posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by Spirit777
Yea, as a poster said above, Belarus supplies around 6% of EU gas, most of which is easily replaced by other gas pipelines.. And the problem would
only affect one east EU state within 10 days of the cut off point..
Also, Firstly, this is Belarus making this threat.
Secondly, because they know it won't really affect the core EU.
Thirdly, because they know that with Russia on the point of breaking into the fringes of the EU community and security policy through Germany (Check
german meeting with France and Poland over the next week), if the EU click their fingers, the Russian administration will sort this out within hours.
And the problem is a small minded gesture over an insult.. No more.. At the moment anyway.
I'd also like to point out that "Europe" ie "the EU" - ie "500 million people and almost a third of the worlds economy" is not small enough or
stupid enough to have anywhere near a decent amount of its gas piped through one single ex Soviet Union, borderline failed, ex Nuclear meltdown