Europe, More Than Putin, Must Shoulder the Blame for the Energy Crisis, by Jonathan Cook

Europeans and Ukrainians will be the primary victims of the Ukraine-Russia War. From Jonathan Cook at antiwar.com:

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fueled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession

Outraged western leaders are threatening a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas after Moscow cut supplies to Europe this month, deepening an already dire energy and cost-of-living crisis. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Europe will “freeze” this winter unless there is a change of tack.

In this back-and-forth, the West keeps stepping up the rhetoric. Putin is accused of using a mix of blackmail and economic terror against Europe. His actions supposedly prove once more that he is a monster who cannot be negotiated with, and a threat to world peace.

Denying fuel to Europe as winter approaches, in a bid to weaken the resolve of European states to support Kyiv and alienate European publics from their leaders, is Putin’s opening gambit in a plot to expand his territorial ambitions from Ukraine to the rest of Europe.

Or so runs the all-too-familiar narrative shared by western politicians and media.

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One response to “Europe, More Than Putin, Must Shoulder the Blame for the Energy Crisis, by Jonathan Cook

  1. The energy crisis has nothing to do with Putin and everything to do with American foreign policy.

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