Following damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which is believed to be an act of sabotage, video footage of President Joe Biden saying he would end Nord Stream 2 has resurfaced.
On Monday (September 26), Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested the President could be behind the damage to the Russian-owned pipelines after it emerged that neither were operational after leaking into the Baltic sea.
When news of the pipeline damage surfaced, Twitter users began sharing a video from February 7, 2022, where Biden discusses the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, linking his remarks to the recent damage.
One commentator, James Melville, wrote, “Now that Nord Stream has been damaged, Germany will probably have to buy more natural gas from the US at 5x the price.”
Sharing the video where Biden discusses Nord Stream 2, author Michael Shellenberger captioned the clip: “Could be relevant.”
In the heavily circulated video, Biden says to reporters, “If Russia invades, that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine again, there will no longer be a Nord Stream 2.”
Biden asserts that “We will bring an end to it.”
A reporter then queries how the President intends to do that since Germany controls the project, to which Biden replies, “I promise you: We will be able to do it.”
However, Nord Stream 2 has never been operational since Germany halted work on the project on February 22 and has refused to certify the pipeline.
Germany’s decision to halt the project came a day after Russia decided to recognize the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic — two breakaway regions of Ukraine — as independent.