They will, likely have an effect over the long term. A return to the cold war dynamic will mean that Russians will have difficulty doing business abroad, individuals will find it hard to travel, companies will find it hard to get credit.
When Europe shuts off Russian oil, then we'll see some real impact. I shudder to think what....Putin has this planned out well in advance.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
I asked you if the RSO handing out water was good enough. You never answered. That you think that proves something is silly.Was is remarkable and weird, is that despite the fact that you cannot produce one single instance of someone at the level of Assistant Secretary of State doing so before, you want to insist that the US did not foment protest in the Ukraine. It is simply amazing that you want to engage such an intellectual insult. Amazing!
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
No that's not my point. My point is that, contrary to your assertion that Putin sees Obama as weak, if he is viewing Obama accurately, he sees him as someone who is having to operate in an environment in which his political opponents are making significant attempts to constrain him. The efforts of Rand Paul, et al, in the recent government shutdown is an example. However, contrary to your assertion that Obama is a weak leader, unlike the Speaker of the House, Obama successfully stood up to them. A weak leader, like John Boehner, would not be able to do so.
No I think you miss the point - The Koch brothers have no sway in Obama's dealings...
Seriously what are you going to say next? the Koch brothers bought Obama off?
If we're going to sit here and do this than maybe the Koch brothers are behind every Obama move????
If shipments of Russian energy are stopped for Europe, it will definitely hurt Russia, no doubt. But it will also hurt not only Europe, but the global economy as well. Recall that Europe is in bad shape economically now. Germany is basically keeping Europe afloat. However, Germany depends on Russia for 36 percent of their natural gas. If that stops, German exports will become too expensive and the German economy will come down bringing Europe and the rest of the world with it.
Really tho? if he is as "normal" as you claim then what sets anyone apart from being president? the food they eat, who they fight, who they screw?
If that is the case then Obama is up there with some quality nutjobs.