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Inter-EU relations plummeting over Macron’s apparent China tilt

Somewhat surprisingly, despite increased NATO pressure, Macron has not only refused to take back his statements, but has even reiterated them, openly declaring that “being an ally does not mean being a vassal … [or] mean that we don’t have the right to think for ourselves.”

Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

It’s hardly breaking news that the European Union is essentially a giant collection of vassals of the United States. Ironically enough, as the bloc effectively doubled in size since the (First) Cold War, its sovereignty has proportionately gone down. Washington DC largely accomplished this by propping up staunchly pro-US EU members. One such country is certainly Poland, as Warsaw consistently supports American interests in the EU. And while it could be argued that this is largely thanks to Poland’s virtually endemic Russophobia, the most recent episode with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China clearly indicates that Warsaw’s foreign policy framework is as American as it could possibly be.

Late last week, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki slammed Macron’s “controversial” comments on Beijing, made just after he met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Morawiecki openly mocked the French President’s call for “strategic autonomy”, which also included follow-up comments about the EU “not being a direct US vassal”. Such rhetoric isn’t unheard of, particularly from France, but the question remains how exactly honest and straightforward it is. However, even a semblance of anything that could remotely be seen as “anti-American” is virtual “heresy” in Warsaw, which explains its harsh reaction to this. Morawiecki equated even just cordial EU-China ties with “cutting off relations with the US”. His exact words were:

“European autonomy sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But it means shifting the center of European gravity towards China and severing the ties with the US. Short-sightedly they look to China to be able to sell more EU products there at huge geopolitical costs, making us more dependent on China and not less. Some European countries are trying to make with China the same mistake which was made with Russia – this dramatic mistake.”

According to AFP’s reporting, Morawiecki also (implicitly) slammed both France and Germany for their allegedly “lukewarm” support for the Kiev regime and “warned” about China’s breakaway island province of Taiwan:

“You cannot protect Ukraine today and tomorrow by saying Taiwan is not your business. I think that, God forbid, if Ukraine falls, if Ukraine gets conquered, the next day China may attack – can attack – Taiwan… …I do not quite understand the concept of strategic autonomy if it means de facto shooting into our own knee. Western European nations have grown accustomed to a model based on cheap energy from Russia, high-margin trade with China, low-cost labor from Eastern Europe and security for free from the United States. Now their modus vivendi collapsed in ruins so what do they do? They want a quick ceasefire, armistice, in Ukraine, almost at any price. Some politicians in Western Europe are thinking, ‘Ukraine, why are you fighting so bravely?'”

Somewhat surprisingly, despite increased NATO pressure, Macron has not only refused to take back his statements, but has even reiterated them, openly declaring that “being an ally does not mean being a vassal … [or] mean that we don’t have the right to think for ourselves.” Macron’s recent “controversial” statements have sent shockwaves across the political West. And while they’re hardly a clear indicator of a major strategic shift in French foreign policy, as the country still supports the Kiev regime through weapons shipments that are killing the people of Donbass, they are quite an unpleasant surprise for Washington DC planners hopeful of sustaining their strategic siege of China in the Asia-Pacific, an effort that requires pan-Western support.

“The paradox would be that, overcome with panic, we believe we are just America’s followers. The question Europeans need to answer … is it in our interest to accelerate [a crisis] on Taiwan? No. The worse thing would be to think that we Europeans must become followers on this topic and take our cue from the US agenda and a Chinese overreaction… …If the tensions between the two superpowers heat up … we won’t have the time nor the resources to finance our strategic autonomy and we will become vassals,” Macron said at the time.

This and the fact that the French President said “the great risk facing Europe right now is that it gets caught up in crises that are not ours, which prevents it from building its strategic autonomy” is quite indicative of so-called “old” Europe’s desire to maintain at least some degree of strategic relevance. However, it’s quite difficult to take the “old” EU seriously in the matter of Taiwan when it’s been so religiously following Washington DC’s diktat on Ukraine for well over a decade. Despite clear and open frustrations with the US profiteering that has been “bleeding dry” the increasingly cash-strapped EU for over a year now, the bloc still continues its self-defeating subservience. As long as the EU participates in Washington DC’s crawling aggression against Russia, the desire to stop being US vassals will be nothing but that.

The Fake Alien Invasion Incoming and War News from Around the World

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The fake alien invasion looks to be coming soon! The mainstream media is all over these UFO shoot down stories and they want our attention to be focused on them. Why?

We also cover the war in Ukraine, escalating tensions in the South China Sea and the US blows up the nordstream pipeline.

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EU drastically decreases energy consumption due to anti-Russian sanctions

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The pre-planned war and the destruction of both Nordstream pipelines by NATO forces is doing it’s trick. People are forced to choose between heat and food and are burning wood, coal and even clothing to stay warm. The insane policies of the EU and the West continues. Johnny

Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant.

As expected, anti-Russian sanctions are already having negative effects on European countries and directly affecting the lives of ordinary people. Between August and November 2022, the EU reduced its use of natural gas by more than 20%, compared to the rates of the last five years. The data were published on the 20th of December as a result of a survey operated by Eurostat. According to EU officials, the reduction is indicative of the success of the European bloc’s attempts to decrease its dependence on Russian gas.

“The EU consumption of natural gas has dropped by 20.1% in the period August-November 2022, compared with the average gas consumption for the same months (August-November) between 2017 and 2021”, Eurostat report says.

Almost all EU states reported a reduction in gas consumption, with eighteen of them registering a drop of more than 15%, which was the target established by the bloc. The country that reported the highest rate of reduction was Finland, with a 52.7% drop in domestic utilization. Latvia (43.2%) and Lithuania (41.6%) also had high rates of drop, while, on the other hand, six states were below the 15% target. Malta (7.1%) and Slovakia (2.6%) were the only countries that witnessed an increase in consumption, absolutely failing to meet the European targets.

In fact, the 15% target does not seem in any way an easy thing to achieve. The value corresponds to a high volume of energy, which is definitely not “dispensable” for any country. However, this goal was the “consensus” among European politicians during the EU Council meeting in August, whose topic was the creation of a new energy regulation. The objective is to reach, in the period between August 2022 and March 2023, the lowest gas rates of the last five years. Thus, the bloc hopes that European economies will become less dependent on Russian supplies, ensuring the countries’ ability to initiate an era of energy containment.

Energy control is something that Europeans have been promoting for a long time. Containment policies serve the interests of those financial elites interested in developing the so-called “green” market, which is driven by capitalist environmentalism and the agenda of the World Economic Forum. However, the situation is now different, as it is not ecological reasons that drive this drastic decrease in consumption in the EU countries, but the simple fact that there is no longer an abundant and cheap source of energy for Europe.

This source has always been Russia, which, being a major gas producer and being geographically close to the EU nations, supplied the commodity without concerns about political or ideological alignment, focusing only on mutually beneficial economic cooperation. The EU, however, decided to adhere to the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US, adopting an absolutely anti-strategic and irrational stance, which harms the interests of European citizens themselves.

With this, it is possible to say that the reduction of European gas use is not the result of a rational deliberation in search of improvements in the continent, but simply a desperate measure to try to keep the EU countries economically active amid the shortages in the gas supply. Energy instability is forcing countries to reduce consumption, having no real sovereign interest on the part of states in operating this reduction.

In the long term, these policies become truly unsustainable. Some countries seek alternative gas routes. States in the western part of the continent try to cooperate with France to obtain gas from the Sahel, while, on the other hand, US gas exports to Europe become the main market for US energy companies. However, for states in the most central and eastern areas of Europe and with a large industrial volume, such as Germany, the absence of Russian supply seems unbearable, with no other way to guarantee true energy stability – especially during the winter.

But nothing seems to change the EU’s conviction that anti-Russian coercion is the best way to resolve the current crisis. The bloc recently approved a new sanctions package, including a price cap on Russian oil and refined products. Not even winter, which naturally demands an increase in gas utilization, appears to be an incentive for European leaders to review their strategies regarding Russia.

Indeed, what we can expect are two scenarios: either European states will reverse their anti-Russian policies independently, ignoring irrational EU recommendations, or citizens of these countries eventually will escalate mass protests, strengthening the Eurosceptic wave. In both cases, one thing is certain: at some point Europe’s passive submission to the US will come to an end.

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Can Germany’s plan for confrontation with Russia work?

Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst

On November 14, Der Spiegel published a report according to which leaked documents of the German Ministry of Defense indicate that the Bundeswehr is preparing for a war with Russia. The secret draft titled “Operational guidelines for the Armed Forces” was authored by the German Chief of Defense Staff, General Eberhard Zorn. It was written in late September and according to General Zorn, “an attack on Germany can potentially happen without warning and can cause serious damage, even existential. Therefore, the defense capabilities of the Bundeswehr are essential for the survival of the country.” The German Chief of Defense Staff stressed the need for a “mega-reform” of the Bundeswehr, adding that “for approximately 30 years, the focus placed on missions abroad no longer does justice to the current situation, with possible consequences that endanger the system.”

Instead, General Zorn thinks it’s crucial for Germany to focus on “the Atlantic defense of the Alliance,” with the “capacity to provide visible and credible deterrence, to dominate Germany’s military action plan.” In this regard, specifically, “the Bundeswehr must arm itself for a forced war, since a potential confrontation on NATO’s eastern flank has once again become more probable.”

The draft clearly identified Russia as the “immediate threat”. However, the designation makes little sense, as Russia is now over 1,500 km away from Germany, with Belarus, Poland and Ukraine standing between the two countries. While it made some sense for Germany to maintain a large, highly trained military force with constant combat readiness during the (First) Cold War, as the USSR had approximately half a million soldiers in East Germany at the time (in addition to other Warsaw Pact member states), the situation is effectively reversed nowadays.

It’s precisely NATO that’s encroaching on Russia’s western borders, with the crawling expansion including coups and other interventions in various Eastern European and post-Soviet states. This aggression by the political West forced Moscow’s hand, culminating with the February 24 counteroffensive. However, the German plan has already been set in motion and no matter how ill-conceived it is, an analysis of how it could play out is in order. The plan certainly isn’t new, as it has been in the works for well over half a year. Back in early March, the German government announced it would allocate approximately €100 billion to upgrade the Bundeswehr, which has become a mere shadow of what it was during the heydays of the (First) Cold War.

The 2021 budget for Bundeswehr was approximately €50 billion. If Berlin was to increase that by close to 100%, it would put extreme pressure on the struggling German economy. Such a massive upsurge in military spending wouldn’t only take away from other branches of the government, but it would also come at a time when the sanctions boomerang from the failed economic siege of Russia is ravaging all of the European Union. The bloc hasn’t even begun recovery from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s already facing severe economic contraction resulting from anti-Russian sanctions and policies. Much of Germany’s prosperity was based on access to cheap Russian energy, which is now a thing of the past thanks to Berlin’s suicidal subservience to “Euro-Atlantic values”.

In essence, this means that Germany is doomed to massively increase military spending while having significantly fewer resources at its disposal to do so. This doesn’t even factor in how the German people would react to such a momentous foreign (and, to a large extent, domestic) policy shift. As the EU’s largest and most important economy, Germany would also cause shockwaves throughout the bloc if it were to go ahead with such a plan. With Russian energy supplies either gone or effectively unaffordable, any government in power in Berlin would have virtually the entire German private sector against it, with the notable exception of the arms industry, which would be the only one not contracting thanks to increased orders for the Bundeswehr.

On the other hand, even this plan is bound to hit several major snags before it’s even put in motion. The US Military Industrial Complex dominates in NATO, making it the primary beneficiary of German (re)militarization. Domestic weapons production has atrophied significantly in the last 30 years, while the globalization of the world economy led to the rest of it being outsourced to other countries, both in Europe and elsewhere around the globe.

New reports indicate that Berlin’s decision to supply weapons and munitions to the Kiev regime is severely depleting German stockpiles, a problem further exacerbated by the significant slowdown of component imports from China. This is also the result of the German government’s self-destructive push for an economic decoupling of the EU and the Asian giant. Beijing has been extremely patient with the bloc’s subservience to Washington DC, but it seems this patience has now run out.

Another major issue will be the reaction of other EU members. With the notable exception of the clinically Russophobic Baltic states and Poland, the rest of the bloc is extremely concerned with the economic fallout of the failed sanctions war on Russia. As the German economy contracts, the rest of the EU will almost certainly follow suit, causing massive political instability.

At least half a dozen European governments have already fallen so far, while the neoliberal elites in Brussels are now forced to contend with new anti-liberal political parties in power in several EU member states. This is bound to cause further rifts within the bloc. It will be followed by the general militarization of the EU, which will further erode the already falling living standards and cause more political instability. This will turn Europe into an economically devastated bulwark that serves no other purpose except to contain Russia while the US shifts focus to the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: InfoBrics

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US aggressive subsidies package amid the crisis hurts Europe and could divide West

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The US is throwing Europe under the economic bus and putting it in reverse! Someone at the top of the powers that be wants the EU decimated and as you will see every move the US is making lately just makes it worse for the EU. Enjoy today’s post from Uriel!

Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts

Jakob Hanke and Barbara Moens, writing for Politico, argue that Europe’s industry is “on emergency footing” and that this is due to the rising energy and gas prices but also Washington’s new subsidies for American companies. US President Joe Biden, under the Inflation Reduction Act, announced in August, is now allocating $369 billion (in industrial subsidies) to the green industry.

Former US vice president Al Gore this week described the Act as “the most significant climate legislation ever passed by any country”. Not everyone is so impressed, though. The catch is that this new piece of legislation requires that much of the tech (such as electric cars’s batteries and so on) be made in North America. This of course has terrible implications for Europe.

The issue is so serious that French President Emmanuel Macron, who had a meeting with Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, warned his US counterpart the matter could “fragment the West”, while describing the subsidies as “hyper aggressive” towards European companies.

Although Gore earlier this week urged Europeans to “not fight” the US on this issue but rather to “join” it, there is indeed an ongoing trade spat between Washington and the EU.

For one thing, European officials have accused the US of profiting from the current Russo-Ukrainian conflict, while the Europeans themselves suffer the most. The US liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is certainly enjoying massive gains while the European continent is preparing for the coming winter and buying lots of it – while LNG shipping rates are skyrocketing.

It’s a well known fact that Washington has a record of betraying its most devoted allies. European leaders certainly have not forgotten then assistant US secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, disdainful words about the EU in the 2014 leaked phone call, when she used the F-word. If that leak exposed a certain Washington attitude  towards its European allies, such an  attitude does not seem to have changed much.

In the difficult situation now faced by Europe, amid the escalation of military conflict in Eurasia, geopolitical and geoeconomic issues are intertwined. Whether one likes or not Vladimir Putin and its latest decisions, the hard truth is that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine actually started 8 years ago, with a long-ignored humanitarian disaster in Donbass and repeated Ukrainian offensives against the civilian population there. This conflict in turn has its roots in the US-led NATO’s enlargement and encirclement policies against Russia. However, beyond the geopolitical-military question there is also a geoeconomic dispute and an energy angle.

In December 2020 I wrote on this angle and on how Washington has always wanted to have Europeans buying plenty of American LNG (which is more expensive, in fact), even though Russia is at the “doorstep” of Europe. The US has thus always actively worked against any Russian-European gas cooperation through a series of legislative measures and sanctions – and here, as often happens, government corruption and private interests intertwine with US geopolitics and geoeconomics.

Although the current conflict in Ukraine escalated the dramatic rise in European energy prices, this rise started before the end of 2020 – and it is a well known fact that it could have been at least partly avoided if Nord Stream 2 had not been delayed.

The Nord Stream pipeline however is gone for good, possibly as the result of an act of sabotage, something which Biden himself promised would happen (on January 7). I’ve written on how post-Nord Stream Europe and the UK now face inflation,  deindustrialization and a possible depression. So, this is the general context one should keep in mind when looking at the current subsidy and trade war that seems to be unfolding now.

The aforementioned Politico’s journalists write that, according to two senior EU officials, the EU is preparing a huge subsidy initiative to counter  the American one, in an attempt to prevent its industry from being “wiped out by American rivals.” EU industry chief Thierry Breton went so far as to say that Biden’s newest subsidy package actually poses an “existential challenge” to the European economy and industry. One EU diplomat is even quoted by the aforementioned Politico piece as saying that the Inflation Reduction Act “has changed everything” to the point of making some voices in Europe ask “is Washington DC still our ally or not?”. This in fact might be one the most fundamental geopolitical questions for the current century.

It remains to be seen how European leaders will respond to yet another American aggression. While a new Cold War is taking place, emerging powers around the world are increasingly building on multi-alignmentnon-alignment and multilateralism, pursuing mutually beneficial relations with Moscow and Beijing while balancing their relationship with Washington, as exemplified by the recent Egyptian Russian-built nuclear plant. In Europe, however, for a long time Hungary’s Viktor Orban had been the lone voice of reason on this matter.

With the post-Nord Stream reality, the coming winter, sanctions backfiring, the so-called “Ukraine’s fatigue” and the energy and economy crises, however, things might be changing. This would be an opportunity for Europe to finally assert its sovereignty. The problem is that the continent is still heavily dependent on Washington for security and committed to NATO expanding structures – and this is the core of the Atlantic partnership. Breaking such a cycle would not be easy, obviously. But all the signs of a declining relationship are there.

Source: InfoBrics

Europe Seizes Russian Fertilizers, Damaging Food Security

Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant.

Once again, anti-Russian Western policies are impacting the international supply. According to a recent report by Russian authorities, thousands of tonnes of Russian fertilizers are being seized by the European Union, prevented from being used for food production. This type of measure is extremely dangerous for food security and worsens the global supply crisis.

In a recent statement, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said that more than 280,000 tonnes of Russian mineral fertilizers remain detained in European ports. The number is the result of a long process of retention in recent months. Moscow would have negotiated the export of these fertilizers with partner countries around the world, mainly Africa, in the context of recent Russian policies of free shipping of goods to emerging states, in order to contribute to combating the supply crisis. However, Europeans would be arresting the goods and preventing them from leaving the continent’s ports.

“Up to 280,000 tonnes of Russian mineral fertilizers have been under arrest in a number of European countries over recent months (…) It is that part of the mineral fertilizers which were seized in European ports and which we are able to export at our expense. The fertilizers will also go free of charge to those African countries. In addition, we are engaged in a number of projects with other countries (…)”, he said.

The deputy minister also emphasized the importance of sending fertilizers in large scale to poor countries as a guarantee of food security, stating that without such products there will be no grains in the coming seasons, generating a widespread problem. In the West, the importance of grain distribution to combat hunger is always mentioned, but the relevance of fertilizers is neglected – perhaps deliberately, in order to affect Russian agricultural industry, since Russia is one of the world’s main fertilizer producers.

“In general, it is evident to everybody that when it comes to grains, it is food security. But in my opinion, food security is no less affected by fertilizer exports, as the next year’s crops will be called into question without fertilizers”, he added.

Vershinin also commented on how the European policy of blocking Russian exports is one of the reasons why Russia was extremely dissatisfied with the management of the Grain Deal. Although new negotiations have taken place recently, with the western side making firmer commitments, little has been seen in the sense of actually implementing the agreed measures. So far, the general situation of the food crisis remains the same: the West causes shortages and blames Russia for it.

Moscow continues to maintain its normal flow of grain and fertilizers through the Black Sea and hopes that the shipped containers are correctly redistributed to the emerging countries to which they are destined. However, when such products arrive in Europe, instead of being redirected, they are held indefinitely. The western media plays its role in this operation against Russia by mobilizing public opinion, as the major western newspapers describe the absence of agricultural commodities in emerging countries as a “Russian crime” and simply ignore that it is the European Union that is illegally arresting goods in their ports and increasing world hunger.

According to Vershinin, this situation is reaching a dangerous point, as the longer the West delays in fulfilling its obligations, the more emerging countries worsen their food security conditions. He called on the entire international society to work together so that the case is resolved as quickly as possible, before social disasters become inevitable.

“There is extremely little time left. I have told you about the circumstances we take into account in decision-making. And here, as they say, every day is precious. That is why, our message to the UN representatives, so to speak, was that we should not waste time, but should use every day to achieve meaningful results. It is all the more important that we work to ensure food security, and we are doing our job (…)”, he stated.

In fact, the position of international organizations cannot be silent in the face of this type of scenario. The UN, and even more specifically the FAO, must officially speak out to condemn the West – or at least start investigations focused on attesting to the veracity of data reported by the Russian government. It is unacceptable for an organization so publicly committed to democratic and humanitarian values as the EU to act so perversely against poor countries and vulnerable populations, just with the interest of harming Russia’s international image.

Furthermore, it is clear how such policies generate a reverse effect: the more the EU and the West try to blame Russia for their own crimes, the more emerging countries tend to distance themselves from the West itself, as it is clear in the current situation which side is really cooperating against hunger and which side is acting in a destabilizing way.

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The EU is doing this to themselves just as planned. America and Canada are next. Prayed up and prepped up.

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13 EU Countries are Completely or at least Partially CUT OFF from Russian Gas

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As I reported earlier the AP and Reuters were all coming in with reports of Russia’s GAZPROM company shutting down the Nordstream pipeline. It has already begun with 13 EU countries and the rest to follow I’m sure.

Thirteen EU countries have either completely stopped receiving Russian gas or are partially cut off from the supply after the temporary closure of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, according to Russia’s state-run Tass news agency.

The news agency quoted a senior official from the Directorate General of the European Commission for Energy in its report on Thursday.

Russian state energy company Gazprom confirmed on Wednesday that Nord Stream 1 was closed temporarily for maintenance from August 31 until September 3.

Gazprom, which cut the supply through the 1,224-kilometre pipeline to 40 per cent of capacity in June and to 20 per cent in July, said that the “only gas compressor unit” currently in operation needed technical maintenance.

Then Hal Turner Radio reported this just over an hour ago.

UPDATE 4:16 PM EDT —

Natural gas markets in Europe are now collapsing with price spikes of unimaginable rates. Almost no natural gas can flow to Europe now and countries there cannot receive enough to keep the economies going.

This is a developing story so I will keep my eyes on it. This could collapse the economies of the EU member states as they all depend on Russian oil and gas to survive. Going green wasn’t such a great idea after all huh?

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“CHAOS AND SOCIAL STRIFE COMING TO EUROPE” as Russia Closes Down Nordstream Pipeline “Indefinitely”

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The EU has been shocked by Russia’s decision to shut down the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline indefinitely with Western analysts warning of social unrest and even civil strife in European countries!

Bloomberg emphasizes that  Russia’s decision to stop natural gas supplies through Nord Stream 1 represents a significant escalation of the energy crisis in Europe.

Diplomatic sources said that we are now entering the most critical turning point in the dispute with Russia and this is because all countries are taking into account that the fear of intense social unrest across Europe due to accuracy is now evident.

And mainly because the patience of the European citizens is running out and the risk that they will start questioning the sanctions against Moscow is constantly increasing.

“Social unrest and civil strife”

“Germany and Norway, two of the wealthiest nations in Europe, are among the countries facing disruptions to daily life that in some countries could lead to civil unrest.”

That’s according to an analysis by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft, whose new Civil Unrest Index report revealed that more than 50 percent of 198 countries saw an increase in political unrest last quarter.

“The world is facing an unprecedented increase in civil unrest as governments of all countries grapple with the effects of inflation on the price of staple foods and energy,” said principal analyst Torbjorn Soldvedt.

“The data, covering seven years, show that in the last quarter in many countries the risk of civil unrest increased more than at any time since the Index was launched,” he noted.

Soldvedt said the worst is yet to come.

“With more than 80% of countries around the world experiencing inflation above 6%, socio-economic risks are reaching critical levels. Almost half of all countries in the CUI are now categorized as high or extreme risk, and a large number of states are expected to face further deterioration over the next six months.”

Countries at extreme risk of protests include, perhaps unsurprisingly, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to Verisk Maplecroft’s report, wealthy governments that can “spend their way out” have a good chance of surviving the turmoil.

Those without the funds to pay to protect citizens from excessive energy prices may end up paying with their seats.

Finally the natural gas from Russia

Gazprom announced a while ago that it is completely stopping the flow of natural gas to Europe through Nord Stream due to a technical problem.

As he claims during a routine check an oil leak was detected. In fact, the company also presented a photo of the damage. With this data he claims the turbine cannot be operated safely. The announcement did not give a timetable for when it would be able to restore the Nord Strem pipeline.

Moscow insists that sanctions, imposed by the West after Russia invaded Ukraine, are preventing routine maintenance work on Nord Stream 1. Brussels says this is a pretext, arguing that Russia is using natural gas as an economic weapon to retaliation.

This announcement comes a few hours after the decision of the G7 to impose a ceiling on the price of Russian oil, which caused a strong reaction from Moscow, and the announcement by the Commission of a plan to impose on the price of natural gas.

The complete shutdown of natural gas in Europe for an unspecified period of time risks leaving the Old Continent unprotected in the coming winter. Analysts believe that this move on the part of Russia has nothing to do with the technical reasons it cites but with a strategic move against the plans of the West.

Russian RIA reports:

“Nord Stream, the main pipeline for the supply of natural gas from Russia to Europe, has been operating with restrictions since mid-June and since the end of July has been operating at only 20% of its capacity, which amounts to almost 170 million cubic meters the day. Moscow stressed that the reduction in supply is solely due to the sanctions, which have caused problems in the maintenance and repair of Siemens gas compressor units.

Gazprom’s announcement

In a statement, Gazprom said that “a leak of engine oil mixed with sealant was detected at the terminals of the low and intermediate pressure rotor speed sensor cables” in the turbine during this maintenance work.

“Until the repair (…) natural gas transport through Nord Stream will be completely suspended, ” the group said.

It is noted that Gazprom received a warning from the Russian technical control regulatory authority (Rostekhnadzor) about a turbine failure. The pipeline will not operate until the damage is repaired, according to the observations. No specific time frame was given.

According to Gazprom’s announcement, the engine oil leak was detected in the main gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station, near St. Petersburg.

It said in a statement that the turbine cannot operate safely until the leak is repaired and gave no timetable for resuming gas supplies through the pipeline, which was due to resume operations in the early hours of Saturday after a three-day outage. maintenance.

The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline stops for an indefinite period of time, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports, citing an announcement by the oil company Gazprom, the newspaper Novaya Gazeta writes. Europe.

“Gazprom sent a letter about the Nord Stream pipeline engine failures and the need to repair them to Siemens,” the Russian news agency reported.

“Gazprom stopped the operation of the only remaining turbine of the Nord Stream pipeline on August 31. The suspension of its operation for three days was necessary “to carry out maintenance and scheduled preventive maintenance work”.

Gazprom cited Siemens, which reportedly said the necessary repairs could only be made “in the conditions of a specialized workshop.” Source

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Russia Slows Natural Gas to Europe to a TRICKLE, Amasses Troops on Western Border

In today’s video report we discuss the latest Russian moves against the EU and NATO as they cut Europe’s gas flow to the lowest ever recorded level! Right now the gas flow is at only 5% of capacity which will force Europe to use their gas reserves and they are also at RECORD LOWS!

This chart shows the flow rate

EU Source on Gas cuts

Hal Turner Story on Gas Flows

Attacks on Polish Border Guards

COVID VACCINES HAVE NEVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND ALWAYS WEAKEN AND KILL THE SUBJECTS

In today’s video report we cover the AstraZeneca jab and why it’s been halted in many European nations and how the EU medical authorities, the WHO and AstraZeneca themselves are insisting it’s safe despite reports of abnormal blood clots! Essentially they’re saying that the benefits outweigh the risks including death for some patients. Really? Do you still believe these people care about you?!?

Also we cover what happens when they’ve tested these mRNA vaccines on animals. They ALL DIED. All of that and more is in todays video report below along with links to the material used. God bless and share this with anyone you know who is considering this experimental gene therapy.

Primary article

Report on Suspension of AstraZeneca Vaccine

EMA Says Shots are Worth the Risk

White Paper on Covid Vaccines

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