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Obama’s weakness emboldens Putin
Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 03/03/2014 11:54:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson

When President Obama declared Friday that “there will be costs” for any Russian intervention in Ukraine, you could hear the laughter emanating from the Kremlin — followed by the sound of Russian military vehicles roaring into Crimea and seizing control of the peninsula.

“Costs?” Vladi­mir Putin must have thought. Just like the “costs” Obama imposed on the Assad regime in Syria?

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 03/03/2014 11:54:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Cost: hear Obama cry and moan.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:18:44 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Jim Robinson
I think you could make the case that it is much more than just Obama's weakness that emboldens the likes of Putin. Many things have changed since Reagan left office in both America and in Russia.
3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:00 AM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Jim Robinson

there will be costs
4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:06 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Jim Robinson

for the dope that really should have been mowing the white house lawn, the winner is...... ?

5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:21:15 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Pajama Boy to the rescue!! A perfect gay symbol for the gay presidency.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:31:20 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Robinson

These Ukrainian neo Nazis? Why support them over Putin? Maybe we should stay out.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 1:03:29 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

I have no dog in this fight. But it sure is proving what an idiot Obama is.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 1:14:29 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Putin sees right through Obama but it doesn’t take a Putin to do that.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 1:26:30 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Whats scary Jim is Obama and crew could bumble us into a hot war not of our choosing just by running his mouth.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 1:36:11 AM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama.....

Who’s he?


11 posted on 03/04/2014 1:58:53 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jim Robinson

12 posted on 03/04/2014 2:25:50 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Dog

>> Whats scary Jim is Obama and crew could bumble us into a hot war not of our choosing just by running his mouth.

What’s even scarier is that John Kerry has been sent to Kiev to run HIS mouth.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 2:25:55 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Good point. The One who was to change the world and change the world’s attitude towards America is next to irrelevant in regards to this major world event.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 2:26:02 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Most of us saw this coming before the first time the (unknown) child was put in Office.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:11:56 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: Darteaus94025

What a joke. Barry in the Whitehut on the phone for 90 minutes with Putey. I would love to have had 5 minutes with the little gangsta. Whining on the phone with a guy like Putin for an hour and half is just enabling.

If Obama had any brains he would have led off with “Well Vlad I’m alredy re-thinking that missile sheild for Poland and the Chechs.” “Dude now I don’t know if the credit window at the Western bank is going to be open to Russia much longer.” “The US is going drill now drill here and export, export, export.” On and on for about 5 minutes. “ Then “well I’ve got a tee time gotta run.”


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:19:39 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: Jim Robinson

If ever China planned to invade Taiwan, now is the time. Obama would bluster, then business as usual.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 11:40:04 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

Didn’t Baraq say he could see the Chinese invasion fleet from the golf course in Hawaii?


18 posted on 03/04/2014 11:41:21 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Emboldens Putin? And not only him. Fat Boy Un in North Korea is licking his lips as he watches responses of the West’s kindergarten leaders.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 11:43:15 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mr. Robinson (defender against all evil), we both know the affirmative action Hitler was an idiot long before. We also knew that Mitt (happens) Romney would be a very weak candidate. In one of the few postings I did, I wrote that Mitt was a poor candidate for America’s side. Most of the board acted as if I called for the slaughter of their first born, but my post replicating Don Feder’s article was the correct one.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 6:01:03 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Stepan12

I believe I may have mentioned my doubts about Romney back during the primary season.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 6:08:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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