Saudi Arabian Sleeze Not So Sleezy After All

When trying to wiggle your way out of your self-imposed energy dependency on Russia.

Don’t get me wrong. Germans are very concerned about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. Very concerned. Or they were. Up until very recently.

Germany’s Scholz in Saudi Arabia as Gas Crunch Bites Economy – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz looked Saturday to secure more energy supplies, meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to discuss future cooperation, including on hydrogen imports, as Europe’s largest economy struggles with fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war.

Talks between the two leaders in Jeddah dealt with the relationship between their countries, Scholz said. Germany is seeking to import “large amounts of hydrogen” amid a push to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, he said.

German Of The Day: Alarmstufe Rot

That means red alert.

Red alert for the German economy. After months of speculation, it is now official: Russia is turning off the gas tap on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline indefinitely. Germany is facing difficult times. Not only a cold winter is looming, but an industrial ice age.

German economy to shrink all winter as gas taps are turned off, Bundesbank says – The German economy is contracting already and will likely get worse over the winter months as gas consumption is cut or rationed, the country’s central bank said on Monday.

Germany To Begin Refining Oil That Doesn’t Exist

Once Russia turns off the supply. If it hasn’t already.

Germany takes control of Russian-owned refinery – The German subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft was placed under trusteeship, giving Germany’s federal regulator control of a key source of fuel for Berlin.

The German subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft was placed under trusteeship on Friday, giving Germany’s federal regulator control of the PCK refinery in Schwedt, a key source of fuel for the city of Berlin…

Rosneft Deutschland accounts for about 12% of Germany’s oil processing capacity and is one of the largest oil processing companies in the country, the ministry said.

This Gives “Cold War” A Whole New Meaning

German government policy has led to the cold (the energy “turnaround,” dependency on Russian gas, etc.) and the German people have been left out in the cold (inflation).

Germans revive Cold War Monday demonstrations amid inflation – Protesters from Germany’s left and the right have called for regular Monday protests against the rising cost of living. These evoke the peaceful revolution in East Germany but also of recent anti-immigrant rallies.

Parties on both the left and right of the political spectrum in Germany have announced a “hot autumn” with regular Monday demonstrations.

Germany Finally Unleashes Its Mighty Military Machine

In… Australia?

Makes sense, if you think about it. That’s about as far away from Ukraine as you can get. It’s called deterrence or something.

Germany’s military ramps up presence in Indo-Pacific – Germany’s Bundeswehr is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific — at a time when war rages closer to home, in Ukraine.

A war is raging in Europe. This has put a spotlight on Germany’s Bundeswehr and its shortcomings, with leading officers deploring a dramatic shortage of functional equipment.

And yet, Germany’s air force is currently participating in a military exercise on the other side of the globe, in Australia, where it has sent six Eurofighter jets.

German Of The Day: “Egal, was meine deutschen Wähler denken”

That means it doesn’t matter what my German voters think.

We know what’s best for you. Sheeple. Just shut up and go with the plan already. Like you did with the Covid madness, for instance. You did that really well. And Merkel’s Migrant Madness, of course. Good job. So what’s with this hysteria about the currrent Green energy turnaround with built-in Russian gas dependency? It’ll work out. Just give us some more time. Who is in a better position to fix this problem? We created it, after all. Just trust us and do what you’re told. We’ll get back to you if we have any questions. Not.

According to the foreign minister (Annalena Baerbock, Greens), sanctions against Russia will not be lifted even if there are protests over high energy prices.

German Of The Day: Ende Gelände

That means, literally, the end of the terrain. You know, as in the end of the line, end of the story, the buck stops here? That’s the name of that leftist climate activist group down there.

They’re trying to blockade the port of Hamburg (because of that bad LNG stuff coming from Amerika) and a coal-fired power plant in order to save the planet.

Now, I’m no climate activist expert here, but if you’re going to block a train shouldn’t you be on the tracks and not between them? Just saying. And they’re not even glued to anything yet. A little more quality control here, people.

Germany Absolutely Desperate

The Germans are now even willing to accept sour crude (its sulfur content exceeds 0.5%) from US-Amerika ITSELF.

How impure or something.

A tanker of U.S. sour crude was delivered at Germany’s port of Rostock last week for the first time ever, according to sources, analysts and vessel tracking data, as local refiners test alternatives to Russian oil.

Social Unrest?

In Germany? Uh, the same Germany in which the Germans always do precisely whatever the Media Brain Police tell them to do?

Germany braces for social unrest over energy prices – German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.

German Energy Policy Has Led To A Dead End

The Germans were just too dead set on renewable energy, I guess.

A brain dead policy, if you ask me. Better dead than red (I mean green), I always say. If you push this renewable energy nonsense too far you’ll always come in dead last, energy-wise. Not having even enough energy to cremate your dead is a dead giveaway for how this green utopian dream world of theirs can be seen for what it really is: Dead and buried.

‘You Can’t Switch off Death,’ German Crematorium Boss Warns as Energy Crisis Looms – As Western sanctions heighten tensions between Europe and Moscow, the whole nation is on alert for a possible cut-off of supply by Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

Businesses, including crematoriums, are developing contingency plans to cope with rising gas costs and the risk it is unavailable at any price.