UPDATE: Russia has added more in response to Obama's added Sanctions from 10 mins ago.
Russia retaliated quickly by imposing entry bans on American lawmakers and senior White House officials. Among them were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Obama's senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer and his deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, were also targets of the Russian entry bans.
Boehner's office said the speaker was "proud to be included on a list of those willing to stand against Putin's aggression.".....snip~
Then today they hit us with their most serious threat to date.
Russia warns West it may change stance on Iran, in retaliation over sanctions
Russia reportedly is prepared to change its stand on Iran nuclear talks in a high-stakes gamble to counter expanded sanctions by the United States and the European Union over Crimea.
After the Obama administration on Monday hit 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with sanctions -- a move criticized by Republican lawmakers as too timid -- Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted Wednesday by the Interfax news agency as saying the country may have to alter its position on the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.
The statement is the most serious threat of retaliation by Moscow since the disputed Crimea region voted to join Russia over the weekend, and Vladimir Putin's government moved to annex the peninsula.
NATO and U.S. leaders say they're prepared to do more.
Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., he also said NATO, as a first step, is suspending joint planning for operations removing chemical weapons from Syria.
Ukraine's security chief also announced Wednesday that his country will hold joint military exercises with the United States and Britain
The United Nations is also deploying a 34-member human rights monitoring mission to Ukraine, scheduled to be in place by Friday. Ivan Simonovic, assistant secretary-general for human rights, expressed particular concern over the security of Tatars and other ethnic minorities in Crimea.
A letter sent by Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, and six other lawmakers says monitors are needed to defuse tensions in Ukraine after Russia's takeover of the Crimean peninsula. The lawmakers visited Ukraine last week and say Russia is using "provocateurs and intelligence agents to brazenly stir trouble" in eastern Ukraine as a possible "manipulated pretext for additional military action.".....snip~
Russia warns West it may change stance on Iran, in retaliation over sanctions | Fox News
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...ukraine-5.html (Obama Rules Out 'military excursion' in Ukraine.....)
To conservatives in the US, war talk is like a blanky or baby bottle--keeps 'em quiet
Islam is an antiquated religion and needs to either modernize with the times or be completely eradicated.
There are two types of Muslims, terrorists, and their enablers. They need to fix that if they want to be part of civilized society.
UPDATE: Putin is doing something Obama couldn't do. He is Uniting America!!!!!
PUTIN UNITES DEMOCRATS and the GOP.....
Vladimir Putin probably didn’t expect that newly announced Russian sanctions on nine Americans – three top White House aides, three Republicans and three Democrats in Congress – would spark a bipartisan love-in in Washington.
But that’s exactly what happened on Thursday as Moscow retaliated for expanded U.S. sanctions by freezing the assets of a select handful of high-profile Americans and banning them from travel inside Russia.
The other Americans on Russia’s list of people to block included Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs Caroline Atkinson, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Republican Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, and Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
But the new round of American sanctions broadened the field considerably, reaching into Putin’s inner circle and for the first time affecting an institution, a bank. Obama further warned that the United States would go after entire sectors of Russia’s economy if Putin pushes ahead in Ukraine, perhaps by trying to carve a slice of eastern Ukraine off the rest of the country.....snip~
Putin's main retaliation attack is to hit Exxon. A threat to Exxon would cause the US Congress to bow to Putin because nearly every pol in Congress has dedicated their lives to sucking Tillerson's cock.
Putin has about 1000x more leverage against the US govt. (controlled by Exxon) than the US govt. has against Putin.
Yep then the Iran talks.....but that it is the first bank that's been hit by Obama. So We can expect we will hav to use the Pakis Doorway to get our stuff out of Afghanistan. Plus as you see we are done with the Agreement on Chems with Syria. Since Assad is mopping up the Rebels/Terrorists there. No more agreements over the Space Station or getting their Assistance.
All this to make sure he don't go past Crimea.....as Team Obama already stated there isn't anything to be done about the Crimea.
Which I am sure the Ukrainians have heard that now too.