Conducta South Stream permitea transferul gazului rusesc catre principalii clienti din Europa, evitand Ucraina si trecand prin tarile estice cele mai prietene Rusiei (Bulgaria/Serbia/Ungaria) catre clientii cei mai fideli si mai putin problematici (Italia/Austria). Finalizarea acestei conducte ar fi oferit Rusiei un spatiu de manevra si negociere sporit si ar fi eliminat dependenta fluxului de gaz rusesc de problematica Ucraina.
Paradoxal, in ciuda razboiului din Ucraina, Bulgaria a ignorat rugamintile europenilor care se opuneau acestei conducte si au continuat pana cand cineva le-a zgarmat sistemul bancar si l-a dus pana la pamant. In fata unui crash bancar inevitabil, Bulgaria a acceptat ajutorul americanilor, a blocat South Stream si acum gazduieste exercitii NATO timp de doua saptamanii. (sursa)
Tot referitor la South Stream merita aminti ca saptamana trecuta Ucraina a votat o lege prin care cedeaza conductele de gaz companiilor americane care vor putea astfel controla cand si unde curge gazul rusesc dar mai ales vor impune moneda in care se vinde acesta care cu siguranta va fi dolarul:
“Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States….The government has said the joint venture will bring in investment and remove the need for the South Stream pipeline, which Russia’s Gazprom is building to take gas to southeastern Europe across the Black Sea, avoiding Ukraine.
If South Stream is built, it threatens to deprive Ukraine’s badly strained budget of the transit fees that it currently receives from Russia for gas heading towards Europe.
The EU imports 30 percent of its natural gas needs from Russia, and about half of that comes via Ukraine, with some already having been diverted through the Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea.” (“Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms”, The Star)
You can see that the bloody, fratricidal conflict in Ukraine has nothing to do with democracy, sovereignty or even “evil” Putin. It’s all about gas and pipelines. It’s all part of Washington’s grand plan to put a wedge between Russia and the EU, control the flow of vital resources, and establish NATO bases on Russia’s western flank. The fact that the article mentions South Stream is particularly revealing. The Obama administration is doing everything in its power to sabotage South Stream so that Russia will be unable to bypass troublemaking Ukraine and sell its gas directly to countries across Europe. (sursa)