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8 August 2018: Trump Imposes Even More Sanctions on Russia

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  1. waiguoren Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Russia calls new U.S. sanctions draconian, rejects poisoning allegations
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...ects-poisoning-allegations-idUSKBN1KU0Q1?il=0

    U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-poison-skripal-usa/u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-russia-for-nerve-agent-attack-in-uk-idUSKBN1KT2FC

    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it had been determined that Russia “has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.”

    The sanctions would cover sensitive national-security controlled goods, a senior State Department official told reporters on a conference call, citing the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act.

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    “It is possible that trade affected could potentially reach hundreds of millions of dollars,” the official added. “It’s up to Russia how dramatic the impact is.”

    The official said a second batch of “more draconian” sanctions would be imposed after 90 days unless Russia gives “reliable assurances” that it will no longer use chemical weapons and allow on-site inspections by the United Nations or other international observer groups.

    “If those criteria are not met - it is up to Russia to make that decision - a second round of sanctions ...will to be imposed,” the official said, “They are in general more draconian than the first round.”

    A British government spokesman welcomed Washington’s announcement, saying: “The strong international response to the use of a chemical weapon on the streets of Salisbury sends an unequivocal message to Russia that its provocative, reckless behavior will not go unchallenged.”


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    Guess Trump isn't taking Putin's word on the Skripal attack.

    The anti-Trump movement will not be satisfied until Trump beheads Putin on live television.

    For the sane among us, détente is in order. Trump has been harsher on Russia than any US president since Ronald Reagan:

    • Expelled 60 Russian diplomats from US embassies/consulates
    • Closed Russian consulate in Seattle
    • Launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into the Shayarat Air Field in Syria
    • Sold $47 million in shoulder-mounted anti-tank missiles to Ukraine (Obama refused)
    • $200 million military aid package to Ukraine in addition to the $47 million above
    • "Crimea declaration": no relief of Crimea-related sanctions until Crimea is returned to Ukraine
    • Pressuring NATO allies to increase defense spending
    • Killed about 200 Russians in Syria in military strike
    • Approved new sanctions against Russian companies involved in violating the International Nuclear Forces Treaty (Russia denies violation)
    • Sanctioned five Russian companies and three Russia individuals for allegedly helping the Russian GRU to hack the DNC/DCCC
    • Sanctioned seven Russian oligarchs and 17 top Russian officials for alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections
    • Ended the Iran nuclear deal over Russian objections
     
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  2. lilelvis Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Keep screaming it from the rooftop waiguoren, maybe someday they'll listen.
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    At times it seems the left accuses Trump of the very thing they are guilty of.
     
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    Good. I'm glad this is happening. Kudos to him.

    Hopefully Comrade Drump will grow a big enough of a pair to openly criticize Daddy Putin instead of passive aggression.

    Guess the threat of impeachment and "LOCK HIM UP" are more scary than pee tape black mail ;)
     
  5. M3t4tr0n Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Bu bu but!

    Also, no, that is not what you imply it is. It's sad that the right always tries this dishonesty.
     
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    So it wasn't really Trump's decision at all, but a legally required response to what Russia did.
     
  7. Trotsky Steel Belt

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    Hey,

    Trump didn't publicly embarrass the country by kicking and screaming and breaking political protocol on behalf of a hostile foreign power.

    Lib haters BTFO.
     
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  8. waiguoren Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Not exactly. First, Trump could have determined there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that Russia was responsible for the attack, or even determined that Russia was not responsible. That would have eliminated the legal requirement to impose sanctions. Second, under Section 5(c)(1) and Section 5(c)(2) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, the specific list of goods and technology to be banned is produced by the Secretary of Commerce:

    CONTROL LIST.—(1) The Secretary [of Commerce] shall establish and maintain, as part of the commodity control list, a list of all goods and technology subject to export controls under this section. Such goods and technology shall be clearly identified as being subject to controls under this section.

    (2) The Secretary of Defense and other appropriate departments and agencies shall identify goods and technology for inclusion on the list referred to in paragraph (1). Those items which the Secretary and the Secretary of Defense concur shall be subject to export controls under this section shall comprise such list. If the Secretary and the Secretary of Defense are unable to concur on such items, the matter shall be referred to the President for resolution.



    The Secretary of Commerce is Wilbur Ross. That's the same Wilbur Ross who multiple anti-Trump outlets have suggested is too cozy with Russia, yet he seems not to have held back.
     
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    Screw the HYPOCRITICAL US establishment
     
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    Hey no tears for me. Trump is president and making world more multipolar. Pray to god he wins relection and becomes dictator of US to push the left out.
     
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    Now hopefully Trump stands up to the House of Saud and gives Tillerson his job back.
     
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    Yikes. I hope you're at least getting paid to be this pathetic.
     
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    Bet he's getting paid by the hour.

    Ka-Ching!!!
     

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