The policy of the United States against the background of the aggravation of Russian-Ukrainian relations will lead the country to an early decline. This was stated on March 17 by former British MP George Galloway.
“They (the United States. – Ed.) are eager to fight to the last drop of Ukrainian blood. But the pain and suffering that will be inflicted on their own people at home – the working class, the poor – who are already suffering from huge increases in more than just energy prices, is clear. <…> I do not really believe that the US will win. I believe that all the actions and inactions of the United States very clearly paint an empire in rather rapid decline, ”he said in an interview with the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
As an example, Galloway cited the US flight from Afghanistan about six months ago. According to him, the US was forced to withdraw from the region, “defeated by people in sandals and on bicycles.”
“And now we have Russia challenging US power and pretty soon defeating US power,” Galloway concluded.
He had previously tweeted that the Americans and the British would pay the price for NATO’s insane and suicidal mission to contain Russia. He noted that the European allies will not be able to continue to support Washington and London, as they are more economically dependent on Russia.
On Friday, March 18, Fox News columnist Tucker Carlson also said that US sanctions against Russia ended up taking a toll on ordinary Americans. According to him, Washington’s reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine destabilized the country’s economy and was the most destructive step ever taken by an American president.
Meanwhile, the US continues to impose new sanctions on Russia. So, on March 16, the White House announced its readiness to tighten sanctions in the economic sphere.
Earlier, on March 8, President Joe Biden imposed a ban on all imports of gas and oil from Russia. These measures led to a rapid increase in gasoline prices. Currently, they have reached historically high levels and continue to grow.
Sanctions against Russia were imposed by a number of Western countries after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24 the start of an operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. A few days earlier, the situation in the region escalated due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to Russian territory, and also turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk.