United States political position appears to be weakening

by The Daily Lede


With the imposition of harsher sanctions by the US against the Russian banking and energy sectors and the refusal of its allies to follow suit, it appears America’s clout as a global leader–more specifically the Obama Administration-is waning.

If the opposition from fellow NATO members to march lockstep with Washington was not bad enough, both Mastercard and Visa have now come out refusing to impose sanctions against Russian banks.