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🇺🇸🇪🇺 [1] With Washington once again focusing on policy options to stop the Kremlin-backed NordStream2 pipeline this week, my attempt at a (hopefully thoughtful) thread to help provide context:
[2] The framing of NordStream2 sanctions has suddenly (and unfortunately) become partisan, but in fact, opposition to NS2 has been bipartisan since 2015, and support for sanctions has been led by Democrats and Republicans since 2017.
[3] The US has opposed #NordStream2 on bipartisan basis since 2015. Congress has passed both discretionary (2017 CAATSA) & mandatory (2019 & 2020 NDAA) sanctions to stop #NS2 on near unanimous basis. In 2016, VP Biden was first prominent senior official to publicly oppose NS2.
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1/6🤦🏻‍♂️If true (still hop it's not) this would again wreck 🇩🇪 reputation for a domestic publicity stunt.
1️⃣🇷🇺 doesn't want to talk to 🇩🇪, their demands are addressed to 🇺🇸.
2️⃣ to change this 🇪🇺 would have to be structurally capable to act in the fields ...…
2/6 ... 🇷🇺 is interested in dealing with like military support to 🇺🇦, strategic armaments, force posture in Europe. In all of this the #SPD is actually blocking 🇩🇪 from becoming an actor...
3️⃣ #Putin is not interested in Resets. He demands results, the ones 🇩🇪 can't deliver.
3/6 4️⃣ Unilateral outreach only undermines cohesion in 🇪🇺, especially if - as in this case - the exact objective of discussion is kept secret. See for corresponding attempts in the past. None of which produced results other than alienating allies in Brussels.
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[THREAD]: The #EnergyCrisis and #gasprice 📈is a consequence of deliberate choices by a dominant gas supplier to Europe not to use the existing gas transmission infrastructure
Russia talks of increased gas "supplies" to Europe but not “exports”
The difference seems subtle🤔 the consequences are not 🚨
To boost “supplies,” Gazprom is emptying its EU storage facilities (stoking fears ➠ pushing up prices 📈) and hides behind "delivering on obligations"
Gazprom increased production by 18% this year, which allowed Russia to triple its exports to China and Turkey, but not Europe 🤔
#gascrisis #energycrunch
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Remember the #Germany's "green" talk ab turning #Ukraine (with her #natgas network) into a "Europe #hydrogen hub"? A UA expert says it's now being framed strictly as [pseudo] compensation for UA's support of the RU #NordStream2 project.
Post in Ukrainian:…
M.Gonchar (a respected #Ukraine #energy & security expert) is also concerned that this #hydrogen payoff is seemingly being promoted by #Siemens (a GER corp notorious for violating sanctions on #Russia) & DTEK (notorious UA electricity monopoly owned by a chameleonic UA oligarch).
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Ameryka się kończy. Postaram się za chwilę udowodnić tę w sumie nie tak odkrywczą tezę. Ale najpierw o paralelach polsko-amerykańskich. Polska w ciągu ostatnich lat stała się bliska Stanom za sprawą polityki #Trump.a, ale bodaj jeszcze bardziej dlatego, że była poligonem 1/
doświadczalnym dla szeregu awantur tzw. opozycji. Pucz w Polsce miał miejsce w roku 2017, zamieszki w Stanach trzy lata później. Były w Polsce próby fałszowania wyborów, w Stanach zakończyły się pełnym powodzeniem. Scenariusze realizowane finalnie w Stanach testowano wcześniej 2
na Polsce. Ale pomiędzy Polską a Stanami jest jeszcze coś, co pozwoliło postawić mi tezę jak na wstępie. Bo nie o Chiny wbrew pozorom, aczkolwiek także, tu chodzi. Polska w XV i XVI wieku wykształciła unikalny w skali świata do dzisiaj system demokracji szlacheckiej. Jeśli ktoś 3
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The only good news about today's text of US-Germany agreement on #NS2 is that it is finally published. The rest is bad. First, the deal has no new meaningful elements which will reduce the pernicious effects of NS2 for European (and now transatlantic) security and unity. 1/
Second,side-lining and de facto humiliating the most interested Allies and partners is not a sign of leadership, but a sign of bad habits from the past. Third, handing over a free gift to Putin and his enablers in Europe is a dangerous move when we need the opposite now. 2/
Fourth, it will not put aside a thorny issue in order to unite the West on "bigger issues" - it creates more problems that it solves, or at best - kicks the problems into the future. Last, this bad deal has generated a lot of empty self-congratulation among its supporters 3/
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[WĄTĘK] Ilość nieprawdziwych informacji i półprawd o #BalticPipe i korespondującymi z nim wiadomościami o #NordStream2 i samej postawie 🇩🇰 wymaga wyjaśnienia.
W kwietniu 2017 roku Duńska Agencja Energii otrzymała od spółki @NordStream2 wniosek o wydanie zgody na budowę gazociągu o tej samej nazwie po dnie Morza Bałtyckiego na odcinku przebiegającym przez wyłączne wody terytorialne Danii. #NordStream2
W listopadzie 2017 r., Parlament 🇩🇰 przyjęła ustawę, która zezwala rządowi na odrzucanie projektów rurociągów ze względu na zastrzeżenia dotyczące bezpieczeństwa lub polityki zagranicznej. Cały czas chodzi o morze terytorialne, gdzie jurysdykcja państwa jest większa niż w EEZ.
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There’s rumour about confidential negotiations btn the Biden admin and the German gov. Their goal: to find a way out of the mess in which the whole transatlantic community finds itself because of Merkel’s support for Putin’s pipeline—Nord Stream 2 #THREAD…
2/ The preferred solution for the Biden team would be to deny Putin the ability to exercise energy blackmail against Central Europe and Ukraine, while at the same time foregoing sanctions against Germany.
3/ Early in his career, Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony @SecBlinken had analyzed the decision of the Reagan administration not to levy sanctions against West Europeans for building the Siberian pipeline with the Soviets.
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New National Security Strategy of #Poland is quite a solid and healthy document, with an adequate understanding of the current and near-future threats. it identifies the "neo-imperial policy" of #Russia as the most serious threat, "pursued also by means of military force". 1/13
2/13 It warns of an outbreak of a conflict "originating from a violent escalation as a result of an incident" due to the #Russia/n "below the threshold of war" activities that could provoke such a conflict, including an international one.
3/13 The document explicitly highlights the increase in internal tensions within the #EU/#NATO as well as actions undertaken by external entities as a "noticeable risk of undermining the coherence of the positions and actions of the member states of NATO and the EU".
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