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U.S. should send troops to quell Ukraine crisis
washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | James Jeffrey

Posted on 04/15/2014 10:41:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Despite much diplomatic effort, the situation in Ukraine worsens. A coordinated Russian campaign, including an invasion threat, special operations destabilization in eastern Ukraine patterned on the Crimea model, and warnings of gas cutoffs document ever more clearly Vladi­mir Putin’s aim to cripple the Ukrainian government and control much or even all of this strategically vital European country.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Editorial; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: jamesjeffrey; russia; ukraine; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost
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1 posted on 04/15/2014 10:41:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh HELLLLLL NO....


2 posted on 04/15/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Uhm...HELL NO!


3 posted on 04/15/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes, I think the Walpo editorial board should go establish a beach head right now. Call when you get there.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 10:42:58 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Umm, how about you first, James Jeffrey.


5 posted on 04/15/2014 10:43:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: tcrlaf

And then some.


6 posted on 04/15/2014 10:43:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You first James!!


7 posted on 04/15/2014 10:43:46 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Right... with the dumbassed, military-hating faggedy boy king leading from behind.

HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 04/15/2014 10:44:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ukraine already has ground troops of its own.

They may need better air cover, but US infantry deployment would create far more trouble than it would solve.

9 posted on 04/15/2014 10:44:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Berlin_Freeper

US should send troops to OUR southern border!


10 posted on 04/15/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT by grania
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To: Berlin_Freeper

By James Jeffrey, Tuesday, April 15, 8:09 AM

James Jeffrey is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He was U.S. ambassador to Iraq in the Obama administration and U.S. ambassador to Kuwait from 1996 to 1999.

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Calling all Obamacons to demonstrate your loyalty to Occupy Terra!


11 posted on 04/15/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

After our government tried so hard to disarm Ukraine so this could happen why would they do anything now?


12 posted on 04/15/2014 10:46:19 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

James Jeffrey is an idiot...He should call for fellow liberals to join him as militia volunteers to help them out.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

James Jeffrey is a Bush crony. Used to be W’s deputy national security advisor. He’s probably one of Jeb’s cheerleaders now and hates Rand Paul.


14 posted on 04/15/2014 10:46:34 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The US military force structure is essentially broke. Not one major battle tank remains in the EUCOM AOR. Why not contract out the operation to lets say ...Germany? maybe France? How about Poland? We can pay them very well by just printing $$$.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 10:46:48 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Give Mr. Jeffrey a gun and he can go first.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 10:47:14 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bad idea. What NATO could do is offer to patrol Ukrainian air space, at the Ukrainian government’s invitation. Once accepted, the Russians will be leery of entering Ukrainian territory, since no attacking ground force can prevail against relentless air attacks, and the NATO air forces can destroy every aircraft Russia flies over Ukraine simply through the weight of numbers.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 10:47:16 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Grab your rifle, James, lead the charge!


18 posted on 04/15/2014 10:47:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nope. We should not.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 10:47:45 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

TRANSLATION:

Those meany Russians have made the Mighty God-King Obama look bad, and they MUST be punished!!

You mean sending the IRS after Putin, like this administration does to US Citizens that disagree with them won’t work?


20 posted on 04/15/2014 10:47:57 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

There are just not enough ways to say “HO” to this idiocy.


21 posted on 04/15/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

US should send our President to have a head to head physical martial arts contest between our leader and theirs. The winner decides about Ukraine.

Maybe then the American people would start electing proven leaders instead of people whose skin color was under-represented in the White House.


22 posted on 04/15/2014 10:48:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Berlin_Freeper

No...Europe should send ground troops to Ukraine.


23 posted on 04/15/2014 10:48:25 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Psalm 144

0 cannot even keep Freedom for our Country let alone any other! This is a job for the Blue hats. By the way where is the UN on this?


24 posted on 04/15/2014 10:49:01 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ah, the CIA’s official propaganda sheet, managing PR on behalf of new world order financial elites, is weighing in on “what we should do”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Weymouth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_E._Graham
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Graham
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bradlee

The CIA/communist/Wall Street old money links go on and on...


25 posted on 04/15/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Zhang Fei

“What NATO could do is offer to patrol Ukrainian air space,”

Hello, World War Three!


26 posted on 04/15/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Madness. Utter madness.


27 posted on 04/15/2014 10:50:06 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: mosaicwolf

While its true you go to war with the military you have, I’m not sure we should go to war with the government we have.


28 posted on 04/15/2014 10:50:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
May I suggest to everyone ready to go fight Russian aggression in Eastern Europe to pack plenty of warm winter clothing?

I read somewhere that this is really important.

29 posted on 04/15/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: servantboy777

Yep. This is a European problem that doesn’t get addressed because they expect us to solve it.


30 posted on 04/15/2014 10:51:31 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: tcrlaf
Hello, World War Three!

More like "Hello Korean War" or "Hello Vietnam War", when Russians fought American pilots in the skies.

31 posted on 04/15/2014 10:52:05 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What exactly is the national SECURITY threat to the US?

“Do something” mission always end badly for us.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 10:52:54 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gawd.

I’m a strong pro-Ukraine, anti-Putin guy. But there is exactly NO CHANCE we’re sending troops.

We could put Russia on the North Korea Pariah State list, and they would fold in about 3 weeks. No boots on ground required.

So why risk our military guys when a strong leader here could do the job with banking and trade restrictions?


33 posted on 04/15/2014 10:53:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m missing the justification for this. Are there endangered turtles or something?


34 posted on 04/15/2014 10:53:24 AM PDT by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: Zhang Fei

Assuming NATO has the balls to stand up and fight. . .


35 posted on 04/15/2014 10:55:04 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: tcrlaf

The beauty of this effort is that - for a change - American pilots shot down over Ukraine would be parachuting into friendly territory, just like the Russians who flew over North Korea and North Vietnam, whereas every Russian who had to eject over Ukraine would be lost to the Russian Air Force.


36 posted on 04/15/2014 10:55:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Yeah studying history is a really good idea because Russia has long since perfected a strategy of drawing enemies in and sitting back while they die.


37 posted on 04/15/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zhang Fei
... and the NATO air forces can destroy every aircraft Russia flies over Ukraine simply through the weight of numbers.

Capital idea! So which population center in the Continental US gets vaporized first after NATO starts shooting down planes and killing troops belonging to a nuclear armed country?

38 posted on 04/15/2014 10:55:57 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
Capital idea! So which population center in the Continental US gets vaporized first after NATO starts shooting down planes and killing troops belonging to a nuclear armed country?

Our guys fought aerial battles with the Russians over Korea and Vietnam, and no cities have been vaporized, as yet.

39 posted on 04/15/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: whatexit

“I’m missing the justification for this.”

Putin has publicly dissed the gay Media God-King Obama, made him look foolish, and wouldn’t let him bomb Syria for Open Society, Saudi, et.,al..

The Obamunist plan to get back at Putin by destabilizing Ukraine isn’t going as planned, and Putin isn’t sitting idly by and letting it happen.

He must be taught a lesson, since calling him a racist isn’t having any effect.


40 posted on 04/15/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh, a little more on the illustrious Ben Bradlee, form executive editor of WaPo...

from wikipedia article on him:

“In 1952 Bradlee joined the staff of the Office of U.S. Information and Educational Exchange (USIE), the embassy’s propaganda unit. USIE produced films, magazines, research, speeches, and news items for use by the CIA throughout Europe. USIE (later known as USIA) also controlled the Voice of America, a means of disseminating pro-American “cultural information” worldwide. While at the USIE, according to a Justice Department memo from an assistant U.S. attorney in the Rosenberg Trial, Bradlee was helping the CIA manage European propaganda regarding the spying conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on June 19, 1953.

Bradlee was officially employed by USIE until 1953, when he began working for Newsweek. While based in France, Bradlee divorced his first wife and married Antoinette Pinchot. At the time of the marriage, Antoinette’s sister, Mary Pinchot Meyer, was married to Cord Meyer, a key figure in Operation Mockingbird, a CIA program to influence the media. Antoinette Bradlee was also a close friend of Cicely d’Autremont, who was married to James Jesus Angleton. Bradlee worked closely with Angleton in Paris. At the time, Angleton was liaison for all Allied intelligence in Europe. His deputy was Richard Ober, a fellow student with Bradlee at Harvard University.[citation needed]

In 1957, while working as a reporter for Newsweek, Bradlee created controversy when he interviewed members of the FLN. They were Algerian guerrillas who were in rebellion against the French government at the time. According to Deborah Davis, author of Katharine the Great about Katharine Graham, this had all the “earmarks of an intelligence operation”. As a result of these interviews, Bradlee was given an expulsion order from France. The order was later suspended and finally repealed.[citation needed]”


41 posted on 04/15/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Orangedog; Zhang Fei
Capital idea! So which population center in the Continental US gets vaporized first after NATO starts shooting down planes and killing troops belonging to a nuclear armed country?
Did Afghanistan get nuked?
42 posted on 04/15/2014 11:00:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Hulka

“What exactly is the national SECURITY threat to the US?”

There’s none. But it’s too late now.

Obama now owns the problem because he helped overthrow the democratically elected pro-russian government.

He’s an idiot with too much power who was probably bored and decided to play with the CIA. Now this may well escalate into a nuclear exchange.


43 posted on 04/15/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Berlin_Freeper

HELL NO !

And stop asking, the answer is going to be HELL NO every time.


44 posted on 04/15/2014 11:01:38 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Obama got dissed!” isn’t causus Beli for unleashing Nuclear War upon the planet.


45 posted on 04/15/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Psalm 144

He’s an 0bammunist and a Clintonista ... and an idiot.


46 posted on 04/15/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Man, they all become war-hawks when they like the political leanings of the current President. How convenient...


47 posted on 04/15/2014 11:03:49 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Uncle Miltie
So why risk our military guys when a strong leader here could do the job with banking and trade restrictions?

Drown the world's petro markets with a flood of American oil and natural gas.

48 posted on 04/15/2014 11:03:58 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: NorthMountain

Ah but the Obamacon is a relatively new hybrid. It is the what happens when the receptive neocon chickenhawk is serviced by Obammunist policy studs.


49 posted on 04/15/2014 11:04:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You first Jimmy Jeff...


50 posted on 04/15/2014 11:04:22 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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