Ukraine and Presstitutes: Will Russia Cut off the EU Gas Supply?
This is one of the hoaxes actively circulated by the Western media, or as Gerald #Celente calls them, “presstitutes.” Note, I do not read or watch the Western #presstitutes. Ever since I started living in the West, I had the unfortune of hearing so much of the deliberate anti-Russian lies – and very, very little, if any TRUTH – that a long time ago I turned off my cable and unsubscribed from all US newspapers and magazines. It was really for the reasons of self-preservation. You see, I didn’t want to vomit every time I watched a presstitutes’ newscast.
I was alerted to this piece from the UK’s Telegraph by the Tales From the World blog.
A quote from the Telegraph:
“Putin mocks the West and threatens to turn off gas supplies
By Damien McElroy 07 Mar 2014
Russian leader says does not want ‘new cold war’ but threatens to disrupt European gas supplies
Vladimir Putin has mocked diplomatic efforts (by diplomatic efforts they must mean the heavily armed nazi thugs the West has financed that threaten Russian-speaking population, or the snipers on roofs that were shooting both demonstrators and police to create more havoc – LR) to end the Ukraine crisis as Russia threatened to disrupt European gas supplies by cutting off sales to Kiev over its unpaid debts.
The Russian president said through his official spokesman that, despite deep disagreements with the West, he did not want a confrontation over Ukraine to spiral into a “new cold war”.
Nevertheless Dmitry Peskov ridiculed Western demands for direct talks between the Kremlin and the new Kiev government, claiming that the loss of credibility involved “puts a smile on our face” (very poor and deliberately twisted translation: Peskov said: “makes us smile,’ or it could also be translated as “it is amusing,” which is a completely different meaning. “Vizivaet ulibku” is a very well known Russian expression meant to indicate irony and disbelief – LR).
The remarks were broadcast during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, where the Ukrainian athlete carrying his national flag was given a loud cheer. (how exactly is this related? – A typical psy-op. See how easy it is to embed a thought into a human mind. If a Ukraine athlete was cheered in Russia, it must mean people are against Putin. OR, more likely, it might mean Russians actually support Ukrainians because they know what they are going through now that the nazis have seized power in Ukraine and pensions to old grannies are being cut in half from on everage $160 a month to $80, per demand by EU and IMF in order to qualify for EU/IMF bail-out. Perhaps, people of Russia are expressing solidarity with the plight of the Ukrainians, which to me is much more likely – LR)
Earlier, Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned energy giant (twisted and partial truth – Gazprom is a publicly traded company, including in the US, and it is partially state-owned – LR), said it would start to reduce deliveries to Kiev, a move that would disrupt supplies to Europe (outright lie, read more below – LR). Gazprom said Ukraine had failed to make payments on its £1.2 billion debts (partial truth; in reality, it’s more than that – LR).
Ukraine is one of the main transit routes for the continent’s gas and the suspension of Gazprom exports in freezing temperatures in 2006 and in 2009 endangered national grids and caused sharp rises in prices. (In reality, it was a suspension of gas to Ukraine, not EU, for openly stealing Russian gas that went through their territory, which meant huge losses to Gasprom. In turn, Ukraine, under kleptocrats and Western-financed orange revolutionaries, Yushchenko and Tymoshenko, had shut down gas valves to Europe to sabotage Russian gas supplies to the EU and to drag the EU into this in order to put a wedge between Russia and the EU. Who benefitted from a rift between Ukraine and Russia and EU and Russia, what do you think? – LR) “We can’t supply gas for free,” Alexey Miller, the head of Gazprom, said. “Either Ukraine settles its debt and pays for current deliveries or the risk arises of a return to the situation we saw at the start of 2009.”
And now, let’s examine what is really happening here:
Obviously a lot has been twisted. I listen carefully to all Russian news in RUSSIAN.
One: Putin, or anyone in the Russian government, never threatened the EU or the West to cut off gas supply.
Two: reduced gas supply to Ukraine will only happen if they don’t pay their debt – per signed agreement between Ukraine and Russia. The debt is mounting every day, and that’s #Gazprom’s prerogative and duty to its shareholders. Apparently, the West and Ukraine expect Gazprom to continue feeding Ukraine Russian gas for FREE despite mounting arrears and even after their openly anti-Russian/fascist putsch. No dice.
Incidentally, per earlier agreement with Yanukovich, Russia now supplies Ukraine with gas at deep discount to global and EU price: about $200 per cubic meter, when EU pays over $450 per cubic meter. Since the new powers in Ukraine don’t recognize Yanukovich and annul all agreements he made, in the next quarter, for which partial payment is due now, the price will go back to the $400 as negotiated several years ago by then PM Tymoshenko.
Three: this is a total hoax for the gullible, and Western propaganda 101: reducing gas supply to Ukraine DOES NOT automatically result in shortages of gas to Europe because this is Ukrainian gas supply and it is separate from EU gas supply. Seems this should be clear even to 5-year olds….
Unless of course, Ukrainians start stealing European gas that goes through Ukraine’s territory, as they had done in the past. But then, EU should’ve thought more carefully who they were supporting. IF that happens, Russia will be as much a hostage to the Ukraine’s corrupt kleptomaniac oligarchs, as the EU. At that point, it will be up to the EU to sort out the mess they had created together with the US.
Four: that is correct: neither Putin, nor Russia want the new cold war that is being pushed on them by the US and by the brainless EU (contrary to EU’s own interests – but that’s a separate story). However, this does not mean Russia will shrivel up and die when US/EU are trying so insistently to pin them into a corner and make them into arch-enemy #1 as they had done before.
US and their Military-Industrial-Security-Media complex on the other hand, DO want the new cold war and much more.
FIVE: Who benefits from the rift between the EU and Russia? EU – not, Russia – not (EU is Russia’s largest trading partner). Who benefits from a rift between 2 very close, brotherly nations Ukraine and Russia? (Russia is Ukraine’s largest trading partner). Ukraine – not, Russia – not. Think: cui bono?
This is what US wants:
1. Put a wedge between EU and Russia and destroy their growing cooperation – it especially concerns a very important German/Russian cooperation;
2. Destroy any possibility of any normal relationship between 2 brotherly and very close economically peoples – Russians and Ukrainians;
3. Create a Middle East-like area of permanent instability in Ukraine, right next to Russia; Admit Ukraine into #NATO for the purpose of placing US/NATO missiles in Ukraine threatening Russia directly;
4. Weaken and eventually destroy Russia as their main geopolitical opponent and guarantor against unabated US aggression.
If people were smart, they wouldn’t listen to dubious propaganda, thus starving prestitutes. If people were smart, they would undertstand that IF the US succeeded and Russia were gone, it wouldn’t make anyone’s lives anywhere on the globe better. It always amazes me how easily people can be duped and manipulated. Even those who are alert enough to understand about “banksters” and the loss of freedoms in the US, don’t understand how Ukraine is just another piece of the same game.
About: I am originally from Russia and grew up in Ukraine – more here. I am publishing an ongoing series of articles about ‘What’s really happening in Ukraine,’ including the geopolitics, economics, witness accounts, US/EU agendas, analysis of Russia’s position and geopolitics. My predictions are in every post. All of that you can read on the Futurist Trendcast blog.
My radio interview “Road to Moscow Goes Through Kiev” and more articles coming this and next week.
P.S. My source in Germany is telling me that according to German polls, 4% support NATO military intervention; 14% support sanctions against Russia; 78% are in favor of Crimea being given back to Russia.
Putin Speaks – by Paul Craig Roberts new article
“Americans have not experienced political leadership or an independent media for such a long time that they will be amazed at the straightforward answers from the Russian President and by media asking real questions, some of which show the influence of Washington’s propaganda.
Americans will also be struck by how greatly the facts of the Ukraine situation diverge from the constant stream of lies that flow from Washington, its European puppets, and presstitute media.
Putin’s calm leadership, the absence of provocative statements and threats, and his insistence on legality and will of the people stand in stark contrast to the West’s threats and support for violent overthrow of a democratically elected government. It is astonishing that the only leadership the world has comes from Russia, China, and three or four countries in South America. The Western world no longer has diplomatic capability. Instead, the Western world relies on propaganda, threats, force, and schemes to overthrow governments that it first demonizes.
Notice that Putin repeatedly asks why the West created the crisis in Ukraine. He makes the important point that in post-Soviet countries, legality and democracy are fragile. Democracy and legality are not furthered by overthrowing democracy before it has taken roots and placing in office an unelected government by force and illegality. It is impossible to argue with this point. Why, indeed, did the West murder democracy and constitutional order in Ukraine?
The fact that Putin asks the question does not mean he does not know the answer. He does not give the answer, because he is a diplomat and still has some hope for common sense and good will to prevail. He knows that the West supported the overthrow of the Ukrainian government as part of its strategic thrust against the sovereignty and independence of Russia. Aligning Ukraine with NATO means US missile bases in Ukraine. Remember how terrified Americans were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
Putin knows that Washington in pursuit of world hegemony is driving the world to a dangerous war in which neither side can accept defeat. Thus, nuclear weapons would be unleashed. Putin knows that the reason Washington withdrew from the anti-ballistic missile treaty and installed anti-ballistic missiles in Poland is to degrade Russia’s nuclear deterrent. Putin knows that the reason Washington changed its war doctrine to permit preemptive nuclear attack is to carry out a first strike against Russia.
Putin also knows that only Europe can prevent this final devastation. Therefore, Putin does not make provocative statements or take strong actions. He hopes that Europe will notice his reasonable behavior in contrast with the reckless behavior of Washington and realize that Europe and NATO must cease enabling Washington’s pursuit of hegemony, a pursuit that is driving the world to its destruction. Putin hopes that Europeans’ sense of self-preservation will prevail over their lust for Washington’s money and invitations to dinner at the White House.”
You can read an English translation of Vladimir Putin’s March 4 press conference here:
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