US-Russian joint tactical victory, European and Ukrainian defeat
I've made a couple of small edits since hitting the publish button, but they don't affect the overall piece except to lend it a bit more depth in certain paragraphs.
Well summed up. Biggest surprise here is Germany's sudden acquiescence on NS2. Couple of questions:
1) How does this impact China's traditional geopolitical stance against breakaway provinces / national sovereignty?
2) My sense is that normie Americans couldn't care less and the screeching is particularly hollow / confined to the regime apparatchiks. Do you concur? what will the "big event" be that truly sweeps domestic regime failures under the rug and catalyzes domestic patriot act part deux?
3) France seems most ripe for a break from GAE - Macron is squeezed from the left (Melechon) and right (Zemmour/Lepen) to reevaluate NATO. They're the most anti woke and have a historical relationship with Russia. Is Macron's "neutrality" just a pre election ploy or is France the optimal weakest link that Russia should earnestly engage?
Respectfully, how has Russia sanctions-proofed its economy?
Yes! I’ve been waiting.
I read this after seeing one of our UK newspapers print the radius of a nuclear explosion over London. The contrast in insight is quite something.
Nordstream 2 did always feel like something that went against the rules of the simulation.
A brilliant summation of the situation. Victoria Nuland should be indicted. She thinks it is still 1969.
Are there no other pipelines besides NS2? There is natural gas flowing right now? I thought NS2 just bypassed existing lines.
I always chuckle when foreign commenters breezily credit the CIA with effecting anything. They can barely effect a proper shit.
And the prior administration might've advocated for U.S. LNG producers but this administration is not. In fact, they reversed U.S. opposition to NST as one of many middle fingers raised to domestic producers.
Excellent as usual.
Merkel was Putin's whore. Now that she's gone, Germany can get back on track. All their energy supplies will be met by the USA.
As far as Russia's detente with China, I'm sure this is the last thing Putin wants. China is salivating at Russia's immense mineral rich east.
As WEF young leaders infiltrate the West, how does that influence these large power plays? It feels like multi dimensional chess, where we're looking at the situation from one dimension but the actual play is going on elsewhere. Could be I'm projecting my views of covid/lockdowns onto a field where those individuals aren't as influential?
If I ever spoke to anyone about politics, I would absolutely demand they read this. As it is, most everyone I know is too stupid. Alas!
Thank you for this breakdown. Important shit for us here in the US to reckon with.
What are the chances of Germany reversing its position on NS2 in the near term? Zero?
Great article buddy, thank you
Russia and China have just cut off exports of fertilizer until summer 22, at least.
Some of this seems to be to lower the price of fertilizer directly.
That leaves India with 1/3 of worlds urea, and Canada for potash.
For the urbanites fertilizer is necessary to grow food, which doesn't actually come from stores.