Russia’s loss, Israel supplying gas to Europe sooner than expected.
I hate appearance politics and the way it is being played in Ukraine. No one’s been more overwhelmed than Ukrainians – the site of John Kerry pacing up and down their streets. Good. So long as he backs up every step with good eggs pacing out fields behind enemy lines. Otherwise, his office has just been reduced to appearance politics. It’s no good, ‘specially if Mr. Putin is tactically massing up in depth and ready to take a leaf off Chiang Kai-Shek’s. As he seems to be doing now – pacifying the interior first, then face external threat in your own terms.
The paper work for this operation was done, tested and refined a long time ago. Our dearest Putin is just executing. He has more cards to play and he will.
Meanwhile, everyone forgot about the supply route in and out of Afghanistan and the fate of the boys. C’mon, can’t we just blame some of our allies for always choosing the wrong time to provoke Russia?
Last time was Chinese Olympics, the other time was bad winter, then the combination of both this time.
Anyway, Europe like everyone is experiencing a nasty winter and I could only hope Israel is ready to step into the gas market, in case this crisis get worse and Russia decide to cut gas supplies to Ukraine and the rest of Europe. At least we’ll know some has a good reason, chasing petro-gas-pipeline terrorists all over the place.
Russia has built a network of supply lines (land, train and sea) on its eastern side. Oil, gas, technology, wood, agricultural products and minerals in exchange for goods and other products that are cheaper than what was coming from Europe via Ukraine.
So, wake up PEOPLE, sanctions won’t bite. Bark or bite, the Euro will be slow to do either.