By Pamela Williams
‘It’s a perfect storm within a perfect storm,’ said David Beasley, the executive director of The
World Food Program, a United Nations agency. Calling the situation ‘absolutely critical,’ he warned, ‘We will have famines around the world.’
I have never had anything against President Vladimir Putin of Russia; in fact, I have had a respect for his dignified demeanor and many of the decisions he has made. However, presently in the history of our globe and Putin’s place in it, I have no positive thoughts on his leadership.
It is reported Putin is very ill at this time. He has allegedly been told he is losing his eyesight and only has a short time to live. My feelings are Putin has not acted alone in this historic blunder of attacking Ukraine and possibly beginning World War III. If he has been ill, as reported by SOME sources, then possibly he has had to rely on those politicians around him to make decisions on behalf of Russia.
It was reported on the front page of the Washington Post by Shane Harris the ‘newly declassified U.S. Intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports, in what world leaders call a deliberate attack on the global food supply chain that has raised fears of political instability and shortages unless grain and other essential agricultural products are allowed to flow freely from Ukraine.
Harris goes on to say, ‘Russia’s navy now effectively controls all traffic in the northern third of the Black Sea, making it unsafe for commercial shipping, according to a U.S. government document obtained by The Washington Post.’
Harris ends the article saying, ‘But Western powers have few options for ending the Russian blockade.’
QUOTE – In recent days, world leaders have warned that Russia’s blockade poses one of the most dire threats to global stability since the war began. Ukraine is a global food basket. The country is the world’s largest exporter of wheat.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that 20 million tons of wheat are stuck in Ukraine. Russia has deliberately bombed Ukrainian grain warehouses and is ‘hoarding its own food exports as a form of blackmail,’ she said, ‘holding back supplies to increase global prices, or trading wheat in exchange for political support. This is using hunger and grain to wield power.’ – END OF QUOTE
Is Putin ill?
QUOTE – Rumors over his health have gained momentum. In a meeting with his defense minister Sergei Shoigu on April 21, Putin gripped the edge of a table, looking uncomfortable and fidgety. Political analyst and Kremlin critic Valery Solovei has long claimed Putin had cancer, as well as Parkinson’s disease, and that he had emergency surgery in February 2020. New Lines magazine reported tapes of an unnamed oligarch with Kremlin ties saying that the Russian leader was “very ill with blood cancer.” – END OF QUOTE