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Europe Responds to Self-Created Energy Crisis with Anti-Russia Smear Campaign

Europe Responds to Self-Created Energy Crisis with Anti-Russia Smear Campaign

We are indeed standing at an important turn in European history today, where Europe is facing the worst energy crisis in its history while battling on numerous fronts simultaneously. The situation is a test for European leaders as the member states have yet been unable to create a united front to address this crisis that stares them in the face and threatens Europe’s industry and economic standing in the world.

The recent scorching heatwave which has disrupted transportation systems, economic activity, and put emergency services on the edge across the continent, will complicate the brewing energy crisis that could lead to a chilling winter, and be even more disastrous for Europeans.

Energy hypocrisy on full display

Europe’s ‘energy hypocrisy’ has badly exposed the myth of European unity as the cracks within the Euro bloc have risen to the surface and continue to widen further, mainly due to the short-sightedness of a few powerful EU member states who have always neglected the interests of smaller countries.

At a time when Europe is trapped within its self-created energy crisis, an anti-Russia smear campaign is being led in full force from the European Union. The hypocrisy is hard to miss. When Europe blames Russia for playing energy as a tool, then by what logic can the Europeans justify their own immoral and ethical acts? To be fair, Europe is in no moral or ethical position to demand any kind of energy resources from Russia after being complicit in the killings of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, and Afghans, only to steal their oil and gas resources for themselves.

Fake solidarity with Ukraine

The Europeans hypocrisy and double standards is on full display here with no attempt to conceal them in the garb of diplomatic doublespeak. On the one hand, they are imposing sanctions on Russia and even pressurizing all those countries who are trading with Russia to follow suit, while on the other hand they are criticizing Russia for threatening to block gas supplies to Europe.

So, if Russia is under sanctions by Europe and the United States, then why do you need Russian gas? In fact, as a matter of principle, Europe should voluntarily stop buying Russian gas if it is so loyal to the Ukrainian cause and should show its solidarity with Ukraine. ‘Let’s live without gas just as we have left thousands of families in similar dilapidated conditions in countries where we have imposed war’, the European leaders should say.

Misplaced priorities and failed policies

European leaders are responsible for this energy crisis because at one side they are using Russia’s energy policy to malign it internationally, but are also leading the Anti-Russia propaganda by using Ukraine and the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder.

Europeans have been facing a horrific time. Their energy security failure is due to the poor policies and plans made by incompetent authorities whose warmongering agendas for making money has brought Europe to a state of frustration.

The way forward

The European Union and European Commission have been revealed to the world as nothing more than the US’s war contractors, especially against Russia, under the notorious NATO alliance.

Under such circumstances, Europe’s energy crisis will further flare up and if they do not receive immediate relief in the coming days, it is possible that all of Europe could become gripped by power riots. The patience of the Europeans has hit the bottom line and could burst at any moment at a time of record inflation, energy depletion, and climate uncertainty.

Malik Ayub Sumbal is an Award-Winning journalist, Geopolitical Analyst, Commentator & Moderator. He is the author of his newly published book Tovuz to Karabakh, A Comprehensive Analysis of War in South-Caucasus. He tweet @ayubsumbal