Regardless of the cause, the rupture is 12 miles from Bornholm Island at a depth of approximately 230 feet.
Was it caused by sabotage? Was it attacked by underwater explosives?
If sabotage, why would the saboteurs blow up Nordstream 2 but leave the companion pipeline Nordstream 1 unmolested?
Regardless of the cause of the damage to #2, Russia closed both pipelines.
I learned detective skills from Perry Mason, Jessica Fletcher, and Matlock. Therefore, I am as qualified as any other armchair quarterback to opine on the most likely suspect.
My theory? The demolition equipment was installed by Russia at an earlier time. By the way, have you noticed? There are two Nordstream pipelines but only one was blown up. Putin could have continued to move petroleum products through Nordstream 1, but he did not. Instead, Putin shut the first pipeline down.
All pipelines are regularly monitored for leaks and ruptures. Pipeline companies ordinarily monitor the activities of ships that encroach on pipelines using AIS vessel-tracking data. If a marine vessel had been in the area of the rupture, there would be an electronic record of the encroachment. Learn more about Protecting Underwater Pipelines via this link.
If Joe Biden or his transgender-compliant military forces were responsible, Joe would have directed the sabotage on an American underwater pipeline. Three are approximately 13,135 miles of active pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.
I am a Navy veteran and an offshore oilfield veteran. Oil companies are fiercely competitive but not even one of them would blow up an underwater pipeline.
If Biden were to use the US Navy in any capacity to perform an act in violation of international law, you would have already heard several whistleblower reports.
One reader suggested a US vessel could have turned off its location transponder with the flip of a switch. Doing so would be a violation of international law and a very foolish thing to do.
The graphic below shows the flow of all types of marine vessels passing Bornholm Island and the flow of traffic never stops.
Please remember Joe’s goal is to kill the AMERICAN petroleum, gas, and coal industries, not those of any other country.