That’s what this seems like to me.
Proposed EU sanctions threaten to shut Russia out of the world financial system.
They just seem to want to dominate and humiliate and provoke Russia. Do they want to start a war or something?
It may of course all just be empty threats, because it’s likely to rebound on Europe.
Stalled recovery leaves Europe defenceless against economic shock from Russia.
It’s already started.
Russian Boomerang Hits UK, Oligarchs Shift Assets From London
Ukraine’s Government Collapses, PM Yatsenyuk Resigns
I don’t have a high opinion of most European (or British) politicians at the best of times, but this particular story illustrated just how petty and small-minded some (all?) of them are:
MH17: Dutch mayor says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter should be deported
During an interview with a radio station on Wednesday morning, Pieter Broertjes, the mayor of Hilversum, northern Holland, said Maria Putin, Vladimir Putin’s daughter, should be removed from the country.
The 29-year-old daughter of Vladmir Putin is said to live in the western village of Voorschoten with her Dutch boyfriend.
FFS, it’s obviously not her fault the plane was shot down!
He later apologised. But that he ever made the suggestion raises troubling questions.
Perhaps it’s the influence of the rapidly approaching 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1, now only 11 days away. For as events unfold, I’m wondering if these madmen are working to the exact same timetable.