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Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine
Fox News Latino ^ | March 01, 2014

Posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:38 AM PST by McGruff

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Full title is "Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine, But U.S. Options May Be Limited"

Oh Really? What would you do, send troops over there?

1 posted on 03/02/2014 9:14:38 AM PST by McGruff
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Rubio can send his beloved Dreamers over there to fight.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 9:16:19 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: McGruff

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.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 9:18:12 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: McGruff
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.

Rubio is starting to sound like Obama. - Tom

4 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:17 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: McGruff
I was thinking the same thing. Do we plan on sending over troop? Will there be “peace keepers?” What is the exit strategy?
5 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:24 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 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.”

Hey Marco mac daddy has it under control, he has drawn a red line and will not hesitate many many more.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:34 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: McGruff
McGruff from the title:" Sen. Marco Rubio Urges Decisive Action Over Russian Military Move Against Ukraine " According to Drudge, an article in 'The Weekly Standard' states that the president didn't even attend the weekly Nation Security meeting
prior to issueing his statement on the Russia- Ukraine attack in the Crimea .
He was , instead , briefed by Samantha Powers .
That says it all ! Another AWOL during a crisis .

7 posted on 03/02/2014 9:19:45 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: McGruff

So you want to attack Russia, Rube?


8 posted on 03/02/2014 9:20:39 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: McGruff

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.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 9:21:14 AM PST by marron
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Here’s a decisive move — tell the Ukrainians to get along without the Crimea and some of their eastern provinces.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 9:24:33 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff

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.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:04 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Second, President Obama should dispatch Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel to Kiev to show U.S. support for Ukraine's transitional government.

That will let Russia know we mean business!!!
12 posted on 03/02/2014 9:25:39 AM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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Rubio has been hanging around with that Gang of 2 again — McCain and Gramnesty.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 9:26:01 AM PST by TomGuy
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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.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 9:26:35 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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"First, President Obama should speak unequivocally and call this what it is: a military invasion.

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.

 photo otoputin.jpg

15 posted on 03/02/2014 9:27:01 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: McGruff

Putin will do as he wishes.
We are powerless to stop him.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 9:28:05 AM PST by MistrX
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To: McGruff

Our adrift politicians lust after every distraction.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 9:29:52 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: McGruff

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.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 9:29:53 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: McGruff
America better think very quickly about what their next move is - but in my humble opinion, it would appear to be a checkmate.

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.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

19 posted on 03/02/2014 9:30:34 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: Nextrush
it should come as no surprise that the GOP will echo rhetoric now coming out of Kerry’s mouth.

This morning on This Week, SoS Kerry stated that "all options are on the table."

Spam, ham, bologna, tofu, tossed salad, roast beef, KFC, etc.?
20 posted on 03/02/2014 9:31:24 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: expatguy

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.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 9:34:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: McGruff

Stay out of it. IMHO. With the freak in the WH and his handlers, nothing good will come of anything they do.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 9:34:38 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: McGruff

Russia will keep open their path to the sea.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 9:34:56 AM PST by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Uncle Chip
tell the Ukrainians to get along without the Crimea and some of their eastern provinces.

Interesting that you mention that.

Looks like a clear boundary there.

24 posted on 03/02/2014 9:35:17 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: factoryrat

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.


Best post on the topic.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 9:36:24 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

What’s with the hand on the hips. Looks like a girl.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 9:37:58 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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What’s with the hand on the hips. Looks like a girl.

He's mirroring Michelle - the scariest person he knows.

27 posted on 03/02/2014 9:41:27 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: jimbo123

+1 lol!!!!


28 posted on 03/02/2014 9:42:16 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: TomGuy

Only China and Russia my FRiend.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 9:43:27 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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To: McGruff
There are many things that can be done:

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.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 9:49:45 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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Less than $3.8k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

31 posted on 03/02/2014 9:52:20 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: MistrX

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.


32 posted on 03/02/2014 9:56:34 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: McGruff

What “decisive” action is he asking for?


33 posted on 03/02/2014 9:57:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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"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.

and how about a strongly worded letter too?

34 posted on 03/02/2014 9:58:39 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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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.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 10:04:57 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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I personally would shut-up, and let Obama own the situation 100%

but that’s just me...


36 posted on 03/02/2014 10:08:25 AM PST by PGR88
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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.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 10:10:47 AM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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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.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by jimbo123
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This is McCains dream war but who’s going to pay for it?America is broke!


39 posted on 03/02/2014 10:14:34 AM PST by plainshame
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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
Cuba commies.

http://search.comcast.net/search/?cat=web&con=toolbar&q=Marco+Rubio+comments+on+Venezuela


40 posted on 03/02/2014 10:16:36 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: PGR88

I totally agree!Let Obama have all the rope so he can hang himself.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 10:17:12 AM PST by plainshame
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To: don-o

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.


42 posted on 03/02/2014 10:18:22 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: expatguy

I followed the link you provided but didn’t get what Obama did to pi*s off the Chinese and Russians. More info?


43 posted on 03/02/2014 10:20:05 AM PST by Rusty0604
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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.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 10:20:39 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: McGruff

Hi,

This is a somewhat different point of view:

Will The Ukrainian Coup d’etat Spark WWIII ? — Episode 302

http://thevictoryreport.org/ukrainian-wwiii-episode/


45 posted on 03/02/2014 10:22:52 AM PST by Right-wing Librarian
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I found this to be a good clip also:

Ukraine Navy Flagship Takes Russia’s Side As Entire Navy Command Resigns!

http://thevictoryreport.org/ukraine-flagship-russias/


46 posted on 03/02/2014 10:25:06 AM PST by Right-wing Librarian
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Will be up by tomorrow :-)


47 posted on 03/02/2014 10:27:11 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia")
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Oh Really? What would you do, send troops over there?

Exactly. I think Rubio needs to stick to chasing amnesty for illegals. He's much better at that.

48 posted on 03/02/2014 10:27:24 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: expatguy

I don’t like waiting.


49 posted on 03/02/2014 10:29:33 AM PST by Rusty0604
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So, Sen Marco Rubia proposes to do exactly what Obama is doing?

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.

50 posted on 03/02/2014 10:36:00 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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