Putin Responds To US, European Sanctions: Signs Order Recognizing Crimea As Sovereign State

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So much for de-escalating. From the Kremlin:

Vladimir Putin signed a decree "On the recognition of the Republic of Crimea." Full text of the Decree:


1. Given the will of the people of the Crimea on the referendum held on March 16, 2014, to recognize the Republic of Crimea, in which the city of Sevastopol has a special status, as a sovereign and independent state.


2. This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its signing.

Surely this will precede Putin's own executive order recognizing Crimea as the latest member of the Russian Federation. And as for those "crippling" sanctions, via the FT, here is the locals reall think and why the Russian stock market is soaring as we reported earlier.

One also wonders: how long until Russia freezes all assets of McDonalds restaurants operating in Russia.

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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:21 | 4559722 Soul Glow
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Recognized, bitchez.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:30 | 4559783 Latina Lover
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You do not sanction Russia, Russia sanctions you.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:40 | 4559817 TruthInSunshine
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SITREP = President Obama to draft & release statement as soon as he finishes watching DVR episode of "Modern Family."

Obama defers comments to Victoria Nuland/Robert Kagan in interim.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:42 | 4559835 fockuyu
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Herro Zelohedg!  I am new and fockuyu.  Lemme just like to say...


and da fockuyu to you, too, miss barack obama!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:47 | 4559867 Joe Davola
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Hey buddy, how'd those electroshock treatments work out?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:22 | 4560058 ApollyonDestroy
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Yea fuck you Yellen! Fuck you Obama!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:29 | 4560109 fockuyu
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Sanku you for warm welcome, everybody.

I love America!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:05 | 4560304 agent default
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How old are you? Serious question.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:19 | 4560355 aVileRat
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A new low for gimmick accounts. Sad.

I liked it better when we had the wave of Russian apologist-ZOG mongers calling everything a Nazi plot, even posts they were responding to.



Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:36 | 4560699 NoTTD
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Sounds like a Nazi plot to me.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:35 | 4560691 NoTTD
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Boris wanna be.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:47 | 4559849 Soul Glow
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I think you have forgotten Obama's ego.  You know how he has manipulated the press and many foreign dignitaries.  If you ask him any real question he smirks and chastizes you for asking any critical questions.  When he does travel abroad on diplomacy next - if we can even call it that - the United States next he will realize that the rest of the world is laughin at the dollar, at fixed USTs, and the equity of corporations that rely on a fat middle class.  

The fat middle class is gone.  It left when Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard.  The fat middle class in the empire of the United States of America has been treading water for over 40 years.  They are tired and tapped out and can't run the treadmill of economic prosperity any longer.  Obama will be the POTUS that represents that and it will unnerve him and ignite his temper.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:47 | 4559868 fonzannoon
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" Obama will be the POTUS that represents that and it will unnerve him."

if by "unnerve" you mean won't bother him in the fucking least than yes, it will definitely unnerve him. 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:58 | 4559926 Soul Glow
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Obama does not like to be told he isn't going to have his way.  He is a power hungry sociopath whose ego blows out of proportion when questioned.  Haven't you heard how the news media does not get to ask certain questions?  Havenn't you seen Obama chastize reporters?  He treats dignitaries the same, mind you.

And Obama compares Putin to, "The kid in the back of the class slouching."

"What is your relationship with Putin?" Question:


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:03 | 4559958 LawsofPhysics
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Obama is a fucking puppet, just like every president since Nixon.

what a fucking tool.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:34 | 4560138 Soul Glow
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He is a puppet in the form of diplomacy and his handlers will run him out and tell him he must stand strong against Russia.  And Obama's rhetoric will be one of a need to continue to sanction Russia, even while the economy rolls off a cliff.

Have you forgotten that the economy is in freefall?  And these sanctions will only make gas prices - the lifeblood of the economy - increase, putting more pressure on the US backed petro-dollar.  It's over man.  Game over.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:04 | 4559960 lordylord
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"Obama does not like to be told he isn't going to have his way." Apparently, you do not follow Obummer's advice to "reject voices warning of government tyranny."  Shame on you.  Stop using your brain for independent thought and vote for Hillary in 2016.
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:04 | 4559970 fonzannoon
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Not sure what Putin or any of that has to with the fact that the middle class has avalanched down the last five years while Obama golfed and Bernanke QE'd the wealth up to the 1%. I'm pretty sure he has, is, and will continue to not be unnerved by it.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:47 | 4559866 lordylord
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Which side of the red line is Russia on again? 

Obummer is worse than Bush.  Lord help us if Hillary is elected the next president.  God  knows libtards are dumb enough to do it.  It's time for a real conservative or a libertarian.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:00 | 4559942 drendebe10
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Draft Dr. Ben Carson for President 2016.  www.runbenrun.org

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:04 | 4559969 McMolotov
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Draft Forrest Gump for President 2016.


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:55 | 4560258 Ms No
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Draft is the key word.  Men who are not corrupt, power hungry bastards don't run for office because they don't desire power over others.  Forrest Gump would be fantastic

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:06 | 4559985 earleflorida
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how bout we just get rid of the presidency altogether, and put the Chairman of the FRB'system in charge. i mean c'mon... they've been running the country for a century now? afterall, china and russia had rid themselves of that kind of apparatchiks, and look how destitute they have become in the last decade or so (inverse reality?), eh?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:07 | 4559990 swmnguy
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And just who the Devil is a "real conservative or a libertarian" in the US?  They're all, and I mean every single one, a Liberal (with a large "L").  I get so frustrated when I see people call Obama "Socialist," or "Communist," because apparently those words only mean "Somebody I Don't Like."  He's just a garden-variety Liberal, just like McCain, Bush I and II, Clinton (either one), Kerry, and take your pick of the GOP contenders (Christie, Cruz, Rubio, Rand Paul, etc.).  All the same, varying only in which diversionary "social issue" they champion, to pander to which group of rubes' biases.  If anything, they're all Fascists, suborned to the merger of State and Corporate power.  People say Obama "nationalized" General Motors and the Banks?  Bullshit.  The opposite.  He privatized the US Treasury for the benefits of the operators and bondholders of those entities.  180 degrees removed from socialism or nationalization.

Yes, Obama is worse than Bush.  Bush at least was constrained by the people who believed the red/blue puppet show.  Obama isn't. Hillary, even more so.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:19 | 4560039 John Wilmot
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"And just who the Devil is a "real conservative or a libertarian" in the US?"

In Washington? Paul, Amash, Lee, Massie...perhaps few others I'm forgetting

Of those in the running for POTUS 2016? Paul



Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:53 | 4560249 lordylord
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Rand would be a great choice.  Libertarians and conservative can get behind him.  The liberals and RINOs can screw off.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:51 | 4560234 lordylord
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Rand Paul is not a liberal.  He is a conservative.  You should give him a look.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:24 | 4560070 Unknown User
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Obama is down to playing chess with the king, i.e., the Fed.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:39 | 4559827 McMolotov
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Putin: "What is best in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women. Bitch-slapping President Mom Jeans is pretty cool, too."

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:49 | 4559842 NoDebt
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Ah, so you know the Riddle of Steel, too, don't you?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:08 | 4559994 Kirk2NCC1701
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Q:  Do Wookies "lament"?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:12 | 4560013 williambanzai7
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:01 | 4560549 ShrNfr
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glad to see that you are on the ball today. (as always)

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:04 | 4560301 StupidEarthlings
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Arrowed up for many reasons.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:13 | 4561905 StychoKiller
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:30 | 4559786 ParkAveFlasher
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Score one for Puppetization, and against Muppetization.


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:34 | 4559802 Latina Lover
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Once again, the Ukrainian nationalists learn the value of American and EU assurances.  Their country is bankrupt, Crimea is lost, south and east ukraine will not recognize the Kiev Kriminals, and no visas to the EU.   When Nuland was handing out cookies, you should have tested them for LSD, since only deluded and stoned fools would have trusted her.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:40 | 4559830 ParkAveFlasher
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Is that some kind of aquatic invertabrate?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:53 | 4560512 Latina Lover
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Naw, just the most dangerous and ruthless heterosexual male predator.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:18 | 4560623 ParkAveFlasher
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No no, the avatar.  Clearly it's some form of oceanic wildlife but I can't tell which one.  Can you be more explicit, what is that?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:19 | 4561912 StychoKiller
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A bearded clam, sans the beard...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:48 | 4559872 SDShack
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Kiev coup plotters are just starting to understand what a REAL siege looks like, and they are going to be on the receiving end of it this time.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:04 | 4559961 Anusocracy
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The horrors of unintended consequences.

Once you open the floodgates you cannot tell the water where to go.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:37 | 4560155 Urban Redneck
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Will be interesting to see if Putin does the phone-a-friend to other heads of Heads of State and demonstrates some unintended consequences with unexpected announcements recognizing Crimea's sovereignty before Russia annexes it...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:49 | 4560226 Freddie
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The no visas to the EU was such a slap in the face.  I am sure the dual citizens can get one but the rest of the Ukrainians are treated like scum by the EU.   Fools.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:05 | 4559956 Kirk2NCC1701
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"And the 2014 Winter Olympics go to..."

"And the next NOBEL PEACE PRIZE goes to..." [Drum-roll]

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:09 | 4559997 JuliaS
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Crimea river, Obama.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:27 | 4560410 Freddie
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Putin's executive order is a bitch - ain't it Obama?

Putin actually had a real election behind it not a phony State Dept coup.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 23:17 | 4561784 jerry_theking_lawler
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I noticed something about this decree (law)...overtaking an entire country is only 2 lines on 1/8 a page of paper...reminds me of old US laws....before all of the special interests got involved.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 00:10 | 4561897 StychoKiller
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Nooo, NOT the beeg max!

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