Skip to comments.European Union slaps new, stronger sanctions on Russia
Posted on 07/29/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT by elhombrelibreEdited on 07/29/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were Europeans..
As expected, the sanctions -- to be outlined in detail Wednesday -- will target selected sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, finance and defense. New arms deals, exports of energy and oil-drilling technologies, and sales of items with both civilian and military applications will be forbidden.
"Despite U.S. impatience, European leaders had hesitated to slap tougher sanctions on Moscow for fear of harming their own struggling economies. However, their belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin has not only declined to rein in pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine but egged them on -- even after the crash of Flight 17 -- stiffened EU resolve to increase the pressure.
The situation did not leave EU countries with any other option, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubbs said after EU ambassadors, including Finlands, signed off on the new sanctions Tuesday afternoon at a meeting in Brussels."
All of this crap, thousands dead, cities destroyed, families separated. And all Obama had to say was, “tomorrow Keystone will be fast tracked.”
Russians must be infuriated by the prankster just now...LoL!
I hope so. I hope it is a wake up call. Putin is and has been overplaying his hand.
Putin is deranged, he is probably on the floor chewing the carpet.
If he truly wants to bring back the Soviet Empire, he’s going to have to reopen the Gulag because its going to require that type of terror to get there. As it is, he’s changed from a path of working with the West (like he did briefly during the Bush years) to one of undermining the West, enriching himself and his cronies, and threatening all of his neighbors. The tradeoff between his ambitions and the Russian capacity means scarcity and terror once again, even Putinistas will come to see that in due time.
You’re confusing Hillary with Putin. Oh, you meant REAL carpet.
“New arms deals, exports of energy and oil-drilling technologies, and sales of items with both civilian and military applications will be forbidden.”
Ah, now that France has already made its big arms deal with Putin, sanctions on “new deals” are to banned. Spineless hypocrites.
Obama should be telling U.S. energy importers that no Russian energy supplies (largest non-Opec crude oil supplier to the U.S. after Mexico) can come here. That will (1) make them cheaper elsewhere, which (2) will lower Putin’s revenue from them.
“It didn’t have to be like this.”
Bet Vlad was frothing when he heard that from the prankster.
Chewing carpet? Lolol
I hope they shampooed it,, he had the tigers in there a few days ago.. And his bear.
And I don't think Obama will do anything, really. Putin ambitions threaten people in Russia, near Russia, and far from Russia (even near the US). I don't see Obama's unpatriotic feckless approach and lackadaisicalness about democracy as a benefit for people who want a peaceful world. And Putin's actions have shown he's eager to become the new Soviet man turned Peter (or Putin) the Great. He's a menace and a threat to liberty, property, and security. Capitalists won't miss the scale of Putin's threats.
That sat video is fake apparently.
I'm quoting Shirer:
"....And he explained that Hitler had been in such a maniacal mood over the Czechs the last few days that on more than one occasion he had lost control of himself completely, hurling himself to the floor and chewing the edge of the carpet. Hence the term carpet eater. The evening before, while talking with some of the party hacks at the Dreesen, I had heard the expression applied to the Fuehrer in whispers, of course.376"
Things often rise right before they fall, like gravity. What was true yesterday for some things in economics isn’t going to be true tomorrow.
Robert Kahn, a senior fellow in international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the rise in exports was evidence that Russian companies were stockpiling goods with the expectation that future sanctions would prevent U.S. companies from selling to their country.
Russians were stockpiling as they need these high tech products to enable their own production and were afraid of the upcoming sanctions.