Monday, January 16, 2017

RIA Novosti — The Art of No Deal: Putin says 'no' to Trump's nukes for sanctions offer

Moscow will not consider reducing nuclear weapons in exchange for the US lifting sanctions. This has been stated by the Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.
Russia has already said previously it will not negotiate over sanctions. Door open for negotiation on nuclear disarmament after inauguration.

Fort Russ
The Art of No Deal: Putin says 'no' to Trump's nukes for sanctions offer
RIA Novosti - translated by J. Arnoldski

Trump's attempt to bring the one China policy and Russian sanctions into negotiations has failed out of the box.


Russia tests an ICBM.
The missile’s operational range is 11,000 kilometers [6,835 miles], its launch weight is 46.5 tonnes, the throw weight is 1.2 tonnes. It has one warhead.


lastgreek said...
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lastgreek said...

"We should definitely do sanctions," Trump said while promoting the Miss USA pageant.

"And we have to show some strength. I mean, Putin has eaten Obama's lunch, therefore our lunch, for a long period of time," he said. "And I just hope that Obama, who's not looking too good, doesn't do something very foolish and very stupid to show his manhood. I just hope that doesn't happen."

-- Trunp, March 2014, on NBC's Today

I'm telling you, the guy is not all there. He says one thing one day, another the next.

Btw, self-proclaimed Bible expert "Two Corinthians" Trump showed his manhood (or lack thereof) by deferring the US military draft 5 times.

Penguin pop said...

"I'm telling you, the guy is not all there. He says one thing one day, another the next."

John and I made the same point about him the other day. He's all over the place and we never know 100% what his real positions are. A long time ago, he said the Republican Party was too extreme and Democrats were too far to the left for him.

lastgreek said...

OK, this is off topic, but I think you'll find it interesting, especially Tom :)

From last weekend's NYT obit.:

Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111

Zou Youguang, known as the father of Pinyin for creating the system of Romanized Chinese writing that has become the international standard since its introduction some 60 years ago, died on Saturday in Beijing, Chinese state media reported. He was 111.

[...]It is to Pinyin that we owe now-ubiquitous spellings like Beijing, which supplanted the earlier Peking; Chongqing, which replaced Chungking; Mao Zedong instead of Mao Tse-tung; and thousands of others. The system was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization in 1982 and by the United Nations in 1986.

[...]It took Mr. Zhou and his colleagues three years to develop Pinyin, but the most striking thing about his involvement was that he was neither a linguist nor a lexicographer but an economist, recently returned to China from Wall Street. [...]

Tom Hickey said...

@ lastgreek

Thanks. I had seen that. His age was given variously as 111 and 112. I take that as meaning he had completed his 111th year and was in his 112th.

Noah Way said...

Finally! An economist created something useful. About time.

Matt Franko said...

Probably shouldn't trust it then.... probably f-ed up in some way...

Matt Franko said...

You guys are parsing his every word out of context....

Greek he is not a warrior... he has brought some warriors in to help him though.... btw there are 2 letters to the church in Corinth...

lastgreek said...

Greek he is not a warrior...

It's his false bravado that irks, Matt.

...he has brought some warriors in to help him though.

Cowards usually do. I wonder who were the warriors who took his place in the draft :(

btw there are 2 letters to the Church of Corinth...

:) ... indeed, the 1st letter to the Corinthians and the 2nd letter. But no worries for the self-proclaimed Bible expert (and successful reality tv host). There is always someone to take the fall for him ... just like the military draft.

Trump blames Tony Perkins for '2 Corinthians'

PS: Btw, all this is to the point that he is a "fraud and a phony."

Bob said...

How else to explain sanctions against Russia being dropped?