They’re far more than “unfriendly.”
They’re militantly hostile and mortal threats to Russian security.
They should be treated as such.
The time for diplomatic toing and froing long ago passed.
The time for toughness arrived.
Time and again, the former in Russian relations with the US-dominated West proved a colossal waste of time, a self-defeating exercise.
Tit for tat toughness alone makes sense, what alone can achieve results impossible to accomplish by diplomacy with regimes that don’t negotiate.
They demand and wage perpetual direct and proxy wars on invented enemies.
On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin signed and Executive Order (EO).
It calls for “special economic measures” against hostile states, international organizations and their officials.
It aims to protect Russian national interests in response to hostile actions against the nation, its enterprises, entities and people — what flagrantly breach international law.
Specifically targeting hegemon USA and NATO vassals, it states the following:
“(F)ederal and regional government authorities, other government authorities, local self-government bodies, organizations and individuals under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation shall operate on the premise that special economic measures are to be applied to certain legal entities, individuals and organizations under their control, starting on the day the (EO) comes into force.”
Russian cabinet ministers were asked to compile a list of entities and individuals to be tit-for-tat sanctioned.
New measures prohibit government agencies, organizations, and individuals from “carrying out transactions (including trade and all things financial) with blacklisted entities, individuals, and organizations.”
The EO also prohibits the export of products and raw materials to targeted nations and their entities.
At long last, Putin began to retaliate against US/Western regimes and their officials for waging war on Russia by other means — with intent to undermine its economy and immiserate its people.
Separately on Wednesday as discussed in a separate article, the EU seeks to entirely ban imports of Russian oil by yearend.
It also intends to target insurers to try preventing Russia from exporting oil to allied nations worldwide.
Both are harebrained schemes doomed to fail.
Yet Brussels — in cahoots with its higher power in Washington — intends to ban European vessels and firms from involvement in transporting Russian oil to enduser markets.
So Moscow and its customer nations must find ways around the diabolical scheme.
Multiple rounds of US/Western sanctions on Russia largely shot blanks against its largely self-sufficient economy.
Perhaps the biggest blow was illegal Biden regime confiscation of around $300 billion of Russian assets it foolishly held in dollars.
Correcting the error after the fact won’t return what’s lost.
China reportedly is discussing ways to protect its dollarized assets from similar grand theft.
What happened to Russia can repeat against any US targeted nation for any invented reasons.
China is a prime target.
Holding around $1.5 trillion dollars worth of US securities — along with office buildings and other assets in the US, they’re clearly at risk of being stolen.
Protecting what’s too precious to lose is vital before, not after their potential theft.
A Final Comment
Hegemon USA, the UK and other NATO regimes have been arming and training Ukrainian Nazi and conscript forces since the Obama/Biden’s 2014 Maidan coup.
Along with other locations outside Ukraine, training has been ongoing at a former Nazi Wehrmacht base in southern Germany.
Consider the disturbing irony.
History repeats. Those not learning its lessons time and again repeat it.
Original Nazis and their modern-day Ukrainian counterparts learned how to commit brutal atrocities at the same location.
Earlier and now, the only solution is eliminating them on the battlefield.
They’re too fanatical to be dealt with in other ways.