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Rice says Russian move on Ukraine would be mistake
Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 12:33 PM EST

Posted on 02/23/2014 10:04:03 AM PST by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said Sunday it would be a “grave mistake” for Russia to intervene militarily in Ukraine.

Susan Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that in Obama’s phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday the two agreed that a political settlement in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, should ensure the unity of the country and the right of Ukrainians to express their free will. She was asked whether the White House fears Putin will send Russian troops into Ukraine.

“That would be a grave mistake,” she said. “It’s not in the interest of Ukraine or of Russia or of Europe or the United States to see the country split.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bho44; bhorussia; coldwar2; demagogicparty; emptychairdiplomacy; eurasianunion; eussr; fairnessdoctrine; impeachnow; putin; russia; scarybarry; singlepartystate; susanrice; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
Right. And what is she or her boss going to do about it if they do? (This is the same WH that just called for a technocratic, i.e. totalitarian government to replace Yanukovych. What a joke.)
1 posted on 02/23/2014 10:04:03 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not her business to say.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:04:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai
So empty.

What is Obama going to do? Declare war on Russia?

Putin laughs at this clown.

3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:06:59 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sacajaweau

Hmm, another line in the sand that will keep moving?


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:06:59 AM PST by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Olog-hai

Translation: “We will write them a letter, telling them how angry we are.”


5 posted on 02/23/2014 10:07:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Again with the red lines?

Look, Susan, if President Jarrett wasn't willing to use military force to save Americans, why should Putin be worried she'd use it to save Ukrainians?

If anything, Putin knows that Jarrett's mouthpiece will do the exact opposite of whatever he says.

Barry may have just given Vlad the "go" signal.

6 posted on 02/23/2014 10:09:01 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Olog-hai

But everyone knows, that Obama speaks big words but carries a little stick... a very little stick. So Susan, just what are you prepared to do about it?


7 posted on 02/23/2014 10:09:13 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Olog-hai
Yes, the words of Susan Rice and Barack 0bama display the moral strength and diplomatic resolve to make rapacious dictators pause.

Pause to laugh, that is.

8 posted on 02/23/2014 10:10:01 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Olog-hai

The United States has been rendered irrelevant.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 10:15:37 AM PST by onedoug
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To: dps.inspect
But everyone knows, that Obama speaks big words but carries a little stick... a very little stick.

Is this really the best venue to be discussing his manhood..................

10 posted on 02/23/2014 10:17:03 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Olog-hai

Rice to Putin-Dear Sir-f*** you-strong letter follows...

The whole world knows this Rice is no Condi, and her boss is a spineless wimp when confronted by just about anyone on the world stage...


11 posted on 02/23/2014 10:19:24 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: varon

I’m surprised the chronic liar rice didn’t blame a utube video for causing the problems in Ukraine. She is an ultimate affirmative-action loser.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 10:19:49 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

Just like it would have been a mistake for the US to move again the terrorists attacking and murdering American embassy officials.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 10:20:41 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Sacajaweau

I disagree. She’s National Security Adviser. However, it seems she’s being deliberately provocative in her choice of words.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 10:22:34 AM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Olog-hai

Whoo! I’ll bet Putin is shaking in his boots over this bit of news.....


15 posted on 02/23/2014 10:24:17 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

I’d be more interested to hear what Condoleezza Rice has to say about this. Nobody cares what Susan Rice has to say about this, least of all the man she works for.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 10:30:14 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Olog-hai

...and then there’s that Gay rights issue. We truly are laughing stocks of the world.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 10:39:12 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai
Rice said. “It’s not in the interest of Ukraine or of Russia or of Europe or the United States to see the country split.”

LOL, It’s not in the interest of Fascist Western Europe or the United States to see the country split, but very much in the interest of Russia who will gain absolute control of an important naval base, and absolute control of the petro and nat gas pipelines through Ukraine.

18 posted on 02/23/2014 10:40:40 AM 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: Olog-hai
That would be grave mistake

One has to wonder whether barky actually believes Putin will take his threat seriously, or if barky's threat is meant entirely for domestic consumption.

I'm thinking the latter.

19 posted on 02/23/2014 10:45:09 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: dfwgator
We will write them a letter, telling them how angry we are.

A STERNly-worded letter, no doubt:

20 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:23 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Olog-hai

This regime has a great track record on international affairs....


21 posted on 02/23/2014 10:51:59 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey babe....... you have no credibility. Go back and crawl under your desk

Your boss is a world class incompetent and you are his lying mouthpiece.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Olog-hai

Does anyone with a brain larger than the size of a pinhead think that the Russians care what Susan Rice, John Kerry, or Barrack Obama have to say about the Ukraine?


23 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:19 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, and exactly what would this president do? Just send a stern verbal warning or two (remember the line in the sand stuff?), then look like a fool.


24 posted on 02/23/2014 11:00:00 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Olog-hai

The last time an idiot leftist American (Wes Clark) tried to start a war with Russia, the Brits on the ground told him “No”. Its even funnier when you find out that this is the guy who told him no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofSnsGkops

Never judge a book by its cover, Blunt has some steel in him.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 11:01:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rhinohunter
Didn't Barky assure Putin that after the the election, he'd be more "flexible," as in more submissive? Maybe this is just Barky keeping his promise, and hoping to help reestablish the Soviet Union, v2.0?

The problem will probably be those "pesky" Ukrainians, who I'm sure still have vivid memories of Stalin's Russia, and Stalin's murderous spree, as covered up by Walter Duranty.

Mark

26 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:06 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: cripplecreek

The whole Kosovo debacle was one of our darkest moments....Totally ruined any hopes for reapproachment with Russia.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
We'll draw a fabulous lavender line!


28 posted on 02/23/2014 11:04:46 AM 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: Olog-hai

Rice was a liberal idiot. How she ever got into the Whitehut is beyond me.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 11:05:13 AM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: CodeToad

What, you actually think people in government get their positions based on their abilities?


30 posted on 02/23/2014 11:06:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I know, how stupid of me. I should know better.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 11:07:28 AM PST by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Olog-hai

Ruh Roh.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 11:08:28 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Shery

We stand zero chance of winning a new cold war with Russia.

Financially we’re only in marginally better shape than they were at the end of the last one.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 11:16:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t she the “Its all the Video’s Fault” Lady? Isn’t she the say anything for the greater glory of Obama Chick? Why, why would anyone believe a word out of her mouth? If, Russian Nationals are threatened by the Rebel Government in Ukraine, Putin will send in the Tanks to protect them. He may even be forced to seize 1/3 of their land (where the Russian speaking people live and that should be part of Russia)—Does he have a treaty with the elected leaders of Ukraine? Maybe he will support them in a Civil War? What can we do? Do we want to get into WW III over this question? What will the EU do—if anything?


34 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:52 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: onedoug
The United States has been rendered irrelevant.

GOOD!!!!!

We shouldn't be relevant to this. Thank goodness we don't have McCain threatening war with Russia.

Rice should just shut up. And so should the Russia baiters.

35 posted on 02/23/2014 11:37:59 AM 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: Olog-hai

Perhaps another red line?


36 posted on 02/23/2014 11:48:15 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Bloom right where you are.)
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To: Olog-hai

All right. Who wrote Rice’s talking points THIS time?


37 posted on 02/23/2014 11:52:29 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Olog-hai
What is Hussein planning if they do? Hold his breath until his lips turn purple? Too late. Putin will do as he pleases and wussie boy Bathhouse Barry has put us in a position where there's not much we can do.

Meanwhile, regime morons will get back to cutting military pay and benefits, while decrying our inability to respond. /sarc

38 posted on 02/23/2014 11:56:03 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this woman known for anything other than telling a lie 5 times on 5 TV channels?


39 posted on 02/23/2014 11:59:35 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: joseph20

Condi Rice warned a few years ago that the US should stand against Russia’s provocation in Georgia. If they had listened to her then we probably wouldn’t have this Ukraine problem.


40 posted on 02/23/2014 12:02:55 PM PST by what's up (su)
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To: Olog-hai

Recently heard on a radio talk show: The only person in the world afraid of American power is Barack Obama.

The Red Line Man.


41 posted on 02/23/2014 12:27:36 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Olog-hai
Yet another Red Line from the White House mongrel.
42 posted on 02/23/2014 12:48:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: All

All Putin has to do is cut off gas supply to....the EU.

Those statists in Brussels would capituale in seconds if gas prices skyrocketed


43 posted on 02/23/2014 2:08:28 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: what's up
Condi Rice warned a few years ago that the US should stand against Russia’s provocation in Georgia.

Well, that turned out to be Georgian aggression against the Ossetians. If Condi sided with the Georgian gangsters and McCain, she was wrong (again).

The way to combat Obama is NOT nostalgia for Bush/Rice/Neocon foreign policy.

44 posted on 02/23/2014 5:13:20 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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