Skip to comments.(NBC News) Russia's 11: Who Are the Officials the U.S. Has Sanctioned?
Posted on 03/17/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf
When President Barack Obama on Monday imposed the most comprehensive set of sanctions against Russia since the Cold War, he designated seven Russian officials as targets for having their bank accounts and property frozen for supporting Crimeas vote to secede from Ukraine.
All are close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but many are unknown to Americans.
The Treasury Department also targeted the personal wealth of four pro-Russian Ukrainians for their roles in the Crimean peninsula breakaway under a March 6 order.
Obama said the sanctions aimed to "increase the cost" to Russia, and he warned that more people could face financial punishment if Moscow continues to interfere in Ukraine although he did offer some hope of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis.
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If you needed any further knowledge that these meaningless sanctions are meant for US Network Consumption, and not much else, here is your proof.
Our foreign prestige may never recover.
“....he designated seven Russian officials as targets for having their bank accounts and property frozen....”
All that these seven have to do is to whip out their wallets and make “contributions” to the right congress critters and government officials and their assets will be un-frozen forthwith (i.e. immediately).
If Obama was really serious about punishing them, he’d sign them up for ObamaCare.
On another thread, someone said these Russians were something to do with the anti gay recruitment laws. Dunno. But I’d buy it.
I hope we eventually get back to the kind of serious, robust foreign policy we had under, let’s say, Jimmy Carter.
Me too. He only lost one country.
Well, it’s a secret list, like Double Secret Probation. Top people are involved. Top... People...
Correct, all were instrumental in passing Russian child protection (from homosexual indoctrination) law.
“Yelena Mizulina, Deputy in State Duma
Mizulina, 59, is a deputy in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament. A conservative and ardent Putin supporter, she is considered his morality crusader, according to an Associated Press profile. She spearheaded efforts to curb gay rights, punish online cursing and tax divorce. She also took a leading role in legislation banning adoptions by Americans.
Mizulina, in a statement, said she has no assets outside Russia.
The decision is puzzling although weve expected sanctions because I dont have any accounts or real estate abroad, nor do my family members live abroad.... Why was particularly I included?
It’s a question that must remain a mystery. Obviously.
Remember the good old days when people used to joke that Obama would get us nuked rather than offend the gays?
It seems so long ago...
“...”The decision is puzzling
They picked her because she doesn’t support the homosexualization of Russian children, which is a U.S. priority now.
Putin would sanction Barrack Hussein Obama, but then again, you cannot sanction a false identity