Where is the justice in what just happened to the most prominent sportswoman in the world, five-time grand slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova?
For health reasons she has been given mildronate by her doctor for ten years.
Mildronate is used to treat diabetes, low magnesium, and poor blood flow.
On January 1 of this year meldonium, another name for mildronate, was added to the prohibited drug list.
Not being a pharmacist, Sharapova did not know the newly added drug was the same as her medical prescription and a few days after her medical prescription of a decade was declared a prohibited drug, she failed the drug test for the January Australian Open.
It takes more than a few days between the January 1 announcement of meldonium’s prohibition and the January Australian Open for drugs to clear the body. There was nothing Sharapova could have done even if she had known!
So what was the response of the authorities?
Right, the International Tennis Federation has suspended her, and Nike, Tag Heuer, and Porsche have suspended their contracts with her.
Isn’t this amazing.
We have war criminals, torturers, and former bank executives guilty of massive frauds running Western economic and foreign policy free of any accountability for their offenses, but a tennis star’s prescription medicine runs afoul of a newly introduced drug policy, and she is suspended!
Is this because she is Russian?
Is this part of demonizing Russia and presenting the country in a bad light?
Or is it just the senseless mindlessness of the Western world in which only the innocent are punished?
We have to ask ourselves how it can be that the world’s worse criminals—people responsible for the death and displacement of millions of peoples—occupy high office while a tennis star is disciplined because her medical prescription, legal for a decade, suddenly runs afoul of a new probibited drug regulation.
What kind of a world does the West run?
We all know the answer.
Western governments, a collection of criminals, run the world for the One Percent.
Go well ..Nuffzed
Part of an article written by Paul Craig Roberts .. RESPECT!