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Bolton: Sending Kerry to Ukraine Talks ‘Like Sending a Cupcake to Negotiate With a Steak Knife’
CNS News ^ | 03/17/2014 | Patrick Geedenough

Posted on 03/17/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Sending Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with his Russian counterpart in a failed bid to avert a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea was “like sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife,” former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said on Sunday. Speaking as the referendum was underway, Bolton told Fox News that both the Obama administration and the European Union (E.U.) were demonstrating weakness in their handling of the Ukraine crisis.

Even after Kerry’s last-ditch talks with Lavrov on Saturday failed to avert the referendum, Kerry seemed reluctant to talk about sanctions. Asked during a press conference after the talks whether U.S. and E.U. sanctions would now be a fait accompli on Monday, he agreed that Obama and the E.U. “have said if the referendum takes place, there will be some sanctions” – but then added immediately, “There’ll be some response, put it that way.” Kerry referred several times during the press availability to Russia’s “legitimate concerns” and “legitimate interests” in Ukraine. “We hope President Putin will recognize that none of what we’re saying is meant as a threat. It’s not meant as a – in a personal way,” he said.

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1 posted on 03/17/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Bolton sure does have a way with words.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

Good one.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 10:59:07 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Rusty0604

Never bring a cupcake to a steak knife fight.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Rusty0604

John ‘Cupcake’ Kerry. Good one!


5 posted on 03/17/2014 11:02:19 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: Rusty0604
A cupcake is not much but at least it's a step up from a Twinkie:


6 posted on 03/17/2014 11:02:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Rusty0604

Send Dick Cheney...I trust him.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 11:03:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: Olog-hai

It’s like taking mac daddy at his word.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Rusty0604

Hahahahahaha, thats good.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 11:05:29 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: little jeremiah

ping


10 posted on 03/17/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Rusty0604

Gotta save that quote “”


11 posted on 03/17/2014 11:07:15 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Pollster1

John “Cupcake” Kerry.

That one should leave a mark.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 11:07:39 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (John "Cupcake" Kerry. That's funny right thar, I tell you.)
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To: Rusty0604

Bolton and Kirkpatrick - the last U.N Ambassadors with courage and strength of conviction to stand for American interests. The were truly honorable American representatives. What we have now are cupcakes, just like Bolton says.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 11:15:21 AM PDT by PapaNew
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14 posted on 03/17/2014 11:25:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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15 posted on 03/17/2014 11:27:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Rusty0604
‘Like Sending a Cupcake to Negotiate With a Steak Knife’

I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Kerry promised proof of Russian atrocities that will sway worldwide opinion against Putin.. he has testimony from someone he met recently who is a Russian soldier who told Kerry

"I witnessed Russian troops as they raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blew up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of Ukraine . . . ."

It's up to you Kerry will tell the world.

16 posted on 03/17/2014 11:29:34 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Rusty0604

Bodybags Bolton attacks Cupcake Kerry. Two incompetents.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 11:30:03 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: PapaNew

Do you remember assistant UN Ambassador Charles Lichenstein saying that if member states felt “they are not being treated with the hostly consideration that is their due,” they should consider “removing themselves and this organization from the soil of the United States. We will put no impediment in your way,” he continued, “The members of the U.S. mission to the United Nations will be down at the dockside waving you a fond farewell as you sail off into the sunset.”


18 posted on 03/17/2014 11:35:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for posting that picture. I need to take a few minutes and learn how to post pics on FR.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 11:36:30 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Sending a girlie-man’s toadie. What could go wrong?


20 posted on 03/17/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

But the Muslim minority in Crimea, the Taters, are descendants of Genghis Kahn. I bet “cupcakes” doesn’t know that.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I guess that those visions are still “seared” in his mind.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 11:38:48 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Rusty0604
But the Muslim minority in Crimea, the Taters, are descendants of Genghis Kahn.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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24 posted on 03/17/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Those are beautiful words.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I am still waiting on Bolton to do something with the UN. I hope that comes to pass soon.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Rusty0604

I also liked Bolton’s characteriztion of BO’s foreign policy....

“Peace through weakness”


27 posted on 03/17/2014 11:41:02 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Rusty0604
Kerry just isn't taken seriously by anyone, not even his boss.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Kerry fails the “Global Test.”


29 posted on 03/17/2014 11:44:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Kerry fails the “Global Test.”

Hell, J F'ing Kerry couldn't pass a test in a phone booth, much less "global"!

30 posted on 03/17/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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31 posted on 03/17/2014 11:46:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Those two words Kerry said in that debate pretty much torpedoed his campaign.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

... and had they taken him up on it, a beautiful sight.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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34 posted on 03/17/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Rusty0604

Cupcake Kerry!

LMAO!!

I sure like the sound of that one!


35 posted on 03/17/2014 11:51:04 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Rusty0604

Compared to Bolton, the Obamadork is a mere bacteria.

Albeit, a very dangerous bacteria.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 11:51:30 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: smoothsailing

Your pics are killing me! Just awesome!


37 posted on 03/17/2014 11:52:59 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Rusty0604

Big words.

I’m curious what Bolton would do if he had the opportunity to negotiate.

The USA holds no cards in this game. What is Kerry supposed to negotiate with?

Admittedly, planning to throw away what few cards you do hold is no way to win future hands, but that doesn’t change the fact that there is very little the USA can do to influence this situation.

IMO the best thing for the US to do would be to denounce the way Putin went about this annexation as immoral and illegal, while openly recognizing there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Blustering about as if you have influence when you don’t just makes you look stupid.


38 posted on 03/17/2014 11:54:20 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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39 posted on 03/17/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Love it. I remember that, but I didn't know for sure who had said that.

You know the sentiment about JFK was that it was "Camelot" which was a fairy tale, as is much of the sentiment about JFK.

The Reagan era was a different story: real, strong, robust, and true. His appointments and staff were stellar - the cream of the cop - people who you admire years later. At the time, I thought, "Hey, it shouldn't be so hard to get more Reagans in here, after all he's just a regular guy who loves freedom and America." Maybe that's like watching multiple Triple Crown thoroughbred winners within a short time (1970's). You think, "No big deal" until 30 years later you're still waiting for the next one.

40 posted on 03/17/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Rusty0604; All

I saw this comment on FOX this morning and I just roared with laughter.

Nobody needs to be mocked more than the “haughty Kerry”.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 12:01:51 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Sherman Logan

Some suggest approving the pipeline, produce more oil and gas, and export to Europe their oil and gas needs might hurt Russia.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 12:02:54 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: TexasCajun

Gee, that reminds me, I should schedule a colonoscopy.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 12:02:56 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Sherman Logan
The USA holds no cards in this game. What is Kerry supposed to negotiate with?

Exactly... but remember when Obama took power back in 2009, he wanted the world to believe his presence on the scene would create an environment of universal peace, calm and kumbaya.... the most of America believed him.

And oh, the comeuppance since...

44 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: PapaNew

Reagan was exceptional. A real leader, very intelligent and thoughtful and an independent thinker. He would not have lasted a month at an Ivy League school or at CBS News.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 12:04:54 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: Rusty0604

It’s like telling a tamale to negotiate with Michelle Obama

It’s like telling a choom joint to negotiate with Barry Obama

It’s like telling the truth to negotiate with a progressive

It’s like telling a martini to negotiate with Ted Kennedy

I could go on and on...


46 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ScottinVA

You mean the President of Red-Eye, who’s mustache can benchpress more than Greg Gutfeld can?


47 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: ScottinVA

If the US had at least looked strong and credible, this probably would never have happened


48 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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49 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ScottinVA

Mais, oui, je m’appelle Jean-François Carré.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:51 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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