‘Among the European companies involved in Nord Stream 2 are German oil and gas group Wintershall, German energy trading firm Uniper, Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, Austria’s OMV and France’s Engie.’ ~ CNBC
A pulpy but informative read.
It’s all about the gas contracts and energy supply — Syria, Turkey, the Middle East, the Russian sanctions, all of it.
The chess pieces are moving. Those who still talk about a century of peace and cooperation among the world’s nations are deluded. Too much comfort and too many amenities have clouded their minds. Too much free trade ideology-cum-propaganda blinds them to the facts. The way things work on the grand stage eludes them. Too soft their brains have become (to paraphrase a wise little green creature), and too deeply in the sand they’ve buried their heads, pretending not to hear the scratching above the surface where teeth and nails are sharpened on a international, industrial scale.
Only when the dust settles, after the conflict plays out, can there be talk of real peace and prosperity — for a few generations anyway, until the next cycle of conflicts.
Until then, the chess pieces are moving. Like the days before the shooting of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Serbia, the players are positioning themselves, looking for the strongest possible platform from which to launch their apparatus as soon as the shot that will be heard round the world is fired.
From your unnervingly foresightful Spin Doctor,
and in conjunction with WAKE OF LIBERTY,
Eyes open, mind sharp.
For the CNBC article, click here: