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Obama administration preparing sanctions vs. Russia
thehill.com ^ | 3/3/14 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 03/03/2014 11:48:47 AM PST by ColdOne

The Obama administration is preparing sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine and is “likely” to impose them, the State Department declared Monday.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that planning for sanctions has gone into overdrive following stepped up Russian interference in the Crimea region, including unconfirmed reports that Russia has given Ukrainian troops in the Crimea until 10 p.m. EST to surrender.

ADVERTISEMENT “At this point we're not just considering sanctions; given the actions Russia has taken it is likely that we will put those in place," Psaki said. "And we are preparing that right now.”

Psaki did not give any details on what sanctions the administration might impose, but Secretary of State John Kerry has said the U.S. could ban visas and freeze the assets of Russian officials.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ukraine
Putin sides must be hurting from him laughing so hard at the administration.
1 posted on 03/03/2014 11:48:47 AM PST by ColdOne
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2 posted on 03/03/2014 11:49:22 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne

We will officially classify Putin as a Poo-Poo head?


3 posted on 03/03/2014 11:51:09 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

Is this satire?


4 posted on 03/03/2014 11:51:09 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ColdOne

Watch out Vlad! He has a phone and a pen!


5 posted on 03/03/2014 11:51:46 AM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: ColdOne
"Putin sides must be hurting from him laughing so hard at the administration."


6 posted on 03/03/2014 11:51:49 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: ColdOne

Putin spotted flying over Kiev earlier today...


7 posted on 03/03/2014 11:53:20 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ColdOne
ADVERTISEMENT “At this point we're not just considering sanctions; given the actions Russia has taken it is likely that we will put those in place," Psaki said. "And we are preparing that right now.”

Just words, Just speeches.................

8 posted on 03/03/2014 11:53:26 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: ColdOne
Obama administration preparing sanctions vs. Russia

He'll get tough with Russia by punishing a friendly nation.

9 posted on 03/03/2014 11:53:57 AM PST by fso301
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To: GeronL

Stop paying 30% of the russian military salary that was started under Clinton?


10 posted on 03/03/2014 11:54:31 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: ColdOne

I Think vlady still laughing LOL!


11 posted on 03/03/2014 11:55:46 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: ColdOne

Putin must be terrified. Next thing you know, Obama will threaten to un-friend him on Facebook...


12 posted on 03/03/2014 11:56:54 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: edcoil

bump


13 posted on 03/03/2014 12:02:33 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe Iran can school Russia on how to get Barry to lift the sanctions.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 12:08:25 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: ColdOne

I think you are all being too critical of Obama. Apparently you haven’t seen Obama striding to the press conference podium yesterday. He had that impressive John Wayne swagger, a little sissified, but still a significant warning to any evil doers out there.
And this morning he was photographed at his desk WITH HIS SLEEVES ROLLED UP. You can bet that these actions by our President will not go unnoticed.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 12:16:43 PM PST by HalTa
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“freezing the assets of Russian officials”

Does anyone think freezing the assets of guys with KGB and Russian Mafia connections is such a good idea?


16 posted on 03/03/2014 12:17:44 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ColdOne
"Into overdrive". Guess that "focus like laser" is now officially old school.

I miss the days of "so I'll know whose ass to kick".

Putin always gets a big laugh when he plays that as ring tone.

17 posted on 03/03/2014 12:19:53 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ColdOne

Interesting that we’re just a couple of weeks short of the 1938 anniversary of Hitler invading Austria and annexing it to Nazi Germany. Much like Putin in the Crimean region of the Ukraine today who claims he is invading to protect ethnic Russians, Hitler claimed he did it to unite German speaking Austria with Germany. At the time, his aggression was met with only weak verbal protests—just like today. And we all know how that turned out. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...


18 posted on 03/03/2014 12:24:25 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: ColdOne

If you like your sanctions, you can keep your sanctions.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 12:30:28 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ColdOne
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20 posted on 03/03/2014 12:33:05 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ColdOne
Oh, no.......not......

SANCTIONS?!?!?!?!?

21 posted on 03/03/2014 12:38:44 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: ColdOne

Oh yeah... that and a sternly worded letter... that will work./s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s!


22 posted on 03/03/2014 12:47:59 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ColdOne
U.S. could ban visas and freeze the assets of Russian officials.

Those assets are already gone.

23 posted on 03/03/2014 12:54:40 PM PST by AU72
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To: ColdOne

Guess I better stock up on Stoli...


24 posted on 03/03/2014 1:07:05 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: rhinohunter

** Guess I better stock up on Stoli...**

I was wondering if he might try to do import bans on things I like..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3113534/posts?page=3


25 posted on 03/03/2014 2:01:17 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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