Skip to comments.Krauthammerís Take: Obama Tells the World We Arenít Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine
Posted on 03/01/2014 2:52:30 AM PST by Candor7
As reports are coming in that Russia has placed 2,000 troops in Crimea, within the borders of Ukraine, President Obama said that the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.
Charles Krauthammer responded on Special Report tonight saying, The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obamas statement. I find it rather staggering.
Krauthammer thinks Obamas statement is about three levels removed from actual action. He explained: Obama said we will stand with the international community meaning we are going to negotiate with a dozen other countries who will water down the statement in affirming that there will be costs meaning in making a statement not even imposing a cost, but in making a statement about imposing a cost for any military intervention.
What hes saying is were not really going to do anything and were telling the world, Krauthammer said.
“Vlad, I wish I knew how to quit you.”
How can he not be “deeply disturbed” by this?
The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obamas statement. I find it rather staggering.
I wonder what does Mr. K. find staggering, the weakness of obzo the Clown president or any ones surprise at it? (Pencil me in for the latter).
Did anyone really expect Obuma to help the Ukrainians? They’re white people.
There, fixed your sentence for you.
Observe the lack of national insignia. This is already a war crime.
Ukraine needs our prayers. This is a very scary situation for them since Russia has no fear of the US.
There was a time he kind of set Charles’ leg a tingling a bit. I’m sure he’s now quite disappointed. Not only in Obama but in himself.
When Ukraine gave up its nukes, the US alongside the Russian Federation took the responsibility of guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Do we want the aftermath of the Cold War redefined?
The next stage was the signing on January 14, 1994 of the Trilateral Statement by the Presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the United States under which Ukraine was to destroy all nuclear weapons on its territory, including strategic offensive weapons. Ukraine, Washington and Moscow reached an agreement in January that allowed for the dismantling of Ukraine's 176 Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) ahead of Kiev's formal ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). France and China provided unilateral security assurances in the form of diplomatic notes. The missiles130 SS-18s and 46 SS-24scarried about 1,800 nuclear warheads altogether.
On December 5, 1994, Ukraine acceded to the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state. On that same date, the US, Russia and United Kingdom provided security assurances to Ukraine, and the START I Treaty also entered into force.
I agree that with the kind of president we have, he better shut up altogether.
“Obama Tells the World We Arent Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine”
How about we just say nothing at all? How about we sat nothing at all...this is what id prefer. Lets stop meddling in the affairs of others. Tired of spilling blood all over the planet for ungrateful countries and their civil spats
Anschluss was nobody elses’ business either.
Obama and Kerry also need to shut up about it. Its none of our business.
This is primarily a Europe problem but to say it isn’t our business is disingenuous. The US trades with Russia. It absolutely is our business.
Do we really want to send money to countries at the same time they are rolling tanks over their neighbors?
A strong response was needed from both Ukraine and the international community.
But nothing will happen because Putin has bribed and intimidated EU leaders.
Wow, Hitler would of appreciated your help a few decades ago.
You stupid statements are unreal.
You think Putin is stopping at Ukraine !
No way Poland’s next..
Expect Japan and Taiwan to arm to the teeth after seeing this.
In the world of tyrants and dictators who, when they’re not imprisoning and torturing their domestic opponents, are conspiring to enslave their neighbors, the question of “what will the Americans do?” is no longer a concern.
“Whatever debts the US owed Europe were paid in full with the end of the Cold War”
What in the hell did we OWE Europe? We basically just spent the last 100 years cleaning up their messes around the world and in their own backyards. WE,,owed THEM?
No it isn’t a war crime for a each soldier not to wear a national insignia on a uniform. It’s only very recently that US soldiers started wearing a flag on their uniform.
Are you seriously advancing the idea, that we should actually engage in a land war, with Russia, a few hundred miles from Volgograd (Stalingrad), to stop Russia from protecting its navy base at Sevastopol? And that somehow magically in this incident, McCain, Hillary, Kerry, Obama, Soros, the MSM, and the EU are all in the right?
The fact is, there really are people there who are linguistically, culturally, and emotionally Russian and they are worried sick about the pro-Nazi wing that took over control of the Maidan protests and turned them violent. We aren’t talking a few thousand, we are talking tens of millions who don’t see Russians as an enemy. In a way nobody here understands, Russians will not allow Nazis in any form to oppress Russians in Crimea or eastern Ukraine. And we have no business telling them to stay out.