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2021-11-11 9:06:18 AM  
Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.
 
2021-11-11 9:18:19 AM  
He cuts the gas, Russia don't get paid.

He's gonna be drinking some tea soon if that happens.
 
2021-11-11 10:01:30 AM  
Lukashenko didn't expect the Poles to militarize their border to stop all the immigrants from coming in, so now he's stuck with them. He is not a clever man.
 
2021-11-11 10:28:16 AM  

beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.


Too many decision makers at high levels of government in Western Europe on the Russian dole.
 
2021-11-11 10:32:02 AM  
"We heat Europe and they are threatening to close the border. And what would happen if we cut off the natural gas which goes there? I would therefore advise Polish, Lithuanian and other harebrained leaders to think before speaking," Lukashenko said.


You "heat Europe" in much the same way that Primm, NV, "supplies California with goods."

You're the wide spot in the road that actual commerce happens to pass through.

Unless, of course, you've just dropped the pretense that you aren't simply a part of Russia at this point, and are simply speaking on behalf of your masters in Moscow.
 
2021-11-11 10:36:10 AM  
Cripes, at least the Serbs would poke someone in the eye before running and hiding behind Russia's skirt.
 
2021-11-11 10:36:12 AM  
Tiny Eastern European countries with no navy should probably be a little more chilled out.
 
2021-11-11 10:38:44 AM  

beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.



They actually have. But it takes time. A lot of the former Warsaw Pact infrastructure, to this date, runs in an East-West axis. Roads, rail, and oil/gas lines, and such. It was part of the system to keep them in check during the Soviet era. They've been investing in more North-South infrastructure to increase trade efficiency but also to promote energy independence. Pipes are being developed to transport energy from ports in the Mediterranean in Greece and Italy and have it flow South to North across the Balkans, former Warsaw Pact, and Baltic countries. There are some gas and oil fields in the Mediterranean near Israel and Cyprus that they intend to exploit to feed those lines. I believe there are also plans to connect that Cyprus/Greece line to the Trans-Israel line that can bring gas and oil from the port of Eliat in the Red Sea into Israel Meditteranean ports, bypassing the Suez Canal.
 
2021-11-11 10:39:15 AM  
Moscow is "at least part of the solution since the dependence of Belarus on Moscow is stronger and stronger," he added. "Russia has an obvious ability to influence Belarus to help stop this trafficking and so we should use this channel."

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2021-11-11 10:42:56 AM  
Worked for Texas.  And those dudes in Dune.
 
2021-11-11 10:46:05 AM  

kbronsito: beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.


They actually have. But it takes time. A lot of the former Warsaw Pact infrastructure, to this date, runs in an East-West axis. Roads, rail, and oil/gas lines, and such. It was part of the system to keep them in check during the Soviet era. They've been investing in more North-South infrastructure to increase trade efficiency but also to promote energy independence. Pipes are being developed to transport energy from ports in the Mediterranean in Greece and Italy and have it flow South to North across the Balkans, former Warsaw Pact, and Baltic countries. There are some gas and oil fields in the Mediterranean near Israel and Cyprus that they intend to exploit to feed those lines. I believe there are also plans to connect that Cyprus/Greece line to the Trans-Israel line that can bring gas and oil from the port of Eliat in the Red Sea into Israel Meditteranean ports, bypassing the Suez Canal.


Good...a diversity of sources is the best solution. Actual market competition will reduce (but not eliminate) Russia's longstanding practice of taking hostages to get what they want.
 
2021-11-11 10:46:06 AM  

kbronsito: beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.


They actually have. But it takes time. A lot of the former Warsaw Pact infrastructure, to this date, runs in an East-West axis. Roads, rail, and oil/gas lines, and such. It was part of the system to keep them in check during the Soviet era. They've been investing in more North-South infrastructure to increase trade efficiency but also to promote energy independence. Pipes are being developed to transport energy from ports in the Mediterranean in Greece and Italy and have it flow South to North across the Balkans, former Warsaw Pact, and Baltic countries. There are some gas and oil fields in the Mediterranean near Israel and Cyprus that they intend to exploit to feed those lines. I believe there are also plans to connect that Cyprus/Greece line to the Trans-Israel line that can bring gas and oil from the port of Eliat in the Red Sea into Israel Meditteranean ports, bypassing the Suez Canal.


Oh dear. How could the EU, in good conscience, do business with a country whose frightful actions they make sure to condemn at every possible opportunity? No, it would be far more moral and consistent for them to refuse to touch that tarnished Conflict Fuel.
 
2021-11-11 10:57:19 AM  
Nobody is impressed by you. In fact some of us are a little bit angry.
 
2021-11-11 11:10:33 AM  
Is my superpower required here?
 
2021-11-11 11:18:38 AM  

BigNumber12: kbronsito: beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.


They actually have. But it takes time. A lot of the former Warsaw Pact infrastructure, to this date, runs in an East-West axis. Roads, rail, and oil/gas lines, and such. It was part of the system to keep them in check during the Soviet era. They've been investing in more North-South infrastructure to increase trade efficiency but also to promote energy independence. Pipes are being developed to transport energy from ports in the Mediterranean in Greece and Italy and have it flow South to North across the Balkans, former Warsaw Pact, and Baltic countries. There are some gas and oil fields in the Mediterranean near Israel and Cyprus that they intend to exploit to feed those lines. I believe there are also plans to connect that Cyprus/Greece line to the Trans-Israel line that can bring gas and oil from the port of Eliat in the Red Sea into Israel Meditteranean ports, bypassing the Suez Canal.

Oh dear. How could the EU, in good conscience, do business with a country whose frightful actions they make sure to condemn at every possible opportunity? No, it would be far more moral and consistent for them to refuse to touch that tarnished Conflict Fuel.


Well, there used to be a line that bypassed Israel... It went from the East of Saudi Arabia, thru Jordan, cutting through part of Syria and into Lebanon, where oil could be loaded in their Mediterranean ports. But it no longer bypasses Israel, since the part of Syria it went thru was near the Golan Heights. So Saudi Arabia phased out its use. Even if someone wanted to fix it up after all these years and bypass Israel somehow... Syria is a shiat show. Even if they got their act together, Saudi Arabia isn't about to build a profitable oil line in the territory of an Iranian ally. And Lebanon is another shiat show.

The Saudis do have oil/gas pipes going from East to West so that ships can load up oil in the Red Sea instead of the Persian Gulf. Not sure how feasible it would be to extend those into Egypt and have ships load up in their Mediterranean ports. There's at least gotta be some plans to that in someone's drawing board. My understanding is that the current plan for that East to West line in Saudi Arabia is to expand it in the opposite direction... going into the UAE and Oman so that it can also carry their gas exports into the Red Sea.
 
2021-11-11 11:47:09 AM  
"significant quantities of gas from the Yamal Peninsula in the Artic..."

*twitch*
 
2021-11-11 11:48:28 AM  
Gee..go ahead and get Poland and Lithuania to link up again, this time withthe Ukranians andthe support of the rest of Europe. This guy isnt too bright, Pootie will yank his leash soon.
 
2021-11-11 11:54:46 AM  

beezeltown: Ooh, the latest annual installment of Post-Soviet Bloc threatens to cut European energy supply as winter begins.

This is a perennial shake down. You'd think Europe would have been working for decades to break free of dependence on Russian energy. But, no.


Russia is Europe, but I know what you mean.

One sanction could be to cut of the gas, since the new pipeline, around Belarussia is finished. And Belarussia would be out of those transit fees, fark them.
 
2021-11-11 12:02:35 PM  
Wants to?

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2021-11-11 12:06:53 PM  
If anything, Europe is making it worse by shutting down domestic natural gas production in the name of being eco friendly while having a 20 year plan to come up with renewable alternatives.

Though it will be a nice day when Russia no longer has a market for her gas supply. It's about 15% or GDP, which may bump it below Brazil or Indonesia.
 
2021-11-11 12:08:33 PM  
Has he cleared cutting off European natural gas receipts from W.Europe with Vladimir Putin?

Pretty sure that he's psyched for those -- especially with winter coming on.
 
2021-11-11 12:10:52 PM  

OdradekRex: Lukashenko didn't expect the Poles to militarize their border to stop all the immigrants from coming in, so now he's stuck with them. He is not a clever man.


They're actually stuck in the demilitarized between Poland and Belarussia, with the armies on each keeping them there.

And I bet he's an asshole enough to refuse them food and shelter, even if donated by the UN or the EU.
 
2021-11-11 12:35:11 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: Gee..go ahead and get Poland and Lithuania to link up again, this time withthe Ukranians andthe support of the rest of Europe. This guy isnt too bright, Pootie will yank his leash soon.


A Polish-Lithuanian alliance? That would never work. Who can even imagine what that would look like?
 
2021-11-11 12:42:34 PM  
Belarus creates a program to lure immigrants to Belarus then forces the migrants into the EU. Calls the EU out for not upholding its own code of ethics and threatens to punish them by cutting of gas for the winter. I'm going to guess the good looking immigrants are being sold into slavery once they reach Belarus.
 
2021-11-12 2:10:22 AM  
Lukashenko: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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