US SEC STATE Blinken Calls Terrorist Attack Upon NordStream Gas Arteries”tremendous strategic opportunity”

“My own sense – and I mentioned this the other day – is, look, there’s a lot of hard work to do to make sure that countries and partners get through the winter.  Europe itself has taken very significant steps to both decrease demand but also look at ways to pursue the transition to renewables at the same time.  And ultimately this is also a tremendous opportunity.  It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs.  That’s very significant and that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come, but meanwhile, we’re determined to do everything we possibly can to make sure that the consequences of all of this are not borne by citizens in our countries or, for that matter, around the world.”–US Secretary of STATE Antony J. Blinken describing terrorist cutting of European gas lifeline, NordStream 1 + 2 as

“tremendous strategic opportunity”

[SEE: Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly At a Joint Press Availability ;

 Moscow Catches Blinken Letting Slip US Motive for Sabotaging Nord Stream]