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Biden canceled a US (Keystone XL) pipeline, yet is reportedly approving a Russian pipeline to Europe.

Biden’s Sec of State Blinken’s step-father, Samuel Pisar, was a fan of Russian language and culture; and worked as a lawyer helping businessmen do business in the USSR, during the Cold War, when almost no one did business there. Pisar wanted Russia and the US to be allies, and apparently counted on his son Tony Blinken and daughter Leah Pisar to help that come to pass. Blinken appears to be a creation of Samuel Pisar and even Jeff Epstein may be a creation of Pisar. Pisar was apparently the brains behind Blinken and Blinken may just be running on automatic, since Pisar’s death – if Blinken is as brainless as he looks.

Blinken grew up in Paris with step-father Samuel Pisar. In a 2010 interview, Pisar explains that he wrote his dissertation on the possibility of economic, political and human relations between the US and the USSR; that he worked very hard in the area of ​​trade and investment between East and West; that he advised and went to Moscow with David Rockefeller, and Armand Hammer. Pisar met with Brezhnev, Kosygin, Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. He hoped that Russia and America would resume political and economic relations, and be allies, as they were during World War II. Did Pisar have connections to the Stasi? The head of Nord Stream is an old Stasi agent, Matthias Warnig. Pisar was also a lawyer and confidant of Robert Maxwell, who did business in the communist world.

In 1982, the New York Times described Blinken’s step-father, Samuel Pisar, as “a Paris-based international lawyer specializing in Soviet trade…” In that article, Samuel Pisar called the USSR “the last new commercial frontier.’ It offers the West raw materials while needing Western machinery and factories. The huge scale of Soviet industrial projects particularly suits big American corporations.” See: “Despite East-West Chill, Trade May Grow” By Paul Lewis, Dec. 5, 1982, New York Times https://archive.md/fnMSp#selection-489.622-489.700

Pisar apparently operated at a very high level: “Samuel Pisar, an international lawyer who accompanied Hammer and his wife to Moscow, said in a telephone interview from his home in Paris that he had no knowledge of any cash briefcase or other or other manipulations involving the Goya but recalled vividly the tears in the eyes of the Soviet President, Leonid Brezhnev, as he accepted the Lenin letters.” See: “Armand Hammer’s Maze of Skulduggery“, Oct 14, 1996, The New York Times https://archive.md/CsEXR

From RFE/RL: https://www.rferl.org/a/nord-stream-2-sanctions-waivers-russia-welcomes/31263380.html
U.S. Sanctions Waivers On Nord Stream 2 Would Be ‘Positive Signal’ If True, Says Kremlin” May 19, 2021 14:18 GMT By RFE/RL

Russia has welcomed media reports that the United States is set to wave sanctions on the company in charge of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, with the Kremlin saying that such a move would be a positive signal “if true.”

Citing unnamed sources, U.S. news website Axios and the Reuters agency reported on May 19 that Washington was set to wave sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, the company overseeing construction of the pipeline.

Russia’s state-controlled energy giant Gazprom is Nord Stream 2 AG’s majority shareholder.

Axios also reported that sanctions would be waived on Matthias Warnig, an ally of President Vladimir Putin and the company’s CEO.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on May 19 in Moscow that in the absence of official confirmation, the reports “can hardly be perceived” as a signal. “However, the very fact that such publications appeared is already quite positive,” he added.

The report, which came out on the eve on the first meeting between Blinken and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, highlights the difficulties Biden faces in matching actions to rhetoric on a tougher approach to Russia.

Blinken and Lavrov are scheduled hold talks in Iceland on May 19 amid deteriorating relations between the global rivals.

Besides Nord Stream 2, Washington and Moscow have multiple issues dividing them — including Russia’s military buildup in and around Ukraine, maneuvering for position in the Arctic, Russia’s treatment of opposition figure Aleksei Navalny, and U.S. accusations of Russian cyberwarfare and interference in Western electoral processes.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov earlier said that a step such as the reported waiving of sanctions would help normalize ties between Moscow and Washington, according to the Interfax news agency. But he told a news briefing in Moscow on May 19 that “no bilateral consultations on the matter are under way with the Americans.”

The source quoted by Reuters said that the U.S. State Department would deliver a report on the Nord Stream 2 sanctions as early as May 19.

The report, required by Congress, concludes that Nord Stream 2 AG and Warnig engaged in sanctionable activity but that it was in U.S. national interests to waive the sanctions, the source said.

The United States opposes the almost complete pipeline, which would bring gas from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Nord Stream 2 threatens to circumvent Ukraine and deprive the country of billions of dollars in gas transit fees.

Russia and Germany argue that the $11 billion venture is mainly a commercial project.

Supporters of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea say the U.S. opposition to Nord Stream is grounded in its interest in selling more of its own liquefied gas to Europe.

Washington has already imposed sanctions on the Russian company KVT-RUS, which operates the pipe-laying vessel Fortuna. That measure was announced by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump shortly before the end of his term in January.

The Axios report runs counter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s position that the project is “a bad idea, bad for Europe, bad for the United States” and his warning that further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 were a real possibility.

Axios said that such a decision would indicate that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration does not want to endanger Washington’s relationship with Germany over the project. With reporting by Reuters, TASS, dpa, and Interfax
Copyright (c)2020 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.

Blinken’s step-father, Samuel Pisar, was a long-time confidant and lawyer for Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father) as well as interfacing with Jeff Epstein’s lawyers in France (according to Le Parisien). Pisar also worked for JFK who was notorious for cavorting with prostitutes, etc. – coincidence?

In a 2010 interview with RIA, Samuel Pisar explains that he wrote his dissertation on the possibility of economic, political and human relations between the US and the USSR. He got to know then Senator John F. Kennedy, and became a Presidential advisor to him, to the State Department, and to a Congressional Commission. As an international lawyer Pisar said that he worked very hard in the area of ​​trade and investment between East and West. He was an advisor to David Rockefeller and went with him to Moscow several times. He was also an advisor to Armand Hammer and after detente became his lawyer and negotiated the largest deals that were possible between a US company and the USSR. In Moscow, he always stayed at the National Hotel. If Armand Hammer was with him, Hammer occupied Lenin’s room. Lenin lived in this hotel after the revolution. And when Pisar came alone, he had what he described as “the honor” of renting Lenin’s room for himself and his wife. He met with Brezhnev and Kosygin, and later with Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin, because he was also a lawyer for the International Olympic Committee for 22 years. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he thought that America and Russia would become partners, and maybe allies. He said that he was still researching this and writing about it. He said that it all started well, but then it all soured. He said that this was “a torment” for him. He said that with Putin and Medvedev in power and the election of Obama, that he “felt calmer”. He said that “Obama’s trip to Moscow was a very important event for me personally”. He said that his two children were working in the White House as assistants to President Obama and Vice President Biden, just as he worked with John F. Kennedy at their age. And that he hopes that Russia and America will resume political and economic relations, as they did during World War II. Based on an excerpt from the RIA interview with Samuel Pisar, Jan 26 2010. See the entire interview here: https://archive.md/WqaPP Pisar’s two children mentioned are apparently Tony Blinken and Blinken’s half sister Leah Pisar.

Regarding Pisar and Epstein: “Affaire Epstein : les nombreux liens du millionnaire avec la France” Le 13 août 2019 à 21h19, modifié le 14 août 2019 à 07h05 https://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/affaire-esptein-les-nombreux-liens-du-millionnaire-avec-la-france-13-08-2019-8133258.php