The renewal and increase of the American and European "sanctions" against Russia, and the threat of new "sanctions" against Iran, a weapon long used by them against any nation that does not obey their diktats,
...is yet another slap across the face of the Russian and Iranian peoples.
False hopes raised in some quarters that
the American vassal states in Europe would act independently and
favor more cooperation with Russia and Iran have once again been
shown to be so much wishful thinking, based on a false assessment of
the extent of the unhappiness in some business sectors with the
effect of the "sanctions" on European economies.
The bigger fish is, of course, total control of the resources of Russia and Iran and of all Eurasia.
They hope to achieve this by undermining the governments of the targeted countries and replacing them with completely docile puppets so they can exploit those resources, as they will.
But if that does not work, the plans for
war are drawn up and, as all can see, are steadily being put into
But Iran is learning, as Russia, and as
Cuba, so well know, that the Americans can never be trusted and they
always have an aggressive agenda beneath their platitudes.
Russia denies it and the US has been forced to admit it has no evidence to support these stories but the hypocrisy is stunning since NATO used cluster bombs and all sorts of banned weapons in the thousands when they attacked Yugoslavia and during their other wars around the world.
client state Israel has used them
and there are reports of Saudi Arabia using them in Yemen.
Of course there are no corresponding sanctions against the Kiev regime for,
No. Only Russia is hit...
This shows that the real objective is to
find any reason whatever to continue the west’s economic aggression
against Russia in order to achieve the greater strategic objective.
No matter how much it bends its
principles in order to avoid war, it will never be enough so long as
Iran tries to act as an independent country. The economic warfare
will continue for as long as the Americans have the power to wage
it. In the case of Cuba it has been 55 years.
There are other meanings for the word but they all define the same condition-obedience to a master by his vassal, to a monarch by his subject, to a warden by his prisoner.
The condition necessarily implies that
the person applying the sanction is legally in a superior position
to the person being sanctioned, that he has the right to apply the
sanction and that there exists a system of laws in which the use of
sanctions is permitted and agreed upon.
Since the economic restrictions on banking, finance and trade set up against Russia and Iran by the United States and its subject states in the NATO alliance do not comply with the definition of sanctions, we have to use the correct term in describing these restrictions.
There is only one word, and that word
is, war and, since this form of warfare is not permitted by
international law as found in the
United Nations Charter they are
economic war crimes, economic aggression for which a reckoning will
one day have to be paid, one way or another.
It is also a strategy meant to weaken
both nations, as forces of resistance to NATO aggression generally.
The United Nations has been completely bypassed and, in effect,
might as well not exist.
Turkey, acting as the cats paw for
Washington, has already attacked Russian forces in Syria. Russia
responded with restraint to this act of war, limiting its response
to the economic domain, a legitimate expression of its right to
defend itself. But the economic warfare conducted by the west is
unprovoked, a violation of international law, imperialistic in
nature and is clearly without limits.
He is right but it remains to be seen what form a new international system of law would take and how it could be implemented. During the Soviet period one could talk of "international law" but though there existed generally agreed upon principles of law, a set of desiderata, its existence outside of power politics is difficult to see.
The empty shell that international
law really was fell apart quickly after the fall of the Berlin
wall and all we have left are fine parchments, high sounding words
and genuine but frustrated hopes.