Skip to comments.Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine
Posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:38 AM PST by McGruff
In an op-ed piece that appeared in Politico, Sen. Marco Rubio, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Russia's military intervention in Ukraine calls for no less than "immediate and decisive U.S. leadership."
Rubio said that the conflict can escalate, with broader repercussions in the region, and that the United States must act swiftly and condemn Russia's actions.
Russia's illegal military incursion in the Crimea region in Ukraine is a grave violation of a nation's sovereignty and cannot go unpunished," Rubio said in the Politico piece. "First, President Obama should speak unequivocally and call this what it is: a military invasion. Second, President Obama should dispatch Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel to Kiev to show U.S. support for Ukraine's transitional government. Third, the U.S. should rally our allies to boycott this June's G8 summit in Sochi."
Rubio, a Florida Republican who frequently has accused the Obama administration of being too slow to react to international crises, said Russia needs to be handed consequences if it does not retreat.
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Oh Really? What would you do, send troops over there?
Rubio can send his beloved Dreamers over there to fight.
Note to all the Beltway Paycheck CONservatives, this issue is a distraction so far. Because not till the Hitler card is played will it be serious enough to start renewing some defense contractor contracts. Maybe some of you operator special forces retired types can get some training contracts, but more than likely they will go IDF types over you (they got more pull, but you will get the scraps trust your leaders, they got your back). So in short there is no real sizzle till the Hitler card is played against Pooty Putin.
Rubio is starting to sound like Obama. - Tom
In an op-ed piece that appeared in Politico, Sen. Marco Rubio, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine calls for no less than “immediate and decisive U.S. leadership.”
Hey Marco mac daddy has it under control, he has drawn a red line and will not hesitate many many more.
So you want to attack Russia, Rube?
This is something for the Ukrainians themselves to decide, if their sovereignty is worth fighting for or not.
The next would be the continental Europeans. Are they willing to fight for Ukrainian sovereignty? Because it does affect them more than it does us.
NATO can supply ammo if it comes to that. But a war between Ukraine and Russia seems like a family squabble that we should stay out of.
Here’s a decisive move — tell the Ukrainians to get along without the Crimea and some of their eastern provinces.
Rubio and Republicans in general shouldn’t let themselves be distracted from focusing on the next election, Obamacare and the budget.
I am sure Obama welcomes anything that distracts from it.
Rubio is playing into Obama’s hand, helping with the distraction and branding Republicans as “war mongers”.
Rubio is turning out to be a major disappointment.
Rubio has been hanging around with that Gang of 2 again — McCain and Gramnesty.
TOUGH TALK FROM THE GOP-E.
FYI, the foreign policy of the US has been considered “bipartisan” since World War II so it should come as no surprise that the GOP will echo rhetoric now coming out of Kerry’s mouth.
Here's a pic from that 90 minute good talking to that BO gave to Vlad. Note well the optics - got his sleeves rolled up.
Putin will do as he wishes.
We are powerless to stop him.
Our adrift politicians lust after every distraction.
Maybe rubio should be more assertive about dealing with the mexican incursion currently under way at our southern border. Putin’s land grab pales in comparison just by sheer numbers of invaders from our south.
The Obama administration recently pissed off the Chinese and the Russians bad - very bad. There has been absolutely nothing in the main stream media about this - nothing - not even on Fox. So bad that it was the tipping point of what we see transpiring now in the Ukraine and soon to be in Southeast Asia.
This is not the Russians acting alone my FRiends.
I has similar thoughts yesterday morning. What if Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and a few others decide all at one time to challenge The One?
Things could get mighty dicey in the coming days.
Stay out of it. IMHO. With the freak in the WH and his handlers, nothing good will come of anything they do.
Russia will keep open their path to the sea.
Interesting that you mention that.
Looks like a clear boundary there.
Maybe rubio should be more assertive about dealing with the mexican incursion currently under way at our southern border. Putins land grab pales in comparison just by sheer numbers of invaders from our south.
Best post on the topic.
What’s with the hand on the hips. Looks like a girl.
He's mirroring Michelle - the scariest person he knows.
Only China and Russia my FRiend.
a) Freeze all Russian assets in the US and the EU
b)Travel bans on Russian officials/oligarchs
c)Send US air defense units to Poland and the Baltic states
d)Offer EU and NATO membership immediately to Ukraine
e)Have the Polish army go on "maneuvers" next to the Kaliningrad Oblast
f)Have the Romanian army go on "maneuvers" next to Moldova
g)Go after Russian clients in Syria, Venezuela, etc.
h)If the Germans object to (a) or (b), have an "accident" disable the Baltic gas pipeline (German faithlessness should not go cost free)
My guess is none of these things will be done because they require leadership and planning: we had months of growing evidence of Russian intentions and prepared for nothing.
The press is already in full fellatio mode explaining to the American people that "nothing can be done" to provide cover for the corrupt incompetent in the White Hut.
I don't understand why I see so many on FR excusing Putin-- there seem to be many "conservatives" here whose hatred of Obama is so deep that they would make common cause with our nation's enemies as long as it hurts Obama. That's the same thing the treasonous left has done since the 60's, and we shouldn't go there.
I also understand the principled case for isolationism, but that would require re-gaining control of our economy from the globalists and many other political changes that are unlikely. But at least we owe our allies a plain statement that we are withdrawing any security guarantees first.
The lesson of willful American impotence will not be lost on China or anyone else: you can look forward to Chinese seizure of islands in the South China Sea shortly.
Pootey wants Crimea to protect his military port on the Black Sea. So he shall have it. I doubt he will try to take and keep all of the Ukraine as it will have the same outcome as Afghanistan. A war of attrition from a group of people who hate Russia’s guts. He can have the Crimea back with little or no punishment.
He was always going to do this.
What “decisive” action is he asking for?
and how about a strongly worded letter too?
Where is the storied institution, THE UNITED NATIONS??
That’s the most the US can do at this point: Publicly embarrass Putin by using the UN.
Likewise, with the abuses by the socialist regime in Venzuela, where is the United Nations???
Seems the UN only comes to rescue socialist or Muzziger nations.
I personally would shut-up, and let Obama own the situation 100%
but that’s just me...
Rubio just proved to me he is the jackass I kind of thought he was. This guy with no USA military service that I know of wants or will let others die for the foolishness that comes out of his mouth. Who is he to ask Russia to ‘retreat’? Having family roots in various parts of the old Soviet Union and Ukrainian friends here in the USA I am more knowledgeable than some wiseacre cheap talking politician. My only sibling brother died fighting for the USA on Okinawa in WWII. I was being outfitted for the invasion of Japan. I think/believe I know more about war and it’s consequences than politicians like Rubio. The huff and puff between Russia and Ukraine is their is their hot air to live with.
China is on Russia’s side on the UN so there are 2 vetos right there. And France and UK won’t do anything either.
This is McCains dream war but who’s going to pay for it?America is broke!
Marco, stick with being concerned about Venezuela.
Stick it to the commies in Cuba and America, who want Venezuela to be a communist run puppet state controlled by
I totally agree!Let Obama have all the rope so he can hang himself.
Notice this ‘scary’ pose with his hip out of joint, hand defiantly on his hip, ‘wave’ jeans, and since he is looking down, MUST BE LISTENING, unless there is a teleprompter down there.
Another pic in the Washington Times today shows the ahole standing by the desk with ONE FOOT ON IT.
This clown has absolutely no class whatsover.
I followed the link you provided but didn’t get what Obama did to pi*s off the Chinese and Russians. More info?
Take a good look at that bumbling fool. He thinks this photo is going to depict him looking presidential? Really?
He looks like he just got back from a Starbucks run. Next he’ll head over to Walmart.
He has all the charisma of a wet sock.
This is a somewhat different point of view:
Will The Ukrainian Coup detat Spark WWIII ? Episode 302
I found this to be a good clip also:
Ukraine Navy Flagship Takes Russias Side As Entire Navy Command Resigns!
Will be up by tomorrow :-)
Exactly. I think Rubio needs to stick to chasing amnesty for illegals. He's much better at that.
I don’t like waiting.
Well, except for sending Kerry and Hagel to Kiev...but toward what end?
I suspect neither wants to go.
If they did would the promise to defend the new Ukrainian "Government" against Russian aggression?
It's apparent Rubio is no more suited for the White House than the current occupant and Cruz is showing no better.
It's a damn shame.