by Larry Johnson
Not since Wile E Coyote’s repeated failures to nab the Road Runner have we seen debacles like the ones now unfolding in the UK and Europe as a consequence of their misguided effort to destroy Russia. Germany’s economy is on the precipice. With an economy dependent of the import of oil and gas from Russia, German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz thought it a dandy idea to cut itself off from its main supplier. What could go wrong with that?
In the Netherlands, the government has declared an economic war on its farmers (inspired by the government’s desire to go green) and has been surprised to discover that farmer produce food. Who knew? Check out the grocery shelves:
They wanted to go green but now get to go hungry. Apparently all food stuffs does not come packaged from Amazon.
Leave it to Boris Johnson (no relations) of the U.K. to put on the biggest clown show at the circus. The British economy is poised to re-enact the submereged sundering of the Titanic:
The UK is sliding towards a recession. Only six months ago, a strong recovery was expected, but the impact of the pandemic, the slow return to pre-Covid work patterns and soaring inflation driven by the Ukraine invasion have depressed the economy.
Last week the governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, warned that Britons are likely to suffer a deeper and longer downturn than other major industrialised nations. He also said inflation would be more severe and persistent.
Instead of sticking at home and trying to at least maintain a pretense of trying to address the mounting political problems, Boris has built up his frequent flier account with trips to Kiev in order to hang out with his new man crush, Zelensky the Comedian. All of this neglect of the homefront by Johnson came to a head today as he is now faced with a tsunami of resignations from his Cabinet. Leave it to Boris to do a great imitation of Helen Keller as he adamantly refuses to acknowledge the dramatically eroding support or hear the calls from his own crew to resign. He stumbles along, at least for now, petulant and stubborn. We have not witnessed this level of self-delusion since Hitler was holed up in his Bunker moving imaginary armies to try to stop the Soviets.
Boris, according to press reports, fancies himself a reincarnation of Winston Churchill. That means we can add another medal for self-delusion to Johnson’s list of accomplishments while in office. It appears that B.J. is guided by one of Churchill’s iconic quotes, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” News flash for Boris–this is the end of the line. It is time for you to go.
Russia and the war in Ukraine is the undercurrent to all of the unfolding political chaos in the UK and the rest of Europe. The high hopes that severe economic sanctions would bring Putin to his knees turned out to be the first great fairy tale of the 21st Century. Putin and the Russians are doing just fine. It is the European lot, as was the case with Wile E Coyote, immolating themselves.
If the European economy was humming along like a Ferrari in the fast lane, the European public, especially the Brits, would be willing to ignore the lies and incompetence displayed by their leaders. But the Ferrari is out of gas and stuck in the desert. That does not make for happy, patience constituents. They tend to get a bit rowdy and unruly when having to forego a supper.
This would have all been prevented if Trump was still in office. Our energy production and if Europe would have relied on us for energy would have kept Putin from building up enough revenue to launch his war. That is first and foremost.
The problem with most of these so-called “leaders” is they all think they outsmart Putin. They took him for granted. Trump didn’t; Trump respected him and kept him collared.
And now illegitimate biden wants to float a 730 billion plan to rebuild Ukraine. Putin set the EU up to this by encouraging a green energy strategy. When that failed having shuttered others forms of domestic energy production in favor of wind and solar, Putin had the EU in a box. I seem to remember someone referring to his brilliance in strategy.
Over 5 million barrels of US reserve oil were exported to Asia and Europe last month as domestic refineries run at full capacity, report says
More than 5 million barrels of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve were exported to Asia and Europe last month, Reuters first reported.
Among the shipments were two cargo ships carrying 560,000 barrels each from Atlantic Trading & Marketing, part of France’s TotalEnergies, according to Reuters. And Phillips 66, the fourth-largest oil supplier in the US, sent about 470,000 barrels from a storage facility in Texas to Trieste, Italy, where a pipeline feeds refineries in central Europe.
The exports follow similar shipments of Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude in April, when three ships went to Europe to replace Russian oil.
Overall, US oil exports have been surging since Russia invaded Ukraine in February as Western countries and companies turn away from Russian supplies.
biden cannot use Strategic Petroleum Reserves in a manner that does not directly relates to National Security.
And reports indicate 15% of the recent deployment went to China. biden is compromised by the CCP.
Gaffney Calls For ‘Impeachment’ For Biden’s ‘Treason’ Of Selling America’s Resources To CCP
Sending our reserves to China and our advanced weapons to Ukraine. I think Russia and China are in this together with Russia getting us to deplete our armory and Biden paying off China for past and future favors by sending China our war stockpile of fuel while progressively depressing out production of oil and gas. What comes next when our woke and demoralized undermanned military has to face China over Taiwan? Are we going to depend on England and Germany to bail us out?
Tucker Carlson: The Biden admin is selling off our emergency oil reserves to China | Fox News Video
Maybe idiot Biden wants to catch up with the corrupt Obama regime that endorsed selling 20% of our uranium to Russia, which Hillary profited handsomely by.
Idiot Biden is the threat to national security. The only reason to be dipping into the SPR is to limit the damage to the Democrat party due to idiot Biden’s stupid energy policies. Exporting SPR oil is nothing less than criminal. It’s like idiot Biden wants to make sure he gets impeached.