(unless you consider that the consequences of Sanctions on Russia was Trump being put in by Putin. And this is just the consequences so far. What comes next?)
When you actually think about it, "What are are the Tariffs in a Trade War like we have going on with China right now?"
Tariffs are an act of economic war. Sanctions against Russia are an act of an economic war. So, from Russia and maybe China's point of view the U.S. has declared an economic war on both of them.
So, what China and Russia may now be doing is considering how to retaliate these "Sanctions" whether they be tariffs or Sanctions directly.
So, this is why Russian Prime Minister is saying "Sanctions are a declaration of economic war".
What just happened?
Trump seriously made a mistake by putting tariffs on China I think. Now we may be going into an all out Cyber war with Russia while China watches and finances it.
And here's the thing folks, the U.S. and China have a lot to loose in an all out Cyber War and Russia doesn't. What would happen in an all out Cyber war with Russia by the U.S. with this war financed by China? The U.S. would lose this war because it would bankrupt the U.S. and likely Europe too. Banks would be corrupted, all banking records could be lost nationwide from banks, all power stations, nuclear or solar or gas or coal fired could be shut down or destroyed permanently through various means. So, People across the U.S. wouldn't have ATMs Credit cards and would only have the cash on hand in their home safes or under their mattresses (and that's all). No power except for people with solar or wind power or those who had gas or diesel generators or all of these things.
I've said before we are better at offensive Cyber warfare than China or Russia are.
However, we have no defenses that will hold against an all out attack on our banking systems and utilities.
So, hang onto your hats folks, it could get pretty rough the way things are going right now here on earth.
Can you say the word "Stalemate?"
That's a chess term where games then can get serious within a move or two. or you end the game right there. Which will it be?
The world just moved into Stalemate. Who is going to blink first?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StalemateStalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move. The rules of chess provide that when stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw (i.e. having no winner).