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The White House Fool’s Sanctions Have Only Harmed the West

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The Presstitute lie sheet–The Guardian (UK)–has to admit that Washington’s Russian Sanctions Are a Total Failure–“The rouble is soaring and Putin is stronger than ever – our sanctions have backfired.â€

“Western sanctions against Russia are the most ill-conceived and counterproductive policy in recent international history. World energy prices are rocketing, inflation is soaring, supply chains are chaotic and millions are being starved of gas, grain and fertilizer. To criticize western sanctions is close to anathema. Defence analysts are dumb on the subject. Strategy think tanks are silent. Britain’s putative leaders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, compete in belligerent rhetoric, promising ever tougher sanctions without a word of purpose. Yet, hint at skepticism on the subject and you will be excoriated as ‘pro-Putin’ and anti-Ukraine. Sanctions are the war cry of the west’s crusade. The reality of sanctions on Russia is that they invite retaliation. Putin is free to freeze Europe this winter. He has slashed supply from major pipelines such as Nord Stream 1 by up to 80%.

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