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US Warns Russia Of 'Tragic Consequences' If Ukraine Is Invaded But That Makes Little Sense
Business Insider ^ | 4-30-2014 | Paul Szoldra

Posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt held a press conference in Kiev on Tuesday, saying that Russian troop movements into Ukraine would constitute a serious escalation and, even further, the U.S. would respond immediately, UPI reports.

He continued, as the Kyiv Post reported, saying that "such a scenario would lead to tragic consequences."

At first glance, this sounds like tough talk. In essence, Pyatt seems to be telling Moscow, "if you invade, U.S. troops will stop you."

And certainly, with 600 U.S. troops already moved into Poland and the Baltic states, things could get ugly.

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Sounds like blustering for local consumption from this Obama-appointed, career long State Department Apparatchik.

The coup government is losing/has lost control of events now. Several tweets today about even areas of Western Ukraine may break away from Kiev, as well.

The Pro-Nazi demonstrations in Kiev the last couple of days presents some REALLY bad imagery.

1 posted on 04/29/2014 10:57:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

The only thing worrying me is zer0 may want to kill more people to save his sorry butt. zer0 and his minions are opportunists and would kill their own mother and father if they thought their power would hold by doing the unthinkable. May I be wrong but with zer0 and his minions, in control, one can never predict their behavior (imho). If zer0 and his minions decide to throw another war over Ukraine may our Military decide not to go and may Congress do the right thing, for once, and arrest zer0 and his crowd. I know will never happen that Congress will arrest zer0 and his crowd, thus may our Military decide not to go.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 11:05:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: tcrlaf

Another view of the same story:

US ‘to react’ if Russia crosses into Ukraine

US ambassador to Ukraine warns of “inevitable, sharp reaction” by the US if Russian troops cross border into Ukraine.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/04/us-react-if-russia-crosses-into-ukraine-2014429184141957331.html


3 posted on 04/29/2014 11:06:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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They’ll be able to see our line in the sand from space!


4 posted on 04/29/2014 11:06:18 PM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted.....)
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To: tcrlaf

Pyatt is one of the two US officials who was recorded discussing who to install as leader post-coup.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 11:09:04 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: no-to-illegals

I think Obama is only thinking about how many terms FDR got from his world war.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 11:09:43 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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History tells me fdr didn’t start a war .... though many say otherwise. zer0 and his minions ... we have history on them also. We know zer0 loves siding with moslems. During WWII moslems sided with nazis.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 11:14:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Usagi_yo

“I think Obama is only thinking about how many terms FDR got from his world war.”

Obama is incompetently stumbling us toward World War.
There was ZERO benefit to American interests in Destabilizing Ukraine. That was done merely to sooth over Obama’s wounded ego after Syria.

Elections really do have consequences. The sheeple got EXACTLY what they voted for. Vaporware...

And I don’t think the sheeple will get it, until it is far too late.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 11:19:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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“I think Obama is only thinking about how many terms FDR got from his world war.”

That wouldn’t surprise me. I suspect he’s been using FDR’s playbook to purposely prolong the depression.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 11:21:36 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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They’ll be able to see our line in the sand from space!

... considering that they are at the moment the only country on the planet with regular manned spaceflight capabilities.

10 posted on 04/29/2014 11:22:38 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: no-to-illegals

O’Bastard wants to see more white Christians kill each other.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 12:01:57 AM PDT by Finalmente
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To: tcrlaf

This is turning into a slow moving Egypt - can’t the EU, UN and USA get anything right foreign policy wise? This would be a bad satirical french comedy if it wasn’t for the fact that people are dying because of this.

Mel


12 posted on 04/30/2014 12:45:36 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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The writer of this article would get an F for content.

The implied threat to Russia is regarding economic sanctions that will cripple the Russian economy.

Russia, acting like a rogue Iraq, is miscalculating by annexing and possibly invading to secure the land bridge to their naval yards in Crimea.

LOL, a landbridge that would be quickly dispatched if the SHTF btw. Putin is inept or yearns for the good ole days of bread lines of his Soviet/KGB past.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 12:56:36 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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You're the one cheering on the Nazi Putin; he's the pan-Russian ultra nationalist, religious chauvinist, president-for-life, and richest man in the world.
14 posted on 04/30/2014 1:50:04 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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I am WARNING you again Putin! IF you make more moves against Ukraine or the Baltic states....well......I.........I'll cut health care to my own troops, cut their pay, close their commissaries, take away their housing allowances, carve up their retirement, and that's just for starters! I'll furlough DoD engineers, doctors, nurses, and shipyard workers, - and then I'll terminate their jobs too! I'll send the KC-10 and A-10 to the boneyard, sink 2 aircraft carriers, and cut 150,000 uniformed troops. Whaddya think of THAT!?

15 posted on 04/30/2014 2:36:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: tcrlaf

Obama hasn’t got the balls to play a round of golf, and the Russians know it.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 2:52:18 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: tcrlaf

They will deliver a strongly worded letter. Strongly worded.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 2:52:28 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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"The coup government is losing/has lost control of events now."

As you already know from our previous discussions, you are propagating lies when you say "coup government" in reference to the lawfully elected parliamentary government that existed before and after Yanukovych vacated his office. As NATO observed when it refuted such false Russian propaganda:

Russian claims that the Ukrainian authorities are illegitimate

The current Ukrainian president and government were approved by an overwhelming majority in the Ukrainian parliament (371 votes out of 417 registered) on 27 February 2014, including members of the Party of Regions.

That parliament was elected on 28 October 2012. The Russian Foreign Ministry at the time declared that the elections were held “peacefully, without any excesses and in line with generally-accepted standards” and “confirmed Ukraine’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law.” The statement can be read in Russian here.

The parliament which Russia called legitimate then can hardly be called illegitimate now.

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_109141.htm

Quote: Комментарий Департамента информации и печати МИД России в связи с выборами в Верховную Раду Украины 2052-30-10-2012 28 октября на Украине состоялись выборы народных депутатов Верховной Рады седьмого созыва. Они прошли в спокойной обстановке без каких-либо эксцессов и соответствовали общепринятым стандартам. Предшествовавшая почти трехмесячная избирательная кампания, сопровождавшаяся острой борьбой между электоральными конкурентами, носила в целом честный и открытый характер. В процессе голосования не зафиксировано существенных нарушений, способных повлиять на его итоги. Это подтверждают многочисленные национальные и международные наблюдатели, включая и российских представителей. Хотя результаты выборов являются еще предварительными, их главный итог уже очевиден - Украина еще раз подтвердила свою приверженность нормам демократического, правового государства. В России с интересом следили за ходом выборов и искренне надеются, что по результатам состоявшегося волеизъявления развитие тесного взаимодействия между Украиной и Россией получит дополнительный импульс. 30 октября 2012 года OpenDocument

http://www.mid.ru/BDOMP/Brp_4.nsf/arh/7B278B84083B786444257AA7003B030C?

"Several tweets today about even areas of Western Ukraine may break away from Kiev, as well."

The Russian 14th Army in Transnistria has been busy infiltrating espionage agents, sabotage agents, and military Spetsnaz teams into the western Oblasts of the Ukraine to seize key objectives and incite the Russian minorities to rebel against the majority populace in the Ukraine, just as it did so in Moldova more than 20 years ago. So there is no reason to be surprised the Ukraine and its non-Russian are being victimized by state sponsored terrorism and terrorists under the direct command and control of Russia and Putin's Kremlin.

"The Pro-Nazi demonstrations in Kiev the last couple of days presents some REALLY bad imagery."

It says a lot when you selectively complain about the relatively very small number of marginalized NAZI sympathizers in the Ukraine, while you make excuse after excuse supporting the Fascist Russian crimes against the peace and crimes against humanity on a scale unmatched even by Adolf Hitler and the NAZIs of the Third Reich. Russia murdered far more people in the Ukraine than Germany and her Fascist Axis allies killed in the Second World War. Even now the Russians have begun the ethnic cleansing and persecution of non-Russians in the Crimea by forced emigraton and by closure of the Ukrainian language schools. Yet you spend your time in this forum decrying what the small number of Fascists are not accomplishing in the Ukraine and neglect or perhaps even defend the Fascist atrocities and killings being perpetrated by the Russian Fascists who have the most gruesome track record of murdering millions of Ukrainians in world history.

18 posted on 04/30/2014 2:56:36 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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Stupid is as stupid does.
What next for globocop.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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“The Pro-Nazi demonstrations in Kiev the last couple of days presents some REALLY bad imagery. “

Got links/pics?


20 posted on 04/30/2014 4:05:00 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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