Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

It’s Delightful, It’s Delectable, It’s De-Dollarization!

By mike flugennockMonday - July 3rd, 2023Categories: 2024 Election, Bidenism, Economy, Globalization

This is a piece I’d sketched out earlier but originally tossed for being too complex, too obscure an issue… but then, a couple of weeks ago I was reading about how BRICS was strengthening, “de-dollarization” was spreading, how the spread of de-dollarization was starting to get people shook on the Hill and how this means the issue might finally break out into public media, and about how the BRICS countries were contemplating creating an alternate reserve currency and  — and suddenly, that goofy-ass dollar-bill parody gag was starting to look pretty good…

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the Vasectomy Kid

By mike flugennockTuesday - January 17th, 2023Categories: Bidenism, Economy, Globalization, Russiagate, Ukrainamania, war and peace

“In 2020, U.S. Congress imposed secondary sanctions on banks that processed transactions related to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines and on ship insurers that serviced them.

When construction of Nord Stream 2 was finished in 2021, Washington imposed new sanctions on insurance and certification companies to keep it from opening.

Finally, both pipelines were sabotaged in an undersea explosion in September 2022.

As a result, the industries that had made Germany preeminent in Europe, such as steel, chemicals, machinery, and automotives, are suffering from high energy costs and the loss of Russia’s aluminum, titanium, and palladium.

As a consequence, one in four German companies is considering moving production to other countries, amid the energy crisis…”

— Renate Bridenthal at the Geopolitical Economy Report, 01.10.2023

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America Sends Death

By mike flugennockWednesday - April 29th, 2020Categories: Health Care, coronavirus

Despite oppressive blockades and sanctions, Cuba has managed to dispatch brigades of doctors to coronavirus hotspots to help fight the pandemic — in keeping with a long-standing tradition of solidarity and mutual aid. Cuba is also reported to have produced promising results with interferon and other experimental drugs against COVID-19, despite the punishing economic warfare Cuba is suffering at the hands of the United States.

The US, in the meantime — still the epicenter of the pandemic — escalates its brutal program of sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and Iran, commits acts of piracy against other nations and its own States, continues to crank up xenophobic and racist hysteria against China, deprives citizens and healthcare workers of vitally-needed PPE and other equipment, tries to whip its working class back to work under dangerous conditions for substandard wages, and its President goes on national TV to suggest that citizens combat the virus by injecting or drinking bleach.

I’ll leave it to you to judge which nation is conducting itself better on the world stage.

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