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Obama to Putin: U.S. Will Punish Russia for Ukraine Vote
NBC ^ | 3/16/2014

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: eu; infiltrated; natopuppet; soros
The community organizer has no clue when to stop digging.
1 posted on 03/16/2014 10:27:17 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Punish Russia?

He has already signaled ineptness, punishment should be laugh inducing


2 posted on 03/16/2014 10:29:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: South40

Whaddaya gonna do, Barry, send him a picture of your wife?


3 posted on 03/16/2014 10:29:15 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: South40

He just needs to shut up. Vlad can crush Mr. Mom Jeans like a bug.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chris37

Dude ! That could spark a nuclear apocalypse.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 10:29:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: chris37
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the laugh.

6 posted on 03/16/2014 10:30:07 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: GeronL

Indeed. Barry has reduced himself to a punchline and clearly doesn’t know when to shut up.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 10:31:11 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

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?)


8 posted on 03/16/2014 10:31:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: chris37
Whaddaya gonna do, Barry, send him a picture of your wife?

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.

9 posted on 03/16/2014 10:32:16 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

lol! Mr. Mom Jeans must have Vlad shaking in his Valenkis.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 10:33:04 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: P-Marlowe

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!


11 posted on 03/16/2014 10:35:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: South40; All
Unfortunately, it's hard to tell if Obama is actually helping Putin to stage things.
FR: Is Ukraine/Crimea the "flexibility" Obama promised Putin?

12 posted on 03/16/2014 10:35:50 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: South40

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.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 10:36:49 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: South40

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?


14 posted on 03/16/2014 10:37:33 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: South40

This is so embarrassing. How much longer?


15 posted on 03/16/2014 10:42:46 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: South40
Ha!

The only people "Big Eared Brother"™ punishes are Americans.

16 posted on 03/16/2014 10:43:29 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

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.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: GeronL

He is going to write a mean long letter, that is how he will scare Putin.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 10:46:44 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: chris37

Wow that is really torture =)


19 posted on 03/16/2014 10:47:16 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Amendment10

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.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 10:50:11 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: South40
Meanwhile, Putin is still in charge of Syrian negotiations because Obama and Kerry turned it over to him.

What a JOKE!

21 posted on 03/16/2014 10:50:52 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: South40
And Russia signaled it could act as soon as Monday to impose sanctions against the U.S. for its incursion into Iraq, and for conducting the referendum while occupying troops were in place.

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.

....

22 posted on 03/16/2014 10:56:32 PM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: South40

U.S. will punish Russia to help these guys, its new allies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-mnRuckQkU

Stop the insanity.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 11:09:21 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: South40

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.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 11:14:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: South40

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?


25 posted on 03/16/2014 11:20:58 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: South40

Putin’s in trouble now: You don’t tug on Superman’s mom jeans.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 11:22:31 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: chris37
“Whaddaya gonna do, Barry, send him a picture of your wife?”

***

Worse. Send the battleaxe in person to implement her Let's Move campaign.

27 posted on 03/16/2014 11:28:44 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

That is just blatant cruel and unusual punishment :D


28 posted on 03/16/2014 11:48:09 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: South40

Pleasure, South40 ^^


29 posted on 03/16/2014 11:49:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GeronL

>> He has already signaled ineptness, punishment should be laugh inducing

This is a complete foreign policy failure. Absolute indifference, incompetence. Almost seems intentional.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 12:19:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"He just needs to shut up. Vlad can crush Mr. Mom Jeans like a bug."

I Assume you are approx my age...


31 posted on 03/17/2014 12:38:46 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: South40

I think it will end up the other way around.

32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:33 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
Yes, so do I. Obama is weak and the world knows it.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 2:50:44 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

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.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 3:29:03 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: South40

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.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 3:31:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: South40
Yeah. Putin is so impressed.


36 posted on 03/17/2014 3:51:02 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: South40

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.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 4:06:47 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: South40

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.


38 posted on 03/17/2014 4:20:29 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: South40

The pigeon is crapin all over the board and declaring victory again. Total wuss.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 4:30:04 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: South40

Another speech?


40 posted on 03/17/2014 4:50:29 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Putin doubted it otherwise he would not have invaded Crimea.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 5:24:09 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: dsrtsage

“I’m crushing your head !”


42 posted on 03/17/2014 11:21:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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