Ukraine Says Gas Pipeline Explosion "Probably Terrorist Attack"

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Just minutes after claiming the 'explosion' at "The Brotherhood" pipeline in Ukraine was not an explosion but a 'fire', Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov has stated that:

  • *UKRAINE SAYS GAS PIPELINE EXPLOSION PROBABLY TERROR ATTACK

Of course, the question is which 'terrorists'? The Right Sector or the Russian separatists. According to reports from UKRTransGas, the fire has now been extinguished but it is the rhetoric of Ukraine's Yatsenyuk "Russia is trying to detroy Ukraine" that is most troubling as, like Russia's Pushkov warned, Ukraine-Russia tensions have reached a new stage.

As Bloomberg reports, Ukraine is blaming the Russians for the explosion...

Terrorism suspected in blast today on Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod transit pipeline, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says in website statement.

 

Other causes of explosion also under investigation

 

Avakov says explosion is another attempt by Russia to discredit Ukraine as partner in gas industry

 

Gas transit wasn’t disrupted

 

Ukraine to boost security along gas transport system, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev says on Facebook

But did Ukraine 'terrorize' its own infrastructure? Biting off their own nose to spite the Russians as they no longer benefit from it... and forcing a squeeze on European supplies in order to gain more backing for either aid or military action?

 

The following clip (translated by Bloomberg) suggests tensions in Ukraine are anything but the calm that the mainstream media appears to make out: "Russia's gas halt aims to destroy Ukraine"

 

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Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:17 | 4865109 Squid Viscous
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Terr-rism is getting harder to define, better consult Nudelman's "Guide to the World, 2014 Edition"

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865124 NidStyles
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Not sure how attacking a strategic asset is political, but ok....

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:19 | 4865131 Latina Lover
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No logic, just Kiev following the Nudelman's USSA orders.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:20 | 4865141 CPL
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Nope Soros puppeteering as usual.  Money all goes back to him.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:22 | 4865153 Wolferl
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Terrorists? Their terrorists or our terrorists? And on what side am I? Or we?. Or them?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:23 | 4865157 CPL
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There is no 'side' in a puppet show.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:34 | 4865197 TeamDepends
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Except the side the puppet-master sticks his hand into.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:43 | 4865253 Bananamerican
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Since Adam, we are all terrorists in the eyes of The Lord

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:47 | 4865273 Citxmech
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 "War is an expression of politics by other means."

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:54 | 4865314 Flakmeister
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I think it was "continuation", but point made...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:25 | 4865458 Hooter Shaker
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Presidents name is "Petro" and interior ministry guys name is "Arsen".  WTF did everyone think would happen?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:49 | 4865281 CPL
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Doesn't really matter what they do.

The travelling theatre group should be reminded their rent is beyond overdue, the audience is demanding a refund and there are other acts that require the venue after renovations.  It would be best for them to exit or the bouncers will assist in relocation to curb side.  Owner says no credit, cash and carry only.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:43 | 4865250 bobnoxy
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Terrorists are always theirs. Ours are freedom fighters, liberators or those yearning to be free.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:21 | 4865148 svayambhu108
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:50 | 4865290 gold_pa3ot
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No, it is just PUTIN - HUYLO!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:40 | 4865237 Stoploss
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You are completely ate up with the fucking dumbass.

Get the fuck off the thread nid.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:58 | 4865328 Squid Viscous
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ah, so terr-rism is political too? i thought they had to be mooslim nutjobs... damn this is gettin hard to figger out

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865129 Latina Lover
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Of course the Kiev Kriminals would blame Russia, since the Russians are also responsible for AIDS, Global Warming, Psaki's BS, lack of virgins over the age of 12, etc, etc.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:21 | 4865135 Thought Processor
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Ukraine Says Gas Pipeline Explosion "Probably Terrorist Attack"

 

We'll put this in the 'Captain Obvious" file.

 

Question is who did it?

 

Doesn't matter as we get to blame whomever we want.   That's what makes terrorism so much fun.

 

On with the show.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:31 | 4865191 Soul Glow
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Terrorist attack is PR spin for "War".

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:34 | 4865198 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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If I were Russia I'd think "good, now it's really cut off". I wouldn't trust much transiting Ukraine onto western customers--I'd guarantee they'd be stealing some of that gas. 

Yatseniuk's rhetoric isn't helping. I do understand how not fun being a soviet client state had been. However, since it's a really stupid move, I'll put money on the CIA-backed folks.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:36 | 4865295 Citxmech
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Cui Bono?

As this is a direct threat to Europe - and a far greater threat than any benefit potentially provided by Ukraine being included in the Euro-Zone, I would say Russia.   

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:38 | 4865508 Citxmech
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OK - then who?  Let's not forget that Ukraine has been floating the idea of taxing the flow of gas through the pipelines on their territory. . . 

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:32 | 4865732 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ukraine already gets a percentage on the gas flow to Europe. The Kiev Yatzis are stupid, but not so dumb as to cut off a source of revenue. Russia gains no benefit from inoperable pipelines; no gas flow equals no cash flow.

The only party in this mess that has been trying every dirty trick they can think of to provoke Russia into military aggression is Vichy DC.

This was likely the work of Blackwater, Xe, Academi, Gheystone, et al.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:15 | 4865996 walküre
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German false flag

Question is who did it?

Ukraine needs German boots on the ground. The gas must flow.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:05 | 4866264 angel_of_joy
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"German boots on the ground" has become a contradiction of terms after WWII.

Besides, the Germans get their gas through different pipelines (vielen dank Herr Schroder !) ...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:51 | 4865557 Renewable Life
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Yep makes perfect sense, Russia is going to sabotage their own transport pipelines to Europe!!

These motherfuckeras in Kiev are really ready to become "Westernized" aren't they??? The first requirements are to suspend all logic and rational thought process, believe money can be printed on tree indefinitely (as long as your the one who owns the printers), and label anyone opposed to your insanity, theft, and tyranny..... A terrorist!!

Check, check, and check.......Kiev your ready to join NATO, welcome aboard!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:28 | 4865719 Flakmeister
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Are you telling us that Russians are not capable of false flags??

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:47 | 4865815 NoPantsSpongeBob
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That's not the point. The Ukrainian government completely lost control of the country. Their statements on why anything happens there are based on 0 inquiry or any sort of investigation.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:03 | 4865922 Flakmeister
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I don't really disagree...

I think that you can spin any version of who blew up what and why for a variety of scenarios...

It's far too early to be sure of anything....

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:31 | 4865734 IndyPat
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Don't forget Dutch Elms disease....that was a Russian plot, too. Designed to smear the Dutch, obviously.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:19 | 4865443 f16hoser
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"Probably Terrorist Attack" Translation: "Probably AL-CIA-DA" Attack

Petrodollar Revenge!!!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:16 | 4865112 Eyeroller
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Shut the hell up!

CNBC and Bloomberg might have to report this if it gets out!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:21 | 4865450 f16hoser
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You're right!
However, if I want CNBC's Opinion' I will give it to 'em!

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:17 | 4865116 pods
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Can't make this shit up.  I think the US installed people too familiar with the US mindset.

Everything from car crashes to rain showers have to be examined for terrorist ties.

pods

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:29 | 4865178 AlaricBalth
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Having won the presidential election on May 25, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko secretly  met with strange American delegation headed by the Director of the National Service of Covert Operations (the CIA's National Clandestine Service) Frank Archibald, which also included former CIA chief in Ukraine Jeffrey Egan, the current - Raymond Mark Davidson, Mark Buggy (CIA, Istanbul), Andrzej Derlatka, a CIA agent in the Polish intelligence Agency and member of CIA Kevin Duffin who is working as senior Vice President of the insurance company Brower. Poroshenko and Archibald signed paper entitled an “Agreement on Military Cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine"…

The composition of the U.S. delegation, which is rather mysterious at first glance, is explained by the fact that the professional diplomats would not understand at all what it was about, and by the fact that the U.S. Congress would not authorize the usual military cooperation agreement which involves sending military trainers and direct participation of American troops in the armed conflict in Ukraine.

 

However, the National Service of Covert Operations can   bypass the lawmakers through channels such as private insurance company Brower, belonging to the CIA. It can provide large-scale military aid to other countries using its operatives and employees of private military contractors.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2014/06/10/place-of-ukraine-in-us...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:35 | 4865202 Spastica Rex
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Corporate armies - that's a great idea!

The Invisible Hand would like to do some smiting, too.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:50 | 4865288 Flakmeister
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Oh Blackwater keep on turnin'.....

 

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865122 JustObserving
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What took the Greystone (nee Blackwater) mercenaries so long to act?

http://rt.com/news/158212-academi-blackwater-ukraine-military/

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:20 | 4865134 Latina Lover
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They finally made it out of the Odessa whorehouses, after too much sala and deviant sex.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865126 Quinvarius
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Soros won't pay for damaged pipes. he already paid enough for the whole government.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865128 LawsofPhysics
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Going to be an interesting winter in the E.Z., should the "spice" stop flowing...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:52 | 4865300 Flakmeister
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The Eastern E.Z.....

Between storage, Nordstream and the LNG facilities, things won't be too bad west of the Oder....

No doubt Qatari LNG will be bid up...

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:18 | 4865130 ebworthen
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The terrorists are in Kiev.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:19 | 4865132 tarsubil
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Putin keeps saying "check" but the west is convinced it is winning.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:21 | 4865143 Soul Glow
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Long hot summer.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:22 | 4865150 R3ap3R
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This guy man pfff timosjenko's whipping boy, tries to play friendly with the nazi's in the parlement but its clear its all an act. Forcing Ukraine on a path of selfdestruction  

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:22 | 4865151 NoWayJose
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"Russia's gas halt aims to destroy Ukraine". How about not paying for the gas you already used? It sucks to be 'independent' and have to pay the piper. What Ukraine needs to fear is NOT Russia who us only interested in getting paid and not having Ukraine in NATO, but the bankers who really DO want to pile up enough debt and austerity to destroy the Ukrainian future.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:52 | 4865297 walküre
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Germany paid the bill directly to Putin. Merkel is partying it up in Rio. You think she'd be concerned if this was a real issue with potential ramifications for the German economy. Merkel herself filled in the wire cable at the teller. It's all legit.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:26 | 4866330 sti100
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Ukraine wants to pay FAIR PRICE for GAS, not the price Putin is using as POLITICAL GUN. Putin wants to punish Ukraine because it wants be no more vasal of Russia as with Yanukowich.

This is very same as the case of Chodorkowski, as far as you make what Putin wants you get rich benefits, if NOT you will be BURNED. Chodorkowski did NOTHING worse than other Russian oligarchs, got rich thanks to Putin. The only reason he was prisoned is that he tried to be independent to Putin. Now every other Russian oligarch knows exactly how will be handled if reject to act what Putin requires. Ordinary Russians must be really happy that profit from their national commodities have only a few politically connected individuals and some politicians which gets from oligarch its share.
Every other country pays much less than Russia wants from Ukraine now.  The REAL expense of GAS delivery to Ukraine is LOWER then for any other EU country. Ukraine is nearest to Russia, the price do not contains transit fees ( in contrast to other countries ).

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