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How Obama could stop Putin's Ukraine power grab without firing a shot
Fox News.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | K.T. McFarland

Posted on 03/03/2014 6:59:23 AM PST by Kaslin

Author's note: President Obama had a 90-minute phone call with President Putin Saturday after troops entered Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. No official transcript was released. Here's my take on what might have been said, and what I hope Obama told Russia's president. 

Obama: We condemn with the strongest possible words your invasion of the sovereign and independent state of Ukraine.  If you do not withdraw immediately, there will be consequences. Nations don’t invade other nations in 21st century.  The Cold War is over. You must understand your actions are not in Russia’s best interests.

Putin:  Words are cheap, Mr. President.  You and I both know you won’t do a thing to stop me in Ukraine. Neither will anyone else.  I’ve replaced you as the dominant foreign power in the Middle East.  I’ve got a close and growing closer relationship with Iran, which will become the dominant local power in the Middle East.  You didn’t even notice it, but I left the Olympics for a day to fly back to Moscow during Olympics to sign an arms agreement with Egypt’s General Sisi. I’m recreating Greater Russia, and reclaiming lands we lost when the Soviet Union collapsed.  And, as for my place in history?  Winners write history, Mr. President, not whiners.

Obama:  Okay, Vladimir, you’ve had your chance.  I realize now that not standing up to you in years past has only whetted your appetite for more aggression.  

So, I am reversing course. No more reset with Russia. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Now, let me tell you what I’m going to do from here on.  I’m going to hit you where it hurts – crush your economy and make your borders vulnerable.  

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: brzezinski; obama; putin; russia; soros; ukraine
K.T. McFarland


1 posted on 03/03/2014 6:59:23 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

Of course, Sarah Palin was FIRST proven right about her Russia-invading-Ukraine prediction she made — and got mocked for — in 2008,
but there's also this exchange....







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2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:01:55 AM 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: Kaslin

Dream on, more like; O`Bozo: I`m gonna hold my breath, fall to the floor and thrash about till I get my way! WAH! WAH! MEAN OLE PUTIN WON`T DO WHAT I WANT!!! WAH!!!


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:05:33 AM PST by nomad
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To: onyx

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/fnc-shows-flashback-obama-ridiculing-romney-1980s-are-calling-ask-their-foreign-policy-back


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Kaslin
How Obama could stop Putin's Ukraine power grab without firing a shot

How Obama Valerie Jarrett could stop Putin's Ukraine power grab without firing a shot.

You're dreaming if you think Obozostupidass is the president. He's probably at another dance recital, and he's probably dancing with them.

She's our president, doncha' know? You remember voting for her, doncha'?

5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:06:57 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

Bwahahaha... don’t make me laugh.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:07:02 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

A while back, Hillary was congratulating the Ukraine’s first democratically elected President. Today...the opposition is the in thing...


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:09:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Nice piece of work. Clearly stated and actionable. Too bad the leadership doesn’t have a clue what she’s talking about.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:11:20 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Kaslin
In a sane world this could happen. We do not live in a sane world.

9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:13:03 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Kaslin
So, Mr. President, here are the two paths open to us. We can spend the next ten years at each other’s throats. If so, we will win in the end, because we can destroy you economically, just like we did in the 1980s and 90s when the Soviet Union collapsed.

In previous decades we didn't have the burden of an unsustainable debt load hanging over us. The real debt is in excess of $100 TRILLION. We are flat broke, thanks largely to Obama's reckless and destructive spending. And a debt problem gives rise to constraints and weakness. We are not in the same place we were in the 80's and 90's. In some respects, the tables have turned. And we have an increasingly aggressive China to worry about.

10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:13:21 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin
I thought you were going to say


11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:15:04 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Kaslin
Except that Obama's second comment would have been:

Obama: Okay, Vladimir, you’ve had your chance. I realize now that I have a golf game. But I tried.

12 posted on 03/03/2014 7:15:57 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is not what I would call a tough guy - or Ronald Reagan. He’s running around giving orders?

To the Russians? They’re laughing their arses off and Crimea is already an accomplished fact.

They say Putin is living a dream world but he is enormously popular in Russia for winning back what Russians see as rightfully theirs.

And now what is he going to do about it?


13 posted on 03/03/2014 7:16:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kaslin

Great ideas. Why won’t they work.
1. Obama has no desire to approve keystone or anything else that would help the US Energy situation. He is scared of the “greenies” with all the money.
2. Obama is scared “spitless” of Putin. He would rather play tough with Israel(via Kerry). He will even back down from Israel if it gets to that point.
3. He has gutted the Military. Why would he expand or reopen bases when there will be no one to MAN them except gays and females.
4. Obama has already given all our weapons away to countries in the middle east. In fact he is now giving military weapons to US Law Enforcement. I doubt anyone will be commuting in these vehicles.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:28 AM PST by DrDude (Does anyone have a set of balls anymore?)
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To: Kaslin

”Nations don’t invade other nations in the 21st Century” ...oh NO..the US would NEVER do that, huh?? :-/


15 posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:10 AM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ryan71
B T T T ! ! ! ©

16 posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:07 AM 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: Kaslin

I am sure John Kerry is there... tirelessly fighting for a resolution.

But instead he is there, in the middle of fighting, trying to get people to switch to ‘green’ sqwiggly light bulbs since global warming is their most serious threat.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:10 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Kaslin
Putin: I'll tell you what, if you promise not to bug me about the Ukraine, Syria, and Iran, I'll stop saying bad things about gay people.

Obama: Okay, you've got a deal.

18 posted on 03/03/2014 7:40:06 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Kaslin

Obama can’t anger his motherland


19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:41:28 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Kaslin

I had to stop reading this liberal drivel half way through, no way would the commie queer Obama say anything close to what was written.

The liberal moron base would desert the Demonrat party in mass!


20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:51 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: McGruff

Perfect!


21 posted on 03/03/2014 7:52:12 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin
LOL.

However:

You can keep the Crimea as long as....

I think Crimeans might have something to say about being used as pawn.

22 posted on 03/03/2014 8:07:15 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Kaslin

So this is what deluded women think about when dreaming of what their ideal hunk would do/say.

Jesus.....what tripe and fantasy. Read it. Fictional hypotheses of all the ways our Poofter-in-Chief could make Putin piss his pants.

Missile shields, plus up our DoD budgets, and a host of other nonsensical, improbable impossible actions Poofter ‘might’ do.

Damn...Just damn....K.T. see your doctor. They have hormones and drugs for those menopausal night sweats and crazy dreams that are no invading your conscious thought.....sheesh..


23 posted on 03/03/2014 8:08:07 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: onyx

yeah, he was correct about that, but he was still too weak to call out the marxist for what he was and is!


24 posted on 03/03/2014 8:09:30 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian

Squishy moderates are always too weak.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 8:14:52 AM 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: Kaslin

How Obama could stop Putin’s Ukraine power grab without firing a shot

Fire Biden, Resign and call for a special election to find an actual leader for America?


26 posted on 03/03/2014 8:29:47 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: onyx

That would take balls. Not going to happen


27 posted on 03/03/2014 9:58:55 AM PST by woodenickel
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To: Kaslin

I like many of their actions for their own sake (Fracking, etc.), but Russia is demonstrating that she doesn’t need the US at all.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 10:52:19 AM PST by dangus
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