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Ukraine defense minister ignores repeated phone calls from Chuck Hagel
The Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:26:52 AM PST by Timber Rattler

Ukraine Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev has refused to take multiple phone calls made personally by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said Thursday.

"Secretary Hagel has been trying, himself, since early this week," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from Hagel or the Pentagon.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; hagel; joke; ukraine
Well, Obama and the Rats finally got their wish---America is no longer taken seriously as a superpower.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:26:52 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

I can’t blame the guy.

I wouldn’t take a call from Chuckwad Hagel, either.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:28:43 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Obama who?


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:06 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Timber Rattler

So would I


4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:11 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Timber Rattler

Hey...Tonga still respects us.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:30:34 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
Hey...Tonga still respects us.

They're not returning our calls, neither.

6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:31:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Timber Rattler

You mean pushing the homo agenda down the world’s throat doesn’t earn you respect? Will wonders never cease!


7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Howie66

What could the War Minister of the territory once known as “the United States of America” possibly offer as advice to anyone in a country edging ever closer to all-out civil war? How to bungle it up?


8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:32:25 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: pepsionice
Hey...Tonga still respects us.

I heard The Gambia and Lesotho still have a modicum of respect for us as well.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:33:49 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Other nations’ leaders have becoming conditions to assume any phone call coming from this administration will pertain to their stance on “gay rights.”


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:34:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

conditioned


11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:35:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Nope not them neither...But we just left a message with San Marino, hopefully they’ll return the call.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:35:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: alloysteel

Especially that douchebag, Hagel.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:37:53 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: dfwgator

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick issued a press release this morning that we are no longer worth going to war with.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:39:30 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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The Duchy of Grand Fenwick issued a press release this morning that we are no longer worth going to war with.

Now THAT's gonna leave a mark.

15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:40:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Timber Rattler

The Ukrainian army is staying out of the mess. Not sure why Hagel would want to talk to the defense minister.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:41:02 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yes. We are irrelevant on the National stage. Satan is celebrating.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:42:54 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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To: Howie66

Obama, Kerry and Hagel are the axis of morons.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I wouldn’t take a call from any of those LIB/DIM asshats.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 7:55:26 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I prefer the term TRAITORS.

It’s more accurate and fitting.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 7:57:34 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Howie66

I would bitterly resent the defense minister of a foreign nation trying to contact anyone in the US military,
over internal problems here.

There’s a state department to conduct foreign affairs, if we need to contact another country’s government.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 7:59:23 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Timber Rattler

Pavel Lebedev is too busy taking calls from Sergey Shoigu, defense secretary of Russia.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 7:59:32 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Howie66

UpChuck is isn’t getting the disrepect he truly deserves.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 8:01:38 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Timber Rattler

Who’d even want to take our calls anyway? Probably get some lecture on the glories of homosex. That seems to be America’s prime global interest in promoting these days. America offers only laughably impotent leadership, and the haranguing voice of degeneracy.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 8:04:30 AM PST by greene66
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To: RJS1950

You got that right.

Blanket Party would be a nice start.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 8:19:45 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: CondorFlight

Hanoi John couldn’t be reached.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 8:22:46 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Dallas59

Who is old bama?


27 posted on 02/21/2014 8:59:57 AM PST by onedoug
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