Skip to comments.Obama national security aides meet to discuss Ukraine
Posted on 03/15/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT by Hoodat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after a last-ditch bid to find a diplomatic solution to the Cold War-style standoff with Russia floundered.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who just returned from talks with his Russian counterpart in London, was at the White House meeting along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Obama did not attend the meeting but was being briefed about it and other developments involving Ukraine, said Laura Lucas Magnuson, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council.
Crimea's pro-Russia parliament has scheduled a referendum on Sunday to decide whether the region should be annexed by Russia, an ominous development that Obama and his national security team have been trying to head off to no avail.
Obama said on Friday he still hopes a diplomatic solution can be found but that the United States and Europe are prepared to impose "consequences" on Russia if it does not loosen its grip on Crimea.
White House deliberations took on a new urgency as . . .
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They couldn’t even find Ukraine on a map.
What would it take for him to attend such a meeting?
They have a golf course in the Ukraine? maybe it was a basket ball court.
Disengaging Reggie’s docking clamp.
He didn’t attend.....OMG
Exactly...if anything, Obama needs to spend MORE time golfing.
And miss a game on the tele??
they really need Dennis Rodman to get anything done.
Just tell Putin: "The 1980s called. They want their foreign policy back."
What about our protection treaty with Ukraine?
What protection treaty? They’re not part of NATO.
At the White House?
Why doesn’t Soros use his own company premises for his subordinates to have their conferences?
What a cheapskate.
Seeing that the meeting was held at his house, all it would have taken is for him to walk down a flight of stairs. Yet the only thing he has on his schedule this week is filling out his NCAA bracket.
Bastard better not pick the Gators to win it all, we’ll be doomed for sure.
Hold it in a bathhouse....or at the 19th hole.
Three chimps from the D.C. zoo?
“What would it take for him to attend such a meeting?”
If it were held in a fudge packing bath house with reggie and dead fish.
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