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What Led Russia To Crimea? The Real Stakes In The Fight For Crimea

Russia is not in Crimea to expand its territory but to oppose the immense power of the West & its financial institutions in New York & London. Everyone understands this is a conflict between Moscow & Washington & that these countries should negotiate a solution. What is the way to end this standoff?

Russia Threatens to Impose Sanctions

Sanctions work, sort of, against Iran because the market there is miniscule. If Russia imposes retaliatory measures, you can bet sanctions cooked by the West will fizzle in short order. Obama & Congress may rant about the evil Vladimir Putin & the aggressive Russian bear, but that’s all hot air & rhetoric.

It Begins: Gazprom Warns European Gas "Supply Disruptions" Possible

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom warned that not only could it cancel its “supply discount” as Ukraine’s overdue payments reached $1.5 billion but that “simmering political tensions in Ukraine, that are aggravated by inadequate economic conditions, may cause disruptions of gas supplies to Europe.

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