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VIDEO: Reminder that President Trump Was a Prophet on Nord Stream 2 Danger
YouTube ^ | March 6, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies

Posted on 03/06/2022 7:44:41 AM PST by PJ-Comix

VIDEO

Remember how the liberal media kept screeching that President Trump was Putin's puppet? Well, the reality was quite the opposite because President Trump OPPOSED the one thing most important to Vladimir Putin, namely the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. A project that President Trump knew would make Western Europe dependent on Russian energy which is why he imposed sanctions upon it.

Oh, and does anybody out there really think Russia would have invaded Ukraine if President Trump were still in the White House? But, hey, at least we no longer have mean tweets.


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And now Germany, NATO, Western Europe, and the world has learned the hard way that President Trump was RIGHT all along.
1 posted on 03/06/2022 7:44:41 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


2 posted on 03/06/2022 7:46:34 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Mask Has Become a Liberal Virtue Signal)
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To: PJ-Comix

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3 posted on 03/06/2022 7:59:55 AM PST by sauropod (Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is what I am trying to figure out, at present. Trump opposed Nord Stream 2 primarily, it appears to me, because it was an abuse of the US taxpayer to fund a defense of Germany against Russia, while Germany was interested in sending billions to Russia in exchange for oil.

I wonder if Trump’s hands weren’t tied by the fake Steele Dossier and “Russian Collusion” charges, if he wouldn’t have preferred a restructuring of NATO. Germany trading with Russia, in fact the whole continent entangled in peaceful commerce, seems like an alternative he might have liked.

At least it explains the creepy and baseless charges and congressional “investigations”.


4 posted on 03/06/2022 8:03:23 AM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: PJ-Comix
I was slightly shocked to see that Russian oil imports were zero when Trump came into office in 2017.

But, Russia oil imports were more than 150,000 barrels per day for five of Trump's last six quarters.


5 posted on 03/06/2022 8:10:53 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: PJ-Comix

We were energy independent under Trump but that doesn’t mean we we weren’t still importing oil and gas. We were just shipping more than we imported.

At least that is how I understand it.

But I’m curious if anyone knows if Trump was still buying Russian oil and gas. Somehow I think he was. It would be nice to know that he had cut them off if that is the case.


6 posted on 03/06/2022 8:33:01 AM PST by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed.)
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7 posted on 03/06/2022 8:57:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: zeestephen
The chart posted is a little misleading, as the "zero" imports was for a brief period of time.

1n 2016 we imported 162 million barrels from Russia.
In 2017, that was reduced to 132 million barrels

Here is a source that has the data on a per month basis: U.S. Imports from Russia of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

8 posted on 03/06/2022 9:00:25 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Never do anything illegal, when you are doing something illegal. )
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To: PJ-Comix

This new Chancellor seems to be better than Frau Merkel. But then, Merkel was from East Germany.


9 posted on 03/06/2022 10:09:45 AM PST by TBP (Decent people cannot fathom the amoral cruelty of the Biden regime.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Yes, we ship oil to countries that cannot buy it from other places, like Israel.

Oil was also a lot cheaper than, so Russia was not making the kind of profits it was making under Biden.


10 posted on 03/06/2022 10:12:37 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Something is wrong with the data.

I cannot vouch for the chart I posted, even though it comes from Bloomberg.

162 million barrels in 2016 would be almost 500,000 barrels a day.

The Bloomberg chart shows less than 50,000 barrels a day in 2016.

Normally, I would research this more deeply, but besides EIA and Bloomberg, I have no idea where else to look.

11 posted on 03/06/2022 11:46:24 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
Consider that one tanker ship holds 2 million barrels. 500,000 barrels a day is less than two tankers a week. That is well within the possibilities. Also there are at least six major refining areas that could receive this crude ( three on the west coast, two on the gulf coast and one on the east coast).

In my post above I provided a link to the data.

12 posted on 03/07/2022 5:15:15 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Never do anything illegal, when you are doing something illegal. )
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To: Michael.SF.
I was just commenting on the huge 10X discrepancy between the EIA data and the Bloomberg chart data.

I have no idea which one is incorrect.

13 posted on 03/07/2022 6:25:36 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I think you are looking at the chart incorrectly, as the chart is a graph of daily or weekly imports. The data I referenced are totals for each month. Thus, in a short period of time the imports may be zero, but for the month they would remain high.


14 posted on 03/07/2022 7:20:17 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Never do anything illegal, when you are doing something illegal. )
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To: Michael.SF.
The chart tracks '000s of barrels per day.

It is still possible to generally estimate the daily average even though the chart space per year is very compact.

The highest line is 300,000 barrels a day, so nothing even comes close to 500,000 per day.

15 posted on 03/07/2022 7:48:57 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: Michael.SF.

The chart average is 93,000 barrels a day.

See upper left corner.


16 posted on 03/07/2022 7:52:21 AM PST by zeestephen
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