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If Obama thinks that sanctioning seven Russians is a sanction, hes living in a different world
Hot Air ^ | March 17,2014 | ERIKA JOHNSEN

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, he’s living in a different world.” I don’t know about Dr. K’s suggestion that we could get the Europeans to join in on real, robust economic sanctions, given their degree of energy dependence on Russia, but today’s announcement definitely amounts to little more than weaksauce symbolic gesture:

He’s being ridiculed by Russia, especially, because the statement and the policy are ridiculous. He doesn’t 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, he’s 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, they’re going to sanction 11 Russians now, so I’ll have to stop where I am, is really preposterous. Again, if you’re going to do something, do it. Otherwise, say nothing, but this really is a humiliating response by a president who can’t even get the Europeans to join him in effective sanctions, which we could do.

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1 posted on 03/17/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

If he really wanted to punish them, he’d sign them all up for ObamaCare.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

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!!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 7:42:30 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Hojczyk

I wish Putin had banned Zero, Biden, and The Pantsuit Herself, from ever attending the Moscow Ballet, ever again.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 7:47:14 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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The “sanctions” are all window dressing for domestic US consumption. The dim bulbs in the White Hut are ok with Putin taking Crimea.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 7:49:32 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Hojczyk
Obama is a Fascist.

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.

7 posted on 03/17/2014 7:53:17 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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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.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 7:58:06 PM PDT by Texas resident
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As the messiah said in his 2008 campaign.

WORDS! JUST WORDS!


9 posted on 03/17/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT by ncfool (Taking back America 2016.)
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I wish he was living in a different world ... in a galaxy far far away!


10 posted on 03/17/2014 8:16:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Texas resident
barry is looking after his party’s utopian fantasy's interests.

Sorry, couldn't help it. I don't think he cares about the party.

11 posted on 03/17/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Hojczyk

Erika, you underestimate the man. He sanctioned 11 Russians, not a mere 7. Mark Levin said so.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:31:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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13 posted on 03/17/2014 10:26:43 PM PDT by HotHunt
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