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Obama's promise: No military action in Ukraine from US
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 19, 2014, 05:09 pm Obama's promise: No military action in Ukraine from US

By Jeremy Herb

President Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. military would not take military action in Ukraine against Russia.

"We are not going to be getting into a military excursion in Ukraine,” Obama said in an interview Wednesday with KNSD, the NBC affiliate in San Diego.

"I think even the Ukrainians would acknowledge, for us to engage Russia militarily would not be appropriate and would not be good for Ukraine, either,” Obama added.

Obama is coming under increased pressure to take action against Russia for its actions in Ukraine, and has already signaled he will pursue expanded sanctions against the country.

But the president made clear he is hesitant to provide military assistance to Ukraine, a step advocated by some members of Congress.

Russian President Vladimir Putin this week signed a treaty that annexed Crimea as part of Russia, a move that was condemned by the United States and the West.

Obama dismissed the notion that Putin was acting “out of strength,” telling the San Diego station the annexation of Crimea was an action taken “out of weakness.”

“Might doesn’t make right,” Obama said.

He also said Putin’s incursion shouldn’t — and wouldn’t — be read as a sign the United States was incapable of defending its allies.

"His strategic decisions are no way based on whether he thought that we might go to war over this,” Obama said. “I think there’s a clear understanding that when it comes to our core interests or our NATO allies we can protect ourselves.”

In his interview with St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK, Obama reiterated his call on Congress to pass an economic aid bill supporting Ukraine “at a time when they have an economic crisis to go along with this political crisis.”

The Obama administration issued sanctions against 11 individuals from Russia and Ukraine on Monday in response to Russia’s military intervention, and Obama has indicated that further sanctions could be on the way.

“What we are going to be do is mobilize all of our diplomatic resources to make sure that we've got a strong international coalition that sends a strong message,” Obama said Wednesday.

This story was updated at 8:00 p.m.


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And besides I'm doing brackets and planning my next vacation...........

Ya bunch of peasants...........

1 posted on 03/19/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“Might doesn’t make right,” Obama said, stamping
his feet!


2 posted on 03/19/2014 5:26:07 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: Sub-Driver

We are seeing “more flexibility”in action.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 5:26:37 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Sub-Driver

Impotence on parade.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT by spudville
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To: Sub-Driver

Might doesn’t make right? What a transparent diabolical non-man.

Of course might makes right, depending on whose might it is.

Was the might that stopped Hitler wrong?

Is the might that stops someone from a crime wrong?

What an idiot - imagine anyone in the position to curtail wrong-doing not using their might. There are bad people in the world....this is what these flakes refuse to see.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Sub-Driver

Goes without saying. Obama can’t even cast a shadow, let alone rattle a sword.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 5:33:43 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Sub-Driver
Didja HEAR that, Ukraine?!

Besides, Bambi is too busy doing two fundraisers in Florida and filling out his NCAA brackets for the buttlicking media!!

Obama is ALSO too busy trying to populate the military with homosexuals while simultaneously shrinking it to pre-World War II levels and destroy America's freedoms in the religious and economic realms!

7 posted on 03/19/2014 5:35:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with the part about not going to war.

But I don’t think the Russians look weak; soft power has its limits.

Obama doesn’t appreciate the importance of military strength to ensure treaties are more than pieces of paper.

We have a problem and its not Putin.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 5:36:17 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, we can’t intervene militarily. We would lose, thanks to the bungler-in-chief.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 5:37:52 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey China: you were looking at expanding right? :)


10 posted on 03/19/2014 5:38:49 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Sub-Driver

Does Putin and Obama exchange May Day cards with one another?


11 posted on 03/19/2014 5:41:03 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Sub-Driver

As the Fraud-in-Chief continues to weaken the USA and stiff its allies — all in favor of Muslims and commie dictators. Such a beautiful sight —

Hey Libs — proud of what you put in our White House? Oh, I forgot — you don’t care.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
“Might doesn’t make right,” Obama said.

Remember that the next time you are inclined to say, "I won."

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 03/19/2014 5:42:43 PM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: fatnotlazy

We have no business there.

We have no vital interest in Crimea. Certainly nothing to start a war over.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 5:43:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver


15 posted on 03/19/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Sub-Driver
In a few years America will be attacked and will not be able to defend itself. Better practice a new communists salute and the first thing that will happen King Obama will not like it.
16 posted on 03/19/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

Go ahead O. Now is the time to take anything else off the table that might piss Putin off. Diplomacy is all about taking the weakest possible position an hoping for the best from there.

Now is the time to draw another red line. That’s always a knee slapper.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 5:45:44 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: niteowl77

Nothing like walking in to a slaughter! 0 missed the moment oh he always misses the moment! There is not a Military man in the US that would walk into that mess!
Lock and Loa............... Well Lock!
Besides our rules of engagement are Run Away, and that’s one big Rabbit!


18 posted on 03/19/2014 5:46:59 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he sorry he said it or is he sorry that it is true?


19 posted on 03/19/2014 5:52:07 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Sub-Driver

What?? Not even a Kerry-esque “It’ll only be a soft response, and it’ll be over by morning (and this is going to hurt me more than it does you)”???


20 posted on 03/19/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why in the hell would he say that? That’s like playing poker and asking to have your cards dealt face up.
Obama acts like a criminal.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DocJhn

heard that we and the Brits are having a joint military exercise with Ukraine this summer. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, of course.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584693/Ukraine-hold-joint-military-exercises-U-S-Britain-announcing-troop-withdrawal-Crimea.html


22 posted on 03/19/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Sub-Driver

Barack Obama is a true scumbag. He has sold out the freedom fighters of Ukraine and will sell out the rest of Europe as well. NATO is on its last leg, the EU is run by a bunch of limp wristed cowards, and we have the anti-Reagan in the White House. It is time to impeach and remove the clown from office.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 6:05:58 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: goldstategop

Crimea was Russian before Tennessee was American.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 6:06:19 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: exit82

It’s a lesser evil. I was told principle doesn’t matter so no one could stop the idiot. They helped him get us to this point. Willingly. So everyone is good with the consequences right?

RIGHT???

No? Imagine that...


25 posted on 03/19/2014 6:14:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: goldstategop; onyx; metmom

Pause:....

Let’s have a good laugh in the midst of all this seriousness....Very short video....enjoy ..I’m still laughing

Romance...”the difference between men and women”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EZUo1Gjaz8


26 posted on 03/19/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

That was actually a perfect descriptor of Obama foreign policy ;)


27 posted on 03/19/2014 6:20:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: caww

That is funny. Thanks for the laugh.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 6:32:18 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Son.....you're on your own."

29 posted on 03/19/2014 6:33:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I’m glad I’m now clear about that. I’m sure Putin is too.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 6:35:47 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Sub-Driver; Chode

Never mind that treaty Clinton made with Ukraine.

Ask the American Indians how the US gov keeps those treaties.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 6:36:51 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Master Putin has the floor, ladies and gentlemen.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I think even the Ukrainians would acknowledge, for us to engage Russia militarily would not be appropriate and would not be good for Ukraine, either,” Obama;

FOR ONCE, he’s doing the right thing - nothing.
WHO will take the risk to start a war, which risks to turn nuclear?

Any amateur here to push the nukes button?


33 posted on 03/19/2014 6:41:30 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: Marguerite

What Obama should be doing is announcing a plan to become the leading supplier of oil and natural gas to Europe in the next few years.

But it will never happen.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 6:42:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Well that would conflict with his eco agenda. So nope. Never happen.

And he should be impeached on that alone.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 6:48:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time Putin makes a move, Obama responds by telling him what we won’t do. Brilliant.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 6:55:02 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: dfwgator

That’a a long time plan.
Obama will be out of WH by then, so he doesn’t care.
He’s too busy.
He has to take 37 more vacations prior November 2016.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 7:02:57 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: Sub-Driver

Odumbo just weaken the US similar to Europe. Let the communists have their way. What do you expect from a diehard communist? Just wait he will turn the keys over to Russia and China yet and allow them to drive America.

I really believe that this scumbag used Columbia University’s partnership with students be able to study abroad at some Socialist/Communist University in Europe during the 80s. Look he always looks to Spain ( Madrid) for ideas that were done and failed in Spain.

I wish I kept the books from the 80s when I did a semester abroad. I paid the tuition for the American University and spent time in Scotland learning more about European Intellectual History. When the semester was done traveled through Europe in youth hostels before returning to America.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 7:07:40 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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. . by telling him what we won't do . .

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you - The Most Transparent Administration in American History . .

wait, what?

39 posted on 03/19/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: blueunicorn6
Why in the hell would he say that? That’s like playing poker and asking to have your cards dealt face up. Obama acts like a criminal.

"I will have more flexibility after the election." Can you imagine if Bush had said this and then Russia did this. The audio would be played every night on the alphabet networks and cable.

40 posted on 03/19/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I will not send American boys half way across the world to do what Vietnamese boys ought to be doing themselves.”

LBJ, who then led us into one of the worst wars America’s been involved in and whose effects we’re still feeling today.


41 posted on 03/19/2014 7:37:47 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Morgana

Anything Clinton signed isn’t worth the piece of paper it’s written on.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 7:39:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Seriously? Really? What the heck business is it of ours? Go back to toking with Reggie over the brackets.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 7:48:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver

This metrosexual thinks the military conducts “excursions”? Like a weekend trip to buy antiques? Meanwhile, Putin’s army is conducting exercises.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 8:07:30 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: Sub-Driver

Ruins the day for all the armchair Rambos salivating over the thought of a nooklear war.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 8:38:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well boys, I reckon this is it. Nuclear combat, toe to toe with the Rooskies. That was then, this is now: Barry doesn’t care about securing our own borders.
And after Syria, all he wants is ‘man-to-man’ combat, vacations, golf and Maui Wowee.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Might doesn’t make right.” So, he’s admitting that Putin is mighty?”

Has any interviwer ever asked obama what he meant by “Tell Vlad I’ll have more flexibility after the election”?


47 posted on 03/19/2014 9:07:50 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Sub-Driver
“Might doesn’t make right,” Obama said.

"Now sign up for Obamacare or else".

48 posted on 03/19/2014 9:09:24 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's see...

Congress shall have the power to declare war. Art I, Sec 8, Clause 11 U.S. Constitution.

Obama doesn't have the final word on this. In a sense, constitutionally speaking, the POTUS is just an errand boy for Congress.

People are wringing their hands that we'll have to wait another three years before we have a POTUS who will actually defend freedom. But if we get the right people in Congress in 2014, we might not to have to wait that long.

I wonder if Congress can implement something short of declaring war on Russia, like declaring U.S. involvement in defending a country in a particular region.

49 posted on 03/20/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: JudyinCanada

Didn’t the people of Crimea guys democratically to become part of Russian Federation, or did I miss something? Where is “the crime” you speak of?


50 posted on 03/20/2014 8:53:17 AM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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