Germany's Energy Crisis and Surrender

A gas compressor station in Mallnow, Germany, July 11. Photo: filip singer/Shutterstock Here are the reasons Russia will turn the gas back on for Germany after the 10-day maintenance shutdown of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which would normally be expected to end the middle of this week. German newspapers and politicians have been fretting that Vladimir Putin will make the shut-off permanent, sending the German economy reeling. Mr. Putin won’t shut off Germany’s gas because it wouldn’t improve his position. He understands democratic society well enough to know that no elected government can be seen submitting to naked blackmail by a foreign dictator. In wrecking the German economy, Mr. Putin would only earn for Russia 100 years of German hostility, and we know how that goes. Read More Business World Elon Musk’s Narrow Twitter Escape July 15, 2022 Putin and the UFO Sightings July 12, 2022 Is a Carbon Tax the Only Way to Stop the Climate Activists? July 8, 2022 The FDA’s Anti-Nicotine Myopia July 5, 2022 Hunter Biden and the Press: Who’s the Real Degenerate? July 1, 2022 More importantly, Mr. Putin already has gotten the best terms from the Berlin government of Olaf Scholz he’s going…

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Germany’s Energy Crisis and Surrender

Updated: July 19, 2022 — 10:26 pm