Originally appeared at Zerohedge
As Washington prepares to unleash new sanctions on Russia, it appears Putin won’t take this laying down. If U.S. adopts new sanctions against Russia, govt in Moscow will resort to counter-measures, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warns in a website statement.
As we detailed previously, the delay in sanctions against Russia have come from Obama’s inability to take unilateral actions under current laws. While Obama previously signed an executive order that would allow him to freeze the assets in the United States of people overseas who have engaged in cyber acts, it only applies to actions that have threatened U.S. national security or financial stability. Further, per a “senior administration official,” use of the existing law would require (1) actual election infrastructure to be designated as ‘critical infrastructure’ and (2) the administration to prove that such infrastructure was actually “harmed,” conditions which the National Security Council say have not been met.
The outgoing US administration still hopes to finally have time to do something else for bad relations with Russia, and so she brought down. With clearly inspired leaks in the American media have once again trying to scare the extension of anti-Russian sanctions measures “diplomatic” and even sabotage against our computer systems. And this last “Christmas greetings” from the Obama team, already preparing for eviction from the White House cynically want to present as a reaction to certain “cyber attack from Moscow.”
Frankly, we are tired of the lies about the “Russian hackers”, which continues to flow into the United States from the very top. The Obama administration has launched six months ago, this misinformation in an attempt to play up the desired for himself a candidate in the November presidential election, and not achieving the desired, looking for an excuse for their own failure, and with a vengeance is played on Russian-American relations.
But the truth of the provocation orchestrated by the White House, sooner or later will still come out. Yes, it’s already happening. How else to December 8 reported the US media, the State of Georgia State Secretary Brian Kemp he said that the authorities in the region followed where came hacker attack on its electronic system of vote counting shortly after the election. Footprints led to the computer at the US Department of Homeland Security. This information quickly tried to cover up the stream of new anti-Russian charges that do not contain a single proof.
It only remains to add that if Washington really takes new hostile steps, it will get the answer. This also applies to any action against Russian diplomatic missions in the United States, which immediately ricocheted on US diplomats in Russia. Perhaps the Obama administration is quite indifferent to what will happen to the bilateral relations, but the story is unlikely to forgive her behavior on the principle of “after us the deluge.”
In other words, Europe is about to get screwed again.
It amazes me that Russia has not tired of all american lies long ago.
Hey paul. Russia seems to play a patient game. It doesn’t generally get distracted from it’s true focus and ………. usually winds up showing that it knew way more than it did at the time of all the commotion. There could be should filled with concrete dropping on heads for a long time from Russia. It’s my take on it. Have a great evening. :)
Yes this may be so.
Exactly that. We just don’t have other options with colonial administration in financial and economic ministries last 25 years. Putin didn’t change this situation, he just couldn’t. Even restoring military wouldn’t cause retaliation as big as one following liberation from financial yoke. All this time we were forbidden to use own currency for local investments, can you imagine? Only dollar, which we get only after paying several margins.
Btw, why shoes *filled* with concrete? And dropping on heads?
Good morning Arthur. I used the concrete filled shoes to illustrate that there could be other shoes dropping in the future ( new developments ) and that they could be hitting very hard on the people who created this string of disinformation in the first place. A Happy New Year to you.
It’s 2pm, but nice time of day to you too. Lead or pig iron would sound more natural for me. And new year is for heathen =D
Much of this is Empire raging as Nations uncouple from the Oil USD/dollar $$. China continues to dump USD Treasuries. …even Belgium is dumping USD. Future trade and energy is being negotiated under basket currency and internation lending Agreement.
As USD tumbles back to USA….the FED has to move that money to avoid inflation. The Stock market is a Ponzi which is nowhere noway…the True US economic conditions. Trump has lots on his plate as America is in deep trouble accross the board.
Empire had it easy taking the Caribbean and pushing the colonials out. The 2 wars enabled America to rise to zenith with its world Navy and over 700 world Bases.
That Empire is in decline. …scrambling to rescue relationships and treaty. Scrambling to impress…that it is the One True power. Even if the future game is to go digital and end currency, It’s unlikely the Empire will be calling the shots.