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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:14 A.M.) – A caucus of American lawmakers led by one Senator Bob Menendez have sent an official request to the US Department of State recommending sanction measures against Russia for any future sale of high-end S-400 air defense systems to other countries.

The policy initiative has pointed to a technicality in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (2017) arguing that the sale of strategic game-changing weapons (such as the S-400) by countries like Russia to other nations can be met with sanction action as a form of punishment.

The development comes as the armed forces of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar (hiterto exclusive buyers of Western military equipment) are in talks with Russia for the purchase of S-400 systems.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar aside, the sale of S-400s to traditional buyers of Russian military hardware like China and India also now serves to provoke US concerns and the need by certain authorities in Washington to want to impose some kind of punishment.

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It’s not about sales, it’s about air superiority. If these countries gain S-400s, then the US loses air superiority over them. US made systems can be sent codes to shut them down, meaning they pose no threat should the US decide to bring democracy to former allies.

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Spot on

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I can hear Putin laughing all the way from the Kremlin.

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They are terrified that their vassals, or other non-aligned countries will buy these weapons that the US is unable to circumvent or destroy. Also, of course, they want the world wide open to buying only their junk, which doesn’t work have the time and costs much more than Russian weapons.

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Americans are insane…

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Not Americans, the neocon Rothschild agents who have control of the country.
They are obviously panicking as their military power turns to dust.

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Real Americans are like John McCain, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstain, James Mattis, Henry Kissinger and so on… Unreal Americans are like John Wayne. I know you love American movies but the reality is completely different than propaganda.

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I find American movies rather dull and childish .

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Just desserts for their looting of Russia during the Gorby/Yeltsin era.

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By threatening sanctions the US is in fact saying how potent the S400 is 🙂

The price should go up now.

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The Russians are already under US sanctions and the Americans are already intending to increase those??? The Chinese have been the first to actually take delivery and they are going to buy more and perhaps the newer Russian S-500 systems as well. The Chinese have also a currency swap with the Russians. “Look no Swift transaction!” The Russians are also willing to sell missile systems to NATO member, Turkey, and US clients such as opposing Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Russia and Turkey, together with other countries, share the Black Sea. The Russians are buying gold. Gold can go… Read more »

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Israel during King Davids time uses boats to sell chariots they bought from Egypt and export it to the Persians, meanwhile on the return journey buy War horses from Persia and sell it to the Egyptians. This business of selling war materials have been going on for thousands of years.

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Bad dream for American back benches. .

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The worlds #1 seller of weapons of war and terror is telling the Russian Federation that they can not sell weapons overseas, seriously, was this an onion article or something?

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You know when a snake dies, it bites the hardest! USA is dying “empire”. History doesn’t lie. Never one single country has superiority over the rest for more than 5 generations. The rise of Russia and China is coming. And they know it…