The beginning of the offensive is 22 in August, the main sanctions strike is planned to be delivered in three months in November, when the mid-term congressional elections will be held in the USA.
However, this offensive of the State Department makes some kind of hypocritical impression, because President Trump is silent, even in his “Twitter” says nothing about this important foreign policy operation. What kind of confirms the comments: all this is a game on the eve of the elections to Congress, Trump gave someone a carte blanche for this operation, for his fear and risk, and he does not participate in it. Because they do not believe? Preparing to turn on reverse after the November elections? After all, these “squeaky sanctions”, in fact, are an ultimatum to Russia and contradict the results of its summit in Helsinki with Putin.
And President Vladimir Putin is silent. Instead, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that these sanctions are “a declaration of economic war,” and promised that Moscow would respond firmly, even to “other methods”: “Russia will act with economic, political and, if necessary, with other methods our American friends must understand this. ” In the case of restrictions on the activities of Russian banks and the US ban on dollar transactions.
“We are preparing a mirror response,” our Foreign Ministry confirmed through the mouth of Maria Zakharova. That is, in the economic war in the form of limiting dollar settlements, we will respond with counterstrike?
The European Union reacted intriguingly: it took the US creping sanctions "to note", although it used to approve, fully supported and joined in the past. This is Germany that gave its voice; it actually has sovereignty, it simply does not boast of it. This is evidenced by the decisive visit of Chancellor Merkel with Hollande to Putin in 2014 and the signing of separate Minsk agreements between Germany, France and Russia to counterbalance US policy. Senator McCain was very indignant then. And today Germany is not going to concede in matters of principle, continues to build a joint venture - 2 with Russia, despite threats from the United States.
A strange telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the official initiator of the sanctions, took place. If Trump is silent, then Pompeo seems to justify himself to Lavrov, speaks about the desire to cooperate with Russia, as if the State Department is not introducing sanctions.
In principle, Moscow can respond with a “zero scenario” with respect to the United States, which Vladimir Putin mentioned this spring. Experts are talking about a possible transition of Russia in foreign markets to settlements in national currencies, about a possible default on dollar transactions, which will hit those who are sitting on the other end of the dollar. Moscow may take retaliatory measures after 22 in August: it always responds not to threats, but to decisions made.
It is said that State Department trump sanctions with Pompeo want to prevent new Congress sanctions: “blow from hell” by Senator Lindsay Graham, a friend of McCain. Two weeks after the Helsinki summit, he drafted a bill: “The act of protecting American security from Kremlin aggression”, which aims to: “Introduce sanctions until Putin stops interfering in the US electoral process, does not abandon cyber attacks, leaves Ukraine, and will not give up trying to create chaos in Syria. "
Lindsay Graham seems to have a special relationship with the devil with his “blow from hell”. What will Lindsay attribute Russia tomorrow? Fires in California, space intervention, death of McCain? Our opponent showed himself: they are Satanists. Unsubstantiated accusations are a lie, always weapon satan's On the other hand, these accusations of the USA give us a reason for mirror counterattacks on hell itself.
There is an opinion that Trump is defending himself against impeachment with a scrape of sanctions against Russia: he proves that he is not a “Putin's agent” in order not to lose the mid-term congressional elections. If he loses this election, the pro-democratic Congress will find a reason to impeach him. It seems that Russia has a good move on this “blow from hell”: do not recognize Trump’s impeachment and consider it an attempt of a coup d'état in the USA.
There is another opinion. Magician Obama powdered the world the brains of democracy, but the great and terrible Trump came, finished the Obama number, wrote out all the bills. Demands to pay a democratic world banquet at the American expense. The sanctions are introduced as if anti-Russian, anti-Iranian, but Europe and China will have to pay them, moreover, they can push the world into a financial and economic crisis, where everyone will be for himself. Is this what Trump is seeking? Is it not from the depths of this crisis that he expects to bring America back to great again? And the Congress in a crisis situation will fade into the background, and as the initiator of sanctions. Perhaps Trump and his advisers are preparing a trap for Congress, and with Putin he has a Helsinki hot wire just in case of fire. Mike Pompeo and Sergey Lavrov have just tried it.
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