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Obama Speaks About Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane: ‘Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’
http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/17/obama-speaks-about-downed-malaysia-airlines-plane-looks-like-it-may-be-a-terrible-tragedy/ ^ | July 17 2014 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 07/17/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT by PoloSec

President Barack Obama offered his first public comments on Thursday about the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed over Ukraine, saying his first priority is to find out whether there were any Americans on board the flight.

“Obviously, the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Ukraine border,” Obama said in brief comments before a planned speech in Delaware. “And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

“Right now, we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority. And I directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian government,” Obama said. “The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the passengers, wherever they call home.”

Obama’s comments come several hours after it was reported that a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board was believed to have been shot down Thursday over Ukraine, near the Russian border.

The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mh17; ukraine
He just doesn't want anything to interfere with his extended vacation.
1 posted on 07/17/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

and a Great DISTRACTION


2 posted on 07/17/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

A man caused mistake/tragedy/false crisis. Whatever. Can’t he just STFU about anything? Uh, NO.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: PoloSec

How is it he gets word of this faster than he supposedly got word about Benghazi? Or is my timing off?


4 posted on 07/17/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: molson209

Good point.
CNN will no doubt ride this through the end of the summer.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: PoloSec

But hey, he has two fundraisers in NYC tonight, and the fat pigeons there need to be plucked one more time.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 12:03:54 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: PoloSec
Obama has to be the anti-Christ.

He caused this just to get all of the scandals, including the border crisis off of the headlines.

7 posted on 07/17/2014 12:04:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PoloSec

‘Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’

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NSS.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 12:04:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PoloSec

“..........now if you’ll excuse me, daylight is wasting...it’s a late tee time.”


9 posted on 07/17/2014 12:04:57 PM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

How is it he gets word of this faster than he supposedly got word about Benghazi? Or is my timing off?

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Any minute now B. Hussein will blame this downed Airliner on a Christian anti-muslim video.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 12:06:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PoloSec
“And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

You're not sure that it's a tragedy, 0bozo? What does TOTUS say?

11 posted on 07/17/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

Terrible tragedy doesn’t imply any blame. Shooting down a commercial airliner is not a tragedy. It is murder and an act of terrorism. Onve again he can’t say the word “terrorism”


12 posted on 07/17/2014 12:08:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: DanielRedfoot

Apparently there were Americans on board.

So, more Americans died this year from missiles fired at planes than bombs aboard them.

I guess we need to buy one hundred more scanning machines at ten million a pop and step up the body cavity searches at airports. :-(


13 posted on 07/17/2014 12:09:04 PM PDT by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: PoloSec

Obama was on the phone with Putin when he heard a loud boom in the background where Putin was calling from...

“Before the crash, White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed a phone call took place, in which Obama warned that “additional steps are on the table if Russia doesn’t change course.”

Putin told Obama the missile was “on course”.... (sarc


14 posted on 07/17/2014 12:09:31 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PoloSec

Amazing. He hears about this via briefing from his security advisers, and rushes out to make a statement. But the IRS and other scandals he hears about “from the news”.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 12:09:43 PM PDT by magellan
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To: PoloSec

Wisdom like that is why he gets the big money!


16 posted on 07/17/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: PoloSec
‘Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’

Well, duh, Captain Obvious....................

17 posted on 07/17/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: PoloSec

What a boob


18 posted on 07/17/2014 12:13:35 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: PoloSec
Obama Speaks About Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane: ‘Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’

Mass murder and war crime = "Terrible Tragedy".

Hussein has long since lost any moral standing in the International Community, and responses like this only prove why. Does anyone really care what he has to say?

19 posted on 07/17/2014 12:13:58 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: PoloSec

It looks like it might be a terrible tragedy?

But then again it might not be?

What a freaking sociopathic idiot Obama is.

Reminds me of a Mel Brooks line: “Tragedy is if I cut my finger. Comedy is if you fall off a cliff an die.”


20 posted on 07/17/2014 12:15:12 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

“And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

Hey, and now I’d like to give a shout out to Valerie Jarret’s new best friend, Elizabeth Warren. Did you know, by the way, that she has high cheekbones and is a Cherokee Indian?


21 posted on 07/17/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: PoloSec

There was one report that said there was an onboard incident.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 12:17:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: magellan

I think it was Putin who told him.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 12:18:16 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: PoloSec
Who writes this crap for him?

‘Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’?

Gosh, it MAY BE. On the other hand, maybe this passenger jet didn't plow into the Earth and is perhaps still flying around somewhere or has landed safely with all aboard. All those Twitter pics of bodies and wreckage we've been seeing? Too early to tell what that may be.

“Right now, we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority."

Isn't this exactly what the Euros mock American media for: Indonesia is hit by a deadly typhoon that kills 30,000 people, but the headlines in the USA read "Three Americans Killed In Deadly Cyclone".

Sure, that's our first priority. Finding out if Todd and Cindy Chambers from Terra Haute Indiana are amongst the dead. THEN we'll wonder if maybe this was a terrible tragedy caused by a surface-to-air missile battery in the Ukranian/Russian conflict area that has serious geopolitical ramifications.

Hope this didn't interrupt his golf game too long, or he at least allowed the group behind his to play through.

24 posted on 07/17/2014 12:19:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: PoloSec

WOW.

What an AWESOME way to dispose of MH370.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 12:19:25 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: PoloSec

Was this an off the cuff statement or was this something that was run through a series of focus groups that he carefully read from his teleprompter?


26 posted on 07/17/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Sacajaweau

>>>There was one report that said there was an onboard incident.<<<

I will assume the “onboard incident” happened about one millisecond after the Russian Missile hit the Plane.


27 posted on 07/17/2014 12:22:05 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: PoloSec

Outside of a Nuke going off in Chicago, I doubt Obama would ever cancel a scheduled Fundraiser, or a Golf game.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 12:23:49 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: TigersEye

That struck me too. Why would he say this. Of course it is a great tragedy if a plane crashes. If shot down by terrorists, that only compounds it. But no question already a terrible tragedy. This president says some bizarre things.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Where did anyone ever get the idea that this pinhead is articulate? He’s the antithesis of articulate. A bumpkin.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

“Looks like it may be” geez how much more proof does the moron need..it was a terrorist attack on an airliner..but hey, don’t let 23 dead Americans stop Obama from having a grand ol time at some fundraiser


31 posted on 07/17/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PoloSec

Obama IS the tragedy. Putin and his followers can do anything they like and walk.


32 posted on 07/17/2014 12:32:51 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: All

“LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY”

I said the same thing on the evening of November 4, 2008.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by PizzaTheHut
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To: PoloSec
Not during my vacation...

Putin's thugs shoot down a passenger airplane Putin Spies Obama Working Out

34 posted on 07/17/2014 12:38:21 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Fear The People

That’s a good one.

LOL


35 posted on 07/17/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PoloSec
"Looks Like It May Be A Terrible Tragedy’

Brilliant! He just reminds me each day that his extremely high intellect is what got him elected.

36 posted on 07/17/2014 12:44:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: cgbg
I guess we need to buy one hundred more scanning machines at ten million a pop and step up the body cavity searches at airports. :-(

...And ban more guns.

37 posted on 07/17/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: PoloSec

Any thing to make sure he doesn’t miss his vacay!

Did he ask Putie to call in a favor?

As for Four dead in Benghazi

It’s only July, folks.


38 posted on 07/17/2014 12:46:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Obama, a terrible tragedy is an accident. This is an act of war!!!!


39 posted on 07/17/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I ai-pprove this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Red Badger
Well, duh, Captain Obvious.......
40 posted on 07/17/2014 2:22:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up +)
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To: mikrofon

OMG,,,on a dark night I would be scared to run into that in an alley, or even in a brightly lit room. I think the arm socks are the worst. Is that a belt buckle?


41 posted on 07/17/2014 2:24:05 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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