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

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    There have been several. Of course our history as a world is only a few hundred years old in terms of global economies. The british pound was the last one before the dollar
    Reserve currencies are a new concept. The old "reserve currency" was gold.

    several other currencies still compete for reserve status today including the franc, yuan, yen, and euro.
    By "compete" you mean almost non-existent? Sure...a bank probably has some reserve currency of it's largest trading partners but the Euro and Dollar make up like 85% of reserve currency held by central banks.

    But please - keep your head in the sand and enjoy the results. I'm sure FEMA will save you.
    What are you even talking about?
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, China maybe, though they'd own a lot of the US, maybe the whole thing. Not sure how you get to Russia feeling the pain.
    What if the collapse is already being orchestrated? Many countries are concerned by our debt and continued spending, and have been actively pushing for a new "basket of currencies" backed by gold, to replace the US dollar as the world's reserve currency. If and when that ever happens, we are in big trouble! When newspapers like the Financial Times start talking about it, it's apparently not "fluff." I don't know that Russia is part of that, but I suppose they could be.

    Greetings, clownboy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, we are, in all three. We have FBI and IRS offices as well as many other US agencies. We sent the IRS to those countries to set up tax systems for them and also to put our hooks in. We have troops stationed in each of those countries (US ARMY South). We also have a TON of "political advisors" in each.

    Oh, you mean like Puerto Rico or the Phillipines or Guam? Or the Virgin Islands? Look the Ukraine chose to secede, now part of it's citizenry wants to come back to the union they once had. How is that any concern of the US?
    Just because did someone wrong over a hundred years ago doesn't give Russia the excuse to do something wrong today in a totally different part of the world. Are you really arguing that two wrongs make a right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Just because did someone wrong over a hundred years ago doesn't give Russia the excuse to do something wrong today in a totally different part of the world. Are you really arguing that two wrongs make a right?
    Nope, just saying we both take such actions within our sphrere of influence. The Ukraine is so far out of our sphere of influence that us taking any action is like Russia levelling sanctions against the US for our treatment of Mexico.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Is it really common to sanction individuals?

    I don't think I have Heard that before.

    What if another country didn't like some US decisión? Could another country sanction US officials and what would the President do about it?
    If Russia or China would have put such sanctions, I wouldn't be surprised at all.
    Making US president acting like this, give the merit to Putin for sure.
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    — Vladislav Surkov, a Putin aide

    — Sergey Glazyev, a Putin adviser

    — Leonid Slutsky, a state Duma deputy

    — Andrei Klishas, member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

    — Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federation Council

    — Dmitry Rogozin, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation.

    — Yelena Mizulina, a state Duma deputy.....snip~
    So what kind of sanctions are set against these individuals? They cannot leave Russia? Their assets outside of Russia will be frozen? What?
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    If Russia or China would have put such sanctions, I wouldn't be surprised at all.
    Making US president acting like this, give the merit to Putin for sure.
    Well Obama has to do something! How is sanctioning these people gives merit to Putin? What kind of merit? That he can conquer other countries territories at will and stage votes and expect people to recognize them?
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Well Obama has to do something! How is sanctioning these people gives merit to Putin? What kind of merit? That he can conquer other countries territories at will and stage votes and expect people to recognize them?
    The merit that he made the world to look to Obama as a "Russian leader" and to Putin as a "West leader".
    Don't you see how much these 2 sides changed their way of talking.
    Putin is giving lessons to Ukraine, meanwhile US is giving threats to Russia.
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Certainly not, but I'll echo some others who have said this already. If this was the response.... it would have been better to not respond at all. If you're gonna try and look tough geopolitically, THIS US response was a text book "Don't do it this way" example. I'm fine with us taking the back seat and letting the EU deal with this.
    It is not in EU's interest to deal with it.
    They are Russians, they may be most bad guys in ther planet but EU need them.
    US should understand and accept this fact.
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    Re: U.S. announces Sanctions against Russian Officials......

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nope, just saying we both take such actions within our sphrere of influence. The Ukraine is so far out of our sphere of influence that us taking any action is like Russia levelling sanctions against the US for our treatment of Mexico.
    Ya and that one happened 150 years ago, don't forget that part.

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