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Nord Stream 2, 98% Built; US Furious With Merkel, Putin Offers Ukraine Partnership

Nord Stream 2 98% Built; US Furious With Merkel, Putin Offers Ukraine Partnership
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Nord Stream 2 98% ready, construction works to be over in August – operator

Nord Stream 2 98% ready, construction works to be over in August – operator

BERLIN, July 11. /TASS/. Construction works under the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be finished already in August, Matthias Warnig, managing director of Nord Stream 2 AG, the project operator, said in an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper on Sunday.

Nord Stream 2 Will Overshadow U.S.-German Relations for Years

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-12/nord-stream-2-is-a-stain-on-merkel-s-legacy

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Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
July 15, 2021

It is so hilariious to listen to western analysts – even brilliant ones like Mr. Mercouris – and see how they simply cannot undeestand so many things because they are too cynical and “enlightened” in their purely economic and political view of the world. Three points: isn’t it just beautiful that Merkel’s way of doing politics and her utter incompetence now come back to haunt her ? No job in washington for you, Angela. Your unbelievably stupid energy policy which drove you into the army of the russians out of pure desperation pissed off the yanks. You’ll end up as… Read more »

Hope springs eternal
Hope springs eternal
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 15, 2021

Ukraine’s current hyper-nationalism driven by western Ukraine’s historical divisions from the rest of Ukraine run a remarkable similarity to historical Croat/Serb divisions that drove the Balkan wars, while expertly manipulated by Western powers to their perceived interests.

Croatian attachments to the Ustase fascist period of hypernationalsm, so prevalent during those wars, seem to have subsided considerably and reasonable relations with Russia itself, seem to now exist in spite of it all.

Maybe eventually, that’s all that what one might hope for Ukraine.

joeg
joeg
Reply to  Hope springs eternal
July 15, 2021

Its fun watching Murica chase its diseased tail 🙂

Man the Lifeboats
Man the Lifeboats
Reply to  joeg
July 16, 2021

As an American, I’d have to say it’s just bittersweet.

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Hope springs eternal
July 15, 2021

Don’t really know what you’re talking about. In Lviv you’ll get by with russian just fine. Much better than with english or any other western language. People eat bortschtsch. People drink vodka. People go to orthodox church. People read and write cyrillic. In the grand outdoor markets or bazars you feel more like in the balkans or russia than anywhere else. Everyone has friends or family in russia. People love their motherland. Ukrainians are much more russian than they realize. Unfortunately there’s a vanishingly small minority of ukro-nazis and – one hesitates to say it – zionists who used to… Read more »

Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 16, 2021

Many Ukrainian academics and leading figures were trained in Moscow or other Russian universities. if a Ukrainian today wishes to further his postgraduate studies and gain experience outside of provincial Ukraine, where will he or she go to now? For example, Swiss people further their studies in Berlin, Paris or Vienna, sharing the language and many ways of thinking. And business relations are even more important than that! Ukrainians could also pursue a career in Russia as many did in the previous times, such as Premier Nikita Khrushchev and others less famous. There could again be direct trains from Kiev… Read more »

Dispair springs Eternal
Dispair springs Eternal
Reply to  Beatus
July 16, 2021

“if a Ukrainian today wishes to further his postgraduate studies and gain experience outside of provincial Ukraine, where will he or she go to now?”

Why Yale, of course. They’re always looking to add to their recruits.

Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Dispair springs Eternal
July 16, 2021

There is a language and culture barrier.

Pox Americana
Pox Americana
Reply to  Beatus
July 17, 2021

More like a morality barrier.

Hmph
Hmph
Reply to  Dispair springs Eternal
July 17, 2021

Yep, Yale – the number one recruitment post for the CIA and its NED wing.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Hmph
July 17, 2021

The AmeriCunts Esteemed Regime-Change/Color-Revolution “U”.
Juan Guaidó, Alexei Navalny and Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya are ALL graduates from That Alma Mater.

Nation Meddling U
Nation Meddling U
Reply to  Brokenspine66
July 17, 2021

Exactly, plus not a few more. Suffice it to say I have first hand knowledge and will leave it at that.

Hope springs Eternal
Hope springs Eternal
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 16, 2021

Unfortunately, that ‘vanishing small minority’ you speak of has America’s undivided attention and support.

Although, they may have just sacked Avakov, so maybe, just maybe….

Hmph
Hmph
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 17, 2021

Ukrainian is written in cyrillic as well. How long have you been in Ukraine?

gte
gte
Reply to  Hope springs eternal
July 16, 2021

No the Croats have not ditched their ustasha fascism. Its still there and in fact no political party can hold government unless they appease this very large group. The reason its now a little subdued is after many years of telling themselves how Croatia kept the old Yugoslavia financially afloat, they have now come to stare reality in the face and if not for EU money they would look like Somalia. What’s sad is that they are slowly destroying themselves with populations migrating to other parts of the world and only the old people remaining. In the last 20 or… Read more »

LOL
LOL
Reply to  gte
July 17, 2021

They have nice beaches….and checkered tablecloths in Italian and German flag colors to please the tourists on a budget. Plus naked beaches, with copulating transgenderites, I assume.

gte
gte
Reply to  LOL
July 17, 2021

Yes nice beaches if you like lying on rocks and not sand. Tourism is the only real income producing industry in Croatia from May to end of September with the main months being June, July and August. By October hotels begin to close; in fact only 5 remain open throughout the year on the coast. Now with the virus, it was nothing last year and a tad more than nothing this year. If not for EU money there would be no Croatia.

say it isn't so
say it isn't so
Reply to  gte
July 17, 2021

Don’t tell me they’re erecting statues to Pavelic, following current Ukrainian practice.

Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 15, 2021

I cannot imagine Angela Merkel wanting a job in Washington. Does Alexander have some secret information abut this? She isn’t a spring chicken anymore. Being Chancellor for so long is gruelling and not as restful as taking a nap in the European Parliament or the US Senate. I’m sure she is looking forward to her well-deserved retirement.

Man the Lifeboats
Man the Lifeboats
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
July 16, 2021

In other words, you’re saying that the Ukrainians are so pig-headed that if push ever came to shove, they’d prefer to go down with their leaking ship than grab a rescuer’s lifeboat. Some ‘ideologically pure’ Nazis did that too in WWII, I believe.

In that, I’d have to agree.

Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Reply to  Man the Lifeboats
July 17, 2021

The hairs on the backs of pigs worldwide bristle at the mere mention of a comparison with Ukrainians.

Beatus
Beatus
July 15, 2021

Nordstream 2 enhances Mrs. Merkel’s legacy, as Nordstream did for Chancellor Schroeder. The Idea that LNG fracking gas is better than clean Russian gas piped directly is just not sensible. Mrs. Merkel is also a trained physicist after all. Germany’s vital interests have been sabotaged by Washington’s unjustifiable opposition to Nordstream 2. As for Mr. Zelensky, he will have to come to terms and be more friendly with his neighbour Russia, after having been betrayed by false and stupid friends in Washington and Brussels. And where does Bloomberg find such an inane German columnist as Andreas Kluth? Is he not… Read more »

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joeg
joeg
July 15, 2021

The American Tranny Govt… is most aptly nicknamed by Pepe Escobar…

THE EMPIRE OF CHAOS

alternatively known as ..................
alternatively known as ..................
Reply to  joeg
July 16, 2021

America’s SMERSH

Dwight Clark
Dwight Clark
July 16, 2021

I think that the well thought out with historic emphasis assessment of relations…that was written by Russia regarding Ukraine Russian is of great importance. I would encourage Ukrainian leadership to take it seriously. Ukraine is badly damaged, a possible detriment to world peace because of the many differing affluences that it has recently interacted with. I would further encourage that Ukrainian leadership consider proposing to Russian Leadership, that should good faith efforts be made in reconciliation that this recovered relationship would take priority over minsk manipulations. That previous self determinate Crimea be less the issue and its affinity toward Russia… Read more »

Beatus
Beatus
July 16, 2021

Alexander paraphrases Vladimir Putin: “Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are natural partners sharing a common history and traditions”, dating back to the middle ages, even before the Mongol invasions. Add to that their sharing of the Cyrillic alphabet, and the connection to the Christian Orthodox Church, which is still based in Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, the second Rome, Moscow being regarded as the third Rome.  The current state of affairs between Ukraine and Russia is just not natural, as Alexander says. They are the intentional and tragic result of an destructive and hostile American offensive infiltration. Ukraine should admit its errors and… Read more »

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
Reply to  Beatus
July 16, 2021

The same subversive methods of artificial devisions and deliberat sowing of tensions. The tried in all the Baltic States for decades now and the people with Russian ancestory are defacto 2nd class citizen the russian language + media are suppressed + oppressed and even people who worked at/for russian media a criminalized and harassed and bullied. The same in Ukraine and the traitor phony ‘opposition’ tried the same in Belarus as well. In Moldowa the same sinister plan is in the works as well. All on the behest of western russophobe fanatics + ideologs their malign toxic influence poison all… Read more »

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Beatus
Beatus
Reply to  Brokenspine66
July 16, 2021

The Ukrainians will learn from their error of letting the wrong people (i. e. Arsenic “Yats” Yatsenyuk) run their country – eventually. But admittedly they are slow learners.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Beatus
July 16, 2021

Alexander is 100% correct in this assessment. For those reasons alone, the damage the US did to Ukraine will never be permanent. Nature has a way of overcoming and rectifying such abuses one way or another.

Never Forgive, Never Forget
Never Forgive, Never Forget
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
July 17, 2021

“the damage the US did to Ukraine will never be permanent.”

I beg to differ. Some things one NEVER forgets.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
July 16, 2021

I have never understood why Europe puts up with the US interfering in its business. The NS2 pipeline is Germany’s and Russia’s business and too bad if the US doesn’t like it.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
July 16, 2021

As US vassals, they probably have little to no choice.

Hard Tacks
Hard Tacks
July 17, 2021

Here’s what I would ‘offer’ Ukraine: Throw all your neo-nazis into a gulag, to await a war crimes tribunal. Or simply take them out back and shoot them. Then call it a ‘democratic awakening’, much as the US does with such things.

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