Putin Warns Of "Nuclear Power Consequences" If Attempts To Blackmail Russia Don't Stop

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Vladimir Putin slams President Obama for adopting a "hostile" approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in his recent UN speech. From an interview with Serbia's Politika newspaper, Bloomberg reports,

It’s futile for the U.S. and its allies to “blackmail” Russia over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin said in a newspaper interview today.


Russia’s partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Putin said. He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24.


“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,” Putin told Serbia’s Politika newspaper on the eve of his visit to the Balkan nation today.


Putin said that Obama had identified Russian aggression in Europe as one of the three “major threats facing humanity,” alongside the Ebola virus and Islamic State.


“Together with the sanctions against entire sectors of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile,” Putin said.


Attempts to pressure Russia with “unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” will impede efforts to settle the crisis, he said.


“How can we talk about de-escalation in Ukraine while the decisions on new sanctions are introduced almost simultaneously with the agreements on the peace process?” he said. “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal.”

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Opportune timing with markets weak for some nuclear sabre rattling...

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Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:14 | 5336268 Dr. Engali
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So not only do we have ISIS, and Ebola to blame the collapse on, we can now add Putin's nuclear threats.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:14 | 5336278 X.inf.capt
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Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:21 | 5336333 Barnaby
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Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:26 | 5336390 nope-1004
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Our community organizer, who uses an alias as president, has this under control.  LMFAO.

Can any of you believe we have a loser bum with an alias as prez?  What a farce.


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:29 | 5336419 pods
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Don't get all worked up Vlad, nobody listens to Chalky. Pretty soon even the Praetorians will turn on him.


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:37 | 5336440 hedgeless_horseman
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President Obama for adopting a "hostile" approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in his recent UN speech.

Isn't anyone keeping score?

Who has bombed more nations in the past six years? 

Obomba (7) vs Vlad (2)*


*Chechnya and Georgia?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:42 | 5336530 InjectTheVenom
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i was wondering how long til the N word started flying ! !

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:45 | 5336567 Urban Roman
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"I'm not sayin' we wouldn't get our hair mussed.."

-- General Buck Turgidson

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:53 | 5336624 SumTing Wong
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Then Vlad said, "You fuckin with me, mutherfucker?" and Obama turned all white, like all the blood had gone out of him.

Oh shit, now I'm probably a racist. At least I didn't sa yall "Chalky" like someone above did. I'm sure that has to be racist.

OK, Obola, get this...don't fuck with the (admittedly former) KGB. It's a bad idea.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:59 | 5336675 Keyser
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It appears that Vlad is getting tired of Obama strutting around, crapping everywhere and claiming victory... 

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:23 | 5337283 Headbanger
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Vlad's been hanging out with me way too much lately..

My bad..

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:41 | 5338058 Dakota Kid
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I'm jealous.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:11 | 5338217 Rememberweimar
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Would someone please bomb Israel already...

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:32 | 5339167 Paveway IV
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Samson option. I wonder how many they have aimed at the U.S.?

I was just thinking this morning of our two old chikenhawk oligarchs, Cheney and his little buddy Bush. How would they be playing the Putin beatdown? I would have to think those two would recognize that Putin has a red line, and that red line is Russian soverignity. All's fair in the illegal proxy war du jour if other people are dying, but Cheney and Bush wouldn't be so stupid as to fuck directly with nuclear-armed Russia. They certainly had their MIC oligarch fantasy of seeing Russia evolve into another profitable vassal state of the U.S., but I just don't think they had the balls to go toe-to-toe militarily with the likes of Putin. Yes [sigh...] in a strange way I trust the cowardice of guys like Cheney and Bush. They only beat up on smaller, weaker opponents.

Obama? Granted he's not really the one pulling the strings, but he doesn't seem to have any objection to total economic warfare against Russia. Kind of like how we got into WWII by orchestrating a global embargo of oil to Japan. The Imperial Navy would run out of fuel oil in less than two years under the embargo. The only way they were going to get any oil was to seize production in the Dutch East Indies. The only way they were going to do that successfully was to take out the U.S. Pacific Fleet first. Everyone knew that, especially the U.S. and the Pacific Fleet. 

What's really disturbing is that Obama and the DoD recently did some housecleaning among the ranks of the ICBM launch officers and their commanders. Coincidence, or part of some grander scheme? Maybe they were purging the ranks of anyone that would hesitate to launch a nuke? Hell, maybe they were purging the ranks of anyone that was not willing to obey an order to kill U.S. citizens if given that order. If a U.S. city was nuked (Ferguson? Detroit? Chicago?) who would we rely on to say where the missile came from? Yup, the Department of Defense. Same guys that have been so candid about all the signals intelligence they got on MH17. They could probably see the wristwatch on the pilot flying the fighter that shot it down -or- the ristwatch on the operator of the the SAM (or Patriot missile) unit that shot it down. I'm not expecting a lot of 'truthiness' out of the DoD nowadays.

Economic warfare is targeting Russian civilians. Any military retaliation by Russia will have to target U.S. and EU civilians as well - there are no military targets in an economic war. I'm kind of thinking Obama just drafted every man, woman and child in the U.S. into a sort of proxy military. We're only targets, of course, but we can't possibly make any moral claim that we're non-combatants in an economic battlefield. Russians are suffering, and there is no NATO military unit to blame for that suffering. TPTB in the U.S. are the real culprit, but everyone knows that the rich and powerful are immune from being targeted in any war. Wars are for the little people to fight and die.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:43 | 5339242 Latina Lover
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Well said. +1000

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:54 | 5339626 Fish Gone Bad
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My phone number is one off a local donut shop.  The russian consulate gets all vodka upped and calls my phone, wanting something like 12 dozen donuts.  Gotta hand it to them, the russians really like glazed donuts.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:55 | 5340143 barre-de-rire
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in the same time, lets be pragmatic...  nuke is the solution for ebola..., nuke is the solution for isis. so... cant obola can suck putin's ballz so he can shoot some headz over west africa and al arround irak ?

- woot ? i ear in my ear speaker that they cannot, coz no more oil at pump and no chocolate for fat fucks ..owww... ok then, let em decapitate whiteys, as long we have choco bars from wal mart for watching walking deads, we're fine.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00 | 5339658 Otto Zitte
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Not aimed, deployed. Everywhere.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:03 | 5339852 Paveway IV
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I paid for those W54 cores (for 155mm nuke shells) that Bush and Cheney smuggled to Israel. The plutonium decays so much after a decade or two that you need to reprocess it to get any decent kind of yield, otherwise it's just a useless dirty bomb.

Whatever psychopathic plans Israel had for stashing a tactical nuke in their embassies is of little value. Anything they may have hidden in them a decade or two ago is junk by now.

They brought all that stuff back to Israel and have to farm out the re-enrichment to other countries. No telling how much of Israel's stockpile was lost at Fukushima - their 'former' reprocessing bitches.

Israeli's stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium shrinks every year - that's why they've become so fond of biological warfare.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:29 | 5339753 wharfdaddy
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Israeli Zionists, through it's diplomatic corp and MOSSAD have secreted into the USA Nuclear Weapons and has them deployed strategically where they can detonate one, a few or many as they see fit. They aslso have them pointed at all the major capitals of Europe. Essentially, this is Nuclear Blackmail...from the purveyors of 9/11 no less...Tel Aviv controls our Government, Hollywood, the Congress, the media, our banks and financial system like the manager of a baseball team. they give not one fuck about the USA except how it can help them to acheive Global hegemony. 

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:45 | 5340187 Johnny Moscow
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13 Senators (most Dual Israeli-Citizens), heads of all the major studios (for many iterations now) and most of the biggest newspapers and magazines (NY Times, New Republic, even the Conservative rags as well), much of the mainstream media in general, Wall Street too....could go on and on.

Let's not forget that almost all of the biggest oligarchs in both Russia and Ukraine are members of the tribe as well, so this is a geopolitical thing not just the US.

It's starting to become a little worrisome. I'd claim 'racism' but that term means pretty much nothing now and is typically used to stunt debate, but in this case it's fast becoming applicable. 


Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:32 | 5339770 wharfdaddy
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not so funny shit rigt here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asGvjbfIASA

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:26 | 5339905 Freddie
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I do not like Bush or Cheney but they had a pretty good relationship with Putin.  Old man Bush promised Russia never to go to Ukriane with NATO.  I think it is in a treaty.

The USSA now is on full Soros Zio mode.  I think that was restrained under Bush and Cheny. 

The guy running Amerika's ICBMs is a dual citizen.   I doubt Obama's bosses let him near any of that stuff.

Putin knows he is dealing with murderous pyschopaths.  They hate him because he is not a fool and is not stupid.  They also hate Putin because he took out Soros oligarch pals.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:45 | 5338079 Crisismode
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Vlad has other fish to fry.


He has major worries outside of US posturing:


1) the oil price drop -- VERY significant for Russia

2) the agitation of the Chechens -- he doesn't need that headache to startup again

3) the sudden drop in the Russian stock and bond markets

4) the agitation of the Russian oligarchs he needs to keep under control

5) the significant decline in the Russian economy over the past 6 months

6) the dropoff in the EU economy, Russia's most siginificant trading partner


I could go on, but note this --


Vlad has a helluva lot on his plate at this moment, and . . . one wrong move . ..

. . . he's got a lot of enemies waiting in the wings to take over.


End of report.


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:10 | 5338208 viahj
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meanwhile Obama has:


1. oil price drop, VERY significant for US shale oil

2. the agitation of Mexican drug lords not getting fed arms

3. sudden drop of US equity markets, housing prices, employment

4. aggitationof KSA/Israel not taking out Assad and building nat-gas piplelines

5. 6+ year depression, food inflation

6. exporting infation globaly, now importing deflation (banksters goona be pissed)


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:19 | 5338265 Amerikan Patriot
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The fall in oil prices are a net gain for Obama because it's a gain for most Americans, despite hurting some players.  Learn to think.  I can't teach you everything in blog posts.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:19 | 5338563 deflator
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 Is it possible that the oil drop is a result of sanctions against Russia and Russian oligarchs are selling oil off the(dollar denominated) books? 


 Correlation clearly isn't causation... but...there does seem to be a correlation with the timing of lower oil prices and sanctions.


  If Russia is selling oil off the books would that not result in a steep "on the books" drop in demand?


 If the U.S. economy is primarily related to the "skim" on all dollar denominated trade, doesnt a steep drop in demand for dollar denominated trade connotate, "bad" for the U.S. economy?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:13 | 5339880 Amerikan Patriot
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In general, the less trade that's transacted in dollar terms is a negative for the US.  However, lower oil prices are clearly a positive for the US.

I'm not sure I follow your logic about the perceived benefit of Russia selling oil "off the books."  Are you implying that Russia is selling oil for a price higher than the market price?  If so, I'm not sure what the incentive would be for a market participant to pay higher than the going rate.  So, it's likely that Russia is suffering a shortfall in oil revenue, which in turn is exacerbating their efforts to prop up the ruble.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:47 | 5338868 man of Wool
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Cut in gas price is like a cut in tax to the individual and the economy. Good news.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:19 | 5338962 deflator
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 What "if" the cut in gasoline price ends up causing a general drop in every other dollar denominated debt based economic model thing? 

 Our present strictly fiat debt based U.S. centric global  economic model has only been around for what 43 years and has had the benefit of globalization-- growth in China not withstanding.


 Many pundits such as "Paul Krugman" pontificate about all things economic as if our present strictly fiat global economic model has been around for forty forevers instead of only 40 years.


 If we look at a broader timeframe than the past 40 years we see that every fiat currency system in human history eventually implodes and we know why--human nature.


 It is human nature that if you give people an unlimited spending limit--they will use it without limits.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:17 | 5339894 Amerikan Patriot
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Everything else equal, a drop in gas prices is an economic positive, period.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:32 | 5339917 Joenobody12
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Tell that to the Shale oil industry and to people who want the US to be oil indepedent.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:42 | 5340014 Tall Tom
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If a Retailer purchases Gas from a wholesaler and people do not fill up because they are waiting for the next price decline it squeezes the retailer's profit margin....sometimes to the point that the retailer ends up operating at a loss.


Many retailers are BANKRUPTED during Price Declines. It happened back in 2008. It is beginning to happen NOW.


Price STABILITY is actually OPTIMAL for the solid foundation of an Economy.


Many Gas Stations will fold as a result of steep price declines. They will be bought up by the mega Oil Corporations for pennies on the Dollar.


After the Shale Operators and the Gas Stations are BANKRUPTED then even more centralization of power will be realized and they will charge any price that they can get away with.


Your worldview is one of myopia thus you serve as a useful tool for the oligarchy.


Manipulated markets are not free markets. They are manipulated for the goal of power consolidation and they violate the antitrust laws with impunity.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:29 | 5341174 Amerikan Patriot
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Sorry Bob, but your observations are not reality-based.  Deflation is a natural feature of market downturns and is to embraced because it offers relief to consumers and is the free market's way of liquidating enterprises that don't have a future.  Left alone, price stability will return.  Your naive "analysis" implies that uneconomic businesses should be encouraged to remain in business.


Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:40 | 5339926 Tapeworm
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Good news gasoline price drop.

 Yeah, sure. I have less than 12,000 miles on my 2008 car. I do have a lot of savings that pays less than the accountant charges for my ultra simple tax return. I carry no debt and have no mortgages or any sort of debt at all.

 The gasoline price means nothing to me personally. I have other priorities that are always at odds with goomint "stimulus" pogroms. Other than a little from accelerated depreciation of my machine tools I have never been on the collecting end of any "stimulus" project ever.(except for the study on why there are so many obese Lezzies.)

 Your gombit is nothing more or less than a gang of bnrigands.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:07 | 5340094 tumblemore
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"The fall in oil prices are a net gain"


Not if it makes shale uneconomic

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:08 | 5338574 Supafly
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The difference is Barry doesn't give a fuck.   He's too busy trying to put his white ball in some hole or having Reggie's two brown ones dangle around his. 

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:42 | 5339795 RichardParker
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You forgot to mention how the American people had Obamacare shoved down their throats and are now being forced to pay for it (literally).

Props to Dan from Squirell Hill for this link.



Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:21 | 5338282 Dakota Kid
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Crisismode, contemplate this:

Putin Doesn't Care if the Ruble Falls


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:22 | 5339065 Lore
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The poster known as 'Crisismode' seems as confused as the POTUS in his threat assessment.

The greatest threat to the entire world, by overwhelming margin, is the Federal Reserve central banking system. Of that there is no dispute. 

The second greatest threat to the world is the Military Industrial Complex, essentially the enforcement arm of the abovementioned central bank franchise. 

The third and fourth greatest threats are the executive and the legislative arms of a handful of host governments, constituting a population of corporatist clinical psychopaths in control of banking, big government, NGOs, astroturf and mass media intended to drive various social and policy initiatives ("ISIS," "Global Warming," etc.), all contributing in various ways toward a horrific vision known by various names.

If anyone in official circles with a conscience and desire for truth is reading this, PLEASE consider it carefully along with its ripple effects and ramifications.  The world is waking up.


Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:31 | 5339156 RallyRoundTheFamily
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<--starts to slowly clap

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 22:52 | 5339307 lost money
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and here I was thinking the bigest threat was the JOOOOOOSS

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:31 | 5339903 COSMOS
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They certainly are in the thick of it lol.  Cant say they dont have a track record. I always thought to myself, would Anne Frank have grown up to be as despicable as Victoria Nuland?  Their childhood pics certainly share a striking similarity, in that case I am neutral on her 'supposed' fate, how could one feel sorry for a monster that has caused the deaths of thousands of women and children in Eastern Ukraine.  And then that diary, what a Hollywood job lol.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:32 | 5341570 Civilizedworm
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All 6 of those points are effects of US posturing (sanctions and what not). So US posturing is actually the main fish he has to fry.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:56 | 5340414 Anasteus
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And the first nuclear power consequence might well be a nuclear treasury dump managed together with China, which certainly could make the western oligarchs being pretty down in the dumps.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:59 | 5340418 Anasteus
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Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:26 | 5337299 Stumpy4516
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Wong, nice fantasy.  Putin/Russia has been "f'd" with so many times his bluster is not taken seriously.

Iraq1, Iraq2, Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria, Africa, missiles close to Russia, Ukraine

Putin is so cautious of reactions that Putin backed out of his deal to sell anti aircraft missiles to Iran and Syria.  Putin stopped the EUkrain rebels when they had a chance for a decisive victory due to concerns the US would ramp up NATO action. 

Putin does nothing, name one US supported country that Putin has destabalized.  In many ways the west is winning it's economic war and the west is continuing to physically move closer to Russia's borders.  When Iran falls it will open up new possibilities to isolate Russia.

Wish it was not the case but Putin seems more like Sadam's threats of "mother of all battles".  At some point the internal destabilization of Russia internally will be attempted.

Putin - you should have taken action when the now destroyed countries were intact, formed a joint front and been willing to fight, now you just look like a poser.  (The one thing to get Russia to go hot is direct invasion, which is not in the plans.)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:45 | 5337795 Uncle Remus
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I see you've got that gag reflex under control.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:25 | 5337992 OldPhart
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One with morales has a hard time keeping up with one lacking morales.  Putin is a morale man.  Obama is a piece of shit.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:00 | 5338146 Angry White Dude
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I lack morales. I have a gomez, gutierrez and gonzalez, but I do have a hard time keeping up with my neighbors, who do have a couple of morales.

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