Skip to comments.Russia reels, denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, unfriendly
Posted on 08/09/2018 5:45:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday after news of the measures sent the rouble tumbling to two-year lows and sparked a wider asset sell-off over fears that Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending curbs by the West.
Moscow has been trying with mixed success to improve battered U.S.-Russia ties since Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, and Russias political elite was quick to chalk up a summit last month between Trump and Vladimir Putin as a victory.
But initial triumphalism swiftly turned sour as anger over what some U.S. lawmakers saw as an over deferential performance by Trump and his failure to confront Putin over Moscows alleged meddling in U.S. politics galvanized a new sanctions push.
Having bet heavily on improving ties with Washington via Trump, Moscow now finds that Trump is under mounting pressure from U.S. lawmakers to show he is tough on Russia ahead of mid-term elections.
In the latest broadside, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions by the months end after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Britain, something Moscow denies.
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Boy, I bet Moscow really regrets meddling in our election and putting Trump in the White House!!!
Well, that's a great reason to aggravate the other super power in the world. Need to look tough.
If Russia wants someone dead....they're really, really dead.
“...sent the rouble tumbling to two-year lows and sparked a wider asset sell-off over fears...”
Right you are, Clear Case Guy!
Maybe even Russia feared the Clintons’ corruption? How selfless of Putin [citizen of the world].
I bet they’re REALLY happy that they meddled to elect Trump.
The KGB is/was notorious for assassinations. Even radioaction poisoning — showing off like mobsters.
Yeah. It's like the obvious, sloppy chemical attacks in Syria being Assad's work. A rule of problem solving is if something doesn't make sense, it's probably not true.
Unfortunately, President Trump maybe isn't looking into historical perspective and questioning what those Deep State manipulators, who are in his administration and whom he believes, are feeding him.
At what point are sanctions Acts of War?
How successful are they at botched assassinations?
The US doesn’t give a sh** about the Russian people. And this is Congress at work.
Shouldn’t it be the Brits who express the strongest displeasure at this event? Just asking...
I don’t know if Bill Clinton’s assassins were KGB trained, but Russel Welch was attacked with military grade anthrax and survived. Not even Slick Willey’s highly skilled assassins were perfect — in my opinion there were so many strange deaths swirling around the Clintons that not all of them were coincidental. And the CIA’s assassination attempts of Castro were a string of countless failures. Embarassing, really.
Shouldnt it be the Brits who express the strongest displeasure at this event?
Frankly, I think the Brits have a lot to explain. I don’t consider them our” closest allies.”
Many British people are our closest allies, but they have their own swamp. Truth behind the tacit reasoning is that Putin had been trying to take over Europe. Now Trump is trying to undermine Putin’s power.
Problem with the Brits is they still think they are superior to their “cousins.” Even throughout the 2nd WW they mocked our troops as being “inferior.” Today they are constantly trying to shove their socialism down our throats and I’ve had enough of their preaching to us and trying to embarrass our country and our president. Yes, there are some good faithful Brits, but you’ll find far more thankfulness for our help among the French people. History shows the French have always been our closest allies.
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