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.
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.
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.