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.