Skip to comments.Obama's Sanctions Must Now Target Putin, Say GOP House Members
Posted on 07/22/2014 7:11:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
On Wednesday, the day before the Flight 17 tragedy, the president had expanded sanctions targeting two Russian banks, two energy companies, and defense companies.
"They really have no major impact on Russian businessmen, who can still make contracts with American businesses," Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, told Newsmax. "We need the most severe economic sanctions against Russia that are possible, and we need to work with the European Union to get them to impose severe sanctions. They need to come off their Mercedes-Benzes and start to get off dependence on Russian oil."
Pittenger repeated his call of earlier this year that sanctions against Russia "should be severe enough to create enough turmoil in the Kremlin to convince Putin's colleagues to overthrow him." ....
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also called for sanctions that focus on Putin's assets and for persuading the European Union to take a hard line toward Russia.
"We've got to drag the European Union out of its corner," Kinzinger told Newsmax. "And I like the idea of sanctions that target Putin himself. He's probably one of the richest men in the world, with a lot of hidden assets. So we've got to find those personal assets and freeze them." ....
Kinzinger, a U.S. Air Force veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, also called for reinstating the missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland that was started by President George W. Bush but scrapped by Obama.
"We need to arm Ukraine small arms, heavy arms, and airplanes, along with the technical expertise to train their pilots," he said. "And we need to have a greater sharing of intelligence."
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9pm curfew for Vlad.
The European Union knows from whence its oil flows.
Putin isn’t going anywhere. He has surrounded himself with his cronies in his government, and he still retains his popularity. He still polls well with most of his demographics. All that plus Russia is still, as one analyst called it “europes gas station”.
The US President is more of a threat to America. How about we target him first.
The thugs in Donetsk are holding onto 82+ bodies for bargaining, extorting, and blackmailing purposes.
They are counting on the Dutch to do what the Dutch are famous for — crying and hashtagging and whining for their bodies back in lieu of the terrorists brought to justice.
Let’s see how long this takes.
And this is why countries are trying to end the dollar monopoly.
Without the dollar’s dominance we would not be so influential and the would spin out of control even faster.
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