Sanctions? We have them, too!

Yes, Vladimir Putin is a dictator. So is the president of Ukraine. And the territory both are fighting for has been  fought over for 5,000 years. When the world ends, if there are two people left in that area, they will be fighting over the same land.

All of you are too young to remember, but Russia was America’s ally in World War II. And while America, Canada, Britain, and Australia lost 400,000  men who died in battle, Russia lost 22 MILLION  service men and women.

I am not making an excuse for Putin invading Ukraine. But the sanctions plus destroying the Ruble (Russia’s currency) that America is conducting only hurts the Russian people. In my opinion, we should not penalize the citizens of Russia for what their leader is doing. We don’t even hold our own leaders responsible for them penalizing us. If you look thru the other end of the telescope you will see that Aerica’s current regime is destroying OUR economy allowing a massive invasion across our southern border, has  ruined our energy independence, and is causing st inflation in forty years. Are we being sanctioned by our own government?

I lived through the second World War and lost family and friends in that conflict. War has lasting effects on those who lost loved ones in that war. And the fact that our out of control government and media is pushing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine is frightening. Putin is a dangerous man with an arsenal of atomic weapons. He is also unpredictable. Pushing him too far, in a regional conflict that really is none of our business, puts in serious peril of blundering into a world devastating war

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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