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originally posted by: Variable
You sound totally unbiased...
Putin is a bad joke. All he can do is piss in peoples Wheaties right now. He is simply a bully. Bullies only understand punches to the head. So, he will keep pushing until someone punches him in the head.
The US-led sanctions against Russia may have backfired on the US because it threatens to “hasten a move away from the dollar that’s been stirring since the global financial crisis [in 2008],”Rachel Evans at Bloomberg wrote. In an unexpected turn of events, Hong Kong’s central bank has bought more than $9.5 billion since the start of July “to prevent its currency from rallying as the sanctions stoked speculation of an influx of Russian cash,” she noted.
I don't think Putin is being rash. He would not have established an embargo on the EU if he hadn't already secured a supply elsewhere. The new co-operation between Brazil Russia India China South Africa known as BRICS makes the EU unnecessary. More like 'methodical'.
originally posted by: Ploutonas
And below are some huge organization/companies who may be harmed very hard, soon.
The italian petrol Enel
The french petrol Total (the one that USA gave also 10billion bill)
The british BP.
The car company Daimler