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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 doesnt make right, Obama said.
He also said Putins incursion shouldnt and wouldnt 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 theres 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 Russias 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.
Ya bunch of peasants...........
Might doesnt make right, Obama said, stamping
We are seeing “more flexibility”in action.
Impotence on parade.
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.
Goes without saying. Obama can’t even cast a shadow, let alone rattle a sword.
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!
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.
Well, we can’t intervene militarily. We would lose, thanks to the bungler-in-chief.
Hey China: you were looking at expanding right? :)
Does Putin and Obama exchange May Day cards with one another?
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.
Remember that the next time you are inclined to say, "I won."
We have no business there.
We have no vital interest in Crimea. Certainly nothing to start a war over.
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.
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!
Is he sorry he said it or is he sorry that it is true?
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)”???