Following “illegitimate decisions” by several Western nations to freeze Russian assets, Putin ordered to accept payment for natural gas supplies to “unfriendly countries” only in rubles.Ruble gas payment Deadline Nears: G7 Countries may refuse to pay ‘On Principle’ – Europe to be ruined but ‘Biden is Laughing’
Thursday, 14 April 2022Some of the Civilians killed by the Ukraine Army in Donbas
As I write this, BBC reports that UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is “urgently” investigating reports of a chemical weapons attack in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The US Department of Defense finds the reports “deeply concerning.”
Usually when the western governments start quacking about “chemical attacks,” it means they’re planning to take action of some kind – airstrikes in Syria, sanctions on Russia, what have you – and are looking for an excuse.Mariupol: Let’s Talk About ‘Chemical Weapons’ Propaganda
To be clear the extraordinary 7.9% inflation increase predates the crisis in Ukraine although Joe Biden has attempted to blame it all on the thoroughly demonized Putin. But unless cause can come after effect, Joe has a tough argument to make there. However, it is clear that the war and the sanctions that go with it are accelerating inflation. (Today as this is written, the March figures for inflation were released showing consumer prices jumping to 8.5%, a 40 year high.)
It is clear that the public is very likely to oppose US sanctions on Russia and US involvement in Ukraine IF either proves to drive up gas prices, food prices and other items in an accelerated inflationary spiral.
Our strategy should be to link the inflation with prolonging a war in a faraway land which has little to do with US security and risks a nuclear confrontation with Russia.
We should have rallies opposing ALL US involvement in Ukraine by tying them to gas prices, food prices, rents and other items.
No weapons to Ukraine. No sanctions on the world. End the war and stop the inflation.
Nice idea, but good luck with it! The largest antiwar protests couldn’t even stop the Iraq War! 🤷🏼♀️
No one sanctions like America. Two or three dozen countries being destabilized with many thousands dying from lack of food, medicine and commerce makes no dent in Uncle Sam’s conscience.America Sanctioning Itself Into Economic Decline