“The times of matrimonial plans of Russia have passed” – it should be mentioned that recently the world society have been quite happy, but euphoria did not last long, the happiness was replaced by understanding – plans have not changed, but weapons have. “Gazprom” became a new way “to enslave the world”. At first, this prospect seemed doubtful. There were only “struggles” of local importance. But the main “offensive operation” was just being prepared. And a volley from all the guns roared after the announcement about the construction of a new gas pipeline to Europe – Nord Stream, which, according to an authoritative publication of The New York Times, was fated to become a wedge that has been skillfully driven into between the Eastern and Western Europe … well, why isn’t it a principle of “divide and rule”.
Even if only some people have appreciated this warning, it was followed by a number of gas crises called “energy wars” that were either a play of muscles or a test of their own power. It was a great success! According to U.S. and Canadian political scientists, “Europe stood on its hind legs in front of Gazprom’s power”.
Europe can endlessly console itself with the thought that this dependence is mutual, because, despite the fact that it gets a quarter of all gas from Gazprom, it is the largest importer as well. And, according the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, it should defend Europe, but the prospect is very doubtful. On the horizon of gas domination we can see China that will obviously reduce this dependence on Gazprom in Europe, but the dependence of Europe itself…
In order not to shake its dominance in the world, Gazprom holds an accurate policy on the domestic market as well. According to Die Welt, it results in the fact that oil companies are forced to burn the gas as a byproduct of oil production.
Doubts in plans of Gazprom on seizure of the world are becoming increasingly clear, as the ex-head of the Polish security services has mentioned, saying “Yesterday there were used tanks, today there are used energy resources…” and the target is still the same!
If we analyze the activities of Gazprom on a global scale, we can hardly find places that have not yet been used by this monster or places it is only planning to use in future. The signals are coming from all over the world! Here is an overview of publications that speak for themselves.
1. Russians prepare £1bn grab for UK fuel supplies
2. A Bear Energy Market
3. Gazprom, The Unlikely Environmental Evangelist
4. European Energy Firms Fall Short in Gazprom Purchases
5. Will Poland Run Out of Russian Gas?
6. Ukraine Minister Criticizes Russia Gas Pipeline Project
7. Putin thaws on foreign firms as gasfield proves too big too handle
8. Why we shouldn’t be in the dark over Russia’s oil threat
Now the Russian monster has already got not only to the USA, but to Canada as well. Now everything depends on whether Canadians want to be sold to this gas monopolist or not. Gazprom has already done its first steps in Canada. But there, by coincidence, on the way of the monster emerged a barrier. It is a small Canadian company with a similar name. Although this firm was registered long ago, it is not a real obstacle for “invaders”. Gazprom decided to destroy it with its usual impudence and arrogance. Search for compromise and common interests is not the way for the monopolist. In the course of fighting all the things are good starting from lawyers who think that above money there can be only a lot of money and ending with humiliating and intimidating letters. Now everything depends on the Canadian government, in particular, the registrar of trade marks. But if Gazprom has already got there, then the monster has already done the first step in Canada.