Opinion – Putin: Russia will never follow instructions from the West – English pravda.ru – John Gelmini

Dr Alf struggles to see how the sanctions against Russia will work and thinks they will hurt the West as much as they hurt Russia.

I tend to agree and the UK, in particular, is vulnerable to Russia’s weather warfare capability, just as it was in the Cold War when the brutal winters starting in 1963 and culminating in 1981 brought to UK almost to its knees.

Today we (in the UK) have 3% spare generating capacity and the possibility of blackouts if the weather turns cold.

A return to Russia of a few oligarchs will affect the London property market and the measures taken in the Autumn Statement by George Osborne.

Europe is vulnerable too.

Vladimir Putin moves very fast and can out-think most Western leaders.

Currently, we should be considering who our real enemy is, not trying to provoke Russia who as we speak have warships in the English Channel on exercise as a demonstration of power projection that ought to give us cause to pause.

John Gelmini