US imperialists sacrifice their European branch on the altar of their proxy war against Russia in Ukraine
To arm the nazis and destroy Ukraine by dragging the country into a war with Russia wasn't enough for the ruthless US imperialists. They had to throw into the arena the entire Europe.
Yet, apart from a few - highly uncertain - successes so far, (coming from one of its most dirty proxy wars), the declining US empire discovers that it has to pay a huge price, just only to challenge the rise of its global rivals.
It appears that, so far, the US imperialists are close to fulfill two of their key goals.
First, to lure Sweden and Finland into the NATO trap. A move that could be proved disastrous for two of the most prosperous and advanced European countries, whose achievements materialized (to a high degree) due to decades of neutrality.
Second, to force Russia into a long attrition war with Ukraine. Since already 2014, we wrote that the US imperialists wanted to challenge Putin in order to drag Russia in an endless attrition war in East Ukraine and this explains to a degree Putin's hesitation to act like he did in Crimea. Against Russian army, of course, the West will not risk to put an organized military force, but only teams of mercenaries of private armies, as already did.
These two goals were clearly described (among others) in a 2019 report by the top US think tank, RAND Corporation, as has been shown in previous article.
However, although Putin indeed appears to be stuck in a bloody war (longer than he had probably predicted), the damage for Russia is not as serious as the US imperialists wanted, as it seems. Putin appeared to be ready for the consequences and it looks like he was prepared for such a war, probably since at least 2014.
Since at least 2014, Russia, China and other countries of the global south intensified efforts to decouple their economies from the petro-dollar and co-operate to establish an alternative system of transactions. Some of them considered even the possibility to create state cryptocurrencies.
And the fact that Russia and China were preparing ground for an alternative to Dollar currency system of transactions (for at least a decade), can be seen also in the case of Saudi Arabia, a long-time Anglo-American ally. This year, the Saudis considered the possibility to accept Yuan instead of Dollar for Chinese oil sales.
It is certain that the US imperialists and their Western allies deeply underestimated Russia's ability to withstand repeated waves of heavy sanctions. In fact, the overuse of sanction policy against Russia and other countries who resisted US imperialism in previous years, pushed them to seek alternatives and co-operate with each other. Which means that the US and its European pets were shooting their own legs with their stupid policy, not just since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but since at least a decade ago.
The out-of-touch Western clowns seriously hoped that most of the countries would join them in their crusade against Russia, only to find that China, India and almost the entire global south refused to obey to this imperial mandate. This is a strong indication for the fact that the US imperialists and their allies have taken a divorce from reality, as they expected the countries that suffered from their sanctions and colonialism in previous years to follow them against Russia unquestionably.
As a result, Russia closed more energy deals with various countries, among them the two most populous, who are thirsty for energy resources to cover their rapidly rising energy needs.
Additionally, the Ruble became stronger and Russia is playing cat and mouse with the EU, demonstrating that it could throw Germany and most of Europe into an unprecedented energy crisis ahead of the coming winter. Which is another indication of how much the below-average European leaders have taken divorce from reality. They were seriously believing that they could decouple Europe from Russian gas quite easily and replace it with other sources in almost no time. As if it is that simple.
And that's partly because their US "friends" assured them that they would cover most of the Russian gas with much more expensive US LNG. The level of naivety of European "leaders" is really mind blowing.
The frenzy US imperialism is out of control and US imperialists will not hesitate to sacrifice their European allies in their effort to bring Russia to its knees. And as in the process they find it harder and harder to achieve, they become more unstable, ruthless and paranoid. To the point that they could even risk a WWIII with incalculable consequences for the entire planet.