This is a good article from the Japan Times. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!
via Russia’s shriveling economy becomes a global threat | The Japan Times.
Personally, I think that it’s time to hand Russia a solution. I seriously question the wisdom of deeper sanctions on top of crashing oil prices.
It’s time to remember that Russia national symbol is the bear and a wounded bear is very dangerous.
Dr Alf is right a wounded bear is very dangerous.
We risk causing a financial vortex into which the rest of us could be drawn in and Icannot see Vladimir Putin sitting pat while people like George Soros profits at his country’s expense.
Faced with financial ruin in Putin’s position I might unlease my 2 million cyber warriors on all the bank accounts of currency speculators and drain them down to the last penny.
I might do the same with regimes like Saudi Arabia who finance ISIS and trouble on my southern borders.
We have more money than Russia and higher living standards and are thus at greatest risk.
If the Russian people turn on Putin we have no guarantee that his successor will be any easier to deal with than he is and he has powerful friends in China who have their own interests to look after and may not see what we are doing as aligned with those interests.
The perception in Beiijing must be that the West is making trouble for them over the “umbrella revolution” in Hong Kong and the colour revolution in the Ukraine.
The pro Ukrainian militias are clearly identifiable as Neo Nazis by the SS tattoos emblazoned onto their shaven heads so all our talk of international law will be seen as hypocracy.
The Ukraine is not part of NATO and we are not obliged to defend its sovereignty.
It is bankrupt,corrupt and a source of trouble for the West which has bigger problems to deal with in the so called Islamic world,particularly those countries we sell arms to who are now financing a Global Caliphate and our own destruction with our own money.
Already the Chinese are pouring scorn on the West about human rights now that the Senate Report on torture and “enhanced interrogation techniques” is in the public domain.
A wounded bear with a friendly vet with money and millions of cyber warriors is dangerous indeed so our so called “elders and betters” need to think long and hard about the consequences of what they are doing