Helen of Troy *
In Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" (1604), Faust conjures the shade of Helen of Troy. Upon seeing Helen, Faustus speaks the famous line: “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of
Russian President Vlad Putin **
**(Is this the face who could launch a 1000 nukes)
The face of anger for sure, but how far will/would he go about this issue and headlines:
Russia warns of 'prolonged' period of cold relations with U.S.
Story here (Fortune.com) - highlights:
Frustration at Western hectoring boils over after Milan meeting brings no progress. The Ruble near all-time lows again after Moody’s cuts sovereign debt rating and thus: Russia lashed out at the U.S. again Monday, predicting a long period of cold relations and saying that Moscow won’t agree to any conditions for the lifting of sanctions on it.
The E.U. made a decision to fall in with
on Ukraine and
join it in applying sanctions has angered Moscow,
which had counted on the importance of their bilateral trade relations
–especially in energy – to protect it. Instead the E.U., like the U.S.,
has banned Russia’s
largest banks from its capital markets and limited sales of high-tech goods to
its crucial oil sector.
Stay tuned … one thing to keep in mind… hurting a major power by hitting them in the wallet can be a tough call and that in turn can also make those inflicting the economic pain go on guard to be prepared to take whatever is thrown back at them – possibly in spades as they say …
Stay tuned as they also say.