All EU nations run trade surpluses with the US as do nearly all our trade partners. So they do as we say because they don’t want to stop this destruction of the US internal economy. This lopsided trade is destroying the US relentlessly and is our major future disaster but it is also TOTALLY ignored by our media owners (most of whom want this bad trade!) and by our AIPAC-owned Congress. The military/industrial complex had funds cut recently and are banging on multiple war drums to drum up more business at our expense, paid for via selling debt to Russia and China.
Foreign Trade – U.S. Trade with Germany: ran $67 BILLION last year. Has increased by around $10 billion a year for the last few years. So, just last January, just three months ago, the U.S. Criticizes Germany’s Export-Led Policies – WSJ.com. Just last January, Germany’s trade surplus with the world was bigger than China’s surplus. Much of Germany’s export growth is due to China and the US buying German goods. Merkel needs Putin badly but also doesn’t want to stop this one way trade with the US.
RWE currently draws its gas from Norway or the Netherlands, both major suppliers in Western Europe. It would also be possible to redirect Russian gas from the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline — which connects Russia and Germany — through pipelines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Ukraine. The Russians have included provisions in their supply contracts with Germany prohibiting such redirection, but a high-ranking energy utility executive told SPIEGEL these clauses are easily circumvented. “Once gas has been delivered to a storage facility, it is impossible to determine where it came from,” the source said.
So, the Germans think they can lie and cheat Russia??? How insane! The US can stop trade with Germany but Russia can strangle Germany, big time. Even if the Netherlands supplies Germany with gas and this gas is much less than Russia’s supply, the price will eliminate all profits from manufacturing goods due to the lack of competition for gas.
Germany stored gas so they can use it in summer and thus, increase trade profits. Now, they are going to throw this away to keep the US happy. Russia knows this and will now insure that Germany can’t sell this gas to Ukraine which still owes Russia over $2 billion, this circumvention of contracts is illegal. As is the coup in Kiev.
The coup in Kiev has blocked all Russian language TV in the eastern half of the country, further infuriating the Russians living there. The rump Ukraine parliament delivers ultimatum to Crimea over referendum while all Russians know, but few western people, that elected officials who are Russian speakers have been either physically thrown out of Kiev or are boycotting the Parliament due to the fact that it endorsed a coup.
Kerry: No Putin Talks Unless Russia Gives In on Ukraine referendum. This is our diplomacy today: snarling, snapping, unilateral territorial demands. This headline illustrates how insane our State Department is: Hoping to Isolate Russia, US Woos China on Ukraine. While simultaneously telling China, the island dispute with Japan is a closed issue, we handed everything over to Tokyo with zero negotiations and we plan to fight for these islands which the recent war games clearly illustrated.
China, by the way, agreed that all nations should not be chopped up which the EU and US has been doing to all nations they want to control. This means the US has to shut up about Tibet. Recently, Obama met with the religious leader of exiled Tibetans and China condemned this and Obama brushed it off. So thinking that China supports crushing Russia is crazy. Only…China also knows that chasing Russia out of Europe means Russia will go to China!
Total APAIC tool from New Jersey, Robert Menendez: Russia’s aggressive behavior can’t go unchecked – The Washington Post
In Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is actively propping up President Bashar al-Assad and perpetuating the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
In Iran, the ink of the Joint Plan of Action signed in Geneva was barely dry when reports surfaced that Tehran and Moscow were negotiating an oil-for-goods swap worth $1.5 billion a month and planned to build a new nuclear plant.
In our own hemisphere, a Russian spy ship paid an unannounced visit to Havana Bay, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoiguannounced plans to expand Russia’s military footprint abroad in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Senator Menendez is pushing a bill in Congress to give billions to Ukraine! He also claims we already spent many millions ‘promoting democracy and good governance’ in Ukraine! So much for the storyline that we have no money for anyone. Especially if they are American citizens. Nope. We have to struggle to survive on our own.
Obama Team: We Can Badly Damage Russian Economy which is true but Russia can do the same to all of NATO and the US. Here is just one thing: ISS Calling Russia: Friend or Foe? | Clayton Anderson, an astronaut. Hey, guess what? We no longer own the space station! If Russia refuses to fly up any NATO nation astronaut, the only people who can go there will be Chinese or Russian.
We were a space-based composite, a coherent and integrated crew, trained to execute competently in both the Russian and U.S. segments of the ISS. Not so today.
It has been quite some time since Russians were trained to perform in U.S. spacesuits. American astronauts no longer don the Orlan. As a matter of fact, rarely do Russian cosmonauts assist U.S. astronauts — or vice versa — in daily prescribed tasks on the ISS, unless “permission” has been received from controlling program managers on the ground. When it does happen, it is highly probable that additional funding has been transferred between the two organizations. Our programs are becoming more segregated, and that concerns me, as does the situation unfolding in Ukraine.
The US still boasts about being a #1 space explorer but NASA has seen funds cut hugely in the last five years. Unlike Ukraine, we have no money for NASA anymore. China is laying claim to the moon now, it is barely beginning but will accelerate over time since China, Russia and eventually, Germany will take over the moon. Meanwhile, our Zionist media owners want Russia crushed for ideological reasons: Penalties for Mr. Putin – NYTimes.com
No doubt, Mr. Putin will retaliate if any harsh sanctions are imposed against him. But the sooner American and European leaders can demonstrate that they are prepared to impose serious penalties — and to accept the resulting sacrifices — the better the chance that those sanctions will not prove necessary.
So, this Zionist really thinks that Russia is going to back down and let a paramilitary anti-Russia coup take away their only warm sea port? How insane! Russia isn’t weak or bankrupt this time around. Yeltsin was a drunk and a fool. The last thing Putin is—weak or stupid.
So let’s look at the money: On October, 2013, Russian central bank says no plan to reduce US treasury holdings …but in December, China Reduces its US Dollar Holdings. The Geopolitics of “Forex and Russia said it may do the same. Russia Forex Selling Highlights Monetary Policy Risk To Gold [ETFS Gold Trust] after Russia sold $11.5 billion in dollars to keep the ruble up. Note how the US has virtually no FOREX holdings of any sort! Russia has $480 billion in reserve currency.
My article from 2011: Worst Sovereign Debt Countries Cannot Bail Out Global Banking | Culture of Life News
Here is what I wrote three years ago:
We also see, if we bother to read the news, that China and Germany have increasing ties in technology exchanges and building things and are increasingly on the same side of many economic debates. The US is worse off than all of the PIIGS in Europe and do note that right on the heels of the US and UK banking systems bailing out all of Europe, both are as bad off as the PIIGS debt nations of Europe that are wrecking its banking system!
I also took note that the US and UK are using NATO to attack or try to destroy some of the top sovereign wealth nations on earth, namely, Libya and Iran, just as we destroyed Iraq. The US and NATO are also constantly testing the powers of Russia and China who are at the top of this list. Our invasion of Afghanistan, which is higher on this list than a number of NATO nations, didn’t enrich the US. But it is clear that the deep in debt nations warmonger mainly against oil export powers or industrial giants. The insanity of going to war against wealthy industrial giants is obvious to me but escapes the Pentagon which, I fear, thinks, can nuke all of these industries and reduce rivals to dust.
This is going to be the death blow to the EU, to NATO, to the US. Far from being super strong, aside from Germany and the oil/gas selling states in the EU, the rest of the EU is BANKRUPT as is the US which as we see above, has the world’s biggest, nastiest sovereign debt, not wealth. Our only glue holding things together is the promise to allow one way trade debts with all nations who hold US dollars which are all I.O.U.s.
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