Monday, March 17, 2014

Tit for Tat...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth





President Obama poked a stick in Russian President Vladimir Putin's eye Monday when he announced sanctions would placed on several high-profile Russian and Ukrainian officials. As one might expect it is being reported that Strong Arm Putin will respond by, you got it, placing sanctions on certain United States Senators.


TPM - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to release a list of U.S. officials who will be sanctioned, which likely means a freeze on their assets in Russia and a prohibition on travel there, the Daily Beast reported Monday.

Skip

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has been outspoken in criticizing Putin and Russia, is expected to be on the sanctions list. Other potential names include Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, though the list is still being finalized, according to the Daily Beast.

The sanctions are a retaliation against the Obama administration's announcement Monday that it would place sanctions on several high-profile Russian and Ukrainian officials.

Hm, perhaps we best think our follow up strategy through carefully. We could face another missile crises as the two strong men play chess on the international stage.

Via: Memeorandum

5 comments:

  1. We have Senators with lots of Russian assets? Thanks, Putin. I would like to know who they are.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can sort of understand Russia's interest in the Crimea: majority ethnic Russians, it was part of Russia for 200 years, etc. I guess sanctions are part of the chess game, but a missile crisis?
    As for US congressmen with Russian assets, I'm guessing vodka distilleries?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :-) I suppose the missile crisis quip is a bit over the top. But then again...

      Hm, vodka distilleries? Maybe, just maybe.

      Personally I get the rationale for Russia's intetest in the Crimea as well. I am not sure why we're huffing and puffing over this one so much .

      Having said this there is the Baltics and one remembers the lead up to blitzkrieg and WW II.

      Delete
    2. At least one
      Baltic state has a few internal problems, given the history of which could possibly irritate the
      Russians. But even for Putin, I suspect that is a bridge too far.

      Delete

As this site encourages free speech and expression any and all honest political commentary is acceptable. Comments with cursing or vulgar language will not be posted.

Effective 8/12/13 Anonymous commenting has been disabled. This unfortunate action was made necessary due to the volume of Anonymous comments that are either off topic or serve only to disrupt honest discourse..

I apologizes for any inconvenience this necessary action may cause the honest Anonymous who would comment here, respect proper decorum and leave comments of value. However, The multitude of trollish attack comments from both the left and right has necessitated this action.

Thank you for your understanding... The management.