"US Will Feel Tangible Losses," Russia Prepares To Unleash Retaliatory Trade Wars

Tyler Durden's picture

"It's a troubling continuation/expansion of trade as a geopolitical tool," warns one Washington-based consulting firm as Russia prepares to unleash retaliatory actions to US and European sanctions. As Bloomberg reports, Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald's cheese for safety. In addition, a Russian lawmaker has drafted legislation that might result in U.S. accounting firms being barred from doing business in his country. All of this is odd given Jack "trust me" Lew's reassurance that Russian sanctions would have no impact on the US economy. Russia's response, US will feel 'tangible losses' from 'destructive, myopic' sanctions.


As Bloomberg reports, while Russia and the U.S. have long sparred over agricultural trade, the actions fueled speculation they could be retaliatory.

Russia’s food safety agency said it may ban imports of U.S. poultry and some European fruit due to contamination of the products, according Bloomberg BNA, citing Russian state media. The food safety agency, known as Rosselkhoznadzor, also said it will examine suppliers of McDonald’s cheese for their use of antibiotics.


Russia was the second-largest market, after Mexico, for U.S. chicken last year, according to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. The U.S. exported about $309 million worth of broiler chickens to Russia last year, according to the council.


Russia, which joined the World Trade Organization in 2012, is considering banning some European fruit that includes seeds and pits from the entire EU or from bloc’s individual member countries, said Alexei Alekseenko, an aide to Rosselkhoznadzor director Sergei Dankvert, BNA reported.


Fruit shipments from the EU have recently contained Oriental fruit moths, he said, according to the Russian news agency RIA. He proposed talks with EU suppliers over the issue.

Seems like that would impact the US and European economy...

“This is not a surprise,” Mike Cockrell, chief financial officer at Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM) of Laurel, Mississippi, said by phone. “It’s not unusual for Russia to find something wrong when they have a political reason to do so.”


Officials from McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Russia explained these are not anti-US sanctions...

“These are not sanctions against U.S. We don’t have a goal to harm U.S. citizens’ quality of life,” Fedorov said. “There are companies in Russia which have sensitive positions in terms of Russia’s sovereignty and economic security.”


Fedorov said consulting firms and audit firms will be the first to be targeted by the new bill. Next will be U.S. media, he said.

And Russia issued a statement that US will feel 'tangible losses' from 'destructive, myopic' sanctions.

We have repeatedly spoken about the illegitimacy and groundlessness of the US sanctions against Russia. Washington will gain nothing from such decisions except for further complication of Russian-American relations and the creation of an unfavorable atmosphere in international affairs, where the cooperation between our countries often plays a key role.


The U.S. administration, strained creating the appearance of "sequence" in its current behavior, in fact, is merely trying to avoid responsibility for the tragic developments in Ukraine. Not Russia, and Kiev regime and its overseas patrons guilty of a growing number of civilian casualties in the eastern regions. In his pompous manner prosecutorial White House, covering the bloody military operation of Kiev, which contrary to all international norms sunk to rocket attacks peaceful cities, continues to put forward baseless claims against us.


One gets the impression that the U.S. sanctions pressure, transformed now at sectoral level, has one goal - to get even with us for an independent and uncomfortable for Washington politics. Please also note the obvious elements of unscrupulous trade and economic competition in the U.S. actions.

The losses that Washington will sustain from such a destructive and myopic policy will be very tangible

US officials are not happy...

“Assuming that they take this action, it would be blatant protectionism,” Clayton Yeutter, a U.S. Trade Representative under President Ronald Reagan, said in a phone interview. “There is little or no legitimacy to their complaints.”

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Putin warned of boomerangs... and sure enough here they come...


And France is screwed...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday that Russia has the capability to build Mistral-class helicopter carriers on its own if France cancels the existing contract, RIA Novosti reported. “The French must prove they are serious partners and reliable contractors,” Rogozin said after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and government ministers.


“If they fail to do so, we will build the [Mistral] ships on our own. We are finally capable to do it,” Rogozin said. On Monday, he expressed doubts that France would cancel the contract, which he said would be worse for France than for Russia.

And it seems Russia is not as isolated as President Obama would like everyone to think...


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Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Heck, I still remember TAM trucks.

Sudden Debt's picture

...examine suppliers of McDonald’s cheese for their use of antibiotics.


those idiots...


ThisIsBob's picture

Whatever it is, it is not "cheese" and never was.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Begun, the cheese wars has.

When cheeses stop crossing borders, armies start.

Si vis pars, para bellum!

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

I'd actually move if I could no longer score my fix of bulgarian feta.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Mrs. Horseman is my Dairy Queen.

Marry a Bulgarian milk maid.

Secure your supply.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Blessed are the Cheesmakers" -Life of Brian

espirit's picture

@ HH

Wondering if you've made an outdoor bread oven yet?

Sashko89's picture

Hmmm.. that cheese looks good.

oddjob's picture

Not as good as the Waffles.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Indeed, OddJob!  Mrs. Horseman's real-buttermilk waffles with homemade-fresh-whipped cream and blackberry preserves are heavenly.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I won't ask who does the milking and who does the churning, as long as there's a happy ending.  ;-)

Joe Tierney's picture

It's American cheese - made from American teen pimple squeezings - hence its yellow color and lumpy texture.


How can anyone eat that shit?

Cattender's picture

Putin should be Aware of our POWERFUL ECONOMIC RECOVERY!!! 4% GDP HAHAHAHA!!!! Suck on That Putin!!!!!

Hook Line and Sphincter's picture

Some say that's its unfair we include military spending, credit card purchases, and our own inflation without adjustment in out GDP number. 

I say, join the crowd.

Duffy's picture

Sanctions have long been a tool of nations against other nations, usually as a prelude to war.  However, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson after WWI came to believe sanctions alone could be a “deadly force” in affecting change in other nations, stating:

“A nation boycotted is a nation that is in sight of surrender. Apply this economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy and there will be no need for force. It is a terrible remedy. It does not cost a life outside the nation boycotted, but it brings pressure upon the nation that, in my judgment, no modern nation could resist.”


 - A History of Failures: Sanctions


Never any sanctions on Israel, though of course.  Not after the Lavon Affair, or the USS Liberty incident... I'd throw in the Marine barracks bombing and so would one or two others...  not after announcing new settlements the day/before/after the arrival of us officials trying to pretend to broker peace talks, not after the massive spy ring was broken up before, during, and after 9/11, and not when there's good evidence a network of Jewish traitors and Israeli spies using diplomati bags/cover stole US nuclear material - a smuggling ring that pretty much definitely involved Netanyahu...and not when US missile technology ends up in Chinese hands via Israel, and not when Israel tried to sell nukes to South Africa, or faked evidence about Iraqi WMDs, or posed as CIA agents when working with terrorists in Iran...


and on top of it all, you have unanimous House and Senate votes in support of Israel's "right"  to kill hundreds in retalian for rockets that killed 3, fired in response to multiple bombing runs by fighter jets that killed over a dozen, plus house demolitions, mass arrests, and police beatings of Palestinian children all stemming from the kidnapping of 3 Jew settler colonialists which Israel knew Hamas did not do, but they used it as a pretext to avoid a potential Palestinian unity government and the added subsequent pressure to engage in meaningful peace talks [with an eye to ending apartheid settlement building and the illegal occupation] that would bring.

But Russia allegedly is arming rebels who are certainly being murdered by Washington's puppet regime in Kiev - a country on its own border, an area formerly part of Russia proper....  but The US is sanctioning them.  No evidence provided for that, just as no real evidence was provided for the idea they shot down the jetliner.

If you put it in a novel, no one would be able to take it seriously - it seems too far-fetched, and would seem to rely on a completely complicit .gov, press, and a fucking idiotic public.




Winston Churchill's picture

And sanctions rarely work because entrepeneurs will break them with ease,

Product I  supplied to Atlas Aircraft in South Africa, I knew damn well was going to

Rhodesia. Then when S. Africa was sanctioned, I suddenly started selling things in

Mozambique, where no market existed.I had to use Israeli plywood on an order going

to Libya once, during the height of the Arab embargo, as my regular supply from Gabune

had dried up.

Where there is a will ,there is a way.

my_nym's picture

On a historical note, Zionists used a boycott/sanctions against Germany but then gave it up when they got the Transfer Agreement from other racial supremacists out of it.

So generally poor Jewish peasants were left for the "FEMA" camps where many would eventually starve just like poor Germans themselves did when they began to lose the war thanks to Team America, "F yeah!" entering the war.  They even laid the foundation for a Pentagon that would be struck sixty years later to the day of its Talmudic/Masonic foundation on 911. "Time for war, F, yeah!  Let's borrow some more ponzi into existence from Jewish bankers, out of nothing, in order to finance it too!  Great idea, boys!" Etc. 

The Greatest Generation and the one Good War, justified by Pearl Harbor...  which is why people that wanted another war created on time needed "another Pearl Harbor" in order to generate it.  But what are they going to do now that wars are not being created on time?

Anyway, the downside to the Greatest Generation is that the West would later have to deal with Soros and the Jewish Left playing pretend with their rainbows with  Madeline Albright saying that starving to death 500,000 Iraqi children was a price that was "worth it" in the background.  That was before Zionists wanted to go check everyone's underpants for WMDs in Iraq and after John "I'm Jewish too!" Kerry voted for war.  Or something like that.  Was Albright's calculation that 500,000 goy were not worth a Jewish fingernail.... or did Albright just absorb that sort of rabbinic culture of tribal supremacy by osmosis?  I'm sure the navel gazing trendies in the corporate media or at the Huffpost will ask her what her Jewishness means to her.  It will probably mean farting rainbows of peace and love all around the world. 

Except when it's time to finance War Inc., starve kids to death or launder debt/money through Zion again, then Judaism seems to mean something other than rainbows.

If you put it in a novel, no one would be able to take it seriously - it seems too far-fetched, and would seem to rely on a completely complicit .gov, press, and a fucking idiotic public.

It is too bad that the goyim/tribes are generally all utterly stupid.  Even as they wake up to a tribe working within their tribes and nations, their reaction is usually dumb.  If they wake up enough to fight Jewish supremacy and tribalism based on nationalism of their own, then THEY will be the racists and tribalists.  Fascist, racist street thug types are anxious to help with all of that.  Then they're another Hitler, sort of like Saddam, Ghaddafi, Putin and whoever else is yet... ANOTHER HITLER.  After all, a Tribe Inc. that itself has a thousand year history of genocidal "anti-goyism" were just minding their own business and trying to fart rainbows of peace on Germany back then and Hitler went crazily tribal on them for no reason, no reason at all... etc.  (Holodomor, what is that?  Was it "the" Holodomor?  Were all Russian Christians Holodomor survivors, owed reparations by Jews?  Where are the reparations that need to be paid to the Ukrainians by Victoria Nuland/Nudelman and all other Talmudists, other than more War Inc. heading their way???  Seriously.) 

There's always tribalism for the goy too, like the Golden Dawn in Greece after Goldman Sachs was through there. On the other hand, if they fight rabbinic ideas of Jewish supremacy based on peace and love or tell stories about Good Palestinians, then they may get crucified or at least character assassinated without trial for supporting terrists.  "You're either with us or you're with the terrists."  --W 

Perhaps there's nothing to be done.  Personally, I would think that the goy would drop from exhaustion with respect to keeping up with all the lies of the Tribe that tends to fancy itself above all other tribes eventually.  (If Zionist madmen need to false flag themselves in order to create more tribalism and herd people along toward Zion based on Islamist insanity or to create a cabalistically sacred magick "sacrifice"/holocaust by the numbers, then they probably will.  Even if the Islamic crazies weren't there to be manipulated and used like "Al Qaeda" to draw in dumb Arab/goy peasants to be periodically flushed like a toilet, there would probably be some other excuse to maintain the Tribe. There will be no end to the idea that "Everyone is out to get us!!!!"  A lot of Israelis even believe that the American government is out to get them, at this point.  Just like many American goy believe that Obama is a Muslim Manchurian candidate, with former members of the IDF as his chief of staff... to be replaced by Jack "Orthodox Jew" Lew later.  But everyone is still out to get them and they are blameless victims, as a tribe, in all things. That's how pathetic it's getting.)

cnmcdee's picture

Not trying to thread jack but this is critical information everybody on the planet needs to be aware of in regards to Ebola:

The reality is Ebola is not going to be contained?  Why because it will become a Sexually Transmitted Disease!!!

The isolation of EBOV from semen 40 days after the onset of illness underscores the risk of sexual transmission of the filoviruses during convalescence. Zaire EBOV has been detected in the semen of convalescent patients by virus isolation (82 days) and RT-PCR (91 days) after disease onset. Marburg virus has also been isolated from the semen and linked conclusively to sexual transmission 13 weeks into convalescence.


I suspect it has already entered the sexual community and sex trade workers.  Condoms WILL NOT SUFFICE, only ABSTAINING!

However people MUST stockpile and have on hand Selenium - taken in larger doses it will greatly reduce the odds of passing away if they do become infected.

Duffy's picture

One is always well advised to beware of flying seamen.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Rx:  Don't date/do chicks who date/do their guys, and tell your friends.   Profiling* might save your life, but cost your 'reputation' with morons.

Think of it as Risk Profiling, not racial profiling.  There are typically numerous factors that go into the total Risk factor (mathematically, it's the "Product of probabilities of individual factors").  So, to hell with the PC morons, who may gasp or criticize your Risk Profiling.

"Can't save everyone, but maybe enough of those who matter most." -Kirk

Dublinmick's picture

Excellent information and worthwhile for all to take a look at.

It is sobering also, as for most populations around the world information does not sink in and some have no access to itl

People amazingly still believe (unless they are paid to dumb down forums) that voting for a one party system with two sides controlled by diebold voting machines is somehow going to let freedom ring.

They still believe Washington controls the world while owing 18 trillion to Euro bankster shysters where incidentally their SSA numbers originate. This information will not sink in and the virus will spread with ease, that is a given. They could watch it on FOX News day after day and it wouldn't sink into the fluoridated masses who have been poisoned.

Tall Tom's picture

When you post this once then you are not trying to threadjack.


When it is posted twice then your credibility and believablity takes some really negative strikes.


Now I am not even sure whether or not to believe anything that you have written.

PlusTic's picture

Tee-it-up Vlad...fukk these oligarchical scumbags!

Keyser's picture

My oligarchs are better than your oligarchs...


A not so happy meal. 

onthesquare's picture

I am pretty sure the Russians could find mad cow some where in USDA ground up and pink slim what ever it is.

Sudden Debt's picture

The West is to polarized to see and realize what's going to happen.

jcaz's picture

Dammiit- there goes my caviar......

Winston Churchill's picture

Get Iranian, much better.

Oh wait....

Dublinmick's picture

Not bad Winston, I had to laugh myself.

In fact I wonder if Rogozin or some of them over there could arrange for McDonalds to be banned here. With the reduced demand maybe they will cut out the wood fiber and pink slime.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald's cheese for safety.

The fruit Ban is a fuck you for Moldova since wine is their biggest export aka grapes.

Urban Redneck's picture

But the Russians also made clear that Moldova just needs to reaffirm its commitment to remaining in the non-aligned movement and reject NATO a alliance.

It's amazing how much truthiness one can find in propaganda rags if they just know how and where to look.


Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

There is more to this story and it ties into the jews/joos also.

As far as NATO goes Russia already has that one covered it is called Transnistria and secondarily Gaguazia (ties into the joos thing also).

There are more layers to this than natural resources / petrodollar / super power status

NATO won't admit member states with disputed territories.

It is not NATO the Russians are warning about it is this.


Baku – APA. The U.S. Congress passed in two readings a Russian aggression prevention bill that provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova (during the period in which each of such countries meets specified criteria) for purposes of the transfer or possible transfer of defense articles or defense services. The bill was submitted to the competent commission for being prepared for the final reading, APA reports, quoting the official website of the U.S. Congress.


The bill directs President Barack Obama to increase U.S. Armed Forces interactions with the armed forces of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia; and U.S and NATO security assistance to such states. Armenia is not included in the list.


The bill also amends the Natural Gas Act to apply the expedited application and approval process for natural gas exports to World Trade Organization members, and urges the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Trade and Development Agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the World Bank Group, and the European Bank for Reconstruction to promote assistance to Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova in order to exploit natural gas and oil reserves and to develop alternative energy sources.


The document prohibits any federal department or agency from taking any action that recognizes Russian Federation sovereignty over Crimea or otherwise endorses the Russian Federation's illegal annexation of Crimea, and directs the Secretary of State to strengthen democratic institutions, the independent media, and political and civil society organizations in countries of the former Soviet Union; and increase educational and cultural exchanges with countries of the former Soviet Union.



As an aside they announced it on 7/17/2014......


Urban Redneck's picture

Bunch of worthless has-been and never-was nations until they conveniently dropped Azerbaijan in there. Foggy Bottom must be supremely over-confident if they think they can also juggle the Caspian bathtub and cut off Russia from Armenia and Iran. But with Russian nukes in Armenia I can see why the they might have come to the conclusion that Washington's way overpriced conventional weapons and worthless fiat of mass destruction weren't going to buy much influence over both sides of that pending conflict.

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Staying away from the whole joo/muslim alliance issue for a bit.

This is why none of those countries will be getting membership status in NATO anytime soon

Disputed territories

Ukraine - Crimea (formerly), Eastern Ukraine (currently)

Moldova - Transnitria, Gaguazia (on deck next)

Georgia - South Ossetia, Abkhazia

Azerbajain - Nagorno-Karabakh

Balkan states

Sutorina (currently part of Montenegro) but also claimed by Bosnia and Herzegovina as belonging to them

Prevlaka (stragetic Southern Adriatic Peninsula that on the Bay of Kotor that functions as provisional regime right now), claimed by both Montenegro and Croatia

Kosovo and Serbia well we all know that story by now

Island of Sarengrad that sits smack dab in the middle of the Danube in Croatia That is another strategic chokepoint that is disputed.

Island of Vukovar another disputed island in Croatia that sits smack dab in the middle of the Danube

Existing current Croatia and Serbian border disputes.

Croatia also has border disputes with Slovenia and waterway disputes (think Trans Adriatic Pipeline routes) in the Gulf of Piran also with Slovenia.

Macedonia well they have a dispute going on with Greece of the rights to the name of Macedonia.


Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Remember Greece is part of NATO.

Here is actually good overview of the whole Greece Macedonia dispute since it is actually a long simmering one that goes back to even before the cold war days of Yugoslavia.



Duffy's picture

There are more layers to this than natural resources / petrodollar / super power status

Yes. A vitally important point.  Anyone distilling it to "all wars are bankers wars" or claiming it's all about oil, or the petrodollar is telegraphing their lack of understanding of many, perhaps most of the people making decisions.  The US government is not made up of people primarily worried about expanding the power of private central banks.

Neoconservatism/Zionism, and many associated forms of militarism are not motivated by the petrodollar or even securing energy resources (not, by the way, an unreasonable goal but the way its being done, where violence and theft is baked in, is unreasonable) but by emotional teleology-  Greater Israel, or a unipolar world allowing for one world government (NWO).

Essentially, the NWO and ZWO are the uneasy, and somewhat overlapping ideological-militarist power centers embedded in State and looking to destroy Russia and Balkanize and weaken Israel's neighbors.


"The Grand Chessboard" wasn't exactly published in secret.  Neither were the Oded Yinon/PNAC line of plans.


Certainly, private central banks, the petrodollar, and a few other things are major issues - actually control of gas and gas pipelines likely most of all.  But the twin ideologies of globalism and zionism would probably sacrifice profits, or energy access, or even MIC profits if it meants moving closer to the goal of one world government and/or Israeli superpower status.

HamFistedIdiot's picture

There is a whole eschatology for these secret society eilites. They worship Lucifer/Baal. They are Zionists and financial elites. They are into all the end times/apocalyptic shit in the Bible. The Zionists only want to create Israel in order to have it destroyed. It's all part of the intense blood sacrifice required to birth the new world order. The fulfillment of the prophecies as they see it requires that a new temple be built in Jerusalem upon the ashes of the old.** If nukes help out with the required desolation, so be it. The Zionists don't give a fuck about longterm Israeli security. They want all the animosity and international condemnation. It's building toward something that they see as beneficial for bringing about the global unification and control they seek. These elites are also narcissistic psychopaths and are happy to drive the species off the cliff as long as they have their hands on the wheel. And these freaks think a poisoned planet is fine because they will merge with machines and live off world, or underground, but not in the space we currently inhabit.

**The "Freedom" Tower in NYC, built over an earlier NWO blood sacrifice, is just a foreshadowing.

Uncle Remus's picture

[furiously rubs magic lamp]


Come on Smokey - it's time to be wish-grantin' mofo.

Dublinmick's picture

Sounds like quite a deal, said countries get to sell chickens to the EU and work in Nato mess halls while not actually being part of the EU. They can also have their assets ass striped and drinking water polluted by fracking. What a deal.

Gavrikon's picture

So what?  Are they boycotting Moldovan wine?

Cathartes Aura's picture

aye, it's the banning of US chicken that made me laugh.

would that be BEFORE or AFTER that "chikken" was shipped to China for "processing"?


USDA: Chicken Processed in China Can be Sold in the US Without Labels to Say So


cue:  ". . .it's a small world after all, it's a small small world. . ."    *cough, hack, spit*

NotApplicable's picture

Don't worry, with the amnesty that's coming, Tyson will have plenty of cheap labor to support "Made in the USA" chickens.

The bigger problem is likely the fact that they made their best chickens infertile. All they wanna do is get fat and lie around. Guess were gonna need some Viagra for those cocks too?

Cathartes Aura's picture

China has the pork'd too now. . .

corporate fud shoppers in their super-markets would be

SHOCK'D  I tell ya!!

to read the fine print on their global-ised fud labels

when those labels are required

which isn't often, any more. . .


Smithfield is our largest pork producer — will China or other countries seek to purchase our largest poultry, or dairy, or corn producers next? Is it in America’s security interests if in a decade or two our food supply is 30, or 60, or 90 percent foreign owned?

Dublinmick's picture

Ross Perot was right, "Cand we agree that everyone doesn't want to work in the chicken industry?"