Getting interesting now. Sanctions against Russia are a pathetic, childish move, and bound to rebound against the sanctioning countries. Difficult to understand this insanity from persons who should be mature and intelligent adults.
Russia is endeavouring to save Ukraine from the “usual” regime change takeover by the UN supported US and cronies. Russia has done nothing wrong, whereas the US are blatantly trouble-making.
Perhaps they want a third WW, as wars are often started when a point of no-return is reached. If so, that would indeed be a proof of insanity.
If it was the intent of the West to bring Russia and China together – one a natural resource (if “somewhat” corrupt) superpower and the other a fixed capital / labor output (if “somewhat” capital misallocating and credit bubbleicious) powerhouse – in the process marginalizing the dollar and encouraging Ruble and Renminbi bilateral trade, then things are surely “going according to plan.”
For now there have been no major developments as a result of the shift in the geopolitical axis that has seen global US influence, away from the Group of 7 (most insolvent nations) of course, decline precipitously in the aftermath of the bungled Syrian intervention attempt and the bloodless Russian annexation of Crimea, but that will soon change. Because while the west is focused on day to day developments in Ukraine, and how to halt Russian expansion through appeasement (hardly a winning tactic as events in the 1930s…
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