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Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant
CNN ^ | March 4, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Phil Black

Posted on 03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of making up reasons for intervention in Ukraine, saying Tuesday that "not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims."

"Russia has talked about Russian-speaking citizens being under siege. They're not," he said while on a visit to Kiev.

He condemned what he called Russia's aggression in Crimea and urged the country to withdraw its troops.

"We would like to see this de-escalated. We're not looking for some major confrontation," he said, while still promising sanctions on Russia if it refuses to step back.

Kerry's comments came a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly defended his country's right to intervene in Ukraine.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: cfr; coup; crimea; eu; ghengiscon; kerry; maybealittlebloooo; nwo; obama; putin; radicalcoup; russia; secstatekerry; syria; time2playgolf; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
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Kerry stomps his foot.
1 posted on 03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

What a bunch of clowns this administration is.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 9:28:12 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Jim Robinson

Did he throw any medals over a fence?


3 posted on 03/04/2014 9:28:53 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.kyivpost.com/media/images/2012/09/08/p176ivfhir1plv1lddi1mo9j10od4/content.jpg


4 posted on 03/04/2014 9:29:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: All

One of the comments on the CNN thread:

We should sanction Russia with Obamacare.

It’s brutal.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 9:30:14 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Meanwhile, Kerry treks back to his hootch and grabs his 16 mm film camera to recreate his historic meeting with the Russian officials Putin sent because he just didn’t feel the need to be bothered by a horse fly.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 9:30:57 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: All


7 posted on 03/04/2014 9:31:25 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: onyx

Too true. But talk is cheap on Ukraine and real on the others.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 9:33:08 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, pulleeeeeze...NO ONE gives a smelly Obama about anything our ludicrous government says anymore.

We are a world-class joke and everyone knows it (except for Obama, the MSM, congresscritters, the State Department, and the vast majority of lib arts departments in our universities).


9 posted on 03/04/2014 9:33:25 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: onyx

Priceless!


10 posted on 03/04/2014 9:34:16 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Sacajaweau; All

” - - - White House is announcing an aid package to Ukraine of $1 billion - - - “

FINALLY! A highly successful backward solution to all known problems comes out of the Nobel Peace Prize winning White House!

“What is that?, “ You may ask? The answer, of course, is unlimited amounts of unfunded US Taxpayer Debt Dollars!

Yup! Works every time, and faster than you can can say “IcandoanythingIwantbyjustbyoassingCongress.” Nobel Laurette Soetoro-Obama just says: “Charge it to the next generation, please! Whoopee! My work here is done! Golf anyone?”

Secretary of Statements John “Cachup” Kerry will ride in, start writing rubber checks, and the ensuing bright rosy glow will spread around the World. Well, maybe not onto “the Arab Street.”

Although the always weak, Obamanation Foreign Policy is well on the way to its usual backward success, there are still a few topics that have yet to be resolved, as follows:

* Were is the Internet Video that caused the Ukrainians to force their beloved President to take the entire Ukrainian Treasury with him when he fled the country?

* Will “Catchup” Kerry enlist the help of famed video detective Susan Rice to help him track down and jail the perp. who made this awful, obscure, unknown video, that the United States had nothing to do with?

* Will the US Department of Statements spend more unfunded US Taxpayer Debt Dollars for the Ukranian Denial Ad than they did for the 2012 Benghazi Denial Ad?

* Note: Kerry must excel here because due to the obvious cruel onslaught of the aging process on Mrs. Bill Clinton, “Catchup” Kerry may be duty-bound to replace her as the obvious Democrat frontrunner in the 2016 Presidential race.

* Since POS Soetoro-Obama hit the famous RESET BUTTON on Russia, the NASA Space Program has had to be “dependent on the kindness of strangers” from Russia. Hopefully, our astronauts will be able to borrow food and vodka from the Russians while they wait for “Catchup” Kerry to resolve this Ukrainian “investment.”

* Will buddy Vlad Putin be as flexible with the Renowned Obamanation Foreign Policy as Soetoro-Obama was with Putin?

* Rumor has it that Vlad Putin has his eye on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his defusing of the Syrian “Red Line” Crisis.

* Another rumor is that Putin could win the Nobel Peace Prize if he sold all of Russia’s US Treasury Notes, requested that the USA be dropped from the G9, and appointed Snowden to be the Russian Ambassador to the United States of America.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 9:34:32 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: onyx

What would Obama say if Russia and China decided to sanction the United States.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 9:34:38 AM PST by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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To: Jim Robinson

They actually used the nuclear word “condemn”?

Oh noes!


13 posted on 03/04/2014 9:35:24 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: UncleSam

Might as well.
Let’s have a full scale melt down here, to bring on a much needed revolution.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 9:37:55 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: onyx

Yup. That’s our boy.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 9:39:52 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

My guess remains, that Putin is actually de-escalating something of a rebellion by some Russian Admirals who no doubt feel that “there’s no way we are giving up the Crimea!”

The Crimea will likely become “more” ... “independent,” and the Ukraine will not get it back.

Meanwhile, Kerry will try to take credit for the fact that the Russians have neither shot a lot of people nor blown up a lot of property.

But, if Kerry keeps yapping, he could *escalate* matters.

Putin already knows how anything more will be unpopular, on the heels of the Olympics ... among a large portion of his countrymen.

It’s up to Kerry to de-escalate Kerry, instead of looking for opportunities for Kerry to take credit.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:41:44 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And “boy” is the key, identifying word.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 9:41:59 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: xzins

Told you they were going to speak sternly. He even threatened to “isolate” Russia. Bet that one hurt.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 9:42:15 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Was he par-lay-voo-ing en Francais?
19 posted on 03/04/2014 9:42:44 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Jim Robinson

Next, Lurch will start holding his breath.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 9:42:50 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Graewoulf

$1 billion...with what provisions??


21 posted on 03/04/2014 9:43:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

OH, and BTW, “boy” is not used in the racial meaning -— merely the youngster still wet behind the ears.

He’s a complete dunce, no matter how often, or how many others try to tell us he’s the smartest man in the room, like idiot McCain recently stated.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 9:43:59 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: onyx

He’s our boy wonder.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 9:47:08 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
isolate

Not "time out" and "in the corner" all at once!

24 posted on 03/04/2014 9:47:18 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: Jim Robinson

LOL. Yeah, he’s some “boy wonder” for sure.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 9:48:00 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: Sacajaweau

Have you forgotten already that Soetoro-Obama has a pen and a phone?

To Soetoro-Obama, Laws, Regulations and Rules are just guidelines set by “a bunch of folks” who still do not admit that the Cold War ended 20 years ago.

FORWARD!


26 posted on 03/04/2014 9:51:44 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wonder if Kerry threatened Putin with placing him on “double secret probation”?

The current “leaders” of our nation are a laughing stock and have destroyed the confidence our allies once held and destroyed our reputation in the eyes of our enemies.

God bless America.....PLEASE

EODGUY


27 posted on 03/04/2014 9:55:42 AM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Putin sends tanks...

Obama sends The Ketchup Gigolo.

Now, THAT’S diplomacy, Democrat-style!!!


28 posted on 03/04/2014 9:57:18 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims.”

Oh, really?
I’ve got a batch of videos which supports Putin’s assertions:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=58b_1392877307
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1di9r5_pravy-sektor-les-neonazis-ukrainiens-moteur-de-la-revolte_news?start=81
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1diadq_maidan-kiev-des-manifestants-pacifiques_news?from_related=related.page.int.behavior-meta2.049c50b121800bd05168f00671f97288139359884
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http://rt.com/news/ukraine-radical-attacks-prosecutor-080/


29 posted on 03/04/2014 9:57:23 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: Jim Robinson
All options are on the table?

This man should no where near the nuclear football.


30 posted on 03/04/2014 10:01:27 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You can’t defy someone who doesn’t have authority over you. You can ignore them, however, especially if they are pansies who are afraid to react to your conduct.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 10:03:18 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: ColdOne
Kerry always loved to call the American Military murderers, so why can't he articulate that here with the Russians?
Answer: Kerry and his boss are cowards unless they are picking on those who are defenseless.
32 posted on 03/04/2014 10:05:02 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NFHale

BOL! I hope my spewed out coffee can be wiped off my computer screen and keyboard.

“Putin sends tanks...

Obama sends The Ketchup Gigolo.

Now, THAT’S diplomacy, Democrat-style!!!”


33 posted on 03/04/2014 10:07:54 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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To: Graewoulf

Wow! Did you just come up with all that?


34 posted on 03/04/2014 10:09:10 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: First_Salute

“The Crimea will likely become “more” ... “independent,” and the Ukraine will not get it back.”

Finally, a leader who calls a spade a spade, concerning the on Maidan happenings in Kiev.

One doesn’t have to “love “ Putin , in order to recognize that he is right in his boots , he knows what he wants and what he does not and tells the things as they are. He does not try to please, but he never throws insults at other leaders as they are doing to him.

All the so-called “analysts “ pundits (we called them
“ sovietologues “ not long ago ) explain that “Putin
wants to remake the USSR” . What nonsense ! Putin does not need more land , when Russia is the largest country in the world . It needs strategic points, and no one is able to prevent him getting them.
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Let me be clear : Putin does not need to annex Crimea.
It is almost certain that the Russian-speaking population of 88 % will vote Crimea to be attached to Russia in the referendum of self-determination on March 30. Which was valid for Kosovo , Ireland and Scotland, must be true for the people of Crimea. The parenthesis Krustchev ( Crimea attached to the Ukraine from 1954 to 2014 ) , will finally be closed.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 10:09:36 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: Grampa Dave

Ya just can’t make this stuff up, ya know?


36 posted on 03/04/2014 10:10:45 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Correct my memory if needed, please, but didn’t we send a carrier group to Israel when Israel said they might take out the Iranian nuke plant? And was not the goal to dissuade Israel? I think this was a month or so before Benghazi.

And for this we send Kerry and a flood of words.

http://www.israpundit.com/archives/42795


37 posted on 03/04/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by DBrow
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To: NFHale

This isn’t quite over yet.

However, a few of us were predicting this probable outcome.

Again, thanks for the BOL.

I don’t know whom I despise the most, Kerry or Obozo.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 10:14:23 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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To: Graewoulf
Have you forgotten already that Soetoro-Obama has a pen and a phone?




39 posted on 03/04/2014 10:14:31 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: First_Salute

I’m not sure Kerry knows what’s going to come out of Kerry’s mouth 1 second in advance. He’s basically an unintelligent person who a lot of people invested too much into before they realized how unintelligent he is. He was solidified as a power broker for the Rats when he made it onto Nixon’s list.


40 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:25 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

In my continuing effort to find a silver lining for every cloud, I’ve finally come up with something positive. The old example of incompetence in diplomacy, Neville Chamberlain vs Hitler, has been clearly overused and lost much of its capability to warn modern politicians. Obama/Kerry now gives numerous examples of incompetence and abject failure that will school generations of future students in how not to do things.


41 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:38 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Jim Robinson

“We should sanction Russia with Obamacare.”

Would that be classified as a War Crime under some Geneva agreement?


42 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:57 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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To: Graewoulf

A bunch of white folks.


43 posted on 03/04/2014 10:17:15 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jim Robinson

SKERRY!


44 posted on 03/04/2014 10:20:37 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: onyx

LOL!


45 posted on 03/04/2014 10:20:47 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

RE Kerry or Obozo:

They’re equally despicable. Picture their roles reversed, and the outcome would still be the same.

The GOOD thing to take heart from is that Kerry’s chances of ever sitting in the Oval Office are probably zilch. And every day he’s where he is, it proves it even more.

RE BOL:
Anytime, my friend... humor is one of our greatest strengths. The comedy writes itself with these jasckasses.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 10:21:03 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

But for Ohio, he would have been president.


47 posted on 03/04/2014 10:25:04 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: NFHale

“RE Kerry or Obozo:

They’re equally despicable. Picture their roles reversed, and the outcome would still be the same.”

You are correct in that assessment.

Thanks for the good news below:

The GOOD thing to take heart from is that Kerry’s chances of ever sitting in the Oval Office are probably zilch. And every day he’s where he is, it proves it even more.


48 posted on 03/04/2014 10:26:51 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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To: demshateGod

“But for Ohio, he would have been president.”

That sent a chill up my back, and I am a very warm blooded critter.


49 posted on 03/04/2014 10:29:02 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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To: demshateGod

“...But for Ohio, he would have been president....”

But for one more brain cell, he would have been intelligent!!

But for one lousy leftard wealthy socialite, he’d be just another unknown gigolo leftwing traitor who wounded himself!!!


50 posted on 03/04/2014 10:30:47 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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