Under normal, saner, less corrupt circumstances? The Russia-Ukraine conflict would be an irrelevant border skirmish between two largely irrelevant countries on the other side of the planet.
Russia is no longer a global threat – at all. It is a weak sister – a gas station with a nation attached.
Russia’s economy is now smaller than Italy’s . Which is just one of the very many countries for whose defense the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created – WAY back in the Soviet Union days.
But modern day Russia – ain’t no Soviet Union. NATO’s continued existence – let alone its expansion – now seems, well, staggeringly stupid.
If Europe wants to continue to poke The Russian Bear with an ever-expanding NATO – let them have at it, I guess. Although it would be great for global stability if they didn’t.
But the United States should have left NATO five seconds after the Berlin Wall fell – and thereby extricated itself from the post-Cold War messes NATO keeps creating.
One of those messes – being the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
But what is the real reason the nations around The Globe are so bizarrely, histrionically invested in saving Ukraine? It is because Ukraine has been The Globalists’ largest money-laundering outfit.
The Globalists have dumped hundreds of billions of government dollars – our dollars – into Ukraine. Where it is then washed into their pockets.
Even on the Left, Ukraine’s corruption has for many years been a running joke.
Ah yes…our new Hero – Volodymyr Zelensky. Except before the irrelevant border skirmish, he too was a long-running joke….
How did the former comedian amass almost a billion dollars running Ukraine’s government for just a few years? Via payoffs from Globalists – for running the Globalists’ scams through his country.
The Globalists also wanted to hyper-inflate the Russia-Ukraine irrelevant border skirmish – to obfuscate the actual fact that their fake “green” energy policies are hyper-inflating real energy prices all over the planet.
The Lie was: Allegedly necessary sanctions on Russian energy – imposed because of the allegedly necessary war – would allegedly cause energy prices to rise.
Except that would only be true – if the sanctions removed Russian energy from the global market. Of course, the sanctions did no such thing.
Russia’s energy – was only redirected. Which means global supply has been unaffected. Which means the sanctions – and the irrelevant border skirmish – have had zero effect on global energy prices.
“Russia sent significantly more oil and coal to India and China over the summer compared with the start of the year, while European countries that long relied on Russian energy have cut back sharply in response to the war in Ukraine….”
Because – of course. Because – duh. Russia is sending more real energy – to China and India. These are three countries that have already thoroughly proven they aren’t stupid enough to commit economic suicide in the name of fake “climate change.”
And oh – look:
Oops, Globalists. For this, we now quote John Mayer:
“Just call me Captain Backfire.”
Asked – and answered.