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EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by RavenSupreme, May 17, 2018.

  1. RavenSupreme Well-Known Member

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    in what kind of twisted upside down world are we living that freaking EU and US are activating laws against each other for the benefit of fucking Iran
     
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    One in where Trump is president.
     
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    Meh. The EU gets sanctioned either way. Drumpf wants to sanction us for trade deficit, medical prices, military budget, and now Iran. Doesn't make much sense anymore to avoid sanctions for one reason when he has stated like 20 different ones already-
     
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    the entire transatlantic relationship is a tragedy atm. tomorrow putin and merkel will likely give a finalizing verdict about the infamous north stream 2, against whicht the senate already has passed a bill against and trump apparently openly stated that stopping this stuff would prevent a trade war

    im shocked how this shit developed.
     
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    you think trump would actively sanction the EU directly? thats a little too far in my opinion. i dont think we are at that point yet - fortunately
     
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    I think Trump pretty much does as he says, like it or not. Ask the Iranians.
     
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    but he has not said he will do that, has he? i mean iran is one thing. but EU is the worlds biggest financial and economical trade bloc - and the ties between eu and us have been tight for decades - regardless the differences they may have
     
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    Trump doing great things for China. Damaging the NATO Alliance and bailing out a Chinese Company that is front for spying. He is doing more for jobs in China then America. :skully
     
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    Hey, random thought. I wonder if there's any other countries out there that would love to see a schism between the US and the EU?
     
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    All of them?

    Since Trump feels the U.S. carries the weight of NATO, a political schism could easily result in a military schism. And a disrupted NATO would greatly reduce the hard power of both the E.U. and U.S.

    It really would be in Poland's and the Baltic states' interests to block the application of this statute for Iran, because NATO is more existential for them. I'll be surprised if they approve it.
     
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    due to the way things are developing it unfortunately is no longer a mere economical question. even baltic states understand that it somehow is in the best interest to not give in to the us administrations current powerplay - simply due to political survival instinct, as doing otherwise would create a dangerous precedente for the next years relationship between us and eu. its a 100% political exchange of blows right now.
     
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    Eh Baltic States are damned either way...push comes to shove who thinks we are risking Nuclear Armageddon to save fucking Poland?
    Ruskies would have push into Germany to get an actual response. Selling out Poland is a European Tradition.
     
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    With someone like Macron on the France atomic bombs i doubt trying to push the country next to him would be a smart idea.
     
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    Nice troll for Americans. An Europe China strong cooperation is certainly what the Americans fear to see happening but it won't happen. For sure what happening with Iran, Europe certainly won't be part of the economic what the US launch on China. We will rather develop trade and cooperation not only with China but with the rest of the world. We will be less attached to the US and more independent on our foreign policy. I wonder if NATO have a future now.
     
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