The projection—a psychological term for imputing your own motivations and psychoses to someone else—of Europe and the U.S. towards Russia is off the charts. From Patrick Foy at lewrockwell.com:
By what deranged thinking did meddling in a civil war over territories that have been Russian for more than 300 years merit bringing the world economy to its knees and putting the living standards of publics throughout the West in greater peril than at any time since the 1930s?—David Stockman
I confess to being at wits’ end over the monstrous Ukraine affair and its ever-expanding dangerous ramifications. The war was concocted and contrived in Washington. This is Biden’s, Blinken’s and Nuland’s war—a cockeyed crusade to destabilize Russia.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was quoted in FT’s Weekend Edition of September 17th as stating, “We have known for a long time [my emphasis] that Russia is no longer a reliable energy supplier. That’s why it’s important to do everything we can now to safeguard Germany’s energy supply.” See Germany seizes Rosneft oil refineries. This claptrap sounds like something written for Biden’s teleprompter.
Would it not be more accurate and honest to say that Germany was no longer a reliable customer of Russian energy? Under Scholz, the German government, taking its marching orders from Washington, has decided not to purchase Russian oil. Ditto for Russian natural gas.
Russia has the goods; Berlin declines to purchase them. Fine. All right. Russia can sell elsewhere. Status quo ante. Start over.
Subsequently, this self-destructive and yet “unavoidable” decision—unavoidable according to Scholz—has been routinely gaslighted to Europe and America as a prime example of President Putin’s “weaponizing of energy”—when the exact opposite is true.