Only when we are
living in a world in which sanctions are imposed 'on' the United States
rather than 'by' the United States will we know justice reigns.
taken by the US Congress to "punish Russia" for alleged meddling in the
US elections with the maintenance of existing sanctions has been
followed by a bill
to weaken the ability of President Trump to "weaken sanctions
on Russia," thus presenting a direct challenge to the President's
authority. The bill was passed in the House of Representatives by an
overwhelming majority and at time of writing awaits a hearing in the
Senate, which along with the House makes up the US Congress. The
legislation also includes new sanctions against not only Russia but also
Iran and North Korea, thus maintaining the pattern of waging economic
war against states which refuse to accept that Washington's writ should
run wherever it decides whenever it decides.