Missing the Russians — 2 Comments

  1. Don’t forget the Russians who are not among those who could not have afforded skiing trips to Austria before the sanctions. They are at the sharp end as well. Perhaps the attitude to those most affected by sanctions was expressed by former U.S. Secretary of State, Madelaine Albright. Asked about a report that an estimated half a million Iraqi children had died prematurely as a result of sanctions ostensibly aimed at Sadam Hussein and his inner circle, she reportedly said those deaths were a price worth paying.

  2. I have quoted Albright’s comments on various occasions. In retrospect, she regretted the comment, but never apologized for the sanctions.

    It is always the most vulnerable who suffer the greatest impact from sanctions, in Austria it is the domestic staff and casual workers, in Russia it is those without the cash to pay for the imports that have become very expensive.

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