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Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' Over Phantom Kosovo Referendum
Breitbart ^ | 2014-03-27

Posted on 03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT by DTA

U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: crimea; fail; gaffe; kosovo; obama; oops; referendum; russia; ukraine
Obunga bungled again.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT by DTA
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To: DTA

Valarie Jarret needs to watch what she’s saying. Its not like Putin isn’t willing to use Obama’s words against him.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DTA
Obama don't got to show you no steenking retraction!
3 posted on 03/29/2014 3:47:54 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DTA

Stop posting this leftwing Putinista Fan Boy Crap, everyone knows that site is cr....Ummmm. OOOps. Never-mind.

;)


4 posted on 03/29/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: DTA

Coming from the guy who had no idea what a Navy corpsman is — it’s no surprise.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DTA

How is this gaffe playing in the media?


6 posted on 03/29/2014 3:49:14 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: DTA
He's a total moron, idiot, mentally deranged, but no wonder. Look who's he's married to.

 photo michelle-obama-time-magazine-most-b_zps15f33cd3.jpg

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7 posted on 03/29/2014 3:49:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: DTA

This mistake is negligible when compared to “potatoe.”

Now eat your peas, you racist.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 3:52:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: icwhatudo

Not sure where you’re coming from about the “leftwing Putinista Fan Boy Crap.” This story is actually true, and not delivered by state-owned media.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SkyDancer

That must be an old pic but I never saw it before.
I had a really good laugh at that!


10 posted on 03/29/2014 3:55:25 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Genoa; DTA

I see that ITAR-TASS, RT, and Voice of Russia are giving it play.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 3:55:59 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: DTA

He misspoke and/or we misunderstood.
Bush’s/Fox news/underlings’/Goldstein’s fault.
Etc., etc., blah blah blah.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 3:56:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: DTA

13 posted on 03/29/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Genoa
Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination

A google search finds Russia, FOX News and Conservative bloggers only.

14 posted on 03/29/2014 3:57:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Nothing to see here.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Mount Athos

16 posted on 03/29/2014 4:02:59 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: TexasCajun; 1rudeboy
A Google search finds Russia, FOX News and Conservative bloggers only.

Then it MUST be Russian propaganda!

17 posted on 03/29/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, at least he didn’t call it a coupe! 8^)


18 posted on 03/29/2014 4:04:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kronos77; Bokababe

Ping.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 4:07:56 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: DTA

The gaffes are coming in faster and faster for the Boy Genius. Is it wrong for me to be enjoying this train wreck so much.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 4:10:02 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Genoa

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/laughs.wav


21 posted on 03/29/2014 4:19:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Genoa

My favorite:
“I am really not sure what sort of point they were trying to make, but you can’t just make up your own facts to boost your own argument. That is ridiculous,” he concluded. (Serbian historian Nebojsa Malicded.)


22 posted on 03/29/2014 4:24:14 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: DTA
One more glaring example of how stupid indifferent American "citizens" have become to elect and reelect this idiot.

I bet two-thirds of the population nodded and thought, "yeah, like the Kosovo referendum".

23 posted on 03/29/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: DTA

He reads what ignorant idiots write for him.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: DTA

Obunga bungled again.


Cut the guy some slack, it’s not like he misspelled potato or something important like that


25 posted on 03/29/2014 4:44:35 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Navy Patriot

Nope, George Soros.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 4:53:17 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DTA

By 1998, the scandal-plagued Clinton found any page-turning opportunity welcome. He picked up the “genocide” theme and ran with it. Providing what would later become Obama’s Libya-war blueprint, Clinton instigated an unauthorized, undeclared, and ultimately disastrous war, in the absence of any threat to the United States, ostensibly to protect civilians but in reality on behalf of the Muslims.

Clinton’s State Department warned the Serbs that NATO bombing would commence unless they agreed not only to withdraw forces from Kosovo but to an arrangement whereby Kosovo would surely be granted full independence from Serbia after three years. The Serbs refused. Clinton miscalculated that the Serbs would quickly blink and that his aerial attacks, though lawless, would be brief and easily forgotten. Instead, the Serbs did not surrender and the bombing went on for nearly three months, causing far more damage than the carnage it was ostensibly meant to stop, while the killing intensified on the ground.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/373964/transnational-transgressions-andrew-c-mccarthy


27 posted on 03/29/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: DTA

This nullissime guy really does think he can say and do whatever he wants, anywhere and whenever he wants with impunity? Not anymore.

Being caught red-handed in an affair of such importance, just shows the world how the US is ready to twist the hisorical facts, if it suits its agenda. This kind of lies don’t work in the age of non-stop information online. No slave media can save him from ridicule and contempt.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:53 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: Calusa; All

Screw-ups all over with this regime here’s just one of the latest or is it a screw up?Courtesy of Gateway Pundit:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/unreal-obama-administration-caught-giving-russia-free-high-tech-military-equipment-to-russia/

While slapping Russia publicly on the wrist, the Obama Administration has been giving Russia FREE high tech military equipment.
Judicial Watch reported:

Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat.

It’s a crucial, military-grade technology that’s similar to a “laser tag” available in some commercial markets, according to one of the outraged lawmakers (Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine) that helped uncover the scandal. Bridenstine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has joined forces with Ohio Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, to demand an end to the program. Along with about a dozen other House colleagues they penned a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who oversees the agency carrying out the “irresponsible military equipment transfers” to Russia.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:48 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 1rudeboy

ICWHATUDO was only kidding - see the smiley face? This is from Breitbart, and the story is true. Clinton, Tony Blair, Wesley Clark are war criminals for what they ordered in Serbia. That’s where NATO aligned with the muslims and haven’t looked back.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 5:32:22 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Calusa

Comparing Kosovo and Crimea access to independence and the campaigns preceding them,

Quizz:

Q: How long lasted the bombing campaign?
A: USNATO military campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavialasted for 11 weeks until June 10, 1999.
No bombing in Crimea.

Q:How many ordinance bombed Yugoslavia versus Ukraine/Crimea ?
A: NATO launched 2,300 missiles at 990 targets and dropped 14,000 bombs;
Russia launched ... none.

Q: How many died in Yugoslavia versus Ukraine/Crimea?
A: 2,500 civilians were killed, including 88 children, and thousands more were injured in Serbia. Some 7,000 died in Kosovo proper. Over 200,000 ethnic Serbs were forced to leave their homeland in Kosovo.
Two died by sniper fire in Crimea.

Q: How many civilian buildings were destroyed?
A: NATO airstrikes destroyed more than 300 schools, libraries, and over 20 hospitals. At least 40,000 homes were either completely eliminated or damaged and about 90 historic and architectural monuments were ruined.
In Crimea, NO building was damaged.

What is the US/EU/NATO conclusion on all that? Kosovo independence is “legal”, while Crimea’s is “illegal”. Go figure.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 5:36:49 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: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

“He reads what ignorant idiots write for him.”

He hired idiots to write idiot speeches for him.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 5:41:12 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: tumblindice

“He misspoke and/or we misunderstood.”

Translation in plain English:

He lied and/or we didn’t believe his lies.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 5:43:52 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: DTA

Another reason US won’t do anything about Crimea:The Russians are our only ticket to space exploration.
Russia is a key nation at the International Space Station, and US astronauts rely on Soyuz spacecraft to get to the orbiting outpost and back, having lost direct access since the US space shuttle fleet retired in 2011.

The United States pays Russia some $70 million to ferry each American astronaut to the space station and back, a deal that is expected to last for several more years until private US enterprises build the capacity to carry space travelers again.

http://www.space-travel.com/reports/US_more_dependent_on_Russia_in_space_than_Russia_on_US_NASA_999.html


34 posted on 03/29/2014 5:46:59 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: griswold3

My favorite:

Dr. James Ker-Lindsay, a Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe at the London School of Economics:
“It will certainly play into the hands of those who believe that the United States is now trying to rewrite history to put a better gloss on its own actions. It will be interesting to see if a retraction or correction is issued by the White House.”


35 posted on 03/29/2014 5:47:13 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: DTA
Biden's job is to make 0bama look smart.

He has his work cut out for him.

36 posted on 03/29/2014 6:18:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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For the last time, let’s see the Transcripts, Barry.


37 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:48 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: DTA

If the Obama Ministry of Truth states that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination then that is what happened.

Denyers of the New Reality as defined by Obama will soon find themselves ridiculed in all the media and by all of their liberal acquaintances.


38 posted on 03/29/2014 7:46:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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