US sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis are an act of war, RPI Chairman Ron Paul told Channel 4 News in the UK. When you tell a country that they cannot trade, it may not be quite as bad as dropping bombs, but it is still an act of aggression, he said. What would the US do if someone from overseas came and said we cannot import oil, for example?
The American people want no part of a conflict with Russia, just as they wanted no part in a war against Syria last summer, said Dr. Paul. But the US administration is playing games, threatening Russia and putting on sanctions, failing to recognize the large amount of trade between the US and Russia and the unnecessary economic harm that is done with sanctions. Watch the video: