Nord Stream 2 pipelines in waiting, Sassnitz, Ruegen, Germany
Signs are that Biden isn’t keen to risk an all-out trade war with the EU over the construction of the controversial pipeline in the Baltic. This is good news for hard-core continental Europeans, like yours faithfully, who always thought that Europe is a little too good to be a US-colony.
While we wholeheartedly support the energy transition, it is illusionary to assume we can do without fossil fuel, not for the foreseeable future. Of all options, fossil or nuclear, natural gas is the least problematic and the Russians have always proven to be a reliable and affordable supplier.
And since we see Russia as a natural future ally of the EU, unlike Brexit-Britain and with the US in a state of unraveling, comparable to the USSR-1988, an EU-Russian alliance will be necessary to contain the next geopolitical #1 country China, enabling continental Europe to crawl from under the shadow of the US empire and even reverse roles between the European Mother Civilization and a former colony, this is very good news, if this news gets confirmed.
The wine will be tasting excellent tonight.
[politico.eu] – Biden silent on sanctions as Nord Stream 2 speeds ahead
[rt.com] – Republicans sound alarm over major U-turn by Biden admin on Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline
[focus.de] – Biden-Deal mit Merkel? Plötzlich schweigen die USA zu Nord Stream 2
[bbc.com] – Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron
[amazon.de] – Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, “Last Chance”
Schroeder, who once remarked that “the only thing he likes about America is Elvis Presley“, advocates abolishing NATO, an organization that has become obsolete since the demise of the Soviet block.
[telegraph.co.uk] – Lord Heseltine suggests Brexit vote allows Germany to win WW2 (in extra time)
[bbc.com] – China overtakes US as EU’s biggest trading partner
Neo-Gaullist geopolitics in action. French, German and Russian politicians plotting in Sochi to refuse cooperation with the US and their ill-fated Iraq-safari. Those were the best years in the political life of Vladimir Putin, where he began to dream that Russia could finally be a member of the Common European Home. Those dreams were temporarily dashed by US-drone Merkel, but with the take-over of closet “Putin-Versteher” Armin Laschet, perhaps we’ll see a reset in EU-Russian relations, so Europe can finally realize the Gaullist dream of Paris-Berlin-Moscow as the next planetary #1.