Who is the more important trading partner: China (red) or USA (blue)? How drastically the world economy has changed. No wonder US and EU miscalculated how sanctions would "weaken" Russia. Thanks to Henry Hakamaki for the graphic.
Russia’s nuke policy: “only if the very existence of the state is threatened.”
The US can use nukes “to defend the vital interests of the [US] or its Allies & partners.”
In other words, Russian nukes are to protect Russia’s existence. US nukes can be used whenever the US wants.
France has the fourth largest gold reserves of 2,436 tons, without a single gold mine in France. Mali which was occupied by France does not have any gold reserves in its banks, although it has 860 gold mines and produces 50 tons per year!
How did France get all that gold?
Our Gov't is using this war that they've spent years trying to start to steal billions of dollars from us right in front of our faces, and instead of fighting against it half the country thinks they should be stealing even more.
Cause if he flattened it in three days, he’d be a pariah in the Mid East, East, and Global South.
He’s slowly checking boxes with the leaders of these regions, getting away from the IMF and WB, setting up new exchange deals…
Hell, once THAT’S in place, no need to flatten it.
The thing about #BringBackMasks and Covid from the jump, is that people don’t seem to have contemplated mortality writ large. They’re simply in either fight or flight mode, or worse, moralizing mode.
Why not contemplate why you even want to remain in this nightmare existence?