Germany Puts Its Head in Russia’s Energy Pipeline Noose

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Gatestone Institute: One must assume that Putin’s pet pipeline is not really a business venture — and that the fools are the Europeans, in particular the Germans…. In short, Nord Stream 2 could make Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states less secure, undermine the EU’s security strategy, give Russia a big stick for threatening Eastern Europe and sow discord among NATO allies.

To Mr. Putin, causing so much trouble for a mere $11 billion must seem like a bargain. For Europe it is a trap…. The mystery is why Germany has fallen into it and has been twisting French arms to do the same.” — The Economist. Read More …

Opinion: Fossil fuels still run the world and Germany for strange reasons is willing to force Europe into Putin’s economic trap.

In a nutshell:

  • A Swiss company (Allseas) working on the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline directly linking Russia to Germany has suspended pipelaying operations after Donald Trump signed new sanctions into law
  • The sanctions are part of an effort by the United States to halt completion of the €9.5 billion ($10.5 billion) pipeline, which would double shipments of Russian natural gas to Germany
  • American sanctions may delay Nord Stream 2, but they are probably too late to kill the project.
  • On December 17, the U.S. Senate passed the (NDAA) requiring the U.S. State and Treasury departments to submit a report within 60 days that identifies approx. 350 companies  that are engaged in pipe-laying
  • On December 21, Allseas said that it had suspended its activities until further notice – with only 99 miles left to go Russia will have to complete the project alone
  • Nord Stream 2 is led by Russia’s Gazprom
  • Germany’s current Social Democratic Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, has criticized the U.S. sanctions as foreign interference
  • Europe is deeply divided over the Nord Stream project
  • Russia is the largest supplier of natural gas to the EU
  • The mystery is why Germany has fallen into the trap and has been twisting French arms to do the same

Enter Israel:

The EastMed pipeline project, currently in design, will transport natural gas from the off-shore gas reserves in the Levantine Basin into Greece, and in conjunction with the Poseidon and IGB pipelines into Italy and other European regions by 2025. 

Bible prophecy (Ezekiel 30:1-13 NIV) tells us that Russia and an alliance made up of Turkey, Iran and at least 4 north African nations will invade Israel to take its vast wealth.

(Thanks to Vason for sending this article in)