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Obama: 'Strong belief' Russia violated international law
Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 03/04/2014 11:59:21 AM PST by PJ-Comix

President Barack Obama challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin’s defense of his involvement in Ukraine, arguing Tuesday that there is widespread consensus that Russia is violating international law and urging Putin to agree to talks to de-escalate the situation.

“There is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law,” Obama said at an elementary school in the District of Columbia after introducing his proposed 2015 budget. “President Putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. I don’t think that’s fooling anybody.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: barackobama; cfr; fairelection; invited; momjeans; obamathelawless; potkettleblack; radicalscoup; russia; ukraine; undocumentedsfatwah; vladimirputin
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LOL! Some comedy just writes itself. Yeah, Putin is quaking in his boots now that he has been thoroughly castigated by the yellow legal pad lawyers.
1 posted on 03/04/2014 11:59:21 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I have it on good authority that Putin used legally crafted Executive Orders to launch in the Crimea.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:01:00 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: PJ-Comix

Putin could always say they were “invited”.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:01:36 PM PST by Phil
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To: PJ-Comix

Yeah, and what Obama did in Libya was all internationally legit, right?


4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:01:55 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Nobody elected Obama judge of the world or America world policeman.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:02:00 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: PJ-Comix

When you have concrete proof, come back. Next.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:02:04 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: PJ-Comix

yeah, just don’t ask him about Constitutional law and his 28 waivers.

If he were any smarter he would hurt himself with a pencil and a jar of mint scented glue.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:02:38 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: PJ-Comix

What’s all the fuss about? Obama’s closer ideologically to Russia, Putin, and the old USSR than to America. So what’s the problem?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 12:02:42 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PJ-Comix

I too, have a ‘strong belief’, that Putin doesn’t give a __K!


9 posted on 03/04/2014 12:02:50 PM PST by lee martell
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To: PJ-Comix
“There is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law,” Obama said at an elementary school in the District of Columbia.

Talk about a captive audience.

10 posted on 03/04/2014 12:03:02 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: PJ-Comix
"Obama said at an elementary school..."

The perfect venue.

11 posted on 03/04/2014 12:03:15 PM PST by billorites (nichtarbeit macht frei)
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To: PJ-Comix

Did zer0 indicate when he would be filing his civil action to stop this madness?


12 posted on 03/04/2014 12:03:37 PM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ain’t that special??

Obama talking about violating the law??

ROTFLMAO!


13 posted on 03/04/2014 12:03:45 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: PJ-Comix

What a half-white RUBE.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 12:05:07 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: PJ-Comix

International law? We don't obey no steenking International Laws!!!!.................

15 posted on 03/04/2014 12:05:16 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: PJ-Comix

I really don’t think he has any beliefs.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 12:05:33 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: PJ-Comix

Doesn’t Obama have something more important to do? Like destroying our military or such?


17 posted on 03/04/2014 12:05:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Red Badger

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!


18 posted on 03/04/2014 12:06:04 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Phil

He effectively did. He said that the former Prime Minister, president, whatever they called him, called for military intervention...................


19 posted on 03/04/2014 12:06:27 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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I have a strong belief Obama continuously violates U.S. law so.....

What difference does it make?

20 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:09 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: PJ-Comix

International “law” ROFLMAO.

International law is “who has the bigger and baddest military and is not afraid to use it.”


21 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:40 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Vladimir has a pen and a phone. 0bama and Boehner should get together and cry on each other’s shoulder. They are both doormats, unworthy of respect.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 12:07:54 PM PST by forgotten man
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Oh that will throw shivers up and down Putin’s back...

Perhaps this is the Danny Kay presidency, without all the lucky breaks.

A black Walter Mitty lives...


24 posted on 03/04/2014 12:08:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: nesnah

“Did zer0 indicate when he would be filing his civil action to stop this madness?”

Unfortunately, he lacks “standing.”


25 posted on 03/04/2014 12:08:20 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: PJ-Comix

You know what sucks? Calling someone on violating the law when you’ve spent the last five years violating, rewriting by fiat, and ignoring the law yourself.

No moral authority available. No higher ground from which to condemn the action.

Live like a third-world Halfrican dictator, be ridiculed like a third-world halfrican dictator.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 12:08:53 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: PJ-Comix

27 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I have a strong belief that rounding up Jews, putting them on trains, stealing their bank accounts, putting Jews in concentration camps and killing them violated international law. So did invading Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Albania, Russia, North Africa.

Adolf said, “so what?”


28 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:41 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: PJ-Comix

“There is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law,” Obama said at an elementary school in the District of Columbia after introducing his proposed 2015 budget. “President Putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. I don’t think that’s fooling anybody.”

Class: Write a 10 page paper by Friday discussing the perspectives of each party and how they comport with International Law.

Next week we will hold a Pro-Forma United Nations Session to debate this to death.

After which, exactly nothing will occur.

Thank you very much.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 12:10:29 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Red Badger
I'm sowwy Pwesident Putin but I shall have to thowougly castigate you.

30 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:53 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

That wascawi Putin!...................


31 posted on 03/04/2014 12:13:41 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: PJ-Comix

Takes one to know one.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 12:14:57 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Obadiah
Yeah, and what Obama did in Libya was all internationally legit, right?

As is subsidizing AlQuaida in Syria. (sarcasm of course) I don't know why people are defending Obama and condemning Putin. That uprising in Kiev was out of control, and no one seems to be denying that the "peaceful protesters" were trained by others, probably with our blessing.

Putin defended Russians and stopped the chaos from spreading into Crimea. Obama wouldn't even defend our embassy staff in Libya.

33 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:04 PM PST by grania
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Gee Putin better be careful or Obama will sue him in court. What a joke. ... Obama makes Jimmy Carter look competent.


34 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:12 PM PST by The Great RJ
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This coming from the man who has been breaking Constitutional Law for the last 6 years.

What an a$$hat


35 posted on 03/04/2014 12:21:12 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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Obama is such a hypocrite!What about all of the US drone strikes in the middle east that killed thousands???


36 posted on 03/04/2014 12:21:15 PM PST by plainshame
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Oh my, such a strong decisive statement by the boy king. I’m sure pooty is shaking in his shoes.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 12:24:10 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: ThomasMore
Speaking about violating international law....


38 posted on 03/04/2014 12:26:48 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: lbryce

I really don’t think he has any beliefs....

Oh yes he does...he believes he’ll play golf.


39 posted on 03/04/2014 12:27:56 PM PST by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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I liked what Rush said today about Obama/Kerry...

They will ask Putin “didn’t you get that memo about conflict resolution!”

I saw the expert in conflict resolution when my kids were in elem. school. Supposed to be able to talk to the child and reason with him...

She was literally DRAGGING him down the hall to the principle’s office. Gotta Love it! LOL


40 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:51 PM PST by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: Red Badger

Now THAT is GOOD! he he he


41 posted on 03/04/2014 12:30:44 PM PST by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: lee martell

AMEN


42 posted on 03/04/2014 12:30:58 PM PST by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: PJ-Comix; demshateGod; Jacquerie; All

Soetoro-Obama accuses Putin of the following:

* “Operating with impunity;”

* “Violating basic principles; “

* Being “on the wrong side of History because History has shown that a sovereign people want to make their own decisions about their own lives.”

Got it - - - .

Now lemmme see - - - ?

What Soetoro-Obama says about Vlad the Putin on the topic of Ukraine is what I say about Soetoro-Obama on the topic of Obamacare.

Is it just me not having a recent cup of coffee, or am I in another Lie-Warp of Obamanation?

[Gets really confusing sometimes out here in Flyover Country - - - - .]


43 posted on 03/04/2014 12:33:39 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Funny who is pointing fingers at violating laws. How many has he violated?


44 posted on 03/04/2014 12:34:38 PM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: smoothsailing

The response he got from the class was Wa is dat?


45 posted on 03/04/2014 12:42:18 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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CNN is just literally SCREAMING at Obama to “DO SOMETHING!!”.

Meanwhile, the EU wants nothing to do with any real sanctions, because retaliation could crush the shoe-string economies dependent on Russian trade.

also, you just know Putin is being encouraged to just squeeze harder. Nobody is going to kick him out of the Ukraine, and the EU trashed their coal electric plants in favor of ones powered by Russian gas.

Windmills won’t keep Europe out of the dark.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:45 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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I see he is now reduced to making important foreign policy messages before elementary school children. Wow. I guess he figured he would get as much blow back from them as he does from the DC press corps, or corpse for real. Let’s see, Lil Tommy gets home today and dad asks him how did school go today. Tommy replies: it was cool dad. Some guy showed up who said he was the president and he spoke about the cranes in the zoo. I cannot figure what that was all about. Unfortunately, he left before anyone could ask a question.


47 posted on 03/04/2014 12:49:09 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Obadiah

Pot, meet kettle.


48 posted on 03/04/2014 12:49:39 PM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe President Mom Jeans can make a citizens arrest.


49 posted on 03/04/2014 12:52:36 PM PST by AppyPappy
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You can’t sneak anything past Barky. LOL!!!


50 posted on 03/04/2014 12:52:48 PM 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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