The fact of the matter is, the west is losing the war against Russia. The only thing going for the west is Ukrainians are the one’s dying for their causes. This fight, it seems, is accelerating and Russia has home turf. Since the war began, Russia made some high risk gambits in an attempt to decapitate Kiev and end the war quickly. Seeing the Ukrainians offered maximum resistance, Russia has now resorted to a much more methodical war plan, one that includes the use of heavy artillery and air assets. In response, the west — mainly US, Germany, UK, and Poland has been piling weapons into Ukraine and this is fine for Russians — since they’ve all but accepted the fact they’re at war with all of NATO. The only thing stopping all out war now is Putin’s patience in allowing shipments of weapons delivered to Kiev to kill Russians.
The west’s main bargaining chip was to “reduce the Ruble to Rubble” by applying sanctions.
Biden is a god damned idiot and everyone following him into this cauldron is a god damned idiot. The sanctions, thus far, have failed.
The dollar has COLLAPSED against the Ruble in recent months, due to the newly founded utility of Rubles, in regards to Putin’s Rubles for gas schemes, soon to expand into other areas of Russian exports. The Ruble is the most formidable currency in the world, after the dollar — in my opinion.
The NASDAQ closed down nearly 16% for April alone. We got a major surprise with a -1.4% GDP number and everywhere you look in the west is runaway inflation. In the war, we hear nothing about Ukrainian casualties, just annoying propaganda videos made to convince people on Twitter the west is winning. Meanwhile, Mariupol fell and the Donbas is getting worse and worse for Ukraine and the war is being waged on Russia’s terms, not the other way around.
Think about how markets will respond if Russia ever takes Kiev and then Lyviv. Think about what that might mean for the Ukraine- Polish border and how tensions might build as Russian forces pile into the borders of NATO.
So how are we winning? What are we gaining, aside from another $50 billion in aid to Ukraine — likely to be wasted and stolen by their corrupt government.