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Putin: No Need For Further Retaliation Against US

From a non-dot connecting Reuters:

U.S. crude falls by more than $1, shrugs off sanctions

By Elizabeth Dilts | March 20, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. crude oil futures tumbled over $1 on Thursday as builds in domestic stockpiles and a strong U.S. dollar outweighed worries over the possible impact of tougher U.S. sanctions on Russia…

Gasoline inventories at Europe’s Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) storage hub rose near-six-year highs last week indicating ample supply and exacerbating data from the U.S. that showed domestic crude inventories rose sharply for a second week in a row…

Remember how Obama and the rest of the Democrats mocked Sarah Palin and the rest of the people who said ‘drill here, drill now’? Well, this is one of the many benefits of increasing our domestic production of gas and oil. (Despite Obama’s best efforts to the contrary.)

We are no longer at the mercy of foreign dictators and thugs when it comes to our energy supply. Too bad the same can’t be said for Europe.

Meanwhile, we have this from the Associated Press:

Putin: no need for further retaliation against US

March 21, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — There is no need for Russia to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said Friday as Russia’s upper house of parliament endorsed the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Moscow made its first retaliatory shot on Thursday by banning nine U.S. officials and lawmakers from entering Russia, but Putin indicated that Russia would likely refrain from curtailing cooperation in areas such as Afghanistan.

And Iran, and Syrian, and North Korea. But, of course, the real question is: ‘will anyone notice any difference?’

Moscow appears to hope to limit the damage from the latest U.S. and EU sanctions and avoid further Western blows…

Putin said that that he sees no immediate need for further Russian retaliation to the U.S. sanctions, a stance that reflected an apparent hope to limit further damage to ties with the West that have plummeted to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.

"We must refrain from retaliatory steps for now," Putin said.

Putin’s statement appeared to signal to the West that Russia wants to maintain cooperation in other areas despite the tensions over Ukraine…

Why not? Putin has gotten everything he wanted. (At least for now.) And all for free.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Putin: No Need For Further Retaliation Against US”

  1. yadayada

    “There is no need for Russia to further retaliate against U.S. sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said Friday…”

    Putin – “ok guys, enough goofing around. let’s get back to work.”

  2. dasher

    Dear Mr. Putin – would you please ban them from this country too? Please????

    • Watch for Russia in the last two years of Obama’s Reign to assert a need to protect the interests of Russian loving populations south of our Border .. beginning with Nicaragua and Venezuela ..

      .. and backing that up with troops.

  3. yadayada

    GBJ – he’s got 4 yrs (til Jan 2017) to do whatever he wants. unless Conservatives (not just republiclowns) can win majorities in both houses of congress.

  4. Right of the People

    Where’s Ronnie Reagan when you need him the most?

  5. canary

    Putin has the Sochi Internationsl World Cup Grand Prix coming up in May 2014.

  6. canary

    Putin just had to try out ObamaCare to see if it works.


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