How refreshing or something. What others (conservative voices) have been warning about for years and years has finally gone “mainstream” – as in North Stream 2.
Why Germany is so vulnerable to Russian blackmail – Roughly half of Germany’s natural gas imports come from Russia. That reliance will become increasingly important in coming years as Germany embarks on a simultaneous phaseout from coal and nuclear energy. Russia is also an important destination for German exports. And for historical reasons, German leaders have long desired close relations with Russia.
Slowly but surely, Germany has maneuvered itself into a position of vulnerability vis-à-vis the Kremlin.
Sure they are. And I’ve got some swamp land in Florida I can offer you for next to nothing.
The Germans are bought and they know it.
Merkel’s China Reset Is Mostly Hollow – As the engine of German export growth, the destination of $100 billion worth of German goods last year, and Germany’s biggest overall trading partner, China is not just a large and profitable market. Germans see China as the mechanism for sustaining the only prolonged era of domestic harmony their country has ever known.
After making clear to the public how unacceptable it is for Germans to go it alone (Alleingang), the German government went alone yet again.
While stressing how important it is to find a “European solution” to the migrant crisis (which will never come) and how all European countries must share in bearing the burden of taking in the migrants Germany invited to Europe in the first place (another German Alleingang), the Germans have decided to unilaterally take in a large number of migrants who set fire to their refugee camp for this very purpose. They know how Germans tick much better than the Germans do.
Germany to take in some 1,500 migrants from Greece – Angela Merkel’s government has said Germany will take in additional migrants from Greece and in particular Lesbos. More than 12,000 people were left homeless by fires at the refugee camp Moria.
And he gives Germany some 35 percent of their natural gas, too (not that mine isn’t). AND he’s got this big cat-shit eating grin on his face right now because he just warned them (and the rest of Europe) about the big Versorgungslücke (gas supply gap) that will soon be hitting them but not to worry one little bit because I got all the gas you want for you right here, pal.
Thank goodness countries like Germany thought ahead and only import a mere 35 percent of the natural gas they need from Russia. Otherwise a dangerous dependency might have developed that could have eventually even threatened the Energiewende itself!
“Amazon is being striked – and nobody is noticing it.”
Amazon employees (in Germany) have already been on strike for an entire week. The union Verdi is looking to disrupt the delivery of Christmas packages but our user survey (Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung) indicates that it isn’t having any luck.
This survey indicates that 86% of Amazon packages have come on time – the other mail-order companies only managed 73% of the time.
Von dem Streik bekommen die weitaus meisten Kunden nichts mit. Laut Umfrage ist Amazon sogar jetzt noch pünktlicher als die anderen Versandhändler. 86 Prozent der Amazon-Pakete aus unserer Umfrage sind pünktlich angekommen, von den anderen Versandhändlern waren es nur 73 Prozent.