Sanctions. Tit for tat, the biter bit : Putin has lashed back the package to the sender.

French people would say « retour à l’envoyeur » to figure out  the feedback of the sanctions over Russia.

The move is pursuing its course to the WTO –  I have selected this article by SOFIA NEWS AGENCY FOR YOU TO CATCH UP with those rounds of sanctions which are going to damage and hold back the World Economic Recovery.

French people would say « tel est pris celui qui croyait prendre » or « rira bien qui rira le dernier » or « l’arroseur arrosé ». Sometimes, translation can get you mad. 

‘EU to Turn to WTO’ over Russia’s Foods Import Ban. SOFIA NORMING NEWS, August, 7th

Bulgaria: EU 'to Turn to WTO' over Russia's Foods Import Ban

The European Union is to refer Moscow’s decision to restrict imports of food from the bloc to the World Trade Organization (WTO), a diplomatic source reveals.

Russia imposed earlier on Thursday a one-year ban comprising agricultural products coming from the EUUSAustraliaNorway and Canada, in what has been described as retaliation after a fresh round of Western sanctions targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

« The politically motivated large-scale trade bans are a direct violation of the norms of the WTO which the Russian Federation is obliged to observe, » Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told ITAR-TASS agency.

He explained the European Commission would first analyze the ban introduced by Russia and will then take a final decision.

A source from the Economic Development Ministry in Moscow was quoted as saying that Russia was basing its argument on Article 21 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the document that led to the creation of the WTO.

The text says that a country retains the right to impose such measures if its national security is in jeopardy.

Authorities say the period of one year could be further extended.

A list of banned products has already been published.

Estimates of Russian news agency RIA suggest the move could result in up to EUR 12 B in losses for the EU.

Experts warn that consumers from Russia could also suffer, though President Vladimir Putin has downplayed such a scenario in the decree which introduced the ban.

The business outlet RBC Daily, however, reports Moscow is planning to use Latin American countries, with some of which it maintains thriving relations, as a substitute to Western exports. Russian officials are due to meet the ambassadors of Chile, Brazil, Argentine, and Ecuador to discuss the proposal.

The EU sold EUR 11.8 B worth of food products to Russia in 2013, with the country ranking second among the bloc’s food export destinations, according to Eurostat Data.

Bulgaria, an EU member which exports wine, dairy and meat products to Russia (the country’s ninth-largest export partner), is likely to be affected by the Kremlin’s measures.

Dimitar Zorov, a member of the Bulgarian Association of Dairy Processors, warned after Moscow’s announcement that the ban will have negative repercussions on Bulgaria.

« We are exporting dairy products to Russia. Despite the huge difficulties over the past 20 years that were related to political and not economical decisions, and also despite the fact that trade balance with Russia in dairy products is on the rise every year, a political decision is being taken that will impact negatively our economy, » BGNES wire service quoted Zorov as saying.

Moscow, on the other hand, has long warned it would seek to boost its agricultural output, with President Putin arguing over the past years the country should become « the world’s biggest food producer ».

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev explained on Wednesday experts should now explore ways to improve farming and prevent price rises, according to the BBC.

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AFRICA AND THE FIGHT FOR EBOLA : THE CLOCK IS TICKING
(CNN) : « The Ebola epidemic that has killed hundreds in West Africa is an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach, the World Health Organization said Friday ».
The NYT. World Health Organization Declares Ebola a Public Health Emergency
The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency, only the third declaration of its kind since regulations permitting it to do so were adopted in 2007.But it said there should be no general international travel or trade bans because of the outbreak.The declaration represented a newly aggressive stance by the health organization. In the past, it has often bent to pressure from member states demanding no consequences even as epidemics raged inside their borders and sometimes slipped over them.
IRAK AND ISIS 
Why does it took the US so long to stop ISIS at the very beginning of the slaughter ? The president is responding Iraqis didn’t want American soldiers back to Iraq. So far, boots on the ground are not an option on the table. Ultimately, the solution rests with Iraqis. But, American operation is not a pinkprick, it is expected to last for months to relocate people trapped in the mountains.
President Obama sought to prepare Americans for an extended presence in the skies over Iraq, telling reporters on Saturday that the airstrikes he ordered this week could go on for months as Iraqis try to build a new government.
“I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks,” Mr. Obama said before leaving for a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. “This is going to be a long-term project.”
The president repeated his insistence that the United States would not send ground combat troops back to Iraq. But he pledged that it and other countries would stand with the Iraqi leaders against militants if they built an inclusive government in the months ahead.
GAZA/ISRAEL 
We are still waiting for Israel to be reasonable and start lifting the slavery and suffocating blockade on Gaza. This step is non negociable. It is about the very essence of Human Being. Shakespeare wrapped it in five simple words : TO BE OR NOT TO BE. Five words like the five steps enabling the end of hostilities. THIS ARTICLE WAS ALSO A WAKE UP CALL FOR ISRAEL TOO who committed a genocide and massacres in Gaza.
UKRAINE 

If we are talking about « humanitarian interventions » in Iraq, what about Eastern Ukrainian ? Where are the images of this war in the dark.

NOW, THE ONE MILLION DOLLAR BABY QUESTION : WILL SPEAKER BOEHNER WAKE UP TO SUE THE PRESIDENT AGAIN, FOR UNILATERAL DECISION TO GO AFTER ISIS POSITIONS AND HELP RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN IRAQ ?
Later on. Russian foreign minister is willing to bring some relief to the Eastern Ukrainians also trapped inside their region. Apparently, president Obama and Secretary Kerry are opposing the idea qualifying it « illegal » and a « pretext » for something else.

Whereas the second stance is a process of intention, how do we know that something is illegal  before viewing and assessing it ? If the president and  Secretary Kerry have some knowledge about the state of this war inside Ukraine to sustain their position, we need to see pictures of that and listen to the Ukrainian people as a confirmation.

The persistent rejection of any humanitarian intervention by Russia in Ukraine as  » a pretext » can undermine the action on ISIS. It is possible in return, to qualify this American long term mission as a « pretext » to secure a longer presence of the US personnel on the Iraqi soil.  This will be a confirmation of what some observers previously underlined saying ISIS’s long green-light march was an American creature to derail peace in the region and to punish Syrian president, Assad. The Iraqi government would also be impacted in the process, for refusing the presence of an important number of American soliders  staying in Iraq on a permanent basis. Iran was suspected to have given advice to his brother president Shiite Al-Maliki to stand firm.

The conclusion was : ISIS was  or could well be a creature, al-Qaeda like, slipping out of control, afterwards.

ISIS COMPRISES  MEMBERS OF EX SYRIAN REBELLION FORMED, EQUIPPED AND FUNDED BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO TOPPLE PRESIDENT ASSAD. WE HAVE HEARD THAT THEIR TRAINING IS MONITORED BY SOME CHECHENS WARLORDS MAKING THEM A GROUP QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS DUE TO HIGH DISCIPLINE. BEFORE NAMING THE CHECHENS (MEMBERS OF THE OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT PUTIN), THIS ISIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF BENGHAZI’S BOYS IN LYBIA  – THEIR GENESIS IS THE SAME : WESTERN-BORN TO DESTITUTE LAIC PRESIDENTS IN THE REGION. WHAT AN IRONY TODAY TO FIGHT EX FRIENDS OFTHE DARK. MAY I SAY OF THE BUSH OR IN THE BACKYARD ?