Obama To Putin: If You Like Your Russian Sanctions, Here Are Some More - Live Feed

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Having underperformed Russia by almost 20% since unleashing the first set of sanctions and sell recommendations, President Obama has decided enough is enough and has wielded the credit market ax in this round of sanctions for what the world is really not sure. As we noted here, of course, Russian firms can handle restricted access to US debt markets (probably better than American firms). Nevertheless, the teleprompter is up... the people are excited, and President Obama is about to explain how these sanctions (unilaterally placed on Russia since Europe did not back them) are different and better and "fair"...


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So far so good...


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And now we await the blowback, as just like the last round of US sanctions merely accelerated the Russia-China holy grail gas deal, so this one should should lead to a promptly completion of the BRIC bank. The only good outcome, considering the Fed is desperate for someone, anyone, to sell bonds, is that Russia and its $110 billion in TSYs, should promptly oblige.

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Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:14 | 4964375 gh0atrider
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Any good Russian indexes to buy?  If Obama is against it, gh0atrider is all in.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:21 | 4964418 economics9698
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Fuck the tribe.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:25 | 4964443 BC6
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Putin would kick him in the vagina while wearing his mom's jeans, but Putin has wisdom to not argue with a bitch.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:30 | 4964459 Keyser
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Thunderdome, 2 men enter, 1 man leaves... I would pay good money for ringside seats to that match, Putin vs Obama... 

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:34 | 4964479 john39
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but you said two MEN had to enter... so who does Obamao send, hillary?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:39 | 4964495 Latina Lover
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No Obama sends himself into the Thunderdome and takes it up the ass, the way he really likes it.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:58 | 4965024 smlbizman
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if u ever thought mike tysons fights were over quick.....

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:56 | 4964804 barre-de-rire
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Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:27 | 4965122 max2205
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I guess the Fed will crush oil to $50 real soon....that'll teach 'em

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:35 | 4964482 NoDebt
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Like everything else he does and says, being late is an implied middle finger to everyone.  I'm out.


Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:33 | 4964709 Aussie V
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Far Out!!

That'd be the biggest fight since the "Thriller in Manilla"

Can we get Don King onto that??? (unless he's been sanctioned?)

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:58 | 4964487 Sudden Debt
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And if Russia would be the enemy, obama should know to keep his enemies close.

But I just can't seem to forget that discussion before his second election about "more room to maneuver"

I can't seem to get rid of this feeling that it's all orchestrated...

America is really cornering itself all the way here.

He's against the bricks
Europe is changing sides and by october they'll have open relations again when they need the gas
The are stepping on china's toes...
Dropping the allies israel and the saudi's...
ISIS going after the Iraqi and Iranian oil field and I think they'll go up in smoke some day.
Than the fracking for oil in the US.. Perfect way to get the dollar back to petrodollar uber status if like china needs to buy oil from the US when Iraqi fields will be shut off.
China now has the gold but what if the US would say it wants gold for it's oil when all the other fields are burning? Anybody ever read about the optium wars and how England managed to take all the silver and gold back from the silk and tea trade?

It's like America is really trying to pick a fight with everybody here.
Economically, Obama is destroying the foreign relations and that will harm trade pretty hard.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:04 | 4964598 TheFourthStooge-ing
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But I just can't seem to forget that discussion before his second election about "more room to maneuver"

I can't seem to get rid of this feeling that it's all orchestrated...

Then again, it might just have been a case of compulsive liar is compulsive, and things are falling apart because the gang in Vichy DC is incompetent and/or doesn't care. It's certainly plausible.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:53 | 4965007 gruntled
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Obama ***hates*** America. And he promised he would "fundamentally transform" her.

What he's doing worldwide is what he's doing nationally - sowing chaos, hatred, discord, strife. At least America doesn't have the genocide - yet. 

I'm not much for Christian eschatology, but I think what he's doing would pretty neatly fit into any definition of "antichrist".

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:28 | 4964453 zorba THE GREEK
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Does Obama even work during Ramadan?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:32 | 4964466 Quinvarius
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Hmmm.  That does explain the late night dinner parties.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:37 | 4964489 Sudden Debt
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He's the only muslim that has a 365 day ramadam...

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:08 | 4964612 PhilofOz
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Apparently, he's also a muslim that has a team of what are either/or Zionist Israeli-first dual citizens in his Administration. Can someone give me a similar list of Muslims there please?

Current Members

Tony Blinken Deputy National Security Advisor
Danielle Borrin Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Director of Public Engagement
Gary Gensler Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Jonathan Greenblatt Special Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Social 
Innovation and Civic Participation (Domestic Policy Council)
Jack Lew Secretary of the Treasury
Eric Lynn Middle East Policy Adviser
Matt Nosanchuk Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement for Jewish Outreach
David Plouffe Senior Advisor to the President
Daniel Rubenstein Ambassador to Syria
Dan Shapiro Ambassador to Israel
Gene Sperling Director, National Economic Council
Aviva Sufian Special Envoy, U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services (Inaugural role)
Adam Szubin Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury)
Janet Yellen Chairwoman, Federal Reserve

Former Members
Ben Bernanke (2006-2013) Chairman, Federal Reserve
Mary Schapiro (2009-2012) Chairwoman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Steven Simon (2009-2012) Senior Director, Middle East/North Africa, National Security 
Rahm Emanuel (2009-2010) Chief of Staff to the President
David Axelrod (2009-2011) Senior Advisor to the President
Elena Kagan (2009-2010) Solicitor General of the United States
Peter Orszag (2009-2010) Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Lawrence Summers ('09-'11) Director National Economic Council
Mona Sutphen (2009-2011) Deputy White House Chief of Staff
James B. Steinberg ('09-'11 ) Deputy Secretary of State
Dennis Ross (2009-2011 ) Special Assistant to the President
Ronald Klain (2009-2011) Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Jared Bernstein (2009-2011) Chief Economist/Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President
Susan Sher (2009-2011) Chief of Staff to the First Lady
Alice Rivlin Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform
Lee Feinstein (2009) Campaign Foreign Policy Advisor
Mara Rudman (2009) Foreign Policy Advisor

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:32 | 4964949 BigJim
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I'm pretty sure such lists are anti-Semitic.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:04 | 4965044 PhilofOz
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If this list comes from the Jewish Virtual Library, a "Project of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise" then I'm pretty sure that it's not an anti-Semitic list. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/obamajews.html

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:12 | 4965070 PhilofOz
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As much as I get a little nauseous just by the sight of Obama and this becomes very quickly a desire to vomit when words come out of his mouth, it does seem outrageous from someone on the outside the claims that he's a muslim when he's got more than his share of those that are on the opposite side of the fence surrounding him. When I get this list of muslims in his Administration to verify such claims, I'll shut up!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:06 | 4964604 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Does Obama even work during Ramadan?

It depends. Work for whom?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:30 | 4964461 sunnydays
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The petro dollar demise will start occurring even faster now..  How stupid can a country get to continue cutting it's own throat.  Got Silver and Gold?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:25 | 4964438 zorba THE GREEK
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Our foreign policy is so bad now that it has to be driven by some ulterior motive. Why are we alienating everybody on the planet? Someone has to stop this madness before we are left holding our dicks in our hands with our heads buried in the sand.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:49 | 4964554 New_Meat
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I've seen this in the dreaded private sector.  Some clueless but clever MBA person has an "incentive" that gets her (in these cases, go figure) short term money in response to long term hurt.

"... before we are left holding our dicks in our hands ..."

duuuuuude, I'm really not into circle-jerks, nor are many of us ;-0

- Ned

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:13 | 4964377 RacerX
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"President Obama Delivers a Statement". Almost sounds like a children's book, like "See Dick Speak".

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:15 | 4964385 TeamDepends
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Barry thrives on blowback...

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:34 | 4964481 TeamDepends
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Yeah, Blowback Mountain.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:17 | 4964387 ENTP
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Oh darn it, Obama is restricting Russia's use of dollars and the Eurocrats are on his side.  I mean it would be pretty barbaric for Putin to want something like Au for Gas.  

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:33 | 4964469 Winston Churchill
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Putin is rehearsing his appearance right now.

"Honestly I didn't want to accept only gold for energy,but they forced my hand".

Obozo is falling into the trap he set for Putin.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:39 | 4964500 New_Meat
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c'mon Winnie, u b smarter than this:

"Obozo is falling into the trap he set for Putin."

this is the path that they (O and P) have been on for a while:

"Tell Vlad that I'll have more flexibility in my second term."

- Ned

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:55 | 4964572 Winston Churchill
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I think you missed a couple of doublecrosses along the road to where we now

stand.If you think these two are acting in concert, you are tone deaf.

I wish it was Kabuki, but our NIC (narcissist in chief), is liable to opt for a first strike

on Russia the way thing are going.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:02 | 4964587 Pheonyte
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Fabians vs. Bolsheviks. Two factions of the same globalist team, but they're still two factions and they hate each other.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:16 | 4964637 Winston Churchill
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Whats an icepick between comrades.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:45 | 4964749 Aussie V
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Did you guys read that Russia has done a deal with Cuba to set up it's spying (read listening) post to intercept US signals??

It is definitely heating up and I find it hard to believe this is just theatre.

In Eastern Ukraine the indiscriminate killing has continued against civilians and 'maybe' the reason for these latest sanctions is because one THIRD of the Ukie army has been cornered in a pincer movement in the south of Ukraine pinned against the Russian border on one side and the Novorussian forces on the other spanned out for a couple of hundred miles.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 22:26 | 4965529 tunnelvizn
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A hol(e)y experience

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:42 | 4964513 ENTP
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What is that Germany?  Only 12% of your gold got returned to you?  Well, we feel for you and don't want you to go cold, would you like to join our BRICS Bank?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:17 | 4964395 czarangelus
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Obama is officially stupider than G-dubs, a feat I never thought possible. But even Bush was above this fuckwittery. Every time Obama opens his waffle slot, he makes the USD less attractive to the foreigners we so desperately need to hold it.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:27 | 4964454 Winston Churchill
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Shooting himself in the arsehole.

Trying to see if he can get it to over 100 countries supporting

the BRICS covertly.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:29 | 4964694 Monty Burns
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It's so stupid that, well, it can't be that stupid. If you get my drift.I have come around to the theory that this destroying of the economy, dollar, foreign relations and everything else is being done deliberatley. They just cannot, literally, be that stupid.

Who's behind it?  My guess is some globalist cabal for reasons unclear. To me at least.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:48 | 4964761 Aussie V
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@Monty Burns

The ONLY reason I can see is pure smugness and arrogance on the part of US leadership.

This is a plausable reason. A disconnect from the real world situation as well as an arrogance that the US is still as strong and respected in the world as it once was?

That could account for it.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:08 | 4964849 barre-de-rire
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of course it is done deliberatly, why ? cause of the fucking meadowd repport !!!! since 72 they know they cannot keep going, since 72 they run on the wall ...

we are close 7.5 bilions humans, you cannot growth & expense populating density. you have to haircut by half.

as economy is deregulated, torubles pop everywhere, they do not move to ukraine coz no money, dont care, usa send small group now no more army, no more money.

letting system rot like detroit is an evidence. final action is war triggering.


brics is same as fed bu like just bornd baby. wait the child grow up & steel key car & smoke doobiez... shit restart other half of the planet...

1st half ( US/EU never will accept to be controled economically, so, no choice. war.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 21:40 | 4965357 Dragon HAwk
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English, not your  natural language is it. ?

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:17 | 4964404 Spitzer
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Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:22 | 4964419 stant
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He's done more damage to the us than if somebody sank a carrier.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:24 | 4964436 ENTP
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Yep, its gonna take a while for Gen X and Y to catch on, but "Modern Warfare" is going to be nothing like the video games, its going to be 100% cyber and financial.  Welcome to the 21st century Obama!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:58 | 4964580 Pheonyte
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We may see it after this. Rickards has been talking about a Russian cyber takedown of the NYSE. This may be the provocation for it.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:11 | 4964856 barre-de-rire
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until total off grid. problem to be 100% electrical is when you have no power, whole system, the TOTAL SYSTEM is down. think about it. get off grid knowledge is your salvation now.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:24 | 4964432 pathetic looser
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there is an opinion that obama isnt getting all or accurate information by his advisers / cia / thinktanks etc . opinion that the arrogance and incompetance in his actions could be caused by lack of information , certain level of ignorance or by being manipulated . all jokes aside , can this be possible ? can a president be just an announcer for a complex web of deciders ? i kinda know the answear , just trying to keep my cynicism in check.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:28 | 4964452 Quinvarius
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Brzenzinski certainly has his ear and is certainly a dumfuk bent on having Russia nuked.

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