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Behind the US “sanctions” against Germany and Russia is the “triangle relations” drama of this organization

The U.S. Senate and house of representatives have just passed the defense authorization act for fiscal year 2021, which clearly mentions that additional sanctions will be imposed on the parties related to the Beixi 2 gas pipeline. Soon, the foreign ministers of Russia and Germany met again and denounced the act as a bottomless act. < / P > < p > this pipeline, which is mainly led by Germany and Russia, starts from St. Petersburg in Russia and goes straight to graves Wald in the northeast of Germany. Why makes the United States so unhappy? It has to be said that NATO is an organization established for 71 years. When it comes to NATO, we must say the cold war and the Warsaw Pact. Since its birth, NATO has been the common European military force that the United States intends to lead to fight against the Warsaw Pact. With the end of the cold war and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, NATO, in short, is a triangular story of the United States and its European allies united against Russia. In the past few years, the United States has been dissatisfied with the insufficient military expenditures paid by European allies. This channel directly brings allies and opponents together. NATO, the wind is blowing. How to perform this “triangle relationship” drama? Germany is one of the most important allies of the United States in NATO. It’s connected to the Russian River 2, but it’s connected to the German river. The pipeline will start construction in 2015 and will be put into production this year. If fully utilized, 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas can be delivered to EU countries every year. The point is that there is no need to go through the land pipelines in Ukraine. < / P > < p > Russia has always been one of the main sources of natural gas in Europe, 85% of which have to pass through the Ukraine pipeline. However, the “Color Revolution” in Ukraine in 2004 and the coup d’etat in 2014 made this pipeline no longer “safe”. < / P > < p > for a long time, the United States has a lot of opinions on the European allies’ massive import of Russian natural gas. The United States accounts for 23.1% of global natural gas production, and the United States also wants Europe as a big market. In 2016, the United States built the first LNG Export Terminal in China, and then began to enter the European energy market. Beixi 2 has not only robbed the interests of the United States, but also the possibility of breaking up its allies. Therefore, the United States has been stuck in the throat of this pipeline. At the NATO summit in 2017, the president of the United States made a lot of harsh words: < / P > < p > in order to prevent cooperation, in 2017, the United States passed a “law on counterattack of American enemies with sanctions”, which clearly targeted the construction of Russia’s energy export pipeline. Recently, the United States directly threatened Germany with this Law: if it does not withdraw from the project, it will bear the consequences. German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not listen and spoke to Putin on the phone, and the project continued. In the case of Beixi No.2, Poland openly opposed and firmly followed the United States. In a meeting with the president of the United States, the Polish president said: beixi-2 is a threat to European energy security and will work with the United States to prevent the construction of the project. < / P > < p > Wei does not threaten Europe, but at least affects Poland. The North Stream pipeline also bypasses Poland, which will not only be unable to collect transit fees, but also affect its natural gas supply. If the United States wants to “sanction” Germany, it must take some practical actions, and the biggest battle is to withdraw its troops. In a few days, one third of the US troops stationed in Germany will be officially withdrawn, half of them will be returned to the United States, and half will be transferred to other European NATO countries, such as Poland. The U.S. military presence in Germany is very special. Although the United States has garrisons in more than 30 countries overseas, the strongest troops and the best equipment are in Europe, and the most crucial one in Europe is Germany. At the end of the cold war, the number of NATO troops stationed in Germany reached nearly one million, which was beyond the reach of other NATO members. Germany is also the largest U.S. garrison in NATO, and even its headquarters are here. < / P > < p > to Poland, especially. This is the first time that the United States has permanently stationed Poland, with about 1000 people coming up. Compared with Germany, Poland has a small country and weak national strength. The annual military expenditure of Poland is only 2 billion US dollars, while that of Germany is 59.6 billion US dollars. Since its birth, NATO’s “way of survival” is to make enemies. In principle, NATO can be dissolved on the day the Warsaw Pact disappears. As a result, NATO not only did not shrink, but continued to expand eastward, gradually expanding from the original 16 Member States to the current full 30, directly pushing the “defense line” to Russia. This leads to a new triangular relationship within NATO: the United States, the old NATO, Germany, France and other countries, and Poland, the new NATO. In the face of Russia, everyone has his own mind. In May, when Europe commemorated the 75th anniversary of the victory of World War II, the U.S. Department of defense deliberately chose to say, “World War II began when Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland”, directly discrediting Russia as the birthplace of World War II. In June and July, the provocation turned into live ammunition. The United States sent high-profile reconnaissance planes to investigate the Russian border, forcing Russia to mobilize troops at all levels without warning, and sent out 150000 people. < / P > < p > the two armies were facing each other, and the situation was tense for a time. Poland, which is not far away from Russia, is worried that Russia will retaliate if the U.S. military leaves, and actively requests the United States to continue to increase its troops. This is exactly the pattern of NATO’s eastward expansion. According to Teng Jianqun, director of the United States Institute of the Chinese Academy of international studies, < / P > < p > “the United States is making deliberate use of European countries, amplifying their natural fear of Russia, pushing forward its forces and constantly approaching the Russian border areas, so as to urge these countries to pay and then become a new US military base.” Germany has already seen through these routines. At the end of May, Merkel put forward Germany’s goal of assuming the rotating presidency of the European Union, focusing on Russia: “there are many important reasons for good relations with Russia. For example, close geographical location, common history, international challenges, diversified economic ties. ” This is the scene of Germany actively making friends with Russia. After all, Germany is an industrial power. If it wants to realize its industrial plan, it must have sufficient energy security. How can Germany give up the near and cheap Russian natural gas. There is only one answer: in the “triangular relationship” within NATO, the biggest beneficiary is the United States. NATO, from its creation to its eastward expansion, shapes its enemies in order to grab interests. At last year’s NATO summit, what was discussed most was the speech of “brain death” by Marcon, and there was an important matter that was covered up. A week before the summit, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark suddenly and publicly asked Denmark to buy more U.S. F-35 fighters on the ground that Russia was threatening the Arctic region and that Denmark should be held responsible. < p > < p > the F-35 fighter that the United States is so interested in has a long way to go. The American Lockheed Martin company, which produces it, has always been the world’s largest arms manufacturer. In 2018, the F-35 even flew into the White House and displayed directly on the South Lawn of the White House. It’s not just because the company tops the list of arms sales. In 2019, the U.S. government orders accounted for 71% of its $59.8 billion net sales, while the rest of international orders accounted for 28%. The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government and the military is extraordinary. The company spent tens of millions of dollars on political lobbying and campaign donations, and even hired interrogators for secret U.S. prisons abroad. This allows the company to cooperate with more than 20 agencies of the U.S. government, and its business scope covers any “national security related corner” of the United States. After the outbreak of the Ukrainian war, the United States tried its best to “add firewood” to the war, sold batches of lethal weapons to Ukraine, and helped them train and use them. In 2017, the United States announced more than $45 million in arms sales to Ukraine, including javelin anti tank missile systems. Lockheed Martin is one of the manufacturers. < p > < p > not only the Ukrainian war, but also the U.S. arms dealers in Iraq, Syria and Libya also made a lot of money, but the money for launching the war was shared by NATO allies. < / P > < p > the underlying logic of provocation to Russia across the coast is the same. Either increase arms sales, or make allies feel threatened and increase a protection fee. < / P > < p > many people will say that since Germany and other Western European countries are no longer interested in fanning the flames, why does the United States not withdraw all its troops. It’s easy. There are bigger benefits behind this. < / P > < p > “financial benefits are the largest part of us revenue, many of which are in Europe. American banks in London account for a large proportion, while Bank of America in Frankfurt is followed by American capital, which needs to be protected. Withdrawing the U.S. military would be very difficult to form a force to protect its commercial interests in Europe. ” In the final analysis, NATO is one of the tools to safeguard the interests of the United States. The dominant force behind the change and adjustment of geopolitical pattern has always been the power of American capital. Embarrassingly, the United States has to say that NATO is very important to Europe, but its value to the United States is not so obvious. India’s Ministry of health has announced that the number of new cases has exceeded 2 million

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