Politico Taps 'War Criminal' Vladimir Putin as Their Number-One 'Power Player' in Europe

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There are sick people — and then, we have the really sick people, including left-wing-rag Politico and its touting of “war criminal” Vladimir Putin as the number-one “power player” in Europe — for speeding up Europe’s green revolution.


It took a war criminal to speed up Europe’s green revolution. By invading Ukraine and manipulating energy supplies to undermine European support for Kyiv, Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved something generations of green campaigners could not — clean energy is now a fundamental matter of European security.

Has it occurred to anyone that killing every man, woman, and child on the planet would eliminate all human diseases, too?

As was the case recently, with conspiracy nutjob Alex Jones intentionally lying and anguishing families of dead Sandy Hook kids for a decade (more on Jones, later), how callous is Politico for focusing on pretend-anthropomorphic “climate change” instead of untold numbers of innocent civilians — men women, and children killed or maimed — and those forever displaced by the continuing war in Ukraine?

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Politico did note that Putin didn’t purposely please Europe’s “green” activists, but nonetheless said his war on Ukraine “stands as a monument to the epic effect of unintended consequences.” Fair enough.

But, why write the pathetic article in the first place? I got this one: Because Politico, like all left-wing- rags, feverishly waves the “existential threat of mankind” flag at every created opportunity, regardless of how sick the reason may be.

And on cue, European socialists (and no doubt, John Kerry, Al Gore, Joe Biden, and Leo DiCaprio) lauded Putin’s “green energy” efforts, intentional or not, via NewsBusters:


“Renewables give us the freedom to choose an energy source that is clean, cheap, reliable, and ours,” EU Green Deal chief Frans Timmermans said less than two weeks after Putin’s tanks rolled in.

Seven months on, a POLITICO survey of data on clean energy, energy savings and policies shows that the first signs of that green surge are appearing. Analysts are in little doubt that the change is structural, permanent and historic.

“We will look back at this situation in 10 years’ time and see, OK, that was the moment where we really got serious about the green transition and we really had the big green acceleration,” said Simone Tagliapietra, a research fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.

Putin’s influence on Europe’s green agenda in 2022 is inarguable. Every decision on investment, research and policy is now being filtered through the lens of energy as a matter of European security.

This has broadened the political coalition for green energy. Politicians who considered the safety of the climate a softer imperative than the economy or military can now embrace a heat pump as if it were a howitzer. In the days after the invasion, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner — a free market liberal who is no great friend of the climate agenda — declared renewable energy to be “the energy of freedom.”

As has been the case with wingnut Alex Jones and his defenders, Politico further demonstrated its lack of concern for human suffering caused by Putin’s brutality by admitting it’s not going to ease anytime soon.


The green acceleration doesn’t mean Europeans will avoid a succession of brutally cold and expensive winters. This crisis also means that governments across the bloc have been preoccupied with short-term measures to stave off blackouts, rather than doing their utmost to aid the longer-term energy shift.

But those immediate actions to keep the lights on are largely temporary and might avoid longer-term dirty investments.

Where have I heard that logic, before? Ah — I remember now.

Here’s Joe Biden callously calling skyrocketing gas prices and the hardship intentionally visited on tens of millions of hardworking Americans as part of an “incredible transition.”

Here’s the situation.  And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.

The fossil-fuel-loathing president has also referred to high gas prices as “necessary” in his war against practical energy.

With apologies, one, last diversion on sick people/Alex Jones.

I recently posted a political cartoon on my Facebook page by my friend, Michael P. Ramirez, depicting an overly bloated face of Alex Jones disintegrating into money, with a caption reading, “A Fool and His Money.” More than several responders defended Jones and his sick insistence that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was a “false flag” operation, replete with “crisis actors.” Their defense of Jones? “Free speech,” protected under the First Amendment. Categorically false. But, that’s sick people for you.


The Bottom Line

The left has been unhinged in its “green energy” advocacy for decades, as have been environmental wackos–as Rush Limbaugh called these environmental extremists–as evidenced by the tactic of driving spikes into trees in hope that a logger would be killed or maimed when his chainsaw struck a spike.

But this time, left-wing rag Politico, joined by European socialists, chooses to focus on “green energy” rather than the indiscriminate killing of thousands of innocent civilians.



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