It’s obvious when an entity is in terminal decline throwing sanctions, stamping embargoes through a raft of useless demands and jumps headlong into making illegality legal via a rule book made up weekly that it is fast plummeting into a chaotic end game. Cursing and accusing the rest of the world for the sins itself manufactures merely signs off on that truth.
Back in the day when sanctions on South Africa produced over a goodly period of time the resultant death of the apartheid state, it was seen to be working. There was a righteous cause well fought for.
Today in the American Empire’s world view, a wholly unrighteous cause, is pummeled onto the world who see and wish to change things for the better. The warmongers need their wars for profit of the few and the garnering of natural resources for their greed. They see no imperative to trade for it reasonably and equitably.
Russia, China and sane others have, while developing their own interests and the betterment for their own people have stood up and challenged the reigning hegemony. Like a spoiled brat the United States can only throw its weight around, litter parts of the globe with economic hitmen and a CIA that has for decades committed crimes and subterfuge while trying break the will of powers far less powerful.
Today the sanction bullet turns into a relatively empty cartridge. Of course it inflicts inconvenience, pain and becomes a bloody nuisance. However for Russia it has become a gift that keeps on giving. It has demanded the development of self sufficiency that not only increases Russian internal industry and development but also gets the sanctions makers tearing their hair out wondering why their antics do not produce the effects they demand. The bite back then becomes their own weapon returning against themselves.
The Chinese are now dumping their stock of dollar reserves in their billions. This hurts the US economy making Americans even worse off than they actually are. The so called ‘richest economy in the world’ is having its camouflage and American dream ripped off it and seeing itself disappear like dust in a dust devil, up its own dust bowl.
The record of economic sanctions in forcing political change is dismal, but as a way of reducing a country to poverty and misery it is difficult to beat. There is nothing very new in this. Economic sanctions are like a medieval siege but with a modern PR apparatus attached to justify what is being done. A difference is that such sieges used to be directed at starving out a single town or city while now they are aimed at squeezing whole countries into submission.
North Korea, Iran, Iraq under Saddam all these aimed to inflict misery. They do that, however without the concomitant result of gaining submission. The collateral damage sanctions impose on nations weak already is massive. However with the past record the US has in killing millions to gain territory and natural resources this comes as par for the course. Humanitarian care is and never has been in the rule book for these murdering political and corporate rodents.
In Russia’s case whatever sanctions the US load onto her, it is definitely tiresome however the resolve, determination to work around these impositions is actually taking its toll in reverse. Although not producing headline banner exclusives, the specious lies needing to be told backing up sanctions are backfiring each day onto a more and more indoctrinated population. With China taking its time to ricochet the bullets back to sender, Trump and his business acumen are self suiciding in the best possible way.
The US will learn the hard way that you cannot impose by sanctions or other ways on powers that are equal if not stronger than you.
As an old Nigerian proverb goes:
“A baby that wants to punish the mother by not letting her sleep. It too will not sleep”
The Russian stock market flourishes. The Ruble-traded MOEX stock index is enjoying a bumper week as it reaches all-time highs on an almost-daily basis.The growth is linked to the strengthening Russian currency despite a threat of new US sanctions and high oil prices.
As for its agricultural base, Russia remains the leading exporter of grain in the world with than margin growing. Its determination to remain an organic food supply is and will in the future only strengthen its control over the global market. As US/European corporate interests endeavour to suffocate the food chain into GMS hell and pesticide filled crops, the need for ‘clean’ organic produce will only strengthen Russia’s position. No amount of sanctions will prevent the inevitable from taking place as half the world relies on Russia for its supply.
China’s Foreign Ministry this week sharply attacked the US for its demands for China to stop purchase of Russian Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Beijing has threatened that Washington will face “consequences” if it doesn’t withdraw the recent batch of sanctions against China over military cooperation with Russia.
What is happening is the US seems intent on creating for itself some very serious consequences as it slams sanctions East, West and South in its pathetic attempts to control a world fast slipping out from any control it may have previously imagined it had. The world is changing and this leviathan of bluster and bullets is being strangled through a thousand finely incised cuts.
Sanctions are economic warfare. A failing dollar as world benchmark is slowly being replaced by a new economic order able to ditch the dollar. Arrogant blindness to a reality developing fast is the precursor to extinction.
As its desperation becomes more dramatic the US reportedly ordered Chinese official state-run news agency Xinhua and the China Global Television Network (CGTN), to register as foreign agents under the Nazi-era Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Having thrown that tool at the Russians a while back, the US seems intent on having all the slings and arrows showered back into their own back yard, now in serious danger of being left to return to tumbleweed.
One thing Trump is successfully doing is bring his acumen taking many businesses he started as an entrepreneur into bankruptcy, into the global arena where the US falls into dereliction and destitution. Its people mere collateral damage as the corporate vultures retain their evil pickings on the way. He may very well be remembered as the greatest President but for taking down his country, not the building up of it.