‘We are all so hungry for leadership and common sense that if Putin went to the presidency of the United States, he would have won,’ said an American commentator.
Nord Stream 2, the $10.5 billion, 1,230km gas pipeline running from Russia to north-eastern Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, is complete and ready for operation. However, the project has yet to receive German and European Union regulatory approval, with that process threatening to drag out until next spring.
The question is, will shops soon open in Berlin, Paris, London and Spain offering merchandise promoting respectively German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson and Pedro Sanchez if the trend catches on?
Why is Western media silent about the lethal self-destruction of an essential gas jugular vein leading to Germany and Europe? The stopping of Europe-dependent Russian gas supplies to Germany via the Yamal-Europe network is not political or related to the wait for certification of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, so the Kremlin said on Tuesday, the first day of Winter.
Minsk has expressed concerns about escalating tensions between Moscow and the West amid absurd sabre-rattling claims by officials in the US and NATO that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine. Russia has dismissed these allegations as a false attempt to further deteriorate relations between Moscow and the Western alliance.
The Russian and Chinese presidents vowed to reject interference by the West during a video call on Wednesday which came eight days after Russian President Putin spoke to Biden in another video call.
NATO provocations and EU sanctions have raised tensions in Europe to unprecedented levels in recent months amid media-fuelled claims by the US and its allies that Moscow is ‘preparing to invade’ its neighbour. Russia has dismissed the allegations and accused Washington and NATO of destabilising the situation in the Eastern European country.
The joint Russian-European Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been completed and prepared to start pumping gas from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. However, the dual pipeline system awaits in vain the approval of German and European regulators, who have threatened to put off certification until well into next year.
What’s next for hundreds of millions of hard-pressed Europeans if Belarus delivers on the threat to cut off gas transit to the EU in the event of further provocations by the Bloc’s unelected leadership?
MSNBC’s national affairs analyst John Heilemann shocked many Americans by claiming on a Sunday show that ‘20 to 30 million people’ are ready to take up arms to remove President Joe Biden from office.