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Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:42 PM

Russian Pol Snarks At 'Comrade' Obama After U.S. Slaps Him With Sanctions

Russian Pol Snarks At 'Comrade' Obama After U.S. Slaps Him With Sanctions

One Russian politician is gloating despite being slapped with U.S. sanctions on Monday.

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, is among the officials whose U.S. assets were frozen because of their support for Crimea's vote to break away from Ukraine and join with Russia.

Rogozin posted a snarky tweet directed at "comrade" Obama that brushed off the sanctions as ineffective. He asked in English if the President thought about how to punish those Russian politicians who didn't own property abroad or keep their money in U.S. banks:

Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin
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Comrade @BarackObama, what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?)http://bit.ly/1ebMXDM
10:26 AM - 17 Mar 2014

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Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin
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I think some prankster prepared the draft of this Act of the US President)
10:39 AM - 17 Mar 2014

Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov, who was also hit by sanctions, tweeted a photoshopped image of Obama wearing a Russian colonel's uniform with an equally snarky caption. According to NBC News' translation, Akysonov wrote "I wonder if Barack will be promoted to colonel after the successful campaign to return Crimea?"



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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/russian-pol-snarks-at-obama-sanctions

Interesting. They act just like the American RW. LOL!

FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024678338

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Reply Russian Pol Snarks At 'Comrade' Obama After U.S. Slaps Him With Sanctions (Original post)
ProSense Mar 2014 OP
ProSense Mar 2014 #1
NCTraveler Mar 2014 #2
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #3
ProSense Mar 2014 #4
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #5
ProSense Mar 2014 #6
Scootaloo Mar 2014 #27
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #29
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #8
ProSense Mar 2014 #9
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #11
ProSense Mar 2014 #12
ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #13
Cha Mar 2014 #23
treestar Mar 2014 #18
Cha Mar 2014 #22
treestar Mar 2014 #14
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #15
treestar Mar 2014 #16
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #19
treestar Mar 2014 #20
Cha Mar 2014 #24
treestar Mar 2014 #31
JustAnotherGen Mar 2014 #7
Jamaal510 Mar 2014 #10
William769 Mar 2014 #17
Cha Mar 2014 #21
Name removed Mar 2014 #25
Cha Mar 2014 #28
Cha Mar 2014 #26
penultimate Mar 2014 #30

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:52 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:55 PM

2. K&R. nt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 12:58 PM

3. if the targets of the sanctions are gloating about the fact they've been sanctioned, pretty good

indicator that the sanctions are a waste of time

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:03 PM

4. Or it's bluster.

"if the targets of the sanctions are gloating about the fact they've been sanctioned, pretty good indicator that the sanctions are a waste of time"

Do you seriously think taking to Twitter to snark that your asset have been frozen is a good sign?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:05 PM

5. Shit, I bet that's a great thing for their career.

Gives them notoreity and street cred, and it doesn't cost them a dime

I'd have the same reaction if the republic of Kazakhstan applied sanctions to me.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:06 PM

6. Sure it is.

LOL!

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:46 AM

27. "I'd have the same reaction if the republic of Kazakhstan applied sanctions to me. "

Borat II: For the make of Sanctions for Glorious Punishment of Tragic Geek

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 08:52 AM

29. Veddy, nice-ah. High five. nt

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Response to ProSense (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:44 PM

8. Or it's not bluster and they're laffing their assess off at us. n/t

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:47 PM

9. Do

"Or it's not bluster and they're laffing their assess off at us."

...you think the people you offered up wouldn't be "laffing their assess off"?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024678338#post35

I mean, this sanctions thing is causing some to make comments that are all over the place. What's up with that?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:07 PM

11. No matter how much you attempt to turn it on me, a DUer, it's always going to be about

the perception by Russia/Putin & Company, as WEAKNESS on the part of the U.S. and Obama.

Stop making it about me. My message is consistent: sanctions against a handful of oligarchs is WEAK.

I brought up that Putin, Medvedev, & co., not being on that list is just another feature of the sanction's weakness. Even if they were on the list, it would still be a weak response.

Period.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:12 PM

12. Well,

"it's always going to be about the perception by Russia/Putin & Company, as WEAKNESS on the part of the U.S. and Obama."

...that's if one wants to take snarking on Twitter after your assets have been frozen at face value. Like I said in another thread, it's not like the sanctions can't be expanded, and not everyone agrees with your assessment.

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Sanction Traction

“In order to get any traction with sanctions you have to bring the EU in and I think that will be a difficult task because of their dependence on Russian oil and gas resources,” Gunitsky said.

The EU’s bill for Russian oil and gas amounted to $156.5 billion in 2012, 38 times what the U.S. spent for Russian energy, according to the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map, a venture sponsored by the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

Sanctions that crimp the lifestyles of Putin’s billionaire friends, such as visa restrictions and bank account freezes, might “be more effective and easier for Europe to stomach than sanctions on Russian gas,” Gunitsky said.

And energy sanctions may backfire if cutting off Russian shipments raises prices and triggers a backlash from angry European consumers.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-17/russia-s-160-billion-stick-hinders-crimean-sanctions.html


The EU is targeting 21 individuals.

EU imposes sanctions after Crimea moves to join Russia

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Adrian Croft

(Reuters) - The European Union is to impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia on Monday following a weekend referendum, Lithuania's foreign minister said.

Crimea's leaders declared a Soviet-style 97-percent result in favor of seceding from Ukraine in a vote condemned as illegal by Kiev and the West.

After a meeting lasting around three hours, the EU's 28 foreign ministers agreed on a list of those to be sanctioned for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea and Sunday's referendum on joining Russia.

The ministers had "just agreed on sanctions - travel restrictions & assets freeze against 21 officials from Ukraine & Russia," Lithuanian foreign minister Linan Linkevicius wrote in a message on Twitter.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA1Q1E820140317


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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:17 PM

13. And, not everyone agrees with your assessment. So, we're even. nt





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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:32 AM

23. Yeah, many "Dupes for Putin" agree with your assessment..

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:40 PM

18. Why do you care if they are "laughing."

Who knows who will have the last laugh? Or is that what it's about? Yes, evil people who invaded another country will laugh. It's what they do.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:22 AM

22. That was my first thought.. Heavy chesting pumping

gloating.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:34 PM

14. Not necessarily

They have US assets? Interesting. For once something is happening to the 1% and what do you know, DU still doesn't like it.

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Response to treestar (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:36 PM

15. no, they don't have US assets.

that's why they're gloating

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:39 PM

16. This sentence seems to say he does

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, is among the officials whose U.S. assets were frozen because of their support for Crimea's vote to break away from Ukraine and join with Russia.

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Response to treestar (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:40 PM

19. I would tend to think he doesn't based on this:

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Comrade @BarackObama, what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn't think about it?)

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:48 PM

20. There's something about visas in there too

Some other stuff. A set of people are named. They may have to stay in Russia, and how cool can you be if you can't make junkets abroad? Of course they'll publicly pretend they don't care.

I like it. They are leaders who made the decisions. Economic sanctions hurt the average people. (and that would be the complaint were they undertaken).

There's no win to these crap situations anyway. We and Obama didn't invade Crimea, yet somehow it's all our problem and nothing we do is right.

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Response to treestar (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:37 AM

24. Yeah, according to the "Dupes for Putin".. the twister people who

tie themselves into knots blaming America First.

"We and Obama didn't invade Crimea, yet somehow it's all our problem and nothing we do is right."

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 04:24 PM

31. And now are they willing to deal with the fact the EU

is doing this too - they trade a lot more with Russia, too.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26612848

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:42 PM

7. Yes they are - acting like the right

And the reality is this is very 'real' to them. It is not just for show.

So this morning the Treasury Department sends out their updates to the Sanctions Programs and the SDNList with the additions as a result of the Ukraine sitchy.

There are basically ten NEW people we now have to screen against (lots of akas and interpretations - example Yelena vs. Helena vs. Elena) in Finance and Telecom. I would also say anyone engaged in any international transactions or shipping/mailing to any of these people from the US will be flagged.

When you get on the SDN be it for Burma, Iran, FSE-IR, SDNTK, etc. etc. or now Ukraine - the real impact is on Americans who may wish to engage with you.

So they (those added to the list) can be snarky - they can be defiant - they can even post pics of President Obama as a Comrade/Commie - but at the end of the day I'm going to comply as will everyone else engaged in commerce in the US that wishes to keep their paycheck.

I'm just shocked that it took from Thursday March 6th until today to list actual names.

And I'm shocked that one of the men on the list would behave this way. Are we sure Sarah Palin didn't take over this guy's account/hack it and post it? Because it reeks of something Sister Sarah Alaskastan would pull. Not joking - I'm deadly serious. Are we certain it's not someone from the Kiddie Pool on the right in America trying to make problems? They specialize in childish snotty snark.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 01:56 PM

10. +1

"And I'm shocked that one of the men on the list would behave this way. Are we sure Sarah Palin didn't take over this guy's account/hack it and post it? Because it reeks of something Sister Sarah Alaskastan would pull. Not joking - I'm deadly serious. Are we certain it's not someone from the Kiddie Pool on the right in America trying to make problems? They specialize in childish snotty snark."

Exactly what I was thinking.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:40 PM

17. Long live the revolution!

Oh wait the first one died by their own greedy, secretive, murderous, lying sack of shits!

Putin, won't even come close to that (try as he may).

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 11:53 PM

21. Kick for now to read later.. thanks PS!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 01:07 AM

28. Something tells me the President and the EU knows what they're doing..

We'll see.

Yeah, "ouch".. that really hurt. not.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:44 AM

26. Interesting.. the comments under TPM don't seem to be "Dupes for Putin"

"Positively Palinesque tweets. I wonder if he can see Alaska from his house?"

"Nee-Ner, Nee-Ner, I know you are but what am I. Sounds like the Russian version of Joe who is Dumber."

"Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister, is among the officials whose U.S. assets were frozen because of their support for Crimea's vote to break away from Ukraine and join with Russia. "

I'm not sure what he's snarking about. His assets were frozen yet he's on Twitter jabbing about what if other's don't have accounts?
Ummmkay


Etc Etc Etc..

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 08:56 AM

30. Ohh internet.

I always find it amusing when politicians use twitter in a similar manner as teenagers.

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