Wednesday, January 04, 2006

On Russian Ukrainian Gas War

The way Western mainstream media “analyzed” Russian-Ukrainian natural gas crisis is the peak of idiocy. It simply incredible – a cocktail of logical inconsistencies, libel, juggling with fact and outright political propaganda. Just one “analytical” pearl that covers it all – Ukraine rightly refused to accept four times price hike as this price would ruin its economy. Does it mean that when natural gas prices would drop four times Russia would have the right to demand that Europeans pay the old price? Because such low prices would ruin Russian economy? Because well being of Russians depends on high gas prices? Because Evil West uses natural gas prices as an instrument of political blackmail? Because they want to put Putin on his knees? Would good Europeans agree with such arguments? I doubt it strongly. Actually I’m absolutely sure that Europeans would discard such arguments as stupid and silly. Somehow this perverse logic works well when it comes to Ukraine. It comes as a matter of fact that Russia must subsidize Ukrainian economy. It’s also funny that not a single “defender” of Ukrainian democracy offered a more simple way to help the Orange revolution – to compensate the variation of prices monetary not with putting more political pressure on Russian government.

Give me one good reason why Russian economy should suffer in order to promote anti-Russian “democracy” in Ukraine? Russen muessen sterbern damit Deutsche leben?

2 comments:

Nathan said...

Does it mean that when natural gas prices would drop four times Russia would have the right to demand that Europeans pay the old price?

Well, if they had signed a contract agreeing to that price for a certain term, they certainly would have a right to demand that price for the term of the contract.

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