Without going into a detailed analysis of the bill, suffice it to say that it is aimed directly at Russia, Iran, and North Korea but that it threatens anyone and any country that does business with specific elements of the Iranian, North Korean, or Russian economy. This means that China, Germany, and the European Union as a whole have been put on notice that business as usual will subject them to United States sanctions, “allies” or not.
Once again, the United States is declaring to the world that it is the emperor of the planet and any country (save for Israel) who acts in opposition to its whims is in danger of sanctions or worse.
At least Free Trade would be ended. Unfortunately, so would all trade. Diplomacy would be a dead art, even more dead than it is today in a country whose answer to any dissent is sanctions first, bombing second, and total invasion third.
So now with the new sanctions bill, the United States has slapped sanctions on 14 countries including
- North Korea
- Burma (Myanmar)
- Ivory Coast (Cote d’ Ivoire)
But sanctions should not be considered a positive development. They are not trade policy. They are a blockade. Sanctions are a political failure and/or an aggressive and they can be considered, as Congressman Ron Paul once noted, an act of war.
Still, as America draws the iron curtain upon itself, some are now concerned that the bill will result in the targeting of independent media outlets, long labeled “Russian propaganda” sites simply because they do not tow the mainstream narrative of the disproven “Russian hacking,” Putin as the new Hitler, or America’s freedom fighters in Syria.
While countries like North Korea have been isolated from the world due to mostly outside forces and sanctions imposed upon it, the United States is isolating itself sanctioning any and all who disagree with it, all the while reaffirming the world’s concern that it is the greatest threat to peace and security on the planet.
America’s economic death and its empire marching across the world have ruined any chance that it can lead by example or positive reinforcement and thus it can only resort to sanctions and warfare. Unfortunately for the United States, one of those methods is becoming increasingly irrelevant and the other is becoming increasingly impotent.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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