by NATO allies showed a wide swath of natural gas bubbling up to the surface of the sea, adding environmental disaster to the then-worsening war in Ukraine following Russia's invasion.
At the time, Vladimir Putin made it crystal clear he blamed the United States and NATO for the attack.
“They are destroying European energy infrastructure… it’s clear who benefits,” Putin was quoted as saying. “It’s obvious to everyone who did it.”
Putin blamed the United States for this week’s unexplained explosions at the Nord Stream pipelines that have left the damaged pipelines leaking huge amounts of natural gas into the Baltic Sea.
The Russian president also addressed the upcoming winter, which is shaping up to be especially brutal for Europeans after having lost the Nordstream links.
“They print money, but you cannot warm your homes with this printed money… They have to convince their citizens to shower less, eat less, and put on warm clothes,” he said, according to the Moscow outlet.
“The Western elites…it’s a crisis due to their own fault,” he said, trying to shift blame to the West for his invasion. He also said that the goal of the “hybrid war” in Ukraine is “to break Russia at any costs.
“The dictatorship of the Western elite is directed against all societies, including against the peoples of those Western countries themselves. It’s a challenge for all. This means the total negation of the human, the overthrow of religion and traditional values as the crushing of freedom becomes to look like the opposite of religion – open Satanism,” Putin continued, which is a familiar theme of his, going on to reject ridiculous attempts by the West to impose “LGBTQ” gender ideology, which he appropriately deems a threat to Russian society.
“Do we really want to have a parent No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 instead of mom and dad in Russia? Do we want children to be told that there are other genders besides men and women? Is this the future we want for our children? For us, this is unacceptable,” Putin said, according to translated remarks.
Now, it appears as though a veteran U.S. State Dept. official who had a role in overthrowing the legitimate pro-Russia government in Ukraine in 2014 has all but admitted either the U.S. was behind the attack or was responsible for setting it up.
During Senate testimony last week, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland praised the act and referred to the portion of the pipeline attacked as a "hunk of metal" now resting on the seabed.
"Senator Cruz, like you, I am, and I think the administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea," she said in response to comments from Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.
At a Senate hearing, top US diplomat Victoria Nuland celebrated the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bombing:
"Senator Cruz, like you, I am, and I think the administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea." pic.twitter.com/KS5OM4N165
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) January 27, 2023
As Zero Hedge noted, "'Gratified' is not a word we've heard too often coming out of Western officials to describe their perspective on the sabotage event - certainly not in Europe at least."
Also, as Truth In Media host Ben Swann explained, the U.S. -- through Nuland, who worked with then-Vice President Joe Biden on the 'project' -- overthrew the legitimate, democratically-elected government of Ukraine in 2014 around the time that Putin annexed Ukraine.
The deep state is running the Biden regime, and they don't care about ordinary Americans one iota, as evidenced by the chaos along the border with Mexico and their deepening involvement in the Ukraine war.