Yes, the Sunnis are against Assad. Please tell me, when did I ever say otherwise?
My point was about why the US was arming and supporting religious extremists against Assad.
And whoever downvoted me, don't take my comment as an indirect support of Trump. It is absolutely not. When you've personally helped a drug trafficker escape justice thanks to your sister's professional connections as a judge, then you can't claim the moral high ground on drugs anymore.
I am surprised to read that Europe is dependent on Russian gas - I have read so many stories here on /. on how European countries have excess solar capacity and can't figure out how to consume all of it. Maybe run their grid right up to places like Kharkiv, Tallinin and so on and get as many Teslas into those countries as possible
In Europe, the goal is to replace natural gas energy with solar power (and other renewable energies).
But don't confuse that goal with the reality. The reality is that in Germany at least, solar power must not only replace natural gas, but solar power (and other renewables like wind power) must also replace nuclear power (which Germany has planned to have completely phased out within its border by 2022).
70% of the natural gas consumed in Europe comes from Russia. In Germany, that figure is more like 35% (with most of its own natural gas coming from Norway). But even that is not a closed system. If the Russian natural gas stopped coming into Europe, everyone would start bidding on the natural gas from Norway, and what little comes from Ukraine and Qatar (driving up those prices). And the same goes for the decision to abandon nuclear energy by Germany. The amount of energy that Germany can't replace from nuclear will have to either disappear or be imported from its close neighbors (driving up those prices). After all, solar power is great (and so is wind power), and so is the "Tesla" ( by the way, I hope you were joking on that one), but the excesses that you're talking won't come during winter nights, nor will they be able to serve all European power grids and all European cities equally.