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Krauthammerís Take: Obama Tells the World We Arenít Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine
National Review Online ^ | February 28, 2014 7:08 PM | NRO staff

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 Obama’s statement. I find it rather staggering.”

Krauthammer thinks Obama’s 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 he’s saying is we’re not really going to do anything and we’re telling the world,” Krauthammer said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: barrysplayhouse; barrysworld; betrayal; charleskrauthammer; decline; krauthammer; postimperialamerica; russia; treason; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/01/2014 2:52:31 AM PST by Candor7
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To: Candor7

Looking for someone taller to hide behind


2 posted on 03/01/2014 2:54:16 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: ronnie raygun

Like maybe Robert Mugabe? LOL.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 2:58:38 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

Time to press the reset button.

5 posted on 03/01/2014 3:15:08 AM PST by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: Candor7

He doesnt do anything about the invasion of our borders, why should he do anything about the invasion of another country’s borders?


6 posted on 03/01/2014 3:23:47 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Candor7

Obama and Kerry also need to shut up about it. It’s none of our business. Whatever debts the US owed Europe were paid in full with the end of the Cold War. We’ve got no obligation to destroy our nation by stepping in the bottomless pit of world policeman and self-appointed champion of “democracy”.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 3:25:16 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I agree here. Europe has been demilitarized for 30 years relying upon the US so they can expand their social empires. Last week it was reported the Swiss Airforce works 8 to 5 only and then only during the week. So, they were unavailable to intercept an incoming hijacked plane relying upon two other nations to do it for them! The only surprise is it was not the USAF doing it.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 3:30:24 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Anyone who bought red pen stock will see a great increase in its value after all tha red lines mac daddy has drawn, it’s just sad that their is not stock being offered in mac daddy BS which would have soared since 2008.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 3:42:45 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Candor7
October 2012: obama chides Romney: "The 1980s are calling, they want their foreign policy back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS2a44F5TgM

10 posted on 03/01/2014 4:02:06 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Candor7

Shocked? Not really. My husband was watching the coverage on a tv at the local diner. I told him then that we aren’t going to do anything. It would interfere with tee time. No, not shocked at all.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 4:08:39 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: BykrBayb

Plastered at the bottom of the screen for the entire several minutes report on Ukraine on Saturday Today on NBC just now.

Turmoil in Ukraine

Russian forces move in despite Obama’s warnings


12 posted on 03/01/2014 4:09:21 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Despite Obama’s warnings? ROFL

I’m outa here!


13 posted on 03/01/2014 4:13:51 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Obama and Kerry also need to shut up about it. It’s none of our business. Whatever debts the US owed Europe were paid in full with the end of the Cold War. We’ve got no obligation to destroy our nation by stepping in the bottomless pit of world policeman and self-appointed champion of “democracy”.

How many times must we win the war and lose the peace?

The collapse of the Soviet empire, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and the dismantling of the USSR were geopolitical victories of the highest order. Obama should have been working to consolidate and extend these developments.

Doing this in the right way would have been not at all "anti-Russian;" it would have meant a good faith effort to move all the victims of communism, including the Russians, into a full embrace of open societies, free markets, and democracy.

Of course, that would have required time, attention, hard work, strategic vision, and a commitment to open societies, free markets, and democracy. None of which seem to be in this president's repertoire.

14 posted on 03/01/2014 4:14:12 AM PST by sphinx
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To: John W
One last comment, then I really gotta get going.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 4:18:36 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: Candor7


Russian tourists arrive in #Crimea in the latest "combat hipster" fashion. Note the 'retro' AK-47 accessory. https://twitter.com/DarthPutinKGB/status/439712926392672256/photo/1
16 posted on 03/01/2014 4:21:17 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: All

This is what happens when the umbrella of freedom that the US once held up has been folded up and stowed away. Expect to see a lot more of this as Obama’s America focuses on giving the democrats a permanent majority with free phones, free pot, free TVs, free college, and free citizenship to anyone promising to vote for the democrats.
Expect to pay more for gas, oil and just about anything effected by the military, economic and electronic warfare that is being prepared by the likes of Putin and China.

There is a void in the world that was created by the election of this man and those that felt it was necessary to stay home on election day are equally as complicit in it’s creation IMO.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 4:23:34 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Candor7

What did anyone expect. It was no a Muzzie nation being invaded so he could run to the rescue of one of his muzzie brotherhood pals and save them, or ship $800 billion to them that we don’t have. Amazing these countries take this money and spend it and it ain’t real money. It is Obama Monopoly Dollars. Nope, the lame leg in Sodom on the Potomac who lives in the White Mosque on Pennsylvanian Avenue ain’t gonna do a thing.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 4:46:40 AM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Candor7

19 posted on 03/01/2014 4:53:11 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: twister881

Would you like to see what cowards really run the govt of the USA? Email me and I will send you a like that will prove to you that our government, including the heads of the military, are cowards, who fold at the first serious and creditable threat on them and their families lives and security.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 4:54:51 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: BykrBayb

“Vlad, I wish I knew how to quit you.”

}:-)4


21 posted on 03/01/2014 4:57:20 AM PST by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: Candor7

How can he not be “deeply disturbed” by this?


22 posted on 03/01/2014 4:59:02 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Candor7

“The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s 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).


23 posted on 03/01/2014 5:02:55 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: lowbridge

Well said!


24 posted on 03/01/2014 5:05:51 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Candor7

Did anyone really expect Obuma to help the Ukrainians? They’re white people.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 5:05:55 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: newnhdad
There is a void in the world that was created by the election of this man and those that felt it was necessary to stay home on election day force a lousy candidate on the electorate who in the end didn't really want to win are equally as complicit in it’s creation IMO.

There, fixed your sentence for you.

26 posted on 03/01/2014 5:14:37 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: AdmSmith

Observe the lack of national insignia. This is already a war crime.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 5:15:27 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Candor7

Ukraine needs our prayers. This is a very scary situation for them since Russia has no fear of the US.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 5:17:44 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: TalBlack

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.


29 posted on 03/01/2014 5:21:36 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Candor7
It’s none of our business

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).[3][4] France and China provided unilateral security assurances in the form of diplomatic notes. The missiles—130 SS-18s and 46 SS-24s—carried about 1,800 nuclear warheads altogether.

Nuclear weapons and Ukraine

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.

The US-Russia-Ukraine Trilateral Statement and Annex

I agree that with the kind of president we have, he better shut up altogether.

30 posted on 03/01/2014 5:28:25 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Candor7

“Obama Tells the World We Aren’t 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


31 posted on 03/01/2014 5:35:34 AM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Anschluss was nobody elses’ business either.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 5:50:28 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Obama and Kerry also need to shut up about it. It’s 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.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 5:52:48 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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..


34 posted on 03/01/2014 6:03:07 AM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Candor7

Expect Japan and Taiwan to arm to the teeth after seeing this.


35 posted on 03/01/2014 6:03:45 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Candor7

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.


36 posted on 03/01/2014 6:04:08 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: BykrBayb

Nicely done.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 6:39:17 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: sphinx

“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?


38 posted on 03/01/2014 7:10:55 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: annalex

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.


39 posted on 03/01/2014 7:15:23 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: annalex

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.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 7:27:46 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Candor7

But did he issue another stern warning to Uganda on their homosexual policies?


41 posted on 03/01/2014 7:28:03 AM PST by rey
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To: Mouton
"Last week it was reported the Swiss Airforce works 8 to 5 only and then only during the week. So, they were unavailable to intercept an incoming hijacked plane relying upon two other nations to do it for them! The only surprise is it was not the USAF doing it."

The only time Obama would scramble US fighters to intercept a civilian airliner is if he thought Ed Snowden was aboard.

42 posted on 03/01/2014 7:36:54 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: TalBlack
"The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement."

I doubt Putin was shocked by it; I'm guessing he was banking on it.

43 posted on 03/01/2014 7:40:27 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Candor7; annalex; gandalftb

Russian S-400 AIR DEFENCE heading to UKRAINE

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c62_1393673617

Perhaps plans for more than Crimea?

The real purpose of Russian troops in Ukraine is to undermine the credibility of Nato
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10669826/Ukraine-Putins-Crimea-aim-is-to-make-the-West-look-weak.html


44 posted on 03/01/2014 7:58:14 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: Candor7

Palin was right all along


45 posted on 03/01/2014 8:07:45 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Candor7

46 posted on 03/01/2014 8:29:27 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 444Flyer; SunkenCiv; nuconvert

Laura Rozen:

7 unintended possible effects of Russia invasion of Crimea:

1) Could cause EU, US Congress to open their minds to the strategic benefits of an Iran deal (including as an alternative gas supplier to Europe)
2) Could give boost to KeystoneXL gas pipeline in Obama White House (see above, alternative energy supply)
3) Could drive nail in coffin of foundering US efforts to cooperate with Russia to seek political solution on Syria
4) Could it cause Iran, anxious about preservation of sovereignty, to cool to Putin, warm up to possible improved ties with West?
5) Could it push Iran to further effects to seek to directly to defeuse regional tensions with Saudi Arabia, etc. over Syria
6) Could cause friction between China & Russia
7) Could cause US, EU3 to be more willing to declare Syria in violation of Syria CW deal

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s0obdh


47 posted on 03/01/2014 8:46:47 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Ha. Got a big laugh out of #1 and especially #4


48 posted on 03/01/2014 8:51:02 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Candor7
Linked from Drudge under the heading 'Putin calls bluff'

Did anybody actually think that Vladimir Putin was going to just sit there and watch George Soros, Monsanto, the US state department and Bork Obunga walk off with the Ukraine???

I mean, everybody who reads FR knows that our media is garbage and that the picture they present to us of domestic affairs is garbage; why would anybody think that the picture they paint of events in other lands would be believable??

49 posted on 03/01/2014 9:16:05 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Candor7
Charles Krauthammer responded on Special Report tonight saying, “The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement. I find it rather staggering.”

I expected no less from that commie sympathizer.

Of course he doesn't want the Ukraine succeeding. It might give us the idea that we can do it too. It would be encouragement for us at home when HE acts.

50 posted on 03/01/2014 9:18:31 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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