You should never play all your cards at the start of the game. NordStream 2 is one that our government decided to hold back for a while.You would almost think Germany seem ok with the invasion of Crimea, they let Russia build the gas pipeline and were about to start using it.
As the article states, that “energy partnership” dates back to the Cold War. I was only in first grade when that ended, but I don’t think the current situation is quite as serious as the Cold War; not yet, anyway.Odd that they would make the strategic mistake of depending on Russia for more that 30% of its natural gas imports.
That’s going to happen if Putin wants it, no matter how “we” (NATO? USA? EU?) react.I feel like if the reaction is too hard, we might find ourselves in a war against Russia.
Germany can't have it both ways, easy on Russia to get natural gas and support Ukraine.As the article states, that “energy partnership” dates back to the Cold War. I was only in first grade when that ended, but I don’t think the current situation is quite as serious as the Cold War; not yet, anyway.
So when you compare it to other exporters of gas, oil and coal, the decision to keep importing from Russia doesn’t seem particularly risky.
It depends on what the response will be and what the plausible response for further aggression is.That’s going to happen if Putin wants it, no matter how “we” (NATO? USA? EU?) react.
As I was saying: it’s not just Germany doing a lot of business with Russia. The City of London launders their money, the French Riviera provides prestigious real estate, fossil fuels and critical raw materials are sold to all who can afford them and so on and so forth.Germany can't have it both ways, easy on Russia to get natural gas and support Ukraine.
Let's see what those ready to go real bad sanctions in case of an invasion of ukraine were, then. I expect nothing.That being said, the EU response indeed is pathetic.
Yeah that actually surprised me when I heard that on the radio this morning. I did not expect it to escalate this fast. I love how everyone's meeting up to discuss what to do but any military option is off the table anyway. Right, let the insane guy "demilitarize and denazifi ukraine" (wtf kind of bullshit can he come up with honestly?) and set up on the border to poland...That fucking midget twat started it now for real, missiles hitting Kiev, Odessa and Kharkov.
actually according to that list it's only a little more than the US compared to GDP... which honestly just makes much clearer to me how insane the US military expenditure is.