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Thursday, August 21, 2008Surprise, surprise: Russia halts gas to Ukraine.
The Real Russian Threat To Europe
Much speculation swirls about after the Russian invasion of Georgia and the strong words to Poland about being the possible target of nuclear missiles if a missile defense system is deployed.
On August 12, I wrote:
If the Georgian pipeline is disrupted and Iranian oil supplies can be made chronically unreliable, then Russia owns Europe... and the Bears are back! Russian Bears, that is.That is the real nature of the Russian threat. They can control oil out of Georgia and they can simply wait until November and announce that they have no interest in honoring their oil and natural gas commitments to Europe unless certain "understandings" are made. And that understanding is simple: the Russian bear is to be treated like the Alpha Dog... and you give the Alpha Dog what it wants.
You don't have to look in Putin's eyes to know what is in his soul.
Okay, they waited until January... big whoop.
Harry, Nancy, and Barack... are you paying attention yet? Energy self-reliance. Trillions of cubic feet of U.S. natural gas waiting for you to get off your duffs. Billions of barrels of oil, too.
As Thomas Paine said: "Lead, follow, or get out of the way." But, then, none of you are exactly another Thomas Paine....