Europe Goes "All In": Will Sanction Rosneft, Gazprom Neft And Transneft

Tyler Durden's picture

Until this moment, the main reason why everyone mostly dismissed Europe's sanctions against Russia is that despite all its pompous rhetoric, Europe consistently refused to hit Russia where it would hurt: its energy titans Gazprom, Rosneft And Transfneft. The reason is simple: by imposing sanctions on these core energy exporters, Europe would directly threaten the stability of its own energy imports (Russia accounts for up to 30% of German gas imports), and as winter approaches with every passing day, playing with the energy status quo would seem like economic suicide. This all appears to have changed last Friday, when as the FT reports from a leaked copy, Europe's latest sanctions round will boldly go where Europe has never dared to go before, and impose sanctions on the big three: Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Transneft.


This is what is known in game theory terms as a major defection round.

It also means that suddenly the stakes for Russia, and thus Europe, just got all too real, as Putin will now have no choice but to really ramp up the retaliatory escalation, which following the food ban can only mean one thing: a staggered reduction in gas flow to Europe.


It also means something else: recall that it was just ten days ago when we reported that Gazprom would begins accepting payment for oil in Ruble and Yuan.

If today's news is confirmed, Europe's dramatic shift in sanctions strategy means that Europe's embargo of both the US Dollar and the Euro will accelerate as Russia further intensifies its shift away from both the west and the petrodollar. The only and clear winner here: China, which will almost certainly step in to provide the funding Russia needs however on Beijing's terms in effect making the symbiotic link between Russia and China even stronger, forcing Moscow to rely almost exclusively on China for trade and funding relations, and suddenly give Xi Jinping all the trump cards.

What China's president will do, now that he has all the leverage in the world to call shots both to the West, the East, and of course, Africa, remains unknown, although those thousands of tons of gold imports that mysteriously enter the country and are never heard from again, may provide a hint.

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Rip van Wrinkle's picture

"Afghanistan is a mess.  Libya is a mess."


What the hell do you think the objective was? Democracy? You'll believe anything.

Kobe Beef's picture

Sassoon, Jardine et al used the mess they made of Imperial China to move a lot of opium.

Just sayin'.

Jack Burton's picture

CH1, NATO is indeed insane! But the insanity is imported from Washington DC, as I post here often, the EU and NATO leaders are fully Coopted by Washington. EU leaders act against the interests of the EU peoples and EU economy, they choose instead to follow Washington's dictates and torpedo their own economic futures. Because Washington OWNS the leaders in Europe. Through bribery, threats and black mail, Washington controls the majority of politicians in the EU. Screwing their energy supplies for the sake of Zionest Neo-Cons in Washington, at a time when all the EU is slipping into recession again, and involved in mass money printing with hundreds of bankrupt banks, HOW can the EU afford to fuck with their own reasonably priced gas supplies from Russia?

This act, marks proof positive that EU leaders serve Washington DC's war mad neoconservative zionest war mongers. The EU economy can not replace this energy at the same low prices and with the same reliable ease of supply. Even at the height of the cold war, the USSR ALWAYS full filled it's gas contracts with Europe, never once breaking a contract. Now the EU breaks all contracts, and will see worse economic results!

conscious being's picture

Jack, CH1 being a zionist, makes him impervious to any argument that does not reflect favorably on zionist zionists.

He recently posted that those who associate Israel w/ 9/11 do so out of some mental obsession. I am waiting for him to explain this

What really happened? The New York Times reported Thursday that a group of five men had set up video cameras aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack on Tuesday, and were seen congratulating one another afterwards. (1)

TheGardener's picture

"NATO has gone insane."

Show the world you are really crazy. Works for Israel for the time being.

Dugald's picture


NATO has gone insane.

What do you mean, Gone?

teslaberry's picture

when you think about the marginal theory of dialectics and reflexvitiy , it stands to reason NATO will not, or for internal dynamics, CANNOT, de-escalate and is thus stuck pushing for war until 1) they get a popular revolution in europe to break up the EU as a protest against NATO or 2) they get a big war, coming primarily at the expense of the sheeples unless there is a full scale nuclear war , in which case, it's hard to say if that's what they want...ahhahah . 


who could overthrow nato? the uk public? the EU public? at a certain point, you realize the overthrow of local governments would essentially become the transition of NATO from an outward force to a giant transeuroprean transamerica military. \


but i have to disagree with you. nato has not gone 'insane'. sorry for the down vote. but i do agree with the bottom statement. i don't see why you have to have gone 'insane' to be despierate for war though. 

Lumberjack's picture

And like Rommel, the US and France are moving on Africa (MENA) region for oil and other resources. Ended up badly for the Afrika corps and most likely Europe has made a really bad mistake.

Freddie's picture

Uh oh.  Lookies like the Ukies are finally getting smart and may all be heading to Kiev to get the z-oligarch scum including Porky, Yats, Klitchko, Yulia and the olther Z scum in Kiev.

Go get em boys.  Hang em high. Western Ukraine aka NovoRussia is not your enemy.  Kiev is.  Go get the oligarchs and give them exactly what they gave you in sending your friends to their deaths.

ZATO should be worried.

Joenobody12's picture

As usual, the Jews in the US governement and European government make the decision, and the people of the whole world suffer.

hairInTheSoup's picture

the zionists


don't give the stick to the psychopath to use antisemitism rethoric


(many jews are anti-zionists)

FeralSerf's picture

The Jews that are anti-Zionist (aka the "self-haters") need their own "Anti Defamation League". They are woefully underrepresented in the MSM.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

They are politely ignored and marginalized by their Media and the MSM, lest they have 'cause' to make a big stink and thus get attention.  Devious.

FeralSerf's picture

That they are. The average Jew is just a tool of their own elites. They are more brain-washed than even the Goyim.

"God's Chosen People" is a great one-line brain-washer. Just keep saying it, over and over, and soon they believe it.

TheGardener's picture

Feral, all the lesser Jews are considered feral .

Know what they call us German Jews ?

Jecke. Which was a derogatory Eastern Jews term for that foolish German Jew, uncanny in business and as easily fooled like the common German fool.

COSMOS's picture

He didnt say ALL jews.  He said the jews in the US Govt.  He has nothing to apologize for.

TheGardener's picture

If you think you have it rough, friend Kirk, try to conform to a judische Gemeinde. Devious are the jokes they make about themselves, you aint seen nothing yet.

Jack Burton's picture

Zionism is not just Jewish either. American and Europe have a large group of Christian zionists, who in many cases are worse evil zionest war mongers than the average American or EU jew. Together, Israel and the USA have a vast zionest army of politicians and media that somehow seem to hold total information and political control. I offer up American CNN cable TV as the perfect example and mouth piece of zionism, and the covert zionest outlet, hiding behind the Americna flag, is FOX. The ultimate zionest agent in America!

Christophe2's picture

definition 'zionest': most Zionist.

N.B.: I despise the zionests the most too!

Circle of DNA's picture

Most Zionestiests , sounds just as good

Plato's Law's picture

Thank you Jack for mentioning the Zionist branch of Christianity  The one hour video on the right is the best hour you could spend to learn about its roots.  It's interesting to note the involvement of the Judaic-run Oxford Press, and also the involvement of The Scofield Reference Bible.

It all hinges on one Bible vs. in which God says to Abraham, "I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee."  One God-forsaken SBC church I know of prints this on their bulletin every week.  They mean if you fuck with Israel God will kill you, even if you are a Christian. 

The founder of "We Hold These Truths" says, and I believe it's true, that USA endless wars are only possible  because of the existence and support of Zionist Christianity. 

Probably the staunchest branch of Zionist Christians is the Southern Baptist Conference.  About 35 years ago the leader of the SBC said to his Christian brothers living in Palestine, that they must get out to make room for God's Holy People the Judaics.  To his Cristian brothers he gave the common SBC refrain usually reserved for common sinners: "It's God's way or the highway!"

Lea's picture

It's extraordinary to see how obsessed with Zionists you Americans are. And now, to top it all, Zionist Christians! The whole of the media, taken up by "raving mad Zionists neocons" without whom "America would not have waged its endless wars"!

Sorry, but you have it backwards. Israel is a Washington DC suburb. It's a tiny country surrounded by longtime enemies, some of whom pray everyday to see it erased from the map - just read the Koran for details on Muhammad's views on Jews. That made them jumpy, so they looked for the protection of 'big brother" America, who granted it... against fierce loyalty. America never gives anything for free. America has no friends, no allies, just serfs.

All your "Zionist neocons" are following Washington's war lobby agenda to the letter, and very often against Israel's or the Jewish people's interests. And most of the neocons are not Jews, but plain WASP breed. AND there are some books missing on you bookshelves, where you would see America started its endless wars long before Israel even existed.

Some of the most important ones are missing from that list, but to give you an idea.

And as for the ones who think "Israel is behind it all because the Jews think they are God's chosen", I'd advise them to read a little American pamphlet from 1846 called "Manifest Destiny". Pure WASP. It was all the rage back then, and judging by the rants on "American exceptionalism", it still is.

And I'm not even either a Jew or a Zionist.



Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I talked about this in 2 posts I made yesterday (5189227 and 5189260), where I introduced a very old Movement that has not been mentioned in the MSM for a very, very long time, nor on ZH (as far as I can tell):  MANIFEST DESTINY.

Please read it, as you may be surprised.  IMO it ties together the common interests of Elite WASPs and Elite Zionists into one rational whole of mutual interest.

TheReplacement's picture

You really believe those governments are calling the shots still?

They are puppets.  If there is a revolution and the puppets get hung so what?  The masters will just buy the next round and start over.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

@Joenobody12: "As usual, the Jews in the US government and European government make the decision, and the people of the whole world suffer."

I don't disagree, but... if 2% control the rest, then WTF does that say about the 98%?  Not much!  The 98% been bred to become fucking Sheep - in every sense of the word:  They get Milked, Shagged, Sheared, Fleeced and Butchered.  Until People stop being Sheeple, nothing will change.

p.s. You got your Clerical/Church Elite to thank for being part of the problem.  It was them who bastardized Christianity in the 4th Century, when at the Emperor Constantine's sponsored Summit, the Council "standardized" what was "In" and what was "Out.  To no surprise all passages that had the mentality of turning the Masses into Sheep, was kept.  E.g. "Simon, you are now Peter and will guard my... "SHEEP".  "Blessed are the poor, the meek..." -- for they work for the entire system and they take it up the ass.  We don't know what the various flavors of Christianity were before the Council of Nicaea, but we certainly know what it was afterwards:  An Organized Religion for Slaves and the Plebeian Masses.

The Muslims OTH, do not believe in Usury, the Jews invented and run it, and the Jews are not so much followers of Moses as they are followers of the Pagan-infused Babylonian Talmdu, which allows and condones their predatory practices.  Just WTF do you expect when a Sheep meets a Predator?  Peace?  Dumb-ass Sheep!

CheapBastard's picture

You mean, "The meek shall inherit the Earth," ain't going to happen?!

WTF! I was counting on the contract clause quite a bit.

Rakshas's picture

..... worry not CB the prophecy is looking more and more likely to be fulfilled .....buuut....... you have to remember cockroaches also fall under the meek banner..... 

TheGardener's picture

Politics, a bold form of lying, banks on the meek like religion - an overused former popular way of controlling masses- and knows no bounds thereof.

All Risk No Reward's picture

No, the meek will inherit the Earth.  But if you believe that then you are kinda stuck believing the other prophecies about holy hell being ravaged before order is restored.

The bizarre thing is that the prophecied Christian genocide appears to be orchestrated by the Debt Money Monopoly that finances and controls those who govern me through their terrorist proxies...

The "Beast" appears to be the United States incarnation of the Roman Empire system and the woman riding it appears to be the Debt Money Monopoly private debt banking cartel.

Almost everyone aligns their thought processes and works to the Beast...  marking their intellect (forehead) and marking their works (hands) with the 666 Nero Empire System - it appears to be an already done deal...  forget about waiting for physical technicalities.

Andre's picture

One for WilliamBanzai - Janet Yellen as the Whore of Babylon.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Good idea.

A more accurate but less less societal consciousness image...  the elder Rothschild dressed in drag at one of thier "balls" could be portrayed as the Whore of Babylon

Rothschild Ball Exposes Elite’s Fascination with Occult

Then again, perhaps a photo of him dressed up at the ball would suffice.

IronForge's picture


Correction on your claims of Xianity's 4thCE Bastardization.  Xianity "started" in the 4thCE.  There is no Gospel Written prior to that.

Mithrai, Zeus, Attis, Dionysus, "Chrestus-GoodPerson Movemen" (yes, they actually wrote the "i" over the "e" on manuscripts; and the scholars are desperate to put Chrestus and Christ together as one group), and other Messianic Myths have been reassembled in the 4th.


Plato's Law's picture

2% of the population make 65% of the most critical decisions, expressed as 3200% over representation.  Yeah, that's fair.  How much different would be life's landscape if it was only a "mere" 300%?  (As if 300% would be "fair.")

Our neighbor, who would pay Rupert Murdoch  for the privelege of performing anilingus on him, likes to moan how awful is growing anti-Semitism.  If anti-Semitism grows, it grows in the petri dish governed by Judaics and Zionist enablers like Murdoch.

From WW2 to today the Rabbis state that Hitler did God's work in killing Jews for their sin of embracing secularism and turning their backs on the Rabbis.  It is apparently true that Judaics did indeed tire of Rabbinical tyranny in the 20th C, and embraced secularism.  

Did and does the Rabbinical back lash work?  Were the Rabbis able to turn the tide of Judaics who sickened of Rabinical theft and mysogyny?  (Such as the daily Rabbinical prayer: "Thank you Yaweh for not making me a slave, a gentile, nor a woman.")  Check the stats.  The fastest growing types of Judaism are Orthodox and Chabad Lubavitch, the two most caustic and evil branches.    

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Putin 6/13/2014: “I thought about something just now: The decision to nationalize this library was made by the first Soviet government, whose composition was 80-85 percent Jewish,” Putin said June 13 during a visit to Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.

Putin was referencing the library of Rabbi Joseph I. Schneerson, the late leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. The books, which are claimed by Chabad representatives in the United States, began being moved to the museum in Moscow this month.

Then there's the "Teflon Rabbi", the recent Chief Rabbi of the UK, Jonathan Sacks, who is a key leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, and at whose Farewell dinner all of UK's Elite (even Anglican and Catholic Elite) were falling over each other in their accolades of the man.



reader2010's picture

In reality Israel has been used as a lap dog and wealth transfer vehicle by the MIC and Wall Street since the early days if WW2. It's also used to keep Arab oil producers in line. In essence, without Israel there won't be PetroDollar. 

conscious being's picture

Like a chihuahua with rabies and nuclear fangs.

SDShack's picture

"As usual, the European elites makes the decisions, and the people suffers."

I've said it for years, "welcome to the New Feudal World Order". This is just another example.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

@Publicus: "As usual, the European elites makes the decisions, and the people suffers."

The way to do a Judo/Jiujitsu move, is to "Squeeze them where it hurts": Energy for Rubels and Gold.

p.s. Energy will not be "priced" in USD and then paid in Rubels or Gold, but [drumroll]... PRICED IN GOLD.  That way the MFers can't play Manipulation Games in FX.  Bitchez!

"Gold is Money.  All else is Credit." - JP Morgan

Dubaibanker's picture

That is very true, Publicus. Out of the 28 member nations, the list of countries who are AGAINST the sanctions is rising every day.

Spanish Farmers:

Italian ex-PM, Berlusconi just spoke today :

“We are strangled by a most profound economic crisis, the situation is only worsening and it the situation is being aggravated by the international situation and the decisions of European leaders, heads of Western countries, the United States and NATO, who were irresponsible and unthinking to make null and void of the enormous work done after the signing of the Pratica di Mare agreement [on the establishment of the Russia-NATO Council - ITAR-TASS) that ended the 50-year-long Cold War,” he said.



Czech: 1.


Slovak PM spoke the best:

"We're damaging mainly ourselves," stressed Fico. If Russia introduces retaliatory measures, Slovakia may lose as many as 6,000-8,000 jobs in the car industry, which is the workhorse of the Slovak economy.

"Did we really want this? In the name of a geopolitical struggle between Russia and USA?" asked Fico rhetorically.


Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

If so many countries are objecting to Russian sanctions or are paying an uneven price for placing sanctions on Russia and then bearing the brunt of expected retaliatory sanctions by Russia, how is it that Eurozone is still called a democratic alliance? The public and regular people of Eurozone are paying a price with job losses, slower trade and rising political anger.

Who would have thunk? Reminds me of something to spite the face or something....

TheGardener's picture

"But somewhere some total war will bring hope and change.

My niggerly me does not care if my teleprompter is off or on, the gayest American president in history guides astronomically. "

To the moon. (Hitleresque actors not related to real citizens.)

P.S. Hollywood would do well next time around , moon
landing I mean , not president alien present curse.

Thom_333's picture

We are not that worried.Shortly the Americans will be involved in the next shooting war with Russia.Besides their war with the Arab world and trying to provoke China on the side. THough last showing of USAin Iraq was a bit worrying. Couldn´t even hold down the rag-heads in Bagdad.

TempusFugit's picture

Russia's next move is to methodically expand and diversify it pipelines and foreign reserves.  Nato's paperback writers will either accept entropy, or reject it.  Issac Newton, anyone?


Ignatius's picture

"Russia's next move ...."

Putin needs to break through the West's propaganda wall, perhaps by seeking 30 minutes of unedited network time. 

"Source of trouble is, as historically is, economic..."

"Russia seeks peace and economic cooperation..."

"Reckless accusations are not evidence..."

"Source of trouble is stated US desire for 'full spectrum dominance'..."

"Consequences of failure are dire..."

"Peace and prosperity are possible..."


digitalindustry's picture


they are geting

Radical Marijuana's picture

Thanks to the digitalindustry Internet!

I have the bad habit of feeling obliged to glance at the mass media before I check out Zero Hedge. Talk about stumbling through the dark, until a light comes on! It is frightening to imagine what people who only watch the mass media actually believe. The most shocking are the things that the mass media keep totally in the dark, by LYING BY OMISSION.


conscious being's picture

RM, re. MSM Lying by omission.

The Guardian had an artcle at the end of last week about Putin's 7-point "peace plan", really a ceasefire plan. At the end of the article, the first comment was a question - what is the peace plan? Why won't the guardian publish the simple 7 points?

Maybe because the first point was halt all aerial bombing of civilian areas. A subsequent point was attacking forces will pull back 40kms from Donetsk and Luhansk municipalites to move their artillery out of range to attack civillian areas.

Appentently, the Guardian wants to supress knowledge of Junta war crimes.

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

All Putin needs to do is get hold of the unedited MH17 tapes. Game over.

WillyGroper's picture

911 would be even better.

Trouble is that even if he did the sheeple would bleat, Putin CONSPIRACY!

holgerdanske's picture

Fogh Rasmussen is a flat footed idiot.

It is going to be a long cold winter.