Is Russia the REAL target of Western sanctions? By Kit Knightly

Are the sanctions ostensibly aimed at Russia really aimed at the U.S. and Europe to bring down their economies? From Kit Knightly at off-guardian.org:

Soaring oil prices, energy and food crises on the horizon…is it possible the REAL target of this economic war is us?

The first tweet I saw when I checked my timeline this morning was from foreign policy analyst Clint Ehlirch, pointing out that the Russian ruble has already started recovering from the dip created by Western sanctions, and is almost at pre-war levels:

Ehrlich states, “sanctions were designed to collapse the value of the Ruble, they have failed”.

…to which I can only respond, well “were they?”

…and perhaps more importantly, “have they?”

Because it doesn’t really look like it, does it?

If anything, the sanctions seem to be at best rather impotent, and at worst amazingly counterproductive.

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