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Ukraine crisis: Angry Angela Merkel questions whether Putin is 'in touch with reality'
Telegraph ^ | 1:42PM GMT 03 Mar 2014 | Tony Paterson, Berlin

Posted on 03/03/2014 9:51:21 AM PST by DaveMSmith

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To: DaveMSmith; P-Marlowe
Putin's in trouble now! Angela stamped her foot and Obama used the universal diplomatic code word "deplore". I'm sure Vladimir is now hiding in a bunker someplace in Siberia.

Then they came up with their "no holds barred" strategy! I was SHOCKED that they would consider such deadly action against any human being.

Both were said to be in favour of sending an immediate fact finding mission to Ukraine and backed the idea of setting up of a contact group, possibly overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the aim of ending the crisis through political dialogue

Putin better cover up quick, get on his body armor, alert his body guards. Angela & Barry are going to (I shudder to think of it!)...COLLECT FACTS!

Then they'll launch that weapon of all weapons: POLITICAL DIALOGUE!

Can you fathom the rage coursing through this lady's arteries that she would actually launch BOTH fact-finding and political-dialogue against an enemy?

And Barry, who cries at water-boarding and Gitmo, how can he hold his head up in polite society knowing he has teamed with Germany in bringing again to the world such terror?

41 posted on 03/03/2014 11:08:17 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

For Putin, it’s the smart move. Now if he tries to annex the Donetsk region or move on Kiev, then we got big problems.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 11:10:23 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DaveMSmith

“The paper said it had gained inside information on the telephone exchange”

How?


43 posted on 03/03/2014 11:12:39 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: DaveMSmith

Dear Chancellor Merkel:

If you actually want to be taken seriously, instead of frivolous dithering, announce that you are sending a years’ worth of military gear for 500k Ukrainian reservists, to Kiev. Then publicly challenge Obama to do the same. That might get Putin’s attention.


44 posted on 03/03/2014 11:17:57 AM PST by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: DaveMSmith

Well Angie are you annoyed enough to agree to vote Pootey out of the G8? Since without Germany it can’t happen.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 11:20:22 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: DaveMSmith

Annoyed, but incapable of doing anything about it.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 11:21:14 AM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: rdcbn

“Russia has just invaded the Ukraine”

False.

1) Crimea is NOT Ukraine, but an autonomous republic, with its own government, prime minister, parliment and budget.

2) The official agreement on the Russian navy base in Crimea stipulate that Russia can have as many as 25,000 troops there.
Last year, Russia had some 17,000. Since then it sent some 6,000 more.

3) On 30 March, the government of Crimea organise a referendum of the population on the future statute of Crimea. The will of the people must be respected by ALL.


47 posted on 03/03/2014 11:21:15 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Starboard
"Putin’s reality is his control over substantial flows of oil and gas, especially to Germany.

Yup. Putin holds the cards.

48 posted on 03/03/2014 11:23:11 AM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: DaveMSmith

Remember Reagan joking about bombing the Soviet Union with a live mike? That may have affected the Russians more than we will ever know. Putin may be having the same effect on the West. Obama sure doesn’t scare anybody, except his own citizens.


49 posted on 03/03/2014 11:24:14 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: DaveMSmith

Idiots are running major world powers. Save us Lord!


50 posted on 03/03/2014 11:25:14 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DaveMSmith
Ukraine crisis: Angry Angela Merkel questions whether Putin is 'in touch with reality'

She and Putin will issue a joint communique within a week.

51 posted on 03/03/2014 11:28:59 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: DaveMSmith

“living in another world.”

Would that be the world where he slaps the sh- out of Obama and tells him to be silent while men are talking?


52 posted on 03/03/2014 11:34:19 AM PST by servo1969
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To: DaveMSmith

The only question regarding what is in Putin’s mind is whether he wants to reconstitute the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union. I believe he is sane. He is not acting paranoid like Stalin. Nobody has claimed he is conducting purges. Putin is simply a narcissistic authoritarian.


53 posted on 03/03/2014 11:38:03 AM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

He wants a strong Russia....and frankly a weak Russia might even be worse, because they’d lose control over their Muslim population.


54 posted on 03/03/2014 11:39:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DaveMSmith

Coming from one of the Hags of make believe.


55 posted on 03/03/2014 11:46:05 AM PST by jetson
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Less than $1k to go!!

56 posted on 03/03/2014 11:46:33 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: DaveMSmith

Not that this is really funny...haha...funny, but what the hell did the rest of the world think would happen if any enemy of America ever had the inkling we were a weakling?

GAH....stupid, stupid, people. You can’t have a power vacuum! Idiots.


57 posted on 03/03/2014 11:53:09 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Marguerite

As I understand it, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an autonomous parliamentary republic within Ukraine and is governed by the Constitution of Crimea in accordance with the laws of Ukraine.


58 posted on 03/03/2014 12:02:41 PM PST by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss

Crimean presidential election:

— Bloc “Russia” - 72.92%

- Ukrainian president representative - 6.22%


59 posted on 03/03/2014 12:13:32 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: potlatch

To #35

Open TREASON and nothing is done about it...Never talked about openly in Congress, nothing...I truly do miss a leader who loved his country.....


60 posted on 03/03/2014 12:29:29 PM PST by selfdefense
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