By Sara Flounders, Workers World
“Food shortages — it’s going to be real,” President Joe Biden said in Brussels March 25. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.” This ominous warning, reported around the world, was delivered at a NATO press conference.
As Biden spoke, workers’ actions in Spain, Greece, Italy, France and Germany confronted soaring prices for fuel and food. From truckers to farmers on tractors, roads were blocked. Fishing people organized on boats. The price of fuel has already become unbearable.
This resistance is just a glimpse of what is to come, as the economic unraveling of Europe, due to U.S. and European Union sanctions, boomerangs back on those countries who acceded to U.S. demands.
‘The price is worth it’
For the ruthless U.S. ruling class, the price in human life is always ‘worth it.’ Recently deceased former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s callous comment, on the deaths of a half-million Iraqi children, reflects this cynical imperialist calculation.