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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Free mom jeans?
The meeting was gaveled to a start and the Chair asked those assembled “What the hell do we do now?”
a golf green
So....the Ukraines had the promises of three presidents but no signed ratified treaty. We should be worrying about our southern border and getting invaders out of the US, not Ukraine’s.
He keeps making statements about how he is “deeply concerned” about events in the Ukraine, and is “closely monitoring” the situation. What kind of message does this send when he won’t even attend security briefings on the matter?
Dont you know, his pair of jeans DO fit.
The “mom jeans” fit because there are no balls to accommodate.
Saturday, March 15 2014 All Times ET
No public schedule.
Jay, where & when was Obama briefed?
Was Obama at the meetings??? Most likely not....he’s LAZY!!
Proves Obama is the “face” of the power. I can see him whining “But I want to go to the meeting.”
And his handler says “Get your ass back in that closet, boy.”
Clinton, Bush and Obama. Hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil.
What would it take for Obama to attend such a meeting?
Since this was a grouping of surrender monkeys, how about a Banana-Split?
After all, bananas are “YELLOW”.