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  •  And this is precisely why the economic sword... (2+ / 0-)
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    OllieGarkey, Odysseus

    hangs directly over the head of Western Europe. The East may use Russian gas to heat their houses, but Germany uses it to power its heavy industry. Decreasing the supply pushes up prices worldwide, which will put the fragile EU economy into recession, and by extension, ours. That's why Ollie's pipe dream of muscular economic sanctions will never happen.

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