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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor

Friday 03/21/14

Russian Grain Embargo in Retrospect
Has anyone else observed what was missing in the lists of possible retaliations for Russia's takeover of Crimea? Military strikes, asset freezes, trade retaliation were on the table. But notice the words grain boycott or its cousin, grain embargo, never came up.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:38PM CDT 03/21/14 by Marcia Zarley Taylor | Post a Comment
Comments (5)
Sounds like this whole Russian situation is a game of chicken regarding energy vs. the people. Being that Russia is a huge supplier of energy and fertilizer, the world is tip toeing around the situation. It will be interesting how this plays out.
Posted by Pedro Sanchez at 9:09AM CDT 03/24/14
China and India are part of the equation as well. See http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-21/petrodollar-alert-isolated-west-putin-prepares-announce-holy-grail-gas-deal-china
Posted by T Kuster at 8:42PM CDT 03/24/14
What did Obama think would happen when he sold Poland down the drain with missile defense system? Maybe he thought Putin would golf with he and the Tiger.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 9:11PM CDT 03/24/14
Way to add to the conversation Bonnie. Very constructive and insightful. Let go of your hate for the President and actually come up with an original idea of how to help the world move forward.
Posted by Pedro Sanchez at 8:22AM CDT 03/26/14
Simply amazing Pedro! Do you think this is just a Crimea, Ukraine issue? Did you read the article? "Post Iron Curtain retirement" Take a look at other happenings in Eastern Europe at the time of the missile defense system abatement. How about Ukraine not being accepted into NATO. The list is not short. The work of Pope John Paul and Ronald Reagan with the help of Solidarity has been undermined by this Administration to the point of weakness lower than when President Carter left office. If Crimea wants to be annexed by Russia, that is their business, but why the massive Russian troop buildup? Did Stalin not take one step at a time?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:10AM CDT 03/27/14
 
The Russians (And Others) Are Coming
Cheap land had trumped low yield for corn powerhouse Ukraine. Until Russia's annexation of Crimea this month, the former Soviet Union had been on track to make the FSU the world's No. 2 exporter.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:47AM CDT 03/21/14 by Marcia Zarley Taylor | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
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