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U.S. Announces More Sanctions Against Russia
NY TIMES ^ | 4/28/14

Posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

...The Obama administration ordered travel bans and asset freezes for seven Russian officials, including two said to be in Mr. Putin’s inner circle, and froze assets for 17 companies. Thirteen Russian companies will also face additional restrictions as the government will cut off the export or re-export of American-made products to them.

Additionally, the State and Commerce Departments announced a new policy to deny export license applications for high-technology items....

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: carteresque; obamafail; weak
Ooh. It'll really be tough for new Russian companies to form overnight and avoid those sanctions....Or for those individuals to do business through another name....

Meanwhile, gas and food prices are soaring on America's Martin streets.....but Obama keeps the fundraising and party schedule.

This administration is a JOKE. AND so is the "journalism industry" covering it.

1 posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure cronies on this side of the globe will manage to dodge the sanctions as well.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So the companies that export to Russia...they'll be hurt...not Russia.

Russia will get stuff from somewhere else.

And the Russian people will not be happy with us.,

And so much for contract law.

3 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoFloFreeper

President Opie Gets Tough !!!


4 posted on 04/28/2014 6:42:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think the next step is to have Joe Biden go to Moscow and personally slap Putin’s hand. That should do it!


5 posted on 04/28/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6 posted on 04/28/2014 6:43:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why do I envision simple third-party structures in a third country overcoming these sanctions with simple intermediary functions?


7 posted on 04/28/2014 6:43:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh..ouch! Obozo carries a big stick, right? Never mind that those affected could see this do-nothing response coming and Obozo closed accounts with a total balance of $47.33. I wouldn’t be surprised if he called his “Tell Putin I’ll have better negotiating powers after I’m reelected” buddy and told him what he was about to do. Obozo could care less about this country.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 6:44:50 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

#Take That You Brute!


9 posted on 04/28/2014 6:45:39 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SoFloFreeper

These sanctions have no teeth. In order for sanctions to be effective The EU would have to stop importing Russian oil, gas and raw materials and stop sending hard currency in return. Germany will never agree. This would hurt the EU economically and Germany would be besieged by the usual supplicants. Nor would Germany every send troops into the Ukraine to fight or confront Russians. Obama is reduced to posturing and whining. The West can no more stop Russia from incorporating eastern Ukraine than they were able to stop China from seizing Tibet or Turkey from taking a large part of Cyprus.It would seem foreign affairs and realpolitik require more expertise than can be found in graduate student lounges.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:48:33 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SoFloFreeper

Roosevelt tried that on the Japanese too. Result Pearl Harbor.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:51:39 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Red Badger

Folding like a broken umbrella....

Hardly seems like the effort for Putin to continue the chess game. The Current Occupant has already sent the message that he shall forfeit, but not before he is through talking trash.

Perhaps The Won would rather believe that Putin will be so doubled up with laughter that there might not be any follow-through.

This is the Baltimore Ravens playing against some rural high school JV football team. Putin is SO much better at playing the tough guy than the vastly overmatched Barack Hussein Obama imposter in the White Hut.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:54:34 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Don Corleone
Roosevelt tried that on the Japanese too. Result Pearl Harbor.

Roosevelt the Socialist Commie symp, tried that on the Japanese too. Result Pearl Harbor.

13 posted on 04/28/2014 6:57:08 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
On Monday, the US imposed sanctions on seven Russian officials - including travel bans and a freeze on assets - and 17 companies linked to President Vladimir Putin. Shortly after, EU leaders meeting in Brussels added the names of 15 Russians to the European Union's sanctions list.

"The goal here is not to go after Mr. Putin personally," US President Barack Obama had told reporters earlier Monday in the Philippines, where he was wrapping up a tour of Asia. "The goal is to change his calculus with respect to how the current actions ... could have an adverse impact on the Russian economy over the long haul and to encourage him to walk the walk, and not just talk the talk."

14 posted on 04/28/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Slap his pee-pee...


15 posted on 04/28/2014 7:10:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Iron Munro

We’ll know Obama’s really serious when he threatens to enroll Putin in ObamaCare.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AU72
#Take That You Brute!


17 posted on 04/28/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

“It’ll really be tough for new Russian companies to form overnight and avoid those sanctions.”
Soros is probably ready before the Kenyan American even told him what he was going to do.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 7:20:06 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: Don Corleone

Actually, FDR cutoff Japan’s oil and raw materials. Japan attacked pearl to go after the Dutch East Indies oil fields. Yamamoto new he had a 6 month window b4 he had to deal w the US Navy.


19 posted on 04/28/2014 7:21:24 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Berlin_Freeper

IIRC, you are not allowed to go after Heads of State.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 7:23:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Navy Patriot; Don Corleone

FDR’s grandpa, from the NY Times...

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/28/opinion/the-opium-war-s-secret-history.html

Socialist Commie old money “eastern establishment” wall street elitest

oh... “man of the people”.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 7:24:03 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: SoFloFreeper
BREAKING: Putin's response.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 7:30:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; BilLies; Berlin_Freeper; allendale
There are intermediaries that will facilitate trade in literally anything. They stay well-connected with national governments, major corporations and financial houses.

To get an idea of the capabilities, read up on guys like Marc Rich, Adnan Khashoggi, etc.
23 posted on 04/28/2014 7:30:54 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama says that if Russia doesn’t straighten up he’ll quit buying their caviar.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:54 AM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“U.S. Announces More Sanctions Against Russia”

Whoopee! Obama really has Putin $%I^^ing his pants now! That Bam is some tough guy!


25 posted on 04/28/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hear Obongo is going to have Putin’s Caesar’s Palace VIP card VOIDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 04/28/2014 7:50:53 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: SoFloFreeper
The last thing this "Blame America First" president will do is use American might to defeat communist imperialism & spread freedom and liberty.

World leaders are not impressed with the weak community organizer sanctions.

Obama is seen as nothing but a scrawny ankle-biter, nuisance.

27 posted on 04/28/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator
We’ll know Obama’s really serious when he threatens to enroll Putin in ObamaCare.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wow, what a leader.

(</s>. Really necessary?)


29 posted on 04/28/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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