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Ukraine Defense Minister Won't Take Phone Call from Defense Sec Hagel
breitbart ^ | 2/21/14 | William Bigelow

Posted on 02/21/2014 9:39:34 AM PST by Nachum

Typifying the utterly ineffectual foreign policy that has been endemic for the entirety of the Obama administration, Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev rebuffed U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, refusing to take even one of the phone calls Hagel made to him.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby admitted on Thursday, "Secretary Hagel has been trying, himself, since early this week," adding that Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from either Hagel or the Pentagon.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: defense; hagel; minister; ukraine
Of course. It would be a waste of breath.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 9:39:34 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/21/2014 9:40:04 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
Ukraine Defense Minister Won't Take Phone Call from Defense Sec Hagel

Would you?

3 posted on 02/21/2014 9:42:49 AM PST by marron
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To: Nachum

Instead of making the world love us, Zippy has made them hate us and worse; hold us in utter contempt. These SOBs need to fear us.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 9:43:21 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Nachum

Why would anyone endure an assaholic lecture as to how he should show restraint and remove security forces from the area when the minority protesters are occupying government offices, destroying the heart of the city, and killing attacking the police with Molotov cocktails?

They have no time to talk to an idiot who will contribute nothing beyond advocating for the rioters.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 9:45:21 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Nachum

um.. sir that idiot Obama is calling again...

um... tell him i’m washing my hair!

ROFL


6 posted on 02/21/2014 9:46:10 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t take his call either.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 9:48:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

I can’t blame him


8 posted on 02/21/2014 9:48:46 AM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: Nachum
Hello? Hello? Hello?.......click
9 posted on 02/21/2014 9:49:26 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Nachum
Looking at it from the Ukrainian Defense Minister's point of view, what good would come from talking to Hagel? All the Minister would get is mushy, preachy “advice” and perhaps a few empty threats.

I doubt if General Meade would have cared to talk to, say, a British official while the Battle of Gettysburg was unfolding.

10 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:44 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

agree Nachum!


11 posted on 02/21/2014 9:51:49 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum
Why should he?
12 posted on 02/21/2014 9:53:25 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Nachum

Given the CW-II appears to be much closer than thought (FCC ruling on news commissars) I truly hope that our military itself will not answer calls from SecDef when the time comes.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 9:54:33 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum
.................Lebedev refuses "to communicate, to accept a phone call" from either Hagel or the Pentagon.

It's time to send in Dennis Rodman to the rescue.......ta daaa

14 posted on 02/21/2014 10:01:24 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Nachum

The KGB Colonel is the only one getting through.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 10:01:39 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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16 posted on 02/21/2014 10:03:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 02/21/2014 10:04:28 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Nachum

Was this to be a public phone cal or a private recorded one?
Seriously, who would trust the USA anymore? and why should they?

Maybe Hagel should try tweeting.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Nachum

I have decided to reset the Obama administration's reset button.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:31 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

For what purpose? To get a scolding or bunch of PR slogans from the US Sec. of Defense?


20 posted on 02/21/2014 10:29:25 AM PST by PGR88
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To: marron

...I can talk to a drunken-bumbling fool anywhere. Why him? Have you seen a picture of that guy lately?


21 posted on 02/21/2014 10:34:57 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: colorado tanker

As predicted by intelligent people, Ukraine started to lean Russian the moment Obama pulled the missile defense shield from Poland. Russia used this as an example that these former satellites should not turn west. “After-all, if the US is willing to throw Poland, a NATO alley and EU member under the bus, do they really have your back?”


22 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:39 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment

That is an excellent point.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 12:23:00 PM PST by colorado tanker
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