Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Siberia is where the Tartars who used to live in Crimea were moved to.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Joke based on Holbert thinking Russians are still Communists. Or that the oligarchs only invest locally. Or something.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    No appearance by Obama at least. I wonder if Murdoch’s written permission is required for such a coherent leap into the world at large?

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    Iran is a fairly small supplier of oil, and, when the US announced that it would sanction any nation that violated the sanctions against Iran, that cut off almost(?) all Iranian foreign trade. China, e.g., having to choose between trading with the US or trading with Iran had to choose the US. And Iran agreed to CCTV cameras and inspectors to see that they aren’t making any nukes, just to get $4 billion back of their own money that the US had seized.


    Russia is a different matter. In 1945, Truman didn’t hesitate to nuke the Japanese. He was going to use the new atomic weapons to kill every last Japanese when pity stayed his hand. ‘Drop more nukes,’ ordered Truman. ‘We haven’t got any more, and it will take us at least six months to make another one,’ answered the generals. ‘Pity,’ sighed Truman.


    In ‘50, the US was losing the war in Korea. ’Nuke them,’ said MacArthur. ‘If we did that, the USSR could nuke us back. You’re fired,’ said Truman.


    So the severe sanctions are that a dozen or so Russians cannot get US or EU visas. Unless it’s an emergency (and they can still get Mastercards).


    I’m sure Putin must be getting desperate against such severe sanctions. He’ll probably give back the Crimea in a week or so.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    You can make light of the sanctions but after this episode, the EU will probably work to drastically cut their dependence upon the Russian economy. I can’t see China trusting them much either. It will take a few years but Russia’s economy is rather shaky and dependent upon oil product sales and western financial markets. The resurgence of a cold war mentality may end up being sinking their economy.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    How do you put sanctions on an economy that is mostly a black market run by corruption? It’s like the US saying they are putting sanctions on the Mexican drug cartels….

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    That’s right because Putin has already proved he can do it.

  8. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Actually the joke is based off the fact that Siberia is cold. Which it is.

  9. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Genome Project

    I wish we could know the actual history of that account. I bet his top picks are My Fair Lady, the complete Love Boat, and Chuck Norris films.

  10. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Enoki

    To be fair, not everything in Russia is blackmarket. And I believe I read on Reuters that their markets had tumbled some once they invaded Crimea. Sanctions will probably have some effect. I just doubt it will be as awe inspiring as some think they will.

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