“There is really no true solution to the problem of global food security without bringing back the agriculture production of Ukraine and the food and fertilizer production of Russia and Belarus into world markets despite the war,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres clearly stated in a recent interview.
Truth be told, he is merely stating the obvious as the conflict and ensuing sanctions imposed on Russia have boosted inflation, depressed wage growth, and led to rising food and fuel prices in the United States.
However, the Biden Administration seemingly cares nothing about what the “little people” are facing as they struggle to get to and from work and put food on the table.
On the contrary, the President has surrounded himself with warmongers who are eager to prolong this war as long as possible no matter what it costs the United States and its people.
The President’s acolytes haven’t bothered hiding their intentions from the public; rather, they are open about their desire for a long war in the region in the hopes of “paying back Russia” for supposedly helping former President Donald Trump win the Presidential election in 2016.
General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the war could be “measured in years”.
Hawkish National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said the war could go on for months, while Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is now proclaiming that the war is about “core principles” and is “bigger than Ukraine.”
The comments are on par with President Biden’s previous statement indicating that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to be removed from power.
What’s more, members of the Biden Administration have made it a point to leak the fact that it has offered far more practical assistance to Ukraine than previously acknowledged, including providing real-time intelligence that has enabled Ukraine to kill Russian generals.
While the wisdom of providing such aid in the first place is questionable, the only conceivable reason one would brag about it in public would be to inflame tensions in the hope that the conflict escalates.
Ukraine may be on the other side of the world but the consequences of a long-term war in the region will continue to impact the everyday lives of hundreds of millions of Americans.
The risk of stagflation will rise exponentially; in fact, experts are already predicting the war will suppress real GDP growth and that inflation will remain at current levels of almost 8% year-on-year growth.
The cost of fertilizer has risen exponentially since the conflict started, which means that U.S. farmers would find it hard to fertilized all their land, leading to less crop planting, a smaller-than-usual harvest, and rising food prices due to shortages of certain food items.
The Biden Administration doesn’t seem to have much affinity for rural people who lean conservative; however, even Democrats and far-left liberals have to eat, and a small harvest coupled with the fact that exports from the breadbasket nations of Russia and Ukraine aren’t helping to make up for the shortfall could lead to scarcities that could directly impact Americans of all political affiliations.
President Biden and his underlings enjoy printing their way of out of disasters, as was seen by its passage of the American “Rescue” Package that kick started inflation in early 2021.
However, not even the most powerful nation on earth can print food.
An administration that truly cared about the needs of its people would put arrogance aside and look for ways to resolve a conflict that is currently hurting poor Americans who have already struggled with COVID-19, lockdowns, and rising inflation the last two years.
Unfortunately, the current president is experiencing noticeable mental decline and his cabinet members are all too eager to see what would happen if the United States started a real shooting war with Russia.
While only time will tell what will happen, what can be said for certain is that there is no way the United States can prolong or escalate a conflict with Russia and not feel the consequences.