Skip to comments.McCain: 'Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country'
Posted on 03/17/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT by kingattax
Sen. John McCain returned from a trip to Ukraine on Sunday, calling for "a fundamental re-assessment" of the United States' relationship with Russian Vladimir Putin.
No more reset buttons," McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union." No more reset buttons, no more Tell Vladimir Ill be more flexible. Treat him for what he is. That does not mean re-ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean treating him in the way that we understand an individual who believes in restoring the old Russian empire.
McCain, who has been critical of the Obama administration's response to the crisis in Crimea, said the White House should target Russia's oil exports.
"Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country, McCain said. Its kleptocracy, its corruption. Its a nation thats really only dependent upon oil and gas for their economy. And so economic sanctions are important. Get some military assistance to Ukrainians, at least so they can defend themselves. Resume the missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Look at Moldova and Georgia, both of whom are occupied by Russian troops as we speak, a path toward membership in NATO.
Speaking in Kiev with a delegation of fellow U.S. senators on Saturday, McCain called for the United States to provide long-term military support both "lethal and non-lethal" equipment to Ukraine. "[It is] the right and decent thing to do," McCain said.
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McCain will gleefully say anything that triggers his big war fantasy.
The very last thing we need on our plate right now is a war with Russia. With Obama at the helm.
Masquerader talking of masquerade...
True, but I will confess that it made me laugh. The gas station part. It is kinda funny you have to admit.
mccain is a wrinkled liberal POS masquerading as a wise old caucasian.
Shut up, Juan.
And McCain’s yack will do just what? Maybe get Putin’s laughs.
Yep. Just keep pressing reset, be more flexible and everything will be alright.
What do you know about gas McCain? Oh.... That’s right.
Mr. Helpful is pissed that we can’t go invade some country. This guy is simply a menace to anything constructive and grows more mentally flaccid with each utterance. He really needs to go away somewhere.
McCain has proven himself to be an idiot, He needs to be primaried . He and Obama are going to screw around and get our ground forces in Afghanistan cut off from anything and everything coming to them thru Russia . With the Paks unpredictable , we critically need that bridge , our troops need that bridge . They are going to screw around and get us cut off from access to manned space flight , and cut off from the ISS .
Is Ukraine worth any of that ? NO!
MCain with Terrorists in Egypt
>> mccain is an idiot masquerading as a US senator.
He’s done. If the republicans get the senate, he will be out. The conservatives will have the mandate as well as the awareness of his dealings as well as those of his cohorts
If the senate doesn’t go to republicans, the younger more popular with the base conservatives will be pissed at these guys and the GOP central for giving it away. They’re not going to let him or the rest of them do anything
He’s as lame as any lame duck
a fine party... come on mccain you were being sarcastic werent you?
I hear tell that there are new medications to combat Alzheimer’s.
McCain sounds like he should try them.