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Merkel makes Germany look weak. Sets up Ukraine slush fund in Nord Stream 2 deal with U.S.

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Merkel makes Germany look weak. Sets up Ukraine slush fund in Nord Stream 2 deal with U.S.
The Duran: Episode 1045

US strikes Ukraine-centered Nord Stream 2 ‘deal’ with Germany – Putin & Merkel ‘satisfied’ with pipeline’s near-completion

US strikes Ukraine-centered Nord Stream 2 ‘deal’ with Germany – Putin & Merkel ‘satisfied’ with key pipeline’s near-completions

Washington and Berlin have struck a deal that would see the Americans drop opposition to the almost-complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline for transporting Russian gas, in exchange for Germany promising extensive investments in Ukraine. White House officials confirmed the existence of the agreement on Wednesday, details of which were leaked to the press earlier in the week.

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Kerwas
Kerwas
July 23, 2021

Point is that NS2 will be in operation. 150 million? thats pocketchange for Berlin. 3Billion? Not worth the hassle.
Saktions “if” russia will use the Gas to blackmail Germany? As if they ever did. You pay, you get the Gas.
This is a complete Victory for Germany.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Kerwas
July 24, 2021

Germany buys Russian Gas for 50 years and they have NEVER used it as any kind of leverage what so ever, there’s no better and more trustworthy + reliable business partners than the Russian State and before that the USSR. In contrast the relations to the treacherous backstabbing US is a total different story and it was never that positive…at all.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
July 23, 2021

Merkel is just incredible. This person f…ed up so many things, it’s hard to keep count. And then she pits in herngirlie-like smile which kn reality is the smile of madness. There’s not a chance that the russians will play along with this. Many have friends and family in ukraine and are deeply troubled by the hate that the zelensky crowd shows for russia – probably just to please their masters. Putin will not haVe himself dragged into the mess Merkel always makes. Ans ukrainians are sick and tired of the games the west plays with their country. And for… Read more »

The Real Rules-Based Intl Order
The Real Rules-Based Intl Order
July 23, 2021

Maybe Russia should have strong-armed Merkel to strong-arm the ECHR to tie a restoration of water to Crimea with gas to Germany, because it looks like the ECHR’s ‘human rights’ don’t extend to the right to water. Turns out, if Ukraine continues to insist that Crimea is ‘occupied territory’, and that it’s at war with Russia, then it is a war crime to block the canal. INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION CHAPTER X: PROTECTION OF WATERS AND WATER INSTALLATIONS DURING WAR OR ARMED CONFLICT Article 51: Targeting Waters or Water Installations 1. Combatants shall not, for military purposes or as reprisals, destroy… Read more »

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Democracy Dies with Indefensible Contradictions
Democracy Dies with Indefensible Contradictions
Reply to  The Real Rules-Based Intl Order
July 24, 2021

It’ll all shake out in the end. The EU cannot maintain this charade forever. The US on the other hand …… lives to parade its charades.

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J'ACCUSE!
J'ACCUSE!
Reply to  The Real Rules-Based Intl Order
July 25, 2021

Christ, that’s the mild stuff. Burning protesters in Odessa alive, shooting non-aggressive civilians in Mariupol square through the head AND on Maidan itself, blowing to pieces with mortars, air strikes and rocket fire, men, women and children, young and old throughout the Donbass.

THAT’S the sort of human scum that the US supported, enabled and unleashed on Ukraine. Where are all the YT videos you scrubbed, Google? Partners in war crimes, are you now? Don’t worry, they’ve all been cataloged for the coming tribunal. Those who count have not forgotten and never will.

Central American Redux
Central American Redux
Reply to  J'ACCUSE!
July 25, 2021

…….meanwhile Erik Prince of Darkness lobbies Congress to pay him to train and enlist this bandolero scum in his worldwide ventures. When does this all stop, when America’s 5th Reich (and that IS where its headed if not already there) meets the fate of the 4th?

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Beatus
Beatus
July 24, 2021

A good analysis. It proves that Germany is a vassal state of the US, even a satrap. Russia is not likely to take orders from Germany and be a vassal of a vassal. As for Biden, is he not a shameless foreign agent of Ukraine after all that happened with his son? Donald Trump has raised his children so much better.

Beatus
Beatus
July 24, 2021

Helmut Kohl, who was Chancellor of Germany for 16 years during the time of the reunification, complained about the meager pension he received from the state. His successor Gerhard Schroeder worked as a lawyer and lobbyist after his term. Angela Merkel may indeed be eyeing some sort of post so as to make ends meet after her chancellorship.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
July 24, 2021

I find this whole thing terribly confusing. Could it be that Hunter finally ran out of cash, the millions he squeezed out of Burisma, and could no longer afford the life style to which he had become accustomed, and went crying to Daddy that he needs at least another $175 million minimum, and poor old Dad had to promise Angela a really lucrative and prestigious retirement deal if she were to help out poor Hunter? I am sorry to hear that the Russians hold it against Putin that he allowed the Nuland coup to proceed. I am not sure Putin… Read more »

Central American Redux
Central American Redux
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
July 25, 2021

That bum spends money like water, or booze in his case. Spends it on a lifestyle so disgusting Normal folk fear to gaze upon it, lest they all be turned to stone.

His entire life is in a perpetual spin cycle, alternating between what scam to raise money is next and what debauchery he dreams of spending it on afterwards.

America is cannibalizing itself.

Beatus
Beatus
July 24, 2021

It’s a lesson for Merkel’s successors and politicians worldwide. Do not travel to Washington or talk to the Americans, you’ll only be bamboozled, for show or for real. The German press is making a big deal that V. Nuland (“**** the EU”) announced the agreement and defended it before Congress.

Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Beatus
July 24, 2021

There is a novel by Herman Melville, “The Confidence Man”, written in the 19th century, that describes the technique of bamboozling people by eliciting confidence. It’s an American tradition.

Hmmm
Hmmm
July 24, 2021

How much of that 150M will end up in a SOHO gallery, I wonder.

Grifters attract grifters, 'Nuff said.
Grifters attract grifters, 'Nuff said.
Reply to  Hmmm
July 24, 2021

That gallery owner might as well just pack up and move to the Cayman Islands right now, because his life and business are going to be picked over with a fine tooth comb for eternity.

Boz From Oz
Boz From Oz
July 24, 2021

Confirms what Germany stands for as a country, a U.S lackey that’s what.
Germany has no sovereignty, if it had some guts it would tell the U.S to butt out, yet Merkel is worried about her next position, in whatever role, so hence the kissing arse.
Sickening on all levels.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Boz From Oz
July 24, 2021

You are dead wrong! That’s what the neoliberal/globalist corrupt/criminal traitor sell-out Merkelscum-Regime, the entire Politclown Establishment and the rotten Elites/Oligarchs stands for – The whole political system is rotten to the core, sadly not that different all over the west, on top of the German political shit show comes the even worse undemocratic EU + EU-Junta shit show [Nobody ever voted for!]. Her 16 year reign are a disgrace + desaster for Germany and most Germans. If you ask why we German vote her? The answer is we cant vote neither the Chancellor nor the Bundespräsident direct, they are literally… Read more »

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Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Brokenspine66
July 24, 2021

Q: “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” [Emma Goldman]

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Brokenspine66
July 24, 2021

The German electoral system seems very similar to that of the US in that it has an electoral voting system. If it’s clean, it works just fine. What it does is to make sure that ALL the people in ALL the smaller states have a say in the matter, instead of only the people living in the biggest and most populated state, and nobody else would even have to bother to go to the polls. The only reason it didn’t work in the last US election was because of total corruption by the DNC which flipped votes, used tampered with… Read more »

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Boz From Oz
July 24, 2021

I totally agree, Boz. It makes me wonder how many Germans are actually aware how subservient to and controlled by the evil empire they and their government are?

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