President threatens tougher action against Russia


Signing an order giving himself the power to impose sanctions on the Russian economy, President Obama says the U.S. is working with Europe to prepare more severe actions should Putin continue to escalate the action. At the same time Obama announced sanctions on additional Russian government officials along with a number of the country's oligarchs.

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  • Director one
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    What a blow-art.......scare them with first hit and do nothing. Next announce another hit before completing the first hit..........Is he shadow boxing in the White house?
    20 Mar 2014, 11:44 AM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Funny to see right wing propaganda align with russian propaganda.
    20 Mar 2014, 12:19 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Obama has no balls and no brain; that not propaganda, it's a fact.
    20 Mar 2014, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • PeakOiler
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    Russia doesn't need the USA for much of anything now the Olympics are over. 90% of Russian trade is with the EU, China and the Middle East. Putin has made a monkey out of Obama, and soon to make a monkey out of the blustering Canadian fool Harper, who will be visiting the Ukraine on Saturday (Captain Canada to the rescue! right).
    20 Mar 2014, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    So move to Russia.
    20 Mar 2014, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • PeakOiler
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    Is that all you got, Jake?
    20 Mar 2014, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Obama is out maneuvering Putin at every turn. If only Dubya village idiot could have been as daft and clever as Obama we wouldn't have ran the debt up to 17 trillion with his wars. Of course the racists and bigots will never give Obama an ounce of credit for anything, that is to be expected.
    20 Mar 2014, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Obama out maneuvering Putin? Where on Earth do you get your 'news'?

     

    You got one thing right when you labeled Obama as 'daft'.
    20 Mar 2014, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    You seem bitter and sad, that's all the info I need to know Obama and America are winning.
    20 Mar 2014, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    How is Obama outmaneuvering Putin? Specifics please, thanks in advance.
    20 Mar 2014, 02:14 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Winning what? Awards for his investment in Solyndra? Obamacare? Socialism? What exactly has this moron done to improve ANYTHING in the US?
    20 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • 11146471
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    This is a no-gain, loose-loose, game. It doesn't lead anywhere.

     

    Obama should stop listening bad counsellors, and should stop this silly politic of "sanctioning". It's a total boomerang and led Russian capitals to flee from US.

     

    Crimea incident is over and US politics must move on and not retrospect!

     

    Capitalism needs evolution. Go America, conquer all with your greenback!
    20 Mar 2014, 12:52 PM Reply Like
  • taxman100
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    Russia has been cooperating with international regulatory agencies related to money laundering laws. If Russia pulls out of that, they will gain far more in investment inflows than they lose from sanctions. They have, for the most part, been helpful in a lot of international actions. they are just very touchy about the West intruding on their turf in the Slavic areas of the world, at least as they see it.

     

    Obama needs to think about the big picture and stop treating the Presidency as a continuous political campaign - Russia will never give up Crimea, as they always considered it to be Russian.

     

    Not that the Republican leadership is much better - the establishment Republicans are as bad as the establishment Democrats.
    20 Mar 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • into dark shadows
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    Please!
    How about just coming out and telling the world that Mother Russia killed more people(25 MILLION) than Hitler AFTER the war and that we, Europe and the International community(the U.N.) just looked the other way!
    The fact that Vlad is no more interested in any form of dialogue other than to tell the world how awful it was when the U.S.S.R. was DISMANTLED in 1991! Vlad just want's his EMPIRE back and no number of casualties will be to many!
    Wake up world, you are now in the Truman Show with an evil loosed not since Stalin, oh yeah, F.D.R. and Churchill were uncle Joe's partners.
    Get / see "The Russian Story" while there is time, and don't believe a President who goes on Ellen and talks propaganda to the ill informed rather than face the real zeal of some journalists who still have some semblance of conviction left!
    God help us all!
    20 Mar 2014, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    I'll play along, for fun. Okay, what specifically are you recommending that the US do. You list that, and then I'll play Vlad and let you know what my countermove is. See, that's the nasty thing about "doing something", Russia holds better cards for retaliation. They want Crimea bad enough to take considerable pain to have it, and they can inflict more pain than we are willing to bear in exchange, because the US and EU public's don't care enough about Ukraine. Sorry, we can't save everyone.
    20 Mar 2014, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    Russia's record of changing borders over the last fifty years is quite moderate compared with the ways in which the US actively supported or tacitly allowed changes to borders in Yugoslavia and Cyprus.

     

    I do not blame Russia for taking back the Crimea. Russian Crimea had been given to the Ukrainians in 1954, but the new Kiev regime cannot be trusted with it. The Ukrainian extremists who took over in Kiev appear to be bad news.
    20 Mar 2014, 03:00 PM Reply Like
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