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Putin's war is going to increase global hunger/food shortages/prices

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Ukraine IIRC is the world's third biggest producer of grain; Ukraine and Russia together export 1/3 of the grain exported in the world. This is a paradox. On the one side we have the unacceptable attack by Putin on a country, on democracy, on civilians. On the other we have massive economic impacts by trying to isolate Russia (and that should include China). 40% of European oil, all the grain for the world's poor I mentioned, countless more things, and imagine if China were added. This is how so much criminality is allowed - the cost to stop it is high. This is an unusual case, so far, the world is willing to pay that cost. Usually, even if you had some countries willing to sanction, others would not making the sanctions have little impact. But if we let Putin get away with this, not only will that be terribly wrong, it will greatly encourage a lot more people to do wrongs. We need to make an example of Putin, without leading to nuclear war.
 
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Ukraine IIRC is the world's third biggest producer of grain; Ukraine and Russia together export 1/3 of the grain exported in the world. This is a paradox. On the one side we have the unacceptable attack by Putin on a country, on democracy, on civilians. On the other we have massive economic impacts by trying to isolate Russia (and that should include China). 40% of European oil, all the grain for the world's poor I mentioned, countless more things, and imagine if China were added. This is how so much criminality is allowed - the cost to stop it is high. This is an unusual case, so far, the world is willing to pay that cost. Usually, even if you had some countries willing to sanction, others would not making the sanctions have little impact. But if we let Putin get away with this, not only will that be terribly wrong, it will greatly encourage a lot more people to do wrongs. We need to make an example of Putin, without leading to nuclear war.

I do not have a solution to this problem. Putin is evil. After saying that have to wonder who will kill more people. Putin with his bullets and bombs or Western leaders with their sanctions. How many millions of citizens in third world nations will die of starvation, unemployment etc. as wheat and fuel prices skyrocket?

Easy for Americans to be tough while other, poorer nationals suffer.

Again no easy answer to this problem.
 

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I do not have a solution to this problem. Putin is evil. After saying that have to wonder who will kill more people. Putin with his bullets and bombs or Western leaders with their sanctions. How many millions of citizens in third world nations will die of starvation, unemployment etc. as wheat and fuel prices skyrocket?

Easy for Americans to be tough while other, poorer nationals suffer.

Again no easy answer to this problem.

Blame it on the ugly Americans...... while many other countries are sanctioning Russia.

There ya go :ROFLMAO:
 

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Blame it on the ugly Americans...... while many other countries are sanctioning Russia.

There ya go :ROFLMAO:

Please read more carefully. I used the term 'western leaders" not Americans. Sad!!
 

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Please read more carefully. I used the term 'western leaders" not Americans. Sad!!
Easy for Americans to be tough while other, poorer nationals suffer.

An exercise in singular possessives or mixed meanings maybe?
 
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