GarryB wrote:The deep irony is when the factions within the EU who are the most badly hit by the sanctions to export food to Russia finally win and common sense prevails over stupidity they will find the Russian market they were kicked out of has changed completely and that the total lack of domestic competition that made it such a profitable market is no more... even worse the Russian companies that filled the vacuum that was created by EU food growers being blocked from the market, are not going to just be competition in the Russian market but will also be able to flood the market in the EU with products where the weak currency will make them very competitive in the EU... along with their strict rules on steroids and GM foods they can corner the organic market and make even more money.
These Russian companies should be looking to expand into exporting their products to friendly countries around the world... they should send people to Vietnam and Cuba and even Iran to look for food products that grow well and easily there and would sell in Russia... and look for products they produce they could sell to these countries in return... no point in competing with allies...
That is why the EU will play Uncle Scumbag's bitch for as long as possible. They dug their own hole and are not going to open up to any
real competition. The west endlessly bleats to the world about capitalism and free markets. But that is a scam designed to break open
any defenses (e.g. tariffs) and to monopolize developing markets. The same happened to Russia in the 1990s. But by some miracle,
even with a comprador regime in place to maintain a high ruble exchange rate to lubricate imports, the racket fell apart and we had
Russia rising from the ashes.
The west does not tolerate free competition. It is compelled to act like a colonialist monopolizer.