Skip to comments.If Obama thinks that sanctioning seven Russians is a sanction, he’s living in a different world
Posted on 03/17/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin Follow Comrade @BarackObama, what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?)http://bit.ly/1ebMXDM 10:26 AM - 17 Mar 2014
As Krauthammer puts it, if he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians, out of a population of, what, 150 million, is a sanction, hes living in a different world. I dont know about Dr. Ks suggestion that we could get the Europeans to join in on real, robust economic sanctions, given their degree of energy dependence on Russia, but todays announcement definitely amounts to little more than weaksauce symbolic gesture:
Hes being ridiculed by Russia, especially, because the statement and the policy are ridiculous. He doesnt have a lot of cards, but he has some cards, and if he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians, out of a population of, what, 150 million, is a sanction, hes living in a different world. The one thing that we could do is to respond to the Ukrainian request, when the president was here last week, they asked the Pentagon for weapons, and we said no, because somehow, to arm the victim of aggression is a provocation.
This response of, you know, we are not going to calibrate, as if Putin is, theyre going to sanction 11 Russians now, so Ill have to stop where I am, is really preposterous. Again, if youre going to do something, do it. Otherwise, say nothing, but this really is a humiliating response by a president who cant even get the Europeans to join him in effective sanctions, which we could do.
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If he really wanted to punish them, he’d sign them all up for ObamaCare.
The Author must be a racist...
Doesn’t the author realize that this a holy decree from THE GOD-KING himself, using his Holy Pen, and Holy Phone?????
Why, the mainstream media is all atwitter with how this will show those queer-hating Russian bigots the strength of The Messiah’s resolve!!
Russia’s interests are strategic not economic. Russia is reasserting itself as a great power with the capability to promote and defend its interests in the post-Soviet space. And sanctioning seven Kremlin officials is like trying to hit the Bear with a toothpick. They’re dying of laughter in Moscow because it reveals America has no real power to defend its friends and to punish its enemies.
Russia has it and will continue to bulldoze ahead and show Europe just how little America can do to keep them safe. Which is precisely the point. After Russia digests Crimea as an appetizer, eastern Ukraine may be the main course.
I wish Putin had banned Zero, Biden, and The Pantsuit Herself, from ever attending the Moscow Ballet, ever again.
The “sanctions” are all window dressing for domestic US consumption. The dim bulbs in the White Hut are ok with Putin taking Crimea.
Fascists think in terms of Crony Capitalism.
Crony Capitalism equates the economics of those in power with the economics of the entire State.
Of course Obama thinks putting economic sanctions on individuals is the same as putting sanctions on the State.
He's not even bright enough to realize that outside of Chicago the skim doesn't always come off of the top. Sometimes a bit is taken out here and there downstream where the Cronies aren't so obviously involved as they are in Chicago and other Fascist Duchies.
Putin is playing chess.
barry is playing some sort of “my little pony”.
Putin is KGB
barry is acorn
Putin earned his way up the chain of command
barry was placed at the front of the line
Putin is looking after his country’s interests
barry is looking after his party’s interests.
As the messiah said in his 2008 campaign.
WORDS! JUST WORDS!
I wish he was living in a different world ... in a galaxy far far away!
Sorry, couldn't help it. I don't think he cares about the party.
Erika, you underestimate the man. He sanctioned 11 Russians, not a mere 7. Mark Levin said so.