The Russian Ruble dropped Thursday to a near-term low after bipartisan US senators announced what they are calling a “bill from hell” round of new sanctions and restrictions targeting the Russian economy and leadership.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the leading proponents of the bill, said the massive present US sanctions against Russia have failed, saying that all of these new sanctions are needed to “punish” Russia.
As currently envisioned, the sanctions target a number of top Russian politicians and “oligarchs.” The bill also aims to severely restrict Russia’s ability to raise sovereign debt, and to restrict their ability to seek investment in energy projects.
There is no timeline for a vote on the bill yet, but reportedly some senators are also lining up to offer amendments adding yet more sanctions or other measures against Russia. This could go on for quite awhile, with almost the whole Senate looking to one-up each other on being anti-Russia these days, and could mean an actual vote won’t happen.
24 thoughts on “US Senators Announce Russia Sanctions ‘Bill From Hell’”
This baloney is really starting to piss me off. Starting to think King Trump would be better than these self serving bribed congressmen…
accept we really don’t know where Trump is yet ? after all did increase military spending that should have not been necessary for getting us out of all these wars
T.rump is outnumbered. Any veto on any military spending would result on having the entire congress turn against him and still have the war bill passed by 75% of Congress.
And here I thought it was just the democrats that wanted war with Russia.
Nope, everybody sucks. AMERICA!
Democrats/Republicans, theses are face masks to shield the globalist tattoos that most of them wear.
That was sarcasm. Justin’s articles always seem to imply that’s it’s just the democrats and liberals.
Lindsey Graham needs to be neutralized.
Vic, you speak truth!
Let us see how Americans will react If and when Russia wipes out a half dozen U.S. cities in retaliation for the destruction of their economy. Just keep pushing….
Lindsey Graham does not even resemble a human being, yet he spends decades damaging the globe with the encouragement of his “colleagues”.
So the present illegal “sanctions” do not work, so let’s have lots of others. Do not worry about the FACT that Russia is NOT the criminal state that these brainless beasts imagine, but that the USA is the murderous destroyer. What is the point of demonizing a leader whose election followed YOUR destruction of the Russia emerging after the USSR breakup? The Russians elected him! He has helped Russia recover and be able to act on the world scene.
To pretend that the USA, because it spends its citizens’ money on war, threats, destruction is somehow in a position to rule the rest of us is UNACCEPTABLE!! Think of the future. Give peace a chance. Try cooperation.
Use facts, not lies and paranoia, to make decisions. Think of someone other than the few rich beneficiaries of your “policies”. Sanctions are blackmail.
I agree wholeheartedly, Rosemerry, Lindsey Graham certainly doesn’t resemble a human being, yet he spends decade damaging the globe with encouragement of his fellow RINOs.
Sanctions, btw, are acts of war, only w/o actual fighting; Russia isn’t the criminal state these brainless beasts imagine, but the USA’s the murderous destroyer. What’s the point of demonizing a leader whose election followed the US destruction of the Russia emerging after the USSR breakup? The Russians elected Putin! He’s helped Russia recover and be able to act on the world scene.
You’re absolutely right, to pretend that the US, because it spends its citizens’ money on war, threat, destruction, is somehow in a position to rule over the rest of us is totally unacceptable! Think of the future, give peace a chance, try cooperation (Trump’s trying all of these). Use facts, not lies and paranoia, to make decisions; think of someone other than the few rich beneficiaries of these “policies”; sanctions are acts of war.
Now we know those not supporting Trump’s detente with Russia are just neoliberal war-mongers.
Senators from AIPAC!
Neo cons are a cancer on congress and the admin.
Only hope is trump has the balls to veto if the bill hits his desk.
You’re absolutely right, Taras77, Trotskyists aka Neocons are a cancer on both Congress and the Trump Administration, and the only hope is Trump has the cajones to veto this “bill from hell” if it hits his desk.
Not a rational move on his part. Once Congress overides his veto, he’ll be on the Republican s**t list.
Graham is a warmongering moron.
The idiot has yet to realize that the US has met its match in the Russia/China alliance.
More other nations are telling the US to stuff their sanctions.
I totally agree, Graham’s a warmongering idiot; he has yet to realize the US has met its match in the Russia-China alliance.
As you rightly said, other nation are telling the US to stuff its sanctions, they only hurt Europe, not Russia and/or China.
God, I wanna bitch-slap Lindsey Graham. Just once. Just once….
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the leading proponents of the bill”
He’s a proponent is code for “he’s a puppet” and the “bill” is code for orders from Exxon, Raytheon, Goldman, CITI, and a hand full of billionaires who are among the most entitled people in human history.
After listening to all our senators I started to think maybe I have been influenced by Russian propaganda believing Russia is O.K. . But reading all the comments below mine . Every body seems to agree with me . The United States thinks they rule the world .Just who appointed the U.S. for that job . I don’t believe the American voters did .. Or if the did they did it unknowingly
It’s impossible to be influenced by Russian propaganda in this country. It gets drowned out by our own. USA!USA!
The United States is kind of like an intolerant saloon keeper that keeps 86’ing all of its patrons for laughing too loud, not dressing well enough, drinking too slow or for any other basically harmless behavior that annoys the bartender. Eventually the clientele move on to another saloon, and the “High and Mighty” saloon goes bankrupt.
Lynnsy Graham, like Rachel Maddow, has his own reason for his hissy-fits against Putin.
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