Saturday, September 27, 2014


If our sanctions on Russia aren't strong enough to pressure Russia over their aggression against Ukraine and threats to eastern NATO states, Putin is determined to frighten away any foreign businesses not banned by the West from operating in Russia.

No. Don't. Stop:

Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law intended as a response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

The draft, which was submitted to parliament on Wednesday by a pro-Kremlin deputy, would also allow state compensation for an individual whose property is seized in foreign jurisdictions.

That'll teach us a lesson.

As did this:

Putin's move in early August to block American chickens has backfired, sources in the poultry industry say, leaving Russians to pay more at the supermarket for poultry products while American producers remain largely unscathed.

Hey, if this passes maybe even German cruise ship companies won't feed the beast if they worry their ship might be grabbed in Crimean waters.