Obama is providing tinder for the fire by pretending to have an "economic gun" to Putin's head. Russia can probably do more damage to us than vice versa....how many Russian built items have you bought recently? Or Russian companies that have set up shop over here.... Unless we include white slavery, and that's off the grid either way...oh I forgot about Russian vodka.....best substitute for swallowing glass shards I know of....on the other hand, there are many American companies that will have their lobbyists lined up in the congressional halls because Putin has a firm grip on their scrotums and that could only get worse if Obama really tried to turn up the heat. Speaking of heat, it's really the Europeans that stand to lose their HEAT if Putin starts to cut off nat gas. Whats Obamas response to that? The Keystone? As if....even if it happens and LNG gets the administrations thumbs up, there won't be any meaningful amounts leaving our ports until Barry is back in Hawaii under a coconut tree toking up. Oh energy prices will spike from the related world disruption and that just might be part of the plan here....the dollar will lose strength over the next few years as it becomes clear the old bull just can't keep his harem in line any longer. You know what that means for the precious metals.
One must always remember that the MSM is a propaganda tool, not an information source that can be trusted. Reality for most is the perception created by the oracle in their living rooms. And "it ain't necessarily so'.