The “rules-based order” is at it again!
The White House unveiled a proposed legislative package on Thursday that would allow the federal government to sell assets seized from Russian oligarchs over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine and to use the proceeds for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Why it matters: The U.S. has already seized million of dollars in assets from wealthy Russians with close ties to President Vladimir Putin. It and other governments are hoping that financial pressure on those individuals will translate into political pressure on Putin, potentially curtailing his power.
– The proposal comes after the House of Representatives voted overwhelminglyon Wednesday to urge the Biden administration to liquidate the seized assets to help Ukraine.
This is just straightforward, unabashed, naked piracy.
The Biden regime carried out another similar act of piracy last year by seizing an Iranian oil tanker and selling off its over 2 million barrels of oil for $110 million.
Zelensky said last week (perhaps during a coke binge) that he needs $7 billion a month.