Red List India (and PM Johnson)

Boris Johnson has been urged to act after an Indian COVID variant with potentially worrying mutations was found in the UK.

There are fears the variant, which features two mutations, could evade current vaccines, as well as immunity gained from previous infection.

Scientists said the appearance of the “double mutant” strain was a “disaster” and branded the prime minister “crazy” for still considering a trade trip to India later this month.

Experts (and the likes of me)  have questioned why India has not yet been added to the red list of countries given the concern over the strain.

120,000 cases a day, a variant that could nullify the effectiveness of all the vaccines, and our Muppet in Chief  won’t red list India.

Money before lives again Boris?

 

The real reason for the Ukraine Crisis revealed

Completing Nord Stream 2 will cost Kiev billions of dollars by ending Russia’s reliance on Ukraine for transporting gas, and therefore must be stopped, according to Aleksey Reznikov, the country’s deputy prime minister.  RT Apr 9, 2021 13:23

Now everything becomes clear.
This is nothing to do with Russian “aggression”, but an excuse by the West and other actors in Europe and the US to shut down the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

“The Nord Stream-2 project that is currently under preparation can pose certain risks for energy security in the region of central and eastern Europe,” the letter, dated March 7, says. (Reuters)

The ‘certain risks’ is Ukraine would lose out on a source of income. What better way to prevent that than getting NATO to stop construction. Only there is another ‘consideration’ aka actor.

In a document called ‘fact sheet’ on the US opposition to Nord Stream 2, the [US] State Department demands that all related parties “immediately cease construction-related activity” in a “good-faith wind-down,” adding that those who lack this good faith would face sanctions.

This one is really simple. The US sell tankers of gas and oil to Europe.
With Nord Stream 2 up and running, the US lose out.

Which brings about an interesting conflict for Europe.
Germany WANTS the pipeline as another source of gas supply.
After all the Russians  did turn the gas taps off after Ukraine didn’t pay their bills and that did affect supplies to Germany.

Problem is, Germany is a NATO member.

So who will fight if push comes to shove?
With Germany, still the power house of Europe, thinking about their economic security. Why would they wreck their future?
There will also be countries that would benefit from NS2.

No, all this fuss, and increased danger to the world, would seem to be is about money for Ukraine and the US.

Problem is the absurdity that is called NATO.
Something that lost it’s relevance when the evil USSR collapsed.

They, collectively, are just too stupid to understand that they have turned into pawns to support BIG BUSINESS, and most of those business interests are something to do with the US.

Just think, if WW3 starts, history (as written by the West) will list it as NATO (aka US) fighting off Russian aggression. While the East will list it as the West’s military acting as heavies to support the US Dollar.

An extension to Prepare for WW3

Post Link (Prepare for WW3)

I was talking to SWMBO about attack indicators for conflicts and how I would be monitoring the ramblings or our chief Muppet PM Johnson in case he started digging us into the mire.

And this caught my notice today.
In a tweet, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Mr Johnson for his support against a “serious challenge to the security of NATO members” and said his nation was “not alone” and was “supported by the G7 nations”.

It took nanoseconds for the Russians to reply.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned Ukraine that cosying up to NATO “will only worsen the situation.”

Yep I agree, and while the Russians are sat on their side of the border I’m not too worried.

EXCEPT, if NATO do decide to play, they might just be temped to take a high explosive dump on those “massed troops”. After that, I reckon it’s going to be more a matter of grasp ankles and kiss our butts goodbye.

To that end, The Pentagon says US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Andrew Taran on April 1 and “condemned the recent escalation of Russia’s aggressive and provocative actions in eastern Ukraine.”

Tell me, did I get it right that the US turned their back on the Ukraine years ago after the signing of the Minsk II Accords?
Something they (and the UK) weren’t allowed to participate in.

But, there is more to this mess than meets the eye and a newspaper noted this. When Mr Zelensky visited the UK in October 2020 a “Memorandum of Intent” was signed with the Ministry of Defence to secure a £1.25billion 10-year loan – with the UK agreeing to supply military equipment as part of that. (Ex)

To that end, a joint Ukrainian-British project is to build small warships for/with them. The first two ships being constructed in the UK. The remaining six vessels topped off in Ukraine.

While it’s not exactly a declaration of active support, supplying them with ‘military equipment ‘ does raise the ante a bit. Although that thought needs to be moderated by the fact that the UK is high in the league table of arms dealers to the ‘sometimes questionable’.

Anyway, all this kissing butt by our chief Muppet Johnson is raising the ‘Russian’ threat level towards us as the UK clearly supports the Ukraine.

I always think that all Intel in a burgeoning crisis is worth a mention.

Big Business Money is having a bitch.

John Holland-Kaye, the boss of Heathrow airport, said: “There is a genuine risk that the government is too cautious and we don’t see any material travel until after summer, and that of course would be too late for many of those UK travel companies which rely upon the summer holiday. It is the only time they make money.” (Guardian)

Of course letting every infected swinging dick through his airport, while failing to maintain social distancing, and adding to the number of COVID variants in the UK is nothing to do with him, or his end of year profits.

Isn’t that right Oh Mighty Muppet?