By Robert Willmann
Both reports and rumors are swirling around confirmed leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines running from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. Although natural gas is not flowing through the pipelines at this time, if the leaking spots are bad enough to prevent normal flow from restarting for an extended period of time, that condition could cause increased energy problems for Germany and Europe–
A Reuters news article says that a seismology center in Sweden detected explosions in the area of the pipeline leaks–
The pipelines are caught up in the political, money-making, and other maneuvers involved in the matter of Russia and Ukraine; sanctions against Russia; and the desires of other countries, businesses, and groups with respect to the Russia-Ukraine issues.
If the seismic observations from Sweden and Denmark are correct, the nasty possibility of sabotage is introduced, and if that is true, someone is trying to up the ante.