October 25th, 2014
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GERMANY SAYS “NEIN!” TO SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

This one was shared with me by Mr. P.T., a regular reader here(and a thank you to him for bringing it to our attention), and it appeared just last Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the Voice of Russia. It seems that, in spite of (doubtlessly engineered) child pornography scandals erupting around some of her federal cabinet ministers, Mama Merkel’s government is resisting US pressures to impose economic sanctions on Russia for that country’s “invasion” of the Crimea:

German Chancellorin Merkel Against Impositions of Economic Sanctions on Russia

The reality of the situation is spelled out clearly in the article:

Merkel said in Berlin on Wednesday after talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye that the West “has not reached a stage that implies the imposition of economic sanctions” on Moscow.

‘“And I hope we will be able to avoid it,’ she said. ‘I am not interested in escalation. On the contrary, I am working on de-escalation of the situation.’

“German experts say economic sanctions against Russia that Western countries could impose for Russia’s position on the situation in Ukraine and Crimea would negatively affect Germany’s economy.

“The German-Russian trade in 2013 totaled 76 billion euros; some 6,000 German companies do business with Russian enterprises; the overall volume of their investment totals 20 billion euros. Some 300,000 jobs in Germany depend on the country’s economic relations with Russia.”

The economics of the situation goes hand in hand with the energy politics of the situation: Russia has increasingly become more and more important to Germany’s, and hence to Europe’s energy needs. Russian oil is as important to Germany as the Middle East’s, and Russian natural gas even more so, and a simple glance at the modern-day map of Eastern Europe will also reveal why Russia and Germany are both interested in de-escalation of the tensions, for those energy supplies must flow through, or near, countries with histories that give good reason for their native populations to fear both European powers. For this reason, Russia’s Gazprom in conjunction with a number of German firms are together in the joint venture of the Nordstream Gas pipeline, as the following article(and its map), indicates:

Nord Stream Gas Pipeline (NSGP), Russia-Germany

The attempt to encircle Russia and to de-fang Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and hence Russia’s ability to project power and influence in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East(Syria), via the engineered coup in the Ukraine, has for the moment stalled and failed, and without German support for economic sanctions, any sanctions imposed by the US or UK are likely to be very hollow and will be seen in Russia as such. And given the backdrop of what I outlined in my News and Views from the Nefarium for March 27, 2014, all that the reckless American meddling in the Ukraine has done is to ratchet up Russia’s expansion of its energy geopolitics with China and India, and to convince that nation to make its own domestic financial clearing free of Western sources, a step along the way to the eventual creation by the BRICSA nations of their own west-independent financial clearing. As I indicated in that News and Views, such steps inevitably imply a renewed commitment by those nations to beef up their own space resources, since control of adequate space-based assets is now essential to reserve currency status and international financial clearing. The fact that Russia has now signaled its clear intention to expand its domestic independent clearing is a significant step and signal in the fulfillment of that prediction.

Against this backdrop, what has the USA to offer Europe? Perhaps its own rapid expansion of domestic energy supplies is in part meant to challenge the growing Russian influence in Europe via its energy resources. But that will be stiff competition: the USA has an ocean dividing it from Europe, and Russia is, comparatively speaking, right next door, and thus has an inherent competitive advantage. Other than that, there is little elsethe USA can offer except GMO foods, bombs raining down from the skies, support of covert forces inside counties (which in the case of the Ukraine, the US has demonstrated its willingness to use that capability in order to influence domestic European politics), electronic snooping on all aspects of European communications, drone strikes, and so on. In other words, the US has little to offer in the short to mid-term, other than various forms of aggression.

So what might be the next moves from Germany and Russia? Indulging in our high octane speculation here, I suspect it might come in two forms: (1) expanded cooperation in space between the European Space agency, or even in the form of bi-lateral space arrangements between various European countries and companies, and Russia. Again, the driving motivation here will be international financial clearing that will be “US-free,” and Russian and German cooperation in cyber-security, particularly in international clearing, would openly announce that “the game is afoot.” (2) increasing though very quiet European(and in particular, German) purchase of Russian sovereign debt instruments, and vice-versa. This may result as the financial crisis in Europe appears poised to be headed for France next, and how the power elites in Paris and Berlin handle that looming situation will be a harbinger of the future direction of European geopolitics.

See you on the flip side.

21 Responses to GERMANY SAYS “NEIN!” TO SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

  1. Who gave the world’s sheriff’s badge to the US anyway?
    Then we have the Kerry Vs Lavrov meetings where Lavrov tells Kerry “we know how you brought about the uprisings”, and Kerry denies it.

    Then Merkel steps in with rhetoric about sanctions, which amount to a slap on the wrist, if that. These politicians are the laughing stock of the world, day after day we are treated like morons. Well I’ve got some news for these politicians, it’s called the Internet, and us Internetarians are fully aware of the shenanigans being played out on a daily basis. In a couple of words “I’M SICK OF IT”.

  2. When it comes to the fate of empires and armies Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Geography Is Destiny”.
    It would seem that Germany’s energy is playing to this theme(excluding zero-point energies).
    And that the reserve currency is also in the mix with “space” being a geography that is somewhat hard to escape(excluding some form of the gravitos/gravitas).

  3. If you where Germany who would you trust the Norman-Americans back stabbers or Russians. And lets not leave the Western Europeans out of this, the destruction of the Holy Roman(German)Empire, the Thirty Year shooting gallery war waged mostly in Germany. Sticking German with all the guilt and liability for the Great War and the list can go on. Anyway Russia gas and oil supplies are geographically closer I doubt Germany wants a tanker oil spill or gas tanker explosion off it’s coast. A land pipeline with all it’s problems is cheaper and with the right security safer.

  4. So I guess money is the determining factor on whether a countries’ activities are acceptable or not. I find that rather reprehensible. I’m not justifying the US activities, the Russian activities, or the European ones, just that it appears that moral standards of behavior sift down to money issues, therefore a country can do whatever it wants as long as other people are dependent on them.

  5. Undoubtedly there are various factions at work in Germany, and the governing alliance itself seems to be playing simulatanously on various tables; now Berlin will “regretfully” distance itself from sanctions – which were probably never a real issue!) by pleading “economic necessity”… while at the same time taking full advantage of the Gladio-style coup d’etat in Kiev and(which would not surprise anyone). But all this is just classical 19th and early 20th century geopolitics; the protagonists are carefully avoiding any public association between this issue on the one hand and the out-of the bottle factors like space and new energy sources on the other.

  6. Possibly Putin and his fellow travelers in Germany can give the anglosphere a taste of their own medicine in France? Do to France what the west did to Ukraine. Maybe when France is sufficiently destabilized, Alsace-Lorraine could be instigated to have a referendum to allow annexation by Germany. I suspect there is a lot of spy versus spy going on in France right now. If the French government is coerced into following the will of its nationalists and goes off the anglosphere reservation, the anglsophere would really be hemorrhaging. They would have to resort to drastic action in Europe. Most likely they would be forced to unleash the ethno-yahweh bomb across Europe– that is: incite the large minority muslim populations to burn cities. I suppose Putin and his German allies could beat them to the punch and stir up this hornet’s nest as well for the purpose of destabilizing France. It would give many nationalists in Europe the much sought after excuse to evict muslims from Europe (which might give others the much sought after clash of civilizations).

    I also think it is due time for the enemies of the banksters to fight fire with fire in the slander campaign. If the anglsophere could make bogus accusations of child pornography rings, why not make real public accusations of chid abuse and child murder against those demons pulling the levers in the west? I’m sure the KGB has copious amounts of evidence of this heinousness. Then the gloves would truly be off. Humanity would then have to be prepared for retaliation of epic proportions. The demons would be thoroughly unmasked and not only their reign, but their entire existence would be in great peril. Maybe the recent earthquakes in LA and Yellowstone park weren’t natural events, but in fact a demonstration by the ziocon demons to those elements, probably in the US military or the Breakaways above and below, who thwarted their Malaysian false flag? Who knows who is control of this weaponry? Maybe not the Pentagon but Israel. I don’t know how threatening LA with an earthquake would make any general lose sleep, but triggering a continent busting super volcano might make any impertinent patriot come to his senses.

    Truly just a wild hunch.

    • And what about a scenario that not even you have mentioned Frankie? Secret archives that suddenly emerge somewhere in Germany (where else?) proving that the sale of Alaska to was invalid, and that the US must return it to Russia – schnell! – or else pay out a hefty amount of gold bullion…

      • DanaT,

        You would have to be able to enforce it. I don’t think Russia is at military parity with the US. Maybe if Europe replaces the US for Russia in NATO, the Russians with the help of NATO would have a shot at knocking us off our perch. Best bet would be to covertly engineer a civil war in the US and cause the land of the free to disintegrate. Then the Russians could take back Alaska. But watch out for the Chinese who may also have claim to Alaska– as collateral for all the money they loaned the US. WHo knows, Maybe in this scenario France would renege on the Louisiana Purchase? The Algonquins take back Brooklyn?

    • more hare brained speculation–

      maybe we are looking at a little earthquake footsie? the breakaway nazis send shock waves to the zio-bankster stronghold and media/mind control base of LA, and in return the zio-banksters send shockwaves to Wyoming– in close proximity to the nazi breakaway’s underground bases?

      maybe we are witnessing a spat between the two over the foiled Malaysian false flag?

      • jedi,

        yes, and a lot of them are probably not even Chosen. Maybe Netanyahu is a KGB agent assigned the task of destroying Israel from the inside.

        there is always the possibility that the Russian immigrants could rule the day and we see Israel’s loyalties jump to Russia. Why continue an alliance with a bloated, decaying corpse of a nation, sucked dry of all its wealth, when you can latch on to a new host on the upswing just waiting to be exploited?