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Putin: No Need to Use Military Force in Ukraine for Now
newsmax.com ^ | 3/4/14 | REUTERS

Posted on 03/04/2014 9:35:09 AM PST by ColdOne

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia saw no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine for now, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic.

The use of force by Russia in Ukraine would be a choice of last resort, Putin said, and sanctions being considered against Moscow by the West would be counter-productive.

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1 posted on 03/04/2014 9:35:09 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

http://news.yahoo.com/turkey-scrambles-jets-russian-plane-flies-near-black-133829290.html;_ylt=AwrTWf0NAxZTS34AFXrQtDMD


2 posted on 03/04/2014 9:37:30 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: ColdOne

Putin is paralleling 1930s Adolf Hitler near syllable for syllable in his “justification” for his actions. Scary! Yet we have a “Neville Chamberlain” clone as POTUS.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 9:38:02 AM PST by FiddlePig
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To: ColdOne
Oooooo -- HUGE victory for tough-talking Barry & Kerry!!!

(not...)

4 posted on 03/04/2014 9:38:18 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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Tell Vladimir I will have more flexibility after the election.

(Translation: I'll be busy transforming America and will stay out of your way because I already have a Peace Prize.)


5 posted on 03/04/2014 9:40:36 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: ColdOne

Which in the real world means: let’s cool down the situation for a little while we move enough armor and infantry into position.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 9:41:17 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: FiddlePig
Yet we have a “Neville Chamberlain” clone clown as POTUS.
There, fixed it for you.
7 posted on 03/04/2014 9:41:31 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: ColdOne; All

Will buddy Vlad Putin be as flexible with the Renowned Obamanation Backwards 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.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 9:43:06 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ColdOne

Hasn’t he already used military force? Just because your troops don’t encounter opposition doesn’t mean you didn’t use force.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 9:44:17 AM PST by jumpingcholla34
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To: Graewoulf
Rumor has it that Vlad Putin has his eye on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Well, the bar has been set pretty low, considering some of the recipients of late... Obama, Gore, Carter, Arafat

10 posted on 03/04/2014 9:44:57 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: ColdOne

Reckon Putin has all his puts and calls entered?


11 posted on 03/04/2014 9:47:19 AM PST by stboz
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To: ColdOne

Gold Prices dive as Ukraine tensions diminish.

http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/video/12492343/gold-dives-due-to-decreased-ukraine-tension.html?cm_ven=YAHOOV&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA&s=1


12 posted on 03/04/2014 9:48:35 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: y'all


13 posted on 03/04/2014 9:49:59 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: ColdOne

So those aren’t Russian soldiers with machine guns. Nothing to see here.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:23 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ColdOne

Putin has been on the phone with Assad.

They’ve got this wired.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 9:55:18 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rjsimmon

” - - - Well, the bar has been set pretty low, considering some of the recipients of late... Obama, Gore, Carter, Arafat - - - “

Never underestimate the power of the Left Stream Media’s control of the Court of Public Opinion.

FORWARD !


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:59:58 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ColdOne

The people of the Ukraine should blow up some of the oil pipeline with the rest ready to blow if Putin and his thugs move anywhere but back to their own borders.

I think if I were them there would be lots of busted pipelines.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 10:01:04 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

The people could always build it later and the damage fiscally to Russia would be good.

If Russia invades further, keep trying to blow pipeline up and make it expensive to stay.

If I were citizens of the Ukraine I would be thinking of doing that.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 10:03:10 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: ColdOne

No, he’s decided to wait until the airing of the final four games when he knows neither the citizenry nor Odumbo will be paying any attention to Ukraine.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 10:03:31 AM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: swamprebel

20 posted on 03/04/2014 10:04:25 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Russia’s got a lot of gold....He could flood the market...and...we won’t even think about it.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 10:07:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: McGruff
@McGruff, that about sums it up! And Bush was far and away a better negotiator when Putin last escaped off his chain.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/27/AR2008082700856.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/27/AR2008082700856.html

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50806

22 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:05 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: ColdOne

Obammy and sKerry did it!!! They convinced Putin not to use force!.../s


23 posted on 03/04/2014 10:15:42 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: A CA Guy

I feel fairly sure that’s on their bucket list if Putey pushes it.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 10:28:22 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: Georgia Girl 2

Russia like China needs to go out and confiscate other people’s property because they waste their resources and pollute their own air and drinking water to the point that no one can drink it.

Maybe some from the Ukraine will walk over to Russia and do some damage in covert groups if this goes on as well.

Our President is weak and history shows us weak Presidents have this happen fairly regularly.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 10:33:08 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FiddlePig
Putin is paralleling 1990s Bill Clintons' near syllable for syllable in his “justification” for his actions bombing the crap out of Serbia. But not as Scary.

Putin is paralleling 1980s Ronald Reagans' near syllable for syllable in his “justification” for his actions in Grenada.

There are many more examples.

So far, Putin has more justification.

26 posted on 03/04/2014 10:33:42 AM PST by duckln
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To: A CA Guy

That’ll teach him Where’s all that oil/gas in the pipeline headed?


27 posted on 03/04/2014 10:36:33 AM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: cydcharisse
From Russia to Europe and elsewhere.

Yeah, Europe will squawk for a while, but in the future they would back the Ukraine instead of being quiet for Russian oil.

28 posted on 03/04/2014 10:39:58 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: ColdOne

Obviously Kerry scared the crap out of him, he waved those Purple Hearts.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 10:42:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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