Boggart Abroad his not commented beyond merely noting events in reltion to the Canadian Freedom convoy and the brutal and authoritarian measures taken by Canada's liberal - fascist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suppress the protest and crush opposition to his totalitarian government. These measures have included enacting new laws by Prime Ministerial decree to by-pass the usual scrutiny by elected representatives of the people that is expected in a parliamentary democracy. After several weeks of citizens shocked and repulsed by Trudeau's heavy handed authoritarianism in response to the COVID pandemic exercising their legal right to express their opposition to government policy through non-violent civil disobedience, the gathering outside the Canadian parliament in Ottawa of truckers and other Canadian citizens struggling to uphold their right to not be subjected to forced “vaccination,” Justin Trudeau unleashed his Canadian version of Hitleer's SS. Thousands of militarized riot police (and other unidentified heavily-armed special ops squads) surged into the area, surrounded the protesters,and started breaking into trucks, arresting the occupants and beating them with batons and rifle butts. Yes, woke liberal - fascists like Trudeau, for all their hypocritical bullshit about inclusivity, diversity and multiculturalism, do not tolerate opposition to their authority once their haver power. In a particularly ugly incident, the Trudeau's Stormtroopers deliberately spurred their horses into a crowd of protesters, trampling among others an elderly lady with a walking frame. She had been talking to police officers on foot, reportedly saying something along the lines of “you break my heart … this is about peace, and love, and happiness.” Then the monted squad knocked her down and drove their mounts over her. It could only have been deliberate because horses will instinctively avoid threading on an unstable surface such as a moving body. Despite an abundance of video evidence clearly depicting exactly what happened, the Neo - Nazi Ottawa city authority tried to spin it away as an unfortunate accident: Here’s an overhead photo of the incident … Marie Oakes) points to the lady’s walker, or an alleged “horse-assaulting bicycle.” Presumably, in the eyes of Trudeau supporters of Ottowa police authority, the face of the gentlemen above her also caused the horse “to trip,” or was in the process of causing the horse “to trip,” at the moment that this photo was taken. After that particular show of callous brutality things only became worse. The “show of force” aimed at imposing the will of 'woke - liberal- fascist' dictator Trudeau on the people was just getting started. After all, this was not a “mostly peaceful” outbreak of legal dissent, including looting, mugging and arson similar to that witnessed in the USA following the death of career criminal, drug pusher,violent thug and otherwise model citizen George Floyd. The Freedom Convoy was a wholly unacceptable challenge to the rule of law involving was non-violent civil disobedience, children’s bouncy castles, makeshift saunas, horn honking, music and dancing, illegal barbecuing, and other forms of “terrorist” activity, which had to be crushed with an iron fist... MORE POSTS:
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Russia-Ukraine crisis will put more pressure on the global food supply chain, driving up prices around the world
The escalation of what was a civil conflict Russias separatist rebels and the government in Ukraine, into what could become a worldwide conflict involving the USA, NATO and the European Union threatens to put even more strain on the global food supply,
driving up prices of essential staples wheat, corn and sunflower oil. The UK has already
sanctioned five Russian banks. The United States and the European Union
are also getting involved with their own list of sanctions. Worse, the USA and UK, having emboldened the Ukrainian government to embark on a programme of ethnic cleansing that has been top of their wish list since 1914 when the separatist regions of Lubansk and Donetz, which both have a majority of ethnic Russians in their population, unilaterally declared independence.
Due to the idiocies of being "led by science" throughout the pandemic, coupled with a global energy crisis resulting from loonytoons green energy policies, the world is now facing an energy crisis and a batch of food shortages due to chaos in distribution systems. As conflict in The Black Sea region escalates, the global food supply also now hangs in the balance.
Russia and Ukraine produce for nearly 80 percent of all sunflower oil exported around the world. Approximately 29 percent of the global wheat exports and 19 percent of the corn (maize) supply comes from the plains of Russia and Ukraine too. Wheat, corn and sunflower oil are common components of many everyday food products that populations depend upon throughout the world. Many smaller Middle Eastern nations rely on Russian and Ukrainian wheat for stability in their food supply. If Black Sea ports on Ukranian and Russian coastlines are cut off due to armed conflict, essential shipments of grain will not be able to leave their nations of origin.
Thus if the conflict escalates, as may well happen with the governments of USA and UK still indulging in sabre rattling and ofering pledges of military support to theauthoritarian government in Kiev, food prices which are already spiralling out of control driving many low income families into poverty, are certain to increase further. After Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s R evenepublics and dispatched troops into those regions yesterday, U.S. wheat futures jumped 9.72 percent and corn futures spiked 9.34 percent from their recent low levels.
The regions that will be worst hit by food shortages, rationing, military conflict and port closures would include North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These regions depend heavily on Russian and Ukrainian grain exports.
Russian wheat exports are mostly sent to Africa and the Middle East; approximately 70 percent of Russian wheat was sent to these regions in 2021.
Historically Ukraine was known as 'the breadbasket of Europe' for their wheat supply. Now, with population changes, much of the middle east looks to Ukraine for grain supplies. Lebanon receives half of its wheat supply from Ukraine. Libya imports 43 percent of their wheat from the same source. Other countries that will be impacted include Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Egypt. These countries receive anywhere from 14-28 percent of their wheat supply from Ukraine, which would make a significant enough shortfall to trigger a humanitarian crisis in those regions..
Even though Ukraine hopes to export 56 million tons of grain in 2022, many of their ports and shipping routes will inevitably be disrupted should the crisis develop into a shooting war.. Most of grain exports are transported from the Black Sea which can only access The editerranean and the world's oceans via the narrow strait known as The Bosphorus. If military conflict continues in the region, a naval blockade of this shipping routes may cause The Black Sea ports be cut off for an unknown amount of time.
The threat of war in the region is already causing disruption of food supplies. Buyers in international markets are already competing to buy from different suppliers, forcing up prices. A buyer from Singapore told Reuters:“Ships are avoiding entering the Black Sea because of the war risk, Supply disruptions are already taking place.”