And so it starts

Congressional Sanctions

The House of Representatives put out sanctions against Russia.

Supplementary to this is the clause that prevents Trump

from recalling it nor change it.

Trump hesitates to sign this because the EU

is up in arms in protest.

EU needs the oil from Russia which the sanctions forbid.

This is one method by which the House of representatives

flexes its muscles in the hope of pleasing the 2018 voters.

Trump should sign this sanction against Russia.

Putin will understand that this is one handiwork from democracy.

He expelled several hundred foreign affairs employees from the

American embassies in Russia as a reply to the sanctions.

This act, of course, has little effect on the diplomatic relationship

between Putin and Trump.

But my hunch of America retreating into a cocoon

is starting to be realized.

The EU will make efforts to be independent of the US.

At this time the US will retreat into protectionism

to strengthen further its potency in both trade and weapons.

There will be better connectivity between Russia and EU.

Eventually, Nato will be re-exanmined for relevance.

The arctic will be more in focus.

Canada will again be ignored by the UN.

But it will keep sending Canadian soldiers in harms’ way

for the UN, to just be slain by friendly fire.

It will be a boon for Canada if it shuns Nafta

and seek beef trade with Russia and oil-trade with Japan.

Canada will further reconsider manufacturing small arms,

artillery, tanks, and gravity-powered drones.

By the time that America comes back to regain its place,

the EU would have established a laissez-faire policy

and the co-prosperity sphere that the Japanese shoguns

attempted to form would have been loosely established

like a cooperative.

Ah, but this is not wistful thinking.

This is just plain thinking.

hilik