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Marco Rubio: Russia is a government of 'liars'
Washington Examiner ^ | March2, 2014 | Susan Crabtree

Posted on 03/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PST by don-o

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.”

Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press,” Rubio reacted to Russia's Friday invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine by calling the Russian government “liars” that the U.S. cannot trust.

“Let's call it what it is,” Rubio said. “They are lying – this government is a government of liars, the Russian government. You see what's happening now in Crimea. I mean, they're claiming they're not there. You've got these individuals showing up in unmarked uniforms, wearing masks, but clearly they're Russian troops, even if they refuse to acknowledge it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crimea; florida; marcorubio; rubio; russia; russialies; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
And your point is, Marco?
1 posted on 03/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Yeah, well, Obama warned them. What more do you want? /s

This is the same Russia that Reagan stared down and other leaders kept in check. Obama? Bwahahahaha.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:07 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: don-o

Well, he’s right, and what he should be doing is calling for a meeting of the US, the UK and Russia, who all signed an agreement guaranteeing Ukraine’s borders.

Mind you, I think the best thing might be to divide the country, since a large part of it actually is still Russian identified, particularly the Crimea. But this should be done through treaty and not through force.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:07 AM PST by livius
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To: don-o

Unfortunately we now have a government of liars as well.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:09 AM PST by PAR
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To: don-o

2ndDivisionVet: USA is a government of liars, fools and dupes.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: don-o

ALL governments are governments of LIARS, especially in foreign affairs.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:20 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: don-o

LOL! And our isn’t? It finally dawned on me the other day. D.C. stands for Dunce Caps.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:23 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: don-o

Marco, I appreciate your concern over the Russian invasion, but what about the MEXICAN INVASION!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 9:10:32 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: don-o

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis”

Wait a minute I thought he was talking about DC in general and Obama.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 9:11:02 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: don-o

I don’t know which govt. lies more, theirs or ours.

If you like your health plan you can keep your health plan period.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 9:11:14 AM PST by staytrue
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To: don-o

The Obama regime is a government of liars.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 9:13:10 AM PST by STJPII
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To: don-o

Mr Rubio, may I introduce you to the American government (Mr. Pot) and the Russian government (Mr. Kettle).

Why yes, Senator, you are very astute to notice that they are both very much black.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 9:13:28 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: don-o

Hey! I’m watching Netflix here. I don’t have time for this.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:53 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: don-o

Thank God our politicians tell the truth!


14 posted on 03/02/2014 9:15:55 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: don-o

FUMR

This from a guy who calls criminal illegal alien invaders “Undocumented”


15 posted on 03/02/2014 9:21:50 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: don-o

Well they have a long way to go to even approach anyway near the mac daddy administration as liars.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 9:22:12 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: null and void

This opinion offers some insight
https://tendancecoatesy.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/ukraine-everything-you-know-may-be-wrong/

“3. Everything you think you know about Ukraine is wrong.

Everyone looking for a proxy side to support or oppose in the Ukraine political dynamic will be disappointed. Ukraine politics go by their own rules. Today’s neoliberal ultranationalist could be tomorrow’s Kremlin ally, and visa-versa. Just look at what happened to the Orange Revolution—nothing. To wit:

a) One Orange Revolution leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, wound up turning against her partner Viktor Yushchenko and allying with Yanukovych to strip Yushchenko of presidential powers; later, Tymoshenko allied with the Kremlin against Yushchenko; now she’s free from jail and the presumptive leader of the anti-Yanukovych forces.

b) The other Orange leader—the pro-EU, anti-Kremlin Viktor Yushchenko—wound up allying with pro-Kremlin Yanukovych to jail Yulia Tymoshenko.

c) John McCain has been the big driving force for regime change against Yanukovych, but McCain’s 2008 campaign chief’s lobby firm, Davis Manafort, managed Yanukovych’s political campaigns and his lobbying efforts in the US.

d) Anthony Podesta, brother of President Obama’s senior advisor John Podesta, is anotherYanukovych lobbyist; John Podesta was the chief of Obama’s 2008 transition team..”


17 posted on 03/02/2014 9:22:37 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: livius
Mind you, I think the best thing might be to divide the country, since a large part of it actually is still Russian identified, particularly the Crimea. But this should be done through treaty and not through force.

I don't disagree with you about dividing the country. But I would be more specific about your statement that "a large part of it is actually Russian identified...".

According to a 2001 Ukraine census 78.1 identify their ethnicity as "Ukrainian" while 17.3 percent identify their ethnicity as Russian.

18 posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:08 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: don-o
Marco is still running from his illegal immigration Gang of eight boondoggle. Trying to act like someone of relevance.

Marco, McCain, and Graham have caused almost as much, if not more, damage to the US then obummer and his band of idiots.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 9:26:08 AM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: don-o

LOL - that’s rich. Russia is a government of liars.

Pot - kettle.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 9:31:36 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: don-o

“Let’s call it what it is,” Rubio said. “They are lying – this government is a government of liars...”

Hey Marco... and the REST of you RINOS...

Why the silence about OUR government HERE???

I’ll call it for what it is too - a bunch of CORRUPT LIARS!!!
And willing accomplices from the so-called ‘opposition’ party!!!

You have business to fix HERE, Marco.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 9:32:27 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: don-o

Marco Amnesty has found liars OUTSIDE the US government!


22 posted on 03/02/2014 9:42:54 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: don-o
Worry about THIS government having descended into a government of lies and the liars that speak them...
23 posted on 03/02/2014 9:49:00 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: don-o

That’s funny. An American politician calling some others country’s politicians liars!! Good one Marco!


24 posted on 03/02/2014 9:50:18 AM PST by pgkdan
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Less than $3.8k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

25 posted on 03/02/2014 9:50:45 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: don-o

So is ours.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 9:59:39 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: don-o

Its not like they said they wouldn’t support any form of immigration reform that didn’t start with securing the border.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: livius

I think that makes sense.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 10:22:09 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marco Rubio- Recent correspondence course graduate of the John McCain School of Foreign Affairs.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 10:26:15 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: don-o

and our government isn;t?


30 posted on 03/02/2014 10:26:43 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Hey Mr. Rubio,

Russia is sick of being humiliated and pushed around by ignorant outsiders’: MoS columnist PETER HITCHENS says Putin DOES have a right to intervene

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2571139/Russia-sick-humiliated-pushed-ignorant-outsiders-MoS-columnist-PETER-HITCHENS-says-Putin-DOES-right-intervene.html#ixzz2upbHhOPq


31 posted on 03/02/2014 10:27:05 AM PST by Right-wing Librarian
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To: don-o

Marco,

Remove the plank from your own eye before complaining about the splinters in Russia’s eyes.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 10:45:49 AM PST by Parmy
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To: don-o

So is ours.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 10:58:38 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: joethedrummer

“Let’s call it what it is,” Rubio said. “They are lying – this government is a government of liars...”


Unless and until some politician shouts about the Augean stables in DeeCee and starts action to clean out the commies/moslems/traitors/thugs, they have no business kvetching about Russia.


34 posted on 03/02/2014 10:59:09 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: don-o

Marco Rubio: Russia is a government of ‘liars’

Pot - kettle


35 posted on 03/02/2014 10:59:29 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: don-o

Hey Marco, turn the mirror on congress, the white house and the media... everybody knows Russia and Putin are liars, but do must we be deceived by our own government?


36 posted on 03/02/2014 11:17:38 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: don-o

Pot, meet kettle.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 11:18:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: don-o
" calling the Russian government “liars” that the U.S. cannot trust."

Casting stones in a glass house can be dangerous.

38 posted on 03/02/2014 11:23:38 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: don-o

Takes one to know one.


39 posted on 03/02/2014 11:24:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: PAR

Unfortunately we now have a government of liars as well.

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As is the European union, with its global warming fraud and penalization of free speech criticizing homosexuals.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 11:51:25 AM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: don-o

And Rubio was going to trust Obama to enforce Immigration laws.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 12:13:03 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: don-o

And a government that uses the IRS as a weapon against its own people, is silent about the murder of four Americans at Benghazi, has lied repeatedly about the blessings of Obamacare headed by a president whose background is an enigma is one that can be trusted, right?


42 posted on 03/02/2014 12:23:03 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: don-o

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis ...
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‘the U.S.’ could easily be substituted for ‘Russia’ in that statement and it would properly depict how the rest of the world views what the Obama regime has done to America’s reputation.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 3:02:41 PM PST by octex
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