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Obama: Putin may have 'additional plans'
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/28/2014 7:54:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 28, 2014, 10:16 am Obama: Putin may have 'additional plans'

By Rebecca Shabad

President Obama said Russian President Vladimir may have "additional plans" in Ukraine and called on him to pull back his troops stationed along the border in an interview that aired Friday.

"It's well known and well acknowledged that you've seen a range of troops massing along that border under the guise of military exercises. But these are not what Russia would normally be doing. And, you know, it may simply be an effort to intimidate Ukraine or it may be that they've got additional plans,” Obama said in the interview on “CBS This Morning.”

Russia must “de-escalate” and “move back those troops to begin negotiations directly with the Ukrainian government,” Obama said.

“CBS Evening News” host Scott Pelley interviewed Obama during the third leg of his overseas trip in Rome on Thursday.

The president’s comments come as nearly 100,000 Russian troops were reported to have lined up along Ukraine’s border on Thursday, a Ukrainian official told Agence France-Presse.

During his first stop in the Netherlands, Obama said on Tuesday that the United States is concerned Russia might encroach on Eastern Europe beyond Crimea.

Obama said Putin has demonstrated “a deeply held grievance” about what he thinks the Soviet Union lost.

“You would have thought that after a couple of decades that there'd be an awareness on the part of any Russian leader that the path forward is not to revert back to the kinds of practices that, you know, were so prevalent during the Cold War, but in fact, to move forward with further integration with the world economy and to be a responsible international citizen,” he said.

Putin may be “misreading the West,” said Obama, who added that Putin is “certainly misreading American foreign policy.”

Obama acknowledged Russia has influence over other countries “because of trade and traditional and language and heritage.” But, he said there’s a difference between that and sending in troops.

Meanwhile, Congress overwhelmingly voted for $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia on Thursday.

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday also adopted a measure that called the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea invalid.


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Ya think so?

Stern letter and speech to follow........

1 posted on 03/28/2014 7:54:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama said Putin has demonstrated “a deeply held grievance”

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This comment is very revealing. Obama see’s in others what he feels himself. He’s all about grievances.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:04 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sub-Driver
Dear obama,

putin is going to do what he does based upon your flexibility. Leave it alone obama, you are as much to blame or more to blame than anyone. No sense starting another World War due to what you did and said obama.

3 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama to issue selfie.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 7:58:39 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Sub-Driver

Well mac daddy, you could always draw another red line since they seem to work so well.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
The long-legged Mack Daddy is gangsta, ya know....


6 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:47 AM 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: Sub-Driver
Give ‘em hell, Neville.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 8:07:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who you gonna believe. Obama or Putin?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: Putin may have ‘additional plans’

As Obama has zero experience in military matters, diplomacy, foreign relations or Russian history, this statement reads like a spy novel.

Why would he say anything at all?


9 posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT by kidd
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To: McGruff

I’d believe Putin before I’d believe Obama.

Of course, that’s not saying much.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 8:12:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

Academe vs. reality.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Organic Panic

And in a stinging act of painful steps Obama has taken against Putin, the Whitehouse has taken Chicken Kiev off of the menu, replacing it with Chicken Sorretto.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 8:17:35 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

“Chicken Surrended-OH”


13 posted on 03/28/2014 8:21:28 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

“President Obama said Russian President Vladimir may have “additional plans”

Well no $hit Dick Tracy...glad you finally made it to the party. What was your first “f’n” clue?

What was it that Mr. Donald Rumsfeld said about trained Apes and US foreign policy under Obama?


14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Sub-Driver

More flexibility?


15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:46:47 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That Obama,,, NOTHING gets by him. I can barely keep up.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 9:02:11 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Putin may have additional plans.

Unlike Obama who couldn't plan a one man parade and pulls everything out of his butt day by day.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 9:05:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Sub-Driver


18 posted on 03/28/2014 9:07:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Putin is certainly misreading American foreign policy.”

And what foreign policy might that be? Does it exist? Oh, I get it - support the Muslim Brotherhood, screw Israel, and disarm unilaterally. That’ll show that yahoo Putin.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if He read that in the New York Times this morning?


20 posted on 03/28/2014 9:16:23 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Sub-Driver

That kind of stuff must go over well at Man Country.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 9:30:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Putin has additional plans, but so does Obama. Unfortunately, Obama’s plans is to play golf, while Putin has plans to invade the Baltics.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: blackdog

Hahahahaha

Rename Chicken Kiev to Freedom Chicken


23 posted on 03/28/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kidd

Obviously Putin is about to do something else and the pantywaist loser knows it is going to make him look worse. So, he mentions it so it at least appears that he has a clue when it actually comes down.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 11:05:57 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: my small voice

I feel in my gut something big is about to happen—Putin will move his troops—someplace. He will re—act somewhere. All I can guess is in the end—Russia will get bigger, other states smaller. I do know the US responce—more talk.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 11:22:43 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
All I can guess is in the end—Russia will get bigger, other states smaller.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 11:24:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

“and I REALLY mean it this time” /s


27 posted on 03/28/2014 9:49:16 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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