Why US Sanctions Bill is the Last Straw for Russia, Iran, North Korea

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

Ekaterina Blinova

Russia’s countermeasures to the US sanctions bill were absolutely reasonable, geopolitical analyst Gilbert Mercier told Sputnik, adding that contrary to the hopes of many, the toxic idea of American nationalism continues to thrive in Washington under Donald Trump, threatening to drag the world into yet another conflict.

The Russian power circles have realized that US President Donald Trump has his hands tied by the notorious “party of war” in Congress and its sponsors from Wall Street and the US military-industrial complex, Gilbert Mercier, author of “The Orwellian Empire”, and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post told Sputnik.

“Thankfully more people in Russia’s policy circles and media have come to the realization that Trump’s hands are tied, and that he is largely a powerless empty suit serving a joint military-industrial/ Wall Street Junta with an almost mummified one-party Congress which could be called the Republocrat War & Wall Street Party,” Mercier pointed out, commenting on Moscow’s countermeasures to the US sanctions bill aimed against Russia and Iran.

However, the question arises as to why Russia announced its decision to impose “mirror” sanctions against US diplomats ahead of Trump’s signing the bill into law.
Wasn’t it premature? Not a bit, Mercier responded.

“Moscow’s announcement of diplomatic retaliations following the US sanctions is not premature. As matter of fact it is long overdue,” the geopolitical analyst stressed.

“With such an overwhelming majority- 419 ‘yes’ versus 3 ‘no’ in the US House of Representatives, and 98 ‘yes’ versus 2 ‘no’ in the Senate-even if Trump wanted to, he could not possibly veto the bill. The bill also, de facto, prevents Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia by executive order. Therefore, what could appear to be a fast reaction from Moscow is actually an accurate read of the situation. The Kremlin has been too patient and lenient with the US, and in many ways not pro-active enough, like it should have been, but instead just reactive,” Mercier said.

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