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During a joint interview with Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian secretary-general of NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fresh from his bout with the Chinese in Anchorage, took on Angela Merkel and the Germans.

Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir Putin is building to complement his Nord Stream 1 and carry more natural gas from Russia to Germany, and from there to other NATO nations.

The original Nord Stream pipeline, also consisting of two strands of pipe along the Baltic Sea floor, was completed in 2011.

In his meeting with Stoltenberg in Brussels, Blinken warned that Western companies participating in building Nord Stream 2, which is 90% complete, would face sanctions mandated by Congress:

“President Biden has been very clear in saying that he believes the pipeline is a bad idea; it’s bad for Europe, bad for the United States,” said Blinken, adding, U.S. law “requires us to sanction companies participating in the efforts to complete the pipeline.”

What is behind American opposition to Russian natural gas going to Germany, and from there to NATO Europe?

First, the pipelines bypass Ukraine and Poland, cutting those countries out of the transit revenue. Second, we want NATO Germany to buy our own shale-produced natural gas.

Third, we object to a pivotal NATO ally increasing its present dependency for energy on the very nation against which the United States has defended that ally for 70 years.

Why are you Germans buying Russian gas when we are protecting you from Russian aggression, the Americans ask. It’s a fair question.

Last summer, an exasperated President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany in what was described as a “strategic” repositioning of U.S. forces in Europe.

Trump said the move was in response to Germany’s failure to meet national NATO targets on defense spending of at least 2% of GDP.

“We don’t want to be the suckers anymore,” said Trump “We’re reducing the force because they’re not paying their bills; it’s very simple.”

Merkel ignored Trump’s threat. The U.S. troops are still there.

This week, Blinken met with German foreign minister Heiko Maas to restate the U.S. concern over Nord Stream 2, while hastily adding that Germany is a vital NATO ally and the pipeline is “an irritant in a rock-solid alliance.”

One gets the impression that Merkel and the Germans will prevail, the pipeline will be completed, and the gas will begin to flow to Germany.

And that the Americans will accept it, rather than exacerbate the issue.

Yet, what does Germany’s willing and deepening dependence on Russian gas for its energy, as it moves off coal and nuclear power, tell us?

And what does Germany’s chronic refusal to meet the standard of NATO nations to contribute 2% of GDP to the common defense tell us?

ORDER IT NOW

Quite obviously, the Germans do not see Putin’s Russia as the military threat it was in the Cold War. And Berlin has come to believe that, even if it falls short of its commitments to spend more on defense, the Americans are bluffing. They are not going to leave Europe or NATO.

Why are the Germans not wrong to conclude this?

Because being the “last superpower,” “the leader of the free world,” the “indispensable nation,” the architect of the “rules-based international order” created by the World War II generation of Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, George Marshall and the rest, is how we define ourselves and our mission to mankind.

We can’t let go, because this is who we are and what we do.

Without this mission, what could justify the mammoth amounts we invest annually on NATO, national defense, foreign aid, the Indo-Pacific, the CIA and the Armed Forces of the United States?

Consider. Between 1989 and 1991, the Soviet Empire collapsed and disintegrated. The Berlin Wall came down. All the Red Army divisions went home from Europe. Communism ceased to be the ideology of the Soviet Union, which itself split apart into 15 separate nations.

Russia was no longer the largest captive nation of communism but a nation reaching out in friendship to the United States.

And what did we do in response?

We doubled the number of nations in NATO we are sworn to defend, moved the alliance deep into Eastern Europe and adopted a policy of containment of a shrunken Russia.

Having won the Cold War, and unable to find a new mission, we started a second Cold War to contain the new Russia — this time at the borders of Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia, as we had once contained the old USSR at the River Elbe.

Why does Angela Merkel not take seriously U.S. threats to pull our troops out of Germany, if the Germans won’t cancel Nord Stream 2 or pony up more for defense?

Because Merkel thinks the Americans are bluffing about going home from Europe, and thinks the Russia of Vladimir Putin is not the Russia she knew in the days of the GDR.

Is she wrong?

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 is the threat to Germany, not Russia.

  2. Dunno, I think the Germans might wake up to, say, a naval blockade that murders 800,000 of their citizens over this.

    But maaaaaybe, only maybe.

  3. “Is she wrong?”
    We all should know the answer — no, she is not.
    It’s very simple — the US can not tolerate anything less than total domination — hegemony, if you like. The US has no equal — will not tolerate even the idea of a “peer”. However, it is no longer the 1990’s. Every year that passes US domination becomes less real & more of an arrogance & an affectation.
    Both Russia & China refuse to be dominated. They refuse to act like dogs as the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan etc etc act. And they have the power to back up their sovereign convictions.
    Nord stream 2 is another chip away at this conceit of domination, & for that reason is intolerable.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Patriot
  4. Alfred says:

    It should be pretty obvious by now that Merkel’s energy policy is in tatters. The Energiewende is a disaster. But everyone knew that from the start. Its sole objective was to get the fake Greens into Merkel’s coalition governments.

    Germany’s Energiewende: A Disaster In The Making (2017)

    Shutting down nuclear power stations and coal was not such a great idea. But they knew that all along. Now, they want Russia to rescue their rotten policy with a pipeline. It is clear that representative democracy simply does not work. A determined minority with a fanatical plan can change the course for the entire country.

    A government commission has agreed that Germany should phase out all coal-fired power plants by the end of 2038. The government is already planning to shut down nuclear power plants over the next three years.

    As usual, the photo below is misleading. Propaganda. These are cooling towers. The “smoke” is actually water vapour – like clouds.


    Germany to stop using coal by end of 2038

  5. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps they’ve tired of American “protection” which is more like a mafia protection racket. Times have changed since ’45 so they may want to evolve policies that take them out of the old confrontational paradigm. They may have tired of having foreign troops on their soil. The US invaded to grab what it could as the spoils of war and wants to hang on forever. The US is an outsider, a continent away, trying to prevent the European countries from coming together in peaceful co-existence and making mutually beneficial trade deals.

    • Agree: rgl, HdC, Patriot, Derer
  6. Firefinga says:

    The German Greens – the ultimate darling of German mainstream media – who happen to be the staunchest “woke”-party in Germany (pro Immigration, pro Rainbowflag-Cult) – are absolutely against Nord Stream – bc of “human rights abuser” Putin, so they claim. Unfortunately they have immense pull via their unofficial partnership with influential German journalists.

    It’s truly amazing, theyclaim to be “environmentalists”, but made it possible in their first term in federal goverment (1998-2005) that German soldiers are allowed to fight outside of NATO-territory and sent German soldiers to die in Afghanistan (and helped the USA in the Kosovo-war of ’99).

    • Agree: Patriot
    • Thanks: Antiwar7
    • Replies: @Escher
    , @Skeptikal
  7. Alfred says:

    It should be pretty obvious by now that Merkel’s energy policy is in tatters. The Energiewende is a disaster. But everyone knew that from the start. Its sole objective was to get the fake Greens into Merkel’s coalition governments.

    Germany’s Energiewende: A Disaster In The Making (2017)

    Shutting down nuclear power stations and coal was not such a great idea. But they knew that all along. Now, they want Russia to rescue their rotten policy with a gas pipeline. It is clear that representative democracy simply does not work. A determined minority with a fanatical plan can hold a country hostage.

    A government commission has agreed that Germany should phase out all coal-fired power plants by the end of 2038. The government is already planning to shut down nuclear power plants over the next three years.

    The photo below is propaganda. These are cooling towers. The “smoke” is actually water vapour – like clouds. This falsehood is de rigueur whenever a photo of a conventional power station is displayed.

    Germany to stop using coal by end of 2038

    • Replies: @Jazman
  8. El Dato says:
    @Alfred

    An interesting item:

    Green Party is an ‘arm of the US elites’ & doesn’t care about German interests – Merkel’s ally to RT

    The Greens are trying to derail the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline because they don’t care about German interests and only do the bidding of the US, Max Otte, economist and member of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party, told RT.

    The latest polls predict that the Greens may claim 20% of the vote and come second – behind the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – in the German federal election on September 24.

    The party has promised to curb the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will allow Russian gas to flow directly to Germany under the Baltic Sea, making it cheaper compared to delivering it from the US. The project that has already cost 9.5 billion euros is currently more than 95% complete. The Greens claim that the pipeline has “climate and energy implications,” while also infringing on the interests of Ukraine. Kiev may well lose transit money when the new route bypassing the Ukrainian territory is used to deliver gas to Europe.

    Instead of pointing toward Ukraine, the Greens should better care about German and EU interests, Otte argued. Germany is now trying to move away from nuclear energy and coal, so it’s essential for the country to have diverse and reliable sources of natural gas, like Nord Stream 2, he explained.

    As far as I understand, France is sitting pretty with their PWRs (sometimes you have to remove Greenpeace from premises, but that’s manageable) and has some leeway to provide electrical power to the hyped “all-electric vehicles” whereas Germany is already back-to-wall and is actually forced to sell their renewable electricity cheap to Norway when there is wind all over Europe and buy hydropower at top EURO from Norway when there is no wind anywhere in Europe. Sucks.

    And that’s just for electricity. Most of energy needs are still covered by burning stuff found in the ground.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  9. G. Poulin says:

    Why does America need to have a “mission to mankind”? Why can’t we be a normal country, whose only mission is to take care of its own people? Why do we have to continually be on some f—ing crusade?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Derer
    • Thanks: showmethereal
  10. The “second cold war to contain Russia” is leading us to the third world war that the first cold war managed to prevent.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Agree: rgl
  11. Sooner or later, the gas pipeline will have an incident. It’s a long tube with an infinite number of attack points. The US is going to wait for its completion before sabotaging it. Bet on it.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  12. SteveK9 says:
    @G. Poulin

    Because after WWII, when all the other industrialized nations were in various states of ruin, a group in the US thought it would be fantastic to have a global empire (take over from the Brits, etc.) … for them.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  13. Anonymous[460] • Disclaimer says:

    Because we’ve become a country filled with busy body Karen sluts. The demographic peak of repellant Karen’s are the twenty something bitches who seem to be perpetually menstruating. You’ve seen the ones who are given a little power as assistant manager at some retail store who then become preening c*nts of the highest order. Is it any wonder why there are so many incel?

    • Replies: @A.R.
  14. rgl says:

    “Why are you Germans buying Russian gas when we are protecting you from Russian aggression, the Americans ask.”

    The ‘protection’ angle may – I stress ‘may’ – have held validity up to the point the Berlin Wall came down.

    The US promised Gorbachev to not to move NATO “one inch eastward”, if Russia brought down the Wall, and allowed German reunification. Gorbachev, interested in detente, and looking to buy time to fix the many problems the USSR created in it’s own domestic domain, agreed. However – SURPRISE – this turned out to be a bald-faced lie on the part of America. Look at a map of the NATO countries in Europe to see just how egregious this lie was.

    Gorbachev was quickly deposed after perestroika, and with Yeltsin – a western stooge – in power in Russia, a greatly diminished Russia was in *no* position whatsoever to start any invasion (of Western Europe). The West was well aware of this, was in a position of supreme power in Europe, and faced no threat. This lie was to flavour US-Russian relations to this very day.

    Not so politely, you can stuff the protection racket angle.

    Lastly, how Germany obtains the resources it needs, is a strictly German affair. The US has no right whatsoever to dictate where Germany can conduct it’s business. America’s protection racket is almost busted Mr. Buchanan. Get off your exceptional(ly) high horse.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  15. Jake says:
    @mijj

    CORRECT!

    Germany and France both are being positioned to be forever under the thumb of the Anglo-Zionist Empire in every little thing.

    That means being a compliant member of Oceania, which must be at permanent war with Eurasia and Eastasia, switching between the pair for Enemy #1.

    George Orwell’s dystopian fiction came from British Empire history as much as from his awareness of the endlessly murderous nature of Bolshevism. The Anglo-Zionist Empire 2.0 (Yank WASP) is today merely playing the The Great Game of the Anglo-Zionist Empire 1.0 (Brit WASP).

  16. Jake says:
    @G. Poulin

    Because Anglo-Saxon Puritanism was a Judaizing heresy of murderous self-righteousness, and it formed Modern English culture, the Elite form of which in America is WASP.

    America, like Jews, must always be causing major trouble in the name of saving and helping because nations formed by Judaizing heresy act very much like Israel.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
    , @Derer
  17. @Alfred

    You best remember that water vapor is to be feared because it is an even more powerful green house ‘gas’ than the much dreaded CO2.

    That anyone can take this stuff seriously just goes to show how ignorant the masses are.

    Nuclear is the only short term solution to the world’s energy needs. The mistake was going with pressurized light water reactors decades ago to get their plutonium waste for the military’s bombs. Molten Salt Reactors in the form of non pressurized Small Modular Reactors using Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor technology is currently the best option. The Chinese are diligently working on perfecting their version while the US has made it essentially illegal to even try.

    The entire world could be rid of all the oil wars, the supposed CO2 pollution, the middle east hot spot and money spent on military toys for threatening each other over energy by spending on the solution as opposed to continuing to manufacture the problem. As long as populations are purposely kept ignorant of the options, gov’ts will continue doing what’s in their best interests to funnel funds towards themselves and their hangers on.

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  18. Jazman says:
    @Alfred

    I tried to explain same thing to idiots but it is impossible , they need Texas disaster and maybe people will get it . Wind and solar is joke can be only as a supplementary power but even then is nothing . Funny thing engineers also pushing for wind and solar and I am wondering maybe they were learning more about political correctness then real engineering

    • Replies: @Alfred
  19. A123 says:

    SJW Globalists like Merkel hate Christian resistance to their authoritarian rule. The NordStream 2 pipeline would be weaponized for for German economic aggression. Christian European countries, like Poland, would immediately suffer cuts in transit fees for shipping Russian gas. And, perhaps worse, lose political leverage against SJW extremism.

    Emboldening Merkel’s senseless aggression towards Germany’s neighbors, seems like an unwise choice for Putin. Perhaps his goal is to intentionally create a crisis that will blow up the EU. It could work, but it is not Putin’s normal modus operandi.

    PEACE 😇

  20. Rurik says:

    Why are you Germans buying Russian gas when we are protecting you from Russian aggression, the Americans ask. It’s a fair question.

    America actually did have an opportunity to protect Germany from Russian/Soviet aggression..

    Instead they bombed Germany in an alliance with Russian/Soviet aggressors.

    And then descended upon her to rape and enslave those they didn’t slaughter outright.

    America’s occupation troops are still there. “Protecting” Germany.

    Just like we’re “protecting” Afghanistan,

    and “protecting” Iraq, and “protecting” Syria

    Where is Syria’s gratitude to America, for “protecting” her against Russian aggression?!

    That is exactly as much a fair question- Pat, as asking Germany why they aren’t more grateful to America for ‘protecting’ Germany twice in the last century, and as America continues to ‘protect’ Germany in this century as well!

  21. Alfa158 says:

    Pat is being coy in his wording but he clearly already knows the answer to the question he poses. The US won’t withdraw its troops because we are an occupying force. Remember the mission statement at the founding of NATO; “Keep the US in, the Germans down, and the Russians out”.

  22. Pat can’t let go of ‘Exceptional’ America.
    America got that way by screwing Britain during WW2. IOW, they cheated. Perfidious Albion had no idea what nasty sob’s FDR’s Jewish ‘advisors’ really were.
    Then America somehow morphed into a client state of Israel, supporting every evil deed on the planet.
    Now it is ending Pat.
    Time to find a rocking chair Pat and let go. It is over.

  23. A.R. says:
    @Anonymous

    It is probably the other way around; males like you play a part in producing that kind of mentally unstable females. Idiot.

    • Agree: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Thanks: Skeptikal
  24. @A123

    In a perverse way yours is the first honest comment 😛

    Nord Stream 2 would make the Nudelmann junta and the waterpolacks lose
    a stream of German revenue (they have many more) and a source of blackmail
    read: influence; they are not in any danger of losing their stranglehold, but every
    little bit is too much: Never forget Jewish “safety” is projection and psychopathy
    (“What would we do to them if we caught them doing to us what we are doing to them?”).
    The Germans must not be allowed to come to their senses.

    By now it should also be clear why they balk at paying for their occupants and enemies –
    and why they laugh at the “threat” of leaving 😀

  25. JimB says:

    Why are you Germans buying Russian gas when we are protecting you from Russian aggression, the Americans ask. It’s a fair question.

    Hardly. We are no longer the country that won the cold war. We are a third-world slum from north to south and from coast to coast. The Germans owe the Potomac Regime ruling our Kennedy Airport departure-lounge country nothing.

  26. Phibbs says:

    Left out of Buchanan’s article is the deep-seated hostility that the Jews, who own the politicians and the media, dislike Russia. Why? Because Russia helped Bashir Assad defeat U.S. and Israeli-backed terrorists inside Syria. Russia is also friendly with Iran — another unforgivable sin in the brain of the ever-cunning Jew.

    • Agree: Petermx
    • Replies: @A123
  27. JimDandy says:

    Because the Zio-military-industrial-media-congressional complex wants it this way. I know this is news to all of you, but it’s time you heard the truth. You’re welcome.

  28. @A123

    I agree that subverting Christian self-determination in Poland, Hungary, and Russia is probably part of the Jewish States of America’s aggression.

    • Replies: @A123
  29. A123 says:
    @Phibbs

    deep-seated hostility that the Jews, … dislike Russia.

    The relationship between Russia & Israeli Jews is strong, and there is no sign of weakening.

    Avigdor Lieberman’s political party Yisrael Beiteinu originated with Russian speaking Jews. While not as strong as it once was, it is still highly influential.

    Russia has done nothing to interfere with Israeli strikes against Iranian terrorists in Syria. Many believe that Russians on the ground are providing targeting information to Israeli intelligence, but that is impossible to prove or disprove.

    Israel and Russia have many joint projects and commercial relationships, some of them huge. For example, the PHALCON AWACS sale to India.

    politicians and the media, dislike Russia

    Separating this out, you begin to approach the TRUTH.

    The sharia compliant Fake Stream Media, including The Dhimmi New York Times of Islam, peddle a great deal of hate:

    • They dislike Russia because they are infidels (Christian Orthodox)
    • And, they dislike Israel because they are infidels (Jews)

    SJW Islamic Globalism, led by Mutti Merkel, is the #1 threat to infidels (Christians & Jews) in Europe.

    PEACE 😇
     

    • Disagree: Petermx
  30. A complete lie to say America is defending Germany from Russia. NOTHING could be further from the truth. It is maintaining its imperial hegemony over Europe and defending its Zionist empire. America needs to keep troops in Europe to protect Israel and feed the military-industrial beast.

  31. @Ilya G Poimandres

    That idiot Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany for sinking a few ships in British waters that had some Americans on board (who should have known better then to be travelling in a war zone) but ignored this atrocity against ordinary Germans by the British. The latter maintained the starvation blockade for over a year AFTER the war was over.

    • Agree: Petermx
    • Replies: @Marshal Marlow
  32. A123 says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Let me Fix That For You:

    … subverting Christian self-determination in Poland, Hungary, Russia, and America is part of Elite Muslim SJW aggression against Infidels.

    Trump’s support for PEACE was intolerable to the anti-Semitic Elites. The party of Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlaib installed puppet Biden to boost military funding for their IslamoGloboHomo agenda.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Phibbs
  33. @G. Poulin

    Exactly. Why can’t America just mind its own business and look after its own shi*?

    • Replies: @Resartus
  34. Escher says:
    @Firefinga

    The Greens are watermelons.

  35. The goal is not just containment of Russia, it is invasion and enslavement. Those who remember the Eltsyn years know.

    Germany is another victim of NATO, though in a much milder way, because it does not have the same kind of coveted resources and territory.

    If Russia is too weak to resist the Empire, the best thing that could befall it is becoming a vassal of China, which would bring peace, prosperity, and neutralization of the treasonous oligarchs.

  36. Phibbs says:
    @A123

    Dear A123 …

    Thanks for your input, but I totally disagree with you. According to polls, most Russians dislike Jews — especially because Jews were the main reason why there was a Bolshevist evolution in 1917. Jewish oligarchs plundered Russia after the fall of communism in 1991. As for Syria, A Russian military plane was accidentally shot down by Russia’s Syrian allies because an Israeli jet was shadowing it. Nineteen Russians were killed — yet you are telling me that Russians in Syria are in cahoots with Israeli Jews? Even more ridiculous is your claim that the mainstream media is anti-Semitic. Most large magazines, newspapers and news stations are owned by Jews — and they are decidedly pro-Israel. One area we can agree is this: Muslims are a threat to Western European civilization.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Radicalcenter
  37. Resartus says:
    @anonymousperson

    Exactly. Why can’t America just mind its own business and look after its own shi*?

    Having watched Trump for a long time…
    Anyone believe it’s as simple as him wanting to lock the US into
    a lifetime contract to provide Europe with Natural Gas…..
    To prevent exactly what the Democrats are doing, destroying the US
    Energy production……

  38. @SteveK9

    Well the start of that goes back further to the Monroe Doctrine….

  39. tyrone says:
    @mijj

    OOPS!….you must mean “and” instead of “not”……and hundreds of other countries.

  40. tyrone says:

    Tell us Pat ,does the president really have the authority to remove our troops from Germany, Syria ,Afghanistan et. al…….I think not…..all a sham, isn’t it.

    • Agree: Derer
  41. A123 says:
    @Phibbs

    Jews were the main reason why there was a Bolshevist evolution in 1917. Jewish oligarchs plundered…

    There are ~14,000,000 Jews on the planet. Of these, how many are:

    • Elite Bolsheviks?
    • Elite Oligarchs?
    • Elite Media Owners?

    A likely over estimate would be 1,400 = 0.01% of the population. Blaming any group for the actions of the 0.01% Elites is irrational.

    Non-observant Elites need to be considered separately. Many of them are apostates that have abandoned the faith of their forefathers.

    Russian military plane was accidentally shot down by Russia’s Syrian allies because an Israeli jet was shadowing it. Nineteen Russians were killed — yet you are telling me that Russians in Syria are in cahoots with Israeli Jews

    Turkey intentionally shot down a Russian fighter. Russia is now selling the S-400 system to Turkey. The Russian tradition of Realpolitik is quite strong if it can separate Erdogan’s deliberate killing of Russians.

    The concept of “Shadowing” was added to the story to allow Syria to save face. The country has about 100 miles of coast and jets can travel 400-600 mi/hr. Every plane is within ~10 minutes of shadowing every other plane. Also, to avoid Iran/Ukraine style “incidents”, military planners on both sides try to avoid running military flights along civilian air corridors.

    It is 100% proven than Israel and Russia cooperate for “deconfliction” and accident avoidance: (1)

    In the military dimension, particularly with regard to Syria, there is continuous coordination between Israeli and Russian armed forces on a number of levels, as has been the case for several years

    This coordination is exemplified by the deconfliction line aimed at preserving the countries’ interests in regard to Israeli operations in Syria. Russian-speaking officers occupy both ends of the line.

    Russia and Israel both have an interest in avoiding confrontation, even a tactical one, between Israeli and Russian forces, in addition to any clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and Syrian Forces.

    The best outcome for Russia would be the exit of all other national & proxy forces. Again, Realpolitik suggests that Russia would share targeting information if it is in their national interest.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/20/russia-israel-relations-expectations-and-reality-a68249

  42. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:

    Following Spengler one can easily conclude that the US is the nucleus of a Western Empire which is essentially coterminous with US influence. That is the EU, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This collection of states in the coming decades will continue to become more interdependent.

    The North Stream 2 pipeline is an irritant but not a major one for the present. This pipeline and things like it will continue to be irritants as the Western Empire continues to define itself. The Western Empire does still have ambitions to become a planetary empire. This will be evident in continuing confrontations with Russia and China.

    Should the Western Empire fail to swallow Russia and China then one must expect a hardening of borders between the Western Empire and the Rest. There could come a time when the cross border trade of the Western Empire will be reduced and pipelines eliminated. At present it is perfectly reasonable that the US will not leave Europe and the pipeline will survive and live indefinitely.

    Nevertheless, the struggle to determine if the Western Empire will be a planetary empire shall continue and, quite possibly, for several more decades.

  43. It’s not “containment”, Pat, it’s attempted conquest.
    Your country is a force for evil, run by psychopaths, and not for good,
    That’s just the plain and obvious truth. Please wake up.

    Historical note; “Germany Must Perish” was written by Theodor N. Kaufman, an American Jew, and self-published in 1941; it contains the plans for the eradication of Germany and all her people wherever in the Earth. It was received well in your free and fair “newspapers” at the time. It is well worth reading for an insight into the Jewish mind, and by extension US policy, because USA is simply a Jewish nation.

    It opens (of course) with a blatant lie viz —

    Today’s war is not a war against Adolf Hitler.

    then, to reinforce the lie

    Nor is it a war against the Nazis.

    followed by the self-promotion/chutzpah

    It is a war of peoples against peoples; of civilized peoples envisioning Light, against uncivilized barbarians who cherish Darkness

    Kaufman proceeds to explain in these very reasonable terms why People of the Light need to totally wipe out all Germans wherever they may be found.
    You could profit by reading this slim volume, Pat, it will give you a fuller idea of the people that have been and are now running your country.

    http://www.ihr.org/books/kaufman/perish.shtml

  44. MarkinLA says:
    @A123

    The hatred of Russia is due to all the Jews taken in after the attempted coup in 1905 and it’s aftereffect as well as the other flow from the Jackson-Vanik amendment. Whenever you see some Jew in the media spewing anti-Russian garbage, look to see who their parents and grandparents are. They usually are Russian immigrants.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Jim Christian
  45. @RoatanBill

    Not just China but India and Russia too. Start ups in Scandinavia and the UK as well.

  46. @mijj

    Every sanction on German/Russian trade is as much a sanction on Germany as on Russia. It would be more appropriate to express surprise that Germany doesn’t retaliate against their openly declared enemy, the USA. It would also be appropriate to notice that the enemy of Germany policy is supported by the Democrats as strongly as the Republicans. [email protected]

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  47. @anonymousperson

    The latter maintained the starvation blockade for over a year AFTER the war was over.

    Misleading. The armistice occurred on 11 November 1918, but that was only a temporary ceasefire pending successful peace negotiations that happened 8 months later with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919. During the intervening period both sides were prepared for the ceasefire to collapse and for the war to restart.

    Even though there was a risk that fighting might restart, in December 1918 (ie only a couple of weeks after armistice) Britain offered to allow German merchant ships to pass through the blockade on condition that they first surrender themselves to a British port and their cargoes monitored to ensure no war materiel was being smuggled across the blockade.

    Germany declined to surrender its merchant fleet because if the war restarted they did not want their fleet impounded in British ports, sunk mid-route or trapped in German ports. Germany only changed that policy in March 1919, and within a couple of weeks German merchant ships carrying some 250,000 tons of food had arrived in Germany.

    • Replies: @anonymousperson
  48. A certain ethnicity hates Russia because it was “mean” to them in the past and finally managed to shake of the genocidal tyranny they helped install in 1917. This ethnicity also dominates the USA far in excess of its proportion of the population. Said ethnicity demands that Russia and ethnic Russians be punished now and until the end of time.

  49. @Marshal Marlow

    Sorry but what I said was accurate.

    • Agree: Skeptikal
  50. I read a book by Yablonsky, called ‘Robopaths’, years ago. I re-read it occasionally, and if that android Stoltenberg is the not the perfect, latest model, robopath, then I’m a monkey’s uncle.

  51. @mijj

    The USA is a threat to EVERYBODY!

  52. @animalogic

    Perfect. The USA is not just Exceptional, but now that it is run by Chosenites like Blinken, Sherman, Yellen, David Cohen, Garland, Haines, Klain, Lander, Levine, Mayorkas, Neuberger, et al, it is doubly blessed by the Great White Patriarch in the Sky. The attack on China is the more deranged, Russia still being sort of White and European, but the Sinophobia is starting to reek of genocidal intent. They seem to really think that they can do an Iraq or Korea on China, which is demented, but because NO dissent is permitted in the totalitarian West, and the robopaths are competing to appear the most belligerent, lest they be suspected of being a ChiCommSymp, or are denounced as such by a rival or a rival’s dupe(s), the hysteria grows by the hour. We are having a ‘crack-up boom’ in economics, and ‘crack-up doom’ awaits us geopolitically.

  53. @Jake

    Jake the fake, why this endless war of Papism against Christianity? Why won’t you devils ever allow the Thirty Years War to end?

    Oh, Puritanism, Anglo-Saxon, a Judaizing heresy, you say, when it was tbe Huguenots who were the Dreyfusards when the Romish priesthood of France was unanimously Anti-Dreyfus, when it was already known beyond doubt that Esterhazy had written the bordereau!

    What’s Anglo-Saxon about that?

    And you say Judaizing. Please explain exactly why and how Bible-based Christianity is Judaizing. Or if you want to put it that way, how Protestantism is Judaizing. How?

    How can you possibly support the Antichrist of Rome when his predecessors martyred more Christians than all the Roman emperors put together.

    That is defence. You are the attacker. Why?

  54. Alfred says:
    @Jazman

    Funny thing engineers also pushing for wind and solar and I am wondering maybe they were learning more about political correctness then real engineering

    My old college in London, Imperial, has added an extra year to the civil engineering course that I took. It is all about “environment”. I get regular emails from them that extol the fact that they are on board the “renewable energy” nonsense. What is going on is really shameful. I am certain that the UK will become a 3rd world nation in no time at all. All the pension promises will disappear.

    Here is an Imperial College study that Forbes has supported. No mention of subsidies – direct and indirect are mentioned in this piece of trash.

    Renewable energy investments are delivering massively better returns than fossil fuels in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, but despite this the total volume of investment is still nowhere near that required to mitigate climate change.

    Those are some of the findings of new research released today by Imperial College London and the International Energy Agency, which analyzed stock market data to determine the rate of return on energy investments over a five- and 10-year period.

    The study found renewables investments in Germany and France yielded returns of 178.2% over a five year period, compared with -20.7% for fossil fuel investments. In the U.K., also over five years, investments in green energy generated returns of 75.4% compared to just 8.8% for fossil fuels. In the U.S., renewables yielded 200.3% returns versus 97.2% for fossil fuels.

    Just How Good An Investment Is Renewable Energy? New Study Reveals All

    And here is a photo from their front page. The engineers of the future. My dad and granddad studied mining and geology there. They would throw up.

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @Jazman
  55. @RoatanBill

    Bring it on! Europe will squeeze the US militants out like pus from a zit.

  56. Renoman says:

    Not hard to figure this out: CHEAP FUEL!

  57. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    For a scholarly thesis on this subject, I highly recommend E. Michael Jones “ The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit”. It will tell you quite some stories about Puritanism.

    Though in the interest of historic accuracy, we should remember that before Teddy Roosevelt, the USA was pretty content to limit her influence to the Americas. The sick megalomaniac Teddy Roosevelt pushed the American nation into an imperial drive by fighting the Spaniards and his imperial project was continued by the worst traitor to the American nation, the despicable puppet of Zionism, Woodrow Wilson ( may his soul rot in hell) along with the distant relative of TR, FDR whose premeditated involvement in WWII set the MIC rolling without any possibility of control by the political leadership.

    The die is cast and the rest is history.

  58. @Alfred

    From academia to music to ethics in the West, it is on a one way track: downward. Talking of Imperial college, wasn’t Neil Ferguson’s computer projection that predicted half a million deaths in the U.K. and 2.2 million in the U.S. from COVID?
    Brave New World or 1984 or a successful merger of both? It is time we the old timers start reassessing our perspective of the West that we once so much admired.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  59. Third, we object to a pivotal NATO ally increasing its present dependency for energy on the very nation against which the United States has defended that ally for 70 years.

    Did you, sir, ever hear of lend-lease? Or Teheran? Or Yalta? Or of a certain Winston Spencer Churchill?

    If so, please refrain from future cruel jokes about Germany.

    • Agree: Oikeamielinen
    • Replies: @HdC
  60. “One gets the impression that Merkel and the Germans will prevail, the pipeline will be completed, and the gas will begin to flow to Germany.”

    I’d love that to be true.

    The US is apparently arming Ukraine and offering intelligence to enable the reconquest of the Donbass, while Ukraine have upped military spending. War possibly in the next few months.

    If Putin doesn’t move militarily at that point, it’ll be Nagorno-Karabakh 2 (where Turkish support/drones was crucial) and a demoralising (most of the Donbass is Russian speaking) setback for Russia.

    If he defends the Donbass then prepare for Iran-style sanctions* and goodbye NS2, unless Merkel finds astonishing testicular fortitude and pushes back against the US – whether EU support would be forthcoming is moot. Alas in such a situation Poland would probably side with the US.

    * preceded by atrocity stories in all Western media a la babies in incubators

    • Replies: @John Q Duped
  61. “Putin’s Pipeline” eh Pat? Buchanan’s number one priority is self preservation as he never calls out those who are really the controllers. He doesn’t help anybody understand what is really going on so he generalizes with: “the Americans”, “the Germans, “the Russians” as if the everyday people in those countries have any power. He never exposes or names the power sources. He’s just another aider and abettor.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  62. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    “ when it was tbe Huguenots who were the Dreyfusards when the Romish priesthood of France was unanimously Anti-Dreyfus”

    You have to take the two sides of story of Dreyfus. When Dreyfus was implicated by the French government, there was ample evidence to base the prosecutor’s case but alas, Dreyfus was from a very rich and well connected family. The legal system struggled to indict him and when he was declared guilty the whole judicial affair came under fire from the Jews and their traditional allies in France the Huguenots. Just compare this scenario with that of Leo Frank and you would see the parallels. This was a concerted effort to establish the principle of separation of state and church of which the prime beneficiaries were the Jews and the Huguenots. Things are rarely black and white.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  63. @YetAnotherAnon

    * preceded by atrocity stories in all Western media a la babies in incubators.

    You got that right … they’re killing babies. This old mind programming lie always gets em. And the news whores repeat it over and over. Thanks for the comment.

  64. A123 says:
    @MarkinLA

    Whenever you see some Jew in the media spewing anti-Russian garbage

    How many Elite SJW talking heads are placed on air by the Fake Stream Media? 100? 500?

    Do you think that Globalist Media Magnates are picking those talking heads to:
    -A- Accurately reflect the non-Elite majority in their community? Or,
    -B- Regurgitate Elite SJW script and talking points?

    Option [B] is the correct answer. The collaborators who sold out to Leni Riefenstahl’s Lügenpresse, do not represent the millions of non-Elite Jews.

    The hatred of Russia is due to all the Jews taken in after the attempted coup in 1905

    Anatoly Karlin has pointed put a similar problem where the general population in Poland dislikes Russians based on prior transgressions. (1)

    Causes of discord:

    History 74%
    Economics 34%
    Current politics 21%
    Current culture 11%

    Strong leaders understand that these feelings exist. However, they also refuse to let squabbling undermine strategic national priorities. Putin and Netanyahu maintain strong Political, Social, Financial, and Business ties between their two nations.

    Trump, Putin, & Netanyahu worked together to jettison the Erdogan/Obama “Regime Change” policy in Syria. Sadly, JoeBama may try to reintroduce the folly.

    PEACE 😇
    ___________

    (1) https://www.unz.com/akarlin/polish-rancors/

  65. KenH says:

    The frumpy frau Merkel needs to grow a spine and tell the JewSA. The Nord Stream pipeline is in the interests of both Germany and Russia and will bring natural gas revenue to Russia. The Jew controlled U.S., with it’s Israel centric foreign policy, seeks to weaken Russia any way that it can since Putin is not slavishly devoted to Israel. Putin’s support of the Assad government is thwarting their wet dreams of Eretz Israel and turning neighboring Arab countries into chaotic, warring statelets that pose little threat to sweet little Israel.

    If Merkel proceeds with the pipeline there’s the possibility that we’ll see a (((CIA))) and (((State Dept.))) sponsored color revolution in Germany.

  66. @Alfred

    Household price for electricity in Germany is the highest in the Baltic region. Many are unable to pay their bill.

  67. Jazman says:
    @Alfred

    Deutche Welle also had article about how ” green energy ” finally produce more energy then “dirty coal and fossil . This guy explained very well how they fixing prices https://ddears.com/2021/02/16/distorting-the-levelized-cost-of-electricity/
    I got 30 days ban of Facebook for telling truth about renewable energy you know bs fact check they accused me of spreading false information . Texas tragedy should be wake up call . Also EV you can not talk to people that infrastructure can not support huge amount of EV
    I really like reading your comments lot of to learn from guy with huge experience .
    Do you have more information about Tito supporting and financing Nasser in Egypt ? I used to live in ex Yugoslavia we literally worshiped Tito

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Arthur MacBride
  68. Alfred says:
    @Jazman

    Do you have more information about Tito supporting and financing Nasser in Egypt ? I used to live in ex Yugoslavia we literally worshiped Tito

    It was at that time pretty obvious. I am sure my dad would have been able to fill you in on the details. 🙂

    Here is a photo when Nasser was pretty young. Just look at the admiration in Nasser’s eyes. Nasser was a protogé of Tito. There is no question as to who was the boss at that moment.

    I used to live in ex Yugoslavia we literally worshiped Tito

    I don’t want to piss you off. But you surely know that Tito was largely created by the British?

    The British secret service was heavily infiltrated by Communists who supported Tito. I am sure the real story is yet to come out – if ever.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  69. Alfred says:
    @Joe Levantine

    It is time we the old timers start reassessing our perspective of the West that we once so much admired.

    I gave on the West some time ago. I never thought Australians would be so stupid and lily-livered as to close their borders on the rest of the world. I never thought the British, French and Germans would be such fools as to believe their lying politicians. I mean, we all know that these politicians lie about everything. So why should the virus be the one case where they are speaking the truth?

    I have always been very careful – with 4 nationalities and so on. Sadly, I seem to have picked the wrong 4 countries.

    At the moment, I am working out how to move to Russia. Maybe it is a case of “from the frying pan into the fire”. I don’t know. But I do like trying out new experiences – even at the age of 70. Life is fun and full of excitement. 🙂

  70. @Alfred

    But you surely know that Tito was largely created by the British. Yes, I surely know it. He was also supported by the U.S., until they turned on Yugoslavian Nationalism. As General Wesley Clark stated, there is no room for individual sovereign nations in Europe. I’d bet that he’s not so sure of that now.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Jazman
  71. Mr. Ed says:

    “leader of the free world”; interesting to see Pat placing this phrase in quotes. He knows it means nothing now; so do I.

  72. @Jazman

    we literally worshiped Tito

    There is some evidence that “Tito” was really not who he pretended to be …
    How surprising … (not) …

    Marshall Tito, who by his real Jewish name is called Josif Walter Weiss, was born in Poland. He was agent of the Soviet secret service in Kabul, Teheran and Ankara up to 1935. The true Brozovich Tito, in origin a Croat, died during the Spanish civil war in Barcelona, on a communist side.

    Another account said the real Tito died in Soviet jail.
    This is a tangled story and whatever the truth, Yad Vashem and similar give “Tito” full praise for saving many Jews who flock to his Balkan hideout in WW2.
    Also as noted by Albert, Perfidious Albion support = grave suspicion.
    So for whatever this site might/might not be worth —

    https://www.deathofcommunism.com/josua-ambroz-tito/

    and vdo (there is more if you search …)

  73. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:

    WW2 finished 76 years ago, almost everyone who participated in it are dead, it’s time to send all American troops out of Europe and disband NATO. The United States is a diminishing force in the world and Merkel is just being realistic. The future for Europe is in dealing with an emerging Russia and not the US, a comedic third world country with the drooling, senile, president.

    • Agree: anonymousperson
  74. Resartus says:

    There is some evidence that “Tito” was really not who he pretended to be …
    How surprising … (not) …

    Not really surprizing, considering how many leaders/rulers took over countries they weren’t actually from….
    Most British Monarchs, Napolean, Hitler, Stalin etc
    Not hard to see why the US set a rule about Native Born….
    Though they try hard to hide that applies to Parents….

  75. @MarkinLA

    Adam Schiff in Congress had a great grandfather went broke financing ships for Japan and arms for Germany, having picked the losing side on both, blaming Stalin. Hard to believe little Adam is hateful towards Russia, but blood feuds run deep in that group and are never forgotten. Schumer might be another.

  76. @Donald A Thomson

    The policy is supported by democrats and republicans equally because each are equally owned. The democrats v. republican paradigm is long dead, corrupted by money. No offense intended Don, but you haven’t caught on yet? I don’t see much about D v. R, only the individuals and groups who are filthy, corrupted and especially now, afraid. Meaning they’re cowards with power on top of all their other wonderful qualities. All you have to see is the Rs cowering and folding in the face of all this. There’s only one party now and they own the Ds and Rs. It’s all become very, very Soviet.

  77. @John Q Duped

    Pat needs to look in on http://www.jewornotjew.com. Scorecard, can’t tell the players without a scorecard! If Pat told the whole truth, he’d be cancelled, reduced to the level of Giraldi who he served with during Reagan’s day. Pat will push D v. R, NOT the who’s who that own the Ds and Rs. Anyone who thinks in terms of D/R is simply and utterly unaware of their own situation in this world. Or, simply, a fucking retard.

  78. Derer says:
    @Jake

    America, like Jews,

    This is a redundant statement.

  79. Derer says:
    @A123

    The sharia compliant Fake Stream Media, including The Dhimmi New York Times of Islam, peddle a great deal of hate

    I guess that is why so much pro-Palestinians support is in American “Islam” media. I did not know that Thomas Friedman was a Muslim.What planet you came from?

  80. @Alfred

    Russia is certainly interesting, but I’m really fascinated by China. I’m guessing it’d be a paradise for a retired civil engineer with a continuing interest in the field, plus it’s cheap to live there and they respect old folks.

    Wherever you end up, I hope life is good for you.

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @JosephD
  81. Alfred says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    Russia is certainly interesting, but I’m really fascinated by China.

    In my youth, I used to like Asian girls. But these days, I prefer Slavic girls. Marriage is the easiest way to get residence anywhere. 🙂

    BTW, I only practiced civil engineering for a couple of years. I went back to college and got a masters in Business (Operations Research at that time). Since then, I have been in the software business.

    • Replies: @TGD
  82. JosephD says:
    @Marshal Marlow

    If you think the US is headed for the third world, why not move to the third world? I’m not being sarcastic or snide. Converting \$USD now to assets in a third world country seems financially prudent. After that, you have a much lower cost of living, and discourse is less restricted than in the US. I wouldn’t recommend subsaharan Africa; however, Vietnam, Ecuador, and the Philippines all seem like reasonable places.

    I concur that staying in the sinking ship that is the US is the worst of all worlds.

  83. @Joe Levantine

    Why is Joe Levantine such a horrible person? Why does he write such vicious stuff?

    Okay, you don’t know why you are so horrible. I do, you don’t. But to take up objectively the demonstrable innocence of Dreyfus let me quote from the book “The Dreyfus Affair” by Piers Paul Read, p. 180.

    Then, on 7 November, a fortuitous occurrence altered the course of events. Jacques de Castro, a Parisian stockbroker of South American origin, walking down a Parisian boulevard, stopped to look at the enlarged photograph of the bordereau which appeared on one of the posters put up by Mathieu Dreyfus. Castro recognised the handwriting: it was that of one of his former clients, Commandant Esterhazy. … Castro arranged to see Mathieu Dreyfus. He brought with him some of the letters he had received from Esterhazy. The hand of the letters and that of the bordereau were identical.

    Just one bit of your vicious nonsense, Joe Levantine. But you get worse. Why, again, do you lot accuse the Protestants of being in league with the Jews?

    The reason is that both reject Papal rule. The Pope pretends to be the vicar of God so all Protestants and all Jews owe him allegiance. God has demanded it. But they both reject that diabolical nonsense so they are grouped together in these endless vicious attacks.

    Largely boils down to the horrible Jesuitical indoctrination you suffered as a little child, too little to question it. That’s what made you so evil.

  84. Jimmy1969 says:

    A very obscure forgotten novel by the late great American writer Norman Mailer; it was titled Why are we in Vietnam. It was about two American red neck hunters up in Alaska, and the word Vietnam is not mentioned until almost the last page. The theme of the novel: America and Americans like conflict and always need some people, country, group etc. to hate. Like the frog and the scorpion: it is in our nature.

  85. TGD says:
    @Alfred

    If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make a Slavic woman your wife. Donald Trump did.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  86. @Phibbs

    We can agree that Muslims and Jews are threats to Western civilization, and to Russia as well.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  87. Jazman says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Tito , Mussolini , Pavelic ,Mohailovic and many others were British players even Beriaif it is true

  88. @Alfred

    Well, your line of reasoning is on the same wavelength as mine. Russia is the one country that has the best capacity to implement autarky. Add to it that this country is one of very few countries around the world that is moving from atheism back to Christian Orthodox values and it is currently ruled by one of the most successful statesmen of the world and it looks like one promising option.

    Good luck in your endeavours and looking forward to your news if and when you make the move.

    • Thanks: Alfred
  89. HdC says:
    @but an humble craftsman

    Talk about the law of unintended consequences!
    Had the stupid Americans stayed out of the world wars, then there wouldn’t be any need to protect Germany now against the nasty Russkys.

  90. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Well, I am taken aback by your response especially that I have often agreed and enjoyed your comments which gave me the impression that you are a person of decency and who is very much revolted by the events that are playing in favour of the NWO.

    In my parochial school (Catholic but not Jesuit) we were taught about the Dreyfus affair by our left leaning French literature teacher as a non disputable event that discredited the Catholic Church in France because the latter had conspired against justice. We were also taught that the Reichstag fire was a Hitlerian conspiracy and that six million Jews were gassed with their bodies burnt into ovens. We were also taught about the French Revolution being a God sent event for the liberation of mankind and the universal declaration of human rights… So much indoctrination that I had to re-educate myself pretty much from scratch in mid age after seeing the contrast between the notions drilled in our head and the events that I survived in one of the most tumultuous regions of the world plus having traveled and lived in North America, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia, and I learnt to keep an open mind. My first review of the Dreyfus affair came from a long scholarly article written many years back on UR or some other credible site, were ample evidence was produced to negate the idea that there was a deliberate attempt by the French authorities to frame Capitaine Dreyfus. The author never implied that Dreyfus was guilty as charged, only that the prosecution had credible evidence beyond reasonable doubt. And here all I am trying to do by drawing your attention to the Leo Frank affair is that justice could be wrong on the prosecution as well as the defence side.

    As for your accusation that I am a Papist, if you are well acquainted with my comments, you should have noticed that I have often recommended the books of Michael Hoffman who is the most objective critic of the Vatican ( The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome) and that should be enough to prove that your judgement about myself is highly subjective. You notice also that I only recommended that you read a book by the Catholic Scholar E Michael Jones and I did not pronounce any opinion about Protestantism or Puritanism. Just for your knowledge, I have many times expressed my admiration to Martin Luther on the UR whom I have considered as a hero for standing up to the corruption of the Catholic Church. Though with my tradition of seeking objectivity with respect to history, I say without reserve that Luther’s good intentions were never meant to see the Christian Church disintegrate into so many denominations courtesy of his ‘Sola Scriptura. ‘ And if you are a Protestant please try to justify to me Luther’s book that is hardly promoted by most Protestant scholars “ On The Jews And Their Lies”.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  91. Resartus says:

    Monday morning Quarterbacking….
    But once I had studied WWI as a 2o something….
    Always thought, the US should gone in as a peacekeeping force….
    Occupied Belgium, Separating the belegerants….

  92. TimothyS says:
    @Alfred

    I never thought Australians would be so stupid and lily-livered as to close their borders on the rest of the world.

    I hope you’re being ironical. I don’t know what Australia’s migrant or trade policies are, but they would be absolutely right to severely curtail migration and treat the CCP with the caution commensurate with its regional ambitions. Parenthetically, I find it irritating how the people preoccupied with Jews so often have a blind spot when it comes to the far more populous China.

    I wish I shared your optimism, but as a 70 year old, you’re leaving this multicultural mess to the younger generations. They are the ones who will have to endure the pain of segregation. We’ve done to ourselves precisely what we’re paying reparations to the remnants of ancient indigenous peoples for.

    I’ve really enjoyed your comments over the time, but this one is beyond daft or simply a rather cruel joke.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  93. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    “ The Pope pretends to be the vicar of God so all Protestants and all Jews owe him allegiance. God has demanded it.”

    I don’t know who of us is more brainwashed. There are many Judaizers in the Roman Curia as in many Protestant denominations. I am sure you have heard of Vatican II which declares Jews as dispensed from the salvation of our Redeemer because they are the progeny of Abraham ( when most of them have nothing to do with Abraham since Ashkenazi Jews are Khazars who came from the Asian steppes) and where Christians are urged not to engage in anti-semitism while there is no mention of Jewish anti-goyism. Or maybe you have heard about Pope Leo X giving the permission to the Jews to mass print the Talmud after the prohibition on this book was about to make it extinct. Or you maybe you have heard about the decision of the ‘Saint John Paul II’ to ban any publication of the writing of Saint Vincent Ferrer who was the most successful preacher of Christianity to Jews whom many ended up converting to Christianity or the same pope talking about ‘our elders in the faith’ meaning the Jews who assert that Jesus is burning in boiling excrements in hell and that his mother is a whore. Or maybe you have heard of the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson for daring to throw doubt about the holocaust tale. The list is too long to mention on this site.

    And BTW, popes have claimed, unjustly, that they are the vicars of Christ and not the vicars of God. And if you could give me proof and/or sources of popes demanding allegiance from the Jews for I have never heard of it.

  94. Alfred says:
    @TGD

    If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make a Slavic woman your wife. Donald Trump did.

    My ex was Russian. After 18 years, she got tired of me and kicked me out. I am told that repeating the same experiment and expecting a different outcome is a sign of insanity. My friends agree on that point. 🙁

    OTOH, I am very glad not to be stuck in Australia or the UK – like them. Just look at that crazy tyrant below.

    ‘Absolutely nothing’ in data to dissuade me from lockdown roadmap, says Boris Johnson – video

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  95. Alfred says:
    @TimothyS

    You misunderstood me. I am not referring to the importation of vast numbers of Asians.

    I am referring the freedom to travel for Australians – both internally and internationally. It is not being reported by the MSM so it is hardly surprising that you are not aware of it.

    WA reinstates Queensland border ban, sending travellers into 14-day isolation

    It’s one of the great lies of the pandemic. Australia hasn’t really closed its international border at all. It’s left it ajar so sportspeople, film stars, politicians and others willing to pay exorbitant fares for seats can still squeeze through.

    Australia border closures: The international border isn’t really closed and we’re all paying a price

    Australia’s borders are closed. The only people who can travel to Australia are:

    Australian citizens
    residents
    immediate family members
    travellers who have been in New Zealand for the previous 14 days.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for international travellers

    As I think you can now see, they have made it very difficult for people to leave or return to Australia. The writer above is clearly lying when he pretends that it is normal that only the wealthy can travel. This is absolute tyranny. Sooner or later, the virus will enter Australia and there is no escaping that reality – unless they keep the country locked up forever.

  96. @HdC

    Let’s talk about intended consequences…

    • Replies: @HdC
  97. Skeptikal says:
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    Ha ha ha, one of the most ridiculous comments I have ever seen at UR.

    (Even if the notion had some merit, looks like the EverGiven has already done the job already!)

  98. Skeptikal says:
    @animalogic

    It may be “intolerable,” but my money is on its being completed this summer.

  99. Skeptikal says:
    @Firefinga

    The Greens’ support of the idea that Ukraine has some kind of “right” to have Russian gas pass through their country (ho ho ho) is a tell right there that they are woring with the Biden faction. The Biden Clan of course has interests in the Ukrainian gas sector.

    Avoiding sending gas through the Ukraine is one of the biggest reasons for the Russians to build NS 2 in the first place!! Its the Ukrainians’ own damn fault for screwing up the gas relationship with Russia and letting themselves become pawns of the EU in order to mess with Russia’s gas exports to Europe. Long-term (20 to 30 years) contracts with one supplier are the cheapest way to get a reliable supply of gas. Not going around helter skelter buying from one supplier one day and from another the next trying. Ensuring a continent’s gas supply is not comparing prices on Amazon for pair of boots.
    Jeez.

    So the idea that NS 2 shouldn’t be completed because it might harm Ukraine is a horse that left the barn over a decade ago. It sounds pathetic for the Americans—and the Greens—to ring this alarm now. Especially after the Maidan!

    Here are the main investors in NS 2; I don’t think they will be too happy if Germany slams the door in their faces (from Wiki):
    “Shareholders of the company are the Russian gas company Gazprom (51% of shares), German companies Wintershall Dea and PEG Infrastruktur AG (E.ON) (both 15.5%), the Dutch gas company Gasunie (9%), and the French gas company Engie (9%).[19][29]”

    Companies that have already worked or are working or will be working on the project and hence presumably are targets of American sanction rattling include
    Saipem
    Intec Engineering
    Allseas
    Royal Boskalis Westminster
    Tideway
    EUROPIPE
    OMK
    Sumitomo
    EUPEC PipeCoatings S.A
    Rolls-Royce plc
    Dresser-Rand Group
    Siirtec Nigi SPA
    Blue Water Shipping

    Plus various subcontractors, etc.

    Per Wiki Allseas has already caved in to threats in 2019, but construction continued.

  100. @Alfred

    Hate to tell you, but water vapour IS a greenhouse gas. Luckily it precipitates out quickly. I agree with burning coal, because it hastens humanity’s end, and nukes, because the more nukes built, the more there will be to melt down when civilization collapses. But I’m an alien lizard, and I prefer it hotter.

  101. @A123

    Do you have any statistics on priestly paedophilia in ‘Christian’ Poland? I believe it is widespread, as usual, undoubtedly due to ancient custom and Wojtyla turning a blind eye to his colleagues proclivities.

  102. @A123

    The ‘dhimmi’ NYT???!! You need URGENT psychiatric intervention, 123. Do not delay!

  103. @Joe Levantine

    Can’t reply in detail at the moment, Joe. Just a quick apology. I attack you and you reply with courtesy and kindness. Thanks.

  104. HdC says:
    @but an humble craftsman

    What were they? That the Soviet Union would control eastern Europe, and pose a major threat to the Western World?
    That soon after WWII the USA decided to permit the nasty Germans to rearm because no one else in the western world was thought to be able to take on the Soviets with a reasonable chance of success?
    Or, that 50 odd years after armistice Germany is the largest exporting nation on the planet??? Agreed that this rank is now held by the Chinese but c’mon, 1,400,000,000 people vs 82,000,000? To say nothing about the USA with 330,000,000 or so population?
    Bear in mind the both WWI and WWII were fought by the stupid Brits in order to knock out German competition in foreign markets. As a British politician was quoted by an American diplomat when he told the Brit that they would just have to do better: That worthy lamented that is would probably be cheaper to wage war against Germany than for Britain to improve its international competitiveness. Famous last words indeed.

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