Skip to comments.Obama imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, signs order authorizing broader measures
Posted on 03/20/2014 8:36:11 AM PDT by ColdOne
President Obama announced Thursday that he is imposing sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and others over the country's annexation of Crimea, warning that broader economic sanctions could be in store if Russia does not stand down.
The president, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, voiced concern that Russian military positioning could point to "further incursions" into southern and eastern Ukraine. He also issued an executive order giving the U.S. authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy."
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does everyone love us yet?
He’s really serious now....He’s threatening to impose ObamaCare on Russia.
It has zero effect.
Today, the State Duma gave its approval to the Crimean accession. The Federation Council is expected to follow suit tomorrow.
All of this shows a pathological unwillingness on the part of the West to come to terms with reality.
I know, Barry can stop the import of Russian Tula and Bear ammunition for sale on the commercial market. Two birds...
Ukraine? Last week’s news. The world now is focused on the missing plane...
And Obama's NCAA Bracket.
But did the order come from Congress?
An absolute embarrassment. Just shaking my head...
fyi... next week will be estonia
I just gotta think that there is a little old lady somewhere in Poland who is praying for us right now because she remembers when America came to their aid both during WWII and Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” comment.
Oh my. This is going to be ludicrous.
I’d be ashamed except I feel more pity than anything else. That America fell for Barack Obama. Well we do not miss the water till the well runs dry.
Puppy barks at lion the lions tail drops......
I don’t think Putin will want THAT, yet. He wants Russophone (Russian speaking) peoples. So far.
Obama: “I hereby swear that I will tickle their funny bone until they can no longer stand up...”
Russia has no interest in provoking Europe and the crisis will likely recede.
The problem was for us Crimea was not a hill to die on but for Russia it has centuries of resonance for it on all levels.
And Russia was willing to pay the price in terms of Western disapproval and sanctions to acquire it. The Russian elite does not care if they can’t vacation in Florida this summer.
Our influence on Russia is zero and the new additional sanctions don’t bite deep enough to do it real damage.
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