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(CNN)   Putin declares that Russia is not using energy as a weapon. Which is true, because technically Polonium isn't energy   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, European Union, Russia, Treaty of Lisbon, supplies of Russian gas, EU officials, approval of the controversial Nord Stream, high demand, European governments  
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415 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Oct 2021 at 2:20 AM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-13 9:01:01 PM  
You really do know how to strut that stuff
You really do know how to act tough
 
2021-10-14 12:23:58 AM  

BretMavrik: You really do know how to strut that stuff
You really do know how to act tough


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We are old / Nord Stream's a battlefield.
 
2021-10-14 2:27:34 AM  
Europe's gas station wants to go on strike just before winter comes on strong? Seems like old boy Vlad has played the opening gambit in this phallus waving contest. How will you answer, Europe?
 
2021-10-14 2:28:32 AM  
...but they're all energy weapons
 
2021-10-14 2:35:41 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Europe's gas station wants to go on strike just before winter comes on strong? Seems like old boy Vlad has played the opening gambit in this phallus waving contest. How will you answer, Europe?


Merkel: "Well scheisse, we turned off the nukes like the idiots wanted so now we're more dependant on Putin's oil and gas than ever. So ve vill do nothing."
 
2021-10-14 2:48:04 AM  
Well if Putin says so, it must be true.
 
2021-10-14 3:16:49 AM  
So, Russia is using energy as a weapon. Next...
 
2021-10-14 3:18:48 AM  
Stop using sex as a weapon!
 
2021-10-14 3:23:07 AM  
Matter is energy
 
2021-10-14 3:26:09 AM  
STFU Vladimir,
You weaponized Tupac Shakur!
 
2021-10-14 3:56:40 AM  
Microwave pulses to the brain
 
2021-10-14 4:03:44 AM  
[Xe] 6s24f145d106p4

https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co​l​lections/fact-sheets/polonium.html

/Yes, it can be energy
//C'mon subby
 
2021-10-14 4:15:10 AM  
I was only told to stop using sex as a weapon.
Pat Benatar - Sex As A Weapon
Youtube Icq0LlvtEy0
 
2021-10-14 5:22:46 AM  
Of course, kinetic energy is still energy.
 
2021-10-14 5:43:26 AM  
Everything is energy. If you're brave enough.
- Albert Einstein
 
2021-10-14 6:30:42 AM  
Gazprom, Exxon, shell, BP....
Making fortunes today.
 
2021-10-14 7:01:28 AM  
Pay up, you European idiots who based your energy market on Texas and demanded spot pricing.

/winter is coming
 
2021-10-14 7:20:24 AM  
This is Europe's big brother in the back seat on a long road trip saying, "I'm not touching you!  I'm not touching you!"
 
2021-10-14 7:29:05 AM  
Just to get the TO BE FAIRS out of the way.

Russia has a pretty ok record of trying to keep business as business when it comes to gas. There are disputes, but Russia has even been evenhanded with Ukraine as far as I can tell.

Europe has not treated this issue as a national security issue before, so if they are vulnerable, it is only because they have been doing their high-wire act with nuclear, hydro, various renewables, etc. And they have been doing it for a decade, so they really should be far along with energy independence by this point.

The rest of the world has been in a Greta frenzy (and I think she is great, btw) to stop the oil majors from exploration, development, and whatever projects they had going. That is going to leave world energy resources in the hands of Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, China, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, UAE.... you know... the good guys that we can really count on as allies.

With all the sanctions we have on Russia, Europe and others buy a lot of oil and gas from them. Why is that?

It is possible that Putin is pointing out an area of hypocrisy and dependence that people might not be aware of.
 
2021-10-14 7:31:59 AM  

CthulhuCalling: I was only told to stop using sex as a weapon.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Icq0Llvt​Ey0]


Shakes tiny fist
(... then does that shoulder shake move from the Love is a Battlefield video).
 
2021-10-14 8:30:58 AM  
Putin doesn't use energy as a weapon.
He uses energy as a combination ball-gag, choke collar, naughty bits clamps sort of thing.
 
2021-10-14 9:02:34 AM  

fredbox: Of course, kinetic energy is still energy.


Bullets travelling at zero meters per second are real killers.
 
2021-10-14 9:12:21 AM  
Putin is a bad guy but Havana Syndrome isn't real, sorry
 
2021-10-14 10:11:02 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Putin is a bad guy but Havana Syndrome isn't real, sorry


TFA is actually about the pipelines, but yeah, I agree with your take.

As for Russia driving natural gas prices up in order to make a profit I doubt that the Russian government or Putin has the power to push around Gazprom and other Russian oil companies.  No other government really has that power (except maybe the Saudis?).

I mean, would Gazprom do that?  Farking right they would.  Gas prices are up everywhere and I doubt it's governmental interference I think it's the damn oil companies squeezing us all as they always do and have for as long as I've been alive on this planet and probably way before.

Gas prices skyrocket as the global energy crisis worsens - CNN

The prices globally are going up.
 
2021-10-14 10:48:17 AM  
E=mc2 so yes it is actually energy.
 
2021-10-14 11:41:42 AM  
God damn it, I hate it when Europe forces me to defend something that Russia is doing.

1) EU doubles and triples down on making itself energy-dependent on a hostile foreign power
2) EU signs contracts for a given amount of gas supply
3) EU demand for gas skyrockets
4) Hostile foreign power refuses to supply more gas because they have other customers, and because they like European misery
5) EU complains bitterly that hostile foreign power isn't helping them out

Do you understand how dimwitted and naive this makes you guys look? Farking children. You made your own bed, now freeze in it. We told you so.
 
2021-10-14 12:58:16 PM  

BigNumber12: God damn it, I hate it when Europe forces me to defend something that Russia is doing.

1) EU doubles and triples down on making itself energy-dependent on a hostile foreign power
2) EU signs contracts for a given amount of gas supply
3) EU demand for gas skyrockets
4) Hostile foreign power refuses to supply more gas because they have other customers, and because they like European misery
5) EU complains bitterly that hostile foreign power isn't helping them out

Do you understand how dimwitted and naive this makes you guys look? Farking children. You made your own bed, now freeze in it. We told you so.


My only regret is that I have but one Smart to give.
 
2021-10-14 2:37:02 PM  

AntiNerd: E=mc2 so yes it is actually energy.


Every country uses energy as a weapon in one form or another, because if E = mc2 then mc2 = E as well.
 
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