German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s reluctance to speculate about those responsible for blowing up the Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines can only be explained by the fact that he was informed in advance about a future terrorist attack, says Maximilian Krah, member of the European Parliament from the German Alternative for Germany party.
Scholz said earlier that Germany would express its assumptions about those responsible for what happened at Nord Stream when there is evidence, and will not speculate on this topic.
“Undoubtedly, the German government was informed in advance by the Americans about the sabotage. This is the only explanation for Scholz’s awkward silence … For the German government, this sabotage eliminated a recurring problem: the fact that the opposition was going to strongly demand the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Paradoxically, Scholz extracts an instant political benefit from this sabotage: no more questions about Nord Stream 1 and 2,” he said.
According to the deputy, the terrorist attack on gas pipelines hit the German economy hard and significantly impoverished the country. Billions of funds invested in this project, which would provide the country with cheap gas, were lost, but the government does not care, and “officially, Scholz does not know anything,” Kra added.