Well, he did not say it quite like that. In more politically correct fashion, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo simply warned that letting the pipelines run dry and the lights go out is probably not a good way to keep the economy going and people alive.
"The risk of that is de-industrialization and severe risk of fundamental social unrest," De Croo told Bloomberg News in an interview about what will happen once the gas pumps run dry and the electricity stops flowing.
Like several others in similarly high positions of power, De Croo can see the writing on the wall and it is ominous, to say the least.
"I honestly do not see any other choice than doing market interventions," he added – this statement clearly embodying the political correctness that was mentioned earlier.
Rather than call out the sanctions for causing this mess in the first place, De Croo is instead calling for more government power and control over the energy markets. (Related: Europe's largest steel plants are shutting down due to the exorbitant cost of energy.)
"We don't get a second chance to prove as 450 million Europeans that we take things in our hands," he said in the interview.
"What you are seeing today is a massive drainage of prosperity out of the European Union."
The price caps De Croo is calling for would apply to all forms of energy, including that which does not even come from Russia "because Vladimir Putin already said that he would stop selling gas."
In other words, the energy crisis was already baked into the cake as an expected outcome of, well, De Croo did not say the next part openly. But that part has to do with decades of market manipulation and overleveraging, not to mention money printing by private central banks.
The bankster parasites have been siphoning wealth out of their host countries for a long time, and the energy crisis is just the inevitable outcome of that – with Russia's war in Ukraine as a convenient cover story.
De Cross basically admitted to this without actually saying these exact words. By stating that Brussels already knew about Putin's plan to stop selling gas before calling for price caps just goes to show that hyperinflation was always in the cards and expected.
"A cap on Russian gas only is a purely political objective," added Belgium's energy minister in defense of broad, all-inclusive caps on all energy in Belgium.
That energy minister added that Belgium "will not agree to this," referring to caps on only Russian energy, because the nation's leaders do not "see the added value in that."
Without stating why this is supposedly the case, De Croo made sure to reassure the public that Belgium will somehow be fine throughout the winter, even if its neighbors end up suffering societal collapse.
In that event, it will still be a "gigantic problem for all of us," De Croo added.
"The EU is the globalists' current experimental zone for the zombification of human society," suggested a Zero Hedge commenter.
"Talk has worked so well for the degenerate political class that they seem to think they can talk their way out of anything," added another.
"Somehow an empty pantry and no heat trumps any talking. You can continue to tell folks that things are grand, but as they begin to starve and freeze that becomes a hard sell."
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