Skip to comments.Obama to Putin: US readying ´additional costs´ over Crimea
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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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.
The President also hinted that the International Olympic Committee would be asking for their medals back if Russia doesn’t leave.
Oh, Putin doesn’t care. He’s the President for Life and the incarnation of Christian virtues, according to the Putinista fan club.
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.
Obama is a slug next to the brilliance of Putin.
Are you in love with him?
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.
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?
Why does Obama worry about their constitution? He does not care about ours.
Putin put in a flat tax in Russia. When do you think we will get that here?
The problem is that I am also humiliated - because Obama is our president.
Putin called Obama after Obama said this.
Putin said “I got a pen and I got a phone”.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very funny! Thanks.
Obama needs to shut up and go play more golf.
There will be costs Putin!
Girlyman momjeans Obama might even unfriend you on Facebook.