Monday, September 01, 2008

Steinmeiers lack of creativity

Allready in 2006 I considered Germany (Remember Gerhard Schrøder, former Chansellor of Germany is Putins pedigree and one of the chiefs in Gazprom) and France ( Putin and Sarkozy / Chirac have exchanged honors, medallions and champagne frequently) as the weakest link in the EU - Russia relation. it's of no surprice to me that Germany and France now voices an unison aversion against sanctions on Russia. Speaking earlier in the week, the German forreign minister Mr Steinmeier rejected the idea of sanctions, saying "someone should first tell me what a sanction against Russia could be". BBC (
But of course Mr. Steinmeier, I will enlighten you with some humble suggestions. Suggestion 1 I think you are familiar with (otherwise please review "Sanctions imposed by Russia on other countries last 3 years": Import/Export: Georgia-wine/ mineralwater/ airtraffic/ eletricity/gas, Norway - salmon, Ukraine - gas, Moldova - wine..and so on....)
Suggestion 1: Economic sanctions on export ( The easy solution)
Norway has foought a decade against sanctions on salmon imposed by the EU. The sanctions used was extra taxes du to allegations of dumping salmon into the EU. (Now this allegations have been thoroughly rejected by an EU commission)
Suggestion 2: No WTO, G8 and other club memberships.
Suggestion 3: Reevaluation on the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
Suggestion 4: More rigid VISA rules to EU for people from the Russian federation.
Suggestion 5: Freezing of the many KGB-accounts the current leadership in Moscow personally have in Europe. ( Might take some pressure to convince Switzerland though..)
Suggestion 6: Calculate and reasess the strange knowledge that the quarter of energysupplies from Russia will create disaster in Europe: It means that a substantial amount of oil will not be sold, bringing in much needed money to Russian economy.
Suggestion 7: Impose a review of the "environmental consequences" of the pipeline from Russia through the Easter Sea to Germany, bypassing Poland.
Suggestion 8: Punish EU and US based companies with economic sanctions, (deny governmental contracts) that invest in Russia.
Really, Steimayer. You don't expect me, an average Joe, to come up with this in five minutes, and still tell the world that you havent thought of this? I guess not. You just demonstrate what I have said before: It's the will that is the real problem here. It's the question of money and reelection before the basic principles of democracy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgia has admitted dropping cluster bombs during its attempt to regain control of its breakaway province of South Ossetia, a human rights group said today.

Monday, September 01, 2008 4:55:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Vær sikker på at Cluster ammunisjon vil bli brukt mot militære Russiske mål om de også trenger inn på Norsk område.

Legg merke til at den russiske ammunisjonen også har mye større feil % og brukt mot sivile områder er det direkte kriminelt å bruke den.

Russia. against civilian target

RBK-250 cluster bombs c has a hazardous dud rate of 10 %"

Georgia against military target.

One of the weapons involved is the Israel-made M85, which is thought to be safer than other cluster bombs because of its self-destruct mechanism. The manufacturers, Israeli Military Industries (IMI), claim that "Our testing suggests that the M85 cluster device has a hazardous dud rate of 0.06%"

Monday, September 01, 2008 6:04:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

Anonymous 1: I believe they alledgely admitted to have used cluster bombs at the Roki tunnel. Not civilian villages.I condemn use of veapons of massdestruction from either side.

Monday, September 01, 2008 9:42:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

Anonymous 2: Se answer to Anonymous 1.

Monday, September 01, 2008 10:03:00 pm  

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