Obama Introduces New, Laughably Weak Russia Sanctions

He sanctioned five more Russia officials

Tue, Jan 10, 2017 | 1,814 Comments

The outgoing US president just introduced a yet another round of Russia sanctions. Sounds like a really big deal right? It sounds like Obama really is pulling no punches in trying to set the tone for US-Russia relations after he leaves.

Except the sanctions consist of blacklisting five Russian officials said to be close to Putin.

As many times before Obama lacks the resolve to really follow through even on things he believes in (and he clearly believes US should maintain poor relations with Putin). Also he does not have many good moves left to play as power is slipping away from his grasp with every tick of the clock.

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