Guys, I did not even realize it but the former Polish defense minister, Radek Sikorski likened the Nord Stream pipeline to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pack. Any Bismarckian move, which establishes cooperation between Russia and Germany is Molotov Ribbentrop.
Sikorski’s quote resurfaced recently with the capitulation of Washington in the business of stopping Nord Stream, many salty articles on this matter in British and American press. They have probably realized in Washington that the project is in large part a German endeavor to become the dominant energy supplier in Central Europe. Even the Poles will be buying Russian gas from Germany.
The question is why do the former Eastern bloc countries allow themselves to become tools of the Anglo-saxons that try to drive a wedge between Russia and Germany? In the end, our transatlantic allies will ditch us in favour of the big players like Germany and Russia.
The small players of Central-Eastern Europe will have to eventually orient themselves towards Berlin or Moscow to stay afloat. I actually envision some of the more Russophobic places like the Baltic states or Ukraine toning down their Russophobia and going to Moscow to discuss business.
It may take years or decades but the abandonment of this region by its current Western partners must inevitably lead to a state in which Eastern Europe is once again divided by Germany and Russia. If only economically.
The attitude of the Czechs towards Ukraine is an interesting one and an inconsistent one. Back in the 2014-2016 when the conflict in the Donbas was the hottest, the Czechs made weapons deliveries to Ukraine, enacted sanctions against Russia with the rest of the EU. and provided treatment to wounded Ukrainian soldiers. But when it comes to heat in their homes, the interests of Ukraine are successfully ignored.
A gas pipeline, the “Capacity4Gas” was turned online in the Czech Republic. The pipeline connects to the EUGAL, which is the terrestrial extension of the Nord Stream 2. Works on the remaining sea based pipeline, in Danish territorial waters should start on 15 January this year, and should the pipeline should be completed within two months.
The US government in a frantic effort to save the gas transit revenue for its puppet, Ukraine, enacted further sanctions but I am not certain this will work. The Nord Stream 2 was already sanctioned to the max…
Now, don’t you find it ridiculous that lawmakers across the pond can legislate against infrastructure projects here in Europe? For this reason, it is imperative that Germany and Russia resist any American pressure. As for America’s puppets, the weak little wretched countries of the Baltics and Ukraine, they need to be cut off from any potential revenue from Russia. And this is the policy of the Kremlin. These obstacles between Mittleuropa and Greater Russia will be bypassed with new infrastructures.
My recommendation to them is: “Topple your sellout governments, skewer the rich, and burn the US embassy!”
And if Russia fails to build the pipeline, it will be a shameful display. Russia will show herself as technologically incompetent, vulnerable to US sanctions, and open to abuse by provincial parasites like Ukraine.
That’s all from me, watch Kobolev of Naftogaz boasting at the Atlantic Council. Russia needs to prove these people wrong…