Our most reliable allies in Western Europe are the ones most hurt by the new sanctions passed by congress and supported by the president. Europe depends on pipelines from Russia for their energy. Under the new law, any company doing business with Russia would be penalized. As our guest Patrick Lawrence points out, in 1940 the US cut off oil supplies to Japan. We all know what their reaction was. What’s been a mere drift away from dependence on the US in Europe is turning to a serious angry rift. All for US corporate energy interests. These sanctions, Lawrence says, are actually quite dangerous.