Russian PM: "The U.S. Just Declared Full-Scale Trade War On Russia"

Tyler Durden's picture

Several hours after President Trump officially signed the new Russian sanctions into law - despite his reservations and his statement that while he favors "tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed" - Russia responded when moments ago Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on his FaceBook page that any hopes of improving Russian relations with the new US administration are dead, that the Trump administration demonstrated complete impotence by transferring executive power to Congress "in the most humiliating manner", and most notably, that the US just declared a full-scale trade war on Russia.

From Medvedev's facebook page:

The signing of new sanctions against Russia into law by the US president leads to several consequences. First, any hope of improving our relations with the new US administration is over. Second, the US just declared a full-scale trade war on Russia. Third, the Trump administration demonstrated it is utterly powerless, and in the most humiliating manner transferred executive powers to Congress. This shifts the alignment of forces in US political circles.


What does this mean for the U.S.? The American establishment completely outplayed Trump. The president is not happy with the new sanctions, but he could not avoid signing the new law. The purpose of the new sanctions was to put Trump in his place. Their ultimate goal is to remove Trump from power. An incompetent player must be eliminated. At the same time, the interests of American businesses were almost ignored. Politics rose above the pragmatic approach. Anti-Russian hysteria has turned into a key part of not only foreign (as has been the case many times), but also domestic US policy (this is recent).


The sanctions codified into law will now last for decades, unless some miracle occurs. Moreover, it will be tougher than the Jackson-Vanik law, because it is comprehensive and can not be postponed by special orders of the president without the consent of the Congress. Therefore, the future relationship between the Russian Federation and the United States will be extremely tense, regardless of the composition of the Congress or the personality of the president. Relations between the two countries will now be clarified in international bodies and courts of justice leading to further intensification of international tensions, and a refusal to resolve major international problems.


What does this mean for Russia? We will continue to work on the development of the economy and social sphere, we will deal with import substitution, solve the most important state tasks, counting primarily on ourselves. We have learned to do this in recent years. Within almost closed financial markets, foreign creditors and investors will be afraid to invest in Russia due to worries of sanctions against third parties and countries. In some ways, it will benefit us, although sanctions - in general - are meaningless. We will manage.

Separately, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia retains the right to impose new counter-measures, adding the US sanctions are short-sighted, and risk harming global stability. He concludes that and attempts to pressure Russia will not make it change course.

Echoing Lavrov, earlier on Wednesday the permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia said Moscow "won’t bend" and has no plans to change its policies following Donald Trump’s signing of new anti-Russian sanctions.

“Those who invented this bill, if they were thinking that they might change our policy they were wrong, as history many times proved. They should have known better that we do not bend and do not break,” Nebenzia told journalists in New York.

"Some of the US officials were saying that this is a bill that might encourage Russia to cooperate... This is a strange form of encouragement. But it is not our habit to be resentful children," continued the diplomat, who promised that Moscow would "not relent on finding means and ways" to cooperate in the international arena over issues such as Syria.

The Kremlin also chose not to escalate the situation further. “This changes nothing. There is nothing new here,” Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told the media in Moscow. “Counter-measures have already been taken.”

And now we await a similar announcement from the European Union.

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NickPeeMe's picture

Complete Impotence.  Shocking from an old geezer like Drumpf.

Looney's picture


the Trump administration demonstrated complete impotence, and in the most humiliating manner transferred executive powers to Congress

It looks like the Rooskies have a better understanding of the US Constitution and the Separation of Powers than we do!  ;-)


giorgioorwell's picture

Trump is going to lose his little adled mind over being called impotent!

CClarity's picture

Now they're (Medvdev)  using FB as a channel of communication, while Trump uses twitter.  Both going around MSM.  Interesting.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

I'm waiting for the tmosley spin-job post ....

Slack Jack's picture

Trump doesn't care about Europe.Trump doesn't care about Climate Change.Trump doesn't care about the World.Trump is a fool.

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of about 80 meters (263 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

The ice sheets have been continuously melting for thousands of years. What is left of them today, is still melting, and will continue to melt. Human caused global warning will cause this remnant to melt significantly faster. This is a big, big, problem.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

Global temperatures are increasing. And by quite a lot each year.

2016 is the hottest year on record for global temperatures.

This is 0.0380 degrees centigrade hotter than the previous record year which was 2015.

0.0380 is a large increase in just one year.

2015 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.1601 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2014.

0.1601 is an absolutely huge increase in just one year (at this rate temperatures would increase by 16 degrees in a century.).

2014 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.0402 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2010.

SethPoor's picture

Cut him some

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Hey serfs, quiz time, what comes after full scale trade war ... ?


JRobby's picture

CONgress (ZIO ZONE) passed this mess. Trump should have vetoed as a protest and let them over ride it. Tactical mistake here.

So what if the wholly owned CONgress over rides? Fucking useless bag of corrupt tools.

John Kerry-Heinz's picture

WAR is coming folks and there's not a goddamn thing any of us can do about it.  The fix is fukn in and I sure as hell do not want any of it to come to fruition.  One of my WWII uncles stated to me on one occasion “I hope to God your generation or your kids never have to go through what we did”.  Here’s one more “A lot goes through your mind, before you pull that trigger”.

The organized elite use the same game plans over and over.  Think stock market setups, pump and dump, etc... This is why our history repeats itself. 

Stock market crash of 1929, WWII begins in 1939.

Stock market crash in 2008, WWIII slated to begin in 2018 ......

The ONLY difference this time around, is it will be an all-out assault on the entire world population, not just the nations at each other’s throats. 


armada's picture

This trade war is a REPEAT of the 1933 Boycott of Germany followed by all out war. Prepare for WW3.

Slack Jack's picture

I wrote this before Trump happily agreed to sign the sanctions bill against Russia: I didn't post it as I wasn't sure how true it was. I am still a little surprised at how correct it turned out to be.

The Orange Jew actually wants to enact sanctions against Russia.

However, he wants to do this while still pretending to represent those that voted for him.

That is why the House voted 419-3 for sanctions.

That is why the press screams that the sanctions deal is veto-proof.

All to give him a plausible excuse to sign the bill, to do what he wants, but not what his support base wants.

As many Trump supporters now suspect, Trump has actually been their enemy from the beginning.

If the Orange Jew is the real deal then he will veto this sanctions legislation.

But, Trump is not the real deal. So, he will sign it into law.

Trump is no different from Obama, Bush and Clinton.

For one thing, it appears that Obama, Bush, Clinton and Trump are all Jews.

Manthong's picture

I do not know if you are a robot or just a deluded troll.

But F off... there are no brains with these posts.

Manthong's picture


Patriots need to vote out every freaking MIC prick who voted for the sanctions.

The Russian Federation could be our best ally, but the “defense” industry and the Pentagram need an enemy.

FU,,, MIC.

Congress,, you are either too stupid or too owned to deserve your cushy offices.


Slack Jack's picture

Manthong @ Aug 3, 2017 5:06 AM "there are no brains with these posts."

You are wrong. What you complain about is an opinion about Trump (et al). Probably about them being Jews.

I didn't just rely on a few pictures of U.S. Presidents wearing Jewish skullcaps, from the web-page:

This opinion developed slowly by observation and THOUGHT over time.

Some opinion has actually originated from zerohedge.

Manthong's picture

WTF…upon reflecdtion ....... just because the MSM… the TV and movie industry writers and managers are all faggots… likely Jews, does not mean they are intent upon perverting our yutes……..

Oh, crap… I really do not want to sound like a bigot.

animalogic's picture

Don't forget the sanctions against Japan: whether "just t" or not they made war an almost certainty. The US WANTED war -- but on it's terms.

Manthong's picture


I wonder why three aircraft carriers just happened to be out of harbor on exercises when the stupid Japs bombed the obsolete battleships and killed a couple or so thousand of our yutes.


how do you pronounce nine one one?


old naughty's picture

It takes a winner to bingo another winner.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Sun Tzu in "The art of War" said: "The General does not always obey his sovereign."

One option for Trump is a military coup. Or call it martial law or civil war. Hopefully the bloodshed would be minimal, but look at American history, we fight.

The swamp, special interests, Deep State, Elites, the corrupted, they are very entangled and deeply entrenched, including in the Judicial, and military and bureaucracy. They would fight with everything they have. Look at the despicable way they use the media, the courts, the (in)justice system and the legislature.

Any minute now the tone for the emergency broadcasting system could appear on all TV and cable. A single web page would come up on all screens and phones. If you picked up the landline you will hear a recorded message. If you are near a window you will see police blocking a major intersection. "Stay off the street" "Emergency Martial law" "Stay in your homes or businesses."

Then to our reassurance, the President would come on all the TV's and computer screens and phones with a message. He would explain that he has declared USA wide martial law and that the country had come under an insidious corruption and foreign infiltration and he is making mass arrests as we speak.

What a thrill that would be. WINNING!

TheReplacement's picture

Yeah except that if you see it on a screen it can be faked, period.  Besides, you didn't give the name of "the President" who would come on anyway.


Giant Meteor's picture

Adam Sutler, a.k.a "High Chancellor."

Iskiab's picture

He did? Doesn't sound like him.

One thing he said for sure is don't go into a war unless you know you've already won.

fulliautomatix's picture

or they could go to the supreme court for the ok on a Presidential finding for treason. That way you at least get to keep the structure of your legal system. What decision the Supreme Court Justices arrive at is up to them, but I have the feeling they're with the legal community where it comes to the legal comunitty's continued existance.

Lore's picture

Yes.  American pathocracy has been more obvious in recent decades by its manifestation in FOREIGN policy, but now The People are waking up (finally!) to its symptoms within America's own borders.  Swamp drainage will necessarily unfold in a fashion similar to what we see lately in Turkey: a very, very large scale PURGE.  It will probably take a couple of decades, after markets collapse and the system hits bottom like an alcoholic, but hopefully without nuclear consequences, and only then, real leaders will emerge, and rebuilding will keep everyone busy for another generation.

The dynamic will be similar all over the place.  It will be interesting to see how different European nations clean up the Migrant Mess.  We might reasonably expect open conflict in the streets.  In fact, this is exactly what's happening already, low level skirmishes all over the place, unreported except where it suits the psychopaths, where they sponsor various groups.

The biggest loser of all in the long run will be the elites, because the broad public eye is finally awake to them, especially their banking shenanigans. It's particularly interesting when you hear wakeful people try to call into local talk radio.  The announcers cut them off in panic. 


TheObsoleteMan's picture

Dream on, not fucking happening. The MIC wants this war as bad as Israel. Why do you suppose there are so many generals in key positions in his administration? Trump can't even get Obamacare repealed, and you think he is going to organize a fucking coup using the same military that wants WW3? HAHAHA!!! If you have children, it is now time to order some potassium iodine 32.5mg. Get plastic sheeting and seal up your residence. Tell your neighbors when they ask what the hell are you doing that you are just making your home "sustainable" {a word that is like Pavlov's whistle to them}. Of course this is all assuming you are at a minimum of fifteen to twenty miles from a major urban area, if you are closer than that, make other arraignments because your house is toast in the coming retaliatory strike. That's right, THE US STRIKES FIRST. You heard it here. Who better for the Washington mafia to blame it all on than Trump and the misguided patriots who voted for him.

SoDamnMad's picture

Generals get to be generals by fighting wars as lieutenants, captains, and colonels. They have seen death especially of friends.  They have been given shitty fighting tools by the low bidders and friends of Congress.  They have been in wars where the instructions tied their hands and made little sense of purpose.  I tend to think they are not going to their deaths (and that of their family, friends and co-workers) for the good of the bankers, MIC and certain foreign countries. 

Eyes Opened's picture

Sorry but your first sentence contradicts your last sentence & with it , also your point....

Ace Ventura's picture

A long time ago careerist power-point officers are the only ones allowed to wear stars. Just look at the proliferation of female generals. How many of them have seen ACTUAL combat where someone sitting next to them was turned into bleeding slag....or pulled the trigger on a rifle themselves to turn an enemies dome into pink mist?

Only yes-men/women see general's stars these days. Any Smedley Butler types will be ushered out at the O-6 level.

Manthong's picture



regarding bloodshed………….

TJ commented about the tree of liberty.

If that does not resonate with you… do some research.



Manthong's picture


I just had an interesting thought.

Young, ignorant muslim farts might do jihad..

But old, wise patriots fight for anything but submission..

Manthong's picture


my work here is done.

Crash Overide's picture

The government of the United States really has become the enemy of the people, they are not representing our best interests but rather their own global agenda. Not sure there is anything we can do about it except watch it all burn down, most people don't know or don't care... sad.

Diatom's picture

No war people...

The Dolar is going to implode much faster than the Russians...

Our "Elites" will not risk damage to NPP's...

petar's picture

Stock market crash of 1929, WWII begins in 1939.

Stock market crash in 2008, WWIII slated to begin in 2018


Well.. your logic is retarded, but typical for a dumb white country man!

new game's picture

Iran baby (licking chops), iran! we got you in our sights...

Archibald Buttle's picture

i fear that you are correct. still, i hope that when push comes to shove, there will truly be "a rifle behind every blade of grass" and not just a keyboard. and the whole "foreign and domestic" thing, too. why not celebrate the eclipse by taking your money out of the banks, and call it a shot across the bow...

Lynn Trainor's picture

Agree.  Trump should have stood ON PRINCIPLE.  I can't help but believe he's losing his base.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Hey serfs, quiz time, what comes after full scale trade war ... ?



Let's ask Japan circa 1941

old naughty's picture

come what may...this time is different,
coz it is 'geddon scale (just as John Kerry-H said above.)


It was a lose lose situation for Trump. He looks bad signig it and even worse vetoing as most of his party would be voting against him. 

But I still think veto would still have been the right thing to do.

norecovery's picture

Veto along with a televised speech explaining why the bill is bad for everyone.


We REALLY need term limits to stop this kind of crap that congress is doing. The MSM stirs up all this Russian hysteria and the congress goes along with it to try to get votes to keep their jobs.

norecovery's picture

Term limits won't work. The problem is money influence.

pluto the dog's picture

what l want to know - the idea for the sanctions - whose idea was it? it would have come from outside congress. theres obviously something going on here, nearly every last one of the elected scum voted for it. that isnt normal

veritas semper vinces's picture

currencies wars,trade wars,hot war(Gerald Celente).When goods do not cross borders,soldiers will.