the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege notes, “hurting the Russian public’s ability to buy food or heat homes”. This eagerness to starve and freeze children is particularly relevant given the recent publicity of the US’s tactics of starving and freezing innocent detainees as well as people claimed to be “suspects”.
US siege tactics against the Russian people involve coordination with close US ally Saudi Arabia to drive down the prices of oil and gas, some of Russia’s main sources of income. This is similar to the Wal Mart tactic of lowering its prices until smaller businesses are destroyed, then re-raising prices once a stranglehold over the market is attained.
European siege tactics, intended to target and harm entire populations, dismayed many Native Americans, who viewed willingness to do anything to win wars, including targeting non-combatants, as cowardly and dishonorable.
Western Europe’s application of siege tactics to the few remaining unconquered territories is a continuation of its traditional mission to achieve an anti-democratic stranglehold over the globe, and contributes to its currently most virile outpost/settler colony, the US, being viewed as the greatest threat to world peace.
Siege (commonly referred to euphemistically as “sanction”) is an act of war and terrorism.
Robert Barsocchini focuses on global force dynamics and writes professionally for the film industry. He is a regular contributor to Washington’s Blog, and is published in Counter Currents, Global Research, State of Globe, Blacklisted News, LewRockwell.com, DanSanchez.me, Information Clearing House, Press TV, and other outlets. Also see: Hillary Clinton’s Record of Support for War and other Depravities. Follow Robert and UK-based colleague, Dean Robinson, on Twitter.