Now what happens if by some sort of accident a gas pipeline / pumping station / compressor or 3 gets damaged, blown up.
May 7th 2007 90 feet of the Urenhoi-Pomary-Uzhhorod pipeline was blown up - in the same place as one occurred in 2003.
Expecting the Unexpected - Russia’s acute dependence on energy, and its desperate need for higher energy prices makes it very tempting for Putin to stir the pot. To blame Amerikanski plots just as the new US President settles his bottom onto the Presidential perch in the White House would not be a surprise.
It would distract attention from major problems like - "What dog will the O'Bomber kids get ?" ... Gaza, what exactly to do with the TARP 2 funds, Gaza, Israeli war criminals and the upcoming elections, ladling money out to Detroit, Gaza, UK troops pulling out of Iraq, UK Marine sbeing blown up every day, Gaza etc.,
Good Commentary at Streetwise Professor