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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    The word "sanction" sounds more terrible than that.
    Yeah DDD.....it sure does. Use to mean something. Course now with Obama talking about them the term means even less. Hence the weakness that Putin perceived in Obama all along.

    Remember how Obama was making fun of Putin. The Kid at the back of the class and all.

    Now who looks like the ADHD kid that doesn't know whats going on. There is no getting round that Putin has helped to make Obama look weak.....and to show that Obama never had what it takes to be out playing with the Big Boys. Ever!!!!!

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine in the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War.

    The Treasury Department also is imposing sanctions on four Ukrainians — including former President Viktor Yanukovych, a former top Ukrainian presidential adviser and two Crimea-based separatist leaders — under existing authority under a previous Obama order. Senior administration officials also said they are working to identify what they called "Russian government cronies" to target the assets of those supporting the Crimea unrest, including individuals working in the arms industry.

    Obama was to make a statement Monday from the White House.

    The administration officials said Putin wasn't sanctioned despite his support of the Crimean referendum because the U.S. doesn't usually begin with heads of state. But the officials, speaking to reporters on a conference call on the condition they not be quoted by name, say those sanctioned are very close to Putin and that the sanctions are "designed to hit close to home."

    The U.S. announcement came shortly after the European Union announced travel bans and asset freezes on 21 people they have linked to the unrest in Crimea. Obama administration officials say there is some overlap between the U.S. and European list, which wasn't immediately made public.

    "Today's actions also serve as notice to Russia that unless it abides by its international obligations and returns its military forces to their original bases and respects Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the United States is prepared to take additional steps to impose further political and economic costs," the statement said.....snip~

    U.S. announces sanctions against Russian officials
    Associated Press – 27 mins ago <<<<< March 17 2014.

    The US and EU have gone ahead with the Sanctions.....also the US is accusing the Russians of Rigging the vote. Team Obama says there is some concrete evidence that some ballots for the referendum arrived pre-marked in many cities and "there are massive anomalies in the vote." Yet they could not bring forth any evidence with the Allegation.

    Now we have threatened Putin that if doesn't pull out with his troops we will continue with more Sanctions against him. Now will Putin follow thru with what he has told us? Do you think these sanctions that target people close to Putin. Will stop or persuade Putin to change course?
    The sanctions are pure B.S.
    All this whole situation is - from the US side - is Obama trying to save his horribly failed foreign policy.

    He failed in Egypt
    He failed with Gitmo
    He failed in Libya
    He failed in Syria
    He failed in Iraq
    He failed in Israel
    He failed in Afghanistan
    Now he hopes to save his foreign policy ideology by sanctioning certain Russian officials to put pressure on Putin.

    Hey, Mr. President...Putin made you look like the bumbling idiot you are during the Syrian issue...is he going to have to finish you off by putting you in diapers put a binky in your mouth and push you around the world in a baby carriage? You are a laughing stock and an embarrassment to this country.
    Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah DDD.....it sure does. Use to mean something. Course now with Obama talking about them the term means even less. Hence the weakness that Putin perceived in Obama all along.

    Remember how Obama was making fun of Putin. The Kid at the back of the class and all.

    Now who looks like the ADHD kid that doesn't know whats going on. There is no getting round that Putin has helped to make Obama look weak.....and to show that Obama never had what it takes to be out playing with the Big Boys. Ever!!!!!
    Yeah, what a lousy coward you president is! (sarcasm)
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Yeah, what a lousy coward you president is! (sarcasm)
    Well.....I wouldn't go that far. But he has been played and his SOS Kerry has shown that Lavrov can manipulate him and outwit him. Time to change the Team player. Which Obama can at least do that much.

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well.....I wouldn't go that far. But he has been played and his SOS Kerry has shown that Lavrov can manipulate him and outwit him. Time to change the Team player. Which Obama can at least do that much.
    What if Obama was made President so as Putin can humiliate him?
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    What if Obama was made President so as Putin can humiliate him?
    Well that would be looking into what those Fates did and have in store for him.....and I'm not to keen on them as is, for my own self.

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    O perhaps you meant the first Bush, I mean it would be silly of me to think you could have forgotten the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Well as it so happens the Russians invaded another country as well during the first Bush Presidency

    War of Transnistria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Sorry I didn't respond to the rest of your post, but when some posts such obvious factually wrong statements I don't think anything else they say is worth responding to.
    You mean a war that lasted less than a week and occurred three months before Bush stepped down? I don't recall a vote being held to join Russia at the end of that skirmish. Great example.

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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I am referring to your complete faith in the dollar. If the dollar won't pay for your food what will you do? If it's toilet paper status won't cover your gas to get to work then what? As I said I'm sure you can trust your beloved govt to put you ahead of the dictator of the day and his gold game.
    What will you do? Do you honestly think a collapse of the dollar results in everyone without gold suffering and people without gold walking into grocery stores and purchasing gas? Some scenario like that results in a tomato I grow being worth more than your ounce of gold.

    BTW take gold in 1914 and take it again today....same amount. Now do the same with "dollars" and which has more buying power today vs then? Just curious.
    That doesn't make it a better currency....
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    The only food I buy today is out of convenience not necessity. I also produce my own fuel (bio diesel from wheat grass). There is nothing I need money for; but it is a nice convenience.


    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    What will you do? Do you honestly think a collapse of the dollar results in everyone without gold suffering and people without gold walking into grocery stores and purchasing gas? Some scenario like that results in a tomato I grow being worth more than your ounce of gold.



    That doesn't make it a better currency....

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