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Kerry: Ukraine crash is “a moment of truth” for Russia
Washington Post ^ | 7-20-2014 | Philip Bump

Posted on 07/20/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on multiple political talk shows on Sunday to make the administration's case on the conflict in Ukraine. The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, he said on "Fox News Sunday," was a "moment of truth" for Russia in which Russian President Vladimir Putin needed to "exert all of the influences they have" to protect the integrity of an investigation into what happened.

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I wonder how "a moment of truth" will translate to Russian? Could sound like praise for Putin.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed
Then there's the moment of truth in Iraq where the bad dudes are now using all the old American weapons and control some WMD. Amen

Mr. Obama...In war, we have always left a contingency force behind..except for Iraq where you didn't hesitate to empty it of American troops.

2 posted on 07/20/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Citizen Zed

This moron is still functioning in 1970.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Citizen Zed

This is odd, I thought that the administration did not talk about on-going investigations?

Maybe they don’t talk about the investigations where the administration is the guilty party...


4 posted on 07/20/2014 7:53:36 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I don’t believe one word the current government says. Not ONE word. They are consummate liars.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Citizen Zed

More like the moment of stark truth for Kerry. The reality is that the US under Obama no longer has the power or influence to dictate world events. Sanctions may harass and annoy Russia but in the end Russia will do what it perceives to be in its own best interests. So will China, India, Israel, the Saudis and Iran. The United States and the West can only influence the world when their policies and practices are clearly effective. Then others will wish to emulate. There is virtually no country that has shown interest in emulating the policies of the Obama administration.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Citizen Zed

“President Vladimir Putin needed to “exert all of the influences they have” to protect the integrity of an investigation into what happened.”

WOW. John Kerry is such a sage of inspiring wisdom. /s

Dumba$$ Kerry, Putin has the black box from the wreckage. LOL. I’m sure he will turn it over to Kerry.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 7:57:27 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Dear John F’n,
On the contrary I would see it as a moment of truth
for the Obama administration, of course it is just
one moment of truth amongst myriad others as we have
seen and no doubt will see for the next infinitely long
two and a half years.
A concerned citizen.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 7:57:58 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I keep reminding myself that, in most countries, the things Kerry did would have landed him in prison rather than becoming Senator, Secretary of State and almost President of the United States. What a colossal traitor to his country the man is and one more black mark on Obama’s presidency that he is representing us around the world.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Citizen Zed

10 posted on 07/20/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Delta Dawn

John Kerry on the U.S. Military

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” —John Kerry

“American soldiers [are] going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the ñ of ñ the historical customs, religious customs.” —John Kerry in 2005

“[American troops in Vietnam] personally 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 South Vietnam in addition to...the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country. ... There are all kinds of atrocities and I would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed....” —John Kerry in his 1971 testimony before Congress


11 posted on 07/20/2014 8:01:23 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: dforest

Do you believe that flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from eastern Donetsk?


12 posted on 07/20/2014 8:01:47 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Citizen Zed

Is this like ‘speaking truth to power” John?


13 posted on 07/20/2014 8:02:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Delta Dawn

“.......Maybe they don’t talk about the investigations where the administration is the guilty party...”....

Yepper! “The Moment Of Truth” seems to avoid them whenever needed. (sarc)


14 posted on 07/20/2014 8:07:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Citizen Zed

Kerry wouldn’t know what truth is even if it bit him in the ass.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoanneSD

Kerry is a, very special American, is he not...

I just hope that I don’t go to hades some day because I don’t want to have to hear about how John Kerry was in Vietnam all of the time...


16 posted on 07/20/2014 8:11:24 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Citizen Zed

It sure is a moment of truth. As of right now Putin knows he can get away with absolutely anything.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 8:12:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Citizen Zed

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/live-ukraine-rebels-to-give-mh17-black-boxes-to-international-civil-aviation-organisation_948717.html


18 posted on 07/20/2014 8:13:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ImNotLying

Putin has the black box from the wreckage. LOL. I’m sure he will turn it over to Kerry.............................................. Putin loves nothing more than tweaking Obama’s nose every chance he gets. Putin sees Obama as nothing more than a political Buffoon, and there are no shortages of them in the current Democratic Party.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 8:16:18 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yes


20 posted on 07/20/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tet68

A “red line” perhaps ?


21 posted on 07/20/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“Crash”?


22 posted on 07/20/2014 8:26:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Citizen Zed

John Kerry’s moment of truth was when he engineered his fourth band aid Purple heart and was transferred out of Viet Nam after only a few months in theater.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Citizen Zed

24 posted on 07/20/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: dforest

Then you believe atleast “one word” the government says.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 8:41:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Citizen Zed

Moment of Truth for Russia?????
Is Kerry drunk??

This is a moment of truth for Europe and secondly the USA


26 posted on 07/20/2014 8:41:43 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Citizen Zed
Being a Polish citizen, I'm a mere guest here at freerepublic.com, nevertheless, I'd like to share with you some of my thoughts.

1. When on 10th of April 2010, Polish government plane with President Lech Kaczyński and his wife hit the ground, leading to death of more then 90 Polish officials, it lead to a wave of tasteless jokes about "how eagle has landed (vide. Dutch newspapers)". Western European leaders dismissed the idea of act of terrorism despise the evidence that this was a planned operation by forces trained in this field of expertise.
It was clear that this "incident" did not happen because of bad weather, pilots mistake, lack of knowledge of russian, etc. It simply was a cold blooded murder. President Kaczyński was a stout catholic with great influence on Polish nation, he was a hero who fought against communists during the dark moments of our Polish history.
I might not agree with all his ideas, nevertheless, I believe he always made decisions based only on his will to serve and protect his nation.
In this brave new world, that's how you sign your own deathwish, I guess.
2. Mr President Obama, knowing about the tragedy did not take time to visit Polish embassy, he prefered to play golf. I guess it's fine, we're just another, little, European, post-communist, catholic country that has been USA's friend since... the beggining of your state! Even though it cost us a lot (after 9/11/2001 when Polish govermnent informed that we will be sending our troops to help USA in WOT, French president told that we "have lost our chance to shut up").
3.Western Europe is shocked that someone can kill their citizens and will not take the punishment... Polish govermnent has warned UN, EU, USA, etc. that the country called "Russia" is nothing more then a rouge state led by a tyrant dreaming of restornig the bipolar world dominiation.
All our warnings were dismissed as a sign of "Polish russophobia". Well... now you have it, chips went down, people got killed, what kind of evidence do you need? 4. Finally, I still believe that Polish people and American Nation share the same values. We are still here, we will stand our ground. Muslims, Nazis, Commies, they all tried to eradicate us from these lands, but they all failed. If foreign power will try to establish their sick rule over Poland, they will meet same kind of resistance they have met always, we'll make them another 1920's Polish-Bolshevik war.
This post is not to show reluctance towards our - Polish - American relations, I believe that both our nations should support each other.
27 posted on 07/20/2014 8:42:37 AM PDT by Verdelet (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori!)
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To: JoanneSD
John Kerry: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

John Kerry: “You know if you are a dumb slacker born with a silver spoon in your mouth and can find a way to marry rich women you can do well."

28 posted on 07/20/2014 8:44:57 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sure, right. I learned that from the news.
I won’t argue this because it is pointless. Getting all excited and anger filled will have no effect on what Obama does.

See, he already has Lurch at the table.

This story will disappear in the wake of the next story. It is a formula.

Have a nice day.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Citizen Zed

The backing of ISIS is John Kerry’s moment of truth. Why did he train and fund this group? Information now out says we knew they were in our terrorist (Insurgent) training camps in Jordan.


30 posted on 07/20/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Sacajaweau
Hey Putie groupie,

Did you read your own post.

In the article it states the Middle launcher that murdered these innocent people was sent back to Russia .
It includes photos of the Russian launcher!

You must be so proud of your dear Putie !
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698917/It-time-stop-appeasing-Putin-resolve-Cameron-Hammond-warns-EU-veiled-dig-Merkel.html

Your sweet KGB thug moved the bodies to a deserted rail station and is letting them rot until that evil thug can extort so something from these useless Western leaders.

Are ya proud of your thug and his murder of 22 school kids and letting them rot in field and now a deserted train.

Is there anything you Putin groupies wont defend your KGB thug about ?

Here is a hint he hates the West.
But like his idol Lenin he appreciates all Useful idiots!

31 posted on 07/20/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Citizen Zed

Could this be the “Lusitania” moment?


32 posted on 07/20/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: pabianice

Is that Kerry’s ssn# I see when I zoom into the redacted text?


33 posted on 07/20/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Verdelet

You are a long time freeper, since 2007, we have at least one Russian who signed up here just recently to push Russian propaganda on Crimea and Ukraine.


34 posted on 07/20/2014 9:52:47 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Verdelet

At this point, Poland is the only thing keeping Russia out of Western Europe. You are the leader in Europe. Once Poland falls, the west will crumble. And the way things are going with Islam in Western Europe, you may end up between a rock and a hard place. You should strengthen your ties with Israel, the leader of the Free World. The US will only give you pain and sorrow. It is the leader of the Crony World now.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 10:30:57 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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