Russia retaliate: Our Response to U.S. Sanctions Will Be Precise And Painful

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Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow’s response to U.S. sanctions will be targeted and painful, Russian news agencies reported. Lawmakers in the lower house of the Russian parliament have drawn up legislation that would give the government powers to ban or restrict imports of U.S. goods and services ranging from medicines to software and rocket engines. However, the Kremlin has not yet said if it backs such measures.

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Russia has once again become the world’s truant step child, whose threats and attempts at intimidation are wearing out the patience of many.

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10 minutes ago, ThunderBlade said:

What exactly do we get from Russian that we couldn't do without?

Exactly. Russia is the world’s largest producer of titanium, and it’s also Boeing’s primary supplier. The Russian corporation provides 40 percent of titanium components for Boeing and 60 percent for Airbus, and covers all titanium components for Brazil's Embraer. The company is a key supplier of titanium to Boeing, and the companies have a joint enterprise in the Urals.

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The Russian economy is a disaster waiting to happen!!! The system that is called the "Russian economy" works through  half-military, half-oligarchic gangs and mainly based on natural  resources... and blackmail

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70% of Russia's exports are oil and arms. They only manufactured oil and arms and they don't build any other industry.

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Russia has been parroting the same thing for the last couple of decades...
 

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Topic: "Russia retaliate: Our Response to U.S. Sanctions Will Be Precise And Painful"

So, in reality everything is exactly the opposite....
 

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Ironically, if Russia wasn't so deep bent on communism...again, under Putin, they might be ahead of the many of countries financially and they could mount a better "defense". But, they can't - too much corruption, criminal and killing..

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We forget that Russia’s trade with the west surges even as sanctions mount. U.S. sanctions kill U.S. trade with Russia, but boost Germany and France’s business with the Russians. 

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" What exactly do we get from Russian that we couldn't do without? "  <== The willingness to ally with the U.S. vs the Chinese.

There is no denial of what Russia has done in the last few years, and it's wrong!  However, what is entirely missing from the western media is the U.S. ambassador to the USSR, Jack Matlock, and George Kennan have been warning the American political elites since the 90's, prior to Putin was even known and in politics, that the American foreign policy is steering us straight into confrontations with Russia!  It's not if but when it will happen REGARDLESS OF who is in Kremlin!  Nobody cared to heed because we were indulging ourselves as the sole superpower in the world. 

Neither has the American media reported even our old friend, Gorbachev, is praising Putin and has harsh words for the U.S.  In a nutshell, the Russians don't like to be treated as a nobody country, ie. with decisions of world affairs already made and shoved at their face, and they can either put up or shut up!  However, that is exactly how Washington has conducted business with Russia until the crisis in Ukraine in 2014.  Would the American public put up with a revolution led by a Russian politician in Mexico City or Ottawa, even though it's Mexican or Canadians self-determination?  Then what makes us think the Russians would tolerate John McCain leading an anti-Russian revolution in Kiev, even if it's Ukrainian self-determination?  Don't forget the U.S. directly invaded Grenada when they were exercising their self-determination to ally with the USSR!   

This is not about defending Russia.  The Russians can take care of that themselves.  Rather, can the U.S. afford to have Russia and China solidify their alliance again?  It's already happening unless we can adopt a sensible Russian policy to turn it around.  Who would you rather ally with?  Someone (like the U.S.) who expects you to be a subordinate vs another (like China) who is willing to treat you as an equal? 

One can certainly argue how it is possible to ally with a country like Russia, who sponsors dictators, meddles in our elections and tramples on other nation's self-determination.  If you are willing to be honest with yourself, just Google it.  There is not one thing we accuse of the Russians that our politicians are not doing it overseas, by MULTIPLE magnitude!  The biggest gripe the Russians have toward the U.S. is "are you preaching democracy or hypocrisy?"  Yes, one sin doesn't justify another, but why our politicians can't uphold this principle when they are committing treacheries overseas? 

 

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On 19/04/2018 at 7:17 AM, luckysoul777 said:

" What exactly do we get from Russian that we couldn't do without? "  <== The willingness to ally with the U.S. vs the Chinese.

There is no denial of what Russia has done in the last few years, and it's wrong!  However, what is entirely missing from the western media is the U.S. ambassador to the USSR, Jack Matlock, and George Kennan have been warning the American political elites since the 90's, prior to Putin was even known and in politics, that the American foreign policy is steering us straight into confrontations with Russia!  It's not if but when it will happen REGARDLESS OF who is in Kremlin!  Nobody cared to heed because we were indulging ourselves as the sole superpower in the world. 

Neither has the American media reported even our old friend, Gorbachev, is praising Putin and has harsh words for the U.S.  In a nutshell, the Russians don't like to be treated as a nobody country, ie. with decisions of world affairs already made and shoved at their face, and they can either put up or shut up!  However, that is exactly how Washington has conducted business with Russia until the crisis in Ukraine in 2014.  Would the American public put up with a revolution led by a Russian politician in Mexico City or Ottawa, even though it's Mexican or Canadians self-determination?  Then what makes us think the Russians would tolerate John McCain leading an anti-Russian revolution in Kiev, even if it's Ukrainian self-determination?  Don't forget the U.S. directly invaded Grenada when they were exercising their self-determination to ally with the USSR!   

This is not about defending Russia.  The Russians can take care of that themselves.  Rather, can the U.S. afford to have Russia and China solidify their alliance again?  It's already happening unless we can adopt a sensible Russian policy to turn it around.  Who would you rather ally with?  Someone (like the U.S.) who expects you to be a subordinate vs another (like China) who is willing to treat you as an equal? 

One can certainly argue how it is possible to ally with a country like Russia, who sponsors dictators, meddles in our elections and tramples on other nation's self-determination.  If you are willing to be honest with yourself, just Google it.  There is not one thing we accuse of the Russians that our politicians are not doing it overseas, by MULTIPLE magnitude!  The biggest gripe the Russians have toward the U.S. is "are you preaching democracy or hypocrisy?"  Yes, one sin doesn't justify another, but why our politicians can't uphold this principle when they are committing treacheries overseas? 

 

Just a quick point about Putin. Actualy the guy has been provoking and fomenting things for many years - even before he became a dictator. Back in the days when he was a Captain wearing  striped T shirt, he was busy helping the Semtin factory in Czekoslovakia to export Semtex plastic explosive to the IRA in Northern Ireland via Cuba.

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6 hours ago, Eodmatt said:

Just a quick point about Putin. Actualy the guy has been provoking and fomenting things for many years - even before he became a dictator. Back in the days when he was a Captain wearing  striped T shirt, he was busy helping the Semtin factory in Czekoslovakia to export Semtex plastic explosive to the IRA in Northern Ireland via Cuba.

source? heard about cocaine import to SPb in beef cans via port they controlled but during his Berlin days he was busy entertaining visitors

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