Retaliatory sanctions would harm Germany and the UK greatly. Several US Companies have significant assets in Russia, too.
Zer0, “Curses, foiled again!”
and then of course, there is China, which is standing by Putin ....
Of course Russia would confiscate all foreign holdings within Russia, duh. The reason that Great Britain has refused to participate is to protect BP. BP runs the British government.
I’m not sure about this. I think it’s highly unlikely.
KGB vs. ACORN.
Wasn’t it Kerry who said a couple of days ago that “climate change” was our greatest threat? Does he now see how utterly STOOOOPID he now looks? Between Obama, Kerry, and Hagel the Facists are playing the Marxists like a violin.
I bet “O” never thought that ‘D’ in Geography was going to matter! (OR the ‘F’ in economics....etc.)
If you have assets in Russia, you might want to get them out now.
Mygosh, Russia's going to profit from US get-tough decisions.
Then there's the matter of Russia's wealthy class. Who benefits if they stop spending their money on US things?
Another chess move by the Russian government. These are not times for Amateurs. I’m saying that the US should not be beating its chest and assume any moral authority for situations overseas. These are times for behind the scenes deliberations. Of course, when your counterpart won’t take your calls as in Hagel, well, the writing is on the wall.
Many believe we should avoid foreign entanglements, including myself. It is very difficult to know who all the players are. But standards should be upheld by a coalition of civilized nations. Wait and see who joins us in not going to the G8 meeting. That will tell you what our standing has become.
Both sides are being unrealistic. If Russia seizes assets how difficult will it be to get foreigners to invest in Russia after this is all over? And, on our side, we really need Russian help to prevent nukes from getting out of the Middle East and being shipped to he US. They have assets we don’t and can’t get.
So, what should we do? Well, the number one thing we can do to earn the world’s respect is replace Obama and the ridiculous changes he’s made in the military. Then, we need an alpha male (or female) president who blusters around pretending to be a lose cannon. Perhaps if he pronounces it nu-cular it will scare them. It certainly scared the Democrats.
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.
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 !
You got to have a death wish to do business in Russia anyhow. They don’t exactly play by the rules.