Skip to comments.Obama: Putin may have 'additional plans'
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 presidents comments come as nearly 100,000 Russian troops were reported to have lined up along Ukraines 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 theres 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 Russias annexation of Crimea invalid.
Stern letter and speech to follow........
Obama said Putin has demonstrated a deeply held grievance
This comment is very revealing. Obama see’s in others what he feels himself. He’s all about grievances.
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.
Obama to issue selfie.
Well mac daddy, you could always draw another red line since they seem to work so well.
Who you gonna believe. Obama or Putin?
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?
I’d believe Putin before I’d believe Obama.
Of course, that’s not saying much.
Academe vs. reality.
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.
“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?
That Obama,,, NOTHING gets by him. I can barely keep up.
Unlike Obama who couldn't plan a one man parade and pulls everything out of his butt day by day.
“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.
I wonder if He read that in the New York Times this morning?
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