Germany Furious About Washington’s Latest Sanctions On Russia

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Anybody who has an above zero IQ and follows alt_news must be aware by now that the US Congress’ latest sanctions against Russia are futile and will end up hurting US allies –  and this time possibly the USA itself.  Since Russia hasn’t done any of the things Washington and the NATO poodles accuse it of, like interference in US elections (US secret services have repeatedly affirmed there is no evidence whatsoever, not that you would have read that in mainstream media), interference in Ukraine (It is generally known that Washington / NATO / EU instigated and paid for the bloody Maidan coup in February 2014); annexing Crimea (an overwhelming (97%) vote by the people of Crimea for reincorporation into the Russian Federation – their given right, according to the UN Charter). Even if Russia wanted to, she couldn’t correct any of her ‘mistakes’. They are all fabrications.

None of Washington’s allegations have any substance. But the western presstitutes and the bitter and resentful Democrats, their arses still hurting from the kick Trump gave them, keep hammering the idea that Russia helped Trump steal the election, into the dimwitted brains of a dumbed down populace. We can only repeat with Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister: “Let me control the media, and I will turn any Nation into a herd of Pigs. Well, the western Anglo-Zionist propaganda machine has successfully turned western civilizations (sic) into a herd of pigs.

Is every member of the US Congress really so stupid as to believe that Russian interference in US presidential elections swung it for Trump? FFS the corrupt and crooked Hillary Clinton is so hated the Republicans could have run Ivan The Terible as their candidate and still won. Or do the leaders of the people simply believe “We, the US of A and Masters of the Universe, interfere in the internal politics of sovereign nations all the time, so Russia and China must be doing it too”?

Although President Trump appears to utterly dislike that Congress overwhelmingly approved the new ‘sanctions’  The Donald really had no option but to sign it into law. Had he used his veto it would certainly have been overruled and that could have triggered another crisis for his troubled presidency.

Angela Merkel is leading resistance to the new set of sanctions which, she rightly points out, will do nothing to Russia. Russia is way beyond the reach of US economic sanctions, as its economy is detached from that of the west apart from oil and gas exports to the EU, which the EU cannot do withouit. Russia as well as China, and the entire Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have learned fast how to respond to Washington’s economic bullying.

President Putin, while routinely protesting at the imposition of more stupid sanctions, must be chuckling about the pathetic ignorance of Washington in clinging to a belief in its own Masters of the Universe mythology in handing out punishments to lesser nations. Hilariously, the new sanctions would, for example,  enable the US to fine European companies participating in joint Russian-European pipeline projects. Not only are Russia and China now separately superior to the USA, together they could annihilate the US military. In fact, these anti-Russia sanctions will only penalize Europe, but may serve to shock British and EU leaders out of their servile dependence  on US leadership.

So, why do the ‘sanctions’ continue? – Propaganda, stupid! – The rest of the world must believe America is the greatest, most powerful and can police the world at their whim. That’s Washington’s ultimate tool for survival – a web of lies clad in massive propaganda – exactly following the edict of Goebbels.

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Brexit: U.S. Pact Will Be One Deal Among Many for ‘Global Champion’ Britain

After establishing last week that the EU has no legal right to attempt in any way to stop Britain opening negotiations on trade deal with the USA and other international trading partners the government’s trade secretary has said that talk with US officials on post Brexit trade arrangements will start within a few days.

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has said that the “very big, very powerful” trade deal which U.S. President Donald Trump wants with Brexit Britain will be one of many around the world, as the country takes its place as “the global champion for free trade”.

The Leave campaigner, who is currently in the U.S. for trade talks, said Britain would be “at the heart of international trade” after Brexit in an article for The Sunday Times.

Freed from European Union rules which prevent member-states from negotiating their own trade deals, “[Britain] will, for the first time in more than 40 years, be able to shape trade policy according to our own national interests,” he noted.

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Blessed Are The Cheesemakers #nnn

Being someone who does not do God I tend to the view that The Sermon On The Mount was not a real historical event, but a fiction made up by Saul Of Tarsus, the Zionist reject who having failed his exams for God’s chosen peoples’ highest ecclesiatical order, threw a hissy fit and invented his ownn cult, Christiaity and its own profit generator prophet, Jesus.

Blessed are the meek my arse, here on planet reality the mek get spat upon, shat upon and ratted on to quote that other prophet, Paul Simon.

Don’t write off The sermon on the mount entirely however, it does offer us some insights into the human condition. And the parody of it in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian contains the nearest thing to a universal truth we have. When the people at the back who are struggling to hear are getting the ‘Blesseds’ relayed by chinese whispers, blessed are the peacemakers becomes “Blessed are the cheese makers.”


Blessed are the cheesmakers – from The Life Of Brian

Why is this a universal truth?

Because forget the moon landing, the steam engine, the Oxford English Dictionary, The Pyramids, The Temple Of Diana at Ephesus, the complete works of Shakespeare and all that dreck, by far the biggest step humanity took on the road to civilization was the invention of cheese.

Though the food fascists might have a down on it because it is too tasty, too nourishing and too natural, cheese is one of the great props upon which western civilisation is built. If that was not true why are people doing things like this.

Cheese Smuggler Caught With Half a Ton As Sanctions Hit Basic Foodstuffs

While Putin, Obama the EU’s seven dwarfs play geopolitical chess over Ukraine, Syria, oil, the reserve currency and the Grexit, ordinary people suffer, and are reduced to smuggling basic foodstuffs like European cheese into Russia and ordinary natural gas in vast quantities into Germany.

A Russian cheddar-runner (doesn’t sound as romantic as rum-runner or boootlegger I know) was apprehended by Russian border guards as he attempted to cross the border between EU member Poland and the Kaliningrad enclave yesterday with 460kg of European cheese in the boot of his car, thus breaking US led sanctions. The Guardian reports that the man claimed he was not smuggling for commercial purposes, but was a fan of European cheese. It’s strictly for personal use he told customs officials, claiming that he was aware of the law but hoped he would not be searched.

Russia instituted wide-ranging bans on the import of European-made foodstuffs into Russia in a bid to harm EU agribusiness in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the USA and EU on the Russian economy last year. The cheese business has been one of the most visible sectors affected by the ban. Large amounts of cheese specifically for the Russian market were laid down for ageing months and years before the ban. That cheese is now reaching maturity but stockholders can find no market outside Russia for it.

Russian cheese makers have even tried to imitate popular European cheeses instead, with varying degrees of success.

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Bums Up, Zimbabwe Spokesman Tells Obama

Zimbabwe official tells Obama, go hang from a banana tree, bums up.

Let’s see how the zealots of the Obamessiah cult manage to accuse this guy of racism because … well he’s Zimbabwean and humans don’t get much blacker than that, but as every American liberal knows,, the only reason anyone would criticise Obama is because they are racist and can’t stand the idea of a black man being president, isn’t it. And what kind of creatures hang from banana trees. So monkey boy’s fans are sure to start squealing.

h/t Zero Hedge:
According to NewZimbabwe.com, Washington has said it will accelerate sanctions imposed against Harare in 2003, due to the Robert Mugabe-led government’s closer ties with Russia over the US$3 billion Darwendale platinum project.

Harare Herald columnist Nathaniel Manheru (who is thought to be Mugabe’s spokesman), reported that Washington explained its expectations on Zimbabwe, namely that Zimbabwe was expected (read required) to support those sanctions by avoiding any association with companies sanctioned by the Americans and their Western allies, or their subsidiaries or affiliates.

Manheru said “it was ridiculous for the US to refuse to lift sanctions against Harare and then demand support for its measures against Moscow… This is where I am tempted to tell the American government to go and hang, hang on a banana tree, bums up.”]

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Game And Set To Putin – Sanctions Hit EU Economies

Do you remember how the lefties cheered just a short while ago when in retaliation for Russia not obliging the warmongers of the military / industrial complex by starting World War Three in response to numerous provocations.

They praised Obamas’s statesmanship when he threatened to crush the Russian economy and then cancelled the bus passes of superannuated Russian gangsters living in Florida. They went wild when Cameron and Osborne froze the bank accounts of Russian oligarchs domiciled in London, having first warned they would do this if Putin did not do as he was told. That of course gave the oligarchs plenty of time to move their money before the sanctions bit.

They creamed their pants when the EU joined in by saying if Russia did not comply with instruction on Ukraine, the EU commissioners would be very annoyed.

And they rilled on the floor laughing when The Kremlin said OK, you want to play with the big boys, here’s some real economic warfare.

And now we learn this:

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EU farmers say the Russian embargo on food trade is hitting them hard

(via Russia Today)
Austria is warning of catastrophic falling prices, and the Netherlands is saying losses could be triple initial estimates. A third of Lithuanian milk producers say they are facing problems.

The wholesale price of a kilogram of fruit or vegetables could halve due to excess supply, the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten cites Rupert Gsols, a federal coordinator of the Austrian Union of Market Gardeners.

There is a bumper crop of European apples in 2014; around 12 million tons against the normal 10-11 million tons. About 370,000 tons are harvested in Poland.

The economic damage to the Netherlands from the Russian boycott could be triple the original estimate and reach €1.5 billion, Dutch News cites Hans de Boer, the chief of VNO-NCW Dutch employers’ organization.

“That calculation did not take into account the Dutch dealers who operate from Eastern Europe,” de Boer said.

In Lithuania, Russian countermeasures to Western sanctions are hitting milk producers the hardest, as about a third of firms face problems in finding alternative markets, RIA cites Jurate Dovydeniene, the head of the Lithuanian Association of Agricultural Cooperatives.

Pieno Zvaigzdes, one of Lithuania’s five largest milk processing plants, suspended buying milk from farmers in the middle of month.

Even those who didn’t supply the products to Russia will suffer, Andriejus Stancikas the head of the Agricultural Chamber of Lithuania said.

“The situation became too dangerous especially for the agricultural sector, as the blockade is imposed not only on Lithuania, but to all the European Union. It would be difficult to reorient the deliveries to the West, these markets will be filled with their own production,” Stanchikas explained.

Now it’s almost inevitable that some stupid little tit will come along and tell you nothing that’s published by Rusia Today can be believed. Ignore them, sucvh people are pathetic lefties who cannot tolerate anyone disagreeing with them, but aren’t bright enough to get anything right. I don’t speak German but do speak some Swedish and with that plus help from Google translate I can tell you the article is reasonable translation of the new story from the Austrian newspaper.

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FUKUS axis imposes sanctions, Russian Oligarchs Shrug

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Got the builders in (source)

This may seem like another lazy post as most of it is lifted from finanial news sheets but we have builders in and having been living in what could easily pass for a comfortable suburban home in Gaza, Syria or Iraq all week we are spending the weekend perched on piles of boxes, new kitchen units, all the stuff that accumulates over a forty year marriage and a collection of low value builders tools.

It’s a situation that does not encourage creativity. I was amused by this however …

Russian Oligarchs Dump Visa, Switch To Chinese Credit Card

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Russian Oligarchs (source)

You have probably read a torrent of arse dribble in mainstream media about “Russia is becoming increasingly isolated” It’s a meme that political leaders in the FUKUS axis, EU and NATO would like us to believe.

It isn’t quite the whole story however.

As Russia continues to cut de-dollarization deals and trade agreements with its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) allies and Iran while continuing with retaliatory actions against the US and Europe, (If you remember, Obama cancelled the bus passes of retired Russian gangsters living in Florida,) it appears the ‘sanctioned’ friends of Putin are taking matters into their own hands.

Billionaire oligarch Gennady Timchenko, among the first to be hit by travel bans and asset freezes by the US, has decided to tear up his Visa and Mastercard, shifting all his credit cards to China’s UnionPay, noting that in some ways it is more secure than Visa because at least the American security agencies can’t track his transactions.

The Western meme goes something like this…

“Russia risks becoming a pariah state if it does not behave properly,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sky news this week.

However, after various deals with BRICS and Middle East nations, it appears Russia can find plenty of ‘friends’.

And now the the Russian government and the oligarchs and de-dollarizing… (via ITAR-TASS and Google Translate)

Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko (said) because of the U.S. sanctions imposed against him in March 2014 after the annexation of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, (he) has replaced by Visa and MasterCard for card payment system China Union Pay and wallet with cash.

Timchenko March 20 was included in the U.S. Treasury list of persons with whom the U.S. companies and citizens have the right to maintain the business relationship, including U.S. registered Visa and MasterCard.

Businessman said that stopped using these cards payment systems. “We’ll have to, as before, to carry a purse with cash,” – complained Timchenko, adding that also enjoys card Chinese Union Pay.

“As the sanctions imposed, it immediately issued,” – he said. “Excellent work! And accept card in many places. In some ways more secure than Visa. At least Americans will not reach” – said Timchenko.

The targeting eof businessmn in the U.S. sanctions list created trouble for electronic payments system said Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 17 during his “straight line”, describing the incident as a violation of human rights.

The move has also created trouble for US and European banks as the Russians have been moving serious amounts of money out of reach of the US and its allies.

While Obama and his little chums hopes that pressure on the oligarchs will create some grief for Putin, saner heads worry that it will merely corner Russia into survival mode and that could lead to serious repurcussions in the west.

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