Ukraine leader warns Russia after armed men seize government HQ in Crimea

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Tiu wrote:

tick, tock

Feb 27, 2014 7:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Simplerman wrote:

Tough times coming. Reminds me of the lead-up to WWII.
Putin would be wise to back off.

Feb 27, 2014 8:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
daedilus wrote:

Russia will exert itself here, as it rightly should.

It’s oil and gas interests are threatened, and the USA nor NATO has provided any incentive or deterrent to it’s doing so.

Feb 27, 2014 8:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
TopTheNews wrote:

Yeah, the CIA doesn’t have a history of BlackOps and destabilizing countries around the world…

www.TopTheNews.com

Feb 27, 2014 8:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dave7617 wrote:

This is akin to illegal Mexicans doing the same in Albuquerque or Phoenix

Feb 27, 2014 8:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

The entire protest including the Ukrainian legislature voting to de-legitimize itself was all encouraged and staged by pro Russians.

Only after a country has violence and a de-legitimized could Russia act without impunity.

Obama doesn’t care, He only cares that the US loses military power, moral authority and diplomatic power.

Feb 27, 2014 8:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
skoorbekim wrote:

The US State Department will plant 1,000 trees to offset this aggression (of carbon emissions).

Feb 27, 2014 8:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
rjdb84 wrote:

GUNMEN. Raise Russian flag. In Kyiv, on the Maidan, the Ukrainians, the protestors, were peaceful and unarmed. The Russians send “gunmen”. Tells you all you have to know about the two.

Feb 27, 2014 8:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
rimmini2 wrote:

“The United States says any Russian military action would be a grave mistake.”

Hagel just shrank our forces to pre WW 2 levels, because the primary threats (as he sees it) are terrorist groups not nation states. So maybe my math is off but if Russia, and China are raising their numbers of troops and we are shrinking ours, It begs the question….

Mr. President, just what the hell are YOU going to do about it?

Feb 27, 2014 8:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
eitalia wrote:

Waving the Russian flag and chanting “Russia, Russia” is really stupid regardless of which area you are aligned with.

Feb 27, 2014 8:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
stonehillady wrote:

The so called western part of Ukraine and the push to join the EU has George Soros written all over it….Little do these people understand that they will face grave hardships once they except the IMF & USA monies, for they will soon also be Cyprus with a bail-in of all their monies & their living standard will go the way of Greece & Cyprus. Better off staying with Russia, who will do far better for ALL the people in Ukraine then the Banksters of the west.

Feb 27, 2014 8:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
OT. wrote:

The hypocrisy!!

Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski called the seizure of government buildings in the Crimea a “very dangerous game.

“Provocateurs are on the march. It is the time for cool heads” said Arsen Avakov.

What was the occupation of the Maidan and governmental buildings all around the Ukraine the past few weeks? Ring around the rosy? Furthermore, Mr Avakov must have some Russian roots himself, because if he was Ukrainian, his surname would be Avakiv. This is how closely Ukraine and Russia are intertwined.

No, this is not akin to illegals in the US. Ethnic Russians have lived in the Ukraine for centuries.

Feb 27, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
Stevemacko wrote:

Gee. I wonder who is pushing this? Putin may find that Ukraine is not Georgia.

Feb 27, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
BuggyBob wrote:

The rest of the world is on it’s own-diminished America can’t make it this time. But how long can it last? Czar Alexander the First reached Paris and still Russia was a basket case. Russia is good at building truly awesome palaces and killing people– the eurobums BEST get their collect butts in gear–the Yanks ain’t coming; we have issue here.

Feb 27, 2014 8:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
hotsandy wrote:

Maybe it’s time for Americans to think of some kind of a movement to stop Obama before he desroys our beloved country ?

Feb 27, 2014 8:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
ezlivn wrote:

They should not have done that. Susie Rice warned them. I bet they are having trouble sleeping at night. They are sooooo scared.

Feb 27, 2014 8:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ranger01 wrote:

The countdown begins. Russia is positioning it’s self to invade the Ukraine. They are massing the support structure needed to take over, and no one will try to stop them.

Feb 27, 2014 8:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Inarguably wrote:

Ukraine is a powderkeg, Putin is sharpening his sabre, Iran is a hair’s breath away from having a nuke, and the United States is disarming itself…mmm,mmm,mmm Barack Hussein Obama. With a marxist in the White House, these are dangerous times indeed!

Feb 27, 2014 8:46am EST  --  Report as abuse

Uh oh. More red lines will be coming out of the White House in just a matter of hours.

Barack to Biden: “Get in there with your dry-erase marker and start drawing some red lines. Get Pelosi and tell her I said help you. Use that big dry-erase board in the Situation Room. We’re going to need a LOT of red lines. And no whining.”

Biden to Barack: “ohhhaaaahhhhhhh….I was planning on going out for some ice cream….. do I really have to do this NOW?…aaahhh”

Barack to Biden: “I SAID NO WHINING damn it. Now get in there and start drawing the lines.”

Biden to Barack: “You don’t love me. I’ll be glad when I’m dead.”

Barack to Biden: “Just go draw the lines. Big red lines.”

Feb 27, 2014 8:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
dq1 wrote:

So glad Hillary reset the US relationship with Russia in 2009. But Reuterville will never ask her about it.

Feb 27, 2014 8:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
caligula41776 wrote:

Putin feels emasculated because the manliest politician in the world is Ukrainian: Vitali Klitschko.

Putin is trying to show the world he is still tough. It’s only a matter of time before Klitschko invites him to step into the ring and settle this whole thing like a man.

Feb 27, 2014 8:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
caligula41776 wrote:

Putin feels emasculated because the manliest politician in the world is Ukrainian: Vitali Klitschko.

Putin is trying to show the world he is still tough. It’s only a matter of time before Klitschko invites him to step into the ring and settle this whole thing like a man.

Feb 27, 2014 8:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
caligula41776 wrote:

Putin feels emasculated because the manliest politician in the world is Ukrainian: Vitali Klitschko.

Putin is trying to show the world he is still tough. It’s only a matter of time before Klitschko invites him to step into the ring and settle this whole thing like a man.

Feb 27, 2014 8:55am EST  --  Report as abuse

Uh oh. The Red Flags versus The Red Lines.

Feb 27, 2014 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
tasuja wrote:

When mobs waving iron bars, throwing petrol bombs and killing police took over government buildings in Kiev, the West cheered and cheered the “peaceful protestors”. Now, that people have peacefully occupied the parliament building in Crimea, the West is is horrified.

Feb 27, 2014 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Quilter1931 wrote:

Hey, Nobel Committee, how’s that Peace Prize you gave out in 2009 looking now?

Feb 27, 2014 9:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
krusatyr wrote:

The WH cartoon Caligula warned Putin he would put an FCC observer in the Kremlin if Putin continued to demonstrate intimidating strength.

Putin said the only red line obama has is the trail across the floor from his monthly.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
krusatyr wrote:

The WH cartoon Caligula warned Putin he would put an FCC observer in the Kremlin if Putin continued to demonstrate intimidating strength.

Putin said the only red line obama has is the trail across the floor from his monthly.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
krusatyr wrote:

The WH cartoon Caligula warned Putin he would put an FCC observer in the Kremlin if Putin continued to demonstrate intimidating strength.

Putin said the only red line obama has is the trail across the floor from his monthly.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
krusatyr wrote:

The WH cartoon Caligula warned Putin he would put an FCC observer in the Kremlin if Putin continued to demonstrate intimidating strength.

Putin said the only red line obama has is the trail across the floor from his monthly.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
loupblance wrote:

That is funny the wimps in EU?NATO and in the WH are warning Putin. I can not stand Putin but he proven he can and will lead his nation Obama is a fraud and has been out manned across the board in the international arena. They all know he is a paper tiger.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
loupblance wrote:

That is funny the wimps in EU?NATO and in the WH are warning Putin. I can not stand Putin but he proven he can and will lead his nation Obama is a fraud and has been out manned across the board in the international arena. They all know he is a paper tiger.

Feb 27, 2014 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
BillKilgore wrote:

These protestors must be blind. Didn’t they see that red line that Barry Soetoro drew in front of the parliament headquarters building???

Feb 27, 2014 9:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
LesLegato wrote:

Obama will do nothing. There aren’t enough Muslims or gays for him to save for him to care.

Plus for Obama, losing again to Putin is a “win” as it’s part of his effort to make the US. look weaker and weaker.

(WTH did you all think he meant when he promised to transform America?).

Feb 27, 2014 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
LesLegato wrote:

Obama will do nothing. There aren’t enough Muslims or gays for him to save for him to care.

Plus for Obama, losing again to Putin is a “win” as it’s part of his effort to make the US. look weaker and weaker.

(WTH did you all think he meant when he promised to transform America?).

Feb 27, 2014 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
abortobama wrote:

Ballbag HUSSEIN Obysmal Hates The United States of America….

Feb 27, 2014 9:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
defins wrote:

daedilus, “rightly should?” Who gives them the “right” to go into another country? They have NO right.

Feb 27, 2014 9:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
327 wrote:

it’s about time Russia did something.

Feb 27, 2014 9:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Nomee wrote:

The U.S. elected a man-child president, so there is no one to stop them. Russia will rebuild an empire and show the liberal left what actual imperialism really looks like.

Feb 27, 2014 9:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
LanieLou wrote:

The Tatars, Muslims… taking over the Ukraine ? No wonder Obama is threatening Putin.

Feb 27, 2014 9:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
martialmedia wrote:

It’s obvious president Erkel has them shaking in their boots.

Feb 27, 2014 9:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
hkIII wrote:

Not to worry. The Russians and Chinese are our friends. Otherwise why would the liar-in-chief want to emasculate our military. He is obviously a genius in fool’s clothing.

Feb 27, 2014 9:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
Miguel526 wrote:

The Resurrection of The Freedom of The Ukrainian People is deeply feared by Putin’s lackeys the world over. The legacy of Russia’s state-sponsored mass-murderer: Joseph Stalin, is still working it’s ugly magic throughout the world in the minds of those Stalin lackeys residing in MSM “news”rooms/academia/universities (Europe & the US), in Venezuela, North Korea, Vietnam, or the Crimea.

Once the people of the Ukraine get their own government on it’s feet, there will be more prosperity and mutual good offices between the people of Russia and the Ukraine. The only people against this are Putin’s pals (across the world), who want their cultural hero’s totalitarian dreams of destroying the freedoms, hopes, & dreams of the Common Person to remain safely in place.

Feb 27, 2014 9:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
mirted wrote:

Uh, folks, all the anti-Obama humor aside, it has long been apparent that Russia is headed down a path of reabsorbing it’s former states, esp. “White Russia”(e.g. Ukraine)one way, or another. Consider that Ukraine needs $35Bn. Just where would they get that if not from Russia, whom they already own much money? Anyone consider that the whole fiasco here was a Russian set-up? The USA is feckless. What could the Administration possibly do that would frighten Putin? Not a thing. Putin need only present a mildly acceptable excuse to reassert Russia’s hold on the Ukraine as a puppet state so it will be palatable for the apologists in the West.

Feb 27, 2014 10:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
LibertyStone wrote:

The US and Nato should move military assets to Ukraine if they ask for our assistance. Nato should move Air Force Wings and armor into Poland and move battle fleets into the Eastern Med, Baltic Sea and above Murmansk.We should ask Romania to allow a Marine division to do exercises in thier country near the Ukrainian border. We should move a fighter wing into Turkey and see if we can do a joint exercise in Georgia with the 101st and 82nd airborne. I know Obama will not flex this kind of muscle but it would send a clear message, and Putin would back down.

Feb 27, 2014 10:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
JAYO wrote:

Really? Crimea “is the last big bastion of opposition to the new political leadership in Kiev following the ouster of Yanukovich on Saturday”? Does that sound like a bit of an overstatement by Reuters to anyone else? It’s clearly much more sorted in the eastern part of the Ukraine than that line proclaims.

Feb 27, 2014 10:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
furio wrote:

This sounds like Hitler at Munich on the Sudentenland issue.
Russia seems like a dead end for freedom loving people, the future for youth is with the capitalist west.
Actually I think Putin is terrified of what this means for Russia as the youth will now demand individual freedom.
None of us need some thug telling us how to live.

Feb 27, 2014 10:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
Piasano wrote:

Yeah, I’d say the tartars would have a problem with the russians as they were either slaughtered or sent to siberia and those relatively few left, fled. Then, as usual, russia filled crimea with russians and presto!, it is now part of mother russia.

Now, russia’s thug government will send their army in to do there thing, loot, murder, raid liquor/electronic stores, etc.

The Ukranians found out that having firearms laws that only allow them shotguns and air rifles (as seen in the demonstrations as counter sniper use)are only useful if they live under a just government and aren’t in the crosshairs of rogue, criminal states like russia. Time to start arming your civilians.

Feb 27, 2014 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
paperpushermj wrote:

Watch these events I’m reminded of the Rhineland 1936.

Feb 27, 2014 10:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
udidit wrote:

Russia versus Ukraine, The grudge match.

Feb 27, 2014 10:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Neur0mancer wrote:

WORST PRESIDENT EVER.

Feb 27, 2014 10:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
ronb28135 wrote:

The Russian Bear is beginning to stir again. What’s Putin’s end goal? Restoration of Communism?

If he likes Communism so much he should apply for a visa and immigrate here. Why bother with re-conquering all of those countries when he can enjoy it here without all of the work. He could share an apartment with Gorbachev near San Francisco or take a room at the White House and let Obama brag to him about how easy it was to communize our health care system.

Feb 27, 2014 10:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Skyliner wrote:

So where is that nice guy Bush saw when he looked deep into Putin’s eyes?

Feb 27, 2014 10:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
runk944 wrote:

So now the reuters-backed pussy; hussein, has been proven to be as impotent as all real Americans knew from the start of his cult of personality and welfare buy-offs….

Feb 27, 2014 10:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
Naime wrote:

Why is America even making comments about this? We do not have a dog in this fight. No matter which way it goes, it’s not going to affect anyone other than those who live there.

Que sera sera.

Feb 27, 2014 10:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
HappyG wrote:

In other news, President Barack Hussein Obama has reportedly rolled back up into the fetal position and is refusing any calls…

Feb 27, 2014 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
MDT wrote:

Yes, and the love and spirit of international cooperation of the Sochi Olympics is but a fading memory. Putin back to being his old self with impunity.

Feb 27, 2014 10:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
HappyG wrote:

When the world laughs at America…everyone loses…

Feb 27, 2014 10:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
stopthejunk1 wrote:

This conflict has been inevitable since 1991. Crimea, along with much of eastern Ukraine, is more culturally (and historically) part of Russia than it is part of Europe.

We will probably see partition in Ukraine. Whether or not with armed conflict, who can say? NATO should stay out of it.

Feb 27, 2014 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
disengage wrote:

The west uses words, huffs and puffs. Putinism, marches along, sweeping aside all blather, from Obama, the EU. Buildings are seized. Russian troops and the war machine moves to Ukraine’s border .Within the Ukraine, the area around the Russian fleet, starts planning to attack Ukraine from within. Face up to the facts Obama and EU. Putinism, is on the march. What are you going to do , before the attack starts, about these threatening circumstances?????Iran is watching this all, with glee, as are the Chinese and the North Koreans !

Feb 27, 2014 11:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Badgerloader wrote:

Unfortunately, the US does not have a respected leader to counter Putin’s bullying.

Feb 27, 2014 11:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
SGTScientist wrote:

stonehillady wrote:
“Little do these people understand that they will face grave hardships once they except the IMF & USA monies, for they will soon also be Cyprus with a bail-in of all their monies & their living standard will go the way of Greece & Cyprus.”
Ukrainians would have to raise their standard of living quite a bit to have the same standard of living as Greece.

Feb 27, 2014 11:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
NeoConVet wrote:

Words hurled by Kerry and Obama have proven to have little meaning.

Feb 27, 2014 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
Skyliner wrote:

Well, guys, I suppose we could raise taxes, institute the draft, and declare war on a whole bunch of countries.

Feb 27, 2014 11:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
Zuhalter wrote:

Sounds like the plot for a new Call of Duty. Modern Warfare 4? Ghosts 3?

Feb 27, 2014 11:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
soitbegins wrote:

So while the US under Obama is weakening, Russia under Putin increases in strength. Wonderful.

Feb 27, 2014 11:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
Big2Tex wrote:

“The United States says any Russian military action would be a grave mistake.”
Ooooooooo, I bet Putin is shaking on his throne. Obama, Hagan, and Kerry are toothless tigers unable and unwilling to engage anyone they cannot drone to death. Russia could easily march into the Ukraine with no resistance other than a couple of finger wags and outlandish rhetoric. And Putin knows this for sure.

Go ahead Obama, draw one of your red lines and see who shudders.

Feb 27, 2014 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

if it worked in Kiev, it should work in Simferopol, right?

oh, waitaminute, it’s not ‘mob rule’ when the US state department does it…

Feb 27, 2014 11:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
randallpklp wrote:

I hope this does not turn into an Archduke Ferdinand moment.

Feb 27, 2014 11:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Regardless of what liberals think, much of the unrest in the world is a product of the Obama Administration’s horrible foreign policy and Obama’s personal weakness. Putin plays Obama like a fiddle, China isn’t scared of America and terrorism continues to rise. Obama has managed to take a world respected, maybe not liked America , to disrespected and disliked with no fear of retribution from America. The Ukraine will go back to Russia and communism after 20 plus years of western exposure. That should work out well for the Ukrainians.

Feb 27, 2014 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Regardless of what liberals think, much of the unrest in the world is a product of the Obama Administration’s horrible foreign policy and Obama’s personal weakness. Putin plays Obama like a fiddle, China isn’t scared of America and terrorism continues to rise. Obama has managed to take a world respected, maybe not liked America , to disrespected and disliked with no fear of retribution from America. The Ukraine will go back to Russia and communism after 20 plus years of western exposure. That should work out well for the Ukrainians.

Feb 27, 2014 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
treeburner wrote:

Who are we to condemn military aggression? The US is like the worlds warlord. Anywhere we can make a buck on guns, bombs, jets, nukes, chemical weapons, whatever, we’ll be there drooling and chomping at the bit. ……. it’s all good ! Big war is Big money, Big money is POWER !

Feb 27, 2014 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Support Vitiali Klitchko! Support Kiev democracy!

Feb 27, 2014 12:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gooojooo wrote:

xxx

Feb 27, 2014 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tonymonti wrote:

watch out Russia , obama is going to warn you with a red line lol

Feb 27, 2014 12:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tonymonti wrote:

Lets see we invaded Iraq check we invaded Afghanistan check obama wanted us to attack Syria check but they are telling Russia to stay out of the Ukraine lol

Feb 27, 2014 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
libsukbigtime wrote:

Russia rattling Ukraine’s cage. China screwing with Japan. The world is laughing in our face and becoming more dangerous. How does Obama respond? He dismantles the military

Feb 27, 2014 12:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
orginalneo wrote:

Mr Obama?

Feb 27, 2014 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse

We’ve seen this act before. Soon, something will happen to a bunch of Russians or Ukrainians of Russian descent and insurgents will depose the new government and immediately ask for Russian “assistance”.

Of course, Putin has conveniently amassed several thousand tanks on the border for just this reason, and will send them in as “peace keepers”. Ukraine will then be in the Russian Empire again.

Obama will do nothing, as previously agreed to with Medvedev.

Feb 27, 2014 1:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Obama to Medvedev, “Tell Putin to wait. I’ll have more flexibility after the election”.

This has been pre-arranged.

Feb 27, 2014 1:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dpurser wrote:

Ukraine warns Russia.
Poland warns Russia.
UN warns Russia.
Obama draws lines in the sand trap, then resumes his golf game.

Feb 27, 2014 1:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brznhuzzy wrote:

I’m certain Russia is now quaking in it’s boots after hearing the US “regime” warn that any military action will be a “grave mistake”. I imagine they’ve already turned around and are heading back to Moscow. Yeah, right…

Feb 27, 2014 1:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Badmoon wrote:

President Obama is doing a fine job of proving his point that American Exceptionalism is presently and possibly permanently dead. President Obama our first Progressive Socialist community organizer professor Dear Leader is dangerous, with that giant chip of imagined past imperial colonial wrongs on his lower pouting lip, he is succeeding in his destructive mission against our Constitutional Republic. As I write this President Obama is publicly gutting our military,..we know and the world knows that if Vlad Putin wants it bad enough, he can take the Ukraine and more. By abandoning the global power fulcrum he has invited the next global conflict,..Tiu is correct, “tick tock”…scary business living under a weak president.

Feb 27, 2014 1:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Moses43 wrote:

when you raise a flag it means you have just conquerod something; the Russians mean to stay put for a while; I wonder if the US raised our flag over the main govt buildings in Iraq or just at our bases??

Feb 27, 2014 2:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JakePannel wrote:

Sounds like Obama is going to draw another RED line……LOL

Feb 27, 2014 2:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
teaisstronger wrote:

OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS WANT THAT RUSSIAN FLAG FLYING IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS

These traitors in Congress will one day have to climb up the steps to the FEMA Guillotines being stored at FT. Howard.

Feb 27, 2014 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WATERSHARK wrote:

Israel, upon hearing this news, declared America must attack Iran!!!!

Feb 27, 2014 3:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
2Borknot2B wrote:

Russia has position, simple as that, Putin is playing his 3P’s, like any good player would. But the hands always rotate, don’t they? America does not have one of the crucial elements, and Russia has all three. Thanks to that banker, biggest mistake of his life.

Feb 27, 2014 3:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Zappo15 wrote:

Wow. If Russia does not toe the line Ukraine rebels are going to invade Russia.The evil forces of Rasputin are shaking in their boots.

Feb 27, 2014 3:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlfBundy wrote:

This is what a weak progressive leader and his weak Secretary of States yield. Thanks for re-arming the Russian Bear douchebag President and your faithful servants of peaceful servitude.

Feb 27, 2014 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
j12568b wrote:

Better be careful we’ll get out red line paint out.

Feb 27, 2014 3:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Aranhas wrote:

Putin has Obama’s number. They have a psychological analysis file a foot thick. He knows when Obama goes to the bathroom and how many sheets of toilet paper he uses. He knows Obama has never faced a crisis in his life, never made a major decision before being President and screws up constantly. If Putin moves into Ukraine, Obama will do one of two things: nothing or show how “tough” he is by drawing a red line on the ground and saying, “If you don’t leave, I’ll hold my breath until I turn blue.” Putin wouldn’t do this with Bush – either of them – or Reagan. Only with Dem Presidents.

Feb 27, 2014 3:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DJG7777 wrote:

If the people of Crimea want to secede, why shouldn’t they?

Feb 27, 2014 3:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HMS wrote:

I have to wonder if Russia is shaking in their boots after John Kerry warned them to not invade Ukraine? I bet half of the world including Russia bent over in laugher at Kerry. Kerry now represents a declawed toothless tiger.

Feb 27, 2014 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
a_patriot wrote:

“Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski called the seizure of government buildings in the Crimea a “very dangerous game”.”

Looks as if the FM needs to read up on the definition of “game”

Feb 27, 2014 3:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
talljohn777 wrote:

Obama is a feckless leader and carries no weight in the world…

Feb 27, 2014 4:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The Clinton’s “overload” button is working just famously.
SNAFU.

Feb 27, 2014 4:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FreeRussian wrote:

@Dave7617
First of all my friend, the Russians who live there are not illegal Mexicans. They fought to free this land from the Turks and only a corn dumbass Khrushchev gave this territory to Ukraine as a gift. Speaking of Kiev, I am sure you history classes informed you about Kievan Rus’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus’

Feb 27, 2014 4:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MichaelH1838 wrote:

Well, with a little good fortune, our President, Obama, will step in and threaten significant penalties unless that weakling, Vladimir Putin knuckles under. A new “Red Line”…LOL

Feb 27, 2014 4:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
seafloor wrote:

Nikita Khrushchev was Ukrainian, btw. He handed over the Crimea to Ukraine by an act of arbitrary despotism. There are 58% Russians, 12% Tatars and 24% Urkrainians living on the Crimea. For now the occupiers have agreed with the members of parliament to decide by a referendum about the autonomy at May 25th.

Feb 27, 2014 5:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

For some reason, Crimean Tatars don’t want to join prosperous Putin’s Russia. They adamantly want to rather live in the indebted, but independent from Russia Ukraine. Think about why, folks…

Feb 27, 2014 5:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BrokenPipe wrote:

nonsense, can anyone tell me where I can read real News, and not this bullshit.

Feb 27, 2014 5:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I was a staff member at the IMF for 5 years about 30 years ago. I left upon realizing I was working for a terrorist organization whose mission was to throw the country into debt, steal a countries resources, and plant their own leaders. If the IMF is involved you can be sure the side they are supporting is corrupted and is not the one you probably want to back.

Feb 27, 2014 5:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The Ukrainian leaders need to immediately start arming their population.

It’s Second Amendment time for the Ukraine.

If the Russians decide to come let them find an armed Ukrainian behind every tree, behind every wall and in every window.

That is how you keep other countries from even thinking about occupying your nation.

This is why no nation will ever attempt to invade the U.S. If our military needs help in stopping them the “People” are always ready to help. All the President would have to do is “Call Out The “People’s” Militia. “United” we are a military of 200 million.

Feb 27, 2014 5:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xraypilot2 wrote:

All part of the Presidents “flexibility after the elections”.

Feb 27, 2014 5:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
handyre wrote:

Speak softly and carry a big stick used to be our stance. Is it now? Perhaps the Russians agree with the Chinese-Our POTUS is no more than a paper tiger(or puusy cat). Your thoughts?

Feb 27, 2014 6:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
comradestalin wrote:

putin will take half of the ukraine,who is going to stop him?? the femanized metrosexuals who run europe? the coward comrade obama,who has already blinked over syria? this is why you need an actual leader not some affirmative action flunky who isnt ready for prime time,poor comrade obama, his freinds dont trust him and his enemies do not fear him

Feb 27, 2014 6:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Landfar wrote:

Its funny how this artical does not mention how the Ruddisn were persicuted in Crimea when the Soviet Union fell.
Always slanted against Russia the BS never ends

Feb 27, 2014 6:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I wonder what would be happening if the US had a leader in the White House. Obama is giving Russia the opening it needs to re-exert itself.

Feb 27, 2014 7:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I wonder what would be happening if the US had a leader in the White House. Obama is giving Russia the opening it needs to re-exert itself.

Feb 27, 2014 7:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mz6yx6 wrote:

“Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski called the seizure of government buildings in the Crimea a “very dangerous game”.”

I guess seizure of the government building in Kiev weren’t a very dangerous game. Note: The people “appointed” (some would say at gun point) to head the government in Kiev were not elected. I say split the country. The Crimea was part of Russian up until 1955. Ukraine was part of the Russian Empire for 200 years before the USSR. If you were part of the a country for 300 years and still don’t get along, it is time to split. No amount of political talk is going to permanently fix this and still have a single country.
The Western Ukraine want to join the EU, let them try. I can’t imagine they could contribute anything to the EU other than more debt. The Eastern & Crimea consider themselves Russian. They have the Black Sea, which is probably why the Western half of Ukraine doesn’t want to give it up. Plus, once split, Russia would jack their natural gas cost up.

Feb 28, 2014 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
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