This is just a tip of the iceberg that threatens the United States through foreign lobbyists and ignorant environmental zealots doing their best to stop our national rush to energy independence and ultimately that of Europe.JLCpulse
How far will Russian President Vladimir Putin go to stop fracking in Europe? Tint his thinning hair an eco-friendly color?
According to NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen, Russia’s myriad intelligence agencies, which now include the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the military intelligence directorate, or GRU, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), and the Federal Protective Service (FSO) are working directly with European environmental groups to fund anti-fracking campaigns.
Putin is doing this to slow the spread of the U.S. shale revolution across the Atlantic so Russia can hold on to its monopoly of the European natural gas market.
Europe’s energy insecurity – its dependence on Russian gas – has proven to be Putin’s favorite tool of geopolitical blackmail. Until recently, Europe has had little choice but to put up with Putin’s shenanigans...