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Obama announces (most comprehensive since end of the Cold War) sanctions on Russian officials
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/17/14 | Nedra Pickler - ap

Posted on 03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. The sanctions are the most comprehensive since the end of the Cold War.

Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: announces; coldwar; comprehensive; crimea; eo; executiveorder; momjeans; nocongressapproval; obama; russian; sanctions; ukraine
Wow. He's really a stickler for 'costs' of late.

It seems to be his new favorite 'bite'.

Unfortunately, Putin is into 'bite me' these days.

It's his latest schtick from the old trick bag..

as in, schtick it to the West..

1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Only cronies will get to do business with Russia.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 9:27:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama said he was moving to "increase the cost" to Russia

Now they have Medicade and ObamaCare.

3 posted on 03/17/2014 9:27:52 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is Europe going to boycott Russian tourists, who spend millions of Euros in their countries each year?


4 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:03 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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You don't have a Reset button in your pocket, do you?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting at Winfield House, the home of the U.S. ambassador in London March 14, 2014. The United States and Russia will find it formidably difficult to make progress on Ukraine at talks in London today, British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Friday. (REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/pool)

5 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blah, blah, blah.........


6 posted on 03/17/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT by FAA
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To: NormsRevenge

So, just how many “US assets” do these seven Russians possess?


7 posted on 03/17/2014 9:30:40 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Make sure the Russian washes his hands before leaving...


8 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: NormsRevenge
translation: He, the idiot and Kerry (sorry, i repeat myself),
have both written 3 strongly letters w/one signed by both.

9 posted on 03/17/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: NormsRevenge

John Kerry talking to Russia is like
‘sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife’

10 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What good are “sanctions” going to do, if they aren’t going to be enforced, as recent history of the Current Regime has shown us? Consider the situation with Iran, and their nuclear enrichment program.

The value of sanctions is of minimal impact anyway. As evidence, consider the effect sanctions have had against Cuba.

Fidel and Raul will BOTH die of old age before any positive effect for the US will be apparent.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 9:38:20 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m 100% SURE the Late-Night Comics and the Daily Show will be all over this tonight, mocking Obama furiously, Right??

OH WAIT...
They all want to keep those jobs, and not be branded as a racist.

And you wonder WHY the Russians are mocking us?


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:42:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Rooskies are still laughing.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The Rooskies are still laughing.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

“Oh, tough guy, eh?”


15 posted on 03/17/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: OrioleFan

Holy crap, mac daddy really, reallyl believes is own bullish** while the rest of the world, and most Americans with an IQ above 2, are ROTFLTAO.

I do believe he has used up 100,000 red pens drawing meaningless red lines.

Mac daddy is a total and utter embarrassment as POTUS and has NO creditability anywhere in the world - NONE.

The only things that is important to mac daddy is mac daddy and screwIng America and Americans.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:48:05 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: NormsRevenge
President Pantywaist Gets Tough With The Rusian Bear


17 posted on 03/17/2014 9:48:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: dfwgator
I remember Obama and his loser's claiming that GW Bush had no coalition in Iraq . In fact he had over 40 counties.

I don't see anyone on board with Obama and Russia invaded a Country.

Boy the World really likes him.

18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: NormsRevenge

Yada Yada Yada yawn..............


19 posted on 03/17/2014 9:50:35 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: John W

According to Twitter. Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogizn said he doesn’t have any assets abroad. He then asked if Obama hadn’t thought of that.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NormsRevenge


21 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: OrioleFan

I saw a comment by somebody (either here or on Hot Air) that said if Obama wants to really get nasty with Putin, just sign him up for Obamacare. That would certainly do more ‘damage’ than this nothingburger stuff he announced today ... his statement was just plain limp.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:15 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Never bring a banker to a gunfight.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 10:16:12 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: NormsRevenge

So now we really have a cold war but as Putin said, ‘the cold war never ended’. We just didn’t know that.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: Vinylly
So now we really have a cold war but as Putin said, ‘the cold war never ended’.

No thanks to us and our misadventures in the Balkans.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:22:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: John W

...and why does Obama believe that unilateral confiscation of anyone’s property is an adequate substitute for foreign policy?


26 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:15 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: NormsRevenge

WOW so this is how Obama reacts when an election doesn’t go his way, I can imagine what happens in November if the GOP takes control of the Senate, will be issues sanctions against America


27 posted on 03/17/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Vinylly

When photos of old rusted Russian subs at docks were posted and mocked for being rusted, someone of a smart mind asked: “OK, but where are all the NEW subs at?”


28 posted on 03/17/2014 10:37:07 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: cripplecreek

I suspect George Soros has a stake in this. obama was quiet until Soros spoke up. Putin should look what Soros owns and interfere with his holdings.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:48 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Qiviut

Yeah. I think Obama also offered to give Kerry a vacation and send Hillary back over with the “reset” button.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 4:43:44 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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