by Scott Humor On Monday April 16, a well-oiled machine of anti-Russian sanctions experienced a major hiccup. This day the US Treasury promised to announce new sanctions against Russia’s companies and persons, if the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to be believed. Why would the US Ambassador to the UN do such things as announcing the US Treasury’s plans is everyone’s guess, especially since this Monday, when it
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The Republican-controlled Congress can’t unite around Trump’s legislative agenda, but with Democrats they are in unison when it comes to punishing Russia for alleged meddling in the 2016 election. Russia will brush off new sanctions as it did three years ago, but the Europeans won’t. CrossTalking with Mitch Feierstein, David Swanson, and Alexander Mercouris. RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios.
by Scott Humor H.R. 1644, the Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act President Trump signed the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order. “The most spectacular claim—that North Korea is, at present, “capable of producing a nuclear bomb every six or seven weeks”— is backed up entirely by an anonymous blob of “expert studies and classified intelligence reports.”… it is “impossible to verify.” Coming to Russia, don’t complain about
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during a lecture for senior officers of the Military Academy of the General Staff, Moscow, March 23, 2017 23 March 201714:21 http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2702537 For English subtitles click the ‘cc’ button on the bottom right. Mr Kuralenko, Comrade officers, colleagues, friends, I am grateful for the invitation to speak at the Military Academy as part of the Army and Society series
The US –led war campaign against Russia, includes financial warfare. USA has complete dominance of the global financial network. Sanctions were put in place in order to financially asphyxiate Russia and “destroy Vladimir Putin” Political and Military Analyses Source: Here’s how Obama’s sanctions will destroy Vladimir Putin The timing was particular painful as it coincided with the fall in oil prices. The sanctions, however, have backfired in at least two
By Matthew A. Winkler for ==>>Bloomberg<<== (yes, Bloomberg not the Kremlin’s press office!) Sanctions meant to punish Russia for snatching Crimea from Ukraine one year ago were supposed to hurt Russian business. And they did. Russian stocks, bonds and commodities had the worst performance in 2014 of those in any emerging market. That was then. Now the picture is changing, with investors starting to favor Russia in 2015. The ruble,
I parse the Russian media (corporate and social) on a daily basis and I am always amazed at the completely different way the issue of western sanctions is discussed. I think that it is important and useful for me to share this with those of you who do not speak Russian. First, nobody in Russia believes that the sanctions will be lifted. Nobody. Of course, all the Russian politicians say
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia and I think that this is a good time to clarify a few things about my take on them.First, the original sanctions were a total joke. However, the latest sanctions (including the denial of credit) are definitely hurting Russia.Second, next to the official sanctions, there are unofficial ones, such as the carefully orchestrated drop in