This Week in the World Affairs Brief

NORDSTREAM PIPELINE EXPLOSIONS–WHO DID IT AND WHY?

Several precisely laid explosions opened up a more than one gaping hole in each of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines carrying Russian natural gas from Vyborg in Russia to Greifswald in northern Germany. Four separate gas pipeline ruptures have been reported near the Danish island of Bornholm. The Nordstream 2 pipeline had been completed but never put into operation because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the first pipeline has been running at half capacity due to Russia’s increased price and currency demands in response to the sanctions. Both were pressurized with gas, but only the Nordstream 1 pipeline was connected to natural gas storage tanks in Europe. Most, if not all, of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline reserves in those tanks have already leaked out into the Baltic Sea and lost forever. Seismic stations detected the four explosions this week, but no one has claimed responsibility for the sabotage. Due to the depth of the pipelines (200 meters) everyone suspects that the explosions could only have been placed by a nation with deep diving robotic submarines. Depth charges dropped by a ship at the surface would not be accurate enough and GPS-guided torpedoes don’t work at that depth. This week I’ll discuss which side had the greatest motive to disable these pipelines. To receive a free one-time sample of the brief, click on Request a Sample on the left.

Also:
  • Russia’s Annex of Eastern Ukraine
  • The Covid Hype Doesn’t Die Easily
  • FBI Targets Pro-Life Activists
  • Two EU Nations Turn Against Globalism

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South Korea Vows "Stern Response" After North Korea Ballistic Missile Flies 4,500km At A Speed Of Mach 17

Oct 4, 2022
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile flew ~4,500km with an apogee of ~970km, reaching a speed of Mach 17 before splashing in the Pacific ocean, some 2800 nautical miles east of Korea, having traveled above Japan. — ZeroHedge

The UN Demands All Central Banks Stop Rate Hikes And Switch To Price Controls Instead

Oct 4, 2022
UNCTAD, the UN agency dealing with global trade, demanding *all* central banks stop rate hikes and instead switch to price controls. — Michael Avery of Rabobank

High School Girl's Volleyball Team Banned From Own Locker Room After Complaining About Trans Athlete

Oct 4, 2022
Conflict among the girl's volleyball team at Randolph High School began after a trans team member was allowed into the girl's locker room, where students say he began to make comments that caused the females discomfort. Despite aggressive school policies defending the preferences of trans students, the girls decided to make a formal complaint about the locker room arrangement. Rather than taking them seriously or establishing practical measures including giving the trans team member a private changing area, school officials banned the girls from their own locker room instead, hinting that “bullying and harassment charges” could follow. — ZeroHedge

WEF Attendee Liz Truss Says British Economy "Needs A Reset" As Market Conditions Worsen

Oct 4, 2022
Any legitimate conservative leader or candidate would therefore know about globalist terminology such as the term “Reset” and try to avoid using it at all costs. No right wing leader would want to be associated with a globalist agenda that the majority of conservatives would rather go to war against. It could be taken as a limited gaff or mistake, but Truss' recent use of the term raises eyebrows considering her past affiliations with the WEF. — ZeroHedge

Germans Panic-Buy Electric Heaters As Authorities Warn Of Winter Gas Shortage

Oct 4, 2022
German authorities have issued another dire warning about a possible shortage of natural gas over the winter, with fears that German households might be left in the cold, driving sales of electric heaters to soar in a spree of panic shopping. — The Epoch Times

"We Own The Science": UN Official Admits That They Partner With Google To Control Search Results

Oct 4, 2022
The UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, recently admitted in a discussion with the World Economic Forum that the globalist institution has partnered with Big Tech platforms like Google in order to control search results on subjects like climate change, making the establishment narrative the predominant narrative while suppressing information and data that runs contrary to the UN's climate agenda. — ZeroHedge

Republicans to Investigate ‘Excessive’ FBI Raid of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Activist’s Home

Oct 3, 2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland has received a flurry of stern letters, including notice of an investigation, from Republican members of Congress in the days since the FBI’s Sept. 23 raid on the Pennsylvania home of pro-life activist Mark Houck. — The Epoch Times

FDA Withholding Autopsy Results on People Who Died After Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Oct 3, 2022
The FDA says it is barred from releasing medical files, but a drug safety advocate says that it could release the autopsies with personal information redacted. — The Epoch Times

Putin Declares 4 Annexed Regions "Ours Forever", Blames US For Nord Stream Attacks

Oct 3, 2022
This means Kiev is of course unlikely to accept Putin's essential assertion of we've taken the four territories, now let the negotiations begin [our paraphrase]. "We call on the Kyiv regime to immediately stop hostilities and sit at the negotiating table," Putin said. — ZeroHedge

Ukraine Recaptures Key Eastern Town Of Lyman A Day After Putin's Annexation Speech

Oct 3, 2022
Ukraine has declared it has retaken the key eastern city of Lyman in Donetsk - one of the four provinces formally annexed by Russia during a ceremony overseen by President Vladimir Putin on Friday. With the Kremlin having since confirmed a withdrawal from the city, it marks a huge blow to Russian forces and the strategic objective of asserting full control over the Donbas. — ZeroHedge

Bolsonaro Outperforms Polls, Sends Brazil Presidential Race To Run-Off

Oct 3, 2022
With neither candidate winning a majority, the two are headed for a run-off on Oct 30 — ZeroHedge

Firearm Background-Checks Now Report Home Addresses Of Gun Owners

Oct 3, 2022
This is a significant change to the system, as, before the passage of the NICS denial notification act, dealers were only required to provide the state of residence of a customer. Now they will have to provide the transferee's full address after the NICS system processes the background check in the event of a delay or denial. — ZeroHedge

Germany Believes High Explosive Devices Equivalent To "500 Kilograms Of TNT" Used To Destroy Nord Stream

Oct 3, 2022
According to SPIEGEL information, it was calculated that explosive devices with an effect comparable to that of 500 kilograms of TNT must have been used to destroy the tubes. The seismic signals registered by various measuring stations were also included in the estimate. — ZeroHedge

DOJ Seeks Another Delay In Turning Over Documents From Mar-a-Lago To Trump

Oct 3, 2022
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers are seeking another delay in allowing lawyers for former President Donald Trump to peruse documents seized in August from Trump’s Florida estate. — The Epoch Times

Russian Gas Stops Flowing To Italy After 'Problem' In Austria

Oct 3, 2022
Gazprom said NatGas flows from Austria to Italy were suspended because the Austrian operator refused to confirm "transport nominations" after recent regulatory changes in the landlocked country in the southern part of Central Europe. — ZeroHedge

Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers

Oct 3, 2022
Kamenar said the Clinesmith case was a "bad omen" for how Durham would handle dirty FBI agents. He pointed out that the prosecutor could have charged Clinesmith with the more serious crime of altering a CIA document, but instead negotiated a deal letting him plead to the lesser offense of lying to a government agency, which Kamenar called "a garden variety process crime." And "now he's got his law license back." — Real Clear Investigations

'Looks Like Atom Bomb Dropped': Hurricane Ian Levels Neighborhoods In Southwest Florida

Oct 3, 2022
"The amount of water that’s been rising…is basically a 500-year flood event." — ZeroHedge

"We're A Second Amendment State": DeSantis Puts Looters On Notice After Hurricane Ian

Oct 3, 2022
"You can have people you know bringing boats into some of these islands and trying to ransack people’s homes. I can tell you, in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home, and I would not wanna chance that if I were you, given that we’re a Second Amendment state," DeSantis added. — ZeroHedge

Federal Bureau of Intimidation: The Government’s War on Political Freedom

Oct 3, 2022
Discredit, disrupt, and destroy. That is how the government plans to get rid of activists and dissidents who stand in its way. This has always been the modus operandi of the FBI (more aptly referred to as the Federal Bureau of Intimidation): muzzle anti-government sentiment, harass activists, and terrorize Americans into compliance. — John Whitehead

Fauci Net Worth Soared 66% During Pandemic

Oct 3, 2022
The net worth of Dr. Anthony Fauci's household soared a whopping 66% over the course of the pandemic, according to new financial disclosures obtained by OpenTheBooks.com. Fauci reported a Jan 1, 2019 net worth of $7,523,634. By Jan 1, 2022, it had grown to $12,677,513. — ZeroHedge

Public Knowledge Warns Congress Against Adopting Controversial Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

Sep 30, 2022
The bill also allows publishers to restrict Google and Facebook from linking to their news stories, ultimately limiting the public’s access to credible information online. — Public Knowledge

US military using tool that captures ‘93% of the internet’ – senator

Sep 30, 2022
Multiple branches of the US military have bought access to “petabytes” of American citizens’ private online data via a tool called Augury, giving them access to an almost omniscient set of data points, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) claimed in a letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday. The alleged data trove includes an individual’s email communications, browsing history, and other behavioral information, all on demand and without a warrant, — News Wars

Dozens of FBI Agents Storm House, Arrest Well-Respected Pro-Life Author

Sep 30, 2022
Sources tell the Todd Starnes Radio Show that dozens of agents surrounded the home of Mark Houck with weapons drawn — terrifying the man’s wife and seven children. “They had big, huge rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and kind of pointed throughout the house,” Ryan-Marie Houck told LifeSiteNews.com. “The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic.” — Todd Starnes

Congressmen, Conservative Groups Defend Eagle Forum From Justice Department’s ‘Chilling’ Subpoena

Sep 30, 2022
All six Republicans representing Alabama in the U.S. House signed on to a legal brief opposing the Justice Department’s broad subpoena of records from a small conservative group in their state, Eagle Forum of Alabama. — The Daily Signal

Wuhan Institute of Virology Vice Director Revealed to Be CCP Official in Charge of Biosafety

Sep 30, 2022
While it isn’t a secret that every Chinese institution ultimately answers to the CCP, the discovery of Yuan’s true role as the CCP’s praetorian and biosafety minder at the Wuhan lab is highly significant. — The Epoch Times

CIA Warned Germany Of Possible Nord Stream Pipeline Attack

Sep 27, 2022
German magazine Spiegel said the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recently warned Berlin about the increasing signs of a possible planned attack on the Nord Stream pipeline system. — ZeroHedge

2.5 Million Floridians Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Major Hurricane

Sep 27, 2022
Residents of coastal communities along Florida's west coast have been ordered to evacuate, especially ones around the Tampa Bay region, ahead of menacing Hurricane Ian's landfall expected late Wednesday or early Thursday. — ZeroHedge

Israeli Investigators Find COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Side Effects: Leaked Video

Sep 27, 2022
Researchers said that the phenomenon of rechallenge—when adverse events reoccur or worsen following additional vaccine doses—proved that some of the events were caused by the vaccine. — ZeroHedge

Italy's Next Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni: Why Do They Hate Her So Much?

Sep 27, 2022
from her prior speeches... "Yes to natural families, no to the LGBT lobby, yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology, yes to the culture of life, no to the abyss of death, no to the violence of Islam, yes to safer borders, no to mass immigration, yes to work for our people." — ZeroHedge

Russia Enacts Lengthy Prison Sentences For Wartime Desertion & Refusal To Serve

Sep 27, 2022
Putin specifically introduced "mobilization, martial law and wartime" measures into the Russian Criminal Code for the first time, which also covers long prison terms for "voluntary" surrender. — ZeroHedge

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