Almost anything can happen as a result of the Ukraine-Russia war but one thing that’s almost certain to happen is a shortage of food. From MN Gordon at economicprism.com:
The latest iteration of the Russia-Ukraine war recently surpassed the 90 day marker. And there’s no foreseeable end in sight.
Henry Kissinger’s counsel at the World Economic Forum this week that Ukraine give up territory to Russia is a nonstarter for Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This war has only just beginning.
Do you remember what the fighting is for? If so, you’re one of few.
President Biden – the big guy – is entirely flummoxed. This week, at the Quad summit in Japan, Biden remarked that the Russian war against Ukraine was “unprovoked.” Once again, a firm grasp of the facts is not one of Biden’s strong suits.
Vladimir Putin, the invader, has over two decades of provocations he can point to. According to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British, and French documents posted on December 12, 2017, by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, the U.S. promised to not expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
“U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous ‘not one inch eastward’ assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991.”
Yet, instead of maintaining the status quo, NATO has greatly expanded eastward towards Russia’s border. Russia considers the expansion of NATO to be a direct military threat. The Russian government also doesn’t like the U.S. conducting regular military exercises in countries bordering Russia for over 20 years.
Now, after 90 days of war, anything, including WWIII, can happen…