They scare, but Russia is not scary!
The sanctions began on August 22, and there is some strange silence in the world, no one except the Washington Post is particularly worried. The European Union has adopted new US sanctions "note". Russia is moving away from the dollar into national currencies and is preparing its own mirror sanctions. Or a “zero scenario” for the USA? Ban on rocket engines, on space, on titanium, on civilian flights aviation over the territory of Russia and “other methods”.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the US "chemical ultimatum" absurd, there will be no negotiations with Washington. There will be no more negotiations in the "Norman format": Lavrov set a condition for Kiev to implement the decisions already taken in the "Norman format", and this is unlikely. After this demarche of Moscow, it becomes known that on August 18 in Berlin, President Vladimir Putin will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Apparently, the inability to meet in the "Norman format" prompted Merkel to such an sensational, on the eve of August 22, an invitation to Putin to Berlin.
Still, Germany has a certain sovereignty, as we have already written before, this is confirmed by Merkel’s special relationship with Putin, expressed in this unexpected summit in Berlin. They will “check the clock” and the positions of the parties, will speak out on the joint venture - 2, Ukraine and Syria, but not a word will be said about the most important. This Berlin summit was clearly directed to Washington: the German press these days broke out with articles about the US hypocritical attitude not only to its enemies, but also to friends. Former friends? Note that French President Macron has not been invited to Berlin: the “Norman format” has been completely demolished.
In general, the whole world is preparing for a new sanction period of world relations, especially noticeably China, which is already trying the yuan as a world currency alternative to the dollar. Russia is following China’s path, perhaps in a coordinated way. According to the Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov, for us the trouble will be expressed in approximately one additional percentage of inflation: Russia has long been “import-replaced” - it transfers the center of gravity to its own economy. This and the payment card "World", and much more, which is not said ahead of time. However, Siluanov does not exclude a global world crisis.
It is unclear why the State Department, and specifically State Secretary Mike Pompeo, used as a pretext for the new anti-Russian sanctions the muddy chemical “Skripale case” rather than the “interference in American elections” promoted by Special Prosecutor Muller? So that Trump could then say: where is the evidence on the Skripale case? How did he say it once? But the evidence did not appear. And there is no evidence, so no sanctions?
Alex Jones, the main US conspiracy specialist and an active supporter of Trump, was recently excommunicated from all US media, including online media. Unprecedented achievement in the field of freedom of speech. Jones, in his latest programs, said that a coup d'état began in the United States to remove President Trump from power, and his “closure” on the air confirms the fact of a coup d'état in the United States. Trump himself spoke in the sense that the FBI and the Department of Justice are working or working against him, albeit vaguely, but he named two serious departments to which he has questions.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky said in the program of Vladimir Solovyov a big speech about the neoliberal stage of fascism in the United States, perhaps this is the way the extreme scenario of Putin’s response to the announcement of Russia by the sponsors of terrorism as pronounced by the United States. And there is evidence of neoliberal fascism in America: the Bandera neo-Nazi regime, fostered by the United States, just as the Western democracies nursed the Hitler regime in the last century.
Russia is preparing to respond firmly, and therefore no one is afraid: everyone in Russia understands that the country has already made a choice, the president and his team lead a hybrid war with the United States, she goes 22 August to a new stage, and in war as in war.
It looks like a millstone stories with a creak began to turn: in America dealt with Trump, China releases the yuan on the world stage, Putin kidnaps Europe in collusion with Merkel. Lindsay Graham, the initiator of the "sanctions from hell," for some reason, cuts her march: "Russia should just better behave." Are they afraid of the consequences of their own sanctions in the USA?
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