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Russia is on the ‘wrong side of history’ and its actions violate international law, Obama says
nationalpost. ^ | March 3, 2014 8:30 AM ET | David McHugh And Dalton Bennet

Posted on 03/04/2014 11:41:02 AM PST by dennisw

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law.

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work on an aid package to Ukraine and make it the “first order of business.”

Obama said continued military actions in Ukraine “will be a costly proposition for Russia.”

Russia called for the adoption of a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, an audacious combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. The U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions — while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe.

Then came dramatic claims from Ukraine that Russian troops had issued an ultimatum for two Ukrainian warships to surrender or be seized — prompting Ukraine’s acting president to accuse Russia of “piracy.”

Four Russian navy ships in Sevastopol’s harbour were blocking Ukraine’s corvette Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych, Ukrainian authorities said. Acting president Oleksandr Turchynov said commanders and crew were “ready to defend their ships … They are defending Ukraine.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cfr; libya; momjeans; msm; obama; obamalies; obamapresser; obamaukraine; oil; syria; ukrainecrisis

1 posted on 03/04/2014 11:41:02 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw
PUTIN IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY  ------   

my favorite stupid quote  from 0Zero       

2 posted on 03/04/2014 11:41:30 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: dennisw
Did he stamp his little feet when he said it?


3 posted on 03/04/2014 11:42:34 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: dennisw

International law? Since when do we follow that?


4 posted on 03/04/2014 11:44:07 AM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: dennisw
I agree. Obama is looking in the mirror! Why not say RUSSIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED any BASES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE! (Monroe Doctrine)
5 posted on 03/04/2014 11:45:12 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: dennisw

Putin: “Wrong side of history? Unlike your stupid american sheeple I am not going to pretend I know wtf that means”


6 posted on 03/04/2014 11:45:18 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: dennisw
little fag (0bama)

I'm embarrassed for him.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 11:45:50 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: SADMILLIE

‘wrong side of history’ is the newest and dumbest hyperbole today.

Bad as for the children or where is your compassion.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 11:46:16 AM PST by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: dennisw
I think 0bama has more problems at home.

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9 posted on 03/04/2014 11:46:31 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: dennisw

that’s telling him.... fi da


10 posted on 03/04/2014 11:47:40 AM PST by Nifster
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To: dennisw

If History is on anyone’s side, it’s on the side of brute force. Can’t anybody read these days?


11 posted on 03/04/2014 11:48:31 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: dennisw

How can a clown on the ‘wrong side of history’ say some other guy is on the ‘wrong side of history’?


12 posted on 03/04/2014 11:49:06 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: dennisw

“The wrong side of history” - another trite phrase I wish to see tossed into the trash.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 11:49:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’ll bet that in private Putin and his buddies call Obama a homo and make racist jokes about him. They know Kerry and his entire State Department are self satisfied idiots


14 posted on 03/04/2014 11:49:23 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: SkyDancer
War with Puti or married to the Sasquatch.

I know witch one I'd choose.

15 posted on 03/04/2014 11:50:19 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Tuketu

“Why not say RUSSIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED any BASES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE”

Because,,,, they might evict us from the airbases they let us use for free, for our big logistics effort to supply our forces in Afghanistan?


16 posted on 03/04/2014 11:51:33 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: dennisw

Nobody cares what 0bama says.

Either he’s lying or unwilling to back up words with actions.

Therefore, he’s irrelevant.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 11:52:02 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: SADMILLIE; All
International law? Since when do we follow that?

Surely Obamacare can resolve this issue with an executive order. /sarc

18 posted on 03/04/2014 11:52:57 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: dennisw
This is better I think:

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19 posted on 03/04/2014 11:54:22 AM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: dennisw

The Americans used pretexts to invade countries that were not a direct threat to them - to get rid of regimes they considered hostile to their interests.

Fair enough. But what is hypocritical about President Obama and Secretary Kerry’s moralizing to Russia about being on the wrong side of history and resorting to force is they’re saying for the record Russia has no right to remove from power a regime in a neighboring country considered inimical to its national interests.

No one issued threats and sanctions against America when it invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. But Russia is condemned for not even doing a fraction of what the Americans did in their foreign adventures. And here the difference is Ukraine is in Russia’s backyard. America concerns are thousands of miles away from the American homeland. Here no one was killed and people are alive. And that is being treated as the international equivalent of a felony offense.

If the Americans want to punish Russia for perceived transgressions of international law, that’s their prerogative. But they have no legal or moral basis to tell Russia not to pursue its national interests in a country to which it is close on historical, spiritual, cultural, political and economic grounds. And Russia will pursue them regardless of admonitions, threats and possible reprisals from the West because this affects the national security, sovereignty and national power of Russia itself.

Russia is fully prepared to pay the price for acting as it sees fit in the post-Soviet space. This is the lesson of Russian history and as the largest country in the world, it is meant to lead it. A great power cannot avert its responsibilities.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 11:57:37 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Amendment10

Sue him in the World Court of course :-)

Putin kind of does have a humanitarian point. Lots of Rooskies still in Crimea, now stuff turning ugly in Ukraine, he wants to guard their backs. Would Ukraine have wanted Russia to keep Crimea if it hadn’t been granted in the first place, I don’t know. I think Putin is going to be satisfied for now with just seizing control in Crimea. It isn’t quite the old USSR itch.

Still, it seems this sort of humanitarian crisis is exactly why the UN was established. If Ukrainians are giving Crimeans a hard time, then the first thing that should have been tried was to bring in UN peace keepers.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 11:58:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dennisw

The problem for Obama is a little hearalded agreement called the Budapest Memorandum- it was signed 20 years ago in 1994 by four parties to the agreement
Bill Clinton for the USA
John Major for Britian
Boris Yeltsin for Russia
and Leonid Kuchnar for then head of Ukraine.
This was an agreement that in a post Soviet bloc era and not nuclear weapons in former soviet block countries that they needed protection so this agreement said if anybody invaded little Ukraine they would be subject to going to war with the signing parties...
Since Russia is going in...that leaves it up to the USA and Britain to go to war against Russia.
Course I am sure both Obama and Britian hope nobody remembers this treaty.
But it is there .
Freegards
LEX


22 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:06 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: dennisw

Future history or past history.......


23 posted on 03/04/2014 12:08:10 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: dennisw

Spoken like a true Marxist.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 12:13:25 PM PST by Argus
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To: dennisw

Can anyone imagine Ronald Reagan saying this or even George Bush?


25 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:04 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: SkyDancer

gun

26 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:27 PM 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: dennisw

Okay, so what are you going to do about it? Nothing, right?


27 posted on 03/04/2014 1:18:32 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dennisw

It’s time for Obama to get really mean. He should call them “racists”, if that doesn’t work, he could call them “homophobes”. That works against RINOs.

If all else fails, he could send Putin his soiled panties.

It’s time to use extreme measures.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 1:25:00 PM PST by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: dennisw

PUTIN IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY...”

Obuma is stuck in 1917 because he thinks he’s Lenin in a Mau-Mau loincloth.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 2:35:09 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: dennisw
Russia is on the ‘wrong side of history’ and its actions violate international law

This from the Clueless Clown who daily violates the Constitution and the solemn oath he swore to preserve, protect, and defend it.

30 posted on 03/04/2014 9:13:16 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: DesertRhino
Your comment, with a “?” about the Russians not allowing us to use Russian bases to hit Afghanistan, is perhaps a past tense. We tossed Afghanistan back to the Taliban based on the Democrat's war on Afghan women. Accordingly, we should not pull out militarily, just ground troops, but INCREASE drone strikes as and where needed. The military is capable of projecting force any where from a lot fewer bases, at least Russian ones. Sic any use of any Russian bases to destroy the Afghan Taliban would be moot & the Russians want revenge for their axx kicking in Afghanistan.

That said, “F*$%m and either way that we see it,pursue the Monroe Doctrine. NO RUSSIAN BASES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

31 posted on 03/05/2014 6:14:10 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: bobo1
It’s time for Obama to get really mean. He should call them “racists”, if that doesn’t work, he could call them “homophobes”. That works against RINOs. Maww, the Dems and Russians just have a wide stance.
32 posted on 03/05/2014 6:17:31 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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