Thought for the day

"Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity. But silence is impossible. Silence screams. Silence is a message, just as doing nothing is an act. Let who you are ring out & resonate in every word & every deed. Yes, become who you are. There's no sidestepping your own being or your own responsibility. What you do is who you are. You are your own comeuppance. You become your own message. You are the message." -- Leonard Peltier 

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As evidence piles up that the Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines were deliberately sabotaged, Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested Tuesday that the Biden regime is to blame.

Pressure in the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline dropped from 300 to 7 bars on Sunday night, followed by a similar occurrence in Nord Stream 1’s on Monday afternoon.

Explosions were detected in the vicinity off the undersea pipelines early Monday morning and Monday evening, registering 1.9 and 2.3 respectively on the Richter scale.

Putin places blame for Nordstream sabotage squarely on Biden after he threatened to shut it down over Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it crystal clear that he blames the United States for sabotaging the Nordstream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines last week after a video surfaced of President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials threatening to take them out if Russia invaded Ukraine.

Spot charter rates for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers are soaring due to a shortage of vessels. 

LNG shipping rates have been dramatically impacted by energy supply chain disruption due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The LNG shipping sector is booming even more as rates near record highs following the bombing of the Nord Stream pipeline system last week. 

The leaders of Hungary, Austria and Serbia met Monday in Budapest to find solutions on how to stem the increasing number of migrants arriving in Europe, among them many young men from India.

The three leaders agreed to take joint action to control the new arrivals along the migration route that leads through Serbia.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer told reporters after the meeting that the joint action plan would include increased police cooperation along the borders as well as supporting Serbia when it comes to deporting migrants back to their home countries.

The Polish Foreign Ministry tried to recruit the Russian ambassador in WArsaw. Russian ambassador, Sergei Andreev said that during a call to the Polish Foreign Ministry he was asked to condemn the recent referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. In exchange, the Russian diplomat was promised assistance and support.

The demand of the Polish Foreign Ministry to the Russian Ambassador to condemn the referendums is a provocation, an unprecedented case, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov.

The War of Economic Corridors has entered incandescent, uncharted territory: Pipeline Terror.

A sophisticated military operation – that required exhaustive planning, possibly involving several actors – blew up four separate sections of the Nord Stream (NS) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipelines this week in the shallow waters of the Danish straits, in the Baltic Sea, near the island of Bornholm.

Norway's military said on Monday it had posted soldiers to help guard major onshore oil and gas processing plants, part of a wider effort to boost security amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines last week.

Russia's Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines burst on Sept. 26, draining gas into the Baltic Sea off the coast of Denmark and Sweden. Seismologists registered explosions in the area, and police in several countries have launched investigations.

Ukraine told the European Union on Monday that the EU needs to increase the pace at which it provides billions of euros in promised aid.

Kyiv has become incredibly reliant on Western aid to fund its government, but Ukrainian officials seem to have little patience when it comes to the timeline of deliveries. A Ukrainian official told Politico that delays were “not acceptable.”

China warned the United States it could face severe consequences—including the prospect of nuclear war—if it allows Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), drawing the 30-member alliance into the country's conflict with Russia.