Skip to comments.Hagel Warns Russia Not to Intervene in Ukraine
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 Ukraines sovereignty and avoid provocative action, Mr. Hagel said after the ministers met at NATO headquarters here. Thats why Im closely watching Russias 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. Im 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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Yeah, Pooty Poot is shaking in his Pooty Boots.
Uhh...Chuck...think they already did
Hagel? Who are we sending out next, Richard Simmons?
I join Putin in giving Obamaslimedork the finger.
Gasp, that was fun.
How do you say FUBO in Russian?
As for the secDef...I do have enough middle fingers.
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.
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.
Too funny! What, is Obama drawing a red line? Give me a break.
Putin is laughing his ass off, and rightfully so.
Hagel? Who are we sending out next, Richard Simmons?
We can’t afford a war with Russia because America is broke so we should just chill.
Ooh I bet he’ll send Russia a letter of stern admonition. That’ll stop em.
Oh no! Not Nebraska’s most pathetic senator, Chuck Shmagel! What will Putin do!
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.
The only war we can afford is a civil war to oust the lyin’ libs!
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.
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?
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?
Ya beat me to it.
Putin look out...obama will hit you with his purse
The only war we can afford is a civil war to oust the lyin libs!
Don’t give me false hope!
Don’t be glum chum! We got the “Lesser evil” that so many screamed for. So no prob! they’ll handle it!
I’m more interested in who Obama plays golf with tomorrow...does Hagel even have a set of clubs?
Oh I bet Putin is crapping in his pants LOL
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.
Hey, Barry still hasn’t finished with Vlad over the gay thing so now he’ll be REALLY mad!
Yep!We have serious problems with our own communist liberals hanging out in DC that should be dealt with with an IRON FIST.
Because a wrong puppet could have been installed. Just ask Victoria Nuland.
Will the Obama regime buy Putin’s cooperation?
With what “bitter club” threat are you leveraging Mr. Hagel?
Pre-WW2 troop strength?
You’ll only make them laugh!
Putin considers Obama as a she-male. Best qualified for prostituki duties aboard fishing trawlers when females are not available.
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.
I eagerly await, any moment now, Nuland will start yelling “F... Mother Russia.”
Russia crossed the red line before Obama could draw one. Not to worry. Obama has declared “Happy Hour.”
America needs be led by warriors , not by lawyers
and those warriors need to stand up and take charge .
Or else what?
Oh that's right, because POTUS is CPUSA and actually allied with the KGB.
The fruits of Universal Suffrage.
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.
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.
f#@k вы obama barak
True. We were out voted by, and sold out by - pussified idiots.
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."
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.
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.
And if you DON’T stay out . . . I SHALL WARN YOU A SECOND TIME!!!
Maybe clucking your girly little tongue will help.
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