It’s Time To Face The Truth: Germany Is Funding Russia’s War On Ukraine
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — The German “politics,” so far as the Rich TVX News Network is informed, does not have a Superman, unless it´s Olaf Scholz! But Ukraine will fight because she must. Ukraine knows that standing alone she’s gone, she’ll become a satellite of Vladimir Putin´s Russia and treated very, very roughly because of her defiance of the Kremlin. The people in Ukraine aren’t alone. America stands with them. Because if America won’t stand for freedom, no one will. Bitterness marked the discord between the United States and our European allies over the fact that Russia accounted for about two-fifths of the EU’s gas needs before the start of the war in Ukraine. The European Union committed to reducing gas imports from Russia by 2/3 within a year, but has failed to establish a consensus on an outright import ban. As the Nord Stream pipeline reopens at lower capacity, pressure remains to reduce consumption and dependency on the Kremlin. Russia has resumed critical gas supplies to Europe through Germany. Natural gas makes up about 27% of Germany’s overall energy mix, but Germany is an energy vacuum. Before the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine, just over half (55%) of gas consumed in Germany was imported from Russia. On 11 July, Nord Stream closed down for 10 days for scheduled maintenance works, but the assumption in Berlin was that Vladimir Putin would use the break as a pretext to stop gas exports altogether, with reference to further pretend technical issues.
Germany’s “Brutal, National Egoism”
The Kremlin wants Germany more than any other part of the world, even Germany warned that the Kremlin is still trying to ‘blackmail’ Europe over energy supply, but as we now know these are German fairy tales. German’s complaints of the Kremlin´s violation of international law, however, are the most atrocious hypocrisy. In the face of all envy, and all hypocrisy, Germany feels unshakably conscious of serving a righteous cause, but it’s time to face the truth: Germany is funding Russia’s war on Ukraine. Through its natural gas purchases, Germany is currently funding Russia with ca. $60 billion per year, a sum almost equal to Russia’s entire annual military budget. Germany’s energy policy balancing act is nothing more than a political hypocrisy. The history of the natural gas industry in Germany has its foundations in the 1820s, but the current industry largely started around the mid-1960s. It virtually rests the case of Germany upon the gospel of Judas Iscariot, that each nation is justified in exerting its selfish interests and without any regard to considerations of conventional morality. At all times German politics have unscrupulously disregarded all forms of law as soon as their own energy interest was touched. If the Kremlin resumes gas deliveries at 40% of the capacity before the maintenance break, Germany will narrowly scrape through the winter without shortages, but conviction does not flow from the argument concerning Germany’s brutal egoism and reckless immorality.
Nord Stream (Russian: Северный поток, Severny potok) is a pair of offshore natural gas pipeline sets in Europe that run under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. It includes the Nord Stream 1 pipeline running from Vyborg in northwestern Russia, near Finland, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline running from Ust-Luga in northwestern Russia, near Estonia. Both pipelines run to Lubmin in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Nord Stream 2 has been denied certification as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The name “Nord Stream” occasionally refers to a wider pipeline network, including the feeding onshore pipeline in Russia, and further connections in Western Europe.
Nord Stream 1 is owned and operated by Nord Stream AG, whose majority shareholder is the Russian state company Gazprom. Nord Stream 2 is owned and planned to be operated by Nord Stream 2 AG, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
At 1,222 km (759 mi) in length, Nord Stream 1 is the longest sub-sea pipeline in the world, surpassing the Norway-UK Langeled pipeline. The laying of Nord Stream 2 was carried out in 2018–2021. The first line of Nord Stream 2 was completed in June 2021, and the second line was completed in September 2021.
The Nord Stream projects have been fiercely opposed by Central and Eastern European countries as well as the United States because of concerns that the pipelines would increase Russia’s influence in Europe and because of the knock-on reduction of transit fees for use of the existing pipelines in Central and Eastern European countries.
Germany suspended certification of the second Nord Stream pipeline, Nord Stream 2, on 22 February 2022 in response to Russia’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics during the prelude to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result, Nord Stream 2 AG went into bankruptcy.
Natural gas (also called fossil gas or simply gas) is a naturally occurring mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons consisting primarily of methane in addition to various smaller amounts of other higher alkanes. Usually low levels of trace gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and helium are also present. Natural gas is colorless and odorless, so odorizers such as mercaptan, which smells like sulfur or rotten eggs, are commonly added to natural gas supplies for safety so that leaks can be readily detected.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel and non-renewable resource that is formed when layers of organic matter (primarily marine microorganisms) decompose under anaerobic conditions and are subjected to intense heat and pressure underground over millions of years. The energy that the decayed organisms originally obtained from the sun via photosynthesis is stored as chemical energy within the molecules of methane and other hydrocarbons.
Natural gas can be burned for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. It is also used as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of plastics and other commercially important organic chemicals and less commonly used as a fuel for vehicles.
The extraction and consumption of natural gas is a major and growing contributor to climate change. Both the gas itself (specifically methane) and carbon dioxide, which is released when natural gas is burned, are greenhouse gases. When burned for heat or electricity, natural gas emits fewer toxic air pollutants, less carbon dioxide, and almost no particulate matter compared to other fossil and biomass fuels. However, gas venting and flaring, along with unintended fugitive emissions throughout the supply chain, can result in natural gas having a similar carbon footprint to other fossil fuels overall.
Natural gas can be found in underground geologic formations, often alongside other fossil fuels like coal and oil (petroleum). Most natural gas has been created through either biogenic or thermogenic processes. Biogenic gas is formed when methanogenic organisms in marshes, bogs, landfills, and shallow sediments anaerobically decompose but are not subjected to high temperatures and pressures. Thermogenic gas takes a much longer period of time to form and is created when organic matter is heated and compressed deep underground.
During petroleum production, natural gas is sometimes flared rather than being collected and used. Before natural gas can be burned as a fuel or used in manufacturing processes, it almost always has to be processed to remove impurities such as water. The byproducts of this processing include ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons. Hydrogen sulfide (which may be converted into pure sulfur), carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sometimes helium and nitrogen must also be removed.
Natural gas is sometimes informally referred to simply as “gas”, especially when it is being compared to other energy sources, such as oil or coal. However, it is not to be confused with gasoline, which is often shortened in colloquial usage to “gas”, especially in North America.