Merkel Caught In Energy Conundrum Over Germany's Future

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The nominal U.S. President, Donald Trump, will meet with the two main European leaders this week with the goal of pushing the President off his position to end the Iran Nuclear Deal, or JCPOA. But it is the bigger issues of energy security that will be the real focus.

From soy-boy Emmanuel Macron of France to the Gelded One of Germany, Angela Merkel, putting the European Union back in its place is one of the few things that Trump may still be able to affect the trajectory of when it comes to foreign policy.

He has no control over Syria, having ceded his authority to the neoconservative crazies who have been wrong about everything since the fall of the Soviet Union.  I also don’t think he has much control over negotiations with North Korea.

While everyone on the right keeps talking about how he keeps winning, after the disaster of his strikes on Syria, why would anyone take him seriously during Korean demilitarization talks?

Does anyone think now Donald Trump has the leeway to negotiate an end to the Korean War and make those terms stick?

And if you do, do you think Xi or Putin or Kim himself do?

EU Fracturing

And that brings me back to Macron and Merkel.  They were split on striking Syria.  It’s obvious that Macron saw this as an opportunity to up his ‘street cred’ with the globalist oligarchy, cozying up to the U.S. and U.K. and finish what his predecessors started in Syria decades ago.

Macron is positioning himself to replace Merkel as the de facto leader of the EU. He’s been groomed for this position as Merkel’s time on the world stage comes to an end.

While a terminally-weakened Merkel, fielding off political and social unrest at home, saw through the cheap theatre of the U.K.’s machinations to further isolate Russia, i.e. Skripal and the false flag in Syria, refusing to support airstrikes.

Both leaders have raised Trump’s ire.  Merkel over not being a good NATO partner and Macron for over-stating his influence with Trump for staying in Syria.

So, suffice it to say there may not be any “beautiful chocolate cake” on this diplomatic table.

In fact, the divisions over many issues may be deep enough that we begin to see real movement from Merkel away from the U.S. and towards the hated Russia.

It has been a staple of geopolitical maneuvering for the past couple hundred years to keep Germany and Russia from forming any sort of real political and economic alliance.  And up to now Merkel has been the good soldier, working to align Germany and the EU with the goals of the globalist oligarchy that Trump has been so vocal in wanting to curtail.

This is the basis for their antipathy.

But, her days of being the leader of that front are approaching their end.  Deep divisions have opened up in German politics and her coalition with the Social Democrats is thin to the point of being anorexic.

New SPD leader Andrea Nehles is going to be a handful for Merkel.  Merkel won’t have a whipped hound as coalition partner for the next four years.  So, expect a lot more, dare I say, “Germany First,” from Germany.

And this will lead to problems with Trump and his “Empire First’ cabinet.

Drill, Baby Drill

Because where Merkel and Trump fundamentally disagree is allowing Russia any more access to the European gas market.  This is one of the ways in which his neocon Iagos can convince him so easily on staying in the Middle East.

All they have to do is whisper, “Energy security” and “billions in natural gas revenues” and Trump makes the wrong decision every time.

Merkel knows that Germany’s path to independence lies through the Nordstream 2 pipeline as well as extricating itself from the mess that is Ukraine.  Energy independence for Germany means Nordstream 2, now that they’ve shuttered their nuclear reactors and the coup in Ukraine has failed to produce leverage over Russia in gas markets.

But, no one in the U.S wants this pipeline built and we’ve threatened the world with nuclear annihilation over it.  And that we’ve expended so much political capital in attempting to stop it tells you just how important it is to power brokers in D.C. and London.

The realities are not lost on Trump who has a domestic oil and gas industry to build new markets for while maintaining control over European Union policy.

That’s the song that’s been sung to him over Syria.  Don’t kid yourself.

Because the U.S. ousting Assad in Syria delivers a devastating blow to Russia, Iran and China while re-opening pipeline access to Europe per the original plan.

And that’s why Merkel’s abstention on Syria was so significant.  It is also why Nordstream will be the most heated discussion between them next week.  Not Iran’s nuclear program, but how the U.S. can craft policy that brings ‘energy security’ to Europe which cuts out Russia and curtails China’s plans for central Asian development and integration.

Merkel in the Middle

In other words, same policy, different president.

To this point Merkel has tried to walk the fine line between the loyal NATO/US satrap and unwilling partner in antagonizing the Russians over energy needs.  But, Trump has been more than clear in his willingness to screw over all of Europe and Asia just to sell a few tankers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Poland at prices that ensure Europe’s anti-competitiveness for a generation.

On this idea I don’t think he disagrees with the neocons at all.

Because in the end Trump is a mercantilist, just like I said before he was elected.  And while he talks a good game about better deals for the U.S., what he really means is a cheap dollar, protection tariffs and mafioso foreign policy to sell half as many goods at twice the price.

Like all mercantilist policies, it’ll work for a while.  And Europe’s own fecklessness has brought it to this position where it’s vulnerable to it.  When the sovereign debt crisis begins to hit Europe, it will need the U.S. to help manage it, if possible.

And that’s why Merkel will say nothing that will change the situation one whit.

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JimmyJones wildbad Wed, 04/25/2018 - 22:52 Permalink

The US didn't lose, you would of needed a actual defined goal to be able to win, you cannot lose if you cannot win, we got put into a mic wet dream, never ending conflict chasing CIA created boogie men, battalions trained in Jordanian CIA camps, it was reported on widely. Iraq was a lie, 911 is just about totally accepted as a inside job, building 7 pretty much seals the deal on that one. We have had the CIA taking a dump on the US since Bush Sr won the presidency. Those globalist rats have been packing the civil service upper management with henchmen since. Bush and Clinton were joined at the hip with Iran Contra. 

We haven't been in a war with a clearly defined objective for victory for a long time.

The foreign policy hasn't changed from Bush Sr till Trump. He's not Ghandi but he's no hawk like the Bushes or Mrs "we came, we saw he died" Clinton. That's how you know there has been a fundamental change in who or what groups are in control. It's all about foreign policy. They honestly don't give a crap about domestic policy the president chooses it seams, get a real scummy Pres, get scummy domestic policy, get a "decent" president get decent domestic policy. 

Does the migrant invasion of the EU stop this year? This is the time of year for the hordes to start coming. 

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keep the basta… 07564111 Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:17 Permalink

Macron is a homosexual, there are photos of him holding hands with his dark haired  beau

I am sorry  for wife, he  preyed on her and she  gave up everything  for him. She looks terribly unhappy.

Classic predator/narcissist/psychopath. Mimics others emotions and manipulates them. No guilt, no conscience, inability to love.

Notice how  he speaks  of others and its crazy stuff, he is not normal.

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kellys_eye 07564111 Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:29 Permalink

The fact that Merkel commands a lot of respect amongst her own electorate (or did) whilst Macron has little (and falling) respect from the French people is a huge difference between the two.

If Macron is supposed to be Merkel's replacement then the desperation of the NWO/globalists is apparent for all to see.

The only thing left for them to 'arrange' would be the main feature - war.

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EddieLomax bluecollartrader Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:00 Permalink

True.

One thing this article has dead wrong, "after the disaster of his strikes on Syria", for it to be a disaster something has to go wrong.  Nothing happened, it was a non-story, no-one cared.

Trumps real plan is to shut out competition no doubt, or to force them to disadvantage themselves as China + North Korea is doing, but energy will undermine it all if it cannot be obtained cheap enough.

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Fireman I Am Jack's Ma… Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:21 Permalink

The future of Germany and all of Urupp with it (post EUSSR) lies with Mother Russia. The Germans have known this since Bismarck and all the Natostan chosenite false flags in the world will not stop it in the end. The venom towards all things Russian, the lies and back stabbing pouring from the sinking anglozionazi empire of evil is obvious to all. The ongoing Skripal Monty Python kidnapping and Douma "White Helmet" BS and lies concerning Syria will NOT go away. Germany will turn to the East, energy and the ever expanding "one belt one road." The free loader free lunch using the IOU Saudi Mercan petroscrip toilet paper dollah is all but over.

 

Onward on the Orient Express

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Easyp Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:20 Permalink

Merkel has a PhD in Physical Chemistry yet closed down all of Germany's Nuclear Power Plants to placate the Green Party.

Is Merkel just a dangerous idiot  or an East German Agent loyal to a failed ideology?

Omen IV Easyp Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:05 Permalink

exactly almost back to back the Merkel took out Nuclear Electric  / then expanded large - Wind and Solar both expensive and intermittent /  and now the only cheap reliable source of energy which is Russian Gas - the US has the press for LNG - German Industry will NOT agree

I hope Trump pushes - it will be the end - too many Germans are feed up - they don't believe Syrian bullshit / Skirpal  bullshit / MH-17 Bullshit  / Ukraine BS

 

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Jack Oliver Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:46 Permalink

It has always been about ‘control’ of the world’s resources by the Rothschild/Zio/US ! 

But their military ‘enforcer’ ( the US ) has lost its FUCKING edge !!! 

More and more ‘resources’ are being controlled by Russia and China !

Even Iran has told the $US ‘merchants’ to FUCK right off ! 

If that is not a sign of an empire in serious decline - well - you haven’t been paying attention ! 

I remember McStain saying - not that long ago - “The NWO is in serious jeopardy “

He was 100% right !! 

Pernicious Gol… Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:50 Permalink

I strongly feel that if Germany but only strongly enough for a carbon-friendly solution to its energy woes yearns, Mother Gaia cannot but hear and magically the answer provide.

BritBob Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:00 Permalink

Closing nuclear power plants because of the risk of a tsunami clearly wasn't a good idea.

Germany's coalition government has announced a reversal of policy that will see all the country's nuclear power plants phased out by 2022.

The decision makes Germany the biggest industrial power to announce plans to give up nuclear energy.

Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen made the announcement following late-night talks.

Chancellor Angela Merkel set up a panel to review nuclear power following the crisis at Fukushima in Japan.

There have been mass anti-nuclear protests across Germany in the wake of March's Fukushima crisis, triggered by an earthquake and tsunami.

WTFUD Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:09 Permalink

The author makes it sound as if control over matters still resides on the whim of the western axis, a complete fallacy. Europe's only hope on energy security lies with Russia. Tough Love MoFo's.

falak pema Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:54 Permalink

Pax Americana's death knell is the ME oil noose around its neck; the petrodollar construct based on "our debt your money" circular global economy having visibly imploded its foundations in 2008, a rope of its own making to hang itself.

As Syria has proven the US nuclear massive military supremacy mantra-- toxic never ending legacy of Dubya's Iraq-Afghan Crusade-- is over...

Now the next hot brick on this front is the Israel/MBS-Saud alliance against Iran and Putin...which is at the forefront as next domino after Syria's evisceration.

The Duck has to CHOOSE if he continues to follow the neocon "massive military cum oil hegemony" mantra in the ME, inheritance of Dulles's past CIA led 70 year legacy.

If he does then the ME will blow up in a fight to the end between Iran and the Saud-Israel axis...as Oil geopolitics and religion/ethnic divides make that an uncontrollable toxic brew.

But... But ... for the Boltons of this world and the Duck's mercantilist frack oil production, seeing the Ghawar and Pars Oilfields and dependent refineries ALL Blowing up in an asset-destruction tit for tat missile war could be a way of making #MAGA work...worldwide.

You can NEVER discount the fact that the DEVIL works in the detail. That type of OIL M.A.D autodestruction  play-out in Oil's Jerusalem could make the Bolton mustache the Iconic endgame of Wahhabist cum Ayatollah OK Corral demise.

#MAGA's Mercantilist minded and 'America first' about-turn would be back in the saddle for the Trumpist neocons of USA.

But... It would have unintended consequences with Russia and China and I wonder if the Duck has a mindset as Faustian as that scenario would imply! ARMAGEDDON would follow on Hiroshima quintupled scale.

Mr Orange Duck : Your call and don't blame Macron and Merkel, who are not the main militarist players, for their skepticism -- either Macron's current WH horse whispering or Merkel's total disdain-- of the Crazy Duck.

Pax Americana is now at a fatal cross-roads of its own making, as Bush Sr, who spawned the NWO mantra under Wolfowitz, now enters hospital after the loss of his wife--family mainstay.

The writing is on the wall and one can hear the Gods laughing in the sky at the Orange Mechanic, who pretends he is "locked and loaded" as Master of the Universe.

He now has to choose if he defies the natural laws of the Universe and History's fatal timeline to inevitably bring down the House of Atreus and its hubristic mindset.

ALEA JACTA EST ! Empires are made to fall.

Let it Go Tue, 04/24/2018 - 06:24 Permalink

Ukraine is a financially failed state and while we can point to its potential, its massive oil and gas reserves by all rights should belong to the people and for their benefit. The IMF, however, points out that Kiev needs billion in loans and grants just to stabilize its economy after more than twenty years of massive levels of corruption.

The article below contends the war in Ukraine is about America wanting to sell LNG to Europe and the fact we are willing to start a war to make it happen. It is not about Russian aggression.

 http://Ukraine War Is About Money Energy And Power.html

Davidduke2000 Tue, 04/24/2018 - 07:02 Permalink

macron is trying to be relevant, but his country and himself are irrelevant, he is only a part of the eu and has no longer any boundaries, which let unelected officers dictate to him what to do.

the office of the president of france will be abolished soon as well as the cabinet, all orders from the eu must be obeyed.

Blue Steel 309 Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:48 Permalink

Just as sometimes you have to tell your boss that something can't be done, Merkel has to tell he (((Rothskilled))) masters they have to ease up on their zionist domination plans.

Mustahattu Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

Merkel has no importance any more. She’s insignificant. Macaroni has taken her place on the world stage. Germany is ripe for a change and hopefully it will be anti-US and not another ass licking french connection. Germany carries a hell of a lot more clout in Europe than pissy France.

Nuclear Winter Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:52 Permalink

Reengineering with green power to replace clean (but deadly if not contained) Nuclear Power will cost Germany dearly. Maybe they can use the hamster-energy from ALL the millions of migrants that flowed into Teuton land the past two years to help replace that loss. Just build bigger hamster cages.