The Western sanctions against Russia are a hypocritical action by states that have themselves invaded several countries in recent decades and are responsible for the deaths of millions of people there. The poor people suffer the most because they suffer from hunger.
A comment by Heinz Steiner
One thing is clear: the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not a good thing. Moscow may have found enough reasons for this since the West backed the Maidan coup in Kyiv in 2011 and deliberately looked the other way for years, as thousands of people in the Donbas did right-wing extremist volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian army were slaughtered. This may not justify the invasion for some observers, but compared to the Western invasions and military actions in the Middle East and North Africa one can at least say: The Russians have at least some relevant reasons (direct security threat and the mass murder of the Russian-speaking minority) and at least try to avoid large civilian casualties.
For example, Report24 has already reported on the many ambiguities at Bucha/Butscha here, here and here. Unfortunately, the western media consumer does not learn anything about the non-existent mass graves in Mariupol either, because it is forbidden under threat of exorbitantly high fines to refer to Russian state media that provided evidence of a Ukrainian propaganda campaign.
Sure, it’s war and civilians die in a war, but the constant one-sided media propaganda doesn’t make things any better. Above all, the responsible and critical media consumer should know better anyway – especially since the now well-known propaganda lies of the Bush administration (who still remembers Colin Powell’s appearance with the vial in front of the UN General Assembly and the incubator lie?). Why should it be any different for the mainstream NATO press outlets reporting on Ukraine today?
After all, they have repeatedly made it clear in recent years that there is no neutral reporting on the many trouble spots. There is always no question about who the good guys and who the bad guys are. There are no shades of gray in this black and white way of thinking. An ambassador Melnyk can spread his hate speech in the media with impunity, worship Nazis and insult German politicians (see here and here) while the Russian ambassador is largely ignored.
So one may ask: Where were the global sanctions against the United States and its NATO aides when they were using their unjustified Obtain and sanctions against Iraq were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children? Are Iraqis worth less than Ukrainians? What about the countless deaths in Afghanistan, in Syria, in Libya or even those in the Yemen (People being slaughtered thanks to western arms shipments to the Saudis and the Emiratis)? Is that why someone is sanctioning Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates? no They are “allies”. They are allowed to wage aggressive war without being punished for it.
And that’s not all. The whole world economy is now completely out of joint. All of the sanctions against Russia not only ensure persistently high gas and oil prices, but also sharply rising prices for artificial fertilizers and thus also for food. Who does this affect most? The poor people – both in the industrialized countries and even more so in the developing and emerging countries of this world.
The global situation is getting worse, with arms shipments to Ukraine unnecessarily prolonging the war and increasing human casualties. And it’s not Putin’s fault, it’s the fault of the western political establishment. Globalist elites who want to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian, risking global famine and chaos. How many lives do they want to wipe out with it, just to save Russia (see also Brzezinskis „Schachbrett“) to weaken?
What we are currently experiencing is an economic war – not only against Russia, but also against Europe (which suffers more from the sanctions than the USA) and even more against the emerging and developing countries, whose populations are under the strong price increases in food and energy products suffer the most. Malnutrition and undernourishment are once again becoming part of everyday life around the world, and increasingly so in those countries where this was unknown for several decades. Deliberately caused by our ruling politicians, who are guaranteed not to have to worry about whether or not their income will make it through the month. Politicians, who were partly responsible for illegal wars of aggression themselves and are now posing as moralizers.