President Trump has warned at a NATO summit that German dependence on Russian gas poses a major security threat to the West.
Originally, the Soviets funded the “Peace Movement” in Western Europe mainly as a way of promoting the campaign for nuclear disarmament (in the West, that is, not behind the Iron Curtain).
As Rupert Darwall writes in his book Green Tyranny – as discussed on Curt Schilling’s show – one of the leading figures in the German Green movement Petra Kelly was actually dating a Soviet agent.
Ostensibly, her lover Gert Bastian was an ex-NATO general who had quit to head the Peace Movement’s Generals for Peace and Disarmament.
They were largely responsible for driving the disastrous policy, known as Energiewende, which has hamstrung German industry, driven hundreds of thousands of Germans into energy poverty, and also led to this new German dependency on Russian gas.