June 16, 2017 By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that the European Union (EU) was shocked and stunned yesterday when the US Senate finally revealed that the real truth behind the “Russia Hysteria” meme sweeping America was entirely due to giant United States energy companies seeking to destroy Europe’s existing energy supplies from Russia in order to capture this multi-billion business for themselves in violation of all international laws. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
According to this report, in a brazen move labeled by both Germany and Austria as “unacceptable”, the US Senate passed by a vote of 98-2 what they called a “Russian sanction bill” that they spuriously claimed was in reaction to Russia’s never proven interference of the 2016 US presidential election—but whose real and true purpose violates international law, affects European companies and has the real aim of benefitting the US oil and gas sector, Berlin and Vienna said in an angry joint statement.
Having nothing whatsoever to do with Russia’s supposed intervention in the US election, this report continues, this US Senate “Russian sanction bill” is, instead, nothing more than “an instrument of economic warfare” designed to destroy the European Unions existing energy security with Russia in order to supplant it with those of American gas companies—and to which Germany and Austria, speaking for the entire EU, slammed by stating [English]:
“Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not the United States of America!
We cannot accept threatening European companies that contribute to the development of the European energy supply [system] with extraterritorial sanctions that violate the international law.
Sanctions as a political instrument should not be linked to economic interest that threaten German, Austrian and other European enterprises, which take part in the gas supply projects such as the Nord Stream II together with Russia or finance them, with penalties on the US market would add an absolutely new and highly negative aspect in relations between the US and Europe.
The statement went on to say that Washington’s intention to impose new sanctions against Russia is guided not by some political or humanitarian reasons but rather by economic interest.
“This issue is all about the sales of the US condensed gas [to Europe] and pressing the Russian energy supply companies from the European market. The actual goal [of such sanctions] is to provide jobs for the US gas and oil industry”.
Russia’s trade representative in the United States, Aleksander Stadnik, this report says, further stated that these US Senate sanctions create obstacles for Russian, Iranian, Qatar, and other energy companies, while setting conditions for greater access to foreign markets for US companies, and who added: “This has become a blatant push for its [US] oil and gas industry with the use of non-market instruments and prohibited methods”.
Important to note about this issue, this report explains, is that due to what is called “hydraulic fracturing”, the United States has overwhelmed its domestic capacity to store the natural gas it’s now producing—and in order to sell what they are overproducing, they have begun a process to destroy Russia’s longstanding international agreements with the EU that supplies them with cheap energy supplies.
With the European Union receiving 34% of its natural gas supplies from Russia via pipelines, this report details, the American “scheme”, as evidenced by these US Senate sanctions, is to substitute cheap Russian natural gas with the more highly expensive “liquefied natural gas”(LNG) that is processed in the United States and then shipped via large tanker vessels to the European market.
The only American company currently creating LNG for the European market, this report says, is the Houston, Texas, energy giant Cheniere Energy—who aside from flooding the coffers of US lawmakers with “bribes” (called donations [Link and Link]), last week completed the first shipment to Europe of liquefied natural gas in American history…