Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sanctions on Russia Escalate Tensions, Threaten Western Military Confrontation

-Ron Paul
More sanctions, more trouble, more unintended consequences.

The E.U. now supports more sanctions on Russia, to which Obama rejoices. Europe will surely suffer as the sanctions against Russia continue to escalate, and the U.S. will not be exempt from the unintended consequences of Russia’s responding in kind. Obama sticks to his excuse for punishing Russia, support for the separatists in Eastern Ukraine and the persistence by many in the U.S. and Europe for blaming Russia for the downing of the Malaysian airliner.

The word that comes to my mind so readily, in thinking about this policy of escalating bombastic rhetoric and punishing sanctions, is hypocrisy.