Because all of those middlemen and even countries who've become reliant on artificially inflated gas prices to collect high taxes, skim off additional profits and collect bribes are now caught in a tight spot.
Should the Russian system collapse, it could be very dangerous. Who knows how much a rogue organization would be willing to pay for missiles from some desperate military workers there? Anyone remember what led up to the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor? That's right, ruinous economic sanctions enforced against Japan.
More juries need to inform themselves of their ability to both ignore the instructions of the judge AND to determine that the law itself is wrong.
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