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With Ukraine in turmoil, Hagel can't get Russian counterpart to take his calls
Washington Times ^ | 4/25/14 | Maggie Ybarra

Posted on 04/25/2014 1:06:08 PM PDT by Nachum

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been unable to get Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the phone amid escalating tension near the country’s shared border with Ukraine. Mr. Shoigu announced Thursday that Russia planned to engage in a new series of military exercises near the Ukraine border. The military move, he said, is in response to ongoing NATO training exercises in Poland and the death of at least two pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Friday that Mr. Hagel has been trying to communicate with Russian officials but has yet to hear back

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: hagel; russian; shoigu; ukraine
Hagel Fail
1 posted on 04/25/2014 1:06:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/25/2014 1:06:33 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Who is this Hagel guy?

Never heard of him...


3 posted on 04/25/2014 1:07:22 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds as if this is the same situation if I were to calol Hagel and then complain when he doesn’t return my call. Methinks it is the same status comparison, non-descript to powerful.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 1:10:34 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Nachum

Guess they have their own comedy hour in Moscow and don’t need any more entertainment.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Who is this Hagel guy?

Never heard of him...

The first thing he did at DOD was give orders to remove Graffiti from bathroom stalls ,because it may offend someone


6 posted on 04/25/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Nachum

Russia has a social network site (similar to Facebook) called VK (VKontakte).

Maybe Chuck needs to set up a profile and “friend” some Russians?


7 posted on 04/25/2014 1:12:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Nachum

Send flowers, Chuckie. Maybe a candygram.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

“Send flowers, Chuckie. Maybe a candygram.”

Won’t work.

Russians won’t take calls from “’Mericanski Muslims”.

After all, there are some things even a Russian won’t do.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 1:20:30 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Nachum

I have a strong suspicion that Russia is about to make this administration look like bigger bumbling buffoons than everyone knows they already are.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 1:24:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Why are they calling Russia. There are ethnic Russians in Ukraine running the show. We’ll deal with an illegitimate government in Ukraine and Russia? and not with the ethnic Russians in Ukraine?


11 posted on 04/25/2014 1:24:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Whatever....why, why in the world would anyone take a call from Chuck Hagel? Seriously. Maybe the king of Nepal's defense adviser...he might get out of his chair to take a call from Chuck. But a main player in the world?

Give me a break.

Chuck has not shown leadership skill ONE. His entire agenda has been to tear down the military to pre-World War II levels and to force sodomy down the throats of our generals. That is it.

You're a little man, Hagel. History will remember you as a poor SecDef. And those years you spent mooching as a RINO senator from Nebraska will be forgotten as well.

12 posted on 04/25/2014 1:26:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

Maybe he should get his wife to do it.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 1:27:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: skeeter

Agreed! Something big is about to happen, and Obungler won’t know what to do. The media will cover for him, but his own people will start to back away and leave him holding the hot potato.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum
Thank God someone will take my call. Hi, Mom!
15 posted on 04/25/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: rarestia
Not only will something happen regarding Putin & his neighbors, but I was surprised to learn how tense things are between China and Japan, also. Shades of the 1930s.

And we couldn't have a more inept and unprepared gang of clowns to lead us into the maelstrom.

16 posted on 04/25/2014 1:34:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: molson209
The first thing he did at DOD was give orders to remove Graffiti from bathroom stalls...

It was his phone number.

17 posted on 04/25/2014 1:38:22 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: rarestia

Something big is about to happen

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Probably more than one thing brewing. Other countries are watching Putin manhandle Obama and are coming to their own conclusions about the ability and willingness of the U.S. to protect its interests and those of its allies. Our adversaries see a big green light to do whatever they want for at least the next three years. We are heading into a very dark place.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: skeeter

If you’re an adversay of the U.S., from their perspective its time to push the envelope. They may not get such a favorable scenario with such a hapless gang of clowns for many years if they don’t act now. At least that’s how I would view it if I were in their shoes.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 1:45:59 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

"By the way, Hagel's been trying to call you."

"Who?"


20 posted on 04/25/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Starboard

It’s important to note that three years is an ETERNITY! There’s ample time for America’s destruction to become irreversible.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 1:51:02 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

I believe that Obama will step up the pace of his destruction over the next three years. I don’t know if we’ll ever recover from it.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 1:53:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Sounds as if the US under this cockamamie Administration has amateurishly wandered right up to the brink of war.

My hope is that FR folks use judicious and wise use of their words on FR, at least until we are past what appears to be coming.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 2:04:48 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

My hope is that FR folks use judicious and wise use of their words on FR

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I would hope that they speak their minds. Speaking after the fact accomplishes little IMO.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
I would hope that they speak their minds. Speaking after the fact accomplishes little IMO.

Time for speaking our minds on the Internet may be coming to a slowdown or hiatus sooner rather than later. Like the saying goes: "Loose lips sink ships."

R2z
25 posted on 04/25/2014 2:18:22 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ZULU

The Russian is too busy planning the war.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 2:44:02 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Nachum

He’s probably not allowed to take Hagel’s calls without checking with Putin first.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 3:09:30 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nachum

Who would want to talk to Chuck Hagel?


28 posted on 04/25/2014 3:14:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

Who would want to talk with the dishonest fool, hagel?


29 posted on 04/25/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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