Most European nations are going belly up economically due to following the diktat of Washington and its creature NATO when they decided to support a proxy war after Putin foolishly took the Empire's bait and invaded Ukraine.
These political morons piled up sanctions on Russia certain they would break its back both militarily and economically seemingly oblivious of the fact what goes around comes around.* No worries it will be all over by autumn TV news channels proclaimed in the spring, Russia will have been taught a lesson they will not forget and as a bonus it might even topple Putin.
Yes they claimed, we may all have to make sacrifices but it will be worth it in the long run. Of course those who came up with this cunning plan won’t be making any sacrifices nor will the prime ministers, cabinet members in the various European governments including the UK, or the opposition party leaders who in unison without any democratic debate or vote in their party put on khaki. They will never go without a meal, be fearful their utilities will be cut off, unable to pay the rent, put food on the table.
They will still be flying in private jets around the world pretending their solving Global warming and driving around in government limousines while looking down their snouts at us.**
As to those NATO generals, and their talking head journalists who support the war by spreading misinformation and hiding the truth, if there were any justice, alongside their masters they would be in jail.
Sadly we know this won’t happen. Not one of these war criminals on either side nor their political masters will be out of pocket let alone in jail. Indeed as is the way in wars they in all probability have been making a fortune out of this conflict.
It will be the least able to afford it, the working classes who will take the hit - ain’t that always the way!
** Why anyone would want the Russian people to be taught a lesson is a mystery to me haven’t they had enough of these down the centuries?
⏩ Mick Hall is a veteran Left Wing activist and trade unionist.