kvs wrote:Germany must be squeezing Denmark's balls for it to not use the pretexts available to it to sabotage Nord Stream II. The EU is schizophrenic
this way since after WWII it became a protectorate of the USA but has the history and population to be a superpower by itself and not
goosestepping to Washington's music.
Would that be a good thing though?
Historically a Europe that's united under one roof (through force typically) sets its sights straight on Russia
US pressure on Nord Stream II has given Europe an argument to force Russia to accept unfavourable terms over gas transit in the Ukraine.
Russia thinks its throwing Germany a bone, wants to entice it. In reality, Germany and the US both support the anti-Russian regime in the Ukraine (and want Russia to fund it), and for all Russia knows could have co-operated over this latest sanction threat in secret.
I don't trust the EU, Germany, Denmark and the rest of the precious west. After centuries of bloody colonialism they act
as if they are the moral leaders of humanity. What a grotesque joke. But in this case we have two choices: either do
everything to prop up the Kiev regime, or throw it under the bus. I am not seeing how the former can be the current
policy of Germany since it is enabling the construction of Nord Stream II. If it was going to prop up Kiev, then it
would never have allowed Nord Stream II to even start. Denmark's flip flopping is not normal behaviour. They are
a US vassal, yet they are not following orders of Washington. First they concede on the territorial waters point, now
they concede on the use of the Fortuna barge for pipe laying after claiming it was not acceptable. It is just too much
tin foil to see this all as elaborate theater. Such theater achieves nothing so it cannot be happening.
Being a US protectorate, the EU is not really under full control of Washington. Germany and others realize that Russian piped
gas is the most economical choice and that US LNG is 1) at least 30% more expensive regardless of current dumping tricks
by the yanquis, and 2) a fraud since the US does not have the export capacity to service the EU. Germany is independent
enough to act on this knowledge and is not some marionette that would have signed up for US LNG 10 years ago.
So my point about schizophrenia stands. Germany supported the Croats in the break up of Yugoslavia including the
ethnic cleansing of Krajina and West Salvonia Serbs (500,000 people) and supported the Nazis in the Kiev putsch. So
the Germany foreign policy establishment is a branch of the CIA. But the rest of Germany is not a branch of the USA
and has its own interests. This includes minimizing import costs of energy.