Skip to comments.John Kerry likens Crimea 'fervor' to WWII build-up
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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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".
Yes, to liberal globalists like Kerry, being a “Nationalist” is the worst possible sin you can commit.
lets not get carried away just yet.
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.
Kerry is a jive turkey.
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.
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
If Kerry wants to guarantee the start of WWW III, all he has to do is convince NATO to make Ukraine a member.
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.
“are on the wrong side of history.”
There it as again. These people really have a Christ complex. They really believe their own propaganda.
You beat me to it ;)
History has to occur before the wrong side is known.
That is meaningless rhetoric too. Kerry might as well be speaking authentic frontier gibberish.
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.
Kerry is just trying to be “black” since he works for a “black” president. He’s out there shuckin’ and jivin’.
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.
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.
Or, a repeat of “Giddy Minds and Foreign Quarrels” by Beard circa 1938.
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.
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.
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. Its 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 didnt bring it up during negotiations with Ukraine.
1997: Ukraine and Russia signed a treaty that allowed Russia to keep its fleet in Sevastopol. The agreements since been extended, so the fleet is set to remain there until at least 2042.
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.
Indeed. I have had similar thoughts.
“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.
Homer dreams of a cabinet postion with Obozo Liar!
Here is Obama’s new Homeland Security Advisor meeting with some of Obama’s other friends.
If Crimean ‘fervor’ is like WWII build-up, who’s playing the part of Neville Chamberlain?
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...
(BTW, that was “sarc”)
“...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.
The situation sounds more like WWI to me. We know Kerry lies so why should we believe what he claims the condition is.
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.
he needs to keep up appearances for TUHRAZZA!?
“And the president may have his version of history...
Who is he talking about? Obama?
That would fit.
The choice of exactly WHICH president he was referring to is left as an exercise for the reader.
Perhaps someone could advise this illiterate ivy league moron that the word he is straining for is "jibe," not "jive."
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