Patrick Lawrence: Europe’s Self Destruction

Friday, 22 October 2022 — Scheerpost

Despite the economically disastrous impact the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage will have on Europe, Western media still holds its tongue about it.

Ceremony of opening of gasoline Nord Stream. Among others Angela Merkel and Dmitry Medvedev, 2011., CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost

Absolutely remarkable, Western media’s determination to ignore the recent Baltic Sea detonations, which knocked out the Nord Stream I and II gas pipelines. A major piece of Europe’s energy infrastructure, the joint property of Germany and Russia, has been destroyed. Any chance that Russian gas transmissions westward will be resumed is off the table. The Continent is now sent on a desperate search for new sources of natural gas, inevitably at higher prices. I cannot think of many stories that are more significant.

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The ‘War of Terror’ may be about to hit Europe

Monday, 24 October 2022 — The Saker

by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted

Never underestimate a wounded and decaying Empire collapsing in real time.

Imperial functionaries, even in a “diplomatic” capacity, continue to brazenly declare that their exceptionalist control over the world is mandatory.

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French Labor Unrest Illustrates Worsening Economic Crisis Within the EU

Thursday, 20 October 2022 — Global Research

Oil workers strike has prompted one of the largest trade union federations to hold a day of action across a key state within NATO

By Abayomi Azikiwe

French workers affiliated with the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) held a “Day of Action” work stoppage on October 18.

This action came on the heels of an oil workers strike which demanded a rise in salaries amid the escalating rate of inflation that has impacted people throughout the western capitalist states.

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In neocolonial rant, EU says Europe is ‘garden’ superior to rest of world’s barbaric ‘jungle’

Sunday, 16 October 2022 — Multipolarista

EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell showed the West’s neocolonial mentality claiming “the world needs Europe” as a “beacon” and beautiful “garden” to civilize the barbarous “jungle” in the Global South. He also called for regime change to create a “post-Putin Russia.”


EU Josep Borrell Europe garden jungleEU foreign-policy chief Joseph Borrell says Europe is a superior “garden” and “beacon” that must civilize the violent “jungle” in the rest of the world

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Germany´s failing ´stored´ nat-gas & LNG experiment

Saturday, 15 October 2022 — The Saker Blog

by Jorge Vilches for the Saker blog

the LNG click-bait

The sitting US Secretary of State very recently declared in an official press conference that the NS1 and NS2 pipeline sabotage will have “no impact on European energy resilience”…

We should assume that Secretary Antony Blinken was referring to the timely supply of US LNG substitute equivalent to pipeline nat-gas now theoretically available (not) which would save the European day. With a clear smile, Blinken considered it to be a “tremendous opportunity” for the US to help Europe wean off of Russian energy… with the USA ready to be “the leading supplier (of dirty fracked seaborne LNG) to Europe”. And all of it despite the great ripoff “mondepreise” moon-high prices charged by US vendors according to the German Minister of Economics Robert Habeck who is now sorrowfully surprised by the very market dynamics that he actively contributed to establish.
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Statewatch News Issue 17/22: Change needed at Frontex; EU seeks deportation increase; Activity report 2021

Friday, 14 October 2022 — Statewatch News

14 October (Issue 17/22, also available as a PDF)

Welcome to the latest edition of Statewatch News, featuring:

  • Demands for change at Frontex
  • EU still adamant on increasing deportations
  • Our annual activity report for 2021

And reports on the externalisation of migration controls, police exploitation of software vulnerabilities, and a joint statement on the Egyptian government’s brutal treatment of Eritrean refugees.

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The United States declares war on Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 — Voltaire Network

Thierry Meyssan

While the international press treats the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines as a news item, we analyze it as an act of war against Germany and the European Union. Indeed, the three gas supply routes to Western Europe have been cut off simultaneously, while at the same time a new gas pipeline has been opened to Poland.

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Fascism returns to Europe’s centerstage

Monday, 26 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


The troika leading the far-right coalition that won Italy’s election: Giorgia Meloni (R), Silvio Berlusconi (C) and Matteo Salvini (L)

The stunning victory of a far-right coalition in Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday is largely seen from the distinct prospect of Giorgia Meloni becoming the country’s next prime minister, whose hardline views on immigration and the preservation of the “Christian family” are rooted in the Italian Social Movement (MSI), a party founded after World War II by the nostalgic former members of Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship.

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Europe’s Economic Hara-Kiri

Sunday, 25 September 2022 — Peoples Democracy

Prabhat Patnaik

THE cessation of natural gas supplies from Russia to Europe in retaliation against Western sanctions imposed on Russia because of the Ukraine war, is threatening Europe not only with a winter with inadequate heating that will take a big toll in terms of lives among poor people, but also with large-scale closures of enterprises; such closures would push up the unemployment rate, and significantly increase poverty and destitution among the workers.

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The Road to Fascism: How the War in Ukraine is Changing Europe

Saturday, 10 September 2022 — Palestine Chronicle

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (Photo: Dati Bendo, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Ramzy Baroud

As soon as I landed in Rome, I discovered that I was no longer able to access any Russian media whatsoever. Unfortunately, threats by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, that Europe should sever all links with “Russia’s propaganda machine” were taken seriously by the Italian government.

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Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fuelled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession

Middle East Eye – 14 September 2022

Outraged western leaders are threatening a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas after Moscow cut supplies to Europe this month, deepening an already dire energy and cost-of-living crisis. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe will “freeze” this winter unless there is a change of tack.

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Europe’s treatment of refugees is racist and murderous 

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

The recent incident of refugees being stranded in the Mediterranean without assistance from coastal forces exemplifies a larger pattern of cruelty by European nations towards those fleeing conflict zones

by Abdul Rahman

EU policies on refugeesFile Photo: Andrew McConnell/UNHCR

According to an Al-Jazeera report, around 60 refugees, mostly from Lebanon and Syria, stranded in the Mediterranean sea have not got any help from European coast guards for days despite distress calls and reports of at least three children among them dying. Instead, they are being watched from a container ship. Such reports of criminal insensitivity are not an aberration.

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Mass Protests Taking Place Across Europe Against NATO Proxy War, Sanctions and the Economic Crisis

Sunday, 4 September 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Czech demo70,000 Czechs take to the streets against government, EU and NATO

Massive protest against NATO, the EU and soaring energy prices in Prague, Czech Republic today.

— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) September 3, 2022

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As Europe Implodes, It Plans “Radical Intervention” Including Price-Setting, Suspending Derivatives Markets And Europe-Wide Margin Call Bailouts

Monday, 5 September 2022 — Zero Hedge

by Tyler Durden

Just when you thought the narrative couldn’t get any more idiotic, Europe shocks just about everyone.

A few days after the EU threatened commodity traders it would stage an “emergency intervention” to crush energy prices which were rising at a pace of about 20% per day (perhaps Europe can now print nat gas and electricity in addition to monetizing all deficits while injecting trillions in the process)…
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Europe’s Economic And Social Suicide – Provoked by The U.S. And Helped Along By Europe’s Leaders

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Due to the stupidity of Europe’s political leadership the U.S. has managed to push it towards committing economic and social suicide.

On February 8 Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, wrote about the then upcoming conflict in Ukraine which the U.S. was intentionally provoking.
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