A few days ago we mentioned that Russia appears to be using 'maneuver' warfare in Ukraine, which involves positioning troops, moving them quickly to other locations, and using them to 'fix' the opponent's troops while attacking elsewhere.
They're also doing that in the finance world.
Putin knew that Dumb Joe🤡 and his Dumb Advisors would attempt to cut off Russia's money supply.
So--when that happened--Putin 1) made arrangements with India and China to use rubles, in trade for yuan and rupees for various Russian exports, and 2) advised Germany that if they didn't pay in rubles, they would be cut off from about 30% of their natural gas needs (from Russia.) That arrangement nullifies the Dumb Joe🤡 desire to cut Russian banks from the SWIFT international-payments system and there's not a damn thing Dumb Joe can do about it. (Do you think German politicians will ask their people to freeze to make Dumb Joe🤡 look smart?)
Thus, Dumb Joe🤡 and his Dumb Advisors were cut off at the pass. Not only did they fail to starve Russia of cash; they also managed to blow the USD into the status of 'just another fiat currency.'
And--while they were at it--Dumb Joe🤡 and his Dumb Advisors also managed to PO Saudi Arabia by playing footsie with Iran--the Saudis' worst enemy in the Middle East. How PO'd are they? They won't return his phone calls, and will NOT increase petroleum production to make up for the cutback in Russian petroleum.
And Dumb Joe🤡 got 81 million votes.