Skip to comments.With Ukraine in turmoil, Hagel can't get Russian counterpart to take his calls
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 countrys 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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Who is this Hagel guy?
Never heard of him...
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.
Guess they have their own comedy hour in Moscow and don’t need any more entertainment.
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
Russia has a social network site (similar to Facebook) called VK (VKontakte).
Maybe Chuck needs to set up a profile and “friend” some Russians?
Send flowers, Chuckie. Maybe a candygram.
“Send flowers, Chuckie. Maybe a candygram.”
Russians won’t take calls from “’Mericanski Muslims”.
After all, there are some things even a Russian won’t do.
I have a strong suspicion that Russia is about to make this administration look like bigger bumbling buffoons than everyone knows they already are.
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?
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.
Maybe he should get his wife to do it.
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.
And we couldn't have a more inept and unprepared gang of clowns to lead us into the maelstrom.
It was his phone number.
Something big is about to happen
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.
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.
It’s important to note that three years is an ETERNITY! There’s ample time for America’s destruction to become irreversible.
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.
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.
My hope is that FR folks use judicious and wise use of their words on FR
I would hope that they speak their minds. Speaking after the fact accomplishes little IMO.
The Russian is too busy planning the war.
He’s probably not allowed to take Hagel’s calls without checking with Putin first.
Who would want to talk to Chuck Hagel?
Who would want to talk with the dishonest fool, hagel?