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Russian Deputy Prime Minister’s Public Response to ‘Comrade Obama’ Over Sanctions Really Says It All…

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2014 at 12:07 AM
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Russian Deputy Prime Minister’s Public Response to ‘Comrade Obama’ Over Sanctions Really Says It All…

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Obama administration and the United States’ European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine on Monday by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials since the Cold War.

However, Russia showed no signs of reversing its course.

In fact, one of the Russians named actually laughed off the sanctions.

“Comrade Obama, what should those who have neither accounts nor property abroad do? Have you not thought about it?” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tweeted. “I think the decree of the President of the United States was written by some joker.”

Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin

Comrade @BarackObama, what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?)http://bit.ly/1ebMXDM 


Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin

I think some prankster prepared the draft of this Act of the US President)

Acting in concert with Europe, the Obama administration froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine, while similar sanctions were imposed on four Ukrainian officials for instigating Sunday’s Crimean referendum.

Although the threat of sanctions has failed thus far to persuade Putin to drop support for Crimea’s secession and potential entry into the Russian Federation – or to pull back from threatening military moves near Ukraine’s south and east – President Barack Obama said failure to step back now would draw move severe consequences.

Russian Deputy Prime Ministers Public Response to Comrade Obama Over Sanctions Really Says It All...

President Barack Obama pauses while speaksing about Ukraine, Monday, March 17, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president imposed sanctions against Russian officials, including advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“If Russia continues to interfere in Ukraine, we stand ready to impose further sanctions,” Obama declared at the White House shortly after the penalties were announced.

He noted that Vice President Joe Biden would be traveling to Europe late Monday to reassure Eastern European leaders of America’s commitment to them and that he himself would be going next week on a previously planned trip to make a similar point.

Secretary of State John Kerry also is expected in Europe in the coming days.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted the action, saying “Vladimir Putin must be encouraged by the absolute timidity.”

“I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing – seven people being sanctioned after naked aggression has taken place,” he said on MSNBC Monday.

Those targeted by the U.S. on Monday include:

- Vladislav Surkov, a Putin aide.

- Sergey Glazyev, a Putin adviser.

- Rogozin, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation.

- Leonid Slutsky, a state Duma deputy.

- Andrei Klishas, a member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

- Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Federation Council.

- Yelena Mizulina, a state Duma deputy.

The four Ukrainians newly targeted by the Treasury Department are:

- Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine for Russia and has supported the dispatch of Russian troops into Ukraine.

- Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of Crimea separatist group Ukrainian Choice and a close friend of Putin.

- Sergey Aksyonov, prime minister of Crimea’s regional government.

- Vladimir Konstantinov, speaker of the Crimean parliament.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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Way to go, Bo.

That will learn em not to mess with us.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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Yesterday as BO delivered those sanctions he looked ill-prepared to read the speech that was written for him. He's in over his head.
Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.
MelanieJK
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

 What other countries would those be?     They all depend on us for their national security.    None of them have the power to even defend themselves on their own soil from real aggression because they depend on all the money we plow into our national security to deter any aggression against them.   

If we consult with them we should tell them they're on their own because like in WWII we're not acting until most of them have be overtaken or are backed against the sea  and/or we're directly attacked.     We lost one hell of a lot of people in that war (and a lot of innocent folks died) because we didn't act sooner.     

Nobody is saying this should become a major military response but it's absolute lunacy to think that Putin isn't going further if all we do is "collaborate with other countries".    He's not dumb enough to march into these countries but he's going to slowly creep further and further as opportunities come up because he knows that's how to keep us from drawing a line in the sand.    Thinking the end game of that isn't bad for us is ignoring history. 

Quoting Schauseil: I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.

 

Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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 Putin has two more years to do whatever he wants before we have a chance of electing an actual leader. He isn't going to stop for Obama.

Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 2:02 PM
First off, other countries are not as defenseless as you seem to think. Second, I think you misunderstood what I said. I never stated what Putin would do. I said it would be stupid to take military action against Russia without speakin to other countries first and seeing what support we have if any.

Quoting MelanieJK:

 What other countries would those be?     They all depend on us for their national security.    None of them have the power to even defend themselves on their own soil from real aggression because they depend on all the money we plow into our national security to deter any aggression against them.   


If we consult with them we should tell them they're on their own because like in WWII we're not acting until most of them have be overtaken or are backed against the sea  and/or we're directly attacked.     We lost one hell of a lot of people in that war (and a lot of innocent folks died) because we didn't act sooner.     


Nobody is saying this should become a major military response but it's absolute lunacy to think that Putin isn't going further if all we do is "collaborate with other countries".    He's not dumb enough to march into these countries but he's going to slowly creep further and further as opportunities come up because he knows that's how to keep us from drawing a line in the sand.    Thinking the end game of that isn't bad for us is ignoring history. 


Quoting Schauseil: I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.

 

BaronSamedi
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM

This whole situation was caused by Western influence and misunderstanding on the situation in Ukraine.  The West has tried a foolish move and is continuing stupid actions.  If Russia wanted to take over there is no stopping them.  But they do not.  The Crimea elections scare many European countries who have breakaway  in their own lands.  One big difference is that the people effected voted so they could not be over run by a countrywide vote.  This has been done before(former Yugoslavia) but is still controversial. 

Quoting Schauseil: First off, other countries are not as defenseless as you seem to think. Second, I think you misunderstood what I said. I never stated what Putin would do. I said it would be stupid to take military action against Russia without speakin to other countries first and seeing what support we have if any.
Quoting MelanieJK:

 What other countries would those be?     They all depend on us for their national security.    None of them have the power to even defend themselves on their own soil from real aggression because they depend on all the money we plow into our national security to deter any aggression against them.   

If we consult with them we should tell them they're on their own because like in WWII we're not acting until most of them have be overtaken or are backed against the sea  and/or we're directly attacked.     We lost one hell of a lot of people in that war (and a lot of innocent folks died) because we didn't act sooner.     

Nobody is saying this should become a major military response but it's absolute lunacy to think that Putin isn't going further if all we do is "collaborate with other countries".    He's not dumb enough to march into these countries but he's going to slowly creep further and further as opportunities come up because he knows that's how to keep us from drawing a line in the sand.    Thinking the end game of that isn't bad for us is ignoring history. 

Quoting Schauseil: I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.



Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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Bad enough this country has to worry about Obama...but now Putin?  SMH

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Quoting Schauseil: I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.


If we aren't going to do anything, why didn't the teleprompter just tell him to keep his mouth shut?

Never threaten and then do nothing.



Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Because we live in a world wide community and need allies. It's like being on a playground. If your friend is getting bullied and you don't stick up for him, don't expect him or any of his friends to ever have your back.

Quoting Billiejeens: Quoting Schauseil: I'm honestly ok with what he has done so far. Russia is not to be taken lightly. We can't afford another war. And it would be stupid to do anything further without first collaborating with other countries. We could not take on Russia without support, we just couldn't.

If we aren't going to do anything, why didn't the teleprompter just tell him to keep his mouth shut?

Never threaten and then do nothing.



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