Russian lawmakers introduce legislation to make observing US sanctions a crime

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  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2016
  2. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Trump just breathed a huge sigh of relief. Another excuse to not impose sanctions on Russia.
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
  4. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    The crow is going to be plentiful once Mueller doesn't end up with an indictment of Trump. Get your spoon ready.
  5. jerwin macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    If the American people want a crook in charge, the law won't save them.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
  7. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    The US can make a formal request to bar Russia from the SWIFT network. Cripple their already miserable economy.
  8. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    Yeah, that would be a great idea...if they didn’t have enough nukes to wipe US off the map 10 times over.
  9. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    Nuke to Nuke. No one is stupid enough to launch a nuke and not think they'll be attacked either. Fact is, if Iran had a nuclear weapon like so many idiots claim them to have, they would have launched such a weapon years ago when they were barred from SWIFT for over four years.
  10. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2016

    Even though Russia has more nukes, the US has enough larger wield nukes to turn Russia in it's entirety into a glowing parking lot, several times over. It's called mutually assured destruction, which means if Russia, China, Iran, or North Korea ever nukes the US, or it's allies it would receive in minutes a full retaliatory strike of equal, or greater magnitude. ICBMs, b-52,b-1s,b-2s and Ohio Class Submarines positioned where they'd never find them.
  11. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    People assume the real world is like a Tom Clancy novel. Good grief.
  12. darksithpro, May 18, 2018
    Last edited: May 18, 2018

    darksithpro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2016

    I got your unedited version.:D:p
  13. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
    Sure, that may work for a short term, but in the long run?

    The EU made it pretty clear that they won't support renewed sanctions against Iran, China was never to be in that club and with Russia also going that way you "only" have EU-Russia sanctions in the way to completely isolate the US.

    The Iranians will sell their oil directly to China or Russia which adds another crack to the almighty petro-$.
  14. SoggyCheese Suspended


    Nov 5, 2016
    Barcelona, España o Londres, Reino Unido
    Mueller cannot indict Trump until Congress impeaches and convicts him.

    Junior, Cohen etc. however are all going down. For collusion. Because the lot of them colluded, under the orders of the current POtuS.

    But you keep banging that drum, even as the evidence continues to mount and the guilty pleas start rolling in.
  15. KennethS macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    Nice fairy tale. Keep repeating the mantra of the sore loser in the election. If your candidate had won, any suggestion of collusion of any kind would be immediately rejected as an unjust and childish attack on the US democratic system...
  16. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    Won't work in the short term either. Russia still has a stronghold on natural gas flowing to Europe.

    They won't. It's a stalemate like I said weeks ago. The US may sanction EU or non-EU countries, for that matter, but those countries may make it illegal to do business with US owned entities. Most conglomerates operating in the US are European owned and most American companies have been sold off to other nations, most of which is China.

    Europe trading with countries other than the US wouldn't necessarily hurt those nations. Though you bank on Trump not declaring war.
  17. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    It’s fitting when they voted for a reality show star.
  18. mudslag macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2010

    Where can I buy one of those crystal balls that sees alternative realities.
  19. SoggyCheese Suspended


    Nov 5, 2016
    Barcelona, España o Londres, Reino Unido
    Oh the future isn’t looking good for this worldview. Have you seen how many of the players are plea-bargaining? That means those already caught have info on higher ups. The investigation is playing out exactly as it does when they bring down Mafia families.

    Trump and his family are guilty. Of collusion, of obstruction, of fraud. Keep watching and you’ll see :cool:

    Oh and BTW, this isn’t about the election for me. Trump has been corrupt as hell for decades. A cheap money-laundering sex-offending con artist who thinks his being born rich means he can do what he likes, regardless of the law. When (not if) he gets dragged into reality I will be extremely happy.

    But if it helps you justify your own thoughts you go ahead and believe this is about Hillary.

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