Skip to comments.Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant
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.
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What a bunch of clowns this administration is.
Did he throw any medals over a fence?
One of the comments on the CNN thread:
We should sanction Russia with Obamacare.
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.
Too true. But talk is cheap on Ukraine and real on the others.
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).
- - - 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 Russias 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.
What would Obama say if Russia and China decided to sanction the United States.
They actually used the nuclear word “condemn”?
Might as well.
Let’s have a full scale melt down here, to bring on a much needed revolution.
Yup. That’s our boy.
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.
And “boy” is the key, identifying word.
Told you they were going to speak sternly. He even threatened to “isolate” Russia. Bet that one hurt.
Next, Lurch will start holding his breath.
$1 billion...with what provisions??
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.
He’s our boy wonder.
Not "time out" and "in the corner" all at once!
LOL. Yeah, he’s some “boy wonder” for sure.
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.
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
Putin sends tanks...
Obama sends The Ketchup Gigolo.
Now, THAT’S diplomacy, Democrat-style!!!
“not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims.”
I’ve got a batch of videos which supports Putin’s assertions:
This man should no where near the nuclear football.
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.
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, THATS diplomacy, Democrat-style!!!”
Wow! Did you just come up with all that?
“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.
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.
Ya just can’t make this stuff up, ya know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We should sanction Russia with Obamacare.”
Would that be classified as a War Crime under some Geneva agreement?
A bunch of white folks.
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.
Anytime, my friend... humor is one of our greatest strengths. The comedy writes itself with these jasckasses.
But for Ohio, he would have been president.
“RE Kerry or Obozo:
Theyre 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 Kerrys chances of ever sitting in the Oval Office are probably zilch. And every day hes where he is, it proves it even more.
“But for Ohio, he would have been president.”
That sent a chill up my back, and I am a very warm blooded critter.
“...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!!!
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