Comments on: Why the Russian sanctions don’t work http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/ Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Monodist http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-2678 Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-2678 OOOOPS – You could not have been MORE wrong, Anatole.

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By: Evader http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1772 Fri, 23 May 2014 03:28:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1772 I can’t stop of being surprised about stupidity of some people. Are you really talking about war between west and Russia. C’mon, how long it took to the US to control a very small and poor country like Iraq? Don’t you remember the defeat in Vietnam? Again, a very little and poor country.

Nobody, understand! nobody wins a war like that!

No, let’s be honest. It was not Russia the one that started all these. It was the US and EU trying to bring Russian on their knees by dominating their neighborhood. Are you serious? Did you really expected Russia not to do anything?

It’s better that the US understands that this world doesn’t accept their unipolar and narrow minded NWO. No empire last forever. The US can’t behave like a bully against any other country that has a lot of energy reserves and economic growth by their own right.

The US is not the champion of democracy nor freedom. All the world knows that, but Americans. Do you remember all corrupt and dictatorial governments supported by the US in Latin America and other middle eastern countries?

The US should focus in trying to control its debt, social deterioration, and invest more in the people, not in corrupt corporations and bank.

Please, let’s vote for peace. Don’t do more stupid things!

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By: pblerner http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1761 Thu, 22 May 2014 22:41:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1761 Dear Mr. Kaletsky:

You are absolutely right that “A long and complex diplomatic negotiation about rewriting the Ukrainian constitution might well have produced a compromise reluctantly accepted by all parties.” However, nobody in Washington or Brussels is interested in Ukrainians a wee bit. For the mega-bureaucracies of NATO, tensions and bad relations with Russia are a goal in itself justifying their existence and multi-billion dollar budgets,

Sincerely, Peter Lerner

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1755 Fri, 09 May 2014 00:48:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1755 Covert military action done well would have solved this one but evidently the President of the U.S. is as concerned about his “legacy” as his predecessor. The only way to play a winning hand would have been to call Putin’s hand. We would and could have won this chess game. Russia would have backed down even to an overt calling of cards. [Indecision, translate ” economic sanctions” just does not work under these circumstances.] So, now we have fed, figuratively, a snake. Next time political hunger strikes he will have learned how to deal with the world order his way. Hopefully we will have unlearned how to deal with it.

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1753 Fri, 09 May 2014 00:46:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1753 Covert military action done well would have solved this one but evidently the President of the U.S. is as concerned about his “legacy” as his predecessor. The only way to play a winning hand would have been to call Putin’s hand. We would and could have won this chess game. Russia would have backed down even to an overt calling of cards. [Indecision, translate ” economic sanctions” just does not work under these circumstances. So, now we have fed, figuratively, a snake. Next time political hunger strikes he will have learned how to deal with the world order his way. Hopefully we will have unlearned how to deal with it.

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By: ThomasShaf http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1752 Fri, 09 May 2014 00:45:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1752 Covert military action done well would have solved this one but evidently the President of the U.S. is as concerned about his “legacy” as his predecessor. The only way to play a winning hand would have been to call Putin’s hand. We would and could have won this chess game. Russia would have backed down even to an overt calling of cards. [Indecision, translate ” economic sanctions” just does not work under these circumstances. So, now we have fed, figuratively, a snake. Next time political hunger strikes he will have learned how to deal with the world order his way. Hopefully we will have unlearned how to deal with it.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1750 Tue, 06 May 2014 15:20:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1750 Putin’s real goal was to make himself a multi-term president. He looks strong internally. The russian people are used to false rhetoric from both internal and external sources and so like US right wingers they react to action whether right or wrong as being decisiveness or leadership. He has stolen a page from our facist right wing and did it very well.

Sanctions will punish the russian people and strengthen Putin as he will have the US to blame for what were his actions, but our punishments. The people of russia having lived in a constricted and limited world where conformity is the only thing that prospers, are even more breed for complacency and ignorance than the US people. But hey, we’re starting to catch up.

Putin is just like most of our politicians in that he works to extend his stay in power and the wealth and trappings that come with that. His actions are calculated to be those that most benefit him individually, very much like our last 5 presidents and the majority of congress and the supreme court of the past 50-70 years. They work to enrich themselves and know that the american people are too brainwashed and stupid to wake up.

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By: anotherview5 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1749 Tue, 06 May 2014 02:36:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1749 “Instead, they laid down simplistic and non-negotiable principles — that international boundaries were completely sacrosanct and that only the national government in Kiev could have any democratic legitimacy. This left Ukraine and Russia nothing to negotiate.”

What is there to negotiate? If you negotiate you are conceding that international boundaries are not sacrosanct. Obama was right to call grabbing Crimea unacceptable. It has been obvious for some time that Putin operates like a dictator, and sinister events occur in Russia. Such is the nature of the global economy that I think using sanctions, gradually being stepped up, is the least bad way to react. They seem to have been effective in Iran, and the Soviet Union (no 1) was defeated by economic factors.

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By: PavlikMorozov http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1747 Tue, 06 May 2014 00:24:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1747 Sanctions not working? Putin’s aggressiveness today is fueled mainly by Russia’s economic growth during the past few years, which allowed it to partly reorganize and rearm its armed forces. So anything that hurts Russian economy is bound to also hurt his ability to project power – first abroad, and then even at home, considering he stays in power due to a very expensive repression and propaganda machine.

Don’t forget – USSR did not fall apart because its army and security agencies were weak, but because it could no longer support them, and it could not satisfy the ever-growing appetite of the elite for luxury and possessions. What changed during the last 25 years which makes you think, that USSRussia won’t go the same way once the economic sanctions are felt by Russian society from top to bottom, and they start influencing the salaries of government officials and of the military?

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By: baglanboy http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/2014/05/01/why-the-russian-sanctions-dont-work/#comment-1746 Mon, 05 May 2014 21:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-kaletsky/?p=1052#comment-1746 A question for Anatole Koletsy. America invests $5bn to usurp government of Ukraine (we know because they admitted it, publicly)- they draw a tactfully undeclared line in the sand, they definately do not want to be encircled by Amercan bases and also want to retain their Crimean fleet so, do they stand by like rusted lamposts, or do they clamp their grip on what they really want?

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