One report tells us that the sanctions put into effect against Russia by the West are decimating the Russian economy.
That might sound like good news to some people who would dearly love to see an end to the war in Ukraine.
But wait … there is a fly in the ointment, and I think it is going to be a big disappointment to those who wish the sanctions were harming the Russian economy with great devastating effect.
You see, folks, It has been reported that Russia has been stealing tons of gold from the African Nation of Sudan and they are using the appropriated gold to bolster their war effort in Ukraine.
In fact, it is reported that the Russians have taken more than 37 tons of gold out of Sudan in the past few months.
I do not know what resources Russia has to call upon to offset losses caused by the Western sanctions, but I am willing to bet there are a lot more of them than we known about or that the media is talking about.
I do believe that our endless commitment to sending more and more billions of our own dollars to Ukraine to fight this seemingly endless proxy war is weakening our own government here in the United States and, as far as I know, we do not have the luxury of importing ship loads of gold from foreign countries to counter our financial shortfalls.
Putin must be laughing his ass off.