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U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea
Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Karen DeYoung

Posted on 03/16/2014 9:10:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Having failed to prevent a Russian-sponsored referendum in Crimea, the Obama administration and its European allies refocused their efforts Sunday on keeping Moscow from annexing the autonomous Ukrainian region and expanding its military moves into other parts of Ukraine.

In a telephone call to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin — his third in two weeks — President Obama said that the referendum “would never be recognized by the United States and the international community” and that “we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions,” the White House said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; eu; natureofmygame; obama; putin; redline; russia; soros; ukraine
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Obama drawing another red line? Now double dog dare you to step over this one.
1 posted on 03/16/2014 9:10:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

How is Obama balancing all this with his golf game?


2 posted on 03/16/2014 9:11:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Jim Robinson

Threaten to send Michelle to their farmland. The thought of her eating the Russkies into starvation should rattle them.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is not just a RED LINE, it is a DOUBLE SECRET SUPER RED LINE!!!!

Let’s see how afraid that Putin guy is now!

DK


4 posted on 03/16/2014 9:18:23 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Jim Robinson

Can we get a county by county vote to separate from 0bama?


5 posted on 03/16/2014 9:19:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

I really don’t think that Valerie Jarrett or the other puppeteers have the knowledge or skill to deal with this problem. Forget Obambi . . . he will only do whatever his puppet masters tell him to do.

America is in real trouble right now, and Obambi’s so-called czars are incapable of handling this . . . pray for our Republic.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 9:19:19 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Jim Robinson

We’ve got terrorists pouring over our borders, and we’re worried about Russia?


7 posted on 03/16/2014 9:20:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well it DOES keep attention off a do nothing congress letting them get away with it all...


8 posted on 03/16/2014 9:21:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jim Robinson

He will take all of Ukraine. And then become emboldened.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 9:23:54 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is a laughingstock and his vaunted Secretary of State is a recidivist traitor, a Miles Gloriosus and a back-shooter.

Vlad must be ready to soil himself in the face of their onslaught.

I never thought I would see our Beloved Nation descend to such a depth.

As old and weak as I am, I will arm myself!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 03/16/2014 9:24:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1<center> <table back969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bad move. Russia will not give up the Crimea because it is absolutely crucial to control of the Black Sea and access to the Med.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 9:25:11 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Jim Robinson
In related news, Islam is also "seething at Russia over Crimnea" and is threatening Jihad against Russia. Interesting that Obama's foreign policy puts America, yet again, on the same side of the fence as the Islamic radicals, isn't it?
12 posted on 03/16/2014 9:26:34 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Can this wait until after the Final Four? Obama is busy right now...


13 posted on 03/16/2014 9:28:11 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Stop! Or I’ll say ‘Stop’ again!”

What weak soggy demonstrations these so called leaders of ours do.
If they really meant business, they’d send Kerry, Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, Barbara Boxer, Hank Johnson, and Michelle over.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 9:29:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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“we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions,”

Like what? Defriending Putin on Facebook?
Having the millions of OFA-controlled Twitter bots say bad things about Putin??

Regardless of your opinion of the Ukraine situation, Putin is pulling all of the strings here, and even this insane White House has to know it. Turn off the gas valves and Europe grinds to a halt, sitting in the dark.

For Putin, this is about the economic future of Russia, and Crimea plays a huge part in that. Ukraine becoming yet another victim of the Open Society/Soros NGO’s just opened up the opportunity to move.

Remember folks...
While Obama was studying Alinsky’s “rules For Radicals”, Putin was studying Machiavelli’s “The Prince”.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Cowboy Bob
In the upcoming days, you will see ESPN broadcasting Obama's devotion to his bracket. Yet Obama couldn't be bothered to attend yesterday's National Security Meeting on Ukraine which was held AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
16 posted on 03/16/2014 9:33:42 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: tcrlaf

We could alleviate the situation by supplying Europe with coal, but the Enviro-Nazis won’t allow it.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 9:34:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

What magazine does O have to pretend to be selling to trick Putin into answering his calls?


18 posted on 03/16/2014 9:35:10 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Mikheil Saakashvili with Yuma on Fox News

3 Minutes
Former Georgian President: Russia is preparing for a military onslaught on Ukraine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RHTWkcVXLA

2:40 Minutes

Former Georgian President: Putin wants to rectify humiliation by the West
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlMpveloAys


19 posted on 03/16/2014 9:35:33 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: faithhopecharity

“Candygram for Putin.”


20 posted on 03/16/2014 9:35:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Putin is no saint. However he is a Russian nationalist and a serious man. When the chaos in the Ukraine offered an opportunity, he fulfilled a Russian nationalist dream and reincorporated the Crimea into Russia. The West had no more power to stop him than they had the power to stop China from seizing Tibet. Obama , Kerry and McCain made the situation worse with their rants and pouting. Their comments simply underscored the disastrous foreign policy of this administration and the prior debacles. Arab spring,Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, the Iran deal, Iraq, Venezuela, China all reflect a critical misunderstanding of political realities and the long term detrimental consequences of American actions. Americans (at least those who care) have realized that there are critical flaws in American leadership and policy.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 9:37:27 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Jim Robinson
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22 posted on 03/16/2014 9:38:10 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: allendale

Putin rectified Khrushchev’s mistake.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 9:38:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Gay Life?


24 posted on 03/16/2014 9:38:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is similar to the T-Rex testing the electric fence in “Jurassic Park” after it was turned off.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 9:40:16 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jim Robinson

A most dangerous exercise, strong-arm negotiating from a position of weakness...


26 posted on 03/16/2014 9:43:43 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: allendale

Exactly - Russia is not going to be deterred by weak men from achieving its interests.

Having secured Crimea, Moscow opened the door for secessionists to carve up the rest of Ukraine. And the helplessness of the Kiev regime makes their job all that much easier.

Putin doesn’t have to risk outright war to dismember Ukraine. The playbook he appears to be executing appears to leave the West with no clear way to stop him. He knows it and they know it in the Western chancelleries.

Putin holds all the cards.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 9:44:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Having secured Crimea, Moscow opened the door for secessionists to carve up the rest of Ukraine.

Just like we did Yugoslavia when Russia was too weak to do anything about it.

They haven't forgotten.

28 posted on 03/16/2014 9:45:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Darksheare

Wait I hear that Barney Frank will lead our new DoD legion of transvestites. That’ll scare ol Putin.


29 posted on 03/16/2014 9:45:41 PM PDT by affan76
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To: Jim Robinson
Russia has pretty much taken Crimea, regardless what the bozos in Washington, DC say or do.

The only thing that will stop Russia from taking the rest of Ukraine is for the Ukrainians to arm themselves; every man, woman, and child capable of learning, and willing to respond.

From what I've seen, their military is outnumbered about 10 to 1 by the Russians, and disorganized. The citizens are arming themselves, and have bought up all the 7.62x39 and shotgun shells available, along with the available rifles and shotguns. This sort of citizen militia may be no match for planes and tanks, but it does give pause to infantry.

30 posted on 03/16/2014 9:47:55 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: affan76

Bawney Fwank is on his way over for borscht and kielbasa as we speak.


31 posted on 03/16/2014 9:48:22 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is probably calling Putin right now and saying, “Dude, how did you fix the election in Crimea so totally awesome? I thought I was good, but you are the s___! BTW, I told you I would have more flexibility after the election. Who luvs ya baby?


32 posted on 03/16/2014 9:48:49 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Jim Robinson

Another “red line?”


33 posted on 03/16/2014 9:49:35 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: goldstategop

Yup. So here’s a likely scenario if he indeed has intentions beyond Crimea.

He restarts nuke tests. Liberals have fits. He ramps up tests. Liberals start making deals and giving away whole countries in the Chamberlin style. He ignores them and plays musical chairs with his troops. Libs go to him begging for peace.

He gets all he wants and never fires a shot. And the above is not hard to imagine with America weakened from within and the EU run by likehearted cowards.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 9:49:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Fungi

Pink, to go with Barry’s lipstick.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 9:50:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: dfwgator

Much more concerned about American mistakes. Kerry went around claiming that severe sanctions would be imposed on the Russians. He only succeeded in making the United States appear foolish and powerless. If there were foreign policy professionals advising him, he would have been told that there could be no unified Western sanctions given Germany and the EU’s dependence on Russian oil and gas. The Germans fearing an EU economic downturn, despite Merkel’s schoolmarmish lecturing to Putin, would never agree to effective sanctions. Why make threats or propose policies that cannot or will not be implemented? Kerry should travel less and think more. Jet lagged grandiose rhetoric does not serve American interests.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 9:51:48 PM PDT by allendale
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To: dfwgator

Much more concerned about American mistakes. Kerry went around claiming that severe sanctions would be imposed on the Russians. He only succeeded in making the United States appear foolish and powerless. If there were foreign policy professionals advising him, he would have been told that there could be no unified Western sanctions given Germany and the EU’s dependence on Russian oil and gas. The Germans fearing an EU economic downturn, despite Merkel’s schoolmarmish lecturing to Putin, would never agree to effective sanctions. Why make threats or propose policies that cannot or will not be implemented? Kerry should travel less and think more. Jet lagged grandiose rhetoric does not serve American interests.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 9:51:49 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Are you suggesting that Kerry didn’t pass the “Global Test”?


38 posted on 03/16/2014 9:52:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

“While Obama was studying Alinsky’s “rules For Radicals”, Putin was studying Machiavelli’s “The Prince”.

Money quote of the day! Maybe of the week!


39 posted on 03/16/2014 9:55:37 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Jim Robinson
He gonna send Trasshiqua to kick butt...


40 posted on 03/16/2014 9:56:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: dfwgator

American leadership is at its nadir.


41 posted on 03/16/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Dark Knight

"Put John Kerry on it. He's a sneaky little shit."

42 posted on 03/16/2014 9:58:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If only he was a S.L.S.


43 posted on 03/16/2014 9:59:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We have a situation in which a created by a Muslim and a Ketchup gigolo backed by lesser evils, who are now determining the fate of whatever world remains.

I guess electing principled people really does matter afterall. Who knew?


44 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Putin rectified Khrushchev’s mistake.

What was Khrushchev's mistake, banging his shoe on the table?

45 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:15 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: tcrlaf
While Obama was studying Alinsky’s “rules For Radicals”, Putin was studying Machiavelli’s “The Prince”

Excellent my FRiend :-)


46 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:32 PM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Norm Lenhart

EDIT

“We have a situation which was a created by a ...


47 posted on 03/16/2014 10:03:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Mark17

Handing over Crimea from the Russian Federated Soviet Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954. As an empty gesture to win over the Ukrainians he ruthlessly ruled over as Stalin’s puppet in the 1940s.


48 posted on 03/16/2014 10:04:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

You have to give her credit for the one-handed catch of the chair.


49 posted on 03/16/2014 10:19:32 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Jim Robinson

It seems that the importance of Crimea can be gaged by the facts that Obama skipped the last National Security Council meeting, the press is obsessed with flight 370 and the overwhelming importance to the administration of March Madness. Don’t expect any involvement from Obama during the NCAA tournament. You gotta be reasonable after all there are priorities.


50 posted on 03/16/2014 10:24:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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