posted on Mar, 22 2014 @ 03:24 AM
reply to post by AnAbsoluteCreation
I just don't go along with the sanctions doing anything but both amusing and perhaps, slightly annoying Putin. This wasn't spontaneous from either
America or Russia. Putin and the core of the Russian power structure would have sorted this out among themselves well ahead of time.
Whatever we can do? They can do. If sanctions wouldn't bother us? It won't bother them. If nothing else, Russia's debt load is among the lowest of the
major powers and by an absurd range at that. Russia could simply replace whatever losses anyone on an American sanctions list sustains, in real time
if it suits them, and heck.. Putin could even make a running counter of it, since he seems to enjoy making a fool of Obama in comments. He wasn't kind
with his own assessment of sanctions. While he's at it, he could really toy with the Diamond market just for spare change and laughs at the Western
reaction or the Gold market, for similar reasons. We aren't in sole power here, for a real change. An important one, I think.
Why should Putin care though?
Look at much much smaller nations. Did sanctions work against Saddam? Err... Nope. Still had to go back to the same place, and make sure we made the
mistake they refused to make the first time. Did sanctions work against Cuba? Err... not even worth going there. It did get Libya's attention, but
Gadaffi still outlived our President and in power, no less. We could go with who is President in Nicaragua ..but..err..
Wow, yeah, that foreign policy of ours has been beating against a rocky shoreline for awhile now. The 'ol USS Ship of State is in pretty sorry shape,
in my opinion. We need to get our own house in order. I'm starting to feel almost Roman, in a bad way.
edit on 22-3-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: Minor edit for consistency