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EU Announces New Washington-Pleasing, Russia-Wristslap Sanctions

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After unleashing a 10-page report of the death and destructive economic impact they could have on Russia via sanctions, the European leaders have agreed to issue travel bans, some asset-freezes, and trade curbs on various new individuals and business entities. The Goldilocks sanctions... just enough to please Washington, not enough to infuriate Putin into 'boomerangs'.

  • *EU AMBASSADORS’ MEETING ON RUSSIA SANCTIONS REACHES DEAL: FT

Via DPA,

EU ambassadors have reached agreement on a new round of travel bans and asset freezes in response to the crisis in Ukraine, diplomats say.

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The sanctions...

  • *EU AGREES CURBS ON RUSSIAN BANKS, EXPORT OF SOME TECHNOLOGY
  • *EU TO RESTRICT EXPORT OF EQUIPMENT FOR RUSSIAN OIL PRODUCTION
  • *EU TO CURB STATE-OWNED RUSSIAN BANKS' ACCESS TO CAPITAL MARKETS
  • *EU TO IMPOSE EMBARGO ON FUTURE ARMS SALES TO RUSSIA
  • *EU TO CURB SALE OF 'DUAL-USE' MACHINERY, ELECTRONICS TO RUSSIA
  • *SANCTIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AFTER 3 MONTHS: EU DIPLOMAT

But...

  • *AIDE SAYS U.S. HAS APPROVED EXPORTS OF DUAL-USE GOODS TO RUSSIA
  • *COMMERCE AIDE SAYS U.S. HASN'T REVOKED RUSSIA EXPORT LICENSES
  • *U.S. GOODS APPROVED FOR EXPORT HAVE MILITARY APPLICATIONS

I.e. the rockets for US military satellites

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Just as we predicted.

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Is it any wonder European leaders are all talk since the potential for blow back is so much larger compared to Washington...

 

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Meanwhile, Russia is 'trying'

  • *LAVROV URGED KERRY TO PUSH UKRAINE GOVT FOR CEASE-FIRE
  • *LAVROV, KERRY DISCUSSED ARMS CONTROL, UKRAINE, MIDDLE EAST
  • *LAVROV, KERRY AGREE ON NEED FOR CEASE-FIRE NEAR MH17 CRASH SITE

And Kerry's response:

  • *KERRY: RUSSIA SHOWS `NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE' OF BACKING CEASEFIRE
  • *KERRY: U.S. WILL IMPOSE WIDER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA IF NO CHANGE
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Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:07 | 5017754 NoDebt
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"Just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference."  - LBJ

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:12 | 5017775 john39
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banksters need WWIII to cover their tracks...  they won't stop until they get it, unless stopped.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:17 | 5017801 doomandbloom
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not entirely sure if this is a 'wristslap'. I think US/EU expect the oligarchs to turn against Putin...which is a decent possibility.

Oligarchs of the world will unite....

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:32 | 5017844 GeorgeWKush
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Speaking of Russian oligarchs. I’m not a man who usually promotes “Jews rule the world conspiracies” although acknowledging this group of people is overrepresented in powerful institutions, however, after doing some more reading about Khodorkovsky, which happens to be a Jew with close ties to the Rothschild family (that is an indisputable fact), paranoid people like myself tend to become suspicious. So after scrolling through a list of more than a dozen of the richest Russian oligarchs I became aware that not only a disproportionate number, but rather a vast majority of them, where in fact Jewish. Taken in account that Jews, today at least, make up an even much tinier proportion of the Russian population than the American, there should be reason to raise some questions and ring some alarm bells. If someone can’t give me a credible explanation to why this should be a coincidence, I migth be led to believe that it isn’t a coincidence at all.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:32 | 5017887 Latina Lover
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Two days ago I bought GAZPROM 2028 Participation Notes at an effective yield of 6.38% per annum.  Today they began to rally, showing once again the EU understands who their real partners are. If it wasn't for EU  NSA compromised politicans, nothing would have happened.

Russia did not shoot down MH17, nor did the so called Rebels.   It was just another Failed False Flag by the USSA puppeting their captive regime in Kiev.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37 | 5017916 doomandbloom
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Mish has been following the MH17 event

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/calling-all-munitions-and-fighter-plane.html

Basically a separatist video was posted on youtube June 18th ( a month before MH17) ...translation here

".....A passenger plane was flying by, and Ukrainian attack aircraft hid behind it. Then he lowered his altitude a bit and dropped bombs on the residential sector of Seminovka. They wanted to provoke the militia to shoot at the passenger plane. There would have been a global catastrophe. Civilians would have died....."

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:43 | 5017958 Latina Lover
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Re False Flag

The immediate shrill propaganda against Putin, a huge burst of negative comments from inactive social media accounts and closely co-ordinated mainstream talking points were a dead giveaway.

Russia and Ukrainian nationalists had nothing to gain from shooting MH17 whereas Kiev and their USSA masters profited mightily from the MH17 killings.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:45 | 5017971 Boris Alatovkrap
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Let us not bicker about who is kill who,... just remember, every war is bankster war!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:55 | 5018021 holdbuysell
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Yup. A very worthwhile 45 minutes.

All Wars are Bankers' Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:57 | 5018034 Canadian Dirtlump
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Bizzy, great to see you. As always, a place is always set at the table for you.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:57 | 5018039 Save_America1st
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And here's the excellent video:  All Wars are Banker Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:37 | 5019479 BOPOH
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Are you ready to die?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:04 | 5018335 whyami
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Looks like the plan wasn't formed just recently. Scary! So disregard of human lives!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:44 | 5017967 Bindar Dundat
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smarter than you?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:24 | 5018144 Monty Burns
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Join the gang, George.  All my life I bought into the narrative that Jews were "over-represented" because of their high intelligence.  But a few things made me dig. And I dug a bit more....and kept on digging. And it blew my fucking mind.  It will yours too if ever you get to do it.

You mention Ukraine. Jews make up 0.2% of the population but, post Nuland (herself Jewish) the President,  Prime Minister and Governors of the three largest regions are all Jewish. There just cannot be an innocent explanation for this and sure as hell we goyim aren't going to be the beneficiaries.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:26 | 5017846 Spitzer
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Putin turned on the Oligarchs 10 years ago. Most of them.

This is why they buy Premier league and NBA teams ect. To make a name for themselves internationally so that Putin can't just knock them off without anyone noticing.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:32 | 5018177 Herd Redirectio...
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Abramovich?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:46 | 5018238 Spitzer
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Yeah he owns Chelsea i think.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:49 | 5018251 Herd Redirectio...
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And sitting in the crowd for every home game, making sure the camera pans to him.

"Look everyone, its Mr. Abramovich, our generous benefactor.  Remember his face..."

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:49 | 5019247 Urban Redneck
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I think the SAMs on Abramovich's yacht are to protect against the IDF and keep his fellow tribe members away, since he is one of the designated beneficiaries of the Kremlin's crackdown on oligarchs who think they are above the Kremlin.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37 | 5017920 dirtyfiles
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thats exactly what 9/11 was for

as it is now to 'cover their tracks '

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:52 | 5018003 Canadian Dirtlump
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This is just kabuki theater until the skies start lighting up. It seems pretty clear to me the west isn't going to let this go. You know it's funny they talk about Iraq breaking up into 3 parts.. Why isn't anyone talking about the as logical prospect of Ukraine spliiting into a NEO-NAZI east and a pro Russian ( and in many cases ACTUAL RUSSIAN ) west.

 

Same reason why Crimea legally leaving Ukraine was a crime and Kosovo doing the same thing was self determination. Because it isn't to the satanists liking.

 

 

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:42 | 5018075 DogOfSinope
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At least Russians had a decency to organise a referendum and not harvest organs from remaining opposing population, unlike in the case of Kosovo.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:47 | 5018244 Canadian Dirtlump
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You mentioning harvesting organs I thought that you might have been talking about a certain mass of land on the mediterranean with stringent immigration laws.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:51 | 5018261 Dublinmick
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Notice the city of London doesn't need Russian gas, hence are not too concerned about the Europa economy.

http://www.darkmoon.me/2013/the-judeo-russian-mafia-and-the-bloodbath-to...

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09 | 5017756 LawsofPhysics
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The E.Z. cutting off it nose despite it's face...

Nah, more kabuki theater and the path towards a war to solve that "youth unemployment problem".

The oligarchs are very happy about this.

Same as it ever was.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:16 | 5017793 Winston Churchill
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There will be open revolt in europe if they push for war LoP.

I've been told it by multiple people over there.

Nobody is going to war for the US full stop, at this point.

Nobody will believe another US false flag either.

The NWO has overplayed its hand, now we will see if that are prepared to destroy

the world,to save it in their image.

I'm not eager for the answer on that question.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:25 | 5017838 LawsofPhysics
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You remain the optimist Winston.  Who is "willing to go to war" (for the U.S. or Israel) is irrelevant so long as the supply of weapons continues to flow to desparate people simply trying to survive.  

The "club" continues to get smaller.  As history shows time and time again, eventually the numbers of the desparate swells and a few club members are jaded enough to actually organize a real war effort.

I continue to watch China (who seems quite content to watch all of this unfolding).

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:48 | 5017984 Winston Churchill
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I think you are wrong, there has been a sea change in the mood there

in the attitude to both the US, and their own 'leaders'.

If I was a betting man, I'd say the odds are greater that europe turns on the US,after their

leaders,rather than Russia.The Balts, and Poles being the exception, but they were always suicidal.

China is quite happy to let Putin do the front running in a good  cop/bad cop routine.

That will change abruptly if Russia is truly threatened, but the Ukes are being trounced,

and winter is coming, there is no need at this point.We don't know what diplomatic pressure is

being the scenes either.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:31 | 5018168 Monty Burns
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I agree with you Winston but the sea change you refer to will really have impact in the case of a major shooting war.  Not much any of us can do if goes nukular, as GWB would say.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:50 | 5018260 Herd Redirectio...
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Whats crazy is, the elites are crazy enough to think this IS their solution to the 'youth unemployment crisis'.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:39 | 5018207 LawsofPhysics
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Only one thing is assured at this point, what is coming will benefit the international oligarchs as the earth has in large part abandoned a legitimate rule of law and mechanism for settling trade accounts in favor of decades of  "worry free" central planning.

No way for anyone, in any country to avoid the consequences of avoiding the consequences of bad behavior and capital mis-allocation at so many levels for so long.

I am optimistic in that compensation (in whatever form that may be) will slowly begin to return to people who actually work to provide goods and services of real value.  This is never without pain (for useless fucks anyway).

 

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:25 | 5017842 Ghordius
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+1 hear, hear. destroy the world? nah. don't confuse the bark with the bite

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:27 | 5017849 LawsofPhysics
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European history is not on your side.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37 | 5017905 Ghordius
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European history? We are still here, remember? We weren't the two superpowers strutting with nuclear holocaust potential for endless destruction. We were The Front Line for both. Thank you, that was enough

MAD still applies. "Great" Powers have girlish slapping power among themselves, nowadays, there is no space for manly brawls in this saloon. In the Chinese Sea there might be a very small bit of more elbow room, but it's very, very limited, too

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:40 | 5017935 LawsofPhysics
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"We are still here, remember?" - Yes, some of you are.  Pretty disingenuous statement there Ghordius.  Like I said, the oligarchs are happy about this.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:01 | 5018051 overmedicatedun...
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it must give Ghordius comfort knowing Sec of state(vomit coming to mouth) Kerry, has the russians right where he wants them, with kerry in change what could go wrong? he did a great job in Israel.  maybe the EU ought to keep that ass hat as far away from russia as possible, my recommendation lagos.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:33 | 5021413 Ghordius
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are we still about the "destroy the world" or did we change theme? imho it's either a big confusion about what I wanted to write or I just touched a nerve, of the religious kind, of all things

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:04 | 5019348 piratepiet
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did you fall for that US-USSR thing ?  Not a false dichotomy, Ghordius ?

Let me ask you this : how many US soldiers were killed by USSR and vice versa ?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:38 | 5017927 Ghordius
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"The Goldilocks sanctions... just enough to please Washington, not enough to infuriate Putin into 'boomerangs'." let's say enough not to infuriate both sides. and find some balance. asking for justice would be too much, in this case

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:23 | 5018149 Idleproc
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You're the only european nationalist on the road.
The europe does not exist, is a geopolitical colonial construction of the global banksters.

I am Italian, I'm not european.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:18 | 5019360 piratepiet
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Until you need German money right ? Then you will be very European.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:15 | 5018385 whyami
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Balance? Europe is nothing but a degradeing continant where people have no balls in between their legs.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:11 | 5019379 piratepiet
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very balanced

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:44 | 5017966 Aussie V
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@ Winston

If these monsters will shoot both sides of a rally, the protestors AND the Police they won't hesitate to create the situation where Europeans will run to enlist to fight the enemy whoever they are.

Think about it. If they want war they can create the situation to achieve it. MH17 was nothing compared to what they could pull off.

BTW CNN Is reporting that the Ukrainian Government has fired Ballistic Missiles against Novorussian militia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9-8KvtfjZA

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:46 | 5017975 dirtyfiles
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secondary play is Ebola spread like cholera was

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:09 | 5018082 Anarchy 99
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Agree.I am european with  family italy france germany, and riots will start here before US follows

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09 | 5017761 TahoeBilly2012
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Who wants gas?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:09 | 5017762 PlusTic
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Vlad, turn out the lights...let'em know who they r fukking with!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:32 | 5017878 john39
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imho, Putin is wise enough to try and win over Europeans and pull them away from the NWO... if the governments are controlled, at the very least, he will try and pull the populations away.  Otherwise war is inevitable.

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