It’s really about time we got fracking, isn’t it?

Vladimir Putin has mocked diplomatic efforts to end the Ukraine crisis as Russia threatened to disrupt European gas supplies by cutting off sales to Kiev over its unpaid debts.

15 thoughts on “It’s really about time we got fracking, isn’t it?”

  1. There is a very apposite article at Bishop Hill on the death of European textile industry and the steep decline of chemical manufacturing due to throttling bureaucracy and prohibitive energy costs. a contingent of our lords and masters seem determined to return us to the Dark Ages. the actions of the anti-Keystone Pipeline activists, ably assisted by the Potus and associates prevents the US from filling the energy gap with which Putin threatens us. There is not enough rope or enough lamposts……….
    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2014/3/7/goodbye-industry.html

  2. I’m with Putin on this thing anyway. Go Russia! Etc.

    Looks like the Yanks stage managed one too many “spontaneous uprisings of the people”. What’s even funnier is watching the EU having it’s first tentative attempt at it, and getting their nose well and truly bloodied.

    Srsly, you don’t expect to get away with taking Sevastopol away from Russia. Not a chance.

  3. Peter, it’s hardly outer limits stuff to observe America’s long history of diddling in regime change.

  4. The Ukrainians have the age old and ever-lovely choice of shit or shite.
    May they choose wisely– although it is not clear if their actually will be much choosing gone on. Which street mob to join seems to be what’s on offer.

  5. Peter, we have a variety of American front NGOs orchestrating a coup against a democratic European government, (let’s ignore the neo-nazis providing the muscle for it), and you’re blaming the Russians for reacting.

  6. Whatever is happening in Ukraine, it is not being orchestrated by the US, and the status of the Black Sea fleet at Sevastopol hasn’t even come up for discussion at any point on the past 20 years, let alone now.

  7. So Much for Subtlety

    Ian B – “Peter, we have a variety of American front NGOs orchestrating a coup against a democratic European government, (let’s ignore the neo-nazis providing the muscle for it), and you’re blaming the Russians for reacting.”

    I fail to see how annexing a chunk of Ukraine is a sensible response to whatever American NGOs may or may not have been doing. This must be one of those Living Marxism things where you need a high level of dialectics to understand why American Capitalism means concentration camps in Serbia are fine.

  8. Yes, it is about time we got fracking. I can’t remember the last time the EU ever admitted to, and then changed policy because of, a mistake though. More likely they’ll double down on green bullshit till we have brownouts.

  9. Bloke in Central Illinois

    The Russians gave the Crimea to the Ukraine and now they’re taking it back. Such is life in Russia’s backyard.

  10. Ian, the stuff about NGOs in Ukraine comes from the same people who said it about Egypt, and who wibble on about black helicopters. This is Alex Jones Infowars drivel blended with Occupy activist conspiracy theory. It’s crap.

  11. The Laughing Cavalier

    The last time Russia turned off the gas even that sellout, Blair, realised that something needed to be done about energy independence. Unfortunately, he chose windmills as the alternative. We need desperately to get fracking, not just in the UK but throughout Europe.

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