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And plenty of the 15% are reneging on their promises to not buy oil or gas.
Right then so the Anglo-American establishment has succeeded in isolating Russia from 15% of the population of the world… brilliant!
Great own goal, and well-done Bidet, Bojo, and Super Toad too for seeing off Putin with his tardy ~90% support of his people… man did you guys ever teach Putin a lesson… SARC.
French yellow vests movmt calling for revolt and actions as of sept, ending sanctions and asking Macron to resign or face revolution:
The “Wall Street Journal” of August 3 predicted to Europeans social unrest at the start of the new school year with the risk of political reversals: “Winter in Europe could be Spring for Putin” due to the social unrest caused by the soaring energy prices and the upcoming economic slump!
The Western leaders, Macron, Scholz and Von der Leyen style of the EU, are incapable, dreamy ideologues, right-of-the-man technocrats completely void of strategy and “real politik”, just capable of sending “tweets” to meet the expectations of naive voters and confused by the media! Serious strategic mistakes, justifying the immediate dismissal of our leaders, were committed by the EU, during the implementation of sanctions against Russia! Macron, the EU and his clique are in a total impasse: they are reduced to now wanting to make the French pay for their own and only mistakes, the “Yellow Vests who smoke cigarettes and drive on diesel” and who will soon no longer have a penny at the end of the month to pay for diesel fuel and crazy electricity bills.
Macron and the EU wanted, in a hurry, to reduce the EU’s heavy dependence on Russian gas (40%) without having an immediate alternative! The United States, a decadent punctured pipe that only wants our dependence and European misfortune, does not have one tenth of Russia’s gas capacity, with shale gas polluting during its extraction, sold at an exorbitant price to Europeans, transported by LNG carriers polluting the Atlantic instead of ecological Russian gas pipelines, with long and expensive liquefaction investments in the United States and regasification in European LNG ports! In addition, the Germans, NATO poodles, and sold to America, will sacrifice 2% of their territory to the exploitation of wind turbines and solar panels, while prolonging the massive use of their extremely polluting brown coal!
Following the drought, the heat wave, the thoughtless closure of Fessenheim by Macron, the shutdown for more than 10 years for ideological reasons of the French nuclear program, as well as the necessary maintenance of about half of the French nuclear reactors, the megawatt hour of French electricity deliverable in 2023 sells for about 540 euros per megawatt hour, five times the average of the last five years; in Germany, the price is 414 euros per MWh. The stratospheric prices of coal and gas (the Dutch TFF is at 226 euros per megawatt hour instead of 46 euros a year ago, after a high in the spring of 2022 of 335 euros) are fueling the inflationary surge in electricity prices!
And finally, for those who are not heartbroken, Gazprom has just announced this Tuesday, August 16, 2022 that gas prices in Europe could increase even more by up to 60% more this winter, to exceed $ 4,000 per 1,000 cubic meters, instead of the current $ 2,500, which have already risen sharply. Gazprom sees its revenues increase, while gas exports to the EU fell by 36.2% to 78.5 billion cubic meters and the group’s production fell by 13.2% to 274.8 billion cubic meters compared to the previous year. However, Russia has quadrupled its trade surplus with the EU (45.2 billion euros) for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 (10.8 billion euros).
The French, like the Hungarians, want cheap, environmentally friendly and abundant Russian gas. As Viktor Orban remarks in one of his last speeches, “Today we are sitting in a car with all four tires flat. It is absolutely clear that the war cannot be won in this way. The Ukrainians will never win the war with Russia because the Russian army has asymmetric superiority. The second reality is that sanctions do not destabilize Moscow. The third is that Europe is going badly politically and economically, with governments falling like dominoes (England, Italy, Bulgaria, Estonia). And finally, most of the world is clearly not on our side: Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, South Africa, the Arab World, Africa …)”. The practical result is that Russia is starting to deliver more natural gas than planned by contract, at an unbeatable price, to Hungary! Until the end of August, an additional daily volume of 2.6 million cubic meters will arrive from the South to Hungary, via the Turkstream gas pipeline!
At the same time, as the “soup seller” Macron would say, to supposedly avoid the inevitable future rationing, the EU countries are supposed to reduce their gas consumption by 15% between August 2022 and March 2023! Germany would even like to reduce its gas consumption by 20%! Part of German industrial production could be relocated. To date, the tanks are only 75% full in Germany; four floating LNG terminals have been rented very dearly and 3 very expensive construction projects for permanent terminals have been launched. A new tax of 480 euros per year for a family of 4 people is also envisaged from October 2022 until April 2024, in order to come to the rescue of Uniper and other German importers of natural gas in bankruptcy, following the price surge caused by the stupid EU sanctions!
In England, the revolt is already rumbling too because the bill is much saltier than in Germany. British social movements refuse to pay their energy bills and opened the season with the “Don’t pay UK” movement. The increase is indeed not contained as in France, until the end of 2022 with the tariff shield which limits the increase in energy prices to 4% in an artificial and untenable way, while ruining EDF! According to the “Guardian”, the amount of the gas and electricity bill could reach the equivalent of 350 euros per month from this autumn! To which will be added the galloping inflation for food and basic necessities of the order of 13% in October! Electricity bill arrears in England are already at a record high of 1.3 billion pounds. “Don’t pay UK” has already caused more than 100,000 participants to react, with energy bills having more than tripled! We are witnessing a real slingshot, too many households can no longer pay because the government simply announced in May 2022 a one-time aid of 400 pounds per year. GDP fell by 0.6% in June and the United Kingdom is heading straight for recession at the end of the year, the counterpart of the price to be paid by the war-torn Boris Johnson, with his warlike tocades and his fiery anti-Russian rodomontades during his trips to Ukraine.
Macron and the EU are making the French live an energy nightmare! For lack of gas, Europe is rushing to coal banned by the same irresponsible ideologues! The war in Ukraine precipitated the energy crisis. The stupid will of the EU and Macron not to depend on Russian coal and the jump in oil and gas prices have also sent coal prices soaring! Between January 2022 and August 2022, the price of coal tripled from $120 per ton to $324, but it has increased more than fivefold since 2021! Energy specialist Rystad is concerned: “Europe’s options in terms of gas, coal, nuclear and renewable energies to fill the energy deficit are very limited and expensive”. This cabinet raised the alarm in mid-July by saying that the crisis, that is to say the lack of electricity is approaching! Thank you Macron for this additional gift from Jupiter, notwithstanding the empty coffers and the 2,500,000 invading extra-European immigrants in 5 years to the French people!
After the disgusting and scandalous stupidity of the closure of Fessenheim, against the advice of all the employees, all the unions of the power plant, the mayor of the municipality and the vast majority of non-ideological experts, the costly relaunch in France of the Saint-Avold coal-fired power plant, to avoid a blackout this winter, is also making people shudder! Again, according to the FO trade union delegate Jean-Pierre Damm, “we had said from the start that the closure of the plant was a strategic mistake and that it should be kept in reserve”. But gone with the wind with the irresponsible Renaissance, Macron and the Khmer Greens. The unions have negotiated a monthly bonus of 5,000 euros for 6 months, in addition to the salary, to encourage employees (who have already cashed their redundancy bonus), to return to work! Despite the titanic inflation of all-round operating costs, the plant management claimed that the expected profit for this winter will be around 100 million euros. Stratospheric prices are indeed constantly climbing: the megawatt-hour deliverable in December 2022 will cost more than 1000 euros, twenty times more than the pre-crisis price, hence an even higher price than the break-even point of the Saint-Avold power plant, despite its very strong degradation. The final result of the races to want to defend the corrupt regime of Volodomyr Zelensky, to want to interfere in an internal war with Russia that does not concern the French in any way, Ukraine being Russian since 881 and Kievan Rus, is that, not only are French groups like Renault and Société Générale ruining themselves while losing their outlets (16 billion euros lost in 3 months for the CAC 40 companies), but it is now the turn of the French to tighten their belts, to be rationed in winter, to see their energy bills increase in a stratospheric way from January 2023, as consumers, while they will also pay, as taxpayers, the sums borrowed by Macron to plug EDF’s holes in 2022!
And all this for the only beautiful eyes of America, a maritime power, which is leading by proxy, with the Ukrainian corpses and the weapons of the West, the continuation of the historical war waged by England against the continental and European Russian power! The only hope for the French to make Macron and the EU move, in order to end this stupid war in Ukraine as well as the suicidal sanctions against Russia, is for the right-wing coalition to take power in Italy during the elections in September, which will shake the EU and probably lead to the explosion of the eurozone!
As for the French, they must take to the streets at the start of the new school year to make the EU give in, create a regime crisis in France and get rid of the abominable and incapable Macron!
Author of: “How to save France/ For a Europe of Nations with Russia”
What can I say Marc? It’s all just as you say. A magnificent con game has been played on the “virtue signaled” Europeans. The sheer “stupidity” of the European sanctions is SO STUPID that I don’t think that is the cause – the cause is Evil not stupidity.
The whole sanctions movement was planned to reduce Europe to destitution; and I believe that the whole Kiev Regime provocation to Russia via their aggression on their own people in the Donbass, was likewise planned. The World Economic Forum Cabal is nothing if not into planning! As yet I do not see any bright spots in the near future.
I support Vladimir Vladimirovich and his Russia whole-heatedly, but at the same time I fear that he has been manipulated. And anyone who can be manipulated is not in control of their own destiny.
Well, well, well….
The 85% of humanity in Zone B counts as 5 votes to the Zone A’s single vote.
If the will of the majority counts for anything like Zone A pretends it to be, then the West, who lectures so proudly their love of democracy, should now shut up and sit down.
The leadership in Zone A — not the nice, hardworking citizens therein — has driven themselves insane trying to hold on to their hegemony gained from the last couple centuries of raping, pillaging, stealing, killing, cheating (some in the West even keep large warehouses to display their stolen goods, eg. the British Museum).
And so, onwards and downwards they spiral, even as they “compete” by sanctioning themselves right into the toilet bowl of human history.
And this latest incident in Ukraine is another suicidal roll of the dice, nothing but a major flush.
What becomes undeniable when one considers the totality of the last 2+ yrs is that (paraphrasing Churchill) a “band of extraordinarily wealthy personalities from the corporate and banking elites of Europe and America have gripped the Western peoples by the hair of their head and would become the undisputed masters of the entire planet”.
In the event, China slipped their grasp, while Russia counter-attacked. The attack’s sheer audacity shocked the West initially, and then Russia’s textbook execution of the campaign exposed NATO as a bunch of be-medalled posers and its political-economic parries exposed the West’s 2nd Tier elites (Brandon, BoJo et al) as a bunch of empty headed blow-hards.
Finally, the methodical inevitability of Russia’s victory exposed the West’s 1st Tier elites (Schwab, Soros, Gates et al) as a bunch of wild-eyed ideologues and dreamers and inverted their dreams and delusions. Yes, there will be a Great Reset, but they’ll own nothing but IOUs drawn on a bankrupt system. Yes, there will be a 4th Industrial Revolution, but without Russia’s resources and China’s industry they’ll find themselves watching it pass them by.
The 85%’s elites kept their heads low back in March because small dogs best stay well clear when the big dogs fight. A few months later it’s become clear which big dogs will prevail and the small dogs are already queuing up to join the new pack. Of the 15%, I’d wager a large plurality of the population has noticed the same thing. As they gain a voice, the 85% may soon be 90% or more and the fate of the West’s political elites will hang (perhaps literally) in the balance.
This is an important graphic and thanks.. yet through Dollar Diplomacy (Dominance) many nations saying NO to sanctions on Russia and Russians are forced to comply in some or many ways. It’s almost as if the Washington Consensus is begging or daring Nations to abandon or compete with the Us Dollar. The Washington Consensus is ugly and brutal, they are not Idiots. What is the plan? Likely it’s not for a continued supremacy of the United States. Thanks.