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SBA Cap offers this clip to the people of @en_germany in this time of your energy crisis. #Germany #EnergyShock #Russia #MadeYourBed
Oh, more #German energy policy. Angela Merkel
Good luck @GermanyDiplo, your energy policy has fucked the world.
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Thread: Appearances with right-wing populists and on TV: ex-#Frontex head Fabrice #Leggeri is causing trouble in the EU border protection agency. He even sneaked back into his old office for a video conference. Frontex threatens ex-director Leggeri with legal consequences. 1/x Image
2/x Actually, #Frontex thought it was rid of Fabrice Leggeri. At the end of April, the Frenchman was pressured to resign from his post as head of Frontex because he had covered up the #Greek refugee #pushbacks in the #Aegean.
3/x His contract was terminated and he was to vacate the office at the agency's headquarters in #Warsaw. But Fabrice Leggeri apparently can't quite let go. While the leadership of the #EU border management agency met last week in #Paris for a supervisory board meeting,
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Part II: Between 1934 and 1937 Fraenkel wrote essays that were published in the exile journal “Sozialistische Warte” of the underground group #ISK. In 1936 he started working on his “The Dual State” manuscript, where he critically analyzed the national socialist regime. (22/38)
In this book, Fraenkel, unpacks decisions of the #German courts and the development of #judicial practice, to develop his central theory that the legal-political system of National Socialist Germany consisted of a “prerogative state” and a “normative state”. (23/38)
The prerogative state was the realm of arbitrariness and official power, against which citizens enjoyed no legal protection (represented by the Gestapo and the SS). The normative state protected the legal order as it is expressed in legislations and court decisions. (24/38)
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Dear people of #Germany, don’t let #Scholz destroy everything you have done since WWII to overcome your past. Don’t let him cast you as accomplices in genocide. Take to the streets. Stand with #Ukraine️ 🙏🏻
Dear people of #Italy, don’t let #Draghi make you complicit to genocide. Take to the streets. Stand with #Ukraine.
Dear people of #France, don’t become #Vichy and align with war criminals again. Take to the streets. Stand with #Ukraine
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The US is quietly encouraging agricultural and shipping companies to buy and carry more Russian fertilizer, which suppliers have been avoiding despite the exemptions for fertilizer in the EU and US sanctions bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @bpolitics
#Russia rose to become #India's second biggest supplier of oil in May, pushing #SaudiArabia into third place but still behind #Iraq which remains No. 1 reuters.com/world/india/ru…
Despite the harshest Sanctions ever on a country, #Russia earned what is very likely a record 93 billion euros in revenue from exports of oil, gas and coal in the first 100 days of the war in #Ukraine nytimes.com/2022/06/13/cli…
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Letter to Olaf Scholz and Germany:
@OlafScholz is a lawyer and seasoned politician. He understands the danger that is #Russia today. He is aware of the revanchist and imperialistic mood of Russian population. He knows that Russian government structure is based on criminal 🧵
mafia structure of mafia, supported by oversized siloviki (rus FBI, CIA, NSA). There is no way back for Russia, they lost over 30k dead and around 90k wounded by estimates of 🇺🇦army. 🇷🇺must win or be defeated. @OlafScholz understands that Russians will not stop in Ukraine 🧵
if 🇺🇦 will lose, they already preparing Russian population to march forward onto Poland and further. Yes, we know that 🇷🇺 army is impotent, but they have a stockpile of missiles from Soviet times that will last for years and they do not care about their soldiers, they will try.🧵
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Thread: German government confirms: #German #Nazis have participated in paramilitary training of the far-right #Russian Reich Movement. Fighters of the Russian orga are involved in the war against #Ukraine, just like the mercenary group #Wagner. 1/x rnd.de/politik/deutsc…
2/x Members of the far-right #NPD youth organization Junge Nationalisten (Young Nationalists) and the neo-Nazi micro-party Dritte Weg (Third Way) have in the past taken part in courses at a paramilitary training center
3/x run by the far-right organization Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) in St. Petersburg, which teaches such things as how to handle weapons and hand-to-hand combat techniques.
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SCOTT RITTER: Phase Three in #Ukraine
No amount of western military aid has been able to prevent #Russia from achieving its military objective of liberating the entire territories of both #Lugansk and #Donetsk as Phase Three begins.
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#Russia’s “Special Military Operation”, which began on Feb. 24, is entering its fourth month. Despite stiffer than expected #Ukrainian resistance (bolstered by billions of dollars of western military assistance and accurate, real-time battlefield intelligence by the U.S. and..
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... other #NATO members) #Russia is winning the war on the ground, and in a big way.
After more than ninety days of incessant #Ukrainian propaganda, echoed mindlessly by a complicit western mainstream media that extolls the battlefield successes of the Ukrainian armed forces..
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(3) According to J. M. Hobson (Eurocentric Conception, 2012), a recurring tripartite pattern in terms of cultural maturity and political competence can be observed in a vast majority of schools in the 19th century (Fig. 1).

#Ukraine #Colonialism #Genocide #Bucha #Azov #NATO Image
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In unrelated news, Thorsten Kuntz, the CEO of #Rheinmetall , a weapons manufacturer that agreed to supply weapons to #Ukraine and bearer of #German/ #NATO secrets went missing earlier this month, only to be found chemically "intoxicated" after 4 days. (1/4)
I have some questions:

1. Where did Herr Kuntz drink water from (3 days without water and you're kaputt), in the four days that he was missing?

2. What did Herr Kuntz eat in the 4 days that he was missing? (2/4)
3. Where did Herr Kuntz sleep in the four days that he was missing?

4. Is it not the case that important people, military secret bearers, are protected/ supervised/ monitored by the secret service? (3/4)
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar t.me/c/1394010098/3…

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After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

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Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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1/ Dear all, many among you have asked me about my opinion on #oil, #logistics, #pipelines, price movements and a reality check on the #german #embargo plans. So I decided to make another explanatory thread. Grab a beer, this may take a while to read.
2/ It has often been said that oil is a global #commodity that travels on the seas. That view is not wrong, but incomplete. In fact, much oil is shipped by pipelines, on all continents. For an imcomplete but illustrative overview, see
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_o…
3/ Most pipelines either distribute incoming seaborne supplies to inland consumers (e.g., refineries), or they route domestically produced oil to seaports where it is loaded on #tankers.
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Thinking about the lovely #German #Emma letter from “academics,” etc floating around& I felt I should share something I have elsewhere.

I wish to share this wonderful video with you from the groundbreaking band from the 70s+ Kraftwerk— #Europe Endless.

If you know the band you know how much they believe in the idea of Europe, of openness, and the EU and are always forward thinking.

I took this name for the basis of my forthcoming research project which, ironically, examines external threats from Russia &how it was causing the
EU to forget itself, to lose its values.

Sadly, the war put the project on halt for the moment. However, during the war we have seen glimpses where Europe has remembered its founding values again. #Europe is at its absolute best when it stands its ground together, side by side,
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Good morning! ☕️

Today's thread on #Ukraine 🇺🇦 / #Russia 🇷🇺

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Russian air defence was active over #Belgorod once again last night
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Another village liberated by the 72nd ZSU brigade.
Russian POWs on the ground.
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Three destroyed russian T-72B3, Staromaiors'ke village, Donetsk oblast.
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Balls of steel.
Ukrainian pilot takes off during the shelling of the airfield.
It saves the fighter jet (IMO is MiG-29).
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Seems to be a common #German and western european racist view of the #Russian people. Well, western europe is the cradle of #Fascism.
She is Florence Gaub.
Deputy Director EU Institute for Security Studies @eu_is
Member of @wef Global Future Council on Frontier Risks
Vice President of @forumalpbach
Via: @shrubbly1
Western war media 'disturbed' at 'pro-war' flags on #Irish highway. #Russia Image
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What to do with a problem like #Steinmeier getting refused an invitation to #Kyiv by #Zelenskiy?

A 🧵 on why it's better for #Germany to get proactive instead of getting offended over #Ukraine. Image
Steinmeier being unwelcome in #Kyiv is bad.
I'm not criticising #Zelenskiy's decision (which is justified) but that it came to this is everyone's detriment.
As such, it's an important moment to reflect & consider, why it happened & what to do better. Image
#Steinmeier was not welcomed because of his past closeness to Putin's #Russia. He has publicly regretted this but its clear that for Kyiv apology ≠ atonement. Let's be honest the ill-judged harmony concert & FWS' spox criticism of @MelnykAndrij didn't help, BUT
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What should a discussion about #energy in context of #Ukraine🇺🇦, #Russia🇷🇺 and #Europe🇪🇺 be?

I can tell you; it should not be a decade's old rhetorical debate on #German 🇩🇪Nuclear Power Plants☢️ and North American 🇺🇸🇨🇦Pipelines.

A thread🧵on that here..

#RussianUkrainianWar
There is a dominant narrative on energy in Europe, more than a decade old now, that focuses critically on German nuclear power and their deployment of renewable energy and North American pipelines "hindering" Canada's ability to free Europe from Russian energy.

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They, German NPPs and 3 🇨🇦 pipes needing access to "tidewater" (the oceans), are intertwined and both are used to bolster the other's position, while diminishing any justified criticisms or discussion that they are but small cogs in the overall global energy jigsaw puzzle.

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Front line #Mariupol #Donetsk Republic. #Russian and #DPR forces have the #Ukraine nationalists and #Azov trapped in the Azovstal industrial zone. Many foreigners detected. From RT part 1/2
Second part. Front line #Mariupol #Donetsk Republic. #Russian and #DPR forces have the #Ukraine nationalists and #Azov trapped in the Azovstal industrial zone. Many foreigners detected. From RT part 2/2
White armbands on #Bucha corpses signal the perpetrators. The #NATO embedded media falsely presents bodies of #Ukrainian civilians as victims of #RussianWarCrimes - far more likely victims of extremist nationalists - white armbands marked them as those seeking #Russian help
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Germany shuts down servers for Russian darknet marketplace Hydra
#German authorities shut down the server infrastructure for the #Russian darknet marketplace Hydra, seizing €23 million (~$25.2 million USD) worth of Bitcoin in the process, Germany’s Federal Crime Police Office (BKA)
Hydra is a large marketplace on the dark web that serves as a hub for drugs, stolen credit card information, counterfeit bills, fake documents, and other illegal goods or services.
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There is indeed a moral trade-off, lives matter more.
But there is also the long view on the national security trade-off, *including* its economic aspects. And this is where @OlafScholz is mistaken for the #German case.
A temporary recession may occur, but can be dampened.
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Gas-dependent industries can be furloughed and import subst. for industrial goods can be arranged. Together with rationing and price & tax management, a lot could be done.
If only for oil, dropping fuel taxes would go very far - they are enormous in Germany.
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And there's a deeper national security question. How exactly would #Germany survive in case of a broader war? Isn't it high time to learn the hard way how to live without RU energy? If not now, then when?
And then there's the issue of forcing RU into better behaviour.
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1. One of the strange features of #German-#Russian relations during the last 20 years was the physical contact of German politicians with #Putin & Co. To be sure, similar photographs of #VladimirPutin hugging Berlusconi, Modi, Macron, & other non-German leaders exist too.
2. But the range of politicians on both sides who, over the years, went beyond diplomatic handshakes is surprising. One suspects continuation of a #KGB practice in these physical approaches from the Russian side.
@RusVerstehen @deruforum @russlandRU @TerekMedia @Konflikt_Sicher
3. Yet one wonders why various German politicians, like Matthias Platzek below, would allow or even initiate such embarrassing scenes with representatives of an authoritarian regime. Political instinct & expert advice should have warned German politicians against such encounters.
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#Europe #Germany

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#Fake: The #EU is ready for lasting sanctions against Russia, even though the current situation will slow down economic growth. Image
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For example, #German Finance Minister Christian #Lindner has said (reuters.com/markets/europe…) that his government has made provisions for all costs.
This position is also shared by other European politicians.
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Truth: The continuation of anti-Russian sanctions in the long term is clearly disadvantageous for Western countries. The consequences of the "sanctions stick" have already begun to be felt: In the #US, for example, petrol prices are hitting ten-year highs.
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