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Obama to Russia: Stop supporting rebels or … you’ll be really isolated, or something
Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | Ed Morrissey

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:

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“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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 1600alqaeda; benghazi; fastandfuriou; flexibilityinside; isisusweapons; mh17; moreflexibility; obama; obama4russia; russia; typicaltreason; ukraine

1 posted on 07/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
...and get serious about” about resolving the conflict in Ukraine, Obama said ...

He IS getting serious, bozo, they shot down a civilian aircraft and nobody is going to do anything about it..................

2 posted on 07/21/2014 9:54:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: SeekAndFind

More hard hitting sanctions to come, like banning the import of Matryoshka dolls.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 9:55:45 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

You stop supporting rebels who kill people in Iraq, Obama.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

Oooooh.... Did he draw a RED LINE? I’ll bet Putie’s really scared! /sarc.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 9:57:25 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


6 posted on 07/21/2014 9:57:29 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Reo

“Oooooh.... Did he draw a RED LINE? I’ll bet Putie’s 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.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: SeekAndFind

Putin’s shaking in his boots.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 10:02:44 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he stamp his foot, too?


9 posted on 07/21/2014 10:02:47 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: V_TWIN

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.

But noooooooooo.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 10:02:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: V_TWIN

I am waiting for china to take over Taiwan.

What’s Obama going to do about it?


11 posted on 07/21/2014 10:04:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Mr. K

Applaud family reunions - it works so well on the US Southern border.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 10:07:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: edpc

“like banning the import of Matryoshka dolls” That’ll show him. Take that!!!!


13 posted on 07/21/2014 10:07:33 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: SeekAndFind

First step is to threaten Russia with pulling the 2018 World Cup from there, but FIFA is too corrupt to do it.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 10:08:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K

He will do whatever it is that hurts the US the most. He is givin’ us our commeuppance.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
"Obama to Russia:
Stop supporting rebels or …
you’ll be really isolated, or something..."


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17 posted on 07/21/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Do it again, 13-14 more times and there will be real trouble.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 10:14:22 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind

19 posted on 07/21/2014 10:15:50 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: SeekAndFind
If the truth were know Obama and Putin are doing all of this together..with Putin in charge since Obama is a moron..
20 posted on 07/21/2014 10:22:37 AM PDT by PLD
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To: tcrlaf

21 posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: informavoracious

22 posted on 07/21/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: NonValueAdded

23 posted on 07/21/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind; MeshugeMikey; All

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.
* Deny.
* 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 - - - .


24 posted on 07/21/2014 11:40:54 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The BRICS equivalent of the IMF will have Putin yawning at attempts to attack him financially. BRICS defangs the IMF as a tool. The CIA trying to overthrow Ukraine as a means of messing with Putin's income via sales of gas to Europe isn't playing will with the European's as we move closer to Winter.
25 posted on 07/21/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Reo
Did he draw a RED LINE?

More like a pink line.

26 posted on 07/21/2014 12:01:21 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Did you see right at the end of his Press Conference?

He must be very angry. Very very angry.

27 posted on 07/21/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT by McGruff (There are none so blind as those who will not see)
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To: SeekAndFind

His statement was the equivalent of his “girlie” pitch when throwing out the first baseball. Feckless.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 5:50:22 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Graewoulf

Answer IS;.....

“Playing the role of the “cool” Choom-Guy,”


29 posted on 07/21/2014 6:45:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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