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Seriously, what?! John Kerry tells Russia 'you don't invade a country on completely phony pretexts'
Russia Today ^ | 03-04-2014

Posted on 03/04/2014 2:51:28 AM PST by PaulCruz2016

The US Secretary of State spoke today of the unacceptability of invading a sovereign country on phony pretexts in order to assert one’s own interests in the 21st century. But no, he was not speaking about the United States, as one might have thought.

You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests,” Kerry said during an interview with NBC. “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behaviour in the 21st century.”

Kerry has also threatened to isolate Russia economically and politically and warned of potential asset freezes and visa bans, adding to media and political hype that followed Russia authorization of sending a stabilization force in Crimea on official request from the authorities.

There could be certainly disruption of any of the normal trade routine, there could be business drawback on investment in the country,” he said. “There could even be ultimately asset freezes, visa bans.”

Although Kerry was never challenged by the interviewer to comment in terms of that statement on Washington’s own constant threats to use force and military invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan, those who watched the interview immediately smelled the hypocrisy.

Since when does the United States government genuinely subscribe and defend the concept of sovereignty and territorial integrity? They certainly are not doing that at the moment in Syria,” Marcus Papadopoulos, commentator for ‘Politics First’ told RT. “They certainly did not do that when they attacked Libya. They certainly didn’t do that when they invaded Iraq. They certainly didn’t do that when they attacked Serbia over Kosovo and then later on recognized Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence. The United States government merely pays lip service to sovereignty and territorial integrity, it picks and choses.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; georgia; johnkerry; kerry; moldova; putinsbuttboys; randsconcerntrolls; russia; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/04/2014 2:51:28 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

John Kerry ‘you don’t invade a country on completely phony pretexts’
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why not ??? The illegal aliens do just that every day of the year...


2 posted on 03/04/2014 2:53:26 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: PaulCruz2016

How many divisions does John Effin have? (Stalin reference)


3 posted on 03/04/2014 2:56:03 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Obama on Libya attack: "Justice will be done"
4 posted on 03/04/2014 2:59:56 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Putin has taken the measure of American leadership and he is acting accordingly. The US is withdrawing from foreign affairs, unwilling and soon unable to act. Obama, Biden, Hagel, and Kerry comprise the four stooges of foreign policy. They act as if the world exists as they believe it does, not as it really exists. They are dangerously delusional.

China and Russia are acting as great nations act. They are gobbling up territory while the gobbling is good. Let us hope that Russia takes three years to digest the Ukraine because the next big defeat will occur over some rocky outcroppings in the Pacific.

North Korea and Iran are watching this theater with great interest. They will be very active in the next three years and Obama has no answers other than strongly worded statements.

America will survive the incompetence of these clowns. Many people on the borders of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran will not.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 3:11:58 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: PaulCruz2016

This is not the venue for irony when it comes to meddling in the sovereign affairs of other nations. If some of these clowns here get wind of what you are saying, they will be thumping their chests screeching “isolationist” or worse “follower of that lunatic Ron Paul.”

Nowadays, being a conservative means that you support invading any country on whatever pretext and staying there “till the job is done” no matter if there are metrics to determine that it is done. In short, we invade countries and continue to kill them until they like us, I suppose..... so long as it is a Republican administration who starts the war.

I got the irony in the statement. It will zoom right past most of the folks here.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 3:32:44 AM PST by AK_47_7.62x39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. -- Geert Wilders)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Flipping through channels last night and even Rachel Maddow was making fun of Kerry. Of course, she managed to bring up Bush and Iraq.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 3:37:41 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Former Proud Canadian

What makes you so confident that America will survive their incompetence? Wish I was as confident. I see what Obama has done in five years. Can only imagine the destruction he can pull off given another three.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 3:39:44 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: PaulCruz2016

No, we would never do that! LIBYA & Hillary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y


9 posted on 03/04/2014 3:42:24 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: AK_47_7.62x39
"Nowadays, being a conservative means that you support invading any country on whatever pretext and staying there “till the job is done” no matter if there are metrics to determine that it is done. In short, we invade countries and continue to kill them until they like us, I suppose..... so long as it is a Republican administration who starts the war."

I am glad that you are so astute as to what being Conservative means, AK. Just make sure you continue to avoid making spurious claims about something with which you obviously have an axe to grind...

Oh, and you might try being a bit more observant of the preponderance of evidence to the contrary as well.

Just my $.02.

10 posted on 03/04/2014 3:50:44 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Nothing does more damage to the left than an honest election.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

When the time comes, Barry will attack this country’s Patriots on a completely phony pretext.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 3:52:57 AM PST by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

attaboy JK’nK! that ought to have ‘em shaking in their jackboots....(with laughter)


12 posted on 03/04/2014 3:53:53 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Ah, I remember Ash Wednesday in Crimea, back in 2014, when Chairman Gorbachev sent us across the Black Sea, into a peaceful sovereign country...


13 posted on 03/04/2014 4:01:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Horse Face is also a horse’s a$$.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 4:05:31 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Well, to be frank, it was my observation of the evidence that prompted me to say what I did in the first place.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 4:08:58 AM PST by AK_47_7.62x39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. -- Geert Wilders)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Incredible that this is coming from our or anybody’s Sec of State. It’s just amazing how ignorant and childish this administration is. Like it’s a bunch of little ignorant kids running around our White House and getting into things. Pathetic.

And this comes from a well known traitor who should’ve been sent to prison for his treasonous behavior along with Hanoi Jane.

You could just as well apply his stupid statement to apply to how Obozo illegally entered our White House and is still there.

These past 5 years have seemed like a horrible very bad dream that won’t stop.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 4:14:40 AM PST by laweeks
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To: AK_47_7.62x39
Well, to be frank, it was my observation of the evidence that prompted me to say what I did in the first place.

Have to say I agree. The right was opposed to Bosnia under Clinton but embraced Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq and have since opposed Libya, Syria, etc. The 24hr cheerleading by the media has made politics a sport. Very few seem to have heartfelt opinions anymore, they just echo talking points from whatever side they cheer from.

17 posted on 03/04/2014 4:15:00 AM PST by IamConservative (Damn that groundhog!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

This elitist ass has never been in a schoolyard fight?


18 posted on 03/04/2014 4:31:51 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Tennessee Nana

They did, moron. Now what?

Reset????


19 posted on 03/04/2014 4:39:02 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
You asked: "What makes you so confident that America will survive their incompetence?"

Naivete? A belief that the republicans will win the senate this year and slow down the destruction? The energy boom? Obama's falling poll numbers? Pick one or more.

20 posted on 03/04/2014 4:42:33 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

What have the republicans done so far to stop Obama? They have the house. And poll numbers won’t stop Obama from destroying what is left of America. The energy boom?

10 Ways Obama Is Hurting America’s Energy Economy

http://epaabuse.com/9226/news/10-ways-obama-is-hurting-americas-energy-economy/


21 posted on 03/04/2014 4:47:58 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: PaulCruz2016

Kerry can say that with some authority... because he SO knows about ‘phony’!


22 posted on 03/04/2014 5:11:45 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I am not going to argue with you. I am not "that confident". I think things are bad. I think things are going to get worse.

2015 might be a real pivotal year. But I think America will survive, in some form.

23 posted on 03/04/2014 6:01:26 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I pray you are right.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 6:05:41 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: AK_47_7.62x39

Have you not seen the myriad repudiations of Bush’s “venture” into Afghanistan here on FR? I remember seeing countless criticisms of our war in Afghanistan. We must have been reading posts on two versions of FR apparently.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 6:45:59 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Nothing does more damage to the left than an honest election.")
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To: PaulCruz2016

26 posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:09 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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