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Upper house to demand recall of Moscow ambassador to U.S.
Reuters ^ | March 1, 2014 | Lidia Kelly

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's upper house of parliament will ask President Vladimir Putin to recall Moscow's ambassador from the United States, the chamber's speaker said on Saturday....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: diplomacy; obama; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting Reagan warned us of this day.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

2 posted on 03/01/2014 12:19:52 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reset! Reset! Reset!


3 posted on 03/01/2014 12:25:35 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: expatguy

Libtards always claim they conduct foreign policy matters “better and smarter”. Instead we get Kerry and Obama, the equivalent of half and full retard.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 12:26:04 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Russian subs off the coast of Ukraine now. FOX


5 posted on 03/01/2014 12:31:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has been an absolute foreign policy disaster. Period.

It’s one screw-up after another and perhaps the most damaging thing is that his foreign policy has not represented the historical American spirit. We have supported our enemies and screwed our friends. That will harm us far into the future - Iran/Carter and Bin Laden/Clinton anyone?


6 posted on 03/01/2014 12:31:31 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...this guy is gonna blunder his way into a Major Event through his erratic toothless red lines and hollow pronouncements.

A Major Event we are hardly in a good position to properly service at the moment.

Gonna be Real Interesting to see how this plays out.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 12:33:25 PM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: volunbeer

I think Ukraine was payback to the Russians for Syria. As bad as Obama might look on this, invading the Ukraine was probably the last thing Putin wanted to do a month ago.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 12:33:34 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Common Sense 101; gusopol3
Quick hit the RESET Button !!


9 posted on 03/01/2014 12:37:45 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: William of Barsoom

Does anyone here truly believe that Mr. Obama will authorize a nuclear counter-strike if we’re attacked?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 12:37:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well the enemies of freedom are on the move big time, but hey we got gay marriage, and glowbull warming, and no American flags in school because the illegal immigrant children will be violent to us and

THIS COUNTRY IS A ***DAMN JOKE NOW ;/


11 posted on 03/01/2014 12:39:14 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good job Kerry and obama you freaking incompetents


12 posted on 03/01/2014 12:41:36 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes, he will because he is deranged


13 posted on 03/01/2014 12:42:14 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rbg81

I’m in favor of getting the CIA and our money out of Syria in return for Russia not meddling in Ukraine.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can hear the russian ambassador to the U.S. saying, *uh ... uh .... uh*


15 posted on 03/01/2014 12:47:06 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rbg81
As bad as Obama might look on this, invading the Ukraine was probably the last thing Putin wanted to do a month ago.

True, but so far he hasn't done it. He is on the other hand holding a Damoceles sword above Ukraine. As a chess player he should know that a threat is much more powerful than actually making the aggressive move.

If he plays this in the best way (and the other side does not make a historical mistake) he will continue the political, military, economical pressure on Ukraine, while the IMF and the EU will dismantle what is left of the poor country's economy. Eventually there will be some new political upheaval and Ukraine will fall like a ripe fruit in the lap of the Russians. Sad - but the likely outcome.

What can upset this scheme is either a total miscalculation by NATO/EU/USA (welcome WWIII) or actions by extremists (russophobe and/or russophile ones) inside Ukraine.

Exciting times - much too excitng for my taste!

16 posted on 03/01/2014 12:50:08 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

This is what you get when you let a group of faculty lounge Marxists take over national policy.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 12:55:34 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Common Sense 101
Libtards always claim they conduct foreign policy matters “better and smarter”.

Many a leader has blundered his way though foreign policy mistakes.
However, Obama has managed to alienate his own military as well as our allies.
Many a soldier will think twice about risking his own neck to cleanup the disasters that this sorry sob of a leader has gotten into.

18 posted on 03/01/2014 12:59:11 PM PST by oldbrowser (Civil service unions are the real government)
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To: Don Corleone

Yes, as so many have said before me; elections have consequences.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 12:59:35 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: expatguy

Isn’t the recall of an ambassador usually a prelude to a declaration of war?


20 posted on 03/01/2014 1:00:16 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: righttackle44

It’s the first step. The second step is the breakoff of diplomatic relations. The third step is a declaration of war or an outright attack.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 1:01:30 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My heroes have always been cowboys.....

Giddy Yupp !


22 posted on 03/01/2014 1:01:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: gusopol3

Retard! Retard!! Retard!!!


23 posted on 03/01/2014 1:02:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: righttackle44

you can bet the farm on this.......

weakness always invites aggression.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 1:03:02 PM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: volunbeer
... the most damaging thing is that his foreign policy has not represented the historical American spirit. We have supported our enemies and screwed our friends.

And since we're overextended, broke, friendless and downsized - exactly how do we stand up to Putin? Obama's got the begger's answer - we go to the UN - hat in hand.

25 posted on 03/01/2014 1:03:27 PM PST by GOPJ (I saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called Schindler's List.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does anyone here truly believe that Mr. Obama will authorize a nuclear counter-strike if we’re attacked?

While I think that a strategic strike against the US from the Russians over this is highly unlikely- Obama's first gut impulse would be the 'we deserved it' one. What would end up happening in an extreme situation with this man at the helm? I don't know. Maybe with a bunch of US cities in smoldering devastation, a 10KT airburst over the northern end of Novaya Zemlya 'as a warning?

After all, guy's got more in common ideologically with a bunch of old Commies than he does with us and the Soviet mentality isn't that far in the past.

26 posted on 03/01/2014 1:07:46 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: volunbeer

You have that so right. The legacy of Carter and Clinton foreign policy left us with enemies and messes that had to cleaned up when grown ups returned to the WH. The same is going to happen with this current inept administration.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 1:09:55 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: righttackle44

Ambassadors get recalled quite regularly as some sort of protest.

A bunch of South Americans recalled their European ambassadors last summer as part of the Snowden drama.

I sure don’t recall a war breaking out then.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 1:11:16 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: righttackle44
"Isn’t the recall of an ambassador usually a prelude to a declaration of war?"

Yes it is. But I don't think it will happen - there is no need to do so and if it is done - it is simply a show of power.

But Russia is not interested in war with the US - not now.

29 posted on 03/01/2014 1:15:23 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: KC_Conspirator
The same is going to happen with this current inept administration.

I hope that there is another grown up administration. Between the Dems buying votes out of the public exchequer, the IRS as a political weapon, fraud and Karl Rove, I have my doubts.

30 posted on 03/01/2014 1:16:48 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Flexible” to Bam means bending over.


31 posted on 03/01/2014 1:20:14 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the have begun to prepare for a war footing better than Obozo..


32 posted on 03/01/2014 1:22:00 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: righttackle44

Usually a protective measure.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 1:22:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Common Sense 101

“Instead we get Kerry and Obama, the equivalent of half and full retard.”

Don’t forget they’re also part of the Dumb and Dumber Duo of Odumbo and Biden.


34 posted on 03/01/2014 1:28:47 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: gusopol3
Damn, that red button is NOT working.
35 posted on 03/01/2014 2:30:21 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Viennacon
Obama is such a puny, metro sexual, gutless, un-American, feckless, leader. It breaks the heart.
36 posted on 03/01/2014 2:33:00 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kabuki dance. The Russian parliament is playing the Bad Cop, which makes Putin look like the Good Cop. Watch it happen.


37 posted on 03/01/2014 2:35:59 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: righttackle44

“Isn’t the recall of an ambassador usually a prelude to a declaration of war?”

It took 20 posts before the question was asked. Maybe the headline writer misused ‘recalled’ foe ‘summoned’?


38 posted on 03/01/2014 4:04:53 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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