Skip to comments.What will Obama do about Ukraine with Vladimir Putin's hand on his throat?
Posted on 03/02/2014 6:21:09 AM PST by mandaladon
President Obama is tiptoeing around Russia's apparent intervention to help separatists in Ukraine's Crimea region, but what else can he do when he has squandered any clout he might have had?
Obama came to the podium in the White House to say that "we are now deeply concerned by military movements taken by the Russian Federation within Ukraine," and warned that intervention would invite international condemnation. Obama warned Russia that there would be "costs" from the international community, but did not say how that would be arranged. Russia, as one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, has the power to veto any action by the world body.
But what he said didn't go much farther than earlier statements by administration officials, including press secretary Jay Carney, who earlier refused repeatedly to speculate on what the U.S. might do if proof emerged of Russian intervention aimed at splitting Ukraine. Since Russia has a major naval base in the Crimea, at Sevastopol, at least some of its forces are already in the region and are a focus of reports that Moscow is aiding separatists there. Some conservatives slammed the response as insufficient, but there really isn't much the administration can do after years of giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the impression that President Obama is a pushover. From the "reset" through the voluntary withdrawal of missile defense deployments in Eastern Europe and the "red line" over chemical weapons use in Syria that wasn't a line at all to Obama's Feb. 19 comment that Ukraine is not a piece on a "Cold War chessboard," the administration hasn't given Putin much reason to fear its resolve.
Putin "views the United States as weak," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Britain's Channel 4.
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half of the USA sees that Obama is harder on domestic foes like conservative PACs than he is on Islamic terrorists and Russia invaders.
Putin’s got the goods on Obama. If Russia invaded Alaska tomorrow, Obama couldn’t do more than threaten a stern warning through the UN.
As one of the most apt FReepathon graphics showed, it wasn’t a Reset Button, it was an Easy button.
Obama is the world’s bitch, and we are his bitch, so what’s that say about us ;/
The only people scared of obama are republican congressmen.
Jump on air force.
Give an unrelated speech to cover the cost
Hide somewhere and play golf.
Obama will draw another red line...meaning “nothing”!
"Our King is so wonderful, strong, and always right.
American Conservatives will remain our only true enemy."
Loosely translated from the original Obamics that means, "If you don't stop, people won't like you. Nanny, Nanny, Boo-Boo."
“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
“Mr. Putin, your table is ready.”
“What will Obama do about Ukraine”
He’ll send in Dennis Rodman.
Not entirely true - he did skip his national security breifing - so there.
Well, whattya know. This guy really is flexible.
I can twist him around like a pretzel.
What will Obama do about Ukraine with Vladimir Putin’s hand on his throat?”
...become sexually aroused.
Or take note of some of the articles from the MSM trying to blame Bush for not stopping Putin's intentions for the Ukraine permanently (while ignoring that he did actually put a stop to it that Obama re-opened the door to) because it's obviously his fault that Putin didn't respect him enough to bow to the pansy in the WH....
Expect the Dims to come up with new and ingenious ways to keep the "Blame Bush" meme alive because the MSM has already written op-eds that push the meme and indicate full support of it.
The GOPe folks will immediately go into apology mode and pave the way for the final destruction of the Nation.
This is what happens when a weak president has no discernible foreign policy and a decimated military.
Putin knows this country is weak, so he will do whatever he pleases. He knows there will he no consequences of his actions.
What is really hard for our allies is that after years of cooperation and assistance from the US, these countries can’t depend on the US anymore. Must be frightening to know that your country can be invaded by anyone and no one will do anything about it.
The Russians know that Obama can do very little. They will reincorporate Crimea into Russia the way the Chinese seized Tibet. If the Russians care about foreign responses, they want the Saudis to notice.The Russians from the beginning understood what the Saudis have been doing. The Saudis hope to create an Arabic speaking pan Sunni confederation that would include large parts of Syria and Iraq. They have funded post bin Laden al Qaeda as an international Sunni fighting force currently deployed in Syria and Iraq. The Russians with a horrendous problem with jihadists in southern Russia cannot allow nearby Syria to become a jihadist haven and safe base. The Saudis were so impudent that they offered to guarantee the security of the Sochi Olympics if only the Russians withdrew from Syria. Putin was amused. He told the Saudis they were now accountable for any trouble at Sochi and stationed submarines off the coasts of Saudi Arabia to make his point. Sadly neither Obama nor Kerry have a clue on what is really happening.
Probably thank Allah for the continued destruction of America.
"Da. I will transmit to Vlad. After election, you will be more malleable."
"No, no, no. I said flexible."
"No. Okay, fine. Whatever. I gotta tee time."
I didnt think that I could despise the kids that voted for this guy even more than I already do.
They are the reason we have this mess.
It seems to me that this is a bad time to decrease the size and strength of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“What will Europe do with Putin’s hand on their throat? “
Now that is a real good question. Perhaps they’ll turn to the US to bail them out yet again? I hate seeing Russia turning the whole of Europe into a client block, but I also hate helping the Europeans again when they won’t spend (money, lives) to help their own selves out. What to do?
Obama will give Putin his scariest stare! O thay, but not too scary.
Sure he could. He'd-(sternly)-draw a red line across the northern boarders of WA, ID, MT, ND and MN.
That'd probably do it alright!
Wrecking the military is all part of the plan to destroy the US.
THANK YOU! Love it. Going to post on FB.
Everyone needs to see this. Perfect.
Interesting analysis. Do you see Saudi fingerprints in any other areas? I think I do.
Tinkle down his leg.
Obama endorses all behavior that diminishes America’s position in the world.
Well, to be entirely correct, everyone has the goods on Obama. I mean, his entire history is pretty well documented here and elsewhere on the net. So the issue isn't about actual facts, but about media & information.
He is the very definition of a compromised person - purposely placed at his current level to be easily controlled. So the question comes down to not just why he was placed in his position, and what his handlers expect to achieve.
The bankers/MIC have earned $trillions upon $trillions using 'Bama as a shell "buyer". Now it's Putin's term to use someone so woefully compromised that he can be anyone's bitch at their beck & call.
Some day, Obama might consider that his deal to just hang around getting stoned & playing golf might be exceeding his already low threshold. If his backers can no longer get anything useful out of him, and he's now more valuable to people like Putin, then we could see movement after the 2014 elections to finally remove his sorry ass.
Which reporter will ask him or the spokesboy what they were talking about there? How do the presstitutes sleep at night?
My prediction: None.
How do the presstitutes sleep at night?
I hope that he’ll do nothing. That’s better than doing something because every time the POS does something, it harms this country.
Moscow has said no to Saudi Arabias alleged proposal of a rich arms deal and protection of Russias gas interests in the Middle East in exchange for abandoning Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Arab and European diplomats.
According to an undisclosed European diplomat, Prince Bandar proposed the deal and told Putin that “whatever regime comes after” Assad will be “completely” in Riyadhs hands. The Prince reportedly stated that if the deal was accepted, Saudi Arabia would not sign any contracts damaging Russian interests by allowing Gulf countries to transport its gas across Syria to Europe.