“Sooner Than You Think”: Trump Threatens To Punish India For S-400 Deal With Russia

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"Sooner Than You Think": Trump Threatens To Punish India For S-400 Deal With Russia

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On October 10th, US President Donald Trump said that India will soon discover his response to the signing of the $5 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf air defense systems from Russia.

Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Trump has the authority for the presidential waiver to India on weapons deal with sanctions-hit Russia.

When he was asked about the agreement by reporters in the White House, Trump said that “India will find out. Won’t they?”

When he was asked when India would find out if there would be sanctions, “You will see. Sooner than you think,” he retorted.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis both argued the case of a presidential waiver to India. The White House also said that the waiver is intended to persuade countries away from weapons deals with Russia.

“The (CAATSA presidential) waiver is narrow, intended to wean countries off Russian equipment and allow for things such as spare parts for previously-purchased equipment,” a White House National Security Council Spokesperson had said after the conclusion of the S-400 contract.

The US embassy spokesperson in New Delhi said that the CAATSA sanctions are aimed at Russia and are not intended to damage the military capabilities of its “allies and partners.”

Before threatening sanctions on India, the US sanctioned China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD) for the 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018. The US blacklisted another 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law.

China was outraged at the decision and lodged a diplomatic protest to the US, warning of consequences if the sanctions are not revoked.

“China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the US side and has already lodged stern representations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing.

“We strongly urge the US side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions, otherwise the US side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences,” he said, without giving details.

Russia called the sanctions related to the Chinese deal misguided and that Washington’s reckless imposition of sanctions on Moscow risks global stability and is part of a “dangerous game.”

Earlier the US imposed tariffs on imports of Turkish steel and aluminum. It also sanctioned two Turkish ministers. The primary reason of the tariffs and sanctions was said to be the imprisonment of US Pastor Andrew Brunson. However, another major reason is the Turkey-Russia deal for the purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense systems. The US is strongly opposed to the purchase of the system by a NATO member and threatened to block the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey if the deal isn’t called off. Jim Mattis has warned that blocking the sale of the F-35 could cause a disruption in the production chain and delays of up to 18-24 months, because Turkey produces some key components.

The US also continues to attempt to pressure the EU away from gas deals with Russia and keeps strongly opposing Turk Stream as well as Nord Stream 2.

The US strongly opposes any actual or even hypothetical meddling in its internal affairs. However, it continues to do so with other countries. The Trump administration, with its recent questionable conduct is only to the benefit of the regionalization of the world. The countries the US attempts to meddle, or meddles in, are forced to protect their interests and thus the Trump administration is undermining its global grip on its own.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    I am curious if this idiots mind is connected to his single cell or is directly connected with his a*s that does the thinking for him.

    • Garga

      Come on, his ego got hurt. This is serious stuff.

      It doesn’t matter if he thinks by his arse or his tiny pencil, he’s the best US president ever. Only a matter of time till he irreversibly alienates all US puppet states and minions too, so let’s support him %110.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        Dont take me wrong since he started this policies of him I support him 200%. What none of the morons manage to do for 200+ years he is doing it in short two years and I am looking forward him finishing the job before his term is over.

        • Sinbad2

          I’ll drink to that.

      • peacelover

        I’m praying for his second term.Because it needs more than 4 years to complete the process at least.Now I m seriously thinking that Russia was really behind his election. Russia don’t need supersonic weapons and atomic arsenals so far as he is the President of USA.Just to support him covertly.

    • BMWA1

      Pukka sahib Trump doesn’t do thinking as such, these policies are based upon nerve impulses located in the spinal column.

      • HardHawk

        ok… I stand corrected.

  • India is buying a lot of garbage from Boeing, such as Apache attack helicopters (double inferior to Ka52) and some transport ones as well.
    So let his Majesty Trump – Dotard Chimp – the Great put sanctions on India.
    They will feel it in Boeing very soon.

    And by the way. F35A will never be delivered to Turkey. It seems it was a bit shortsighted decision to put sanctions on Turkey as Turkey participates in the F35 program and was (at least formally) part of NATO.
    Now it seems Turkey is NATO member just on paper.

    In USA they are probably first acting and then thinking (or are they thinking at all ? ).

  • Miguel Redondo

    Okay , after taking on Russia with its ressources and military , taking on China with its industry and real economy and military , now we add another one billion of indians with its workforce and industry and brain to fight against with “economic sanctions” ? Don´t forget , India is also a nuclear power.
    The beltway is definitely gone nuts.

    • But you know, USA have the “fine economy of services” and “markets” (end of sarcasm).
      Have you seen Dow Jones last week ? It is already 5 percent down and continue in red numbers.
      But you know. Dotard said, that USA is winning trade wars (or they won it already LOL).
      So believe his Majesty the Orange Chimp and don’t ask stupid questions.
      Make America Great again.
      Punish everybody else for just being.
      It is fair deal (end of sarcasm).

  • Oh they’re so scared they’re trembling…
    Stupid Yanks!

    • First Lastname

      Acting as if they have to ability to stop BRICS faction members from trading with each other! What a joke America has become. Hopefully they shake the Israeli monkey off their backs.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        only if the federal government in US dies and 52 new countries are born.

  • ColinNZ

    Three words sum up the anglozionist empire: Desperate in defeat.

    • First Lastname

      Let’s hope so mate

    • The USA are far to be defeated. They are dangerous deluded idiots capable to destroy whole the world 10 times. They are not the same as Gorbatschev who chosen end USSR peacefully.

      • Nod

        no worries m8. The richest of us, the most powerful, will survive. They have built bunkers. And with nuclear power, they can survive indefinitely.

        While it is unlikely you and I are invited, isn’t it nice to know that the greediest, most narcissistic, egocentric, psychopathic groups from our collective, will be there to represent humanities evolution.

        • AlexanderAmproz

          Rich Peoples have Gulfstream 650 airplanes !

          Range: 12,960 km

          Top speed: 982 km/h

          Wingspan: 30 m

          Unit cost: 64,500,000–70,000,000 USD (2013)

          Number built: 300+ as of July 2018

          A fire Escape Door !
          in case of “Emergency” it’s Convenient to join directly
          the property they bought in New-Zealand,
          supposed to be out of the radioactivity of the atomic
          bombs they built to drive them rich….

  • John

    President Trump just does not know when and how to shut it, for the sake of discretion; he doesn’t have much is what I am observing.

    With deference to Ronnie Montrose, President Trump is enjoying his ‘free ride ‘. It will not continue for very much longer. As the sanctions of November bite at full strength ( as they are now formulated, who knows what lunacy is coming next ) and I think begin to fail, the internal pressure will mount geometrically. That should produce some really weird stuff ( as it has not been strange already ) coming out of the mouths of the likes of Bolton and Co.. That could be followed by some impressive atmospherics, in terms of personel changes in staffing. Mr. Donald `Trump, aka ‘The Boss’, does not suffer failure, especially from those whom have had the failure of their efforts equate to foolishness. They will get the kick in the ass to the street.

    My take is the results of the election and failure of the sanctions regime, will prompt massive changes in the mind of The Donald. He has lied about a number of things and this is what is ticking people off who supported him. He was given a chance and he spit on something very precious. I wish well to all.

    • Firstly. Trump is stupid idiot and was elected just because of the hope, that he isn’t professional Washington D.C. politician, so he will not act as Obama etc. This assumption FAILED spectacularly as he is encircled with people like Pompeo, Bolton, Haley etc.
      Secondly. Trump is not in charge in Washington. Yes, he was elected and he bears the responsibility but decision makers are banks, D.C. politicians, non-government think tanks and captains of the international business (aka Deep State). Not Trump the Dotard.
      Thirdly. Every elected president (Bush 1,2 , Clinton, Obama) had a LOT of PROMISES about ending wars and not involving in new conflicts just to START NEW WARS in the midterm.
      So Trump with his tiny little economy and cold war started against Russia and China is slightly behind the schedule. He must start a BIG HOT war or he will be ousted by military-industrial complex.

      • John

        So, ……… Trump will blah blah blah? I doubt it there Fu.

        Your posts are a mix of Capt. Obvious sprinkled with the ridiculous. The last paragraph in your post to me was, …….. merely regurgitating what many are also regurgitating from other people. President Trump is a New Yorker. They love bluster. I grew up across the river listening to tons of it.

        Stupid he is not. Driven and arrogant, he is for sure. Apparently you were not around during Viet Nam and don’t know what it is like when the country has had enough war. Otherwise you would not have made the third paragraph of your post.

        Keep studying what is happening. In a few years you will start to get a vague notion of where things are at. One day with enough effort, you might stumble upon the idea that nobody is really in charge. They are all just hanging on during the ride, trying to get up the next ring in the ladder. Have a good weekend.

        • Nod

          back up and read. He is correct,. Or dare to tell us what is ridiculous. Only thing ridiculous are those who deny fact so they can justify running to vote for a puppet when they are owned in an oligarch.

          • John

            lol ……. back up, put your hands in the air, you are under arrest. You are too funny.

          • Nod

            Once again, please save the irrelevant babble.

            Please tell us, what he said that was ridiculous.

            Then,, you can share your laugh. Specifically.

            Who calls the shots. Basic stuff. Those who control the credit.

            And it aint your government.

            ===================

            “Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile… Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws….Usury once in control will wreck the nation.”

            William Lyon MacKenzie King, former Prime Minister of Canada

            geo-politics 101

          • John

            Do you stand in front of the mirror, posing on a soapbox before you write this stuff?

          • Nod

            Once again, please save the irrelevant babble and veiled ad hom. I don’t care :P

            You only make yourself look stupid avoiding the logical resolution to your disagreement with Zo Fu. SO, try to act like a thinking man, and

            Please tell us, what he said that was ridiculous.

            Then,, you can share your laugh. Specifically.

            Who calls the shots. Basic stuff. Those who control the credit.

            And it aint your government.

            ===================

            “Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.”
            Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on Politics,

          • John

            Ah, jump in a lake.

          • Nod

            google “cognitive dissonance” to understand why you feel the need to respond irrationally when confronted by fact which is contrary to your beliefs.

          • John

            Your posts amount to opinions, of which I was never interested. They ventured completely out of the realm of the subject on the original topic a while ago ( thought I was not keeping an eye on this huh? ). You are now on a disconnected path, so go ahead and jump in the water, it may wake you up.

            The fact that you keep posting me with your nonsense about things which appear to be inside of your mind, indicates you are not a conscious individual ( common in people who ramble on about anything and everything, especially when it applies to them ). Your dime is up with me Nod. Take it someplace else. If you continue, I will just chalk you up as a bot or on somebody’s payroll. Your call.

          • Nod

            The words of an American idiot. I posted science, logic and reason. Not once did you try to rebut, because you had nothing but ignorance and belief, both indefensible.

            You are just too stupid to try and understand it.

            You come back with generalized ad hom and ignorance, never any fact, or reason. A fluoridated babbling american fool.

            I never had anything “to spend on you”. Wasn’t for you., You are just the idiot used, to debunk the stupidity of what you think.

            I see you.

            “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

            ― Issac Asimov

            fluuck off moron. And find your herd to mingle with.

          • John

            You came to me, or did you forget. Struck a cord huh? Nice nasty ad hominem at the end tinkerbell. Ciao!

          • Nod

            moooo

    • Nod

      “He has lied about a number of things and this is what is ticking people off who supported him.“

      people who supported him are idiots who vote in an oligarch. People who are ticked off that he lied are living in dream land, because politics is a lie, and they all lie, every day, every month, every year.

      • John

        Your take. It is more complicated than that concerning Trump, so I am going disagree with you on this. Have a good weekend.

        • Nod

          not my take. Science, logic, reason, expert testimony, common sense, and an IQ high enough to recognize the patterns.

          • John

            Eh.

  • First Lastname

    It’s funny that those sanctions on India will never include decreasing the number of Indians moving to America. It’s almost like a certain Middle East country is dictating American foreign policy, while at the same time browning America with non-White immigration *caugh* Isreal *caugh*

    • Sinbad2

      The American software industry would collapse without Indian intellect.

      • HardHawk

        americans are yet to digest when you call information in US. an indian answer you from india

  • Neil

    Most US politicians, not just T.Rump, seem to believe their sanctions will make Russia and Iran elect pro-US politicians. Of course, they are very wrong.
    I never heard US senators showing concern that their sanctions will accelerate de-dollarisation and backfire spectacularly.
    The totally deluded US is circling the drain.

  • Robert McMaster

    This is great news. Trump’s campaign to threaten and bully old allies. The list grows longer. And the U.S. is weak. It’s sanctions don’t have much power, except to hurt Americans. Meanwhile, the ‘find another way’ club grows stronger and more confident.

    • Sinbad2

      India has never been an American ally, have you forgotten about the war the US paid Pakistan to start in 1971, or the sanctions of 1998.
      Just because America changes its view like the weather, doesn’t mean that the victims forget.

      • Nod

        “doesn’t mean that the victims forget.”

        doesn’t matter what the victims want. They are irrelevant. India and her politics and her inhabitants are owned with credit and debt like we all are.

      • Robert McMaster

        Sure, but that hasn’t stopped India from being a compliant toady to the U.S. on a routine basis. The number and degree to which India defies the U.S. is small enough that one can readily cite all such incidents.

    • Omega

      except to hurt Americans

      And Europeans.

  • Don Machiavelli

    Trump is restarting Cold War and if it really starts we all know that there are no sane people in either administration to stop nuclear catastrophe.

    • Nod

      maybe that is the point. Globalists say the world is over populated, when that isn’t truth. World is overpopulated only if we plan on keep a wasteful and consumptive based society, so the few can control the resources, and own the people.

  • Ger

    The floggings will continue until morale improves. Morons R/US.

  • HardHawk

    In the mean time trumpets special policies have caused only to FORD a billion in damages and he is laying off work 25000 employees. Good work trumpet I wish you do stay on the path and demolish the economy. And then turn around and claim as you constantly do that is not your fault but the ones before you come to save them.

    • Snowglobe

      It was the Globalist Presidents before Trump that made it possible for American companies to move to China to use their slave labor populations to make their product. Then the Ford company send the cars back to the US and claim to be an American company. Thousands and thousands of good playing blue collar jobs were lost and Detroit (the car making city in the US…and other cities) fell into ruin and all of the people in it were abandoned by the Ford company (and others). Then the gangs moved in. Areas of Detroit became so dangerous that the police were barred from going in. Other areas of Detroit were bulldozed because so many buildings were abandoned and were left as a waste land.

      Trump is attempting to fix this and now the idiot from Ford is crying about damage to his profits?…and having to lay off some of his paper pushing white collar workers? He was not crying when he had the opportunity to destroy thousands and thousands of his blue collar workers and to fill his pockets with cash at their expense.

      Don’t bother responding. You will only say something ridiculous.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTj7L0OtgTU

      • Nod

        grump is the same kind of globalist biatch. Voting for anyone makes you look stupid.

        • Snowglobe

          I don’t vote, and I am from Canada. ;-)

          • Nod

            And we agree with science and common sense…

            money power rules, for obvious reasons eh…

            “Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.”
            Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on Politics,

            Canada here too…Although I refer to both US and Canada as American. Peas in a pod.

          • Snowglobe

            “Canada here too…Although I refer to both US and Canada as American. Peas in a pod.”

            Agreed! They are like our cousins from the south in the snow deficit zone. eh? :-)

        • HardHawk

          she is a disturbed person with a chip over her shoulder just ignore her. Obviously she think trump is a savior and not a stooge of the NWO.

          • Snowglobe

            …and “POOF”, more magical a ridiculous comments.

      • HardHawk

        unlike what you posting here and is full of wisdom. Get a second cell working maybe you get it right the next time.

        • Snowglobe

          You can always be counted on to say something ridiculous. “POOF!” It is like magic. Such an amazing thing!

          • HardHawk

            off you go trash.

          • Snowglobe

            Bye Pinocchio

  • zman

    The Trump agenda: destroy America, destroy the world economy, destroy allies. So far he is batting 1000. Their preamble to world chaos is going well. The plan to take world control through chaos and military might is ever nearer, only Russia, China do not plan to degenerate into total morass. It will take war to bring them to the brink. So far, Trump has failed at that, even his Zionist kontrollers are distressed that their provocations have not had the effect they were hoping for. The US? Dead in the water and sinking.

  • Miguel Redondo

    I remember Nicky Haley resigning her post few days ago. She is of indian origin , but born in USA. Is it possible that this may be one of the reasons of her resign?

    • HardHawk

      nope she is a whore and she is not of the kind of whores, who chose their customers, but go where their handler sending them to go. The reason she been fired she is more impulsive and self centered than trumpet is and he could not handle the competition of narcissism, she has forcing on trumpet.

  • FlorianGeyer

    I just find it incredible that ‘Racket Man Trump ‘ and his Deep State Helpers are blatantly threatening very large sovereign states who choose to conduct military trade with other nations.

    It just shows how desperate the US has become and this desperation is borne out of fear.

    The US regime fear is palpable now. We can all smell it, see it and feel it :)

    • HardHawk

      if you do it is also time to be scared of what morons with nuclear ability can inflict to this world if left unchecked.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I agree and that is sadly something that few can do anything about.
        If I am to die in a nuclear exchange instigated by the US, I just hope for two things.

        That I die quickly and painlessly and that I am able to see the USA destroyed before I die.

        • HardHawk

          I wish you none of the two you wish. I hope you live and see the changed world with out globalist stooges ruining it, in it.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I wish that for you as well my friend .

        • paul ( original )

          May be better to die for a reason than to live pointlessly .

          • FlorianGeyer

            Or enslaved .

      • Nod

        especially when the twisted flllucks think they can win a nuclear exchange. Regardless of how many millions die.

  • paul ( original )

    The USA supposedly sanctioned India previously. This was after India first became a nuclear power. I don’t think there was any great effect and the sanctions look to have been dropped once India’s help was again needed.
    This could, however, be an important test case for the USA. If they can force India to back down, then who else would dare stand up? So the USA may well be absolutely determined.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Monsanto could deny Indian farmers new seeds so millions will die, or Pentagon could carpet bomb India with tactical nuclear weapons or agent orange just to show we means business………………………..LOL.
    India, your turn……………………………….LOL.

    • BMWA1

      This seems to me a quite modest and prudent course of action.

    • James

      ….Yawn.

  • Albert Pike

    He is more, and more maneuvering himself, and his country, into a political and military position, which make the http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx

    numbers for the ‘Land of the Free’, become more, and more frighteningly realistic…

  • Nod

    Who be your daddy huh :P

    “The Fed hasn’t ‘gone crazy’ and Trump shouldn’t publicly diagnose: JP Morgan international chairman”

    lol