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Russia Suspended From G8, France Says (That will show em!)
The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 18 2014 14:57

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT by Dave346

The leaders of the Group of Eight have suspended Russia's participation in the body over Moscow's activities in Ukraine, the French foreign minister said Tuesday.

In an interview with Europe-1 radio, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that "it is envisaged that all the other countries, the seven leading countries, will unite without Russia," The Associated Press reported.

The other seven members had already pulled out of preparations for a G8 summit set to be held in June in the Russian city of Sochi.

Fabius and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian earlier postponed a trip to Moscow to meet with their Russian counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu.

The meeting was scheduled to take place on Tuesday and no new date for the meeting has been proposed.

Fabius said that visiting Moscow at this time would create "the impression that we support" Russian actions in Crimea, "and this is not so."

However, Fabius said that "we are continuing dialogue with the Russians, despite the fact that we do not agree with them," Interfax reported.

An unidentified Russian diplomat told Reuters on Monday about the postponement after President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a sovereign state.

Fabius warned Russia that it is isolating itself and faces "economic catastrophe" if it does not stand down.

The U.S. and European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen Crimean and Russian officials involved in setting up Sunday's referendum in Crimea, in which the peninsula voted to become part of Russia.

Putin on Tuesday notified Russia's parliament about Crimea's annexation request.


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Germany; Government; Japan; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: canada; crimea; cupcake; europeanunion; france; g7; g8; germany; japan; nato; putin; russia; ukraine; unitedkingdom; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Putin laughs as he turns the gate valve.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:21:46 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Dave346
Playing right into Putin's hands.

"See, they will never accept you as equals. Europe will pillage your resources, but never accept you. We have to stand together apart from Europe in unified strength."

3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:05 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: headstamp 2

Lets be honest here... the G8 is a joke. The US is the only really important member (and the US is in decline), most of the rest are just a bunch of historical has-bin’s.

Russia could form an alliance with China alone and tower over the remaining G8 countries.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Dave346

They defied the double secret probation codicil.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Russia and China could form a economic pact and decide simultaniously to switch away from the US dollar as the their reserve currencies...

Which would instantly destroy the US economy.

We are in debt up to our eye-balls and they hold all the cards.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:56 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Dave346

so Russia and China form their own G-2?
What could go wrong?


7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:38:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

the only thing saving us from that scenario is China’s investment in US treasuries - how much are they willing to lose? and on which side does the House of Saud swing?


8 posted on 03/18/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Dave346

The West is dying and Russia knows it.

Solzhenitsyn tried to warn us.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:40:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dave346
Oh no....the G8 meeting will be in London rather than Sochi.

Note...The EU is well represented within the G8...oops...I mean the G7.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:44:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Just listen to that, will you? Do you hear it?

It’s the sound of Putin not giving a crap.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:44:39 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Which would instantly destroy the US economy.”

On the contrary, it would destroy the Russian and Chinese economies, putting them back to the economies they had before 1978. Without the United States and Europe to cheat on their foreign exchange rates, their economies will shrivel up and die, while the return of U.S. manufacturing jobs will cause the U.S. economy to boom again. The booming employment then greatly boosts income taxes and defrays the national debt not already confiscated due to war with the parties holding the debt instruments.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 8:09:56 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Dave346

Like Russia cares. None of the G-7 will stop Putin.

The West’s most powerful economies can’t stop Russia.

Why would any one want to be in the G-7, with the wimps who lead it?


13 posted on 03/18/2014 8:16:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dave346

Sun Tzu’s theory in action:

Start trouble between Russia and China. Why fight an enemy when you can stir up an even bigger enemy to fight for you?

Promote Islam in Russia. Create more turmoil within and set back with popcorn.....

Continue to demonize Putin as being like Hitler. Find all commonalities and publish them frequently.

Point out that Putin is super wealthy in a communist “work for the benefit of all” country. Keep publishing his $70 billion wealth.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Dave346

So, the balance will have shifted even more towards debtor nations in the cool kids’ club.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:04:10 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: tired&retired

All acts of war. But that is what degenerate and dying empires do.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Dave346

That’s just Gr8!


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:35:56 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Dave346

Please tell us that the meeting is being MOVED OUT of Sochi.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: WhiskeyX

Manufacturing is NEVER coming back to the US, not as long as there are 3rd world countries filled with billions of people willing to work for almost nothing.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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Too late...a number of U.S. companies, including Apple, have already begun to do so.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 10:00:31 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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