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Russia prepares bill on foreign asset freeze in reply to sanctions Senator
RT ^ | 3-5-2014 | RT

Posted on 03/05/2014 10:19:17 AM PST by tcrlaf

A top Russian lawmaker has revealed he is working on a bill that would freeze the assets of European and American companies operating in Russia in reply to Western economic sanctions.

The chairman of the upper house committee for constitutional law, Andrey Klishas, is sure that Russia must have an enough leverage to deal with the threat of sanctions coming from foreign countries.A team of lawyers are currently preparing a separate federal bill that would allow the Russian president and government to confiscate foreign owned property in Russia, including assets belonging to private companies, the senator told the RIA Novosti news agency.

The bill is in response to the major political crisis in Ukraine and the threat of sanctions against Russia coming from the USA and other countries.

“All sanctions must be mutual,” Klishas stated.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: russiaukraine; sanctions
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To: tcrlaf
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21 posted on 03/05/2014 6:11:38 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: tcrlaf

Another reason to get the Keystone Pipeline signed into reality. Republicans, if they had any guts, brains or balls, could and should make this an immediate priority project, and hammer on it through the upcoming elections.

Also, a good reason to demand that Obama and whoever is the current Secy of the Interior, open up Govt owned lands for energy exploration, immediately.

Restrict the EPA from expanding any of their powers, NOW. Reign in this rogue agency and clean house of the leftsts who run it.

The same for Health and Human Services, too. Sebelius is a lunatic.

Also, speed up any nuclear facility applications.

Revive our space vehicles program, ASAP and get rid of Holden or whoever is the NASA clown that is ruining it.

Prohibit Russian investments in any American company or subsidiary. Freeze all their assets.

Reduce their KGB-loaded diplomatic and business presence in the US (I know it is the FSB or something like that, but KGB has an identifiable meaning to the average citizen).

Release all OLD CLASSIFIED FILES ON SOVIET OPERATIONS IN THE US, ESP. INSIDE OF CONGRESS, SAY FROM 1934 (DICKSTEIN) TO 2000, including the Stanley Levison/Jack O’Dell files re Martin Luther King, Jr., the KGB agents who sandwiched Albert Einstein, and Soviet operatives in the US Congress (Bella Abzug, John Conyers Jr., and others).

Release all documents of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s illegal contacts with the Soviets.

Release all documents relating to Soviet operations and assets involved with Barack Hussein Obama, his father, Frank Marshall Davis (re Soviet agents Harry Bridges and Paul Robeson), and the Canter Family of Chicago. THOSE WOULD BE ENOUGH TO GET OBAMA IMPEACHED AND JAILED FOR TREASON.

[The FBI has those files but the question is whether they have destroyed any of them or not. Given our recent Bureau leadership, I’m worried, real worried about them being safe].

Let the citizens of the US (and the world) see what the Soviets/Russians have been doing to us since the 1930’s. Every history book used in high schools and colleges will have to be revised, and a lot of red professors will have their reputations and careers exposed or destroyed.

There are going to be some very interesting surprises if this is done.

I feel that Whitaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley only exposed some of the Soviet MKVD/KGB operations inside the US government and related organizations. There is some evidence that at least two more Soviet spy rings existed within the atomic bomb program and/or afterwards (according to the late FBI agent Herb Philbrick and others).

Then we plan to do the same for Red Chinese operations and operatives, both Chinese and American, in the US. Might nail a congresswoman in the process. And clean out Red operations in NYC’s Chinatown and S.F.

Also, we should expose Red Chinese infiltration and virtual takeovers of some of the Pacific islands including Fiji and Tonga, among others.

What you don’t know can kill you.

Thank New Zealand researcher Trevor Loudon and his team for bringing some of this to light, esp. the Soviet agents who destroyed New Zealand-ANZAC alliances in the 1980’s.

Welcome to the wonderful world of subversion and economic warfare. Brought to you by the sheer subversion of marxist Obama and his commies against the US.

And remember, 51% of the US electorate voted this traitor in. Now we are reaping his treason, all for some EBT cards and gay marriage rights.

22 posted on 03/05/2014 7:18:17 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary’s “reset” was a thaw in relations, but Obama’s incompetence has caused a Freeze.

23 posted on 03/05/2014 10:13:08 PM PST by Jumper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Perhaps it would as well be a good idea to expose Putin’s financial assets and take him to court.

24 posted on 03/05/2014 10:40:41 PM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: tcrlaf; SunkenCiv; Tailgunner Joe; nuconvert; gandalftb

The Russian export in 2012 was $524,564,991,000.
Top ten breakdown:
Mineral fuels including oil: $375,423,947,000 (71.6% of total exports)
Iron and steel: $22,601,664,000 (4.3%)
Fertilizers: $11,176,846,000 (2.1%)
Inorganic chemicals: $7,835,699,000 (1.5%)
Machinery: $7,609,061,000 (1.5%)
Aluminum: $7,281,329,000 (1.4%)
Wood: $6,731,569,000 (1.3%)
Cereals: $6,246,547,000 (1.2%)
Copper: $5,787,339,000 (1.1%)
Organic chemicals: $4,516,890,000 (0.9%)

This is a typical third world export mix heavily dependent on raw materials.

Compare this to South Korea with a total export of $548.8 billion in 2012 (i.e. larger than Russia)
Top ten breakdown:
Electronic equipment: $119,084,386,000 (21.7% of total exports)
Vehicles: $70,074,094,000 (12.8%)
Machinery: $58,979,883,000 (10.8%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $57,492,603,000 (10.5%)
Ships, boats and other floating structures: $37,828,429,000 (6.9%)
Optical, technical and medical apparatus: $37,611,611,000 (6.9%)
Plastics: $28,381,150,000 (5.2%)
Iron and steel: $25,375,017,000 (4.6%)
Organic chemicals: $23,284,736,000 (4.3%)
Iron or steel products: $12,467,431,000 (2.3%)

The Russians do not know(?) that their export, without the raw materials, is only in the order of $50 billion !

25 posted on 03/05/2014 11:26:03 PM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: tcrlaf
Well.......just like I've already said about china, US companies should not be there...They are screwing us every chance they get.
26 posted on 03/05/2014 11:29:05 PM PST by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: griswold3
Isolation does not work in any situation that I can think of.

The tyrant will just eat you alive. Just like a snake will always bite you.

It's what they do.

But you must do it smartly. And without hesitation.

What Putin did should have a cost attached to it and that's matter what the hand wringers think.

We have on multiple occasions assured these people that we and the EU would have their backs regarding Russia...

So much for US rhetoric.....apparently it's all bull sheet.

27 posted on 03/05/2014 11:36:24 PM PST by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: AdmSmith

Putin is a professional KGB criminal. He knows how to cover up his financial tracks. A dacha here, another there, under someone else’s name. Same for bank accounts, and what banker in Russia is going to testify about his accounts and live more than a week?

No court in Russia is going to try him. No court in Europe is going to try him. No American court has any jurisdiction to try him, and do you think Obama and Holder want to go up against the KGB/FSB?

Would any newspaper print anything really damning about Putin? Their reporters would disappear like drug-dealers during a police raid, some permanently.

Who knows what they have on both of them, plus most of Congress, the whole damned DC government, others in government?

The deck is stacked in the dealer’s favor and Putin is the dealer.

28 posted on 03/05/2014 11:46:05 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: tcrlaf

You got to have a death wish to do business in Russia anyhow. They don’t exactly play by the rules.

29 posted on 03/06/2014 9:14:35 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: silverleaf

China will expect Russia’s support when they invade Taiwan.

30 posted on 03/06/2014 12:52:34 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Wouldn’t it be something if Putin said “I’m not going to be pushed around by a muslim from Kenya. What? Oh, you want proof? Stand by.”

31 posted on 03/06/2014 12:57:36 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 3Fingas

Russian market and ruble down in 5... 4...

32 posted on 03/06/2014 1:20:54 PM PST by Justa
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To: VerySadAmerican

Taiwan is just a small part of the Chinese goal to establish hegemony in the western Pacific. I’m sure Putin and the Chinese will figure out a way to divide the Pacific between them and deal with Japan and the Philippines

33 posted on 03/06/2014 2:54:19 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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yes, the EU bankers wont be shouldering much of the IMF/NATO/western world’s shared expenses if Putin shuts off their natural gas

34 posted on 03/06/2014 2:56:14 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SecondAmendment

manned flights to repair our satellites now depend on Russian transportation

35 posted on 03/06/2014 2:58:17 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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