President Trump Will Promote U.S. Natural Gas Exports in Poland – Chancellor Merkel Does Not Approve…

President Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at length today in advance of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg Germany and they set up a pre-summit meeting for Thursday.   President Trump leaves for Europe this Wednesday 7/5/17.

President Trump is expected to promote U.S. natural gas exports (LNG) during a scheduled enthusiastic visit to Poland.  Fraulein Merkel is not happy; not one little bit.  Merkel wants EU to buy LNG from Russia.

There’s a massive amount of irony in the narrative that Merkel is the savior of global leftist ideology yet she wants to be even more cozy with Russia for energy.  Meanwhile, regarding President Trump, the Merkel supporting left is on an anti-Russia crusade.  Go figure.

(Via Reuters)  […] Europeans will be watching to see whether Trump clarifies his administration’s position on a new pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany, known as Nord Stream 2.

The U.S. Senate in June passed a package of sanctions on Russia, including provisions to penalize Western firms involved in the pipeline. The new sanctions have stalled in the House of Representatives.

The U.S. State Department has lobbied against the pipeline as a potential supply chokepoint that would make Europe more vulnerable to disruptions.

The threat of sanctions adds to tensions between Washington and Berlin. Germany’s government supports the pipeline, and Trump’s position on it is a concern for European diplomats. (read more)

 

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193 Responses to President Trump Will Promote U.S. Natural Gas Exports in Poland – Chancellor Merkel Does Not Approve…

  1. Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light….
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  2. Minnie says:

    Hmmmm, well isn’t that too bad!

    Merkel’s panties tied up in a wad, a MAGA wedgie you may say 😁

    Liked by 28 people

  3. Minnie says:

    “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism” – President Donald J. Trump 🦁

    *BOOM*

    Liked by 30 people

  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    First U.S. Natural Gas Shipped to Poland
    BY ROBBIE GRAMER JUNE 8, 2017 – 4:28 PM

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/08/first-u-s-natural-gas-shipped-to-poland/

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    • WSB says:

      What is that old adage again about killing four birds with one stone?

      Liked by 5 people

    • 4sure says:

      That rag is a liberal rag. Here’s what the Hill said about them
      _-_____________________________________________________________________
      Foreign Policy magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time in its 50-year history: Hillary Clinton.

      “In the nearly half century history of Foreign Policy, the editors of this publication have never endorsed a candidate for political office,” its editors wrote in the endorsement.
      “We cherish and fiercely protect this publication’s independence and its reputation for objectivity, and we deeply value our relationship with all of our readers, regardless of political orientation. It is for all these reasons that FP’s editors are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States.”

      The editors called the Democratic nominee one of the most qualified presidential candidates since World War II, saying she is “unquestionably well-prepared to lead this country.”

      “Were she to be elected as this country’s first woman president, not only would it be historic and send an important signal about both inclusiveness and Americans’ commitment to electing candidates who have distinguished themselves on their merits, but she would enter office having already put down one great threat to the United States of America — the grotesque and deeply disturbing prospect of a Donald Trump presidency,” they wrote.
      _____________________________________________________________________
      Don’t give them the time of day.

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  5. waltherppk says:

    hummpfffff….

    covfefe

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  6. fleporeblog says:

    Wow our President is destroying all of them! Germany is so screwed. You can’t talk sh…t about Russia and what they are doing with Crimea and Ukraine but out of the other side of your mouth want a pipeline built from Russia to Germany. I absolutely LOVE the leverage he has on Germany but more importantly on Russia. Putin knows it and has to make some serious concessions in Syria and his relationship with Iran. I don’t think our President cares about Crimea and Ukraine. He wants ISIS and the rest of the creatures of Satan eradicated off the face of the earth and Russia could really help in getting it done. Don’t forget 70%+ of Russia’s export is fuel. It is their lifeline.

    From the article linked above:

    The U.S. is expected to become the world’s third-largest exporter of LNG in 2020, just four years after starting up its first export terminal. U.S. exporters have sold most of that gas in long-term contracts, but there are still some volumes on offer, and more export projects on the drawing board.

    Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A), which opened the first U.S. LNG export terminal in 2016, delivered its first cargo to Poland in June. Five more terminals are expected to be online by 2020.

    Tellurian Inc (TELL.O) has proposed a project with a price tag of as much as $16 billion that it hopes to complete by 2022, in time to compete for long-term contracts to supply Poland that expire the same year and are held by Russian gas giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM).

    Europeans will be watching to see whether Trump clarifies his administration’s position on a new pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany, known as Nord Stream 2.

    The U.S. Senate in June passed a package of sanctions on Russia, including provisions to penalize Western firms involved in the pipeline. The new sanctions have stalled in the House of Representatives.

    The U.S. State Department has lobbied against the pipeline as a potential supply chokepoint that would make Europe more vulnerable to disruptions.

    The threat of sanctions adds to tensions between Washington and Berlin. Germany’s government supports the pipeline, and Trump’s position on it is a concern for European diplomats.

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    • Minnie says:

      Most excellent, Fle, thank you!

      Liked by 5 people

    • WSB says:

      And we will be the ones controlling the price.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Will Janoschka says:

        “And we will be the ones controlling the price”
        I disagree! This is a well orchestrated attempt to get Sir Putin into the DEAL, where all work to insure that all get adequately and fairly compensated for their obvious effort (work). This is always the only viable way of setting price on any commodity! MAGA! But workers/managers in the US need to learn to make the effort to produce the finest stuff. Stuff better\finer than the Swiss or Japan can do!! .

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        • WSB says:

          I say this because we have the largest reserves of LNG.

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          • WSB, you may be surprised to learn that if anybody sets the price of a natural resource-based commodity, it is the little guys. The big guys don’t have the flexibility to hop up and down on prices, they are confined by the large volumes they must move.

            This is the real reason the Sherman Anti-Trust Bill was passed. The little guys were undercutting the big guys on price. The little guys were more efficient, more flexible, more innovative than their big rivals. Also, they lowered their prices for oil to get contracts away from the older companies.

            In those days, everybody thought the ideal situation for a company was to have a monopoly. No one ever achieved it. It may have been the Climate Change of its day. The history of the petroleum industry is fascinating.

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    • bliss3609 says:

      So what is Russia doing with Crimea that is so bad? And, I believe it was our tax dollars that supported the coup of the ousted duly elected Ukrainian president! Hmm..

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    • Oldschool says:

      Thanks fle. What is your take on the house holding it up?

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      • WSB says:

        I don’t even know if it matters. Both Houses have been screaming for more Russian sanctions after Russia ‘hacked’ our election, so how can they change their minds mid-scream?

        Liked by 5 people

        • THIS.

          ADD: Immediate Federal Election Tampering Investigation of ALL states for Russian or Fraudster fingerprints – particularly the Blue State resisters to review of their Voter Rolls!

          The Russian part of Election Tampering was incidental – NO TAMPERING by ANYONE!

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        • Oldschool says:

          Thanks wsb.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Congress is officially called Fake Congress. Congress is only making moves to counteract President Trump’s moves. Congress is Fake. They don’t care about American people.

          Does anyone know if Congress even showed up at Celebrate Freedom Concert next week? I know they went home that day, but does it kill them to stay over just one itty bitty day to honor our military?? Congress repeatedly have shown their true Globalist colors. Traitors.

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    • So if Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany falls under sanctions, Poland can build a SHORTER pipeline to Germany and flow a portion of its US LNG to Germany instead … if Merkel “plays nice” … with BOTH America AND Poland.

      Poland could also flow US LNG to the other Central European Alliance candidates Hungaryl, Slovakia and Romania.

      Sorta puts Russia behind the American Energy-Defense Curtain.

      😎

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      • Minnie says:

        👍

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Oooh–Love that. MPGA (Make Poland Great Again) and slap down the ‘high and mighty’ EU.

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      • bigsy says:

        Nordstream (underwater) bypasses the Visegrad group and allows Russia to strong arm them (NATO missiles) (complicit with Germany/EU) via a threat of a shutdown.

        US nat gas is a big FU to the EU (removes their club) and is another lever for Trump to use in negotiations with Russia.

        Best deal for Russia is to share (deal is no NATO troops or missiles) the Visegrad market with the US. A land pipeline through Poland would be cheaper, removes the importance of the Ukraine and would create downward pressure on nat gas prices that could effect the rumored Qatar pipeline through Syria and Turkey. The reduced economic feasibility would reduce geo-political importance in that area.

        If you even mention the name Trump in Germany people burst out with some mindless epithet. Then they ask about his Russia ties. It’s completely pathetic and the people have no avenues of information to ‘correct the record’.

        It will now bite Merkel in the ass because she has set herself up to run against Trump/USA (a la Schroeder) and can not allow herself to publicly be in agreement with any of Trump’s initiatives.

        She’s going to get punished, since the suits know Trump retaliates, and it will be via German businesses/banking getting rolled on trade parameters. The German populace may be clueless but industrial leaders aren’t.

        It will all come out in the wash.

        Just my take.

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        • Problems RE Russian “best deal”:

          A land pipeline through Poland would give Russia the cover to (1) create a false-flag disruption of the flow and (2) punish Poland with a Big- League disruption of THEIR commerce. Not so with the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline route.

          Seems like Poland needs US troops and potentially missiles to inhibit Russia from further military adventurism ala Ukraine. US presence in Germany is currently pointless, and beginning to shift it to Poland may become a powerful deal-making vehicle for President Trump relating to the EU, NATO, Germany, Poland, the Baltic States and Russia.

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          • bigsy says:

            Poland has been getting more gas from Germany in order to hedge against Russia cutting flow. I think it’s actually Russian gas that Germany sells to Poland, not sure, and that Poland felt better with Germany/EU as a gas source than Russia.

            Now I think Poland may feel it’s in danger of having that supply cut, perhaps as a consequence of not taking refugees.

            Nordstream 2 was a result of Poland refusing a landline due to the issues you mentioned. My thinking is that the entire issue has to be revisited, with US nat gas used to reduce the threat to Poland being cut off from east or west.

            Maybe Poland, with the US having it’s back, now agrees with a Russian gas landline in exchange for no NATO expansion/missiles to the former east bloc and Baltics.

            I also don’t think Ramstein/Landstuhl/K-Town will/can be relocated. There’s also the Kindsbach caves there. I’m not sure if the caves are that important, but from people I knew who worked there it seemed to be a top secret type of facility.

            I just think there’s too much around Ramstein to move, and that Russia would not be comfortable with those level assets closer to it’s borders.

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      • eagledriver50 says:

        And not Only that but sets up a REAL discussion on Merkel (Germany) trying to control LNG throughout Europe…CovFeFE!!!

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      • thesavvyinvester says:

        They don’t need to buy from just us, wait till Israel’s off shore natural gas resources come on line. Now you have 3 vendors that are bidding to sell you natural gas. Poland as a mini hub supplier for the 13 Baltic Tigers, Brilliant!

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      • Maquis says:

        Three Seas Energy Security Pact.

        Sounds like a winner to me.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Your first paragraph: my thoughts also although Crimea isn’t part of the strategy. It’s more Iran and North Korea. Putin is not a happy man.

      https://www.oilandgaseurasia.com/en/news/russia-may-supply-natural-gas-north-korea

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  7. First Last says:

    Pphukk Merkel. The End.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Travis McGee says:

    So do you think Merkel might be getting some rubles for going with Russia?

    Liked by 6 people

    • ALEX says:

      They have screwed themselves on their green energy agenda. They have no Nuclear power and the only hope of hitting their green goals is natural gas…It’s not the best idea to rely on Russia for anything, but she’s flailing….

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      • Maquis says:

        Exactly. Germany took the Fukushima disaster as an excuse to shutter perfectly good nuclear facilities. Only a fool regards nuclear as non-green energy.

        It can be done better, no doubt, but those new nuclear technologies can’t develop in the climate of irrational fear that is forcing the elimination of current facilities. Having only a promise from Russia to cover the massive energy shortfall is suicide, which Germany is Hellbent, again, on inviting on it’s people, and on all of Europe.

        Merkill is flat out Evil.

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    • Nah, she’s still loyal to her stasi masters…

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    • jrapdx says:

      Could be. What are the odds? Frau Merkel’s double-speak is exquisite. On the one hand, align with leftists screaming about Trump-Russia “collusion”, on the other insist with all her might on importing NG from Russia.

      Yup, little ol’ Ms. Merkel has been completely bought and paid for, can’t think of any other way to account for the obvious duplicity.

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  9. ALEX says:

    if the House goes along with Senate on sanctions, especially concerning the pipeline, then the President has all the cover he needs…I have a feeling he is going to let the Three Seas countries know we are backing them 100%, ….These countries deserve it…

    This really cranks it up on the Germans etc and combined with Paris withdrawal basically destroys the Merkel/Obama narrative in six months…I can’t stop smiling…That Nasty women must be infuriated and not a dang thing she can do but enjoy her new cultural enrichment via Muslims.

    MAGA

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  10. Comrade Mope says:

    She may want Russian LNG temporarily until the Soros pipeline is complete. She could blame cost increases on Russia while raising taxes on it. But Merkel really wants the Qatar/Soros LNG. The problem is Qatar is “under the gun” to stop with the terrorism. Qatar might not be able to pipe LNG in a year. The Iranian LNG pipeline spigot is going to have a political cost.

    So here’s my question: Which is worse, buying LNG from Iran and the Russians or buying LNG from Qatar and Soros? The Soros transaction will fund Global Communism for 300 years. The Iranian transaction would fund the Mullahs Atomic ambitions for the next 30 years.

    So, yeah, I guess the LNG direct from Russia doesn’t look so bad right about now. For her politically.

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    • Minnie says:

      Good food for thought, Mope, thanks 👍

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    • G. Combs says:

      And then Trump jumped into the deal with both feet and kicked over the table… HeHeHe…

      Liked by 5 people

    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Thanks, Comrade Mope. Very interesting. She has set herself between the rock and the hard place, it would seem, by making Trump and the U.S. the villain in the eyes of the German people.

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      • Comrade Mope says:

        She had positioned Russia as the villain but with Qatar effectively quarantined Germany needs to get LNG from either Russian via Iran or from Russia. Either way, it is still a deal with Russia. Pretty tough negotiating when you demonize the person you need to deal with. “Let’s build an EU Army”… “Putin is evil” … “Hey, Vlad, you got any spare LNG?”
        The funny part is the gas field this LNG comes from is between Iran and Qatar, so it is all the same gas. It’s just a matter of who gets paid for it.
        (BTW- Qatar was given 10 days to give up terror and produce documents. I haven’t heard a peep about that, and the 10 days should be over.)

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      • Maquis says:

        Germans’ need no encouragement to regard the US as the source of all global ills. Hating on the US is their National Pastime.

        I think it might have something to do with the two big a** boot prints on their backside.

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  11. kyasgrandma says:

    In my opinion, that is fear seen in her eyes as she looks at and listens to our hero.

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  12. American Me says:

    Chess beats checkers any day of the week. 4D chess…well that Trumps everything and anything all of the time every time. Happy Independence Day Treepers. God Bless each and everyone of you. MAGA!

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  13. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Let them build pipelines across all these unstable areas… Let’s see what happens to Europe and Germany in particular when they piss Russia off or try to do something counter to Russia. Then, how are they going to protect the miles of unprotected pipeline from miscreants and terrorists? If Merkel were half as smart as she thinks she is, she would be pursuing and all of the above strategy for energy and commission a few nuclear reactors and some coal plants just in case. If this goes bad, there ain’t enough politicians in Germany to blow on their windmills to get the power they need…

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  14. Agave says:

    I would like to see a push to use LNG or CNG here for vehicles instead of those ridiculous electric cars. Yes, electrics have torque, but what is the real environmental cost over the use life? Let’s curtail the CAFE standards while we are at it.

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    • iwasthere says:

      Yes, electrics have torque, but what is the real environmental cost over the use life?

      Nope, there was a great IEEE study years ago. Mini cooper beats these electrics to death on all green or otherwise metrics.

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    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Don’t get me started on electric cars LOL… People don’t consider the life cycle of the item. You have the batteries and other electronics that are not very recyclable at the end. And you have these cars on the road where the drivers are not being taxed. Folks with electric cars in Washington state got hammered for that recently I think. And you massively increase the load on the electric grid, but has anyone heard when the last power plant was built?

      There already are a number of CNG vehicles on the road. There is not a lot of supporting infrastructure for them though. There are technical hurdles as well getting those systems to fit into cars. I would like to see an all of the above approach. Then let the market decide…

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      • iwasthere says:

        Great minds think alike! IMHO, T.B Pickens is on to something with the “Pickens plan” to convert long haul trucking to LNG.

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        • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

          that would be the best – that and buses. Vehicles large enough they won’t really notice extra weight from the fuel tanks and guarding, and a predictable route. I knew several people that burned LPG in their pick ups long ago. Not sure now how that would work in today’s newer cars and emissions controls.

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    • John Denney says:

      LNG/CNG is a great tradeoff in the hydrogen economy vs. carbon economy debate.

      Compressed hydrogen caused steel to become brittle, with explosive results. Adding a single carbon atom to four hydrogen atoms to create a molecule of methane (the major component of natural gas) eliminates that problem. When it burns you get one molecule of CO2 and two molecules of water, whereas with gasoline and diesel you get nearly as many CO2 molecules as water molecules when they burn.

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    • Maquis says:

      Battery production produces a fair amount of toxins, and a Prius battery circles the Globe in it’s creation. Plus, batteries dang near double the weight of a car! They never mention that even when you’re on empty, that battery is still a massive anchor, just as heavy as when left it’s happy happy charging station.. At the moment one cannot beat the energy storage density of liquid hydrocarbons, a tankful of which is a fraction the weight of all those nasty battery chemicals and expensive often toxic metals.

      The risk to drivers, innocents, and rescue personnel of accidents with these is not a common topic either. Do they ever look at the compatability of one type of battery with another when smashed together like chocolate and peanut butter? Are Good Samaritans as likely to pull someone out of a wreck when it’s clear, or even simply possible, that a really bad thing is about to happen? When I pull people out of wrecks, (including myself) I surely pay attention to gasoline spills or smells, but batteries are a different animal altogether. The one is a known and understood risk, the other? Not so much.

      I still fantasize about hydrogen fuel cells though. Someday, some very-rich-to-be person is going to find the catalyst and process that splits water with much less energy than the hydrogen can return in a fuel cell. Least I really hope so.

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  15. oldschool64 says:

    Ok, JMO, but I think at the end of the day it will be Russia selling LNG to Europe through that pipeline. It just makes the most logistical sense. The two important things here are that a) the U.S is going to have much larger piece of the pie than anyone anticipated, and b) that Trump has seized the chair at the HEAD of this negotiating table! Seriously, where the hell do you think Obama or Hillary would be sitting.

    In short, when it comes to the world economy and securing U.S interests…..DONALD J. TRUMP RUNS THIS! PERIOD!!

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  16. NJF says:

    Yikes I have a lot of catching up to do with these last 2 articles.

    I saw this, before your post SD. And it really goes with your title.

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  17. M33 says:

    George Friedman’s Next 100 Years book pinned this German-Russian economic snugiliness back in 2009, as well as stronger relations between US and Poland.
    Fascinating to watch it unfold.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Bazza McKenzie says:

      Poland was invaded and occupied by both Germany and Russia. I suspect Poland would like a strong defense treaty with the US without being subject to German input.

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  18. WSB says:

    Rut roh…me thinks the Nordstrom Pipeline is skonćzony..

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  19. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Here is my take.

    If you make a single assumption, Merkel makes sense, just like Obama did.

    Remember how – if you just assumed that Obama was “on the other side” – everything he did made sense? Basically, if you assumed he was always opposed to America, it all made sense.

    With Merkel, if you assume she’s “still playing for East Germany”, it all makes sense.

    Broken down more clearly:

    (1) Assume she’s still pursuing the international communist goals of her youth.

    (2) The goal of the communists is always to unify all countries under communism, including Russia.

    (3) Russia will be EASY to recover as a communist country – much easier than subverting the US.

    You can encapsulate the thought as this:

    Merkel is still a communist playing long game.

    If you accept that – then everything she does makes sense. Just like Obama.

    In this case, she needs Russia and Europe to pull toward the future Euro-Russian Soviet she envisions. “Recover the Soviet Union – bigger and better!” She doesn’t REALLY care about the carbon stuff. That is the commie scam it always was. Merkel weakened Germany’s nuclear energy sector – the most advanced on the planet, to generate global dependency – to reduce German independence. She now plays that in whatever manner best achieves the future Soviet. She needs Euro-Russian codependency.

    Trump knows that American energy breaks their plans, just like German nuclear energy was an obstacle. Finding a wedge issue that forces Merkel into the sunlight is genius. Bravo, Trump and Perry!

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  20. rsanchez1990 says:

    As much as the elites want to hate Russia, at the end of the day they still need Rudduan natural gas. If Europe is smart, it would welcome a Russian pipeline AND American shipments.

    The State Department says it opposes the Russian pipeline because it would create a supply choke point making Europe vulnerable to disruption. The Russians have already used their natural gas capacity to threaten Europe in the past. But we all know that the State Department position is what it is to restrict competition to American natural gas (which is good for Americans, not as good for Europeans).

    This has put Merkel in an awkward position to deal with two men she has strong distaste towards. If she knows what’s good for her, she’ll want American natural gas in addition to the Russian pipeline. I have a feeling President Trump will be flexible on the pipeline as long as the Germans grant us some concessions, possibly involving automobile trade between Germany and the US…

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    • Bazza McKenzie says:

      Russia has NOT used its gas supply to threaten Europe. It has, at times threatened to cut supply when people were not paying their bills (I think they do that in the US as well) and it threatened to cut all supply to Ukraine when the Ukraine was diverting gas meant for other European countries to their own benefit. Again, a reasonable commercial action.

      Unlike the US, Russia has not been imposing sanctions on other countries to influence their political behavior.

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  21. judyw says:

    Oh, the pictures that caption a thread are always so telling….this one of Merkel & Trump reminded me of this one:

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  22. Joe says:

    America First!

    Oh, and don’t forget your NATO dues check Angela!

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      NATO Members: Wanna make NATO great again? Pay your dues every year.

      If USA is going to pay, then we have to say, we’ll pay our annual dues after every NATO country has paid up for the year. We should always be the last member to pay our dues, so we would never get short-changed again. Never!

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      • Joe says:

        Nice to have a president who is willing to hold em to it.

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      • Maquis says:

        We’d have to close bases to pull that off. We don’t pay dues per se, we build, equip, man, deploy, defend and fight.

        I’d also like to see some degree of equivalence in blood paid for security of NATO nations, and the entire danged globe for that matter. Two percent of GDP for the best of America to fight and die for you? That’s an insult, to be honest.

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  23. Sloth1963 says:

    Hee Hee Hee 🙂 Help Merkel make the summit a success. FOR US!!!

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  24. Killdozer says:

    poor old sick pig is having a Munchausen moment again like Hillary did on 9,11 when some man had to hold her head up for her , The left loves this great old worn out women leader she just the best and not like the rest but I don’t even think she has many beats left in her chest ,I would push on it but I’m afraid it will cave in .Sadly at this point in history the Merkel meltdown is making women look stupid and weak the world over ,throw Hillary in the mix and one has to wonder if worn out old women can even lead a soup kitchen much less a country , Go home !! this pc bs is pure crap , thank God for Trump ,last 4th Comey was giving that soul less dead pos a cpr

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  25. duchess01 says:

    I suspect few will be taking their marching orders from Merkel any longer – Putin is no fool, either – if you push people too far, they will go elsewhere for what they need – we are not the only country getting the shaft from the global masters – Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have had enough just as we have had enough – others will follow – and your empire will crumble!

    Merkel cannot hold a candle to either Trump or Putin – she has no leverage – standing on the corner with hat in hand is no way to make a deal – inviting migrants by the millions into Germany – displacing Germans – weakens your country – the German people are a proud, strong people – who have no use for a weak leader – acting the bully – eventually, the bullied are going to strike back –

    It is no longer your way or the highway, Merkel – you either learn to play nice in the sandbox or take your toys and go home – hosting the G20 in Germany is your worst nightmare – a nightmare of your own making – your leadership skills (provided you ever had any) will need a fast brush up – you cannot rely on your little boy friends to provide the muscle – they don’t strengthen you in the least – you might be able to push them around, but Trump and Putin will not be deterred from fighting for their people – because, unlike you, their love of country far surpasses your hate for your own!

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    • And if if we have told the western europeans once we have told them twice.

      We are not coming over there again to bail them out of trouble.

      Inviting young, healthy, Islamic males into their countries by the hundreds of thousands is not a good idea at all.

      It is going to lead to a huge, huge problem.

      But this time we will not send young Americans over to die just to help them out.

      Nope.

      Not this time.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Amen, chloe!

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      • Agree, chloe, but that’s what Midwestern men said when WW II was starting up. I had never heard that, until a machinist from Michigan enlightened my husband and me. Farmers and their friends don’t like war. That is why these Midwestern farmers and their friends are so tough when they have to fight DEFENSIVE wars – not just fighting a war because a politician called for it, but defending their home and family!

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    • LBB says:

      Gas & oil- The Mother of all Businesses
      Makes me nervous just thinking about all the players, existing investment $$, new investment $$ for future projects. Not for the feint of heart. Russia just added some big board members in June .

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-21/billionaires-spies-oil-men-meet-the-board-of-a-russian-giant

      I know Exxon Mobil was denied their waiver to continue working on Russia arctic despite the sanctions. They already invested a billion just in the exploration side.

      I have more faith in PDJT & his team , then prior ones.

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  26. treehouseron says:

    So wait a minute, you’re telling me, not only is President Trump doing great things for the Country…. but at the same time, he’s also pissing off all the people I can’t stand???!!!!?????

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  27. treehouseron says:

    “Fraulein” LOL

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  28. treehouseron says:

    So essentially… President Trump is negotiating AGAINST Vladimir Putin to sell his product (Natural Gas) to Europe. Vlad basically already has the contract, President Trump needs to try and steal away countries a little at a time.

    This will be fascinating to follow. How good is he? We’re about to find out 🙂

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    • eagledriver50 says:

      Guess what…It might be easier than you think…Get Poland and you get the rest of Baltics and Russia is blocked in the Baltic countries and other countries take notice and OOOPSY the rest come on board and BOTH Russia and Germany are out in the cold…

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  29. MaineCoon says:

    Another 👎👎 down article about Merkel.

    By the time she talks to President Trump regarding his interaction with Poland the deal will be done.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/merkel-to-confront-trump-at-g20-on-climate/

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  30. Southern_Mermaid says:

    This reminded me of an old article, written back in February explaining if Trump was doing the bidding of Putin he would be

    https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/02/24/trump-isnt-sounding-like-a-russian-mole/

    “If Trump were the Manchurian candidate that people keep wanting to believe that he is, here are some of the things he’d be doing:
    Limiting fracking as much as he possibly could
    Blocking oil and gas pipelines…..”

    I have actual seen hysterical tweets from liberals calling Trump a Russian agent and then tweeting literally a few minutes later praising Obama’s Iran deal as brilliant and working as intended.

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  31. Mike diamond says:

    God bless you Sundance and all at the treehouse! Have a blessed 4 th of July ! And
    God bless all our military and veterans,and
    God bless president trump!

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  32. rumpole2 says:

    “Trump Broke Me”

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  33. mari says:

    Frau Merkel is used to throwing her weight around in the countries of the European Union. She says jump, they ask how high? Fortunately for US, our President will not be pushed around.

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  34. scott467 says:

    “There’s a massive amount of irony in the narrative that Merkel is the savior of global leftist ideology yet she wants to be even more cozy with Russia for energy. ”

    _______________

    Why is her cozying up to Russia a surprise?

    Didn’t Sgt. Schultz-Merkel grow up in Soviet-controlled East Germany?

    She was born in 1954. That means ALL of her formative years, up to age 35 (until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989) were under Soviet control.

    I wonder if there’s any Soviet Communist psychological / ideological baggage (or connections) there…

    Electing Merkel would be like America (hypothetically) electing an associate of domestic terrorists who was mentored by Marxists, is bi-racial with deep-seated racial animus toward the majority population, who attends a hate-America ‘church’ and whose personal background is literally unknown, from his place of birth to how he paid for college to records proving either one. It would be insane to even allow someone like that to RUN for president, much less elect him…

    For the Germans to have allowed someone with Merkel’s background to be the leader of Germany is beyond insane. It is even worse than the Brits allowing Theresa May (a vocal opponent of Brexit) to become the Prime Minister after the successful Brexit campaign.

    And I don’t think the PEOPLE — in ANY of these nations — are the ones putting these puppets / Manchurian candidates in place.

    .

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  35. SharkFL says:

    Is there nothing the “people’s house” won’t obstruct?

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  36. jeans2nd says:

    Passing gas may be the least of Angie’s probs. Angie’s own press see her mounting weaknesses.

    Merkel Concerned G-20 Summit Could End in Fiasco
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/eu-us-trade-conflict-threatens-to-escalate-ahead-of-g-20-a-1155342.html

    “A key reason for the founding of the G-20 was to improve financial sector regulation…If the Americans were to withdraw from that process, the body would become largely meaningless.”

    “Germany was the eighth largest exporter of steel to the U.S., ahead of even China.”

    Merkel’s G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/angela-merkel-s-anti-trump-alliance-crumbling-ahead-of-g-20-a-1151439.html

    Think Putin is going to offer Merkel a helping help? Not a chance. Nor will anyone else. These Tea leaves are not difficult to read.

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  37. thesitrep says:

    Merkle has all the right in the world to buy LPG from Russia and we have 20 thousand miles of border and coast that those 34 thousand US troops in Germany need to be guarding.

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