Why US is Trying to Deprive Europe of Cheap Russian Natural Gas

After Donald Trump’s win, Washington has started viewing Europe not as a partner but as a competitor, Sputnik contributor Dmitry Lekukh writes, adding that the best way to pull the rug out from under the EU economy is to deprive it of cheap pipeline gas.

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Signaling its adherence to the “America First” strategy, the Trump administration is seeking to weaken European countries that pose a challenge to the US economy, Sputnik contributor Dmitry Lekukh writes, explaining why the US will try to bring an end to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

After Donald Trump’s win, Washington has started viewing Europe not as a partner but as a competitor, Sputnik contributor Dmitry Lekukh writes, adding that the best way to pull the rug out from under the EU economy is to deprive it of cheap pipeline gas.

“From an economic point of view, the ‘old’ industrialized continental Europe is now seen more as a competitor rather than as a partner,” the journalist noted. “And in this situation, the issue of supplying Europe with US LNG was overshadowed by the need to deprive the economies of the subcontinent of any cheap energy resources. I underline, any — Russian, Algerian, Libyan, or Qatari [natural] gas.”

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2 thoughts on “Why US is Trying to Deprive Europe of Cheap Russian Natural Gas

  1. From the article:

    “Meanwhile, Russia’s energy cooperation with China poses an economic challenge to European producers,” and this is not something that the U.S. or European countries want.

    Also the article states how the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K. has affected the Russian pipeline that was to pipe gas to other countries.

    “Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were deliberately poisoned by a nerve agent, UK police say, significantly increasing the likelihood that a foreign state was behind the attack.”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/europe/russian-spy-nerve-agent-intl/index.html

    This has the CIA written ALL over it. The Russians had nothing to gain from doing this and everything to lose and now Russia is being vilified yet again. The U.S. is, quite obviously, in its death throes and is hell bent on not having the plug pulled. I can only hope that between Russia and China, they manage to pull the plug on this diseased whore called America despite Washington’s shenanigans via the CIA!

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