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    In a startling public outburst against the NATO heavweight, Trump told NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that Germany was wrong to support a new $11-billion Baltic Sea pipeline to import Russian gas while being slow to meet targets for contributing to NATO defense spending that was intended to protect Europe from Russia.

    “We’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” Trump said in the presence of reporters at a pre-summit meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Belgium.
    Was he wrong.? Didn't Germany do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I always wondered where those secrets were stored.....
    In a secret panel under the oval office resolute desk, a few years back John John threated to let a few secrets out he found as a kid. We all know what happened to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hijinx View Post
    Was he wrong.? Didn't Germany do that?
    It's not "billions and billons per year", it's a $10 billion project and if it's anything like the first lines (Nord Stream) Germany won't pay for all of it. 30% of Nord Stream was shareholder equity and the other 70% was from bank financing. With Germany's Nat. Gas needs increasing with nat. gas production from other European countries declining, it was their best choice. Especially since Germany (and the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands) will benefit from lower gas prices. Russia wants to route through the Baltic Sea because of tensions with Ukraine and routing through there costs them more money than routing it via the Baltic Sea. Note that they've had 2 pipelines in place since 2011 and this project (Nord Stream 2) is running parallel pipe lines to double capacity.
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    If you don't like it, go #### yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    So what does this buffoon want?
    He wants to keep people like you in a constant state of
    "Never let the old man in." - Clint Eastwood quoting an old friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    It's not "billions and billons per year", it's a $10 billion project and if it's anything like the first lines (Nord Stream) Germany won't pay for all of it. 30% of Nord Stream was shareholder equity and the other 70% was from bank financing. With Germany's Nat. Gas needs increasing with nat. gas production from other European countries declining, it was their best choice. Especially since Germany (and the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands) will benefit from lower gas prices. Russia wants to route through the Baltic Sea because of tensions with Ukraine and routing through there costs them more money than routing it via the Baltic Sea. Note that they've had 2 pipelines in place since 2011 and this project (Nord Stream 2) is running parallel pipe lines to double capacity.
    So in essence, EU is selling our Ukraine for Natural Gas. Didn't they want to part of the EU. EU bunch of self serving countries.
    President Trump, the most qualified POTUS in the last 9 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    He wants to keep people like you in a constant state of
    That's not hard to do these days.

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    So in essence, EU is selling our Ukraine for Natural Gas. Didn't they want to part of the EU. EU bunch of self serving countries.
    No, the EU already gets nat. gas from Ukraine pipelines (which comes from supplies in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary) and only about 1/4 of EU's needs are from Russia. As of now, about 80% of that gas goes through Ukraine. Russian gas company Gazprom were in disputes with Ukrainian gas company Naftohaz over the price of the gas and the cost to transport through Ukraine. Russia claimed Ukraine was taking their gas, not paying for it, and sending it to the EU. In 2006, Russia cut off their gas supply to Ukraine. 3 days later is was back on. In 2007-2008, Ukraine and Russia were in disputes again over how much Ukraine owed Russia. Long story short, that caused a majority of Europe to lose, or limit, gas supply. A few more disputes popped up and Russia is saying, screw you then we'll double our own pipeline to Europe.

    In essence, Russia is going around Ukraine to avoid disputes and paying more to ship their nat. gas to Europe. Gazprom plans to cut off all gas through Ukraine after 2019.
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    What a shock. When I saw the title of the article I thought it was going to be ABOUT Transporter not BY Transporter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    In a secret panel under the oval office resolute desk, a few years back John John threated to let a few secrets out he found as a kid. We all know what happened to him.

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    Yep, he grew up and threatened to run against Hillary Clinton for Senate, and suddenly died instead.
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    I'm sure Trump will be charged with more crimes before Hillary.

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