Originally Posted by mhgaffney
As usual -- you are not paying attention. The US and Europe will be the main losers of sanctions against Russia.
Putin will simply increase gas sales to China.
How long do you think it would take the US to take up the slack? A year?
Germany will be in a world of trouble. In fact, it's surprising that Merkel has not stepped in to end this crisis. Surely she knows that it's in German's interest to move closer to Russia.
The memories of WW II are probably the biggest obstacle to this - but it needs to happen.
So what is deterring Merkel? Blackmail maybe? Do you think the NSA caught her doing something illegal -- or naughty in the bedroom?
Will the 'stupid' never end??