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Senate codifies sanctions against Russia and Iran into law

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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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Senate passes bill to codify Russia sanctions into law. 98 to 2. As expected, Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders are the two opposing it. Even if Trump promised Putin he will lift sanctions on Russia, he has no power to change law. Also, even if Trump vetoes the bill, Senate has super majority to override his veto.

www.cnn.com...
edit on 16-6-2017 by allsee4eye because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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But .....

Russians !!






posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You don't think there is not some CYA going on?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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Interestingly, several European countries (including Germany) are opposing these sanctions, because it messes up some project they have going on.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Germany has nothing against Russia and being fellow Europeans they need good relations.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: allsee4eye
Senate passes bill to codify Russia sanctions into law. 98 to 2. As expected, Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders are the two opposing it. Even if Trump promised Putin he will lift sanctions on Russia, he has no power to change law. Also, even if Trump vetoes the bill, Senate has super majority to override his veto.

www.cnn.com...


They also gave the middle finger to the American public.

We need to stop inciting enmity and wars.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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Not surprised, the Senate is mostly composed of political rejects. Who's bright ideal was it to give them power?



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: allsee4eye
Good, and it includes sanctions against Iran as well.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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Why is this 'pushing back against Trump'? His office has already stated that the sanctions will remain.

Sounds a bit like a manufactured argument designed to create a win, when most everyone agreed anyway.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: allsee4eye
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Germany has nothing against Russia and being fellow Europeans they need good relations.


Sorry, but no. Merkel does not like Putin much at all, mostly because of his past. The Stasi taught him his German, or so it is alleged - www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: xuenchen

You don't think there is not some CYA going on?




"The 98%"



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

It's CNN. CNN is leftist and pro Russia and Iran and hostile to Saudi Arabia and Israel.
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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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To be clear, the CNN story title is, Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump. The "middle finger" title is from the OP themselves. Frankly, I to do not see how this is a slight against the POTUS? It is only a slight if you believe the unfounded and baseless accusations of collusion with the Russians during the presidential campaign.

From the article:

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the Trump administration is "committed to existing sanctions against Russia" but is "still reviewing the new Russia sanctions amendment." "We will keep them in place until Moscow fully honors its commitment to resolve the crisis in Ukraine," Sanders said. "We believe the existing executive branch sanctions regime is the best tool for compelling Russia to fulfill its commitments."

If you believe in having verifiable evidence before convicting someone of a crime, then this senate vote has nothing at all to do with the POTUS and everything to do with the biased reporting by CNN, and their advocating of spouting off against the POTUS without evidence. If the media keeps spewing this vitriol and biased reporting on BOTH SIDES, then expect another tragic event like the baseball shooting in the future.

Please, lets all stop propagating false accusations....and biased media coverage.

edit on 6/16/2017 by Krakatoa because: added article quote backing up my statement



posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 03:43 AM
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a reply to: allsee4eye

That sound like something they would do a year or so out from war on Iran, to try to weaken the economy before they invade.



posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Iran don't need trade with the US. Iran can buy military hardware from Russia. Russia makes military hardware just as good as the US.



posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Interestingly, several European countries (including Germany) are opposing these sanctions, because it messes up some project they have going on.


The main issue in getting Europe to sanction Russia is that Russia supplies Europe with natural gas and oil for heat in the winter time.

Obama was trying to sell them US natural gas instead which would replace Russian influence with our own. It's still too early in Trumps term to say if he's continuing that or not, but I suspect he will. It creates good domestic jobs and puts us in a strong position with international diplomacy.

Sanctioning Russia doesn't really play into this one way or another. There's another way to create sanctions too, just push Russia out of the market. This move by the Senate was likely just for show, I don't think it actually does anything in reality.



posted on Jun, 18 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3

At what point does russia get paid back?



posted on Jun, 18 2017 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

You did not understand my post.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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Oops!

www.msn.com...

House Republicans block Russia sanctions bill



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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If the Dems voted in favor of it, obviously its the wrong thing to do.

Of course, on the other hand, if the House Reps blocked it, then someone paid them in advance to do that as well.

Clowns to the Left of me, Jokers to the Right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.




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