Calling the Russia-Germany line,

 “the Molotov-Ribbentrop gas pipeline,” Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, international business editor of London’s Daily Telegraph, mocks Washington’s assertion that the US-Germany deal will not allow the Kremlin to weaponize its supplies of gas. “There are harsh words about the consequences of cutting off the gas. Nobody believes any of these words,” he writes. Referring to Russia’s contribution to the 7-fold spike in EU gas prices this year, he adds: “Gazprom has cut summer supplies, which are required annually to restore depleted reserves.