The “rules-based order” is at it again!
The White House unveiled a proposed legislative package on Thursday that would allow the federal government to sell assets seized from Russian oligarchs over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine and to use the proceeds for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Why it matters: The U.S. has already seized million of dollars in assets from wealthy Russians with close ties to President Vladimir Putin. It and other governments are hoping that financial pressure on those individuals will translate into political pressure on Putin, potentially curtailing his power.
– The proposal comes after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to urge the Biden administration to liquidate the seized assets to help Ukraine.
This is just straightforward, unabashed, naked piracy.
The Biden regime carried out another similar act of piracy last year by seizing an Iranian oil tanker and selling off its over 2 million barrels of oil for $110 million.
Zelensky said last week (perhaps during a coke binge) that he needs $7 billion a month.
The US should be selling the few assets they seized from Kolomoisky and launching an international effort to take back his fraudulently obtained wealth on behalf of the Ukrainian people.
Of course, we know that’s not going to happen — the US won’t even put sanctions on Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich due to his “connections.”
The White House has already seized some $15 billion from US taxpayers in just two months to pay for their proxy war in Ukraine and now they’re planning to seize another $33 billion more!
Our economy is contracting and inflation in spiraling out of control but all our Congress and the White House care about is sending endless billions and weapons shipments into the “blackhole” in Ukraine!