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Why Nord Stream 2 is the world’s most controversial energy project

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    I am Polish, so I may be pretty biased, but this project just stinks in my book. Anyone care to talk me off the ledge of utter contempt? Here is another link for context on how this project is bad...

    I am Polish, so I may be pretty biased, but this project just stinks in my book. Anyone care to talk me off the ledge of utter contempt?

    Here is another link for context on how this project is bad for European security.

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    1. dwightwalters Link Parent
      Thanks for the link. I'm not sure contempt is the right word. Perhaps alarm. Russia has silently declared war on the West and their energy exports to Central and Western Europe are integral...

      Thanks for the link. I'm not sure contempt is the right word. Perhaps alarm. Russia has silently declared war on the West and their energy exports to Central and Western Europe are integral weapons in their arsenal. The link you provided talks about how Nord Stream 2 will allow the Russians to bypass the Ukrainians and punish them. The purpose of the new pipeline is to maximize profits, launder dirty money, extend corruption, allow new avenues of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, and extend their control over the energy needs of continental Europe. Renewable energy can't come fast enough.

      I suppose ultimately this is a litmus test of how much power Western democracy supporting actors still possess. The alarm bells are ringing. The security community certainly knows what's happening. But who else? One would think that a global media addicted to sensational storylines would be more interested in a clandestine international war, but so far they appear generally complicit as well.

      And that's how I ended up on an open-source non-profit site like this.

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