Good Luck with Sanctions

The Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted the usual American response of imposing economic sanctions on Russia and Russian nationals. You only have to look at Cuba and Iran to see how consistently ineffective sanctions are. To the contrary, they tend to increase the popularity of the targeted government as a a siege mentality sets in.

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  • Good luck with sanctions.

    Russia is not Chile, Venezuela, or any other little country that the USA likes to kick around.

    Russia is like Japan when the USA embargoed it, like a big nuclear armed Japan that can bite back as hard as its bitten.

  • jackalope66
    May 5, 2022 9:57 AM

    It’s not just that the sanctions are ineffective at their stated aim. They are the start of something much, much bigger.

  • alex_the_tired
    May 5, 2022 10:34 AM

    At whom are the sanctions aimed? The rich have done a tremendous job in gutting the middle class in this country, all via sanctions. The corporate class used the Republicans to push the agenda, and the corporate class used the democrats to let it go by. Oh, they may not be called sanctions, but that’s what they do. And the middle class is collapsing all around us.
    I think we’ll start to see the collapse speed up significantly in the next few years.

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