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John Kerry likens Crimea 'fervor' to WWII build-up
NDTV ^ | 4-19-14 | AFP

Posted on 03/18/2014 10:18:22 PM PDT by tcrlaf

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday against any military incursion into eastern Ukraine and likened the "nationalistic fervor" fueled by the Crimea crisis to the build-up before World War II.

Any moves by Russia to march into eastern Ukraine "would be as egregious as any step that I can think of that would be taken by a country in today's world, particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake," Kerry said. (SNIP) Kerry said comments from Putin about what was happening in Crimea "just didn't jive with reality or with what's happening on the ground."

"And the president may have his version of history, but I believe that he and Russia, for what they have done, are on the wrong side of history."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; escalator; euagenda; exagerator; irresponsible; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; kerry; lurch; putin; putinsbuttboys; rhetoric; russia; sorospuppet; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; useless; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
The idiot speaks, using the meaningless, rhetorical "WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY!!" again.

I'm sure that just terrifies the Russians, right?? I mean, what is coming next? "Bible-thumping, gun-toting, redneck racist Russians"???

I especially liked this line: "The United States on Monday unveiled a slew of sanctions against seven Russians in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and warned of further moves."

They forgot to add the word "meaningless" in front of "sanctions".

1 posted on 03/18/2014 10:18:23 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, to liberal globalists like Kerry, being a “Nationalist” is the worst possible sin you can commit.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 10:19:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

lets not get carried away just yet.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 10:22:20 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: tcrlaf
"just didn't jive with reality . . ."

Kerry is an idiot, but I can't believe he doesn't know the difference between jibe and jive. This is probably a misquote by an ignorant reporter.

4 posted on 03/18/2014 10:23:45 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: Neanderthal

Kerry is a jive turkey.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 10:24:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

Fiddlesticks.

Now Kerry pretends to know Russia history better than Vladimir Putin?

6 months ago, Skerry couldn’t find Ukraine on the map, even with 20X focals.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 10:25:54 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: RitchieAprile
lets not get carried away just yet.

One might posit that it is within the realm of possibility that America, indeed the world, might yet rue the election of Barack Obama.

It still seems unlikely, but it is within the realm.

John Kerry gives me hope

7 posted on 03/18/2014 10:26:51 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: tcrlaf
Why does he speak at all...


8 posted on 03/18/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: tcrlaf

If Kerry wants to guarantee the start of WWW III, all he has to do is convince NATO to make Ukraine a member.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 10:28:47 PM PDT by allendale
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To: tcrlaf

I heard the repeat of “wrong side of history” on the radio earlier today. They seem hell-bent on wearing that phrase as thin as a strand of spider silk.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 10:29:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: tcrlaf
You tell 'em, Cupcake!


11 posted on 03/18/2014 10:33:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tcrlaf

“are on the wrong side of history.”

There it as again. These people really have a Christ complex. They really believe their own propaganda.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 10:38:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Olog-hai

You beat me to it ;)


13 posted on 03/18/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: tcrlaf

History has to occur before the wrong side is known.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 10:46:17 PM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: tcrlaf
I've had this feeling that Kerry was going to start a war before his time as Secretary of State was up. Just didn't imagine WW-III. Ironic for an Anti-War protester.
15 posted on 03/18/2014 10:47:46 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: tcrlaf
"...a country in today's world, particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake," ...

That is meaningless rhetoric too. Kerry might as well be speaking authentic frontier gibberish.

16 posted on 03/18/2014 10:52:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: tcrlaf

Well the basic problem is the us/soros/eu-German meddling these last few years made Russia very nervous. Russia will not accept a western takeover of Ukraine, no matter how it might be packaged, especially if the door were open to any western military entering. Right or wrong. The second problem Is, of course, that the current regime in Wash DC has less than Zero credibility. So while a Reagan or maybe a Truman or an Eisenhower could have maybe done something positive , that’s impossible when all the involved parties just laugh at youknowwho.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 10:55:05 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Neanderthal

Kerry is just trying to be “black” since he works for a “black” president. He’s out there shuckin’ and jivin’.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 11:08:09 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Marguerite
If memory serves me correctly, Kerry was a C- student at Yale, but for some unfathomable reason, the powers that be expect us (and the Russians) to listen to the dribble that squirts out of his mouth.

Then again, perhaps he is correct, and this is a build-up to the next World War. The global economy sucks, the dollar is in free fall, unemployment is still unacceptably high, governments around the globe are burdened with trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, and they still can't get a majority of the population onboard with the scams of Climate Change, renewable energy, homosexual agenda, gun control, etc. I may be a newbie but that doesn't mean I can't read the writing on the wall. Got my tinfoil hat ready to wear when the missing Malaysian Airline plane miraculously reappears and crashes into a building.

19 posted on 03/18/2014 11:18:27 PM PDT by Flagpole Erectus (Just because I'm paranoid doesn't prove they aren't out to get me. Forget PMs. I gots tinfoil.)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s an idiotic statement that liberals fling around ... liberally.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 11:56:45 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RitchieAprile
lets not get carried away just yet.

Kerry said "… particularly by a country like Russia, where so much is at stake, …".

I don't see where so much is at stake. Unless it's Obama's feelings about being made a fool of. Which is dumb, because he proves he is a fool every single day no matter what is going on in the world. Some of our people get assassinated by Muslims and no protests from Kerry. China is on the move against all it's neighbors and no protests from Kerry. North Korea and Iran are belligerent towards us and no protests from Kerry. Totally inconsistent. Unless the Obama government intends to beef up our military, Kerry should keep his mouth shut at this time.

21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:02:54 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Flagpole Erectus

Or, a repeat of “Giddy Minds and Foreign Quarrels” by Beard circa 1938.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:35 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: tcrlaf

If Kerry found a Tea Party in Russia THEN there would be trouble. In the meantime nobody cares what this potato faced horseman and his half white bastard man child master thinks. When your sanctions amount to “I’m going to inconvenience a dozen Russians” is all you got you deserve to be laughed at.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:03 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Inconvenience is not even close to what he did to the oligarchs. He told them a week before that they were going to sanction them. Then we all watched as all of their money left the country.

What we did was, in truth, give them a chance to move all of their assets and not worry about a thing.

It is worse than ineffective.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 2:01:51 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: tcrlaf
"And the president may have his version of history, but I believe that he and Russia, for what they have done, are on the wrong side of history."

What part of the following history is Russia on the wrong side of?

Perhaps Kerry should read up on his history before making ignorant statements. It seems to me that there are many relevant factors and Russian interests in Crimea on the "right" side of history.

1783: Russia annexed Crimea.

1853: The Crimean War began, lasting three years. Russia lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. Crimea remained part of Russia.

1917: Crimea briefly became a sovereign state before becoming a base for the White Army of anti-Bolshevik forces in the Russian War.

1921: The peninsula, now called the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, became part of the Soviet Union.

1942: Nazi Germany took control of Crimea.

1944: Joesph Stalin forcibly deported all Muslim Tatars, a group of 300,000 who had lived on the peninsula for centuries, due to members’ alleged cooperation with Germany during World War II. Many returned to Crimea in the 1980s and 1990s.

1945: After World War II, the autonomous Soviet republic was dissolved and Crimea became a province of the Soviet Union called the Crimean Oblast.

1954: Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev transferred the Crimean Oblast to Ukraine. It’s often reported that it was a gesture of goodwill from Khrushchev, who had Ukrainian roots.

1991: The Soviet Union collapsed. Many expected President Boris Yeltsin, the new president of the Russian Federation, to take Crimea for Russia. But he didn’t bring it up during negotiations with Ukraine.

1997: Ukraine and Russia signed a treaty that allowed Russia to keep its fleet in Sevastopol. The agreement’s since been extended, so the fleet is set to remain there until at least 2042.

25 posted on 03/19/2014 3:05:31 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: tcrlaf
Breathtaking. A stunning over achievement.

John Kerry, liar extraordinaire and long one of the Peter Principle's many shining stars in GuvCo, has somehow managed to rise far beyond his level of incompetence into uncharted territory.

26 posted on 03/19/2014 5:43:55 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: McGruff

Indeed. I have had similar thoughts.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 5:55:28 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Neanderthal

“This is probably a misquote by an ignorant reporter.”

Like they are going to let any other type of reporter
get anywhere near F’n Kerry. Third grade is the
Peter principal for the Obama regime. If you see colors
and can count to 20 with your shoes on you are way too
intelligent for these clowns and pose am imminent threat
the their insanity.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 6:01:40 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: tcrlaf
If Kerry wanted to get a little ity-bity morsel of Rspect from Putin he could wear his Vietnam medals...Oh Wait!
29 posted on 03/19/2014 6:20:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: tcrlaf

30 posted on 03/19/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: tcrlaf

Homer dreams of a cabinet postion with Obozo Liar!


31 posted on 03/19/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: dfwgator

Here is Obama’s new Homeland Security Advisor meeting with some of Obama’s other friends.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/obamas-radical-homeland-security-chief-meets-wcode-pink-terror-supporters/


32 posted on 03/19/2014 7:48:20 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tcrlaf

If Crimean ‘fervor’ is like WWII build-up, who’s playing the part of Neville Chamberlain?


33 posted on 03/19/2014 9:59:04 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: tcrlaf; All

I thought Kerry believed all wars, since WWII, were caused by Genghis Khan???

I just do not know what to believe anymore...The history I was taught and read about, or their version of history...

I’m confused...

(BTW, that was “sarc”)


34 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: tcrlaf

“...as egregious as any step that I can think of...”

The donkey roared, and then all the creatures of the forest realized that he was not a lion, but a posturing ass.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: tcrlaf

The situation sounds more like WWI to me. We know Kerry lies so why should we believe what he claims the condition is.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 4:12:49 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides;)
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To: Neanderthal

No. He meant jive. It just didn’t play dumb games with reality, like Kerry does as a matter of course. That is meant to be critical. In JFK’s world, one should jive around with reality. Failing to do so is a bad thing.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 4:28:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dallas59

he needs to keep up appearances for TUHRAZZA!?


38 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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To: tcrlaf

“And the president may have his version of history...

Who is he talking about? Obama?
That would fit.


39 posted on 03/19/2014 10:35:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tcrlaf
And the president may have his version of history

The choice of exactly WHICH president he was referring to is left as an exercise for the reader.

40 posted on 03/20/2014 11:44:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: tcrlaf
...what was happening in Crimea "just didn't jive with reality.

Perhaps someone could advise this illiterate ivy league moron that the word he is straining for is "jibe," not "jive."

41 posted on 03/20/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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