Skip to comments.Obama to Russia: Stop supporting rebels or … you’ll be really isolated, or something
Posted on 07/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Barack Obama gave a short speech today on the attack on Malaysia Air Flight 17, in which he warned Russia to start using its influence with separatists more positively. His statement, delivered 25 minutes late, included plenty of warnings about isolation for Vladimir Putin, but zero mention of any specific consequences for the shootdown and for the obstruction of the investigation into the explosion that killed 295 people:
Now is the time for Russia and Putin to pivot away from the strategy he been taking and get serious about about resolving the conflict in Ukraine, Obama said in a statement Monday morning in the White House Rose Garden.
He also issued a vaguely worded threat.
My preference has and continues to be finding a diplomatic solution with regard to Ukraine, he said. If Russia continues to back these separatists … then Russia will only further isolate itself with the international community and increase its costs within the international community, he said.
For a live, impromptu presidential address, that’s remarkably weak sauce. Calling a presser under these conditions would normally raise expectations that a President had something significant to add in a crisis situation, which this has clearly been since Thursday. Instead, Obama added nothing at all, not even a hint about any further economic consequences as a result of Russian-backed rebel obstruction and very likely mass murder of innocent travelers in legal airspace. Even John Kerry sounded tougher than Obama in this presser, raising the question once again of what the White House is thinking when they have Obama engage without anything to say.
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He IS getting serious, bozo, they shot down a civilian aircraft and nobody is going to do anything about it..................
More hard hitting sanctions to come, like banning the import of Matryoshka dolls.
You stop supporting rebels who kill people in Iraq, Obama.
Oooooh.... Did he draw a RED LINE? I’ll bet Putie’s really scared! /sarc.
I cant believe it took putin this long to poke bambi in the chest, I expected long before now.
Why dontcha just talk to ‘em barry? That always works. /s/
What a puzzy
“Oooooh.... Did he draw a RED LINE? Ill bet Puties really scared! /sarc.”
He just went on TV demanding that Putin, the Russians, and the Rebels allow access to the crash site.
Somebody should have told him that they are already there, and have been for several hours now.
Putin’s shaking in his boots.
Did he stamp his foot, too?
And Obama has to say one thing and this is over. “I have approved of Keystone and have asked the participating parties to fast track the project.”
Oil prices will collapse nd the world will come to a sudden stop.
I am waiting for china to take over Taiwan.
What’s Obama going to do about it?
Applaud family reunions - it works so well on the US Southern border.
“like banning the import of Matryoshka dolls” That’ll show him. Take that!!!!
First step is to threaten Russia with pulling the 2018 World Cup from there, but FIFA is too corrupt to do it.
He will do whatever it is that hurts the US the most. He is givin’ us our commeuppance.
Obama himself is the one who’s isolated. I doubt he’s getting unfiltered information from his own intelligence services and its been like that for a while.
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Do it again, 13-14 more times and there will be real trouble.
Lemme see now, - - - I listened to Obama’s “Flexible” Speech to Putin today, just before he takes up his real day job of bilking money from Democrat Oligarchs, all expenses paid with US Taxpayer Dollars, of course.
As far as i can tell, Putin is following Obama’s flexible playbook exactly:
* Do what ever you want.
* Have no fear of being held accountable.
* Disobey any and all laws, or ethical standards.
* Cover up any evidence.
* Lie, at every opportunity, especially to the gullible Media.
* Blame others.
* Ridicule all who oppose you.
* Ignore all critics.
* Silently, but ALWAYS arrogantly, consider any harm done to others as necessary collateral damage.
Thus, by listening to Obama’s speech to Putin, I found Obama’s and Putin’s methods to be on the same page:
* Keep investigators away from the evidence;
* Do not allow investigators to investigate;
* Isolate your Party from the International Community.
* Continue to do whatever you want.
BTW, if Obama has three Day Jobs:
1.) Bilking money from Democrat Oligarchs,;
2.) Doing Completed Staff Wok in the Oval Office,
and 3.) Playing the role of the “cool” Choom-Guy,
At which one does he “invest” more hours?
Tax-burdened taxpayers want to know - - - .
More like a pink line.
He must be very angry. Very very angry.
His statement was the equivalent of his “girlie” pitch when throwing out the first baseball. Feckless.
“Playing the role of the cool Choom-Guy,”