Skip to comments.Keane: White House ‘Hiding Behind Another Investigation’
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Ret. Gen. Jack Keane said the White House appeared to be hiding behind another investigation in not properly taking Russia to task for the fighting in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner suspected to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists Thursday.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke strongly Friday on the subject, saying if the separatists fighting in Ukraine were found to have shot down MH17, investigators cannot rule out technical assistance from Russian personnel in operating the system that took down the plane.
This is a pattern of warfare that Putin is using, covert warfare, Keane said. And hes not going to stop here as long as we are passive in the United States and the Europeans are passive.
Keane pointed out Power began to take Putin to task for this but Obama didnt do enough.
I thought for certain that was a preliminary step for the president to do exactly that and actually to double down on it because hes the president and he would speak more forcefully, Keane said. But frankly, were hiding behind another investigation.
Keane: China, Iran, NKorea Watching Obama Inaction on Ukraine - March 3, 2014 - Keane called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "bear in the woods," and maintained the United States had to "deal with him now." He said there are many things the United States could do to "poke this guy in the eye and make him understand what's really happening to him."
Keane called for the United States to "take some action" against Russia to prevent Putin from "going into Eastern Ukraine."
"The fact of the matter is, we've got to force him to pull his troops out of there," Keane said.
Like what? Send in the bombers? Paratroopers?
Ukraine wanted to be part of EU. Let EU bail them out.
Meanwhile, Congress isn’t doing a darn thing about yOmama.
She’s not going to last very long.
Surely it's worthy of a strongly worded letter and a Red Line, albeit a thin one...........
Can't argue with that. Let them take care of their own mess for once.