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Ted Cruz: The World Cannot Afford to Be Distracted as Ukrainians Are Brutalized
Heritage - The Foundry ^ | February 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm | Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted on 02/19/2014 8:11:04 PM PST by SoConPubbie

Edited on 02/19/2014 8:18:37 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The people of Ukraine need to know that the free world stands with them as they protest the actions of President Viktor Yanukovych designed to destroy their constitutional rights and drive their country into the sphere of influence of Vladimir Putinís resurgent Russia.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; soros; tedcruz; ukraine
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1 posted on 02/19/2014 8:11:04 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 02/19/2014 8:12:25 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

when will barack hussein order our troops into the area?


3 posted on 02/19/2014 8:12:45 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Neither side are worth wasting our time on. Venezuela is probably more in our interest than the Ukraine.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 8:15:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, Uncle Ho’s Hanoi Boi is kinda busy right now pimping “global warming” for his government grant gobbling “flat Earthers”. He’s too busy to worry about any Ukrainians. There’s BIG money in that “global warming” con job don’t ya know.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 8:16:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: SoConPubbie

Bump


6 posted on 02/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: MeshugeMikey

As soon as we have saved Georgia, right before we save Poland.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 8:17:07 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Frankly, I don’t think it’s all that clear whether Ukraine is better off having economic ties with Russia, or with the EU, which I think tried to screw them.

Also, I think we should be aware that George Soros is backing the rebels, and has been funding them with big bucks since last year at least.

I’m not saying we should take the other side, but I fail to see why we should get involved at all. What does Cruz propose we should do? Frankly, I don’t think this makes any sense.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 8:17:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SoConPubbie

Why can’t we?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 8:20:13 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cripplecreek

What are we hearing out of Washington regarding Venezuela violence?


10 posted on 02/19/2014 8:29:02 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes it can, Ted.
The trouble in the Ukraine has been revealed to be an outside job funded by Soros.

No amount of Soros funded agitators who fall to the Ukrainian government are any loss to anyone.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 8:31:24 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Secure our border. Then worry about Ukraine. Sheesh.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 8:32:05 PM PST by montag813
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To: SoConPubbie
Cool, Ted, another place we can send money and troops.

And get neither back.

13 posted on 02/19/2014 8:33:58 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SoConPubbie

So much ignorance expressed here, it’s quite distressing. (I don’t see George Soros in the video appeal below, but then I don’t believe in bogeymen.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hvds2AIiWLA


14 posted on 02/19/2014 8:36:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
when will barack hussein order our troops into the area?

You forget... Obozo has GOLF DATES and those take precedence over world affairs.

15 posted on 02/19/2014 8:37:08 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: SoConPubbie

After the Olympic village is empty Putin will be invited in for the good of the Ukrainian people. Time for another Holodomor.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 8:37:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: SoConPubbie; All

Good Grief...now Cruz is going Liberal Globalist....

Does he realize he is supporting George Soros with his comment?


17 posted on 02/19/2014 8:39:29 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SoConPubbie; xzins

When you have principles you don’t have to see which way the wind is blowing before spouting off your opinion. Cruz is able to come out front with these kinds of statements because he is simply restating his deeply held and consistent principles. He is a natural born leader.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 8:43:12 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Cicero

Cruz doesn’t get this. There isn’t really a “good” side in this. Merceneries on both sides. Its’ complicated. Not black and white.

Cruz should not talk if he doesn’t know the facts, which obviously he does not in this case.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 8:45:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is Cruz a neo-con? Why does he meddle in the affairs of others? Would a President Cruz meddle in my life too?


20 posted on 02/19/2014 8:45:28 PM PST by impimp
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To: SoConPubbie
Is it just me...

this is what the article says that Ted Cruz said

The world cannot afford to be distracted by the Olympic festivities in Sochi as just next door liberty-seeking Ukrainians are brutalized by their own government.

But this is the title of the article,

Ted Cruz: The World Cannot Afford to Be Distracted as Ukrainians Are Brutalized by Their Own Government

.....hmmm

21 posted on 02/19/2014 8:49:25 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not our problem.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 8:51:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: little jeremiah

The fact is that the country is divided between Ukrainians and Russians settlers. The former have more affinity with the Poles and do not wish their country to be pulled back into the Russian orbit.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 8:54:45 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: MrEdd
"The trouble in the Ukraine has been revealed to be an outside job funded by Soros."

You think the Ukranians are not legitimately angry about being sold back under Moscow's thumb by an ethnic Russian? There are legitimate city governments threatening secession. Not all the protesters are pro-EU Soros types.
24 posted on 02/19/2014 8:55:01 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I really liked Ted Cruz until I read this.

The last person I want in the Oval Office is a naive do-gooder filled with do-gooderism.

I've had my fill of it.

The USA has no national interest in Ukraine.

25 posted on 02/19/2014 8:55:32 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: CowboyJay

Some are furious, but some ARE ethnic Russians themselves, and are very supportive. Ukraine is not a unified nation, and there’s really nothing the US can or should do about that. There is enough trouble at home for us to go around acquiring the troubles of the world on top of it.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 8:57:17 PM PST by seacapn
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To: Mariner

Sure turn on Ted Cruz now at the drop of a hat. Good God!

Did he call for dropping troops in the Ukraine? No. Does America have some interest in not seeing a new Russian empire? Yes.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 8:59:54 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Cicero
"Also, I think we should be aware that George Soros is backing the rebels, and has been funding them with big bucks since last year at least."

When you say "rebels" is that a reference to the russians or Ukrainians?

I find this situation very confusing. I'm not quite clear about the EU thing if it's good or bad for Ukraine. All I know is that russia should stay out of Ukraine. They've done enough damage to that country.

I see russia as New York City and Ukraine being Upstate New York. NYC cannot survive without Upstate New York and has imposed many laws and taken over many lands just to suit their needs. Upstate NY does not need NYC to survive. It's all about water.

28 posted on 02/19/2014 9:03:44 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: RobbyS

There is another useful thread about Ukraine, and I’ve been reading about it for weeks elsewhere. It is not that simple. Protestors in the beginning, and since, were hired by (?) and bussed in. There are merceneries on both sides, agents provacateurs, EU and who knows what funded people on the protestors’ side.

To me it looks like Putin on one side and a conglomeration of dubious to bad influences on the other, are using regular Ukrainians as pawns and now, as cannon fodder. The EU is more commie than Russia.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 9:06:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Williams
It's Vlad's backyard, one he's spent $trillions improving...and 100's of thousands of lives protecting...especially from the Nazi's. You know, those guys whom the Western Ukrainians collaborated with in WWII.

The only interest the USA has there is a short, curious glance.

Then look the other way.

30 posted on 02/19/2014 9:06:15 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, we see that Cruz is a cynical pol bent upon sucking up to the neocon power structure of BOTH parties.

Congrats Ted! You’ll be taken seriously and invited onto MEET THE PRESS while Rand Paul is destroyed in 2016. A war in Eastern Europe? Ted won’t have to fight it.

He’s the new Lindsey Graham.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 9:23:11 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Wait, I’m confused. I thought we were all about promoting democracy? The government of the Ukraine was elected, right? So, they made a decision the people didn’t like and now they are rioting and trying to bring the government down, and we want to help them?

Wowzer, this saving the world stuff is harder than I thought.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 9:29:17 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

According to Alex Jones, the “protesters” are Soros-funded Muslim Nazis, tools of the NWO.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 10:10:25 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted’s great on everything except for his support of a militant, interventionist foreign policy. That is not conservative. It is foolish and crazy.

He needs to get rid of this, or it will cost him the White House. The American people don’t want to get in shooting wars in all the locations Ted has identified as being places we must get involved.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 10:23:07 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Arthur McGowan

Alex Jones is correct, except for the Muslim part.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 10:24:38 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: little jeremiah

After Stalin, Mao, and Ho, devils all, “Commie” is a term a bit too strong to be applied to the EU Commissars.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 11:07:52 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Mariner

We do have a do-gooder in the White House, which is why nothing will be done.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 11:10:35 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

We are involved in all these places, like it or not, or we would not have an embassy there.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 11:13:19 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Mariner

There was a reason why they welcomed the Nazis, or do you not know what the Communists did to the people of the Ukraine? In 1912, a huge percent of the world’s wheat passed through the Straits to feed the rest of the world. That industry has never recovered to this very day.


39 posted on 02/19/2014 11:19:21 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: RobbyS

Not really. They want endless Moslem butchers to flow into Europe to do the dirty work.

Just because EU “leaders” are more genteel and have not racked up the millions of deaths (yet) does not make them any less dangerous. They want all EU countries to have abortion, fag rights and euthanasia. And strangling of all local autonomy and economics and national identity.

They’re bad.


40 posted on 02/19/2014 11:42:31 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: RobbyS

He’s not even pretending to be a do-gooder. He’s making it clear that he’s an enemy combatant.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 11:43:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Ted’s great on everything except for his support of a militant, interventionist foreign policy. That is not conservative. It is foolish and crazy.

Just your Libertarian spin.
42 posted on 02/20/2014 2:47:50 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Arthur McGowan
According to Alex Jones, the “protesters” are Soros-funded Muslim Nazis, tools of the NWO.

And Alex Jones knows this how?
43 posted on 02/20/2014 2:48:45 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I see this post has brought out all the nut-job Libertarians.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 2:50:26 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: P-Marlowe; Jet Jaguar; SoConPubbie; little jeremiah

I came down on the side of the Ukrainian resistance a few months ago when I read the issues. The Ukraine does NOT want to be part of a resurgent USSR under Putin. Putin offers them nothing but a heavy hand from Moscow. Freedom for a free state offers them autonomy in selecting their own allies, their own economy, and their own future.

They have a critical geopolitical location, huge resources, and a base of freedom loving people.

How anyone can be deceived by KGB graduate Vladimir Putin is beyond me. Most who are had the odd opinion that Vladimir was a savior just because he opposed Obama in Syria. Suddenly, because he was correct once, they started viewing him positively, and they tried to extend that to the Ukraine.

I’ve heard that Putin is worth 70 billion dollars. Anyone want to hazard a guess how he got that? Is he in the oil business? Caviar? What?


45 posted on 02/20/2014 5:43:01 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Good Grief...now Cruz is going Liberal Globalist....”

Cruz is now supporting McCain -

John McCain tells Ukraine protesters: ‘We are here to support your just cause’

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/15/john-mccain-ukraine-protests-support-just-cause

http://patdollard.com/2014/01/mccain-hangs-out-with-soros-in-switzerland/


46 posted on 02/20/2014 6:45:41 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: xzins

I’m not on Putin’s side. I think the Ukrainian people are being used as pawns and cannon fodder in a power struggle by two sides, neither of which is on Ukraine’s side.

Treebeard said in the LOTR, when asked which side he was on:

(Paraphrased)

I’m on no one’s side, because no on is on my side.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:21 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: VideoDoctor

“Should I concentrate on The Ukraine or Reggie Love?...hmm”


48 posted on 02/20/2014 8:10:54 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I would not be surprised a bit. In case nobody has noticed, not only is the US in debt out the wazoo, but we have more problems with what our own politicians are doing here than with anything going on in the Ukraine.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 12:45:26 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SoConPubbie
The people of Ukraine need to know that the free world stands with them

Well, no, actually they don't.

Not if by "stands with them" he means, actually DOING something when the Russian tanks roll in.

The chances of an effective German or US military response are less than zero, and a smart guy like Ted Cruz must know that.

50 posted on 02/21/2014 12:48:29 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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