Skip to comments.So-Called 'Russian agent' Trump slaps more sanctions on Russia
Posted on 08/09/2018 10:03:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a move designed to throw the Mueller collusion investigation off balance, Russia's top secret agent in the United States, Donald Trump, has slapped severe sanctions on Moscow for its role in the poisoning of a former intelligence officer and his daughter.
I know: it's absurd. But how else do you explain Trump's actions to sanction Russia if he's supposed to be under Putin's control?
Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were hospitalized and treated for a nerve-agent attack in March. Yulia Skripal was discharged from the hospital in April, and her father was discharged in May.
The State Department notified Congress on Wednesday of the first of two potential tranches of sanctions required under the 1991 law. Unless Russia takes certain steps, a second set of penalties – more stringent than this first round – must follow, according to the law.
The first set of sanctions targets certain items the US exports to Russia that could have military uses – so-called dual use technologies. These are sensitive goods that normally would go through a case-by-case review before they are exported. With these sanctions, the exports will be presumptively denied.
A senior State Department official said there would be carve-outs however.
The US would then require Russia to assure over the next 90 days that it is no longer using chemical or biological weapons and will not do so in the future. Additionally, the criteria in the law call for Russia to allow on-site inspectors to ensure compliance.
The official said that if Russia did not meet the demands, the US "will have to consider whether to impose a second tranche of sanctions as specified by the statute."
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The media are beyond stupid
We need to see the evidence justifying the sanctions. “The intelligence community thinks they are needed” is not evidence. Without evidence, it’s just Trump being pressured by the Democrats into arguing, “This shows that we really are tough on the Russians.”
This ‘Russia poisoned the Skripals’ story is as bogus as the ‘Trump colluded’ one. The Brit contingent of the deep state is behind both. This demonization of Russia to feed the military industrial complex is getting dangerously out of hand. I’m sorry to see Trump going with it.
The spin by the Putin pecker puffers is out of control. I’ll stand with Trump.
I am sick to death of the Russia crap. Not sure what advisors he is listening to, but it is going to end up to his detriment. Not a win..epic fail.
Sanctions on Syria. Has he noticed Japan has offered to rebuild schools in Syria? I wish he would read the handwriting on the wall. It is in pretty large letters.
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