Fear of Energy: Polish Prime Minister Calls Nord Stream 2 ‘Highly Dangerous’

Poland, one of the countries opposed to the creation of the international project known as Nord Stream 2 pipeline, to deliver gas and oil from Russia’s energy fields to Europe has proposed an alternative project which would create its own pipeline, dubbed Baltic Pipe. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has criticized the Nord Stream 2 project, Polish Radio reported on Friday (9 March).

“Poland achieved independence from Russia’s Gazprom long ago; we’ve created a terminal in the city of Swinoujscie and are now planning to increase its processing capabilities, Moreover, we are now in talks with Denmark and Norway,” Morawiecki said during a press conference after talks with his Lithuanian opposite number.

The official noted that Poland and other Baltic states considers Nord Stream 2 “highly dangerous for this part of Europe.” This is understandable as in the past Russia has tended to treat Poland as a semi – autonomour province. The Poles also have little reason to trust their southern neighbour Germany, which also has a track record for using Poland as a training ground for its combat troops.

The head of the German energy company Uniper took a different line, saying that the completion of Nord Stream 2 was necessary to provide security for gas deliveries to Europe.

Last month it was reported that Poland intended to launch its own gas pipeline project, Baltic Pipe, which, in contrast to Nord Stream 2, would lead from Denmark instead of Russia. It is hard to see any logic in this as North Sea gas fields are becoming depleted and rumours of massive, unexplored oil and gas fields off The Shetland Islands are unconfirmed as yet. Poland has already tried to block the construction of Nord Stream 2, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki asking US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to make sure that US sanctions cover Nord Stream 2 and those European companies that involved in the project be fined.

A press release by Nord Stream 2 suggests the first pipes for the Nord Stream 2 project are being fabricated at a plant of OMK, which is one of the three pipe suppliers selected by Nord Stream 2 AG, in Vyksa, Russia, in this undated photo provided to Reuters on March 23, 2017. Poland claimed that Nord Stream 2 would increase Europe’s dependence on imported Russian gas.

Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture of Russia’s Gazprom with France’s Engie, Austria’s OMV AG, UK-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, and Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall. It aims to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas a year to the European Union across the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The pipeline project has been welcomed by some countries in Europe and opposed by some others, including Ukraine and Poland, while the United States has also expressed its opposition.

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Vlad The Impaler Shafts The West Again

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi might have described her as an ‘unfuckable lardarse’ but Vlad seems quite keen on Hausfrau Merkel – or is it just political expediency? (image source)

Here’s today’s scoop (well not quite a scoop as we found the story on a whistleblower site we subscribe to):

As the swaggering, vacuous windbag Obama and his administration of war loving neo-con hawks again stepped up the anti – Moscow rhetoric in the vain hope of provoking Russia into firing the first shot in the war the US military / industrial complex needs, wily old Vlad the Impaler has shafted them again. On Monday 29 June the story was leaked that Gazprom has announced it was on the verge of concluding a massive deal that would double the amount of Russian gas flowing to Germany via a second Nord Stream pipeline.

The shocking announcement made it look like the clueless clowns in Washington had no idea what was going on and that Obama’s efforts to isolate Russia were a complete flop. Make no mistake, this deal is huge, both financially and in terms of geopolitical strategy. Big enough in fact to change the political calculus of the entire northern European region.

“Once this pipeline is finished, almost all of Eastern Europe can be completely cut out of the gas picture. There will be no need for any gas to transit through Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Hungary or Slovakia,” The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in June without beinng aware it seems, of how close the deal was to completion (Gazprom’s Dangerous New Nord Stream Gas Pipeline to Germany, WSJ)

Not long ago we reported that Russia had concluded a deal to reroute the south stream pipeline through Turkey and Greece to serve southern Europe. Ukraine is totally out of the picture then. How frustrating for Obama after he invested so much money in installing a puppet government in Kiev.

So in economic terms, Ukraine is out and Germany’s in, which means that Washington’s plan to extend US hegemony by driving a wedge between Russia and Europe has gone down the pan. Europe’s economic powerhouse is now a business partner of the old enemy.

Putin has again again completely outmanoeuvred the Americans; he waited until the last possible moment to pull the rug out from under Obama, and now he’s sitting back enjoying the show. Is it any wonder why Obama’s Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter been running around Europe with his arse on fire trying to reconstuct the effigy of the Russian bogey man.

Piracy On The Silly Season Seas

One of the highlights of silly season at Boggart Blog is a story from our international piracy expert Blaack Jaack Baastard. Over to the Boggart Blog Beaking News Desk

With news breaking every few minutes on the story of the Russian freighter Arctic Sea which disappeared as it steamed through the Baltic en route for Algeria and turned up a few days later 4000 mmiles away off Cape Verde, we go straight over to Bogart Blog’s Piracy correspondent Blaack Jaack Baastard on the deck of his pirate galleon The Putrid Prawn for an update on the story.

“Avast blogmates, heave to or I’ll splice your mainbraces. This be Blaack Jaack Baastard the most ruthless, black hearted cut-throat ever to sail the Basingstoke Canal reporting from Cape Verde exclusively for Boggart Blog. Ha – haarrrr! You laandlubbers is wanting to know about the hijacked ship I reckons. Well me and my crew o’ scabrous, scurvied scumsuckers is on an information gathering exercise for MI6 so we’m right on the spot.

Now us Pirates are not known for understatement, laarger than life characters we be, what talks very loud in ridiclious accents and tells tall tales about our adventures on the Spanish Main, ooh – arrrr. I says all this because even the most hyperbolic of scum – sucking swabs could not embellish the faacts of the Artic Sea hijack.

There’s some as tried to blame Pirates for the ship’s lost days, but pustulatin’ porpoises mates, that Russian rustbucket was loaded with timber. To accuse Pirates, that is a gross calumny. A cargo of matchsticks and cocktail sticks? We Pirates has our staandards so we do. We likes to steal cargoes of diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, topazes and cinnamon and gold moidores from stately Spanish galleons, not matchsticks and orange boxes from Russian freighters. There’s poetry in Piracy, how many of you laandlubbin swabs spotted Blaack Jaaack’s poetic reference there eh? Ha – harrr, Blaack Jaack Baastard be a heducated maan.

Now you wants to know about the mystery of the Arctic Sea. Where did the ship go when it disappeared off the radar, how come the coastguard never spotted it butting through the channel. Now forget those calumnious falsehoods you read in the papers or heerd on television. That rotten Russian hulk was no Quinquereme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, they didn’t carry no ivory and apes and peacocks, nothing for a thief. Not even components for Iraan’s nucular weapons program as some reports has suggested. Haa – haaaar but they had something somebody wanted shipmate, some haddock humper had a use for the bilge ballast that was on board.

Now ask yourself, how could an old crate like that get 4000 miles in that time? The aanswer, mates, will make your hair pop out and your eyes stand on end. The good ship Arctic Sea was habducted by haliens mates, ha haar! Oh yes, you’re all sceptical now, you lily livered lubbers. I tell ‘ee me heartyies, there’s things happen at sea far stranger, things as would curdle you bile and turn your blood to custard.

I talked to one of they Russian lads, he tol’ me the ship was lifted clean out of the water by the tractor beam of an intergalactic starcruiser what is ’overin’ even now, screened from radar by energy shields. Arr mates, that ship was lifted into the great hold of the halien spacecraaft and the crew was hexperimented on. Ha – haar mates, cruel, inooman hexperiments them haliens done on the sailors and they even forced ‘em to drink a consignment o’ Leningrad Cowboys vodka what was in the ship’s hold.

And why did they do this you might well ask. I’ll tell ’ee. Them sardine shaggers is space privateers and they was working for the Intergalactic Emperor. He wants to create a hybrid race with alien superintelligence but ooman physiology so as they can live of earth and subjugate it for th’ intergalactic empire. So he says to the Privateer Cap’n, “Get down there to earth mate and gather me some samples of ooman semen.

Ha – haar shipmates. You remember now, International talk like a Pirate Day of 2009 be just a few weeks away.

Discover the source of the poetic cargoes Black Jack likes to steal.

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