Tuesday 29th of November 2022

scholz is in hot water…….

On a 10-point scale, the current energy crisis in Europe has already received 8 points and a “frightening” forecast from the renowned consulting firm Rystad Energy. As the energy situation in the EU has steadily worsened in recent days, the number of problems facing Europeans is unwaveringly increasing.


Europe is now very afraid of freezing to death in the coming winter, because it is clear that the winter will be very, very expensive for Europeans, and the future is extremely vague and uncertain. As Bloomberg adds to describe this difficult situation for Europe, the energy crisis in the EU is exacerbated by record drought and the drying up of rivers.


BY Vladimir Danilov


Moreover, there is growing discontent among the inhabitants of the European continent with the policies of their governments, which, overtly following Russophobic instructions from Washington, have neglected national interests, condemned the citizens of Europe to a financial and economic crisis, and are themselves restricting the flow of much-needed energy resources from Russia.

Popular discontent is particularly strong in Germany, where the national media report with genuine horror that all of Chancellor Scholz’s plans have failed and the population is preparing for a change of government. More than 60% of Germans are dissatisfied with the work of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the governing coalition, according to an August 19 INSA poll. Scholz’s popularity has fallen not only because of his Ukraine policy but also because of his unwillingness to be guided by national interests in matters of gas policy and relations with Russia. The chancellor’s policies, which are leading to Germany’s ruin, were criticized in particular by the Halle (Saale) Chamber of Crafts in Saxony-Anhalt in an open letter to Olaf Scholz, writes Der Tagesspiegel. During a speech in Brandenburg, Chancellor Olaf Scholz was defiantly booed by residents, who chanted, “Traitor to the people!”, “Liar!” and “Get out!”, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

In this context, some German media have already suggested that Scholz could face resignation. For example, back in the spring, the magazine Spiegel published a very critical article about Scholz by the partners in the governing coalition – the Greens and the FDP. This made Scholz’s words to journalists on August 22 all the more clear: He sees no need for a mandatory change of chancellor in Germany and there is no reason to limit the chancellor’s term in office, clearly confirming his concern about maintaining his current status under today’s conditions.

Against the backdrop of a deepening energy crisis, European leaders, on Washington’s instructions, are continuing their Russophobic policy by restricting the admission of Russian energy sources to the European market, while trying in vain to find a substitute for them in gas supplies from other countries and continents. According to Handelsblatt, Europe has even decided to create unprecedented competition in the global LNG markets in this matter. This will deprive developing countries of gas and create an acute energy crisis for them. Against the background of the ceasefire in Yemen, there has been speculation about the alleged possibility of obtaining gas for Europe from this country after the resumption of the work of the local LNG terminal, which was suspended in 2015 due to the war.

Moreover, according to publicist David Sheppard in his article for the Financial Times, the heads of oil and gas companies in the European Union felt it necessary to urge Norway to sell gas at a price lower than the market. Judging by the reaction from Oslo, however, this has not been met with any sympathy there …

Similar to Norway, the French government was skeptical of the European idea of resuming construction of the Midcat gas pipeline that would connect the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe, the Spanish El Pais reported August 18.

Under these circumstances, personal trips by representatives of the European political and economic establishment to various gas-supplying countries were intensified to look for possible options to replace the Russian energy source. Germany was no exception. Admittedly, there are still no significant results from this activity of the German representatives. On the contrary, after German Economy Minister Robert Habeck declared in March his intention to conclude a long-term agreement with Qatar on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), his visit to the country in August led to the complete failure of these plans, and Qatar decided to supply gas to Italy instead of Germany, as reported by Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten.

As a result, Chancellor Scholz decided to try his luck on the gas market, this time in Canada. However, this trip raised a lot of questions from the very beginning. First, on the eve of this trip – on August 19 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Canada that there was no way to help Europe with energy supplies.

Moreover, in June, the German publication Die Welt detailed in Scholz’s native language why Canada cannot become a stronghold for German gas needs in the coming years. In particular, it pointed out that only the city of Saint John on Canada’s rugged east coast, where the country’s only port with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is located, could be suitable for such purposes. However, when Scholz and Trudeau decided to sign an agreement on gas supplies by the end of August on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, according to Bloomberg, significant problems for doing so became apparent even then. In particular, there is currently no infrastructure in Canada for exporting LNG, or rather, for transporting this product across the Atlantic to Germany. Yes, there is an LNG import terminal operated by the Spanish company Repsol in Saint John, which in principle can be converted into an export terminal, but this will take three to four years. Alas, so far there are no terminals for receiving LNG in Germany either. The gas is delivered there via Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, although two stations are due to come on stream this year in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

It is therefore not clear what Scholz was counting on when he organized his trip to Canada on August 22. In this regard, there is only one guess: whether he simply wanted to wash there, given the restrictions imposed by his government on maximum energy savings for German citizens and even the instruction not to wash under running water, but only to wipe themselves with a damp towel for personal hygiene.


Vladimir Danilov, political commentator, exclusively for the online journal, the “New Eastern Outlook“.







war is crap…….

It is so sad for our humanity that our so-called civilised world political leaders are still not able to find a way of preventing war and achieving PEACE regardless of what excuses the leaders have to start a war.

We all looked to the formation of United Nations and its Charter of Peace with dreams and hopes that after the second World War in 1945  there would be no more war. We all looked forward to ending all wars and replace war with the civilised rule of law instead of uncivilised rule of force!

Sadly, since WW2 we have seen even more destruction caused by regional wars of many kinds, mainly civil wars in various part of the world instigated by major powers namely US, USSR, UK, France, China, all Permanent Security Council of UN. We all know full well that we have all the historical figures and records to prove that wars are the most uncivilised and inhumane act for mankind and most destructive, wasteful and evil act for our civilisation! The human cost is monstrous and beyond any imagination and recorded. The economic cost is enormous and beyond imagination and recorded. The tragedy and heartache created for our civilised society is beyond any description and recorded.

And the trillions and trillions wasted in defence and military combats are shocking and recorded. UN and its almighty Charter of Peace supposed to guide us, all of us and not some of us, to create a most beautiful multicultural, civilised world of the century, for all of us and beyond. The trillions and trillions wasted in defence and military combats are shocking and recorded. UN and its almighty Charter of Peace supposed to guide us, all of us and not some of us, to create a most beautiful multicultural, civilised world of the century, for all of us and beyond anyone’s dream ! I have a dream and that dream I believe, is shared by all the ordinary global citizens of the United Nations that one day there shall be no more war. The children, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers will live happily after. We therefore have to outlaw all combating military forces via UN and replace them with PEACE keeping forces. The safest, most economical and humane way of preventing war is through genuine persistent peace dialogue with all our families in mind until we can all find a compromised peace solution.

Civilisation teaches us : “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It applies to all political leaders, past, present and in the future. We are all human and human makes mistakes. There is no exception when it comes to warring party. They cannot help themselves from greed and power unless being restrained by strong law enforcement. And worse, they will never admit that they are wrong and always somebody else. We have historical records to show them that this happened time and time again with our past political leaders who started the wars.

We have also learned that only enforceable rule of proper, civilised laws, overseen by almighty Charter of UN, will one day, if UN becomes strong enough through its International Judiciary power to control each and every one of them so they don’t become monstrous war criminals again.

Only preventive measures through genuine, constructive and respectful peace dialogues brokered by UN will work. It is easy for them to point the fingers at one another but when they failed to reach a peaceful solution and allow the war to happen, they all become war criminals because they directly involved in the planning, killing, murdering, destroying lives and property, creating refugees and many horrible homeless peoples left rooming around the globe because they were evicted by wars. These leaders have temporarily lost their minds. They do not realise that the ordinary peoples of both sides and beyond suffered tremendously one way or another from their war criminal acts. They may get away with their propaganda but history will record each and every of their war criminal acts.

We therefore have to outlaw all combating military forces via UN and replace them with PEACE keeping forces. The safest, most economical and humane way of preventing war is through genuine persistent peace dialogue supervised by the UN International law enforcing bodies. All nations big or small should abide by its decision so that all conflicts can be solved peacefully eventually without war, enforced by strong peace keeping forces and International Criminal Court and other law enforcing agencies for peace.

With all due respect to Biden, Putin, Xi and all other political leaders, my humble opinion is, the root of the problem of war, still lies in greed and power associated with bad governance and governments.

My blessing goes to all the ordinary global citizens who share my dream for a beautiful world without war when all the children, fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers of all colours, religions, ideologies, cultures and languages can live happily after with liberty, democracy, equality, fraternity and joy under the protection of the john civilised rule of laws for all of us and not some of us.











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