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Putin: Washington behind Ukraine events all along, though flying low
Russia Today ^ | 4-29-2014 | RT

Posted on 04/29/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf

The US has been behind the Ukrainian crisis from the beginning, but was initially flying low, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He added that if sanctions continue, Russia will have to reconsider who has access to key sectors of its economy.

“I think what is happening now shows us who really was mastering the process from the beginning. But in the beginning, the United States preferred to remain in the shadow,” Putin said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

Putin stated that since the US has taken a lead role in resolving the political crisis in Ukraine, it is “telling that they originally were behind this process, but now they just have emerged as leaders” of it.

The "Maidan cookies" policy paves the way to a broader crisis, Putin warned, referring to US officials showing up in central Kiev and encouraging protesters during demonstrations.

“It is necessary to understand that the situation is serious and try to find serious approaches to the solution,” he said.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: civilwar; obama; putin; ukraine
If I'm correct, this is the first time that Putin HIMSELF has directly blamed the United States (Meaning the Obama Administration) for causing and directing the events in Ukraine.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Tell all the story, it wasn’t Washington, it was Obama.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 5:01:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, the Orange Revolution was hatched by ValJar and the White House regulars.

Putin said it at the time.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 5:04:08 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: tcrlaf

Next week, Putin will blame the U.S. for invading and occupying Crimea.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: shalom aleichem

Pretty amazing, that one of our most incompetent Administrations in recent history hatched the Orange Revolution before it took office.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

How many countries have obama, soros, and dohrn now
attacked in the name of America?

Libya
Egypt
Syria
Israel
Poland
Ukraine
....


6 posted on 04/29/2014 5:10:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, well, he should know from shadowy.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 1rudeboy

OK. Point taken. Bush had many nincompoops planted in State Deputy and CIA - I love Dubya but he was saddled by many morons. I just assumed time line would put it with O.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: tcrlaf

The media stays mum for the most part, but this mess in Ukraine has Obama administration written all over it. It is another mess created by this evil US regime.

I think we are hated now more than ever.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 5:17:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: tcrlaf

What a bunch of neo-Soviet crap. You get to say stuff like that when you own all the news channels in your country I guess. Anytime the power is out in a North Korean city (about 5 days a week), the news blames it on US special forces. Any time a cat is run over in Iran, it is a Mossad operation. Anyone who believes this garbage needs to move to Russia.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:18:28 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

You should have paid attention to what was going on in Ukraine around the Olympics. Obama regime egged this on.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:20:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: tcrlaf

This sort of rhetoric is very dangerous, and in a world where tempers flare over 140 characters in a “Tweet,” I’m concerned at how measured our government will be in reacting to Putin’s accusations.

The Obama administration has turned into a brigade of firefighters surrounded by a political conflagration. They’re starting to show their points of stress and strain. If Putin decided to make a move on any American interest overseas or, God forbid, on our soil, I have serious doubts that our government would do anything about.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:20:49 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: tcrlaf

I think Putin knows how much Americans hate Obama and is taking full advantage of it.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:23:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dforest

I seriously doubt the average Ukranian gives a damn what Obama or America in general thinks. These people wanted freedom, plain and simple.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:25:58 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

Obama Tightens Control Of The Media Without A Peep?

http://theconservativecitizen.com/2012/01/10/obama-tightens-control-of-the-media-without-a-peep/


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:26:04 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rarestia

“Workplace violence”.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:26:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dforest
Vladi simply is putting on a show about his hand-picked goon getting the boot. And what does Vladi care? He got Crimea in the bargain.

Not gonna stop FReepers for falling for it . . . .

17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rarestia

Putin is not an idiot, he is not going to start WWIII.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

It’s not Putin I’m worried about! This administration is full of narcissists who do not like to be trifled with. Research what happens when clinical narcissists get backed into a corner. It’s seldom a happy ending.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:28:37 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Obama Tightens Control Of The Media Without A Peep?”

Bad news. Still not even close to Putin outright owning all the media in his country and shutting down opposition stations and now websites and blogs. We must guard liberty at home, but we are nowhere close to Russia.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

How does Putin “own” the media? And our media is the reason Obama is in office. Not much better, if you ask me.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: tcrlaf

Er, yes, the people who can’t create a website are going to engineer a revolution. (eyes rolloing)


22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:47:48 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Listen, it's ok if you don't understand the difference between Russian state control of its media, and the U.S. media being controlled by "admirers" of its state.

But equating the two is a red herring, unless you intend to excuse the behavior of Russian state-owned media by pointing at its U.S. version.

23 posted on 04/29/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf
If I'm correct, this is the first time that Putin HIMSELF has directly blamed the United States (Meaning the Obama Administration) for causing and directing the events in Ukraine.

I said back at the time on here that it wasn't any huge coincidence that a bunch of Americans like "Code Pink" could "go attend the Olympics" near the Ukraine.

24 posted on 04/29/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dforest
You should have paid attention to what was going on in Ukraine around the Olympics. Obama regime egged this on.

Around the time of the Olympics?

That's the extent of your knowledge about what has been going on in Ukraine?

Some of us have been paying attention to what's been going on there for a lot longer than that.

Obama has very little to do with what's going on in Ukraine.

25 posted on 04/29/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: ilovesarah2012
I think Putin knows how much Americans hate Obama and is taking full advantage of it.

Bingo.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 5:54:17 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 1rudeboy
Pretty amazing, that one of our most incompetent Administrations in recent history hatched the Orange Revolution before it took office.

LOL.

27 posted on 04/29/2014 5:57:25 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 1rudeboy

I honestly don’t know much about Russian media but I can see with my own eyes what Obama does with our media.

And this is an interesting article. The comments following are interesting as well:

Putin Has Taken Control Of Russian Facebook

Business Insider By Jim Edwards
April 22, 2014 11:59 AM

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/putin-taken-control-russian-facebook-155943767.html

This is also interesting:

OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS GET READY TO ATTACK OUR FIRST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH RIGHTS VIA MEDIA AND INTERNET HATE SPEECH LEGISLATION

04-28-2014 11:43 pm - Aaron Klein - See more at: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_35361.php#sthash.HO0drNor.dpuf

Tell me how much better Obama is than Putin.


28 posted on 04/29/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“How does Putin “own” the media? “

I don’t understand your question. Putin simply owns the media. Like you own anything else, all Russian news channels are government channels that answer directly to Putin. All people with influence over what goes on the news are handpicked by the Kremlin. Opposition channels and websites are shut down by force of government. There is no comparison with US, there is plenty of anti-Obama media, cable, radio, and alternative (FR).


29 posted on 04/29/2014 6:19:46 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: tcrlaf

So posting KGB Putin propaganda garbage here again.
Putin Today is a KGB run propaganda network.

Are you paid to post this crap for the murderous monster Putin ?


30 posted on 04/29/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin shut down the free Russia media outlets years ago !
He is a KGB sociopath.
Where the hell have you been?


31 posted on 04/29/2014 6:43:24 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt

http://rt.com/

Has some interesting articles.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 7:15:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Cute name, too.

"Autonomous Nonprofit Organization 'TV-Novosti'".

Practically screams, "CCCP".
33 posted on 04/29/2014 7:40:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

“Putin HIMSELF”

Almighty has spoken. On your knees, slave.


34 posted on 04/29/2014 11:39:59 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: FreeReign

Once again, you are wrong. They are behind the coup. This has their hand prints all over it.

I believe we all want Ukraine to be free. Right now they have no chance at all because aligning with either side will bring them no freedom.

Americans had best keep their eye on the ball here because our freedoms are vanishing daily. The thought police are wanting to scan the internet for “hate speech”. We have much to worry about right here.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 4:28:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tcrlaf
I'm just learning how much John McCain was involved in this coup.

Anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, got a boost from Sen. John McCain today.

The Arizona Republican, who was accompanied by Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, of Connecticut, said he was at Independence Square to speak on behalf of the American people.

"To all Ukrainians, America stands with you," McCain said, as the crowd roared.

He continued: "People of Ukraine this is your moment. This is about you; no one else. This is about the future you want for your country. This is about the future you deserve. A future in Europe, a future of peace... The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you," McCain said.

I guess he wanted a second chance after that Libya debacle.

36 posted on 04/30/2014 7:21:24 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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