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Obama to Putin: US readying ´additional costs´ over Crimea
Agence France Presse ^ | 3/17/14 | Staff

Posted on 03/16/2014 11:04:46 PM PDT by Nachum

Washington - President Barack Obama hinted at possible additional sanctions on Russia, warning his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the United States and its allies would "never" recognize Crimea´s breakaway vote Sunday. In a telephone call, Obama told Putin that the vote that found 95.5 percent of ballots in favor of the Crimean Peninsula leaving Ukraine to rejoin Russia violated the Ukrainian constitution. "President Obama emphasized that the Crimean ´referendum,´ which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognized by the United States and the international community," the White House said in a statement. The

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; obama; putin
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1 posted on 03/16/2014 11:04:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/16/2014 11:05:10 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

3 posted on 03/16/2014 11:10:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Nachum

zero is stirring this up to take his myriad of scandals off the front page. Ukraine is in the larger geopolitical scheme a relative backwater and of little immediate national security interests worth going to war over.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 11:12:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

The President also hinted that the International Olympic Committee would be asking for their medals back if Russia doesn’t leave.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 11:33:47 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Nachum

Oh, Putin doesn’t care. He’s the President for Life and the incarnation of Christian virtues, according to the Putinista fan club.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 11:36:36 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

This is starting to make me very nervous. Obama has been called a wimp in so many places and so many times (and he is, of course) but he does have a phone and a button. I am very very very worried that he might do something stupid just to prove he’s not the light-loafered pantywaist everyone thinks he is.

Putin backed down Obama before over Syria where the stakes were considerably less (from Russia’s point of view.) We do not have a stake or a stick in the Ukraine and big tough talk that has nothing but nukes behind it is a very scary reality.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 11:41:19 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: elhombrelibre

Free Tibet.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 11:44:52 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: Ronin
Just when we thought we were almost safe. God help us.

Obama is a slug next to the brilliance of Putin.

9 posted on 03/16/2014 11:45:40 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: MarMema

Are you in love with him?


10 posted on 03/16/2014 11:53:56 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Binary thinking.

Putin makes Obama look like an idiot? Putin must be a genius.

Putin makes Obama look like a wimp? Putin must be very manly.

Obama Is trying to stop Putin? Putin must be doing something right.

EU is trying to stop Putin? Better that he succeed then, than the EU and Obama get what they want, because what they want is always bad.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:10:43 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Nachum

We all know that Obama is the emperor with no clothes. Now Putin is forcing Obama to stand naked on the world stage so everyone can laugh at him and Obama can only stand there, humiliated.

And Obama still thinks he’s clever for sending the gay delegation to the Olympics...

Isn’t it funny/sad that the only ass Obama can kick belongs to the GOPe leadership in DC?


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:26:00 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Nachum

Why does Obama worry about their constitution? He does not care about ours.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 12:26:50 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: elhombrelibre

Putin put in a flat tax in Russia. When do you think we will get that here?


14 posted on 03/17/2014 12:33:09 AM 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: Cowboy Bob

The problem is that I am also humiliated - because Obama is our president.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 12:55:49 AM 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: Nachum

Putin called Obama after Obama said this.

Putin said “I got a pen and I got a phone”.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 2:26:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Nachum

I’m sure Putin was laughing so hard he snorted vodka out of his nose! .......Why would ANY foreign leader believe any threat from the US with limp-wrist Obama as Prez?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 2:38:40 AM PDT by octex
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To: Nachum

How long will that last? Six months? If I was a betting man, I would say the West will blink first. And with Obama, “never” is one of those words that gets lost down the road, like a teen age boy’s resolve in front of a teen age girl. And Putin is made of far-tougher stuff than a teen age girl.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 3:23:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum

19 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: Corporate Democrat

True. You’d like to think that sheer consistency - consisantly in favor of conservatism - would cause most people to see through an autocrat like Putin. It’s sad that so many conservatives can delight in injustice just because it embarrasses the failure Obama. We all must live with the ignorant policies of Obama and their consequences. I don’t recall reading of any Republicans cheering Hitler for retaking the Rhineland. Now, they cheer the enemy on, like the Left did when Bush was President.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 3:56:52 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: MarMema
Man, you're too far gone. Hitler was against abortion and didn't allow it. When might we get that? Ceaușescu opposed abortion, too. Would you cheer him on as well?
21 posted on 03/17/2014 3:58:37 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

I respect Putin. I don’t consider him America’s friend but the way he defends his country’s interests - that’s how its done.

Its far better to be feared than to be loved. So Russia is not going to get invited to Western soirees any more. In life, substance is more important than style.

And the West these days is preoccupied with the mundane and unimportant. And I do think highly of a foreign leader who says what he means and means what he says.

I don’t feel that pride in Obama at all.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 4:12:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum
Obama to Putin: US readying ´additional costs´ over Crimea

OMG, Barack "Mom's Jeans" Obama is about to issues an executive order to the USPS to raise the first class postage rate to Russia. The question that remains is, how long will Russia be able to sustain this enormous economic burden before Putin retreats?

This course of action will definitely cause many to reevaluate Obama's resolve and strength as a leader.

23 posted on 03/17/2014 4:54:33 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Fear The People

Very funny! Thanks.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 4:59:35 AM 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: elhombrelibre
See post 19. Then go sign up somewhere if you want war with Russia. We're in deep doo-doo. I pay so much tax to the feds and they keep spending it on crap and putting us in more debt.

Obama needs to shut up and go play more golf.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 5:04:00 AM 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: MarMema

Yeah.
There will be costs Putin!
Girlyman momjeans Obama might even unfriend you on Facebook.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Nachum
This is the only thing that Obama is readying right now:


27 posted on 03/17/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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