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U.S. assessment of Crimea: This isn’t an invasion, it’s an … “uncontested arrival”
Hot Air ^ | February 28, 2014 | Allahpundit

Posted on 03/01/2014 9:40:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

My mistake. I thought the White House might try to make all of this go away by accepting Putin’s phony pretense that it’s a domestic uprising among ethnic Russians in Crimea, not an invasion by Russia. In fact, says the White House, there is a foreign element to the new troop presence — but it’s all good so far because Crimea isn’t resisting.

In other words, to save face over the fact that there’s nothing much we can do to stop this, the official U.S. line is that this can’t be an invasion if the Russians are being … greeted as liberators.

Vaughn Sterling ✔ @vplus

CNN JUST IN -- U.S. assessment is the arrival of
Russian military forces was uncontested by
population of Crimea -@BarbaraStarrCNN

4:11 PM - 28 Feb 2014

21 Retweets 1 favorite

Stephen Hayes ✔ @stephenfhayes

Admin officials tell CNN's Barbara Starr this
is an "uncontested arrival" not necessarily
"an invasion" and that this distinction is "key."

4:13 PM - 28 Feb 2014

275 Retweets 34 favorites

Popehat’s right: “Uncontested arrival” is the best Orwellian euphemism for war since “kinetic military action.” Laying aside the fact that we’re now lending rhetorical support to aggressive irredentism (the Tatars in Crimea are going to “contest” this “arrival,” I’m pretty sure), explain to me why he went out there an hour ago and blathered about his “deep concern” for violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty if we’re adopting the position that maybe Ukraine’s not the rightful sovereign in Crimea after all. I took his statement to be a condemnation of Russian action today, but maybe I have it wrong. Maybe all he meant was that a broader invasion of Ukraine would threaten the country’s sovereignty — although your guess is as good as mine as to how broad it’d have to be to trigger U.S. disapproval. A Russian incursion into the rest of eastern Ukraine might also go uncontested. At this point, if you’re Putin, hearing this reaction from the White House (and crickets from the EU, do note), why not give it a go?

By the way, while Moscow’s digesting the green light it just got from the U.S. to consolidate its gains, Obama’s at DNC headquarters kicking off happy hour for Democrats. I’m not kidding.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; democrats; obama; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/01/2014 9:40:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is not a retreat. It is an advance to the rear to gain a tactical advantage....sheeeesh!


2 posted on 03/01/2014 9:43:21 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember Kinetic Military Action in Libya?
3 posted on 03/01/2014 9:50:14 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s foreign policy has been in shambles ever since Valerie Jarrett hid all his red crayons.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 9:54:45 PM PST by allendale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is still skipping his daily intelligence briefings and now he’s out mouthing off and making threats.

Congress had better stop this psychopath.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 9:57:42 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and robbery is a financial transaction and rape a social engagement...
6 posted on 03/01/2014 10:00:54 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Invasion inspired by a YOUTUBE VIDEO...!!


7 posted on 03/01/2014 10:05:29 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about “surprise visit”?


8 posted on 03/01/2014 10:06:56 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. assessment of Crimea: This isn’t an invasion, it’s an … “uncontested arrival”

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Sort of like our domestic illegal alien invasion!

OBAMASPEAK - I love it!

9 posted on 03/01/2014 10:08:22 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Car jacking = Cost Free Valet De-chaufferage

Stick-up = Pistol Mediated Street-Centric Withdrawl


10 posted on 03/01/2014 10:08:41 PM PST by gaijin
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To: publius911

Yep, sometimes you just have to laugh. It’s the only way to keep your sanity.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 10:09:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: publius911

“Walk right in
and sit right down,
daddy, let your mind roll on....”


12 posted on 03/01/2014 10:11:22 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newspeak can be amazing.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 10:11:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gaijin

Wife-beating = Spousal Visage Synergization


14 posted on 03/01/2014 10:12:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: OneWingedShark

Uncontested Arrival like that of millions of Mexicans now reconquering the southwest?


15 posted on 03/01/2014 10:12:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: allendale

Let’s try this for English:

Obama - COWARD and marxist sympathizer if not actual communist himself (his background says so)

Secy of Defense Hagel - COWARD
Secretary of State Kerry - COWARD
UN Ambassador Susan Rice - FOOL and COWARD
CIA Chief - whoever it is now, Brennan - COWARD
Former Secy of State Clinton - COWARD (still looking towards 2016)
former President Clinton - Predator and COWARD
former CIA director Panetta - COWARD
Former VP Al Gore - COWARD
Director of Intelligence - Clapper - COWARD
White House Foreign Affairs Advisor Donilan? - COWARD
Attorney General Eric Holder - Whitey hater and COWARD
Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey - COWARD
Democrat former head of the House Intelligence Committee - Clyburn - COWARD
Democrat head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Feinstein - COWARD
Former Speaker of the House under the Democrats, Pelosi - DOUBLE COWARD
Sen. Chuch Schumer - ALWAYS A LOUD MOUTHED COWARD
White House Foreign Affairs Advisor Samantha Powers - COWARD
Her husband Cass Sunstein and form Obama advisor - marxist totalitarian - HAPPY
VALERIE JARRETT - VERY HAPPY (some reds in her closet)

The mainstream news media = Putin’s lapdogs - COWARDS

Former President George H Bush (sr) - WRONG
Former President George W. Bush - WRONG

Rep. Speaker of the House Boehner - COWARD
Rep. Minority leader of the Senate McConnell - COWARD

DID I MISS ANYBODY WORTH MENTIONING?

DID I GET ANYTHING WRONG?

Amb. John Bolton - TOLD THE TRUTH
Gov. Sarah Palin - PREDICTED THE INVASION YEARS AGO
Radio Talk Show hosts - rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity, Tom Marr, Steve Malsburg, Howie Carr, Mike Sussman, Laura Ingraham, etc. - RIGHT!

Remember, WW2 started unofficially when Hitler’s Army marched “uncontestedly” into the Rhine to re-occupy it
Then into Danzig
Then into the Suedetenland
Then into Poland and Voila, the big one started

TIME TO IMPEACE OBAMA AND HIS WHOLE STAFF. If this isn’t cowardice and TREASON, then what is?


16 posted on 03/01/2014 10:13:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: allendale

“....the official U.S. line is that this can’t be an invasion if the Russians are being … greeted as liberators.”

In two years:

“...this can’t be an invasion of Los Angeles if the Mexican army is being greeted as liberators.”


17 posted on 03/01/2014 10:13:34 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

bump


18 posted on 03/01/2014 10:13:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I get it now.

And Obamacare doesn't have death panels.

They are just uncontested illnesses.

-PJ

19 posted on 03/01/2014 10:15:56 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You are absolutely correct that a declining and decadent American culture is reflected in the “leaders” it selects. It is no accident that these people have come to power.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 10:18:30 PM PST by allendale
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





PLEASE Make YOUR Donation Tonight.
It's Time to Get This One Done!

21 posted on 03/01/2014 10:22:33 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: allendale

He drew his red line in the Ukraine’s most significant waterway, the Crimea River.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 10:22:51 PM PST by mike70
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

~~~ Obama’s at DNC headquarters kicking off happy hour for Democrats. I’m not kidding.~~~

Where to start....


23 posted on 03/01/2014 10:45:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

~~~DID I GET ANYTHING WRONG?~~~

You left ‘Pathological Liar’ off of several names there.


24 posted on 03/01/2014 10:46:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And a plane crash is an “unplanned interface with the terrain”.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 11:13:18 PM PST by Hugin
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve had Pathological Liar in my other rants. Thought I’d just open up a rant on Obama and his toadies other characteristics this time.

Megalomaniac, Pathological Liar, Narcissist, Legend in his own Mind, Saul Alinsky red in training, Bonger, DopeHead, sleazebag (sorry, that’s his wife Sasquatch), racist, fake-writer (his two “autobiographies), athlete-wannabe, pansy, fake, fraud, commie.

Hope this makes up for my omissions previously.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 11:33:51 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is not an “uncontested arrival” but an “uncontested occupation”.


27 posted on 03/01/2014 11:45:54 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Uncontested arrival” = Anschluss


28 posted on 03/02/2014 12:51:15 AM PST by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s an ‘uncontested arrival’. What really can be expected from people who have tried to replace ‘illegal aliens’ with ‘undocumented migrants’?


29 posted on 03/02/2014 12:57:37 AM PST by OldNewYork
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

;)


30 posted on 03/02/2014 1:59:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“DID I MISS ANYBODY WORTH MENTIONING?

DID I GET ANYTHING WRONG?”

Could you go back and include DUPLICITOUS and DIABOLICAL?


31 posted on 03/02/2014 3:50:14 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

come on this is the same administration that coined the term “ man-made disaster” for 911 and called Fort Hood “ workplace violence” this is nothing new they been doing this 1984 newspeak since it got in in 2008


32 posted on 03/02/2014 4:37:53 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What Obamawonk idiot came up with “uncontested arrival”. Call it what it is, “Unmittigated US Foreign Policy Disaster”

FUBO forever


33 posted on 03/02/2014 4:52:08 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Yet is so much like the pre ww2..and we are France now..
let see 1918 to 1938 = 20 years.. 1988/90 to 2014 =24 years
So bout the same cycle..
really ww1 ww2 hot wars. Think cold war as ww3 and now we have pre ww4...so hot or cold ..what the bet..but this time we are ww2 France and there one else..
guy..Obama left has rotting the the insides of this country for a generation. .the maggot are about to burst out as fly from a carcass
34 posted on 03/02/2014 4:57:05 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised there hasn’t been any mention of some sinister video that sparked off the whole thing.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 5:26:42 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Sing it Brother.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 5:47:43 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only enemies that Obama engages are Boner and Ditch, and his usurpations have been delightfully “uncontested”. The the Happy Hour.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 5:58:38 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: tophat9000
...we are France now...

We we do have an admittedly french looking Secretary of State.

38 posted on 03/02/2014 6:01:33 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: GeronL
Uncontested Arrival like that of millions of Mexicans now reconquering the southwest?

That was my first thought, too.
Maybe we ought to have a governor contest them then.

39 posted on 03/02/2014 9:49:11 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like a term invented during an intimate moment between Barry and Reggie Love.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 10:13:19 AM PST by Oratam
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