The oil and gas scam, like the whole war and weapons scam, and the charade of the West “defending Ukrainian democracy”, will be the undoing of the Kiev regime.
A report in the Washington Post this week (inadvertently) highlights the incorrigible corruption and unscrupulous nature of the Kiev regime. The Nazi-loving regime is not only doomed by its own depravity. Its toxic sting may well take its Western backers down with it.
The Post article by David L Stern was headlined: “Despite war, Ukraine allows Russian oil and gas to cross its territory”.
Yes, that’s right, the regime that has been hectoring the rest of the world to stop buying Russian energy is continuing to milk its transit business.
Not only that, but the Ukrainian cabal headed by a so-called president, Vladimir Zelensky, has the audacity to demand that all other transit routes for Russian oil and gas to Europe be shut down. The Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany was covertly blown by the United States last September – much to the delight of Kiev. While a southern European route known as Turk Stream via Turkey to the Balkans is being targeted for crippling sanctions by the Kiev regime and its American backers.
The blatant objective here is to give Ukraine a privileged role as the sole transit route for Russian energy. And that means the Kiev regime corners a market in services from which it can earn billions of dollars a year. If that sounds a bit like the sordid business of pimping that’s because it pretty much is.
Historically, the Ukrainian territory was the dominant gas hub for Russian oil and gas reaching Europe, covering as much as 80 percent of total supplies. Pipelines crisscross the Ukrainian steppes. For various legitimate reasons, Moscow has long wanted to diversify its supply routes to the European market. Hence the construction of the Nord Stream and South Stream routes. One of Russia’s reasons was the instability and corruption of the Kiev regime that seized power in 2014 through a CIA-backed coup. That new anti-Russian junta not only glorified the past Nazi genocide against Russians, Poles, Jews, and others, but it also felt entitled to tap Russia’s vast oil and gas supplies en route to Europe.
Yet, the Western corporate media/propaganda services peddle the NATO distortion that Russia is guilty of using “energy as a weapon”. The reality is the Russians simply and rightly wanted to protect their trade and resources from the Banderite Bandits by diversifying away from this territory.
The geoeconomics of energy trade is a crucial factor in the current war in Ukraine, which is being fueled and escalated by NATO. The Kiev regime wanted to have a monopoly on transit routes and the United States wanted to knock out Russia as a competitor for energy exports to the lucrative European Union market of 500 million consumers.
The bitter and tragic irony is that Europe has been brought to its knees by this giant imperial scam. Partly because of elitist misleaders whose allegiance is to transatlantic imperialism and who are often imbued with visceral Russophobia. Fascism and Nazism lurk in the dark corridors of European power. See our recent interview.
This week, Germany’s economy – the driver of the European Union – officially went into recession largely because of soaring energy prices. The American overlords are laughing all the way to the bank. Washington has succeeded neatly in sacrificing Europe for its own selfish interests by selling expensive fuel and unprecedented volumes of weapons. (Ordinary Americans are as much a victim of the imperial vice as their European counterparts.)
All the while, the American rulers and their puppet regime in Kiev demand that Europe imposes ever-more self-defeating sanctions against Russia – sanctions that are not actually weakening Russia but rather are only rebounding like a wrecking ball on European economies.
Washington’s transatlantic flunkies like Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Josep Borrell and Jens Stoltenberg sermonize about “cutting off finances for the Russian war machine”. Yet, here we have the supposed Ukrainian victim of Russian oppression doing business as usual. If Kiev had any principles (admittedly a ridiculous postulate), it would close down the oil and gas pipelines. But, no, the money is too irresistible for the corrupt regime.
For its part, Moscow would argue that it continues to supply oil and gas across Ukraine because it has contractual obligations to European states, such as Hungary, that pre-date the beginning of the conflict in February 2022.
The aforementioned Washington Post article anticipates the anomaly of the Western and Kiev narrative claiming “unprovoked aggression” by Russia while continuing to do business as usual. The newspaper admits the “bizarre optics”. But it displays contorted mental gymnastics to obscure the glaring and damning contradiction.
“But as surreal as it might seem,” the Post apologizes, “Ukraine insists that it has virtually no choice but to maintain its own commercial deals and has lobbied to preserve them, arguing that they provide some leverage over the Kremlin and help constrain where the Russian military carries out airstrikes.”
The more straightforward explanation is that the Kiev regime is an über grifter.
Zelensky and his cronies are even fingered by U.S. intelligence for having skimmed off at least $400 million from the $65 billion in military aid that has been plied over the past year courtesy of Western taxpayers. Zelensky is the embodiment of a Western psy-ops cut-out. The former comedian and actor is the face of a huge global racket in arms-dealing that profits the Western capitalist military-industrial complex while at the same time recklessly pushing the world towards an all-out war between nuclear powers.
Zelensky, the comedian-conman (billed as “president”), has managed to hoodwink Hollywood celebs, parliaments, prime ministers, presidents, royals and even the Vicar of Rome, as our columnist Declan Hayes critiqued in recent articles this week and last week. His video commercials incessantly pleading for more money and arms and his “GI Joe” act in military fatigues from central casting are becoming as tedious as they are threadbare.
As our columnist Declan Hayes points out too, Zelensky is only one of a whole host of Western politician-parasites who are exploiting and feeding off the public for their corporate masters. Almost every Western political leader in office today is a con artist who betrays democratic principles.
The Kiev regime has shown its true dirty colors in manifold ways. The persecution of the Orthodox Church, the renaming of streets to honor Nazi collaborators, the shuttering of opposition media and political parties in Ukraine, the unabashed calls by senior representatives for the killing of Russian leaders and extermination of ordinary Russian citizens… the list of profanity goes on.
Millions of Ukrainians have fled their country and are being put up rent-free across Europe not because of alleged “Russian aggression” but rather to escape the corruption of the Kiev regime – a regime that the American and European media declare to be “democratic” and worthy of hundreds of billions of dollars and euros in subsidies to prop up.
The United States and its imperial “Ukrainian project” have done immense damage to Europe as well as putting world security at grave risk.
The oil and gas scam, like the whole war and weapons scam, and the charade of the West “defending Ukrainian democracy”, will be the undoing of the Kiev regime. It might even be the eventual undoing of the Western regimes that have imposed this Kiev crime syndicate on the whole world.
Aesop’s fable of the frog and scorpion seems an apt metaphor for the bloated West and its incorrigibly nasty Kiev grifter.