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Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

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By Miranda Murray, Rachel More and Tassilo Hummel

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And to Germany: Trump was right, after all. You should have listened to him about being overly dependent on Russian gas

Every US administration since the late 1940s during the Truman administration has been telling Germany and the rest of Europe not to become dependent upon Russian energy supplies even as Joe Stalin was offering Caspian Sea oil and gas at low prices, seeking foreign exchange to rebuild the USSR after WWII. Sadly much of Europe didn't listen, apparently confident that NATO and threat of nuclear destruction would prevent war in Europe, maintain existing national boundaries and thus maintain the status quo, so they became too comfortable buying Soviet and later Russian energy. The Baltic states and Finland began their efforts more than a decade ago, well before Mr. Trump became President, to find replacements for Russian energy supplies and have been successful in doing so.

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It takes some creative thinking to believe that it's not in Europe's interest to make every effort to ensure that European countries aren't invaded.

It takes even more, um, "creativity" to ignore the long standing Russian ideology of Russkiy Mir, or the very clear statements by Mr. Putin and other senior Russian officials that the nations of Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova and Kazakhstan are not even real nations but inherently part of Russia while, much like the accusations made against Ukraine prior to the invasion, the Russians accuse the Kazakhs of "genocide" against Russians there. And then you have statements like this coming from a Moscow deputy:

https://www.eurasiareview.com/03052022-moscow-deputy-says-besides-ukraine-russia-must-de-nazify-six-more-countries-oped/

But, lo, it is the US causing all the problems in Europe. It's all America's fault. Right?

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It takes some creative thinking to believe that it's not in Europe's interest to make every effort to ensure that European countries aren't invaded.

who in name of US interests are ready to broke our countries living standards and economies.all just because of their stupidity.

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Just crazy, crazy, crazy....

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EU gov clowns are bunch of insane people.

who in name of US interests are ready to broke our countries living standards and economies.all just because of their stupidity.

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A totally foreseeable and preventable manufactured crisis.

Perhaps Europeans can keep the lights on a little longer by feeding the boilers with the politicians who got them into this mess in the first place. Should be enough of them to keep the power going until at least Christmas.

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Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine, although much reduced, have continued.

Russia, Ukraine and Europe can work together.

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