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Russia Set To Sanction US Businesses

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Russian State Duma and Federation Council members are considering the imposition of sanctions on US businesses as discussions are increasingly focused on retaliatory sanctions on the US. "If the US cares little about losing business contacts with Russia through imposing its sanctions," then Duma Deputy Dengin warns of measures to set limits to representative offices of companies in Russia that are owned by US nationals.


Via Voice of Russia,

Russian State Duma and Federation Council members are considering the imposition of sanctions on US businesses. The Russian legislators feel that Russia should react to US moves against Russian entrepreneurs in a mirror-like way. But major foreign companies point out they are going to go ahead with their cooperation with the Russian Federation.


A Duma Deputy Vadim Dengin has told the Moscow-based Izvestia daily that the MPs have been increasingly often focused on retaliatory sanctions on the United States, specifically on measures to set limits to representative offices of business companies in Russia that are legal entities, owned by US nationals.


"If the US cares little about losing business contacts with Russia through imposing its sanctions, then Russia should have long since started supporting Russian producers in full", the Duma Deputy said.


A Member of the Duma Financial Market Committee, Boris Kashin, believes that imposition of sanctions on US businessmen is possible only if the US slaps these kinds of sanctions on Russian businessmen first. But Russia should think it over what foreign goods and/or services we could give up, the politician says.


"Russia cannot forgo all such goods, for instance, US-made computers. But if there is, for example, a Chinese-made analogue available, we could use it instead of US-made goods, if these are on the US sanctions list", Kashin said.

However, not everyone faces the ax...

But US companies that have been cooperating with Russia look forward to further cooperation with this country. According to an official of the US Exxon Mobil oil and gas corporation, one should always make an impartial analysis of the situation first and then decide on whether sanctions should or should not be imposed.


He told the newspaper he hoped his company would manage to avoid political problems and they would be able to continue working in Russia.

The tit-for-tat sanction battle is set to resume and can only be negative for the world's economy as the "boomerang" keeps bouncing back and forth.


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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:33 | 4601148 Jlasoon
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Well this should be interesting. 

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:39 | 4601160 Deathrips
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Goes like this.


"Look Moochele...I got em!


Fuck, How did I get shot in the Foot?


At least I cant put it in my mouth again....


See boss... i listens real well sir"





Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:41 | 4601179 DoChenRollingBearing
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ExxonMobil?  Fiat?  BP?  OK fine.  Lil fishez like us won't be putting money into Russia.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:48 | 4601193 ndotken
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why do I keep getting the feeling that in the end ... this is going to cost me, the taxpayer ... a hell of a lot of $$$$$

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:09 | 4601251 zaphod
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This was how the last depression was started.

Only then most of the public knew how to be self sufficient to a degree. When the next depression hits soon and the government has fully run out of other peoples money and exhausted their ability to manipulate the dollar, the free shit army will have no idea what to do. It will be much worse this time.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:35 | 4601333 BlindMonkey
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Dude. The FSA knows what to do. Rampage, blame whitey, loot and crack skulls.

You did get the memo on that right? I think the last one was postmarked from Louisville.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:40 | 4601574 effendi
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So why didn't the locals get some Louisville sluggers and crack a few of the dumb punks skulls?

That article didn't mention the melanin levels of the 200 punks (typical).

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:11 | 4601656 TheRideNeverEnds
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Because self defense be rayciss.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:08 | 4601533 Freddie
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Sadly, a lot of conservatives are falling for the lying news media shit about " bad guy" Putin and Crimea.    I don't watch ***ing TV. They have no clue about Nuland, Yas, Yulla, Svoboda and poor Robin Hood Billy in his Raiders gear.

They are over at places like Free Republic saying drill drill  drill and then we export LNG gas to Europe.   BS.  This will drive our prices up  for energy but they don't get it. And the Ukriane has no money to pay for any LNG.

Washington DC and the NWO is the enemy not Putin.  The stupidity of some people is staggering.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:03 | 4601763 EscapingProgress
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Putin should offer all wealthy Americans and Europeans citizenship in the Russian Federation in order to assist them in escaping the burdensome regulatory environment in the West. This would be quite the blow to the Anglo-American empire. Although, I'm not sure Russia would be much of an improvement. It would be a good PR stunt at least.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:10 | 4602552 GERxit
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Fred, If I could have +100'd your comment I would have...

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:48 | 4601194 smlbizman
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go for the pic alone....

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:18 | 4601293 SilverRhino
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So much for my idea of relocating to Russia for the income tax bennies and doing my work remotely across the internet.   Fuck.  

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:38 | 4601345 BlindMonkey
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Moving to Crimea to work remotely? I am right behind you man. I can't imagine that Putin really has a problem with high producing expats disgusted with the US.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:01 | 4602516 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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I thought sanctions were meaningless. Or is another case where if our team does it, it has no meaning, but if Russia does it then it has the full weight and power of Putin, so it is unstoppable and legally right.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:36 | 4601155 Cattender
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tit for tat.. i guess the u.s. Economy is too Strong for it to Matter?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:40 | 4601156 LetThemEatRand
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Good thing we shipped our technology to China so that our middle class could be destroyed and Russia could find American designed clones easily.  Good thinking, every politician since 1980.  Oh wait, it was deliberate on the part of the oligarchs who bribed the politicians with relatively paltry campaign contributions, and this is part of their plan.  Got it.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:47 | 4601192 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Everyone watched it happen and shrugged their shoulders... who's really to blame?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:51 | 4601201 sixsigma cygnus...
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IIRC, after the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the plan was to induce the Chinese into free market capitalism by giving them most favored nations trading status with the U.S.  Somewhere along the line, we induced ourselves into socialism.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:52 | 4601202 Spanky
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Some of us were not shrugging our shoulders. And things turned out pretty much the way we said they would... Guess you didn't get the message way back then. So, who's really to blame?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:59 | 4601220 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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You can pat yourself on the back all you want, but the fact remains... we are here.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:32 | 4601309 Spanky
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Not patting myself on the back. Simply noting that not everyone was a passive observer.

You're attempting to apportion blame for our current state of affairs. Fine. Begin with wealthy campaign contributors and their corporate lobbyists. Then consider the role of the mainstream media and red team / blue team politicians. How much confusion did they engender with propaganda and out right lies? How difficult was it for working folks to dig out real facts and honest analysis amid the media onslaught?

Propaganda has been a fact of life in the US for a considerable while. You might want to consider that particularly important factor, before arguing that we "consented" to "free trade" treaties and the subsequent de-industrialization of the US by simply shrugging our shoulders.

What I witnessed during those years was nothing less than a propagandistic process of manufacturing the illusion of consent.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:41 | 4601642 silvermail
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"So, who's really to blame?"

Putin. Putin is to blame, always and everywhere, starting from the time of the Mesozoic era. Whether or not you watch CNN and faux news?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:52 | 4601204 LetThemEatRand
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Yes, we're fucked, but I don't subscribe to the idea that we sheeple (including guys like me who voted for Perot) should be blamed for deliberate ass fucking by the oligarchs.  Share the blame for failing to prevent the ass fucking, maybe.  But there's only one ass fucker here.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:02 | 4601231 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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The real heroes who challenged the Empire are either dead or in prison for life.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:11 | 4601263 LetThemEatRand
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Snowden is alive and not in prison.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:16 | 4601282 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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For now... but I can modify that if you like:

"The real heroes who challenged the Empire are either dead, in prison for life, or on the run."

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:24 | 4601307 LetThemEatRand
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Don't underestimate the leak in the dam.  And there are a few really good journalists such as Taibbi and Paul Craig Roberts who are gaining traction.  Some of the biggest fires start with a spark.  When you look at the inert pile of dry tinder and wonder why it's just sitting there, think to yourself what could change instead of what hasn't changed yet.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:41 | 4601349 BlindMonkey
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God I hope you are right.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:09 | 4601421 LetThemEatRand
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Steve McQueen.

Nevermind the ending that is edited out.  Let's edit it out.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:42 | 4601688 silvermail
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Putin's alive, he's not in jail and he doesn't runs from the police.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:56 | 4601734 Aussiekiwi
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Not quite, lots of places he can't go, not exactly free either, telling the truth will always leave you branded a traitor to be imprisoned for life in the US, fortunately the US did promise Russia that if they returned him they would NOT torture him, well not by definition anyhow, maybe a couple hundred water boards, but that's ok, that's just an interview to see what he knows, NOT torture.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:20 | 4601267 TaperProof
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Yup its a war against Americans.  You can't have a cozy world government with one superpower and a bunch of second rate nations, so they attacked our populaton on all fronts. Now we are a bunch of dumb, broke, drugged up fatties.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:40 | 4601157 sixsigma cygnus...
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Note to Putin:  Belly laughing at your opponent while playing chess is considered rayciss in this country.  Especially if your opponent is the Black King.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:06 | 4601424 disabledvet
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"no Kiev Rus" is a crushing blow to President Putin. We all suffer here from limited information so while it's easy to pom-pom, it's hard to tell "who" (or what) "started it"(and why.) Our President isn't helped either because while Putin makes it about him...there's no vice versa. I continue to be "beyond livid" that an entire generation of Americans have fought a war to basically keep Russia whole. And we continue to fight that conflict I might add. If Ukraine pulls off a successful competitive election (the boxer dude versus Rapunzel then...indeed..."Russia has its Crymea." Does that put Putin in a corner? Is he forced to retaliate? Our President's trip to The Kingdom strikes me as "yet another Long March" here. Assad, Istanbul, Egypt, Beirut. Yikes.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:51 | 4601694 silvermail
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Ukraine - is bankrupt and the bomb for the U.S. economy.
Washington will not change "Russian thinking" most of the population of Ukraine.
If it failed to do over the last 100 years, why it will be possible in the next 10, 20 or 100 years?

Ukraine is the largest geo-strategic defeat of the United States and throughout the American ideology. In Ukraine, Washington fell into the trap set by Putin.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:41 | 4601180 401-Kulak
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oh snap - where am i going to sell Stupid suppositories.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:42 | 4601755 zhandax
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If you have perky tits, CNBC is always looking

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:48 | 4601196 surf0766
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O' caused the crisis and has the solution already planned.


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:00 | 4601222 NoDebt
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zerO had no idea what was coming.  And he has no solution, except the default solution- accepting it.  He was out-matched and out-played by a smarter opponent who started with fewer pieces on the board.  Putin's goal was to get what he wanted and play to 'stalemate' after that.  He accomplished his goal.

When you see international corporations (which have NO loyalty, except to money) basically telling their home countries 'shit happens', it should be apparent the depth of Putin's victory.  zerO said "shun Russia economically for what they've done" and they say "well, let's not be so hasty there, Mr. Thinman."


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:01 | 4601227 NYPoke
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Everybody assumes that Obama is incompetent, which is no doubt true.  Given the goal of the 60's Socialists, which is to bankrupt the American Government, this is probably all planned.


The White House is going to sit back & watch the Economic Destruction and smile.  They want this to happen.


ACORN wins; we lose.  Assholes.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:01 | 4601756 zhandax
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I would believe that in a heartbeat if I could find some evidence to contradict that this is is the final showdown between the only two sides which really matter.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:01 | 4601228 Godisanhftbot
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 Bitcon to zero

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:05 | 4601236 Stuck on Zero
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If Russia bans Hollywood, Miley, US News Media, US government websites, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama I'm moving to Moscow.


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:25 | 4601310 nmewn
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Somehow, twerkin with Vlad doesn't have the same connotation with me.

But hey! long as I stay in his good graces and perform as expected, shouldn't be a problem ;-)

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:38 | 4601341 knukles
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Step outta line and it's off to the Siberian FEMA equivalent.  Which they have up, running and fully populated.

It's OK to respect the man because he's one tough no nonsense motherfucker who'll crush your nuts in the door jam and does what he says, but another to have a man crush which is what so many around here appear to have embraced.
Just sayin'

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:26 | 4601554 Freddie
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Well I will twerk with Anna Chapman and you can twerk with Yulia the 5/8ths goy warrior Ukrainan princess who is supposedly not even Ukrianian.  She is supposedly Latvian and something else like a Turk. 

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:58 | 4602504 Optimusprime
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And something else like a Jewess.  And don't forget the Donmei--a lot of "Turks" are actually crypto-jews.


Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:17 | 4601288 Evil Bugeyes
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In 2013 US exports to Russia were $11.1 billion vs. imports from Russia of $27 billion resulting in a $16.9 billion deficit for the year. So it doesn't seem to be a big deal when compared to QE purchases per month.

I think Putin is mainly trying to scare the EU. And he is probably succeeding.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:18 | 4601290 nmewn
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I'm thinkin by unanimous

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:58 | 4601394 Bunga Bunga
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in Soviet Russia boomerang throws you!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:01 | 4601408 fwaynemartin
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"Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire. Russia without Ukraine can still strive for imperial status, but it would then become a predominantly Asian imperial state, more likely to be drawn into debilitating conflicts with aroused Central Asians, who would then be resentful of the loss of their recent independence and would be supported by their fellow Islamic states to the south. China would also be likely to oppose any restoration of Russian domination over Central Asia, given its increasing interest in the newly independent states there. However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as its access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia." From "The Grand Chess Board" by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:04 | 4601591 earleflorida
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indeed he did? as he created the mujahideen that morphed into the taliban that transfigured into the al-Qaeda

he also gave a.q. kahn the keys to pakistans nuclear arsenal that has put its u238 and p1/p2 on the worlds black market since the  70's and early 80's... right up to the late 90's when-- Boom 

a dirty bomb or suitcase filled with ZigBig's prophetic blunders has turned us into the enemy ourselves we so much distained

yes, it was the ZigBig (Carter?) that brought us the meaning of MAD on the chessboard, as this embossed trademark is time-stamped on every corner

he even forgot that the world is flat, if we were to walk from one end to the other just like his board of chess

unable to see his next move

a point lost on a linear plane yet defined...

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:29 | 4601482 laomei
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And once again, America totally demonstrates how much of a shit it gives about the expats who are treated as criminals for the audacity of living somewhere other than the US.  That's right expats, you'd better report all your earnings and pay taxes to a place you don't live, overpay for embassy fees to the point where the embassies turn a profit off of you and have absolutely zero impact on voting much less any actual representation.  Afterall, you get these great services like being at constant risk of government policies ruining your livlihood on a whim, while the homelander media touts you as a fatcat criminal regardless of how much tax you pay to the nation you call home in addition to the only government other than Eritrea that pulls this shit on its diaspora abroad.  Of course, when Eritrea does the same exact thing (ironically demanding far less), it's derided for blackmail and human rights abuses... when the US does it, no one dares say a word.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:35 | 4601718 dogismycopilot
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homey, i keep telling you Yanks - marry a local chick. get a second passport. otherwise, get used to being treated like a pariah and taxed like a serf.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:33 | 4601490 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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The boards I read all seem to say we can attack Russia financially but they can hurt us worse.  


So it stands to reason that Russia's sanctions against us will always be just a bit worse than ours against them.  It will leave our officials with the choice of admitting defeat or stubbornly digging in their heels and going another round which ultimately makes things worse for us.  

I don't like our odds.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:02 | 4601528 yogibear
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The US did a good job of Sanctioning itself when it exported all the manufacturing and technology jobs overseas.



Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:56 | 4601594 q99x2
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Well to me this whole thing seems to be right in line with everything else Obama has done to destroy the United States of America. For some reason the Oligarchs that give tell him what to do are hell bent on destroying the US as a nation. Could this be what Obama was wispering to Putin before his re-election?

They will have to systematically destroy any oligarchs that have money and power in the west before taking over the entire world. 

Actually after WWII the process of world domination went into high gear with the founding of UNESCO.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 

UNESCO and its mandate for international co-operation can be traced back to the League of Nations resolution on 21 September 1921, 

UNESCO was then co-opted of its ideals and used by globalist oligarchs with the backing of the military industrial complex and with the funding of the Central Bankers, to advance the agenda of the NWO--Agenda 21.

I'm doing research into how the early phase of this development spread through Latin America after WWII.

The war created the opportunity to reform the world and many believed in the ideals of UNESCO.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:19 | 4601667 q99x2
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A follow up post because of my roomate coming and telling me that on the Chinese TV channel she watches coincidentily, about 30 minutes after I explained some of the things uncovered from writing college research papers on modernism about UNESCO, whe told me that the president of China had just come from a meeting at UNESCO.

So this is the issue. They have to do something about China at this time because of Russia or in coordination with Russia.

Something is in the works.

NWO be gone.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:51 | 4601727 dogismycopilot
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The US used to be the beacon of freedom and individuality. The New World Order cannot have that. They have made America a country of emasculated Serfs...gutted the industries of the US and built up the zombies that are known as China.

In the Middle East none of the Arabs want to go to America. They want to go to Europe or Canada. America is no longer the land of milk and honey for the world. Now that the hope is gone - the torch of freedom has been extinguished (FACTA, Patriot Act, Exec Orders, etc.) - the NWO will try to roll up the world. 

The NWO was not expecting Russia to emerge as the last bastion of Christianity, individualism and raw Capitalism...that wasn't part of their plan and they are now trying to steamroll over Russian in this last push. They need to encircle Russia with NATO and then they will destroy it and harvest its natural resources, as they have wanted to do since Skull and Bones unleashed its members upon the world like the Hegelian plague. (You must read Antony Sutton’s magum opus on Skull and Bones...) 

Obama is the Anti-Christ (hence his oddly timed visit with the Pope even as the Supreme Court was cramming down Hobby Lobby owners to pay for abortions). Simply by meeting with him, the Pope has prima facie blessed Obama in violation of God’s instructions. "Matthew 7:15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."

The idiot Pope should have just set up a Skype call. Now he has legitimized Obama by meeting with him. 

Remember the line from Godfather: “Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.” Many think the gun is only pointed at others. They don’t realize they are falling asleep with a gun in their mouth every night.




Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:01 | 4602517 Optimusprime
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"Hegelian plague"???

Are owls carriers of the bug?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:25 | 4601627 estrategy
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Are Sergie and Larry Russian Nationals? GOOG has been getting killed.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:54 | 4601696 are we there yet
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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:22 | 4601707 Bear
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Another 1930's depression and so the Trade Wars start

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:45 | 4601725 Aussiekiwi
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Yep, US pushes Russia further and further away from the west instead of talking to them, undoes 30 years of work in a few months and also lets China, India etc know who have their own internal conflicts that they also need to move away from the west or they will receive the same treatment at some point. very very clever.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 04:09 | 4601740 syntaxterror
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Other than Gazprom what business does that vast, frozen shithole have that anyone gives a fuck about?

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:51 | 4601780 dogismycopilot
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gold, metals, timber and they own 20% of the world's fresh water (lake baikal).

also have the most beautiful women on the planet and non GMO agriculture industry.


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