Obama announces tough new economic sanctions on Russia


The pseudo-macho Republican windbags who argue that President Obama is “weak” will likely dismiss his latest sanctions against Russia. But, of course, that’s what they have to say. Their lords and masters on the radical right insist upon it.

Max Fisher of The Washington Post makes more sense with this tweet: “Today Obama became 10,000 times more hawkish on Russia than Bush ever was.”

The National Journal has the gist of the story HERE:

President Obama took new steps Thursday to intensify the economic isolation of Russia following its “illegal” annexation of Crimea, which could have a “significant impact on the Russian economy,” the president said.

Speaking from the White House on Thursday, Obama said the U.S. will move “to impose sanctions not just on individuals but on key sectors of the Russian economy.” Senior White House officials say the sanctions will apply to 20 senior members of the Russian government and other “cronies.” They will also apply to St. Petersburg-based Rossiya Bank, which will be “frozen out of the dollar,” making it difficult for the institution to operate internationally.

The sanctions will target Russia’s financial services, energy, mining, and engineering sectors, officials said Thursday.



  1. Robert Hazz Geaunads

    Im hearing on all news outlets that HSA is claiming Russia hacked into 21 states voting systems last fall. HSA will not say which states. Im even hearing that it was directly ordered by Putin.

    This is all so reminiscent of the lead up to the Iraq war. A war we know was based on lies. Just like the Viet Nam war.

    I wonder if all the liberal anti-Russian war hawks I read on this board and hear on the MSM will be pro-war if/when troops are needed for the next war, that is being seeded as I type.

    We are being so propagandized in our country and by govt agencies as well as the MSM. Why would Russia attack our voting system if they didn’t seek to change the outcome, which many people in the news has said didn’t happen.

  2. Robert Hazz Geaunads

    Found this comment on a WAPO article about this supposed claim by the HSA, that Russia hacked into 21 USA voting systems.

    1:00 PM PST
    So we are to led to believe by WAPO that the Russians were too dumb and incompetent to hack the home brew server in which Hillary Clinton kept the most highly classified US intelligence information, but somehow the Russians took a secret pill and overnight became able to hack the DNC and US presidential elections – but could not do the same with Hillary’s server!

    The Russians are amazing, they were able to go from not being a threat under Obama “the JV team” – to a 20 foot monster overnight, according to WAPO and the Democrats. ”

    Those on the left call those on the right fascists, but in my understanding of fascism, it’s when the govt, the corps and the military become one and the news outlets become their mouthpieces and enablers for the goals of the fascist state. Am I wrong and the only fascists are the republicans rightwingers who say things that offend the snowflakes on the left? Is that who the real fascists are? Because if it is, we’re all witnessing the left rewrite history.


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