Ultimately, as mentioned, Griner has become little more than a political pawn in a high-stakes game of chess. The Biden Administration has been highly critical of Vladimir Putin’s Russia and his decision to go to war with Ukraine. The U.S. has subsequently engaged in aiding the Ukrainians and applying stiff, economic sanctions on Russia. The relationship between Russia and the U.S. is at its worst point in over thirty years, which is a bad time to get caught smuggling weed into Moscow.
Of course, Europe is suddenly a magnificent mess with governments falling like duck pins, industry shuttered from lack of fuel, and citizens rising up against insane WEF diktats to drastically reduce livestock and shut down farming — in effect declaring food production an unacceptable environmental hazard. This, of course, after the governments of Euroland cut their own throats by self-sanctioning themselves out of Russian oil and nat gas
Perhaps the non-elites of Europe have realized that they were played for chumps. (They were.) They went along with the “vaccine” mandates only to learn now that their countrymen are dropping dead at suspiciously alarming rates, and maybe it has something to do with those shots they lined up for so obediently. And they can see the vast loss of jobs and income ahead as their industries have to shut down for lack of fuel.
For as long as there have been people, there have been individuals or groups that have attempted to seize territory; to improve the lives and standards of living of their citizenry. There is virtually no morsel of land anywhere across the globe that hasn’t been fought over with spilled blood at some point in history. And as much as leftists would like to ignore this truth, there stands reality, staring them square in the face.
And, sadly, as in farming, the energy bureaucrats have regulators and bureaucrats who don’t know the difference between a barrel of oil and a barrel of buckwheat batter. It is as if Bonnie and Clyde were noted as insightful and thorough bank examiners. B &C didn’t help the banks. They helped themselves to the banks. And they sure as hell didn’t care how many lives were ruptured or lost.