Skip to comments.Putin mocks the West and threatens to turn off gas supplies
Posted on 03/07/2014 1:55:18 PM PST by dynachrome
Vladimir Putin has mocked diplomatic efforts to end the Ukraine crisis as Russia threatened to disrupt European gas supplies by cutting off sales to Kiev over its unpaid debts.
The Russian president said through his official spokesman that, despite deep disagreements with the West, he did not want a confrontation over Ukraine to spiral into a new cold war.
Nevertheless Dmitry Peskov ridiculed Western demands for direct talks between the Kremlin and the new Kiev government, claiming that the loss of credibility involved puts a smile on our face.
The remarks were broadcast during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, where the Ukrainian athlete carrying her national flag was given a loud cheer.
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We could set up “Berlin Airlift II” if Obama had taken a lesson from the Russian incursion into Georgia in 2008. As it is, if Putin closes the gas lines, we have no way to get ours to Europe.
The First Moslem-Tyrant-by-Fraud will be like Mighty Mouse.
Here he comes to save the day.
Baraq Obama Hussein will personally lift US assets to the Space Station.
Baraq Obama Hussein will personally steal more money
from US taxpayers to give to Russia
(more flexibility, like promised).
Well, we have to be selective in the battles we fight. Calimatye Change, income inequality, fat people, White Racism and Muslim well being are much more important!
Indeed, Mr. Putin.
The west is pretty much LOL, and has definitely made itself into a sitting duck quack, quack.
Maybe we should stick to penalizing people for using bad words in the NFL...
Well who didn’t see that coming? And shutting off access to the space station? And next he’ll call all the Russian hockey players home from the NHL (OK, he can have Ovechkin, but please leave the rest...).
Putin took our rook with his bishop, putting us in check. His bishop is covered by the queen and we are nowhere near his king. 0bama is wondering what these funny shaped playing pieces are since they are not round and red or black in color.
I hope he is fiddling a tune about the EU.
If only we had a President, we could turn Russia into a kiddie park!
Short and to the point. I get the feeling that Putin is amused by the marxist idiot in the White House.
Nothings settled until it’s settled....this is the crazy time with lots of drama and political standoffs and posturing.
I’m surprised that he didn’t say it in exactly that way. His contempt for Obama couldn’t be more clear, so why mince words?
If we had a real president, he would have foreseen the current crisis and already had a fleet of ships and a pipeline built to get fuel to our European allies.
If we had a real man as president, we would be supplying the Ukrainian freedom fighters with arms as well as training them, and we wold be massing our forces in eastern Europe ready to kick the commies back to where they belong.
No shooting yet that we know of. Georgia 2.0 or willing annexation of parts of eastern Crimea.
It’s diplomacy Russian style.
We had a real man as President; his name was George W. Bush. Say what you will about Bush’s domestic policies, but Vladimir Putin respected him.
Give him some credit. For 5 years, he’s prevented the building of a pipeline to get fuel to the U.S., from your N. American ally. That’s got to count for something.
Nero, while spending some quality time with a few cabana boys will play some videos of Ronald Reagan’s Presidency over the weekend.
On Monday he will call a press conference and do his best attempt to mimic Reagan and proclaim, ‘Mr. Putin we begin apologizing in 5 minutes’. He will then demand.Putin show some r.s.p.e.c.t.
Once Reagan, John Paul 2 and Thatcher were done, these guys were reduced to selling Soviet medals on the street for bread money.
But the west decided to blow its brains out took their eye off the bear.
> Putin: FUBO!
American People that work hard for a living, buiness owners, are drug-free, and pay their taxes: FUBO
American leeches that are self-entitled, lazy, don’t pay any taxes, and are dependent on the government: Praise Obama and isn’t socialism, satanism and Islam exciting! I can’t wait! (screaming giddily having never experienced any of it and believing the hype its going to be great nd so much better than what they already have; I imagine a scenario similar to when the Germans opened the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Did the CNA forget to administer your Aricept and Thorazine this morning?
You forgot homosexuals, the most important of all. /sarc
This probably upset Obama. I imagine Obama would salivate at the thought of reversing Ronald Reagan's accomplishments.
Someone asked “well what would Reagan have done” I said he would have had peace keeps at the airport waiting for the men in green.
Well the neo-nazi’s have installed oligarks with their own thug military into Governing positions in the cities....in order to prevent them from wanting to hold their own votes to ceceed to Russia.
What we aren’t seeing is the thugs threatening the citizens from even attempting any revolt in the Eastern Ukraine. Nasty stuff happening in those cities.
I wouldn’t blame Russia if they did “shoot” these thugs....if or not he’ll go that far remains to be seen...but people need to wake up and see what’s happening in Ukraine is not what our news agencies are reporting.
He could also cut of our access to the International Space Station.
Of course, he respected Bush - he didn’t play paper tiger. Most Republican presidents don’t. The enemies of this country always want us to have Deomoncrat presidents because they know they are wimps when it comes to foreign policy and strength.
I don't think that's possible. If both Bushs's and obama disarmed Ukraine, how could they arm them now? When disarming Ukraine, they promised that USA would protect her.
“We could set up Berlin Airlift II if Obama had taken a lesson from the Russian incursion into Georgia in 2008. As it is, if Putin closes the gas lines, we have no way to get ours to Europe.”
Good point. How do you airlift LNG that’s normally delivered by sea-going tankers?
“If we had a real president, he would have ...a pipeline built to get fuel to our European allies.”
Do you have any idea about the complexity of moving gas from the fields to the pipelines and ultimately to customers? I don’t think you do. In fact, I think you read too many comicbooks.
I occasionally do independent contract work for Israeli companies, and I can tell you that wealthy Russian, European and Israeli Jews are working together to bring gas to the European market. Both Netanyahu and Putin have been involved in long and complex negotiations to make it happen.
Incidentally, the Russians are working on pipelines to bypass Ukraine.
Wonder how long it will take to turn off the USA access to the “international” space station.
I hope he does shut off the gas! We’ve got more frackin natural gas over here to supply the world and pay off our national debt if the world can wait till we get a rational conservative Repub in the grey”hen”house on Pennsylvania Avenue!!!
Then we can sit around all day and MOCK ROOTIN TOOTIN BOOT SKOOTIN PUTIN!!!
“damn... wrong thread’
I dunno. still fits somewhat. Represents Obozo’s phone call to Putin.
Take back the color blue.
FUN (F* the UN)
OK, I’m not sure if your post needs a sarcasm tag, or if you believe I’m really that dumb. If the latter, I’ll explain: “Berlin Airlift II” simply was a metaphor for the act helping allies whose daily necessities are being choked off by a hostile power.
In the original Berlin Airlift, it was done with aircraft, but as a principle it could be done by plane, trains, automobiles, space shuttles, or ocean-going tankers, depending on geography and/or the physical nature of the goods being shipped.
And this time there's no hero waiting in the wings to come on over and rescue anyone.