Putin Orders Preparation Of Retaliatory Sanctions, Expands Trade With Iran

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Putin asks government to develop countermeasures to Western sanctions (RT, Aug 5, 2014):

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged his government to come up with countermeasures to Western sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukrainian conflict.

Putin stressed that Moscow’s response should be “cautious.”

“Obviously we need to do it cautiously in order to support domestic manufacturers, but not hurt consumers,” he said on Tuesday.

Putin Orders Preparation Of Retaliatory Sanctions, Expands Trade With Iran (ZeroHedge, Aug 5, 2014):


As we warned previously, it appears Russia is stepping up its sanctions-retaliation confirming its threat that “US will feel tangible losses.”


Russian stocks and currency are sliding this morning, not helped by this announcement. Of course, Putin has already put pressure on major US companies such as MSFT, IBM, MCD, INTC, AMD, and car manufacturers. And as far as “isolation” – the signing of a 5-year trade agreement with Iran would suggest there are still plenty of nations willing to work with Putin.

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It seems Putin is comiong through with his promise:

And Russia issued a statement that US will feel ‘tangible losses’ from ‘destructive, myopic’ sanctions.

We have repeatedly spoken about the illegitimacy and groundlessness of the US sanctions against Russia. Washington will gain nothing from such decisions except for further complication of Russian-American relations and the creation of an unfavorable atmosphere in international affairs, where the cooperation between our countries often plays a key role.

The U.S. administration, strained creating the appearance of “sequence” in its current behavior, in fact, is merely trying to avoid responsibility for the tragic developments in Ukraine. Not Russia, and Kiev regime and its overseas patrons guilty of a growing number of civilian casualties in the eastern regions. In his pompous manner prosecutorial White House, covering the bloody military operation of Kiev, which contrary to all international norms sunk to rocket attacks peaceful cities, continues to put forward baseless claims against us.

One gets the impression that the U.S. sanctions pressure, transformed now at sectoral level, has one goal – to get even with us for an independent and uncomfortable for Washington politics. Please also note the obvious elements of unscrupulous trade and economic competition in the U.S. actions.

The losses that Washington will sustain from such a destructive and myopic policy will be very tangible

And perhaps Russia is not so “isolated” as President Obama would like everyone to believe:

Russia signs 5-yr MoU on expanding trade with Iran, Energy Ministry in Moscow says in e-mailed statement.

Russia planning to buy Iranian oil under trade accord, ministry press official says by phone, asking not to be identified due to internal policy

Accord covers cooperation in oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods, agriculture products: statement

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Costs? But Jack Lew said there would be no effect on the US economy?

8 thoughts on “Putin Orders Preparation Of Retaliatory Sanctions, Expands Trade With Iran

  1. All of this posturing fails to deal with the two most obvious areas to be affected should Vlad give the nod.
    1. The US Space Programme relies on Russian technology, facilities and equipment.
    2. Europe is heading for winter, and we’re all bloody soft after having 60 years of cosy central heating.
    3. Europe’s industries are similarly reliant on Vlad’s gas.
    4. We know it, they know it, but most importantly the yanks know it but still force his hand, which shows how they feel about Europe, and why they shouldn’t be shocked as Angela slides under Vlad’s sheets!

    • @squodgy,

      Thank you for the link and all the other links you’ve sent.

      When the U.S. started – let’s call it – ‘Operation Ukraine’ one of my first thoughts was that all of this could be orchestrated just to provoke Russia to ‘invade’.

      If Putin is not an Illuminati puppet and knows (inofficial) world history, which he does, then he will do everything he can and I really mean everything to avoid an invasion.

      I think our Illuminati puppet governments would easily go as far as to massacre the people in Donetsk at a much larger scale than they are doing right now to force Putin to act.

      If Putin invades that is what the Illuminati want him to do and I believe (and hope) that he knows this all too well.

      It’s a trap. And once he invades, the political and MSM propaganda machine will move into full force and there will be no turning back (and all of us will suffer greatly from the consequences).

      Putin played it very well so far, but he also has to be very careful not to lose credibility with the Russian people (for being to passive and appearing weak.)

      If Putin will avoid an invasion (at all costs), then the next thing that the Illuminati will try is to assassinate Putin (or at least Medvedev) to further provoke Russia.

      I told you before what several credible seers saw.

      For the other readers:

      “Right before or better immediately before the outbreak of WW3 (by then it is too late to prepare yourself if you haven’t done so yet) there will be an assassination taking place of up to 3 people in leading positions (Could be Putin, Obama or …).

      Update: I forgot to mention here that I believe it will be Putin (and only Putin).

      (Probably by then NATO has provoked the Russians ‘enough’, because then …)

      The next thing those seers saw were Russian tanks running all over Europe, destroying everything in their path.

      The big fight will take place in Germany.

      The Russians will be stopped and defeated (… probably with the help of a third power coming (back) right out of the Inner Earth?).

      The beginning of the real earth changes will also put a sudden end to the fighting.

      Shortly after the fighting has stopped the real earth changes will take place.

      3 days of darkness are coming (asteroid impacts?), where you shouldn’t leave the house and better be in the safest and airtight place that you know of and have available to you.

      Don’t go outside, don’t open the windows as the air outside will be deadly.

      Water and food stored in safe rooms (metal shielded) should be safe, otherwise all food and water that is not stored in sealed metal containers will turn bad.”

      Let’s hope we can avoid this madness.

      Infinite Unknown

  2. T,
    It is very difficult to comprehend the cold, hard reality of total world mass murder. Gaza is awful, but not the same.
    What you and the seers are predicting is conceivable, but incomprehendable (yes it is an alternative spelling).
    Without getting morose & negative, I just find it beyond reason that the innocent, compassionate sector of the populace, who cause no problem, can economically feed themselves and contribute positively to the progress of society as we know it and plan for, are destined for extermination on an endgame basis such as this.
    The planet is quite sustainable as long as global corporations are checked. The wealth disparity can be used to encourage greater independence.
    Beyond my ken.
    So, effectively, as false flags keep popping up as they do, eventually, we will be hoodwinked into going for it and supporting our puppets to get us all eliminated?
    The trigger will be a Franz Ferdinand event, unless reason prevails.

    • @squodgy,

      Yes, it is ‘incomprehendable’ to imagine that they want to get rid of 6.5 billion people and only then start their ‘New World Order’ (knowing full well that they could never control more than 7 billion people).

      Yet, as you well know, the same people gave us contaminated & toxic vaccines, chemtrails, Chernobyl (yes, they also blew that one up deliberately), 9/11, the Gulf of Mexico ‘oil spill’, Fukushima, GMOs, fluoride, food additives (like MSG, Aspartame), the financial crisis, quantitative easing until the final and total financial/economic collapse, unnecessary environmental pollution (as there is free and clean energy available right now), mind-control, social engineering and … (a lot more of that kind).

      And as you also have experienced many times before, the minds of so many of our brothers and sisters are not working properly anymore.

      And how could they? They are being bombarded 24/7 with garbage from all sides and so their minds have now become almost completely numb to what is going on around them and they also do not want to know anymore.

      So what is left for us?

      1. Living as an example.

      2. Preparing for what is coming. (Only those who have can give.)

      3. Waking as many people up as possible.

      4. Learning to relax (because only then can great ideas and intuition come through).

      5. ….

      In short: Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.

      Yes, the planet is totally sustainable. And yes, it would take some work to clean the mess up that we’ve created, but I think it’s not as difficult as many might imagine.

      The solutions to most of our problems already exist and I am sure the elitists have a solution for Fukushima, or else they would not have caused it.

      They’ve planned WW1, WW2 and sadly also WW3.

      And if the seers are correct WW3 will NOT be that bad, survivable and very soon to be over, because of huge environmental problems (caused by asteroids?) setting in.

      [Preparedness (water, food, seeds, etc.) will be absolutely necessary and will pay off especially after the earth changes are over.]

      However, I do not pretend to know the future, nor do I pretend to have all the answers.

      I know that I know nothing, being open to learn more every day.

      I do what I think is the right thing to do, because only then will I have the maximum learning effect.

      I believe life is simple and so I keep it simple.

      I post a lot of ‘bad news’ and many have told me that they cannot handle that much.

      For me it is often times not easy, to say the least, to see what is really happening all around us, but somehow all these bad news seem to encourage me to get better and find solutions to the problems that we’ve created.

      Yes, I am an incurable optimist.

      And maybe that has to do with my belief and experience that that which we really are is indestructable, even if somebody would blew up an atomic bomb right next to us.

      Our body is like a garment, when it is worn out, or has become useless, we leave it behind like an old cloak.

      “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”
      – Richard Bach

      “Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. ”
      – Richard Bach

      Writing this comment somehow reminded me of this:

      “I salute you. I am your friend. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got; but there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.

      No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. TAKE HEAVEN! No peace lies in the future, which is not hidden in this present little instant. TAKE PEACE! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is JOY. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see – and, to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to LOOK.

      Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendour, woven by love, by wisdom, with power.

      Welcome it, clasp it, and you touch the Angel’s hand that brings it to you. Everything we call a trial or sorrow or duty, believe me, that Angel’s hand is there; the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Our joys, too…be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.

      Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty, beneath its covering, that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.

      Courage then to claim it, that is all! But courage you have; and the knowledge that we are pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.

      And so I greet you. Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away…”
      – Fra Giovanni Giocondo

      As a side note, you’ve probably noticed that time is speeding up and that has nothing do with you getting older (and wiser).

      ‘KARMA’ is also speeding up.

      And hopefully all those evil elitists get an express delivery.

      “Life is an echo, what you send out comes back.”
      – Chinese Proverb

      I truly consider life to be a gift.

      “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
      – Lao Tzu

      All the best for you (and for everybody that reads this).
      Infinite Unknown

  3. To my Friend at IU & Squodgy:

    Most of the world trades with Iran. US propaganda they are suffering from US sanctions are total lies; the Iraq war has made them a very rich and fruitful trading partner to the rest of the world. India and Japan dumped the US dollar last year because of more foolish sanctions on Iran. Obama gave Japan a pass….isn’t that enough to make one sick? Actually it was a face saving move, Japan used to be the 2nd largest US lender, and the US cannot dare threaten them.

    The fact the US is totally broke was only verified when the US was unable to repay half of the gold they supposedly had been holding for the Germans. Not repaying was the worst blunder the US made in many a long year. Nobody wants to join with a pauper on a business deal. Look at how people treat the rich vs. the poor. This is on key reasons Obama can find no allies or any coalition for his endless quests for world war. Trying to war against Putin is the greatest folly of all. US debt level to GDP is 99%, Russian is 34%.

    Most of the world, especially Russia, has many contracts with Iran, the new agreement isn’t new, they have been providing needed goods and services to each other for over the past decade. Iran has lots of gold to spread around with contracts for power plants, infrastructure, medical and many other goods and services.

    Using the study of history, one can decipher certain patterns. Every thousand years, power shifts from east to west, now from west to east. History is never exact, but it does give perspective. At the fall of the Roman Empire, their people joined the Europeans with a Dark Age. In the far east, things continued to grow & flourish. Indoor plumbing, advanced medicine, many things could be found
    in the east while the west wallowed in self-made squalor.

    It is similar to the Golden Era we have enjoyed since the end of WW2, when for a short while, water lifted all boats, and everyone could afford to live well. Nice homes, cars, furniture…..all were affordable, and a one income family could live quite well in the US. All of that is gone. The essentials, nice vehicles, homes, energy, medical, dental and education is now out of the reach of all but those most affluent.

    The beginning of the end was Nixon taking the US off the gold standard. I remember being assured our technology would make up the difference…….for a while that was true, until they started offshoring. It started slowly, now all has bypassed the US, we are the Sick Man of the Americas, just as Spain was the Sick Man of Europe after centuries of growth…..until it was no longer.

    With technology, it is all happening much faster, and Putin cut out the last of the strength of the US world standing with Hugo Chavez’ basket of currency model in less than four years. The east is ascending, the west is falling (again) into darkness. What I find shocking is the denial.

    Ignorance always breeds squalor, unnecessary superstitions, and repressive governments. The more foolishness they can spread throughout the people, the better. Currently in the west, they are reviving the fear of demons and ghosts with shows on most US TV stations……stuff I thought we resolved centuries ago. Ghosts, vampires that transform from bats, creatures of the night, etc.

    How does one get Ebola? From the bite of a fruit bat the WHO site says, but why is it that the disease didn’t exist until 1987 and the US has a patent on it? The US does not have fruit bats to my knowledge, It was created in a lab, and the fruit bat is a blind for those who won’t face what evil controls this dreadful world we now live in. Down the road, as ignorance continues to grow, Ebola will be from a vampire….if I convey my thought clearly. By then, they will have created something far worse than Ebola, it was a test run.

    I had a friend with me while shopping, and there was a book on castles. She said it must take a lot of money to live in such a beautiful place. When I told her castles were not houses, but cities where people lived behind stone walls to ward off attacks……she was surprised. I told her of the filth people lived in those small cities; the horses of the king or war lord had better treatment. She has a good, 21st century education, but history was not a part of it…..what a terrible loss for all.

    They would sprinkle the floor with hay, spiced with sage and lavender. After the king or warlord went to another great castle (as our leaders fly from place to place in modern splendor) to do politics, the hay was swept out, and everything replaced…….that was house keeping in castles.
    No indoor plumbing, bathing was at first a luxury until the superstitious claimed cold, chill and death could come from it, and many went years without a bath…..of all the dreadful eras……and we are headed into another one. (Many said Napoleon and Josephine would die of chills, and all sorts of dreadful illness because both bathed every day….in the early years of the 19th century.)

    It won’t be in castles this time, but it will be horrible for most who have to live. I don’t know if it will be the aftermath of an atomic war, fallout from Fukushima, starvation from raped and over-used land, chemicals in the air, sea, land and food……..but it is setting itself up to be a hum-dinger of a dreadful era.
    You speak of hope and keeping open to good things.

    I wish I could, but I have no faith or hope for the savage creature known as man. Civilization is a very thin veneer…….we destroy everything we come into contact with……I would like to say I agree with you, there was a time when I did, but no longer.
    Cannibals elect cannibal kings.

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