Skip to comments.Obama to Putin: U.S. Will Punish Russia for Ukraine Vote
Posted on 03/16/2014 10:27:17 PM PDT by South40
President Obama warned Vladimir Putin of "additional costs" for Russia after a weekend referendum to separate Crimea from the Ukraine went forward.
In a phone call between the leaders on Sunday, Obama told the Russian president that the U.S. and its allies were "prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions."
And the U.S. signaled it could act as soon as Monday to impose sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Crimea, and for conducting the referendum while occupying troops were in place. The referendum to break Crimea away from Ukraine and make it a part of Russia reportedly passed overwhelmingly although the U.S. and other Western nations have rejected the legitimacy of the vote.
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He has already signaled ineptness, punishment should be laugh inducing
Whaddaya gonna do, Barry, send him a picture of your wife?
He just needs to shut up. Vlad can crush Mr. Mom Jeans like a bug.
Dude ! That could spark a nuclear apocalypse.
Thanks for the laugh.
Indeed. Barry has reduced himself to a punchline and clearly doesn’t know when to shut up.
As I said on the other thread, punishments like what? Defriending Putin on Facebook?
Having the millions of OFA-controlled Twitter bots say bad things about Putin??
Somehow, they think restricting the International movements of a few oligarchs are going to scare Putin. Until Putin starts doing the same, and China goes along with it.
(on a side note, wouldn’t it be great to see a few of the Soros Cabal called out publicly?)
That could start a nuclear exchange. The threat of sending a picture of the Wookie could have been used as a deterrent but actually doing it as a punishment could trigger WWIII.
lol! Mr. Mom Jeans must have Vlad shaking in his Valenkis.
Suppose Putin likes Star Wars and wants to be a Darth Vader (really close to An Invader). He might like to have a picture of the First Wookie, just to remind himself of who he is fighting.
May the farce be with you!
Obama despises America and G Britain, so I suppose he also despises Europe as a whole. Throw in the fact that Putin is Communist and Obama borderline at least, I don’t think Obama is too concerned with what is occurring in Ukraine. This is what ‘flexibility’ means.
Aside from the boy prez going against a leader who wears big boy pants (which is funny enough) - I get a chuckle over the idea of “Punish Putin for the vote”. Back in the day we were all about democracy, self-determinism and the like. What is the underlying premise? That the election should not have been held? That Putin should have invalidated it? That the ballot box was stuffed? Did anyone seriously doubt what the outcome would be?
This is so embarrassing. How much longer?
The only people "Big Eared Brother"™ punishes are Americans.
That about what I have been saying. 79% turnout with 93% in favor. It’s not like it was a close election that was stolen, democrat style. The people have made their choice and the man-child needs to accept it.
He is going to write a mean long letter, that is how he will scare Putin.
Wow that is really torture =)
I have the same feeling. I remember Obama telling Putin after the election he will have more flexibility. I won’t be surprised if Obama is helping Putin, Putin knows Obama won’t do a dam thing by that statement. Remember they are both commies and they stick together.
What a JOKE!
And Russia signaled it could act as soon as Monday to impose sanctions against the U.S. for its incursion into Kosovo, and for conducting the referendum while occupying troops were in place.
U.S. will punish Russia to help these guys, its new allies?
Stop the insanity.
This statement is nothing but show. Remember, he told Putin he’d have more flexibility.
And frankly, I’m against any involvement. When Obama and so-called conservative senators agree, it can’t be good for America.
He punished Russia—Russia will punish us! What can he do? To start:
1. Cut off supplies to our troops in Kabul who use Russian roads.
2. Keep our people off the International Space Station.
3. Demand Gold for all the bill we owe him
4. Help Iran with nukes.
5. Cyber Attacks on the USA.
6. Put rockets in Cuba.
7. Put the scews on western Europe.
8. Terrorized the USA by funding Islamic people.
9. Work with China to gain islands in the South China Sea.
10. Much more—maybe leak files on Obama/Kerry? Hillary?
Putin’s in trouble now: You don’t tug on Superman’s mom jeans.
Worse. Send the battleaxe in person to implement her Let's Move campaign.
That is just blatant cruel and unusual punishment :D
Pleasure, South40 ^^
>> He has already signaled ineptness, punishment should be laugh inducing
This is a complete foreign policy failure. Absolute indifference, incompetence. Almost seems intentional.
I think it will end up the other way around.
Obama’s rhetoric could be construed as ‘sabre-rattling’
if Obama had a sabre.
He doesn’t even have a laser. But he proudly proclaims he has a pen and knows how to use it.
If I was Putin, I was probably dying of laughter hearing Obama on the phone. Let’s see what his “sanctions” really amount to and while the West foams at the mouth in utter impotence, Russians have never felt prouder or stood more tall. And I can imagine Putin telling Obama, “bring it on.” And if sanctions really were a deterrent, Russia would have backed down long before holding the referendum in Crimea.
I wonder if, at some point, Obama tried to play the race card? Is he dumb enough to think Putin actually cares? Obama, and those around him, are no doubt clueless how to deal with a real leader who puts the interests of his country first....someone who doesn’t cave in response to bad press or accusations of racism or homophobia.
ehhhhhh, didn’t we here the same thing before he went into Creamora? Thought so..
OKAY..Biden time to break out the super duper extra thick rainbow line because I am sirius this time. No more playing mister guy and bending over for Putitinme. I am going to stand up and take it like a real community organizer next to the cute lil sliced up sandwiches.
Time to keep prepping up my own storage of goods. This is going to get interesting. Obama the half breed Kenyan usurper traitor that should be hung from a tall tree with a short piece of hemp rope is going to get spanked. Russia will be on our door step next.
The pigeon is crapin all over the board and declaring victory again. Total wuss.
Putin doubted it otherwise he would not have invaded Crimea.
“I’m crushing your head !”