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Russia bans food imports from U.S., E.U.
Washington Post, by Michael Birnbaum

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/7/2014 6:14:36 PM

Russia on Thursday banned most imports of Western food products, a sweeping escalation in an economic war that will deal a multibillion-dollar hit to affected nations but will also unreel wide-ranging consequences at home. The measures were a signal that Russia is not backing down from a confrontation that has sent Western-Russian tensions to heights not seen since the Cold War — and that it is willing to risk barer shelves and higher food prices at home in the name of striking a blow against countries that have tried to punish it over its role in the Ukraine conflict. Russia has suspended imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and milk

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Don´t mess with Putin. He´ll get back at you, no matter how much it hurts HIS people. Sound like 0bama?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/7/2014 6:20:09 PM     (No. 9957255)


Vladimir understands he is dealing with weak, paper tigers, especially Barack Obama a real weak-kneed sister who threatens and draws pink lines everywhere. Vlad knows this won´t last long.

Boo, Barry!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 8/7/2014 6:26:17 PM     (No. 9957260)

In the meantime, there will be a lot of unsold food here. Maybe the prices will come down to something reasonable.
Let the Russians starve if that is their desire. They certainly are good at it. They aren´t good at much else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/7/2014 7:21:00 PM     (No. 9957316)

"Russia has suspended imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and milk"

That is a basic diet. Writer left out the American liquor, wine from France. Wonderful cheeses from Western countries. Etc., etc., etc.

Let ´em eat cabbage and drink vodka!!!

He could end up with another revolution on his hands...


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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 8/7/2014 7:38:18 PM     (No. 9957336)

Svetlena, here a a few rubles with which to buy beets--good Russian beets. There will be borcht tonight!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/7/2014 7:53:46 PM     (No. 9957345)

All that land and the Russians can´t feed themselves. It´s amazing what Communism can (not) do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LouD, 8/7/2014 8:07:49 PM     (No. 9957352)

#6, look at where the food we eat comes from. South America, Mexico, the far East (Thailand, Indonesia, even China); does that mean we can´t feed ourselves?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/7/2014 8:37:41 PM     (No. 9957376)

What does this mean?

Does Putin intend to intervene to salvage something before a collapse of the Separatists in Ukraine? If so these bans mean nothng; an escalation of sanctions or outright war was coming anyway.

IMO this ban is mostly an attempt to boost the new BRIC economic alliance. Putin intends to buy more food from them. (Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa.)

In addition, most of the world doesn´t care about Ukraine and will still trade with Russia.




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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/7/2014 11:52:28 PM     (No. 9957521)

The US and EU does not supply all of Russia´s food. If fact the US sanctions has kept
farm harvesting machines from being exported to Russia.
Obama seems to think he can force Putin to his knees via his sanctions. As usual his actions may backfire.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/8/2014 1:10:57 AM     (No. 9957554)

# 6 & 7 We are no longer a self sustaining country thanks to politicians. Russia just got to that point sooner.

Pootins image of Zippy on the side of a building expresses his true feelings.

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