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Merkel Tells US Germany Sticking By Nord Stream 2

Merkel Tells US Germany Sticking By Nord Stream 2
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Remarks by President Biden and Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany in Press Conference | The White House

Remarks by President Biden and Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany in Press Conference | The White House

East Room 5:16 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BIDEN: Thank you all. Please have a seat. Today, it’s been my great honor – and I mean that – to welcome a dear friend back to the White House. And before I say anything else, Chancellor Merkel, I want to express to you and to the people of Germany my…

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wtk
wtk
July 16, 2021

There is very funny video of Merkel being ‘welcomed’ by Vice President Harris in her VP heritage Washington home. I think this was actually BEFORE the meeting with Biden, and you can see by her reaction that she, Merkel, would rather be somewhere else! It probably was at one time a very nice colonial house, however after a tacky renovation it is obviously not the so-called White House [Grey house]. Harris is a complete nobody and I think this was a tactic of the US to try and down-grade Merkel’s visit and humiliate her – she clearly was not amused.… Read more »

Jacques.janssen
Jacques.janssen
Reply to  wtk
July 16, 2021

Think Putin had a very joyful day together with Lavrov. Incredible nonsens that came over the Buehne.

Simple Truths
Simple Truths
July 16, 2021

What foolish notions, to assess through a political and russophobic lens, decisions potentially made on a strictly commercial basis. Sounds like some ridiculous western version of Gosplan at work.

Of course the Germans understand this and this is just lip service.

Pipe Dreams
Pipe Dreams
Reply to  Simple Truths
July 16, 2021

Why would the Polish method of auctioning blocks of volume for transit, which has effectively frozen deliveries when no takers, not be considered maintaining ‘a nation’s right to be a transit state’, if that were the way it was implemented. Does Poland have a right? If so, then why not the same for Ukraine?

This entire western concoction sounds like a major attack on capitalism and free markets to me. It’s also patently ridiculous.

Pipe Dreams
Pipe Dreams
Reply to  Pipe Dreams
July 16, 2021

Establish a RU gas futures market for delivery to border for excess capacity beyond NS2 contracts and a pipeline capacity auction system in UA and let the market straighten it all out.

FranBrown
FranBrown
July 16, 2021

Any national leader who does NOT look after their own nation first, does not deserve to be in that position, that is what an electorate in a democracy works towards, getting the people in power who they think will look after the national interest. Sadly this has all gone with the globalists calling the shots and most political parties being of very much the same outlook. I don’t know how Merkel has actually got away with this pipeline, when we are all supposed to be working towards the elimination of fossil fuels and the green agenda. Who does she know… Read more »

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  FranBrown
July 17, 2021

As far as I know, even if we wanted to switch over totally to 100% renewable energy, we are not at a stage at which this would be possible. So the question Merkel faced was not a choice between fossil fuel and renewable energy, but rather a choice between cheap (close by) Russian oil, or else very expensive (and far away) US so-called “natural gas” meaning produced through the fracking process which is environmentally extremely destructive in many different ways. The US used high pressure to get her to buy their fracking expensive and environmentally destructive oil, but she resisted… Read more »

Ahem
Ahem
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
July 17, 2021

It’s Russian gas (not oil) versus ‘other’ gas. Oil is oil and gas is gas and ne’er do the twain after the separator meet.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Ahem
July 17, 2021

sorry if I used the wrong word for that product that will be piped in from Russia and not from the US. It doesn’t change the truth of my statement.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
July 17, 2021

Merkel had no choice. Because of her insanely stupid and crazy policy of switching off all reliable sources of energy in germany at the same time and nourishing green pipe dreams of windmills and solar panels, germany was faced with complete economic collapse. So she went begging to the russians to save her behind.

This person is the most incompetent, crazy and ignorant politician of all times.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 17, 2021

I don’t like Merkel, but if she were as “incompetent, crazy and ignorant” as you say, how do you explain that she managed to stay in power for longer than most other heads of state? Perhaps the fact that she looks like a middle aged middle class housewife confused your judgment. She is actually better educated and more savvy and cunning than most of the men in power today. The US president comes to mind, among numerous others.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
July 17, 2021

Merkel studies physics in the GDR. She spent some time in moscow to study. Only the most die-hard communist cadres were allowed to do that. Her stasi – the GDR’s ruthless secret service – files – which definitely exist – are not accessible to the public up to this day. The only thing that is known is that she was a secretary for agitation and propaganda for the FDJ – “free german youth” – in the GDR. The fact that she stayed in power for so long despite all the blunders she committed only proves that germany is not a… Read more »

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