After two rounds of escalating sanctions, which have pushed if not Russia then certainly Europe to the brink of a triple-dip recession, the US has a modest proposal for Russia: to cripple Europe's economy even more, or said otherwise, even more sanctions for Russia!
#BREAKING US warns of possible new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) August 28, 2014
In short: Mario Draghi is rejoicing as the time to cut Europe's GDP forecasts once again is here, which also means more easing from the ECB is now assured, thus making the uber rich even richer, while continuing the evisceration of the global middle class.
In the meantime, one wonders if the US, which recently decided to begin bombing Iraq under the pretext of "humanitarian intervention" which is now long gone but the US bombing campaign persists with one simple purpose: to move the bombs to Syria, terminally cripple the Assad regime and allow the Qatar gas pipeline to finally enter Europe bypassing Gazprom and Ukraine entirely, will also get involved on the side of the east Ukrainians who continue to be caught in the middle of a civil war and are shelled by the Ukraine army on a daily basis. Somehow we doubt it.
And now, we eagerly await the release of even redder lines and even hashier tags by the GOTUS to show that he really means business.