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Reports of Russian Activity in Crimea Prompts Stern Warning from Obama [Troops Enter Crimea!]
Washington Post ^ | William Booth and Karen DeYoung,

Posted on 02/28/2014 7:51:59 PM PST by Steelfish

Reports of Russian Activity in Crimea Prompts Stern Warning from Obama

By William Booth and Karen DeYoung, February 28 SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the new Ukrainian government in Kiev.

U.S. officials said Russian troops had entered Crimea, and Obama told reporters Friday evening that he was “deeply concerned by reports of military movements” and that there “will be costs for any military intervention.”

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1 posted on 02/28/2014 7:51:59 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Oh, no. Not a “stern” warning. That’s gotta hurt.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 7:53:39 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Yep ... stern warnings always work. Not so much if you don’t have the stones to back it up.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 7:57:35 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Steelfish

Are troops actually entering the Crimea? I’ve now heard its just the soldiers in Sevastopol who were already on the peninsula in the first place.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 7:58:23 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Stern is the rear end of a boat.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 7:59:35 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Steelfish

Putin’s a man.

The douche isn’t.

Never thought I’d be pulling for a Russkie.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:00:01 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Viennacon

They took the airports yesterday, which is an obvious move if you are bringing in stuff by air.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=287_1393605865


7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:01:56 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Steelfish

Did he use the phone or his pen?


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:03:01 PM PST by digger48
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To: Steelfish

Obama will put Putin on double secret probation now.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:03:16 PM PST by dancusa (Molon Labe)
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To: Steelfish

“costs for any military intervention.”

measured in euros or dollars/


10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:04:13 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Steelfish

Send in the pansy brigade!


11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:05:15 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: digger48
Did he use the phone or his pen?

He just might be angry enough to draw another red line.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 8:12:26 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: x1stcav

Putin’s a little thug. Just because we have a child as president doesn’t mean that Russian SOB is a real man. If you like Pooty so much, why don’t you move to Russia?


13 posted on 02/28/2014 8:29:22 PM PST by Red White and Blue patriot (Putin is the Hitler of the 21st century.)
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To: Steelfish; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
And of course, at this time, Hagel and 0bama want to reduce the military further, as they announced recently, meaning that in order to win a confrontation with Russia, the following will become more likely:

Have a nice day.

PING!

14 posted on 02/28/2014 8:29:39 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder, will the Ukranians get free Putin phones if they vote for their new master?


15 posted on 02/28/2014 8:49:13 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Steelfish
Costs ?

So the Russians should be worried about being over charged again ?

Our current leaders have failed at everything they have done.

16 posted on 02/28/2014 8:49:55 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

The large-brain contingent of idiots (Clown Prince nobama, Lunch Bucket biden and john the traitor kerry) is feckless and limp. They might just bungle into a war and get many others killed. Are those who voted for and support these fools ashamed?


17 posted on 02/28/2014 10:10:25 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Those that would bungle the USA into a war would, to save their skins, go find a hiding place; probably in a deferred job with the government. I take no pride in having this Nation in the hands of scumbag warriors such as Hegal, Kerry, and their ilk.I feel good saying this as a WWII vet. I have remorse for the voters who paved the way for such a bunch of losers to govern the USA. I am not in favor of challenging Russia’s presence in the Ukraine.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 10:36:12 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: noinfringers2

Back in the 1950s....for whatever reason....the Crimea got pushed into the Ukraine for management purposes. They never were part of the ‘big’ history of the Ukraine except the last sixty-odd years.

For the Russians, there is one key aspect to the Crimea (roughly twenty-percent the entire country of Ukraine)....it’s the naval port area. I can understand this and think it’s legit for Crimea to be parted out. This suggestion of the Ukraine doing a fifty-fifty split? No....the Crimea is about the size of Louisiana, and mostly made up of Crimeans, a fair number of Russians, and a few Ukrainians.

Whoever maintains or runs the Crimea....should prepare himself for begging activities with Russian on a weekly basis. The lifestyle and business structure of the region....is kinda like comparing Louisiana against California. There’s just not anything much that generates big income except agricultural stuff, and vacation resorts (which not even Europeans go to). It’s the Russian version of Honduras in the end.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 10:47:02 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: noinfringers2

Nobody is going to go to war with a nuclear Russia. And the EU already depends heavily on Russian gas exports, so they’re not going to do anything either military or economic. We’re all just going to have to sit back and suck it as Russia does what it will with Ukraine.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 11:16:14 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

I guess you would know about childishness.

C’mon, can’t you see the intended irony in my post?

Why’re you so defensive?

In any event, I stand by my statement. Compared to our metro-sexual, Putin comes across as manly.

Doesn’t mean I’m an admirer.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 3:47:03 AM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Steelfish

At least, he is not going to read them a speech.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 4:37:27 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: x1stcav; MinuteGal

“Compared to our metro-sexual, Putin comes across as manly.”

Exactly. Putin’s got a set, Obama, not so much.

Putin will protect his warm open water port at any cost. The Crimea will undoubtedly once again fall under Russian sway. It’s as simple as that. The rest of the Ukraine will hopefully continue to look West and the country will thus end up partitioned. Will be interesting to see how that works out in the long run.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 6:21:35 AM PST by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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