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When the U.S. created NATO, a primary purpose of the alliance was to serve as a western wall to defend Germany against the 400,000 Russian troops on the eastern side of the Elbe River.

Seventy years later, Germany has decided to double its dependence on Vladimir Putin’s Russia for the natural gas needed to run the German economy, despite the opposition of her great protector, the USA.

The Biden administration decided to waive sanctions on Matthias Warnig, the ally of Putin whose company, Nord Stream 2 AG, is laying the pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany that is now 95% complete.

When done, Nord Stream 2 will make Moscow Germany’s principal supplier of natural gas, and cut Kyiv out of hundreds of millions in transit fees it annually receives for letting Russian gas pass through Ukraine to Germany.

Previously, Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had seemed resolute in opposition. Said Blinken:

“We think the (Nord Stream 2) pipeline is a bad idea. It advances Russia’s interests and undermines Europe’s interests and our own. It actually goes against the very principles that the EU has set out in terms of energy security and not being too dependent on any one country, notably, in this case, Russia.”

As late as March, the Biden administration had made clear its commitment to complying with sanctions legislation put in place with bipartisan support in Congress, and had called on companies involved in Nord Stream 2 to “immediately abandon work on the pipeline.”

Ukraine is stunned and outraged. Its parliament, the Rada, has passed a resolution urging Congress to “use all available tools provided by US law to completely and irreversibly stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline by applying blocking sanctions against all participants in this Russian geopolitical project.”

Why did Biden and Blinken fold? Was it to set the table for the Biden’s June summit with Putin?

The decisive factor was probably that Nord Stream 2 is just about complete and America’s principal continental ally, Germany, is wholly committed to the project. Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who is leaving office this year, approved the deal with Putin’s Russia and her legacy is now tied to its completion.

Germany’s dependence on Russian gas is certain to grow as Berlin, as it plans to do, phases out its coal and nuclear power plants.

This raises a question about NATO, and the commitment of its 30 members to treat an attack against one as an attack against all.

Would a Germany that is doubling its dependency on Russia for the natural gas that fuels its economy be willing to go to war against that same Russia, and send German troops to fight alongside NATO?

Would Berlin be willing to declare war on its own gas station?

Biden’s climbdown on opposition to Nord Stream 2 is startling from another standpoint. He and his team have shown themselves to be true climate change zealots who want to see gas and oil rapidly phased out.

On his first day in office, Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, enraging the Canadians and killing off 11,000 American jobs. Biden then outlawed any new drilling permits for oil or gas on federal lands.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer just told a Canadian energy company, Enbridge, it must shut down a controversial oil and gas pipeline that passes under the Straits of Mackinac, amid rising fears that a spill would be catastrophic to the region.

For 67 years, Enbridge has moved oil and gas from western Canada through Michigan and the Great Lakes to refineries in Ontario.

But Michigan now says that this one section of the pipeline is too risky to continue operating.

Earlier in May, America got a wake-up call about the vulnerability of its energy supply. Colonial Pipeline, which carries refined gasoline and jet fuel from Texas up the East Coast to New York, was forced to shut down after being hit by ransomware.

The attack was apparently the act of a criminal group, not a nation-state. But the damage done was considerable.

Half the gas stations in several states on the Eastern seaboard had to close when their gasoline pumps were exhausted by long lines of panicked motorists. To get their pipeline fully operating again, Colonial had to pay millions.

This demonstrated the vulnerability of the U.S. energy system and its new technology to the kind of cyberattacks that enemies far more serious than the criminal gang who launched the attack on the Colonial Pipeline could launch.

ORDER IT NOW

Fifty years ago, we confronted a grave threat to U.S. energy security and independence: an oil embargo imposed by the Saudis and other Arab OPEC countries in retaliation for Richard Nixon’s military aid that enabled Israel to survive and prevail in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

Are we still prepared for something of that magnitude?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. mijj says:

    the USA, the Great and Wise and Selfless Benefactor, has a duty to step in, whenever neccessary, to prevent inferior peoples from making their own confused decisions.

  2. Germany and Russia are natural trading partners. The U.S. made Nordstream 2 inevitable when it sponsored the coup in Ukraine, which made Russian gas deliveries contingent on a hostile Ukrainian government. And the Poles aren’t much better.

    When NATO was formed, it was to defend against the Soviet Union, which hasn’t existed for about thirty years. Russia represents no genuine threat to the rest of Europe; the EU is richer, more populous and France and Great Britain have nuclear weapons. The principal geopolitical destabilizing element in Europe today is the presence of Imperial Washington. Germany just handed Imperial Washington a diplomatic defeat and the American MIC may have lost Germany as a major customer with the German decision to co-develop a next generation fighter with France and Spain, rather than with the U.S.

    I’m rather glad the “Krauts” are showing some backbone and independence! Here’s hoping their attitude will spread!

  3. I fully concur with mijj(#1). This is a test of how much democracy Germany really has. Does it continue as a pathetic vassal state or does its regime evolve into a government defending its population’s real interest. Also, Buchanan makes the false assumption that the USSR is still Russia. Putin represents the interest of the Russian people while the yankee imperium only represents itself and globalist parasites.

  4. rgl says:

    This has nothing to do whatsoever with Biden’s so-called Green Agenda. It has everything to do with depriving the Ukraine of the millions in transit fees that Russia currently pays to transfer gas through the Ukraine on to Europe.

    Monies received in transit fees from Russia would only be spent furthering the aggression on the Donbas by the Ukraine – at the US’ behest, I should add. So … why would Russia do this? She is being smart, bypassing the virulent Ukrainians.

    If Russia can save millions via NS2, why wouldn’t she? If the Ukraine were to be a friendly nation to Russia, perhaps some accommodation could’ve been made. However, the Ukraine is NOT a friendly nation to Russia, and Russia would see no benefit from helping an unfriendly nation.

    Buchanan is still using the ‘American protection of Europe’ schtick, which hasn’t made any rational sense for a very long time now. Of course excluding America’s desire to influence all things Europe.

    I think I will stop reading Buchanan. He comes from an earlier generation, an earlier geostrategic world, and unfortunately, seems stuck there. He is no help in the present.

  5. The headline (“Flips Off”) is painfully inauthentic, but the cliches are classic. Does Mr. Buchanan (or whoever is grinding this Beltway corn)

    Seventy years later, Germany has decided to double its dependence on Vladimir Putin’s Russia for the natural gas needed to run the German economy, despite the opposition of her great protector, the USA.

    really believe it?

    Telling us how old he is or how much the Establishment feared him back in the 20th Century is not an answer to my question.

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
  6. rgl says:
    @mijj

    Yeah … that ‘agree’ was supposed to be an ‘LOL’, but fat fingers sometimes have a will of their own. I tried to amend, but RU felt I needed to take a break.

    If fact, I do not agree that “the USA, the Great and Wise … ” etc.

    Sarcastically stated, well and true.

  7. Ship Canadian natural gas under the North Pole with using a wooden pipeline which USA has recenlty raised tariffs on—Canadian softwood . This would keep both Canada and USA happy and likewise keep those covid carrying Danish mink warm.

  8. It only makes sense for Germany to pursue NS2; first to further Germany’s sources of supply, and; second, to cut out supplies that run through or from states potentially inimical to both Germany and Russia.

    • Agree: Marshal Marlow
  9. Stogumber says:

    Being a West German myself, I always have thought that the goal of Nato was to protect us against Communist occupators, not against Russians. I can assure that we were never prepared to wage a war against the Russians.
    The present conflict is mostly stoked by U.S. oligarchs who want to get a grip on Russian natural resources. They nearly reached that goal under Yeltsine and are very angry at Putin for stopping them – that’s not our business at all.

  10. anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    I have to say that I am more than a little confused. President Biden has declared war on the oil and gas industry in the USA declaiming that America is going to “go green” and cease the extraction of oil and gas, especially by fracking. A shortage of supply will certainly cause price increases. Yet America demands that Germany stop using cheap Russian gas and use, what is ridiculously called “freedom gas” at a far higher price. This has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with Ukraine, from whence, apparently, a large source of money goes in to the Biden family’s pockets. It is reminiscent of a scene from Alice in Wonderland.

  11. Pat Buchanan, you should know that Russia is the most reliable trading partner. Russia sticks to its word, unlike the United States of America. The US foreign policy is mostly based on domestic issues, which a nutty Congress peruses. How can you support the Ukrainian position, a Fascist regime that has been put in place by a US-instigated putsch? This regime is the most corrupt in Europe, only topped by the US. You should know that different interest groups buy off almost all members of Congress. Congress is the most untrustworthy institution in the US.

    The time of US dictates is over, even in the US-German colony. There are still some US stooges within the German political class, such as the Green fundamentalist Annalena Baerbock, or the CDU Atlanticists such as Norbert Röttgen (CDU) or the FDP elites baron Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, and many other irrelevant figures. They all damage fundamental German national interests.

    The damage to US affordable energy supply is done by an ideologically obsessed Biden/Harris regime. The US should clean up its own backyard before interfering in other nation-states’ domestic affairs. Right now, the US is governed by a so-called elite, which is ideologically driven and out of its mind, such as the guy at the helm. President Vladimir Putin is much more reliable than Joe Bide. He represents the poor state of mind of the US, which the world is fed up with.

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  12. The magnitude of the crisis mankind is facing today is even greater – but related to energy security. World war can be started by a domino effect: if Israel attacked Iran, this would cut off supply from the Middle East. Europe would become even more dependent on Russian oil/gas. It would also cut off supplies to US allies in Asia, strengthening China in its bid to push America out of the Indo Pacific. Such a scenario predicts world war, what no one wants but no one sees coming.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  13. Rahan says:

    Earlier in May, America got a wake-up call about the vulnerability of its energy supply. Colonial Pipeline, which carries refined gasoline and jet fuel from Texas up the East Coast to New York, was forced to shut down after being hit by ransomware.
    The attack was apparently the act of a criminal group, not a nation-state.

    And yet instantly after this attack the Biden administration decided to allow Putin’s administration to have its pipeline to Germany.

    • Replies: @rgl
  14. rgl says:
    @Rahan

    “And yet … the Biden administration decided to allow Putin’s administration to have its pipeline to Germany.”

    How very magnanimous of the USSA to allow a sovereign state to allow it’s own choice of supply.

    Thank you massa.

    Fuck off.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson, Gordo
    • LOL: showmethereal
    • Replies: @anonymouseperson
  15. mike99588 says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    If Germany were serious about security, it would do a gas storage deal with Norway, maybe some of the other large, depleted field holders. A 2-5 years stored gas supply would certainly take edge off surprise Russian blackmail.

    • Replies: @whaawhaa
    , @Skeptikal
  16. “have shown themselves to be true climate change zealots who want to see gas and oil rapidly phased out.”

    This is not a true assessment. The election was stolen from Trump by the Oligarchs and Israel Firsters, not the Green Party.

    ‘Climate Change Zealots’ is a smokescreen. The only thing at the top of the ruling agenda is preserving their wealth and power, by any means necessary. The Green Agenda is about raising costs to consumers and making them more dependent on the energy grid and oil imports.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  17. Blubb says:

    Nord stream has been signed as far back as the Schröder government – who now works for a Russian gas company.

    Merkel herself has been back and forth about the pipeline, and her energy policies make no sense at all, and are certainly not in the national interest.

    Finally, Germany doesn’t have prime ministers. We have chancellors.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  18. @rgl

    Regarding Buchanan’s writing, sometimes it’s necessary to read between the lines. In his second paragraph, Pat states that Germany is planning to buy its much needed natural gas from Russia “despite the opposition of her GREAT protector, the USA.”

    This could be taken two ways. But, I think that the “great protector” line is sarcasm. I believe that Buchanan knows that the US has not been the great protector of Germany (or anyone else?) for decades, at least since the collapse of the USSR. It was never realistic in the first place to expect Merkel to kiss the ring of Washington, and halt construction of the pipeline, which is 95% completed, and then be forced to buy much more expensive “fracked” LNG from America.

    It’s time for Washington to wake up and smell the coffee. The hopelessly divided USA, with the grossly incompetent Biden-Harris anti-white agenda lighting the flames, is finished as the world’s Hegemon.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  19. Miro23 says:

    Why did Biden and Blinken fold? Was it to set the table for the Biden’s June summit with Putin?

    The decisive factor was probably that Nord Stream 2 is just about complete and America’s principal continental ally, Germany, is wholly committed to the project. Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who is leaving office this year, approved the deal with Putin’s Russia and her legacy is now tied to its completion.

    Alternatively, they’ve recently made a decision to attack China (probably starting with a False Flag) and want the Russians to keep out of it. I don’t imagine that they’re greatly concerned about Angela Merkel’s legacy.

  20. Antiwar7 says:

    “Would Berlin be willing to declare war on its own gas station?”

    Yes, of course, if the reason is vital, like self-defense.

    No, of course not, for a bullshit reason like the US always uses to go to war. Go to war over Navalny?

    In other words, having Russia as “a gas station” is irrelevant to any true reasons for going to war.

  21. Antiwar7 says:
    @Greta Handel

    “Her [Germany’s] great protector…” You mean the one that firebombed Dresden? And starved all those German POWs after the war?

    • Agree: follyofwar, HdC
  22. Rurik says:

    When the U.S. created NATO, a primary purpose of the alliance was to serve as a western wall to defend Germany against the 400,000 Russian troops on the eastern side of the Elbe River.

    No, the purpose was to contain the Soviet Union from threatening the Allies ((UK, France, U.S., etc..)) or their interests.

    Germany was irrelevant, except insofar they could further be sacrificed into the gaping maw of ZOG.

    despite the opposition of her great protector, the USA.

    raging sardonic wry

    Calling ZOG Germany’s ‘protector’ is like saying the Rotherham rapists were ‘protecting’ the British schoolgirls, because they provided shelter and beds.

    Ukraine is stunned and outraged.

    Would Berlin be willing to declare war on its own gas station?

    ahh, the language of McCain / ZOG

    Russia is hardly a ‘gas station’. It’s a major country of great historical and current significance, and a geopolitical and strategic partner of Germany’s and Europe’s and Asia’s and beyond, in spite of the spit dripping from the chins of assorted anti-Russian neocons, and their willing mouthpieces.

    Fifty years ago, we confronted a grave threat to U.S. energy security and independence: an oil embargo imposed by the Saudis and other Arab OPEC countries in retaliation for Richard Nixon’s military aid that enabled Israel to survive and prevail in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

    To my knowledge, this is the first time Buchannan (or any ‘mainstream’ journalist) has connected the dots between the ‘oil embargo’ and Nixon’s treasonous fealty to the shitty little state.

    I remember those days, and it was verboten to mention the cause of the embargo, other than ‘those crazy Arabs are raging again’. If you talk to a hundred boomers about that embargo they went though, not one in a hundred will know the reasons behind it.

    For Buchannan to mention it now, is at least a tidbit tossed (50 years later) to the ((forbidden)) truth. [Has Buchannan ever mentioned that salient fact before? I’ve read a lot of Buchannan, and I don’t ever remember him, in book or column, ever mentioning the root cause (Nixon’s treachery) behind the Oil Embargo.]

    Are we still prepared for something of that magnitude?

    America exists to protect and serve Israel.

    What does it matter what a bunch of goyim suffer in their unholy ‘raison d’etre’?

    In fact the more they suffer, the more their worthless lives will have been vindicated by the bloodthirsty pig god of the Old Testament!

    ‘Ooh no, we have to wait in gas lines’.

    What is that in comparison to your only purpose for existing?! To serve the Jews you were put here to serve! If it means dying in a frozen trench, then you die, goyim! And be glad of it! If it means watching your 13 year old daughters gang raped by orcs, then get on your knees and beg forgiveness for only have one daughter to sacrifice for the greater glory of Zion!

    If it means you and your children dying in a war with Russia, then what better way to prove your worthiness to your master?

    • Agree: Gordo, dimples
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  23. Emslander says:
    @Stogumber

    The goal of NATO is to keep Germany under the thumb of moronic western liberalism. The Woodrow Wilson variety of phoniness still lives in the hearts of the swamp dwellers. Western liberals fear strength, competence and intelligence, which is a way of defining Germanic culture. They fear Russia, too, because Russians have forever thought of us as babies. Truth is the greatest danger to our diverse, feminine weakened civilization.

    I know, because I’ve spent a lifetime trying to stay sane. Maybe I’ve succeeded. Maybe I haven’t.

  24. Rurik says:
    @Blubb

    Finally, Germany doesn’t have prime ministers. We have chancellors.

    you have quislings

    A word ironically tortured into modern lexicon by the last honorable leader of Norway

    When they shot Quisling, the leaders of Norway became (ironically) quislings..

    and dutifully sent the children of Norwegian mothers and German fathers over to pedophiles and cruel persecution..

    because racism is wrong!

  25. SteveK9 says:

    Pat mostly has good intentions, but he lives in the distant past. It’s not really that useful reading what he has to say these days, particularly foreign affairs. Sometimes he has a useful insight into domestic politics.

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
  26. Begemot says:

    If buying Russian gas really was a threat to the security of Europe, not just Germany, then the EU should prohibit its import and insist that Poland and Ukraine cease allowing the transit of Russian gas through the pipelines that cross their territory. For the sake of greater Europe, of which Poland and Ukraine insist they are members, they should give up the transit revenues as their contribution to Europe’s security.

    Won’t happen, because a good part of the opposition to Nord Stream 2 is its potential to cut Poland and Ukraine off from Russian money. Russia bad. Russian gas bad. Russian money good.

    • Replies: @A123
  27. Antiwar7 says:
    @SteveK9

    I disagree. He (or his intern) bring up useful points for discussion. One may disagree with some of his assumptions or conclusions, but the article’s points are still useful to consider.

  28. @follyofwar

    Regarding Buchanan’s writing, sometimes it’s necessary to read between the lines. [ad patheticum]

    Where’d you order your decoder ring? A classified in the back of National Review?

    • LOL: follyofwar
  29. PJ London says:

    Awww, poor little USA.
    They poured billions into destabilising and taking over Ukraine to control European energy supply and so that US gas companies could grow rich at the expense of Germany (plus other EU states) and of course Big Bad Russia.
    Germany and Russia said ‘Screw that for a joke. We trust the Ukies as far as we do Obama and all his sycophants.’
    Now having destroyed any chance of Europe buying US energy Biden at least wants to salvage a little pride by saying ‘We weren’t actually against it anyway’.
    USA is stuck with no customers, no victories and Georgia and Ukraine as expensive dependencies.
    Russia on the other hand, has a valuable client with expansion into Europe a certainty, Crimea and Donbas the only valuable properties in Ukraine, and Abkhazia, which may be the most beautiful real estate in the world.
    Boy we really showed them Russkies.

    • Agree: Notsofast
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  30. Seventy years later, Germany has decided to double its dependence on Vladimir Putin’s Russia for the natural gas needed to run the German economy, despite the opposition of her great protector, the USA.
    Pat, warfare is going to take a different turn soon and it will be easy for even a relatively rich person to murder anyone with modern technology.
    There’s going to be mayhem and anarchy. And the new technology will be garage based and cheap, just like guns that can be printed. Raytheon, Boeing and other mass killers will not be that crucial.
    And if Germany is an independent country, it should be treated as an adult, for America is still a juvenile.

  31. A123 says:
    @Begemot

    Russian Gas is not the problem. Merkel and her SJW Elites believe that Christianity is the problem. Merkel wants to bypass Christian Poland. This will give anti-Christian Germany more leverage to crush Christians in Poland, Hungary, etc.

    The puzzle is, “Why Putin is thinking short-term?” Strengthening anti-Christian Germany is obviously bad for Christian Russia in the long term.

    PEACE 😇

    • LOL: Notsofast
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  32. Kudos to Germany for doing what any nation will do: act in its own interests; NATO is obsolete and no longer serves any purpose; Merkel and the Germans know the Americans arent leaving and the Russians are not coming; Putin has no reason at all to attack Western Europe; and the US Congress has passed legislation forbidding the President from withdrawing US troops from Germany without Congressional approval; present day Russia is not the old USSR; it has no expansionist or ideological ambitions; it just wants to be respected and left alone and wants a buffer zone to deal with its historical fears of invasions from the West I.E. Napoleon/Hitler; and will certainly not tolerate any NATO forces in Ukraine or Georgia; Germany basically doesnt even have a military; as the saying goes all nations have a military either their own or someone else’s.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  33. It is the U.S. itself that has driven many of the West European nations to the point of no longer taking it seriously. Our constant and confused messages to Western European leaders have created doubt about almost everything America does with regard to that traditional relationship. In fact, for over 70 years the U.S. has acted as if Europe is some kind of enemy to the U.S., this, despite NATO and all the other organizations meant to show otherwise.

  34. @Miro23

    My thoughts exactly …

    First Afghanistan, now this; the world is going to end before the Jew lets go of an opportunity to blackmail and extort Germany, or Sodom-on-the-Potomac mends ties with an ally /sarc

    It´s either war with China or some backroom deal we aren´t told about.

  35. Adrian E. says:

    Many people in the US seem to think Germany is some kind of colony that has to follow US commands.

    How would these people react if Germans wanted to dictate US energy policy with the argument that the US is also a NATO member? Of course, they would not accept it. It is a completely one-sided relationship. The US wants to take unilateral decisions itself and to treat European countries as colonies that have to follow US commands.

    What is interesting is that US arrogance has further increased, and the US now thinks it can treat Germany as a colony even to a higher degree than during the original cold war. Few people seem to know it, but West Germany had been buying gas from the Soviet Union for a lomg time. The US was against it then, too, but it accepted that it cannot prevent the construction of the pipeline since West Germany wanted it.

    In the meantime, the idea that the US can treat European countries as colonies seems to have become much stronger, and the US has less and less respect for other countries‘ sovereignty.

    But US arrogance is completely detached from reality. People all over the world are fed up with US bullying, and all over the world the US is seen as a bigger threat to peace and democracy than Russia and China. The more arrogantly the US behaves the more its international influence dwindles.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @nokangaroos
  36. America is Germany’s “great protector”?

    Please……

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  37. @rgl

    A great example of American arrogance indeed.

  38. “The attack was apparently the act of a criminal group, not a nation-state. But the damage done was considerable.”

    The criminal group that did it was part of the US government. One doesn’t need to be too imaginative to figure out what branch.

    As for Merkel’s approval of the pipeline, it’s the wisest decision she’s made in her career.

  39. A123 says:
    @Adrian E.

    Many people in the US seem to think Germany is some kind of colony that has to follow US commands.

    Smart people realize that Germany is the power behind SJW Islamic Globalism.

    Führer Merkel gives commands to the U.S. GW and Obama the Submissive served Merkel. We had a reprieve while Trump was President. However, Biden is just like his Globalist predecessors. Merkel wants NordStream 2. Biden obeys his marching orders from Berlin.

    PEACE 😇

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  40. @Rurik

    I recall the Arab Oil Embargo and that it was imposed for Nixon’s pulling the SLC’s chestnuts from the fire, and you are correct: few connect the dots and many also fail to see that with that embargo, America’s decline sped up.

    Our “friendship” with Israel has cost us dearly.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson, Rurik
    • Replies: @Rurik
  41. Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who is leaving office this year,

    Good. Hope she runs into some rapefugees on the street, her and whatever rabbi pulls her strings.

    • Thanks: nokangaroos
  42. Bookish1 says:
    @rgl

    Buchanan is simply stating the US mindset. He didn’t state that he believed it.

  43. anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    Good for Germany. They finally realized it’s time to stop being JUSA’s bitch.

  44. @Stogumber

    I think it was Truman who said that in terms of the US’s long run geostrategic policy, the real enemy is Russia. When he was a Senator (or maybe VP) he proposed arming both Russia and Germany to bleed both dry (but with the qualifier that Germany must ultimately lose).

    When he was President (or maybe VP) he said something along the lines that US policy would apply just as equally if it was Russia rather than the Soviet Union that was victorious on the eastern front. The general idea was, and continues to be, that a strong Russia (whatever its politics) is the only country that can counter US geostrategic ambitions, so it must be kept weak. Obviously, China would be added to that list now.

  45. What justification, exactly, does NATO have to exist? Is Russia about to blitzkrieg across Eastern Europe, which it voluntarily abandoned 30 years ago, and which – having recovered from the 1990s – it absolutely no longer wants or needs?

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  46. This isn’t a difficult choice for America to make.

    Free trade is a very good thing, just listen to Ludwig von Mises:

    “History is a struggle between two principles, the peaceful principle, which advances the development of trade, and the militarist-imperialist principle, which interprets human society, not as a friendly division of labour but as the forcible repression of some of its members by others.” Socialism, p. 268

    The horrid numbers are approximations but still tell the story: Germany lost 7 million souls and the (former) USSR lost 25 million in WW II.

    And this is a bad thing that the Russians and Germans are trading peacefully?

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @profnasty
  47. @Adrian E.

    It seems Tara Reade was onto something 😛
    (= that US foreign policy and sexual predatory behaviour of its leadership are one and the same)

  48. @Awake Not Woke

    – The “Greatest Generation” lost some 400,000 in all of WWII, or about a third of the human loss at Stalingrad alone; you can´t expect them to understand.

    – Free trade is indeed best for overall system efficiency but exceedingly bad for professional middlepersons, as Little Britain discovered the hard way; you can´t expect them to retract their fangs peacefully.

  49. @Miro23

    My thoughts too. Though I expect that Russia and China know that together they’re unassailable.

  50. profnasty says:

    America is Germany’s”Great Protecter”?
    Buchanan is so far over the hill, he can’t remember the hump.
    America rained bombs on Germany for six months straight. THEN it entered to murder it’s real protecters.

    Germany’s Buchanan described antagonist is Free White Christian Russia. Sodomerica is it’s “Protector”.
    Hang up your guns Pat. You’re through.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  51. profnasty says:
    @Awake Not Woke

    It’s a good thing.
    Free Trade*, with a tariff to insure Americans have good employment at a good wage.
    We cannot compete with two, billion worker States, hungrier than us. We’re not a dumping ground for British shit.
    Free and Fair. Sounds good to me.

  52. Rurik says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    Our “friendship” with Israel has cost us dearly.

    Every American life lost fighting in WWI

    a war America wanted no part of, and was dragged into by the Wilson administration’s lies, treachery and sending Americans to their death on the Lusitania, knowing it was full of armaments and would be sunk. But the Zionists wanted America in that war, and since Wilson was their operative, they got it. A catastrophic war that caused the deaths of millions of the flower of Europe and over a hundred thousand young American men and boys.

    So it wasn’t just the cost of sending those Americans over there to kill and die (all based on zio-lies, as usual), but also the costs in lost revenue from all those young men, just starting out in life.

    I think we should also add the cost/price paid (even more precious) of the wives and mothers and fathers and other loved ones, who lost something that can’t even be calculated in financial ways, because it’s far, far too precious a loss.

    But since we’re keeping tabs on what our ‘special relationship’ has cost Americans, just the financial costs of WWI, with all those medical bills for amputating limbs, and bandaging up missing eyes, and other horrors, are surely in the untold scores of billions in today’s money.

    Then of course we get to add to that WWII!

    And how FDR dragged America into that zio-fest of carnage, death and horrors.

    How many billions (not to mention the loss to America’s loved ones), did that betrayal of America on behalf of Zion calculate out to?

    How much have we paid to keep Germany occupied since that war “ended” ?

    What were the costs to America to keep the Soviet Union contained? Please consider that it was none other than Wilson (again) who was instrumental in facilitating Trotsky’s travels to Russia, with suitcases full of NYC bankster cash, in order to foist that genocidal abomination upon Russia in the first place. And Wilson, (as we all know by now), was nothing other than a (treasonous) agent of Zion, working with those New York City Jewish supremacist banksters and Zionists and Bolshivik funders to give Jewish banksters control of the US Treasury, our printing presses, and thereby condemning Americans to act as eternal debt slaves to Jewish banksters. Sweating and laboring to pay income taxes to their enemies on a debt that can never, ever be paid off.

    Then of course there are the costs of lives and treasure of incidents like the USS Liberty, and then the Gulf Wars, leading up to all the costs of (((9/11))), both in treasure, and things far, far more precious, like people’s lives and our eviscerated Constitutional ‘freedoms’.

    And all of it, on behalf of Zion.

    Forget the trillions that went missing from the Pentagon under rabbi Dov -9/11- Zakheim’s stewardship. Forget the trillions spent bailing out assorted Wall Street Zionist banks and banksters.. Forget the trillions lavished upon pet Zionist/Jewish supremacist weapons against American society and culture with their neo-liberalism and cultural sewage, and just consider the cost to the average American to their very souls, of having America transformed from a place of hope and opportunity and amazing relative freedom, into the world’s foremost operator of a torture facility, and wager of aggressive wars all over the planet, and a seething caldron of murderous hatred and racial rancor domestically, and you might, ever so slightly, just glimmer at the edges, the actual costs to America of this curious ‘special relationship’.

    But whatever it has cost Americans for their kindness and generosity to this very special tribe, it’s still nothing compared to what Russia and Germany and Hungary and Ukraine and Estonia and so many others… were made to pay in the last century. Or what Palestine is paying in this one for allowing so many Jews to immigrate to their lands before the Nakba.

    America has paid an incalculable price in blood and treasure, and even more costly to our immortal souls, for our special relationship. But I suspect this is just the beginning, and what the people of America, (white, black and other), are going to be expected to pay, will make all those millions upon millions of Germans and Russians and others.. speak out from their graves, now you too know, America.

    • Replies: @HdC
    , @Per/Norway
  53. @rgl

    I think Pat has been questioning the wisdom of maintaining NATO for many years now.

  54. Rurik says:
    @profnasty

    America is Germany’s”Great Protecter”?
    Buchanan is so far over the hill, he can’t remember the hump.
    America rained bombs on Germany for six months straight. THEN it entered to murder it’s real protecters.

    Buchanan pays a lot of lip service to the ‘acceptable narratives’ of the day. And often uses the sound bites of ‘mainstream’ whorenalists in his columns.

    But if you’ve ever read his books, you’d know that calling America Germany’s ‘great protector’, is pure sarcasm. Even if it’s Buchanan’s acolyte who’s writing for him these days, few people more than Pat Buchanan understand just how much America has been Germany’s ‘great protector’.

    It would be like saying the ZUS government was the ‘protector’ of those people at that Waco, TX compound. It was there to ‘protect’ them from David Koresh, in the same way it ‘protected’ the people of Germany from National Socialism.

    Just as today, it’s the ‘protector’ of Julian Assange’s free speech rights..

    Or the ‘protector’ of international law, as it bombs any country, and drones any civilians (including American citizens) it feels like.

    It’s so over the top preposterous, that there’s no way that he (or his protege) could have written that without laughing out loud at the brazen absurdity.

    • Agree: follyofwar, HdC
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  55. @rgl

    The prospect of unity of Germany and Russia is a nightmare for the Atlanticist/Jewish team. Russia’s immense resources combined with Germany’s immense resourcefulness would result in a globe-dominating alliance. The only potential drawback for either party and for the Fate of Humanity as well, would be that such an alliance would allow the decadent West a pathway by which she may infect Russia with noxious Globalist viruses.

    Hitler, for all his good points, had one major blind spot and this resulted in his having committed one major blunder. He believed in a theory that posited the so-called Nordic people as an entirely different racial entity from what he called the Slavic people, whom he regarded as inferior. As we know today from the work of anthropologists and geneticists, the more Nordic one is, then the more one has inherited genes that came to Europe via the Indo-European chariot people, people who themselves hailed from just north of the Black Sea and the steppes of Russia–in other words, the dreaded “Slavs”.

    For all practical purposes, the Slavs are indistinguishable from Germany’s finest. Just take a look at these two videos.

    These Polish women don’t look like swarthy Slavs to me:

    So, here’s hoping for Germany’s and Russia’s uniting and forming a bastion of Indo-European people–a “safe space” if you will–that can hold out against the degradation and destruction of the West via the spread of the Semitic Globalists.

    • Thanks: Rurik
    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @follyofwar
  56. @Rurik

    It’s so over the top preposterous, that there’s no way that he (or his protege) could have written that without laughing out loud at the brazen absurdity.

    So, your answer to my question (#5) is “No.”

    If one accepts your interpretation, then what purpose — other than painting the Biden Administration as weak to fire up Team Red for the next Most Important Election Ever —is served by this column?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  57. JonL says:

    Russia is unreliable? Does he think Germany can depend on Uncle Sanction?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  58. Wielgus says:
    @ThreeCranes

    In the film Downfall the character of Inge Dombrowski, a blonde League of German Girls type who wants to fight the Red Army, is played by Elena Dreyden, a Russian actress.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/mediaviewer/rm822586369/?ft0=name&fv0=nm1886651&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame

  59. Gordo says:

    Russia sells gas to Germany. What business is that to America?

    The country we all once admired is becoming widely disliked.

  60. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    Does Mr. Buchanan …

    Germany’s … … great protector, the USA.

    really believe it?

    So, your answer to my question (#5) is “No.”

    absolutely, No.

    Least of all Pat Buchanan.

    then what purpose — … … —is served by this column?

    Buchanan, (or whomever is ‘grinding out his Beltway corn’ ; ) writes with an agenda, but it’s usually very veiled. You’re right that it’s too often the tiresome Red vs. Blue – of the same ‘Stars and Stripes, but he nevertheless is an ideological Paleo. If not the Patron Saint of Paleo.

    And that, in spite of his paeans to the idiotic tropes of the day, whether they’re St George of Floyd, or the ‘violent insurgency to topple the temple of our democracy’, are window dressing, as he attempts, ever so subtly to expand the Overton Window of our discourse.

    You’re an educated person and were around (I’m guessing) during the Oil Embargo.

    How many people do you know, who understand why we even suffered that embargo?

    I talk to intelligent and educated people (on occasion), and I’ve asked them, ‘why did we have those gas lines and rationing during the seventies? and without fail, they will say ‘because of the Arab Oil Embargo’. OK, yes. But why did the Arabs do that?

    Crickets. ‘Deer in the headlights’ expressions.

    If you research it, you can read about the why. But it’s long over, and no one really cares about that now. But when it was happening, the truth about the why was a carefully kept secret. The ((media)) and our ((controlled)) politicians never said a peep about it. I can’t say for certain, but I don’t think Pat Buchanan ever mentioned the why, when it was Nixon himself, Pat’s good buddy and confidant, who was responsible for it.

    But now he mentions it. Perhaps that little tidbit, was the point of this article.

    Sort of the way Hollywood will make an entire movie, with all of that expense and production, simply for that one all-important ‘money shot’ moment, as they insert their eternal agenda into the collective sub-conscious of the viewer- without his even knowing it.

    But generally, I agree with you, that the Republican vs. Democrat is mostly just hokum theater for the masses.

    [cue wrestlers breaking chairs]

    a way of making the increasingly looted and betrayed American people believe that there are politicians out there who care about and are representing them, when it’s simply two sides of the same rotten fruit.

    But you have to keep them pacified and distracted, as their nation (and all hope for their children), are handed off to their enemies.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    , @profnasty
  61. @ThreeCranes

    I never realized that women’s track and field could be so titillating. Thanks for providing those excellent videos. It’s just such a damn shame that our degenerate “rulers” are allowing the trannies to take over women’s sports.

  62. El Dato says:
    @JonL

    You can depend 100% on anything that is at least 50% jewish.

  63. @PJ London

    Agree, you put it well, but just a little point: Crimea, the peninsula, in not a property in / of Ukraine, it’s the property of Russia.

  64. @A123

    Merkel wants to bypass Christian Poland.

    Poland’s not Christian, it’s Romish, isn’t it?

    And what do you mean about Germany being anti-Christian? It’s the Pope of Rome that’s the Antichrist, a point made by many of the most senior theologians long ago.

    Again, how exactly is Germany anti-Christian?

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  65. “…Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who is leaving office this year…”.

    Sorry, Germany only has a Chancellor, not a Prime Minister..

  66. KenR says:

    What am I missing here? With or without Nord Stream 2, you still have German dependence on Russian gas. The only question is the route. Without Nord Stream 2, the gas would flow through from Russia through Ukraine. With Nord Stream 2, the gas would flow from Russia under the Baltic Sea.

    The major difference is that when it goes through Ukraine then somebody gets a cut; he gets his rent extraction. And, of course, the gas is therefore a bit more expensive accordingly.

    So this entire deal is about elite pigs at a trough quarreling about rent extraction and who gets a piece of the action.

    • Agree: Begemot
  67. @Ludwig Watzal

    The change in US energy sources away from fossil fuels is driven by science and by a respect for the continuance of human life on Earth. It appears to be Bidet’s one decent policy. As renewables are now the cheapest energy sources, the denialist death-cult is clearly driven by an hatred of Life on Earth and a pathopsychological determination to eradicate it.

    • Disagree: HdC
  68. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Poland is Paedophilious, with its priestly kiddy-fiddlers back in charge after decades of being kept away from the youngsters by the Communist authorities. They have a lot of pent-up energy to expend.

    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  69. @A123

    This Zionassty troll has truly lost the plot. Peace off, please.

  70. @Rurik

    This rationalizing

    […] are window dressing, as he attempts, ever so subtly to expand the Overton Window of our discourse.

    reminds me of your wishful thinking about candidate and, then, President Trump. Whatever laudable motives you want to imagine they have, both effectively sustain the Establishment by channeling dissent into the participatory assent of Red+Blue politics.

    Your old ideological hero has sold out. Look how hard you’ve had to work to find a passage to celebrate because it contradicts the Washington narrative, nearly half a century after the fact. How does that compare to the water he totes for Uncle Sam in the here and now?

    Mr. Buchanan isn’t expanding any “Overton Window.” He is its Right sash.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  71. HdC says:
    @Rurik

    Excellent summary, thanks!

    • Thanks: Rurik
  72. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    reminds me of your wishful thinking about candidate and, then, President Trump.

    my ‘wishful thinking’ about Trump, was that voting for him saved America and humanity from the world’s most vile, blood-thirsty, power-crazed, megalomaniacal super-bitch that ever danced on the graves of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, all while spewing her venomous hatred for decent Americans and any world leader that didn’t bow down to her cackling supremacy, as she mocked her murdered victims with ebullient, uncontainable glee.

    My wishful thinking about Trump was that he was against the Eternal Wars, and tried to end them.

    That he didn’t start any more wars for Zion, even tho that was the price of his coveted second term.

    Comparing Trump’s Supreme Court Justices, (as rotten as they are), with what the cackling war hag would have given us, is an object lesson in bullets dodged.

    Just look at how AG Merrick Garland (Obama’s and likely Hillary’s choice for SCJ), is kvetching and pissing himself about ‘white supremacist domestic terrorists’ ‘rioting at the capital and attempting to overthrow our democracy’, and you get an idea about bullets dodged.

    So yea, all that “wishful thinking”, that was very much a reality.

    I can’t stand Trump. I hope he doesn’t run again, or is ‘primaried’ by an actual patriotic, American firster’ presidential candidate, whose support is so massive and uncontestable that even with their efforts to steal the election again, enough decent Americans (of all races and creeds) join as one to repudiate the Jewish supremacist agenda of hatred and war and corruption that America is descending into the abyss of, right now.

    But as bad as Trump was, he was still so much better than the alternative, that a day rarely goes by that I don’t thank the Gods for his heroic campaign to deprive the war hag of her destiny, as she saw it. For that,

    I’ll always be grateful to The Donald.

    Your old ideological hero has sold out.

    He’s not my hero. By a long shot. My hero was and is Ron Paul. And I remember distinctly Pat Buchanan’s tepid and vapid words about Paul’s campaign. Yes, Buchanan sold out, but that doesn’t alter the fact that he’s one of America’s most savvy political commentators, with a vast and impressive understanding of history, both past and current. (If you can parse his often ‘woke’ rhetoric).

    I read Buchanan to absorb his oblique messages, not so much for myself, but to see what his tea leaves are boding for the future of the dying ((murdered)) Republic.

    No rationalizing there, just the brutal, unabashed truth.

    • Agree: WorkingClass
    • Replies: @Jokem
  73. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    I think Trump was a loudmouth blowhard, but I do agree a vote for him was a vote against Hillary and her flying monkeys.

    • Agree: Rurik
  74. profnasty says:
    @Rurik

    Embargo triggered by Six Day War(?). Then became a Big Oil boondoggle.
    Pat was my #1 for a long time. His books were the best. But after ‘Capitol Hill Israeli occupied land’ comment, he never seemed to regain his edge.
    Long time since he’s touched a hot button.
    But Paul Craig Roberts is still in there throwing punches. Life goes on.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  75. Rurik says:
    @profnasty

    But Paul Craig Roberts is still in there throwing punches.

    PCR is in possession of something far more precious than glib prose.

    He has integrity, something no man should be without, lest he become a shell and a shadow of a man.

  76. whaawhaa says:
    @mike99588

    2-5 years??? you need to learn more about how nat gas is stored (lol)

  77. Skeptikal says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “The U.S. made Nordstream 2 inevitable when it sponsored the coup in Ukraine, which made Russian gas deliveries contingent on a hostile Ukrainian government. ”

    Well, sort of.

    In actuality, Nord Stream was planned well before the 2014 coup, because of a history of a “hostile Ukrainian government”—or maybe just clueless, or greedy (stealing gas), or conniving with the EU to create problems for Gazprom, or using the Brotherhood Line as a political football in domestic Ukr politics.

    Time to get outta Dodge.

    Planning for Nord Stream 2 started in 2011.

  78. Skeptikal says:
    @mike99588

    Uh, what ‘s the plan to get the gas to the “depleted fiields” in Norway? I don’t see a pipeline connecting NS 2 and Norway . . .

    Actually, gas is stored in disused salt mines and other mines, and depleted aquifers.

  79. @Max Maxwell

    NATO is obsolete and no longer serves any purpose;

    NATO’s purpose was two fold.

    Spread the moral and fiscal costs of the US’ wars.
    Funnel money to the US arms industries.

  80. @Rurik

    i am not allowed to press the “agree” button so i must write it.

    your comments in this thread get a thumbs up from me.

    • Thanks: Rurik
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