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US moves to isolate Russia from 'community of civilized nations'
The Hill ^ | 2 March 14 | Russell Berman

Posted on 03/02/2014 5:26:16 PM PST by SkyPilot

The Obama administration on Sunday worked to isolate Russia on the world stage even as its president, Vladimir Putin, showed no signs of rolling back his military intervention in Ukraine.

President Obama spoke by phone with leaders from Great Britain, Germany and Poland, and he dispatched Secretary of State to Kiev on Tuesday for a show of solidarity with the new Ukrainian government.

After suspending preparations for an upcoming Group of 8 summit in Sochi, the administration began canceling lower-level diplomatic and economic meetings with Russian counterparts. And senior administration officials warned that Russia could be booted from the G8 altogether and that its economy would suffer because of Putin’s decision to occupy the Crimean peninsula following the ouster last week of Ukraine’s pro-Russia president, Viktor Yakunovych.

The strategy, described in a briefing senior administration officials on the condition of anonymity, was aimed at demonstrating to Putin that his intervention in Crimea would not go unpunished while also offering him “an offramp” if he chose to reverse course.

“It is Russia’s choice to behave in this manner,” one senior administration said, or whether it wants to return “to the community of civilized nations.”

Yet it was unclear Sunday if Putin cared or was even listening to the condemnation of Obama and U.S. allies. He sought and received authorization from the Russian parliament for military force just hours after Obama warned him to stay out of Ukraine, and administration officials acknowledged that Russia had reinforced its military position over the weekend.

The administration officials said more than 6,000 Russian troops in Ukraine and that its forces now had “completely operational control of Crimea.” The U.S. has seen evidence of unrest and “ethnic skirmishes” in eastern Ukraine, an official said...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: brzezinski; eurasianunion; eussr; multipolarworld; obama; putin; russia; secondworld; soros; ukraine
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Oh brother.

Not the comfy chair?!

Comfy Chair

“Right now we are focused on political and economic and diplomatic options,” a senior administration official said. “We are looking to de-escalate this.”

No kidding. TRANSLATION: we are peeing our pants over here.

Asked if the administration had any reason to believe Putin was responding to the pressure and the condemnation, a senior official replied with a implicit shot at former President George W. Bush: “We in this administration have made it a practice not to look into Vladimir Putin’s soul,” the official said.

Blame Bush?! And Kerry is saying that PUTIN is DESPERATE?

1 posted on 03/02/2014 5:26:16 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Besides Obammy and Kerry would prefer to work on supporting gay pride around the world.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 5:27:56 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

Yes; that’s much more important than actually maintaining the peace against aggressors.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 5:28:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SkyPilot

if looks could kill,,,,barry could simply email his photo....to all offensive parties


4 posted on 03/02/2014 5:30:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( typos happen, expect many of them in my posts)
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To: SkyPilot
shouldn't we move there first..
given our feral citizens/pols.

5 posted on 03/02/2014 5:30:24 PM 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: SkyPilot

Well, it’s not as if they won’t have any buddies. There are more uncivilized nations every day.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 5:31:12 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: KC_Lion

PING!

Hey KC, remember me saying Fallout isn’t gonna be just a videogame? Between this idiot and the GOP pushing it, we are gonna feel the power of Atom and be divided real soon now.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 5:32:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SkyPilot
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8 posted on 03/02/2014 5:33:20 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SkyPilot

These Obastard acolytes are pathetic...

they destroy everything they come in to contact with.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 5:35:01 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SkyPilot

Who is going to isolate our out-of-control tyrant from the ‘community of civilized nations’?


10 posted on 03/02/2014 5:37:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SkyPilot

Best outcome of this situation is that articles of impeachment are drawn up against the imposter for his blatant massive unprecedented incompetence as (hard to type it) commander in chief.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 5:39:14 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: SkyPilot

981 days until this fool is out of office


12 posted on 03/02/2014 5:39:45 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SkyPilot

Can we say Wag the Dog???


13 posted on 03/02/2014 5:39:56 PM PST by petitfour
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No worries. This is all lesser evil. CuZ if it were seriez I’m sure the GOP would be reining him in...any day now...real soon....

They’ll hold his feet to the fire bu God! McCain and Lindsay will be right on it!


14 posted on 03/02/2014 5:40:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SkyPilot

I’m thinking since that didn’t happen when they were slaughtering folks by the millions in the old USSR it’s probably not going to happen because they hurt Obama’s feelings.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 5:41:00 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SkyPilot
President Obama spoke by phone with leaders from Great Britain, Germany and Poland,

Ahh yes, Poland, the country you refused to give those missile defense sites to.

16 posted on 03/02/2014 5:42:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SkyPilot
'community of civilized nations'

Like Iran and Zimbabwe?
17 posted on 03/02/2014 5:42:12 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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- “I can be ‘more flexible’ after the election - tell Putin….” - Barack Hussein Obama Junior - early 2012


18 posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:07 PM PST by devolve (- and so I face the vinyl curtain - I will still misspell the simplest words - I did it my whey)
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To: MeshugeMikey

if looks could kill,,,,barry could simply email his photo....to all offensive parties
= = = = = = = = = = = =
Now Now....

He has practiced this ‘hard’ ‘do you know who you are messing with’ look for weeks.

Also doubles as his “Wutchu talkin’ bout Willis” look.

If this SOB wasn’t fixing to get us NUKED, big time, it would be quite hilarious.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:30 PM 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: dfwgator

RACIST!!! You hate Barry cuz hes a black people! You cant state facts in public!!!!


20 posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:38 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: dfwgator

I believe that wasn’t the only country who got sc*****.I believe Obama abandoned the entire Missile program in the region. Didn’t Obama also take some troops out of Germany?


21 posted on 03/02/2014 5:46:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SkyPilot

“And in other news, one of the coldest winters on record has Russia considering withholding for its own use supplies of natural gas normally bound for Europe through its pipeline network. Such a move could be seen as isolating the continent from needed energy.”


22 posted on 03/02/2014 5:46:19 PM PST by Tonytitan
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To: SkyPilot

The Russians are just heartbroken, I’m sure.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 5:47:19 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: SkyPilot

Is America still technically regarded a civilized nation? Especially as the country is devolving into a corrupt, one-party banana-republic, and whose prime foreign policy agenda is promoting homosex?


24 posted on 03/02/2014 5:48:00 PM PST by greene66
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To: SkyPilot

Hey Berry, want a trip to the space station?


25 posted on 03/02/2014 5:48:21 PM PST by sasquatch
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Less than $2.7k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

26 posted on 03/02/2014 5:50:12 PM 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: SkyPilot
Headline: US moves to isolate Russia from 'community of civilized nations'

How well did that work 80 years ago when Japan invaded China ?

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!"
--Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
--Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás (George Santayana)

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
--Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)

27 posted on 03/02/2014 5:52:23 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: RightGeek

The whole rainbow in your face thing is because the demonicrats fear Ted Cruz, he will take away the hispanic advantage, and the demonicrats think they will need to replace them with a larger share of the LGBT vote.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 5:54:46 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS; Army Air Corps; Lazamataz
We can build a Snowman during the Nuclear Winter!!

I know that is what I was thinking about when I was out patrolling the Mojave.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 5:54:56 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

ROFL. Boone. Mr tons of fun.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 5:58:53 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

981 days left and we could be all the back to the Stalin era. With in one month Russia will be a super power again. I feel we are right about 1963 now. 17.5 trillion in short term debt and losing everywhere Putin can have what ever he wants. 981 days you won’t recognize the world. But we will have health care. EU could always right some more rules or threaten Putin with an army of men wielding baguettes. 981 days maybe Cuba could rise from the dead.


31 posted on 03/02/2014 5:59:56 PM PST by magua
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To: KC_Lion

Ever wonder why Tenpenny looks sorta like Soros? Ever feel like you live in Megaton?

These and other questions will soon be answered by Vlad Putin. But it’s a lesser evil...


32 posted on 03/02/2014 6:00:24 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SkyPilot
US moves to isolate Russia from 'community of civilized nations' and it's self from God
33 posted on 03/02/2014 6:01:10 PM 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: KC_Lion

BWAHAHAHA!


34 posted on 03/02/2014 6:02:33 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SkyPilot

How’s that RESET button working for you, bunkie?


35 posted on 03/02/2014 6:02:55 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SkyPilot

Somebody on here comment:

This morning when surfing news channels I caught a discussion(sorry, forgot which channel) with a well known college professor commenting about the Ukraine mess. He said that in 2010 Ukraine had a monitored(by the US and many other western countries)national election that elected their president as well as the legislature. The elections were declared fair and legal. Now comes 2014 and the riots start, resulting in the overthrow of the president and their 1300 legislators are thrown out of office.

A council then appointed a new president as well as new legislators. Not elected, but appointed. Now comes Putin in the Crimea and so far only the Crimea protecting their interests in the naval and other military facilities in there.

So who supports the legal and proper government of Ukraine? Putin or Obammy? Obammy seems to me to support the illegal self appointed government! Rebels, revolutionists.

Is Obammy, OKerry, the MSM and all the rest of the world on the wrong side?


36 posted on 03/02/2014 6:04:31 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: SkyPilot

Obama tells Putin ‘if you like Ukraine you can keep Ukraine’


37 posted on 03/02/2014 6:05:29 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: TADSLOS; Norm Lenhart; Army Air Corps
ROFL. Boone. Mr tons of fun.

You Always Have Veronica.


38 posted on 03/02/2014 6:08:21 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SkyPilot

Cowards speak.


39 posted on 03/02/2014 6:09:45 PM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: SkyPilot

Obama:” I can be much more flexible after the election.”
Medvedev “ I’ll tell Vladimir.”


40 posted on 03/02/2014 6:09:59 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: biff

If this crew picks a direction, it’s always good to take the opposite one. Thus far every direction they have gone is either illegal or wrong.

This is no different. Some freepers don’t agree but oh well. Facts are what they are.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 6:10:51 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC_Lion

If only I could get Lydia in FONV....


42 posted on 03/02/2014 6:11:50 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends







WOO-HOO!

PLEASE Make Your Donation!!!
GO Monthly, if you possibly and reliably can.




NOW LESS THAN $2.5k to GO!!!!

43 posted on 03/02/2014 6:25:51 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SkyPilot

Comical. We’re going to “isolate” the largest country in the world, with a top 10 economy, that is a major trading partner with Germany?

Are they smoking dope or doing lines of blow again in the White House?


44 posted on 03/02/2014 6:27:56 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: SkyPilot

The real fun starts when Serbian and Russian tanks roll back into Kosovo.


45 posted on 03/02/2014 6:30:25 PM PST by varmintman
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To: RightGeek

Kerry was dispatched to Kiev, and he will wind up making a speech in support of gay Ukrainians fighting against global warming.


46 posted on 03/02/2014 6:30:34 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: varmintman

From your lips to God’s ears...Kosovo is Serbia.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 6:32:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: biff
That in not accurate. While Yanukovich was elected rather fairly he was elected into a different position as by 2004 constitutional President did not have much power. The amendment was passed after the Orange revolution and 90% of the legislators voted for it. He managed to use his limited power together with corrupt judges to overturn the constitution claiming there had been procedural errors 6 years ago and started to use by old 1996 constitution, that gave him very large powers.

It began to became clear that he is consolidating his power and there might be no more fair elections ever.

He was also impeached by legal parliament, who had given up on him. Also the 2004 constitution was restored. And new elections were scheduled.

48 posted on 03/02/2014 6:32:13 PM PST by Krosan
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To: Norm Lenhart; biff

So, answer Sarah Palin’s question , how does this differ from the invasion of Georgia 6 years ago? The thesis is that Putin will use every opportunity to exercise hegemony over the territory of the former USSR. Yours is?


49 posted on 03/02/2014 6:34:12 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: Krosan

Thanks for the background; so , he was using the Chavez model of having a phone, a pen and a judiciary in his back pocket, huh? Seems to be the way to go these days.


50 posted on 03/02/2014 6:37:52 PM PST by gusopol3
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