It has always been about economic warfare.
How dare Russia build pipelines! How dare Russia sell gas and oil to Europe! How dare Europe buy Russian gas and oil! Bad Russia! We’ll lose BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars!
We need to just cut the crap and admit that this has always been about economic warfare… and Trump is no sterling angel in this. That they baited Putin by giving Ukraine the green light to send thousands of Ukrainian troops and artillery on the border with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics while Trump was president, before Russia entered Ukraine, after Biden was s-elected.