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Hagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in Ukraine
New York Times ^ | 27 Feb 14 | HELENE COOPER

Posted on 02/28/2014 4:37:14 PM PST by SkyPilot

BRUSSELS — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned Russia on Thursday to stay out of the turmoil in Ukraine, while NATO defense ministers issued repeated statements meant to show support for the new leadership in Kiev.

“We expect other nations to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and avoid provocative action,” Mr. Hagel said after the ministers met at NATO headquarters here. “That’s why I’m closely watching Russia’s military exercises along the Ukrainian border, which they just announced yesterday.”

The Russian defense minister, Sergey K. Shoigu, was quoted by state news media saying the exercises were meant to “check combat readiness of armed forces in western and central military districts as well as several branches of the armed forces.” Though General Shoigu did not mention Ukraine, Western officials interpreted the exercises as a warning from Moscow. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of the NATO, posted Twitter messages Thursday morning warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine after armed men seized a government headquarters in the Crimea region of southern Ukraine and raised the Russian flag.

“I urge Russia not to take any action that can escalate tension or create misunderstanding,” Mr. Rasmussen wrote on Twitter. “I’m concerned about developments in Crimea.” In a news conference later in the day, Mr. Rasmussen called the Crimea events “dangerous and irresponsible.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; hagel; obama; putin; redline; russia; stupidisasstupiddoes; ukraine
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I swear.....if you take military action....I'll......I'll cut the A-10, KC-10, and 100,000 more Army soldiers. I will! I am not bluffing. I'll cut benefits for our veterans and gut their health care! Don't test me on this! I'll do it!


1 posted on 02/28/2014 4:37:14 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Yeah, Pooty Poot is shaking in his Pooty Boots.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 4:39:11 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SkyPilot

Or?


3 posted on 02/28/2014 4:39:41 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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4 posted on 02/28/2014 4:40:30 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SkyPilot

Uhh...Chuck...think they already did


5 posted on 02/28/2014 4:40:38 PM PST by Regulator
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To: SkyPilot

Hagel? Who are we sending out next, Richard Simmons?


6 posted on 02/28/2014 4:40:46 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: TBP

Or...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0wvGiAH9g


7 posted on 02/28/2014 4:41:13 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Enterprise

I join Putin in giving Obamaslimedork the finger.

Gasp, that was fun.

Again!

How do you say FUBO in Russian?

As for the secDef...I do have enough middle fingers.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 4:42:21 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: TBP

Or what? Stay out? They are already there!
Our leadership is a paper tiger, Obama is only action when it comes to his own citizens. Overseas he is only talk.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 4:42:43 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SkyPilot

You know what the problem with Hagel and Zero is? They know since the Republicans are panty-waists they expect the whole world will be also. We are getting what we deserve.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 4:42:50 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: SkyPilot

Too funny! What, is Obama drawing a red line? Give me a break.

Putin is laughing his ass off, and rightfully so.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 4:45:04 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: John W

Hagel? Who are we sending out next, Richard Simmons?

jammy boy?


12 posted on 02/28/2014 4:45:33 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: SkyPilot

We can’t afford a war with Russia because America is broke so we should just chill.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 4:45:44 PM PST by plainshame
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To: SkyPilot

Ooh I bet he’ll send Russia a letter of stern admonition. That’ll stop em.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 4:45:59 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: SkyPilot

Oh no! Not Nebraska’s most pathetic senator, Chuck Shmagel! What will Putin do!


15 posted on 02/28/2014 4:46:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SkyPilot

REAL wars are started by WEAK leaders that make ultimatums they don’t have the nerve or the means to back up.

Obama’s bluster is a very dangerous thing. It encourages others to push ahead, not back off.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 4:47:04 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: plainshame

The only war we can afford is a civil war to oust the lyin’ libs!


17 posted on 02/28/2014 4:47:20 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SkyPilot

We’re fortunate that Ukraine was not brought into NATO. Had that happened, we’d be staring at the choice of nuclear war or the breakup of NATO.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 4:47:46 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: SkyPilot

Oooh Hagel warns! Scary...so scary! Next thing you know Obama will draw a “red line”. Now that’s something that is really, REALLY, scary!

So proud of American leadership from both parties these days. Aren’t you?


19 posted on 02/28/2014 4:49:06 PM PST by mort56
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To: SkyPilot

If we didn’t want Russia to protect its interests and people in Ukraine, we shouldn’t have sponsored the violent overthrown its elected government. Next elections were supposed to be early next year. Why didn’t we wait?


20 posted on 02/28/2014 4:49:37 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: TBP

Or?

Ya beat me to it.
Putin look out...obama will hit you with his purse


21 posted on 02/28/2014 4:49:57 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Viennacon

The only war we can afford is a civil war to oust the lyin’ libs!

Don’t give me false hope!


22 posted on 02/28/2014 4:50:46 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: mort56

Don’t be glum chum! We got the “Lesser evil” that so many screamed for. So no prob! they’ll handle it!


23 posted on 02/28/2014 4:51:07 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SkyPilot

I’m more interested in who Obama plays golf with tomorrow...does Hagel even have a set of clubs?


24 posted on 02/28/2014 4:52:31 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: SkyPilot

Oh I bet Putin is crapping in his pants LOL


25 posted on 02/28/2014 4:52:52 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SkyPilot
One gazillion bucks bet that Obunga and the traitor Chucky will puff up their Don Knotts chest and ultimately blow away in the wind if Putin goes in big.

Technically Putin has gone in, but he could roll tanks and Bambi would be crapping his Depends and that would be the end of it other than some slap on the hands “MONETARY” sanction.

26 posted on 02/28/2014 4:53:16 PM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Hey, Barry still hasn’t finished with Vlad over the gay thing so now he’ll be REALLY mad!


27 posted on 02/28/2014 4:55:02 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Da Coyote

Yep!We have serious problems with our own communist liberals hanging out in DC that should be dealt with with an IRON FIST.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 4:57:48 PM PST by plainshame
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Next elections were supposed to be early next year. Why didn’t we wait?

Because a wrong puppet could have been installed. Just ask Victoria Nuland.

29 posted on 02/28/2014 4:57:56 PM PST by Greysard
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Will the Obama regime buy Putin’s cooperation?


30 posted on 02/28/2014 4:59:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SkyPilot

With what “bitter club” threat are you leveraging Mr. Hagel?
Pre-WW2 troop strength?
You’ll only make them laugh!


31 posted on 02/28/2014 4:59:36 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Da Coyote

Putin considers Obama as a she-male. Best qualified for prostituki duties aboard fishing trawlers when females are not available.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 5:00:27 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SkyPilot

What a joke, Russia ALREADY HAS intervened in Ukraine. As if it’s not embarrassing enough to do nothing when someone crosses your red line, it seems like they are now drawing red lines behind where they’ve already crossed, and then doing nothing.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 5:00:46 PM PST by Corporate Democrat
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To: Greysard

I eagerly await, any moment now, Nuland will start yelling “F... Mother Russia.”


34 posted on 02/28/2014 5:02:08 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: South Dakota
And we'll write a REALLY nasty letter!
35 posted on 02/28/2014 5:02:29 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Russia crossed the red line before Obama could draw one. Not to worry. Obama has declared “Happy Hour.”


36 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:23 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SkyPilot

America needs be led by warriors , not by lawyers
and those warriors need to stand up and take charge .
Now


37 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:43 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: SkyPilot

Or else what?


38 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Gene Eric
Will the Obama regime buy Putin’s cooperation?

With what?

39 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:52 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SkyPilot
Why is the SOD warning the commies instead of the POTUS?

Oh that's right, because POTUS is CPUSA and actually allied with the KGB.

The fruits of Universal Suffrage.

40 posted on 02/28/2014 5:05:31 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: DAC21

Obama ticked off Putin by sending a butch lesbian hockey player and a flaming figure skater to meet him as our designated representatives.

Obama throws pinches and scratches the air with his finger nails. I believe Putin is showing Obama how it is really done.

41 posted on 02/28/2014 5:05:41 PM PST by SkyPilot
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Woo hoo!! And now less than $5.9k to go!!
We can do this.

42 posted on 02/28/2014 5:05:56 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Enterprise

It sucks but the humiliation we are about to receive is probably the only thing that will clue in a portion of America.

So be it. It’s what they voted for. The rest of us can open a beer and toast the America that was. Because we and it were sold out by a bunch of pussified idiots. With any luck, as things shake out, we can rebuild it after the fact because there is no saving what is already gone.


43 posted on 02/28/2014 5:06:38 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Da Coyote
How do you say FUBO in Russian?

f#@k вы obama barak

44 posted on 02/28/2014 5:08:06 PM PST by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: Norm Lenhart

True. We were out voted by, and sold out by - pussified idiots.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 5:08:46 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Norm Lenhart
It sucks but the humiliation we are about to receive is probably the only thing that will clue in a portion of America. So be it. It’s what they voted for.

Amen.

The disgusting Obama Voters wanted their EBT cards, "ObamaFoams", Medicaid, ObamaCare, SS Disability, TANF Welfare, Federal Daycare, and "free" birth control.

They voted to gut the military, appoint out of control judges who hate God, and economically destroy America.

"Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap."

Galatians 6:7

46 posted on 02/28/2014 5:10:47 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

When I was a kid I’d walk by this house with a scary dog that barked at anyone who came near. I was scared at first, but eventually I realized the dog was never going to be let out of the yard to bite me and I stopped caring about the barking and walked even closer to the fence, so much so I could hear the dog’s jaws snapping behind the fence, but I was no longer scared.


47 posted on 02/28/2014 5:10:49 PM PST by jz638
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To: Enterprise

What really sucks is that I respect an ex KGB man an order of magnitude more that nearly everyone in our current govt.

I know how all this happened but it still stunes my bieber that Russia of 2014 has more in common with the country I was raised in (America) than the America of just 10 years ago.

How freaking pathetic is that? And its all because almost no one would stand for what they believe in and let liberalism run wild.


48 posted on 02/28/2014 5:11:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SkyPilot

And if you DON’T stay out . . . I SHALL WARN YOU A SECOND TIME!!!


49 posted on 02/28/2014 5:12:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: SkyPilot
That horse is out of the barn, Chuck.

Maybe clucking your girly little tongue will help.

50 posted on 02/28/2014 5:12:25 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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