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Rogers: Putin 'Running Circles' Around The United States
Fox News ^ | 3-2-2014 | Fox News

Posted on 03/02/2014 10:49:38 AM PST by blam

Rogers: Putin 'Running Circles' Around The United States

Published March 02, 2014
FoxNews.com

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday the crisis in Ukraine presents another situation in which President Obama is getting out-maneuvered on the global stage by Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles.”

“It’s not even close,” Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told “Fox News Sunday.”

His remarks follow Russia sending troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region, amid Ukraine’s months-long political upheaval in which residents in late February ousted their leader.

Though Rogers often calls on the Obama administration to be more aggressive on foreign policy, he outlined a measured approach that called for sanctions but cautioned against sending the U.S. Navy into the region.

“Sending [forces] into the Black Sea is not a good idea right now,” he said. “There are not a lot of [military] options on the table.”

Obama said Friday "there will be costs" should Russia take any military action in Ukraine.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; obama; obamaukraine; putin; russia; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
Affirmitive Action doesn't work in the presidency either.

And...a guy who threw his military medals away is making threats to Putin...what a joke we've become.

1 posted on 03/02/2014 10:49:38 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Putin is dreaming of empire. Obama is dreaming of his next white house party.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 10:52:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blam

We’ve come to expect this from the degenerate in chief


3 posted on 03/02/2014 10:52:31 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: blam

Yes, but we have a wonderfully progressive policy for transgenders in the Military

Take that, Putin!!


4 posted on 03/02/2014 10:52:59 AM PST by PGR88
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To: blam
He is demonstrating his flexibility. All part of his ‘America Last’ plan. Being ‘outmaneuvered’ is a smoke screen.
5 posted on 03/02/2014 10:53:14 AM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: blam
"Putin's playing chess ... we’re playing marbles" Mike Rogers, R-Mich

LOL - Rogers gets it...

6 posted on 03/02/2014 10:54:16 AM PST by GOPJ ("Putin's playing chess ... we’re playing marbles" - - Mike Rogers, R-Mich)
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To: blam
Does not look good for Ukraine:

Ukraine's New Navy Head Denis Berezovsky Defects After Just One Day On The Post

This time it is not Russian media but the BBC who reports it. In the linked piece there is also a map of cities in the east of Ukraine that have hoisted the Russian flag. If that is true (needs independent confirmation) Ukraine will be partitioned long before the EU foreign ministers have had their pre-meeting coffee tomorrow.

Marbles vs chess....

7 posted on 03/02/2014 10:54:49 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: blam
C-o-r-r-e-c-t-i-o-n:
Pukey Putin running circles around ZERO.
ZERO ain't the USA.
He just lied and cheated his way to the presidency.
8 posted on 03/02/2014 10:55:28 AM PST by DeaconRed (Back to basics FUBO FUJB FUHRC! ! ! !)
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To: PGR88
"Yes, but we have a wonderfully progressive policy for transgenders in the Military"

With pink purses and uniforms, and safe bullets that don't have to be fired from scary assault rifles.

9 posted on 03/02/2014 10:55:32 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blam

10 posted on 03/02/2014 10:55:42 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: blam

Where’s that Foreign Policy Genius Joe Biden when his boss needs him?


11 posted on 03/02/2014 10:58:06 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: blam

Putin sees not end to his world power anymore.


12 posted on 03/02/2014 10:58:51 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: blam

!


13 posted on 03/02/2014 11:03:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: blam
This comes as absolutely no surprise to me.

Putin's hardline Old Soviet background, his yearning for the halcyon days of glory, confrontation ofthe empire that was once the See See See Pee, has never left his inherently hegemonistic Machiavellian machinations.

He had been playing the reformulated Soviet barbarian in every single position of power many times over, patiently laying down the foundation as "heralded" neo-civilized Russian statesman finally cashing in his chips, none of them Bit-coin, I'm sure.

14 posted on 03/02/2014 11:13:39 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Viennacon

One aspect of this I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere is the impact of Snowden on all of this.

The reports were that he made out with the “crown jewels”. A lot of the the stuff he had about domestic ops was released but I’d suggest he also made out with quite a bit about foreign ops and military related information as well.

Putin likely has the entire gamut of NSA sources and methods at his disposal and that could be putting Obama in a severe bind here.

It would be very easy for Putin to blackmail us over that information. “If you do anything...”

Of course he’s not going to admit it because he’ll look even weaker but I’d think that may be affecting his calculus here.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 11:15:41 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: Viennacon

One aspect of this I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere is the impact of Snowden on all of this.

The reports were that he made out with the “crown jewels”. A lot of the the stuff he had about domestic ops was released but I’d suggest he also made out with quite a bit about foreign ops and military related information as well.

Putin likely has the entire gamut of NSA sources and methods at his disposal and that could be putting Obama in a severe bind here.

It would be very easy for Putin to blackmail us over that information. “If you do anything...”

Of course he’s not going to admit it because he’ll look even weaker but I’d think that may be affecting his calculus here.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 11:15:42 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: Enterprise

Earlier everyone on some TV show was bending over backwards to praise our military. Saying things like “They’re the greatest army in the world” and “They’re the most patriotic army in the world”. My wife added “And they’re the gayest army in the world.”


17 posted on 03/02/2014 11:19:25 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: blam

Playing marbles? More like tiddly winks.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 11:20:09 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jeltz25
Putin likely has the entire gamut of NSA sources and methods at his disposal

Drop the word "likely" and you're spot on.

19 posted on 03/02/2014 11:22:00 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“My wife added “And they’re the gayest army in the world.”

I am waiting for Obama to send some of these “Rainbow Divisions” into action.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 11:25:33 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21
I am waiting for Obama to send some of these “Rainbow Divisions” into action.

"They've hit Buddy....Come on, Girls!"

21 posted on 03/02/2014 11:27:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: blam; All

give obama credit- he said he was going to hit the rest button on relations with russia and he has reset them- to 1979...

just like today in 1979 a far left wing president (carter) got stomped by a russian president (Brezhnev)...


22 posted on 03/02/2014 11:27:16 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: blam

Wonder how our 2 astronauts on the ISS are going to get home?


23 posted on 03/02/2014 11:28:12 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL, sadly...


24 posted on 03/02/2014 11:30:28 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: deadrock

He is demonstrating his flexibility. All part of his ‘America Last’ plan. Being ‘outmaneuvered’ is a smoke screen.


That’s a fact.

Obama’s not even putting up a pretense of trying to resist - he is enabling Putin


25 posted on 03/02/2014 11:30:31 AM PST by rdcbn
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Woo Hoo!

Less than $3.3k to go!!
GIT-R-DONE!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

26 posted on 03/02/2014 11:33:19 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: blam

This president, and the entire us federal government for that matter, needs to be impeached and convicted for becoming an absolute, useless, pointless joke.

America has become a limp wristed fairy.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 11:35:39 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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28 posted on 03/02/2014 12:04:45 PM PST by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: blam
"Though Rogers often calls on the Obama administration to be more aggressive on foreign policy, he outlined a measured approach that called for sanctions but cautioned against sending the U.S. Navy into the region. "

Does anyone want to declare war and use a military option?

29 posted on 03/02/2014 12:07:55 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: blam

Meanwhile O’Bammy has declared his intention to cut back our military to pre-WWII size so was to be able to keep those EBT cards full every month until the end of his term.

Of course our population pre-WWII was fare less than today so in per-capita terms our military will be fare weaker than then.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 12:22:24 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: blam
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Sunday the crisis in Ukraine presents another situation in which President Obama is getting out-maneuvered on the global stage by Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles.”

And our marble player is the one who starts the match with 100 marbles and goes home with none.
31 posted on 03/02/2014 12:57:26 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: blam

32 posted on 03/02/2014 2:06:10 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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