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Obama: Ukraine, Syria are not pieces on ‘some Cold-War chessboard’
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Posted on 02/20/2014 2:31:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Ukraine, Syria are not pieces on ‘some Cold-War chessboard’

By Olivier Knox, Yahoo News 7 hours ago Yahoo News

President Barack Obama denied late Wednesday that Russian-US tensions over Syria and Ukraine were playing out on “some Cold-War chessboard” even as he acknowledged deep divisions between Moscow and Washington.

Obama, speaking at a joint press conference after a North American leaders’ summit, also flatly denied that the United States had played a role in stirring up the people against their government, saying that the uprisings “arose organically from within those countries.”

“I do think it is worth noting that you have, in this situation, one country that has clearly been a client state of Russia, another whose government is currently being supported by Russia,” he said.

But “our approach in the United States is not to see these as some Cold-War chessboard in which we're in competition with Russia,” the president continued.

“Our goal is to make sure that the people of Ukraine are able to make decisions for themselves about their future, that the people of Syria are able to make the decisions without having bombs going off and killing women and children, or chemical weapons, or towns being starved because a despot wants to cling to power,” he said.

“Mr. Putin has a different view on many of those issues, and I don't think that there's any secret on that,” he said, referring to Russia’s president.

Russian-U.S. tensions have spiked partly as a consequence of both conflicts.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: ukraine
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1 posted on 02/20/2014 2:31:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If it’s not golf he doesn’t give a ——.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 2:37:47 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes they are.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 2:37:53 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Sub-Driver

This is what happens when a chief executive has never worn a uniform.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 2:38:46 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obozo could not find Ukraine on a map. This pathetic excuse for a POTUS gets more disgusting every day.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 2:40:07 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Sub-Driver

Do nothing and lying Obama contimues his failures, unabated!!! The man (Obama) is weak, incompetent and incapable of effective, productive, producing leadership. America should be ashamed of herself for putting this flim,flam, grifter, would be destroyer of the USA into the highest office in the land!!!


6 posted on 02/20/2014 2:43:12 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, he's sorta right. For Putin, they're pieces on a chess board. For Obama, they're pieces on a checkers board.
7 posted on 02/20/2014 2:48:21 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s pretty much exactly what they are- except this time our side can’t be bothered to care


8 posted on 02/20/2014 2:56:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Sub-Driver

“My government and Vice President Biden and I [. . .]” Lovely. It’s all his.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 3:12:10 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The scary thing is all the people posting on here who agree w Obama regarding Ukraine


11 posted on 02/20/2014 3:28:45 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: Sub-Driver

As though our pathetic Zero could play chess with Putin....that’s why he says the well-worn historical chess game of European politics is not repeating itself. He and his side-kick clowns running U.S. foreign policy don’t even recognize the game.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 4:07:04 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s all a Socialist cold war. EU Socialists vs Russian Socialists vs US Socialists.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 4:14:37 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So what’cha gonna do about it champ? Give another speech?


14 posted on 02/20/2014 4:20:20 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

He is a liar. Those trying to overthrow the governments have been given lethal and nonlethal aid and he knows it.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 4:27:13 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is such an idiot that he thinks state craft is like a bowling match in the White House, and that if he doesn't show up for the game, he can't be beat.

The fool doesn't understand what a forfeit is.

16 posted on 02/20/2014 4:43:17 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Barack! Life ain’t chess. Sometimes you just can’t vote “present”.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 4:45:03 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Sub-Driver

Refusing to play doesn’t mean the game is over, re Ukraine.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 5:04:59 AM PST by Pietro
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Obama: Ukraine, Syria are not pieces on ‘some Cold-War chessboard

To find the truth when Bathhouse Barry speaks simply reverse the meaning of everything that come out of his mouth.

Ukraine and Syria are pieces on 'some Cold-War chessboard'. It's patently obvious to anyone paying attenion.

20 posted on 02/20/2014 5:19:35 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Excellent.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 5:25:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Is this result of Obama- Hillary's reset Button with Russia?

Or Putin playing Chess and Harvard Educated Obama playing Checkers.

22 posted on 02/20/2014 5:35:06 AM PST by scooby321
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To: jersey117
So what’cha gonna do about it champ? Give another speech?

He told them yesterday that if the situation continues, there would be consequences. I'll bet they're worried now.

23 posted on 02/20/2014 5:39:51 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: scooby321

I take issue with those accusing obama of playing checkers.

To play checkers well you have to think about it. This ia an activity way above obama’s capabilities.

obama plays tiddly-winks (and poorly at that)


24 posted on 02/20/2014 5:46:39 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow! Such powerful metaphor. A regular Chattie Cathie.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 6:00:36 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Barack!

Not when YOU are on the side fighting to destroy America!


26 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:28 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama has no clue about War and the politics of War. His advisors are just as stupid.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:14 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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Obama: Ukraine, Syria are not pieces on ‘some Cold-War chessboard’

How naïve can he really be. Here the opponent is a cold war chess player, and he came, I guess, with checkers...or candy crusher.

28 posted on 02/20/2014 7:08:13 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: Sub-Driver

They are chess pieces and Obama barely knows checkers.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 2:41:39 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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