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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: drock905
Cool, very interesting, Thanks for sharing.
He either had to sign it, as signal of innocence.
Or it's as you said, to drain the swamp.
Maybe it's to freeze more accounts of Russians, NKoreans, SAmericans, ...
Because I don't see how it single out US politicians?
as a leading financial hub we give them choices do what we say or we make business very hard for you
Since 2005, U.S. policymakers have increasingly turned to sophisticated types of economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool of first resort. From the development of banking sanctions limiting Iran’s ability to secure financing from Western capital markets to new sanctions targeting Russia’s financial system and the development of its oil resources, U.S. policymakers have touted these innovative tools as extremely powerful while also being tailored and precise. In his 2015 National Security Strategy, President Obama noted that “[t]argeted economic sanctions remain an effective tool for imposing costs on irresponsible actors” and that “
ur sanctions will continue to be carefully designed and tailored to achieve clear aims while minimizing any unintended consequences for other economic actors, the global economy, and civilian populations.” In the case of Iran, the United States used its position as the financial capital of the world—and one of its largest markets—to essentially force foreign companies to abandon their business with the Islamic Republic. The U.S. Treasury Department threatened those companies with a choice: Either they could do business in U.S. financial markets (and have access to U.S. dollars for transactional purposes) or they could do business in Iran, but not both. As a result, a large number of foreign firms shuttered their business operations in Iran, increasing economic pressure on the country. This ability to impose what many countries argued were extraterritorial sanctions helped prevent Iran from easily finding alternative trade and financing partners, and was—at least in part—responsible for bringing the country to the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear program, ultimately leading to a long-term agreement with the P5+1.
all the people on that list seem to fit the bill
The international community can use sanctions to change the behaviour of a country or regime, in cases where that country or regime is violating human rights, waging war or endangering international peace and security.
so i would say 1979 as far as US law and code goes its 22 U.S. Code § 2798 - Sanctions against certain foreign persons
(a) Imposition of sanctions (1) Determination by the PresidentExcept as provided in subsection (b)(2), the President shall impose both of the sanctions described in subsection (c) if the President determines that a foreign person, on or after October 28, 1991, has knowingly and materially contributed— (A) through the export from the United States of any goods or technology that are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, (B) through the export from any other country of any goods or technology that would be, if they were United States goods or technology, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, or (C) through any other transaction not subject to sanctions pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979 [50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.], to the efforts by any foreign country, project, or entity described in paragraph (2) to use, develop, produce, stockpile, or otherwise acquire chemical or biological weapons.
originally posted by: drock905
Hers a list of the individuals mentioned
Yahya Jammeh - became president of Gambia in 1994 and stepped down in 2017. The US accused him of creating a terror and assassination squad called the Junglers who killed religious leaders, journalists, members of the political opposition, and former members of the government. Jammeh also used a number of corrupt schemes to plunder state coffers for his personal gain.
Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes - Drawing a reported government salary of $60,000 per year, Rivas has amassed a sizeable personal fortune and has overseen electoral fraud. Efforts to investigate him have been blocked by Nicaraguan government officials, the US said.
Dan Gertler - An Israeli businessman and billionaire, Gertler has used his friendship with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to amass a fortune through opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals.
Slobodan Tesic - Among the biggest dealers of arms and munitions in the Balkans, Tesic provides bribes and financial assistance to officials to secure contracts, including taking potential clients on expensive vacations and paying their children’s tuition at Western schools or universities.
Maung Maung Soe - The former chief of the Burmese Army’s Western command, Maung Maung Soe oversaw the military operation in Burma’s Rakhine State responsible for widespread human rights abuse against Rohingya civilians.
Benjamin Bol Mel - Once the private secretary to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, Bol Mel now is president of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited, which has been awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars by the government of South Sudan.
Mukhtar Hamid Shah - A Pakistani surgeon specializing in kidney transplants, Shah has been involved in the kidnapping of Pakistani laborers and the removal of their kidneys.
Gulnara Karimova - The daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, Karimova headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that used state institutions to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets. She was charged in July with hiding foreign currency, illegally selling radio frequencies and land parcels, and embezzling state funds. Her corrupt activities caused Uzbeks to pay some of the highest cell phone rates in the world.
Angel Rondon Rijo A politically connected businessman and lobbyist in the Dominican Republic, Rondon funneled money from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, to Dominican officials, who in turn awarded Odebrecht projects to build highways, dams, and other projects. In 2017, Rondon was arrested by Dominican authorities and charged with corruption for the bribes paid by Odebrecht.
Artem Chayka The son of the prosecutor general of the Russian Federation, Chayka has used his father’s position to unfairly win state contracts and put pressure on business competitors. Gao Yan When Gao was the Chaoyang branch director of the Beijing Public Security Bureau, human rights activist Cao Shunli was detained and fell into a coma. Her body showed signs of emaciation and neglect.
Sergey Kusiuk As commander of an elite Ukrainian police unit, Kusiuk was accused of being a leader of an attack on peaceful protesters on Nov. 30, 2013, and took part in the killings of activists on Kiev's Independence Square in February 2014. He is now thought to be in hiding in Moscow.
Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez A Guatemalan congressman, Juarez is accused of ordering an attack in which two journalists were killed and another injured. Yankuba Badjie As the former director general of Gambia’s intelligence agency, Badjie is alleged to have presided over abuses throughout his tenure and to have led the assassination squad known as the Junglers
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: projectvxn
The net is cast.
It would be fitting if Trump himself is dredged up by this net.
Doubt he'd do that to himself but if it happened....greatest martyrdom in recent history.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: drock905
PUBLIC LAW 114–328 is not the Magnitsky Act:
Public Law 114-328, an omnibus defense authorization bill.
Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012: "The Magnitsky Act."
Are there no proofreaders in the White House? The Magnitsky Act specifically deals with Russia, much as some here would like to believe that this order is the first move in a coup by the president. (I'm not exactly sure what law this strange announcement is quoting, nor what its import is.) Most likely it is an attempt to affirm that this administration intends to continue to impose the sanctions against Russia, despite suspicions to the contrary.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Apparently Trump is sanctioning individuals in Myanmar and the "former Soviet space."
He appears to be continuing the policies of the Obama administration.