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Exposed: Obama states Kosovo left Serbia only after referendum, but there was NO referendum at all
RT ^ | 3-27-2014 | RT

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Barack Obama’s speech on Ukrainian crisis seems to have left the public confused as he claimed that Kosovo broke away from Serbia “after a referendum”. But attentive listeners quickly pointed Obama’s gaps in history – there was no referendum in Kosovo.

President Obama was speaking Wednesday at The Center for Fine Arts in the heart of Brussels, Belgium, and was telling the youth crowd mostly about Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the strategic Crimean Peninsula.

He lashed out at Russia for “violation of international law, its assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Obama recalled the conflict around Kosovo and NATO’s involvement, making a counter-argument to Russia officials’ statements, in which they cited Kosovo independence from Serbia in 2008 as the precedent.

He said: “And Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbors. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea.”

In fact, “none of that even came close to happening” in Kosovo either.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crimea; kosovo; lie; obama
Funny, but I couldn't seem to find anything about this on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, or The Daily Show, the top-rated news programs in America.

As far as the liberal broadcast networks are concerned, when Barack Obama lies, it’s not news.

But, it seems to be in the rest of the world. Strange, huh?

1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
The "referendum" looked a bit like this.

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2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:45:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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“And Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized ... in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbors.

It was right after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:47:41 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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I don’t know much about this history, but BO’s speech writers—all those “brilliant” ivy leaguers don’t know anymore that he does and everyone knows he doesn’t know much of anything. Harvard must be a great school.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:12 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: tcrlaf

But were the ballots in Austrian?


5 posted on 03/27/2014 8:14:47 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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It is frightening how little history our leaders know.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 8:37:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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Obama’s teleprompter needs to do some fact checking-maybe use Google-as the gaffs & outright lies are approaching 80+%.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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Empathy is a funny thing. The anger is easy, but it will also be hard not to feel sorry for him.

In their quest for power, he, along with his demonrat cohorts, have built everything on their pride and a shifting foundation of deceit.

He achieved his goals then doubled down on what got him where he is, but it will come apart at some point and he'll fall, likely hitting every rock ledge on the way down.

I'm glad I'm not him. It's tough enough living in the country that twice embraced him and granted him power, but his fall and ours will be infinitely worse.

8 posted on 03/27/2014 8:55:08 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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Obama sees the world as he would like it to be. Like Hillary going under sniper fire. he lives in a Fantasy world. The Russians remember what really happened. They live in a real world. I weep for what will happen in the next two years—when our Boy-King will be tested again and again. I hope the Obamacrats like what they have done to the nation. Obamacrats will see another Pearl Harbor before 2017 if Obama is still permitted to rule by the seat of his pants.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 3:57:49 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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Obama sees the world as he would like it to be.

Sadly, that is also how his supporters see him and all of them share that view as their ideology and the world they see through that filter.

It's hard to ignore the birth pangs of a world in transition and soon it will be impossible, not that they won't give it their best shot.

Interesting, even prophetic times, huh?

10 posted on 03/28/2014 5:51:58 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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