Putin says U.S. guided by 'the rule of the gun' in foreign policy

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hunterson wrote:

Mr. Obama’s utter refusal to lead from the front, his choice to belittle Putin and make it personal, and his inability to point out that it is Russia who is breaking international multilateral agreements regarding Ukraine is coming home to roost.

Mar 18, 2014 8:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Isaguy wrote:

Close….the Chicago Way….

Mar 18, 2014 8:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AbuNudnik wrote:

Look who’s talking!

Mar 18, 2014 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Freddy12 wrote:

Putin makes sense. Obama never does and the results are demonstrated in Libya for example. Michael Savage says, McCain is an military/industrial lobbyist posing as a Senator. You gotta love Savage!

Mar 18, 2014 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoWhat123 wrote:

You put 22,000 armed troops surrounding the ballot boxes, 60,000 moved to the border then accuse a community organizer of using the “rule of the gun”? If anything should upset Obama it is not that there is someone who ignores him entirely, it is that someone can now even out lie him.

Mar 18, 2014 8:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kjatexas wrote:

That’s an interesting statement, Mr. Putin, considering it was you who sent your military into Crimea.

Mar 18, 2014 8:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
VascoDeGama wrote:

you know America is @#$%^ed when Russia’s dictator is more believable and trustworthy than ours…

Mar 18, 2014 8:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
eleno wrote:

Obama – the founding father of a new country: Jokerica, feared by none, laughed at by many. Politically Correct Leader of the dumb.

Mar 18, 2014 8:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rmschau wrote:

Putin taking a page out of the Obama playbook – projection.

Mar 18, 2014 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KevinStowell wrote:

Thin skin and a hard-on for all of humanity don’t make a leader. I wonder if we could trade Obama for a bottle of vodka?

Mar 18, 2014 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
margiel wrote:

Barry doesn’t like guns.

Mar 18, 2014 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cooldela wrote:

Obama is the chosen one. Putin should know this.

Mar 18, 2014 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bob_Oscar wrote:

Jesse and Al….send in Jesse and Al to straighten this mess out.

I can see the Rev Al speaking rational ebonics to Putin…very convincing?

Why not? Will be as good as Obama himself negotiating some kind of *deal*…or (big F’n deal)Biden…

…aim high…

Mar 18, 2014 8:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pattersh wrote:

Mr. Putin’s not far off. I mean, we did invade Iraq and Afghanistan; the difference being that after spending trillions of dollars after losing thousands of soldiers, we intend to surrender that land back to its indigenous peoples. For President Putin to really stick it to us from the moral high-ground, he’d have to declare the Crimea “independent”, and then retreat to Moscow after spreading “democracy”…

Mar 18, 2014 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pattersh wrote:

Mr. Putin’s not far off. I mean, we did invade Iraq and Afghanistan; the difference being that after spending trillions of dollars after losing thousands of soldiers, we intend to surrender that land back to its indigenous peoples. For President Putin to really stick it to us from the moral high-ground, he’d have to declare the Crimea “independent”, and then retreat to Moscow after spreading “democracy”…

Mar 18, 2014 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rattner219 wrote:

When our president says that Russia needs to respect the territorial boundaries of the Ukraine, needs to allow them to be autonomous and decide their own course of history, he is exposing our hypocrisy and it’s quite embarrassing. The olympics weren’t enough apparently, when the president (and our athletes) complained of spying in their hotel rooms. Yes, the cameras and microphones were so large and obvious that they were clearly placed there as a thumbed nose to our surveillance state. We complained about it vociferously, while the Russians called us hypocrites for NOT calling out our own NSA for the very same thing. They were right then, and they are right now. Mr. President, please stop embarrassing us and our Nation.

Mar 18, 2014 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
funksoul6 wrote:

Wow. Now wonder old Vlad has Obama bamboozled. He lies just like a Democrat! In fact, our Leftist, Democrats, who had their genesis in their 1920′s worship of Joe Stalin’s “greatest social experiment in the history of mankind” (look it up), learned at the Soviet’s knee the art of accusing your opponents of the very thing of which you yourself are guilty!

Mar 18, 2014 8:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hitmon wrote:

Putin still holds Obama’s tiny sack in his iron fist!

Mar 18, 2014 8:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Starkstruck wrote:

I seem to recall that in the past, most Communist leaders had major disagreements with other Communist and Socialist politicians. So the current behavior of Putin and Obama is nothing exceptional. It was to be expected as they each have their own intransigent ‘socialist’ views.

Mar 18, 2014 8:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Starkstruck wrote:

I seem to recall that in the past, most Communist leaders had major disagreements with other Communist and Socialist politicians. So the current behavior of Putin and Obama is nothing exceptional. It was to be expected as they each have their own intransigent ‘socialist’ views.

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Starkstruck wrote:

I seem to recall that in the past, most Communist leaders had major disagreements with other Communist and Socialist politicians. So the current behavior of Putin and Obama is nothing exceptional. It was to be expected as they each have their own intransigent ‘socialist’ views.

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Starkstruck wrote:

I seem to recall that in the past, most Communist leaders had major disagreements with other Communist and Socialist politicians. So the current behavior of Putin and Obama is nothing exceptional. It was to be expected as they each have their own intransigent ‘socialist’ views.

Mar 18, 2014 8:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
abortobama wrote:

Putin = Chuck Norris

Obama = Richard Simmons

Mar 18, 2014 8:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obama is only a middle manager in the American government … he can not and does not control the government….. that is clear from the actions of our government and the military industrial complex and the banker controlled economy ….. Obama is NOT a leader but a follower …..

Mar 18, 2014 8:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeBlow44202 wrote:

Sad to say, but everything Putin said here is correct.

Mar 18, 2014 9:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeBlow44202 wrote:

Sad to say, but everything Putin said here is correct.

Mar 18, 2014 9:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RalphSchmalph wrote:

Obama’s comrades in Moscow have picked up on his argument against American Exceptionalism. Once again Obama and the Communists are on the same page.

Mar 18, 2014 9:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ratt wrote:

I really don’t see any difference here in what Obama is doing in the Middle East and what Putin is doing to Crimea.
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Pot calling Kettle black.

Mar 18, 2014 9:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
genek wrote:

Putin is correct. We are now seeing the “fruit” of electing an absolutely unqualified dope to be POTUS. As Shakespeare said, the evil that this clown has done will live on long after he is gone. Hope all you Dems are happy with the president you wanted!

Mar 18, 2014 9:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

When there’s a boot on your neck – it does matter if it’s an American boot or a Russian boot.

Politicians – all the same; they care about money and power. They care not for the people.

Mar 18, 2014 9:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Ohh.. I meant it *does NOT matter* :)

Mar 18, 2014 9:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Leeam wrote:

Can it get any more obvious that the guy is taunting us? Deliberately picking a fight?

Mar 18, 2014 9:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zappo15 wrote:

Is Obama with his silly moves going to get the US into a world war?

Mar 18, 2014 9:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tims1973 wrote:

“Putin says U.S. guided by ‘the rule of the gun’”

Just so you know Putin, the U.S. Govt has been using ‘the rule of the gun’ domestically here on its own people too. The Govt is becoming so overbearing that its concerning the public and the public are buying guns in record numbers. The Govt has responded by trying to covertly, with ZERO MEDIA REPORTING, conduct a policy of buying up ammo off the market and pushing to “make lists” of gun owners and have liberal state Govts engage in gun confiscation.

The U.S. Govt is, without a doubt, “out of control” and operating very close to a tyrannical level. Obsessed with controlling American citizens and not listening to the American people.

Mar 18, 2014 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Putin is right, the standards on international relations has fallen lately, and Russia is not to blame.

Mar 18, 2014 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
atrayuP wrote:

Russia controls fuel and will hold that over everyone..time to start using and finding more alternative fuels.

Mar 18, 2014 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
atrayuP wrote:

Russia controls fuel and will hold that over everyone..time to start using and finding more alternative fuels.

Mar 18, 2014 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
atrayuP wrote:

Russia controls fuel and will hold that over everyone..time to start using and finding more alternative fuels.

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atrayuP wrote:

Russia controls fuel and will hold that over everyone..time to start using and finding more alternative fuels.

Mar 18, 2014 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

Project much?

Mar 18, 2014 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

Project much?

Mar 18, 2014 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
atrayuP wrote:

Russia controls fuel and will hold that over everyone..time to start using and finding more alternative fuels.

Mar 18, 2014 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Bummer when the Communist leader schools us on our own foreign policy …

Mar 18, 2014 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Founders1792 wrote:

“America can’t afford any more ‘leading from behind’ in such a dangerous world” – Sarah Palin

It is painfully obvious that Barrack ‘Boy Blunder’ Obama simply has not clue how to be a leader let alone a smart one!

Governor Palin would never have got us in the messes Oballah has!

Mar 18, 2014 9:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse

So sad to watch our little boy in the white house get punked so bad by Mr. Putin.

Mar 18, 2014 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Distressed7 wrote:

We, the United States, once again prove ourselves only to be what our able “enemies” consider us to be. Nothing more than a coercive contradiction that spends countless time and money and blood, on enforcing the global rule of a few, at billions of others expense. We are a phony bunch of liars who parade around bragging on ourselves. We don’t even convince ourselves anymore. We spend even more countless sums of money and time trying to convince everyone else who absolutely wonderful we are. It’s not working. U.S.A. LEAVE THE WORLD ALONE. NO ONE NEEDS YOU, OR REALLY EVEN WANTS YOU.

Mar 18, 2014 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
carterbenb wrote:

As he invades a sovereign nation…

Mar 18, 2014 10:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BigLou15 wrote:

Looks like we have found o-blame-a’s equal in lying. However, this guy is a whole lot scarier.

Mar 18, 2014 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:

I think that’s a typo in that headline: “Putin says U.S. guided by ‘the rule of the gun’ in foreign policy.”

According to a just leaked State Department document Putin really said, “U.S. guided by ‘the rule of the dumb’ in foreign policy.”

The White House is trying to figure out what that means, exactly. Insiders close to the President think it’s a veiled racist statement but they realize that turning the frenzied media machine they’ve got in their pocket won’t work on the Russians.

Time to focus on Illegal immigration reform and find another “women’s issue” issue to champion.

Mar 18, 2014 10:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Joe_Casepack wrote:

Obama is a huge embarrassment.

Mar 18, 2014 10:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acts2380 wrote:

Obama agrees with him. He apologized to all the Moslems in 2009 for our Chosen attitude.

Mar 18, 2014 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
acts2380 wrote:

Obama agrees with him. He apologized to all the Moslems in 2009 for our Chosen attitude.

Mar 18, 2014 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Vladimir Putin has never owned a girls bike, and has never ridden one.

Mar 18, 2014 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Vladimir Putin has never owned a girls bike, and has never ridden one.

Mar 18, 2014 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Vladimir Putin has never owned a girls bike, and has never ridden one.

Mar 18, 2014 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Vladimir Putin has never owned a girls bike, and has never ridden one.

Mar 18, 2014 10:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

That’s comical since his troops are marching west through the Ukraine. What are they using, bow and arrows?

Mar 18, 2014 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
waggg wrote:

“…the chosen ones” That joke works every time! Gotta luv it.

Mar 18, 2014 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
half-waked wrote:

Putin is right, this is none of the United States’ business. 95% of Crimea voted to join Russia. How is this the business of the US again?

Mar 18, 2014 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse

It must really, really irritate Obama and the DemocRATs that Putin has adopted their own tactic of accusing the opposition of doing what they themselves are doing.

I say put Obama and Putin in an arena and let them fight it out. Put it on pay-per-view and we could retire the national debt. And it would give the lo-fo American voters a valuable lesson as to what happens when you elect a weak, narcissistic “leader” who is more interested in preening and in the trappings of office than in performing its hard duties.

Mar 18, 2014 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
florianr wrote:

Mr Putin, America is exceptional..it is just that we have an unexceptional leader at the moment but that will change soon and hopefully the electorate will wake up

Mar 18, 2014 10:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
glutamine.sr wrote:

The US cant do anything about this either way. However, A good politician would leverage it to their advantage in some way…if it was a republican he’d be rallying the war mongering dispensationalist base to gain standing in the polls.. or perhaps a promise from Russia to support the USA next time we invade a Syria

Mar 18, 2014 10:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

I have to say the man is not lying. We invaded Iraq, the latest of our adventures, with a cost of over 100,000 Iraqi lives using a flimsy and dubious claim just to bolster our reason to invade a third world country.

Mar 18, 2014 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RicardoQueso wrote:

That “rule of the gun” comment is pretty comical, seeing as the current administration is going everything possible to disarm both our military and our citizenry.

Mar 18, 2014 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ren1A wrote:

Another Treaty?? What happened to the Treaty of the Budapest Memorandum for Security Assurances signed back in 1994 in which USA, Britain and Russian gave assurances to the Ukraine for sovereignty in exchange for standing down on N weapons????

Mar 18, 2014 10:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paperpushermj wrote:

Sounds like Putin is Channeling Nancy Pelosi to Me.

Mar 18, 2014 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JNH67 wrote:

So what makes Obama think he is right on the Crimea? Aside from what V Jarret tells him. Didn’t the 13 colonies separate from England? Was it right or wrong? Wrong for England and right to the USA and the PEOPLE.

Did you notice – Scotland wants to leave the UK, Venice want to leave Italy, Quebec still wants to separate from Canada, northern California wants to split from the rest, Colorado has a separatist movement, and who know how many others. And the Texas leaders are sitting on their selfserving hands.

Mar 18, 2014 10:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NeoConVet wrote:

If past patterns of Obama leadership hold…he will take another vacation! The Sanctions on 11 men are a bad joke!

Obama will no do any of the logical items below!
Taking quick action in the short term:
- Halting the announced Defense reductions
- Providing Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense to Poland, that Obama killed in’09
In Long Term beginning NOW
- Begin exporting LNG to Europe
- Opening Keystone pipeline (creating jobs,
- Approving more drilling & fracking for more oil/gas
to undermine the only thing Russia produces (other than AKs & vodka)…to attack their income.

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JNH67 wrote:

So what makes Obama think he is right on the Crimea? Aside from what V Jarret tells him. Didn’t the 13 colonies separate from England? Was it right or wrong? Wrong for England and right to the USA and the PEOPLE.

Did you notice – Scotland wants to leave the UK, Venice want to leave Italy, Quebec still wants to separate from Canada, northern California wants to split from the rest, Colorado has a separatist movement, and who know how many others. And the Texas leaders are sitting on their self serving hands.

Mar 18, 2014 10:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NeoConVet wrote:

If past patterns of Obama leadership hold…he will take another vacation! The Sanctions on 11 men are a bad joke!

Obama will no do any of the logical items below!
Taking quick action in the short term:
- Halting the announced Defense reductions
- Providing Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense to Poland, that Obama killed in’09
In Long Term beginning NOW
- Begin exporting LNG to Europe
- Opening Keystone pipeline (creating jobs,
- Approving more drilling & fracking for more oil/gas
to undermine the only thing Russia produces (other than AKs & vodka)…to attack their income.

Mar 18, 2014 10:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chris_Colon wrote:

Putin must be a Democrat. He accuses others of things that he does. Must have read “Rules for Radicals”.

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IrvingC wrote:

The problem with Putin’s statement is, Obama’s administration is a complete fake, so it only knows how to pretend to be “tough.” Obama thinks it can put this over on people. But, he’s transparent – they can see right through him.

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Brittwit wrote:

Sad thing is, the US Congress allows obama to unconstitutionally attack countries like Libya, and does nothing about it besides ordering one more round at their liquid lunches, so putin has a point.

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Brittwit wrote:

Sad thing is, the US Congress allows obama to unconstitutionally attack countries like Libya, and does nothing about it besides ordering one more round at their liquid lunches, so putin has a point.

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CAPaiva wrote:

In 2012-2013…in an attempt by the US and ICBI (International Consortium of Central Banks and Industrialists) to secure the natural gas lines economy (and strategic isolation of the Russian Federation) of Ukraine…the US has played a VERY STUPID ultimatum card with Putin. IT IS NOT PUTIN WHO HAS INITIALLY BROKEN INTERNATIONAL LAW…IT IS ILLEGAL US “president” Barry Soetoro-Obama. Vladimir Putin knows this…and will certainly embarrass Barry Soetoro-Obama (including fall-guy John Kerry). The US may even be handed its OWN ULTIMATUM by the Asian Axis (Beijing-Moscow-Pyongyang). (Clifford Anthony Paiva YouTube Channel)…

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CAPaiva wrote:

In 2012-2013…in an attempt by the US and ICBI (International Consortium of Central Banks and Industrialists) to secure the natural gas lines economy (and strategic isolation of the Russian Federation) of Ukraine…the US has played a VERY STUPID ultimatum card with Putin. IT IS NOT PUTIN WHO HAS INITIALLY BROKEN INTERNATIONAL LAW…IT IS ILLEGAL US “president” Barry Soetoro-Obama. Vladimir Putin knows this…and will certainly embarrass Barry Soetoro-Obama (including fall-guy John Kerry). The US may even be handed its OWN ULTIMATUM by the Asian Axis (Beijing-Moscow-Pyongyang). (Clifford Anthony Paiva YouTube Channel)…

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iabouncing wrote:

Putin for president!

Mar 18, 2014 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GameTime wrote:

Under Obama this nation isn’t guided by much of ANYTHING!

I think America is exceptional. Putin would love for Russia to be exceptional. It’s not. It could be but not with him at the helm. Putin has discovered the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson/Barack Obama “rent-a-mob” tactic to influence public opinion. Make no mistake. Putin has guns behind those hand-held signs proclaiming “Freedom From Ukraine.” Now that Putin has amassed billions for himself, he wants a statue in his country and sees aggression as the way to make himself beloved and a way to make his people feel good about themselves. Russia, formerly a Communist government, is now little more than a nation-state of posturing corrupt thugs in good-looking leather jackets.

Mar 18, 2014 11:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse

“They have come to believe in their exceptionalism and their sense of being the chosen ones. That they can decide the destinies of the world, that it is only them who can be right.”

Got to admit; that sure sounds like the left wing nuts currently being “lead” by Barack Hussein Obama.

Putin definitely has Barack’s number.

Mar 18, 2014 11:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sarkozyrocks wrote:

Putin is right. To get minimally biased reporting and facts without extreme US CIA propaganda, go to English version of Germany’s Der Spiegel or China’s Xinhua…or even the UK’s BBC for a biased but not extreme propaganda version. Truth eventually leaks out and wins the day…the lesson the Soviet Union learned. We’re on the wrong side of this one. Impeach Obama asap before this gets completely out of hand.

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cristo52 wrote:

“They have come to believe in their exceptionalism and their sense of being the chosen ones. That they can decide the destinies of the world, that it is only them who can be right.”

Directly from Mr. Obama’s first inauguration speech.

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madmaxx wrote:

At least in Crimea, during the referendum, they didn’t have Black Panthers wearing combat garb,boots,berets and billy clubs in front of the polling place like they did in Philadelphia in 2008.Plus, they didn’t have any names taken from the Chicago Cemetery tombstones nor illegal immigrants voting without identification.

Mar 18, 2014 12:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
margiel wrote:

Obama is afraid of guns…he’s guided by his personal whims.

Mar 18, 2014 12:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CaptPhil wrote:

Obama is becoming not only an embarrassment to America but to the Western world. This ‘World Leader” standoff is laughable in its mismatch between the US and Russia. The wise man will choose his battles and not intentionally fight far above his weight as Obama is doing. I don’t fault him as much as I do those who advise him. I would not expect a community organizer to understand issues of international consequence but his advisors should know better than to drop him into a such a mismatched mess. Mind you, they are a bunch of inexperienced academics who are as green as he is, so no surprise there. Fortunately, he is dealing with a tough, experienced and savy world leader who won’t let him make a really stupid mistake (I hope).

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margiel wrote:

Obama is afraid of guns…he’s guided by his personal whims.

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keebo wrote:

Spoken like a true commie, Putin

Mar 18, 2014 12:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
garth_dakota wrote:

Hopefully Obama doesn’t get upset and try to ‘show’ someone what he thinks he can do. This guy is dangerous, and the lack of respect he gets is entirely justified.

Mar 18, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
garth_dakota wrote:

Hopefully Obama doesn’t get upset and try to ‘show’ someone what he thinks he can do. This guy is dangerous, and the lack of respect he gets is entirely justified.

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garth_dakota wrote:

Hopefully Obama doesn’t get upset and try to ‘show’ someone what he thinks he can do. This guy is dangerous, and the lack of respect he gets is entirely justified.

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garth_dakota wrote:

Hopefully Obama doesn’t get upset and try to ‘show’ someone what he thinks he can do. This guy is dangerous, and the lack of respect he gets is entirely justified.

Mar 18, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The thing is he(Putin) is right, we used to be that way but we are slowly changing thanks to leadership like President Obama. So obviously our reputation in the world is still one of ‘shoot first ask questions later’. As I have said before we will be paying for the policies of the Bush 2 admin for decades. This is not ‘blaming Bush’, this is just stating an intellectual fact.

The funny thing is we still have people like McCain banging on the war drums any chance they get, and this sure does not help us rid ourselves of that reputation.

People have to get over themselves and realize that every nation is ‘exceptional’ in its own way. We can not dictate foreign events, but that does not mean we can not influence them. This is the subtle difference that many on the right will NEVER understand.

Mar 18, 2014 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jezzball wrote:

The last great strong leader this country had was Ronald Reagan. GWB was a strong leader whether you liked the guy or not. Carter and this clown are pathetic and the world is walking all over us. BLECK!

Mar 18, 2014 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rpsjc wrote:

Read the book of Daniel, the iron and the clay won’t mix, so their globalist “utopia” will end up a smoldering heap.

Mar 18, 2014 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why is everyone assuming that the we are not okay with what is happening over there and this is just a show being put on by the leaders of all the players?

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hombre41 wrote:

Putin projects. Classic tactic of the American left. Turnabout’s fair play. Next thing we know, he’ll step over Obama’s pink line.

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hombre41 wrote:

Putin projects. Classic tactic of the American left. Turnabout’s fair play. Next thing we know, he’ll step over Obama’s pink line.

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TexanSense wrote:

It is not often for Reuters to allow comments. And, then only via Facebook. Reason?

Perhaps just to take the pulse of their readers?

It is interesting to see two Socialist go at it. One with the backdrop of a Muslim, the other a professed Christian. Both believing in “Rule over the masses”.

From the comments across many sites Americans sense that Putin is deeply concerned with Russia’s status and welfare of his people whereas Obama and his administration are but self serving, caring not a wit for the country they represent.

It is not approval of Putin but a reputing of Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TexanSense wrote:

It is not often for Reuters to allow comments. And, then only via Facebook. Reason?

Perhaps just to take the pulse of their readers?

It is interesting to see two Socialist go at it. One with the backdrop of a Muslim, the other a professed Christian. Both believing in “Rule over the masses”.

From the comments across many sites Americans sense that Putin is deeply concerned with Russia’s status and welfare of his people whereas Obama and his administration are but self serving, caring not a wit for the country they represent.

It is not approval of Putin but a reputing of Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackWhite wrote:

Obama is a man child. Putin is a man. No doubt who will win.

Mar 18, 2014 1:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nmwander wrote:

Wheee doggy!
that Putin feller sure knows how to organize a community!

Mar 18, 2014 1:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nmwander wrote:

The Crimean Referendum has actually given the West an opening into gaining influence in Ukraine.
If all the smack-talking slope-heads would excuse themselves right now and go try to locate Crimea on a map, I can speak to the rest of you’s.
#1….Crimea leaves Ukraine…..and takes 20% of Ukranian Natl Debt with it!! Thats now Russia’s burden.
#2…..Let other oblasts/regions vote on referendums for their future too!! Galicia in far Western Ukraine used to be Poland! Bessarabia used to be Moldova!!….Poland and Moldova are both in EU and Poland is part of NATO.
Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.

Mar 18, 2014 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Putin has put the nail on the head on this one. Looking at blogs/comments from just common people, they reflect the same, and there is a growing anti US feeling sweeping our world.
Time for a policy change US I think the bullying days are over. Can you imagine if a revolution were to take place within USA? it would be the worst carnage in history, with so many guns in the hands of citizens.
So stick to your back yard and watch your backs.

Mar 18, 2014 1:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
markcausey wrote:

Now THAT is a true case of the pot calling the kettle black!

Mar 18, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ounceoflogic wrote:

I don’t know about everyone else but I think the Crimea-paloosa has run its course. It was meant to be a distraction from the dozens of domestic issues plaguing the o’bama administration but served only to reveal yet another shortcoming of our tiny president. Let’s get back to Justin Beiper.

Mar 18, 2014 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ronaldxxx wrote:

Pretty accurate description of Americans they are self righteous and think they know what’s best for everybody yet blind to thier own arrogance, they themselves practice many unjust things which they either minimize or completely ignore. Yet tell Americans the truth about themselves you will be attacked for it instantly, another manifestation of their arrogance.

Mar 18, 2014 2:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

I believe America is exceptional. So is Russia. And China. And Somalia. And every country in planet earth. Every human being is exceptional. Every God’s creature is exceptional. That includes every animal. So those who claim only us are exceptional are delusional. Hitler also thought only Germany and Germans were exceptional. Being exceptional should not be a pretext to oppress other humans, or discriminate against other cultures or mistreat animals.

Mar 18, 2014 2:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JFKIII wrote:

We are the chosen one and the difference makers. We bailed out the Russians in WW II. We should have let the Germans take care of them, when they had them. However, the leftist of his day FDR gave them guns.

Mar 18, 2014 2:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Freddy12 wrote:

If this goes hot, the good news is it should be the end of Washington, DC via nukes launched from subs. Just hope they don’t forget NYC, New Jersey, Maryland, and Chicago.

Mar 18, 2014 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Putin sosil moy khuyi! (Vse ravno, ya eb ego mat!)

Mar 18, 2014 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jack49 wrote:

Mr. Putin is wrong in saying that about all Americans. However, he’s spot on in describing the Democrats.

Mar 18, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
eagle0542 wrote:

Elect a community organizer who surrounds himself with academic cone heads who neither have run anything and this is what you get. Amateur Hour!

Mar 18, 2014 3:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
acpa4u wrote:

See what happens when you elect a pothead President?

Mar 18, 2014 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ShutTheHellUp wrote:

obama is so mad he ordered the IRS, DOJ, and FBI to take a break from the Tea Party and go after Putin. President Jarrett had to explain why that won’t work this time.

Expect the following from obama in no particular order: new pink line, ‘major’ speech, vacation

Mar 18, 2014 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vaguy4101 wrote:

I don’t think the Obummer play book of calling names and belittle your opponet will work in this situation, but he’s not enough of a pseudo intellectual to figure that one out…

Mar 18, 2014 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

Me thinketh the pot is calling the kettle a commie! Obama never saw a gun he likes!

Mar 18, 2014 3:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MQB3 wrote:

I wonder which “international law” says he can annex chunks of a sovereign country? This is the second time he’s done it.

Mar 18, 2014 3:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UScitizentoo wrote:

Putin and all the other paid KGB trolls on this board would have the world believe this is between Russia and USA. This is all excellent theater but as with all KGB propaganda and anything that comes out of (ras)Putin’s mouth it is false.
This is in fact between the Russians and the Ukrainians. Russia has stolen Ukrainian land and killed one of it’s soldiers. This has nothing to do with USA.
Ukrainians should destroy the Russian pipelines and watch during the summer as Putin and Russia collapse into oblivion. The majority of Russian pipelines transit Ukraine, and have no protection. If Ukrainians want to destroy Russia they have it in their power to do so.

Mar 18, 2014 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
eleno wrote:

Do you think, if offered, whether Putin would take over running the US (on a part time basis of course).

The current incumbent has shown that he can do it between golf games and fund raising so it should not be too hard.

And let’s face it. Putin would do a much better job than poor useless Obama who has Valerie Jarrett – the Iranian – doing most of the thinking for him.

Mar 18, 2014 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

Unlike Obama, Putin doesn’t give a sh!t about human life. That makes Putin on a par with Bush.
And that’s the bottom line.

Mar 18, 2014 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Garys_opinion wrote:

Excuse me??? Who went into the Ukraine and is subjugating it’s citizens at the point of a gun?
If i didn’t know better, I’d think it was a Democrat speaking!

Mar 18, 2014 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

“Pro-Russian politicians and activists in Moldova’s breakaway Trans-Dniester region have asked the Russian parliament to draft a law that would allow their territory to join Russia.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26627236

KGB at work.

Mar 18, 2014 4:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brianchaninov wrote:

Putin appears to take his faith as an Orthodox Christian
Putin takes Christianity very seriously. Here he earnestly
describes his infant baptism.
Note relative absence of security plus that he’d just
completed a 3 hour-long standing Christmas liturgy in
the huge St. Petersburg Cathedral behind him.
(Russian Orthodox celebrate Advent Dec 7 w/old calendar).
It is unwise to judge another’s piety, yet I cannot
imagine President Obama expressing similar Christian
beliefs as Putin does here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXhHqfMFLCI

Mar 18, 2014 4:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
agreatday14 wrote:

The Crimean referendum was the will of the people. Venice’s referendum is coming up this week to decide if they want to secede from Rome. Also, the Scottish referendum on independence is coming up in September. Why are we not hearing any complaints from Obama about those? Why does he only have an issue with the Crimean referendum?

Mar 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hawker1 wrote:

If the Crimea were Texas, Obama would be Santa Ana and Putin would be Andrew Jackson. I probably can’t pronounce the guy’s name who is playing Sam Houston, but I’ll bet he shows up soon.

Mar 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CecilJack wrote:

Guys in funny hats. I suppose the chosen one is going to want some guys like this opening his front door now too.

Mar 18, 2014 4:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
redrod wrote:

Maybe it is time for Barry to use his phone to call someone who knows what they are doing.

Mar 18, 2014 4:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chauffeur wrote:

Putin sounds like a man who feels guilty.
So how much did we pay Russia when we bought Alaska? Perhaps we could have just taken it after asking the Alaskans to vote on the issue. We’d offer them a couple billion though, to help them make up their minds…. OH…and we’d land our military personnel nearby to ensure they all voted properly.

Mar 18, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chauffeur wrote:

Putin sounds like a man who feels guilty.
So how much did we pay Russia when we bought Alaska? Perhaps we could have just taken it after asking the Alaskans to vote on the issue. We’d offer them a couple billion though, to help them make up their minds…. OH…and we’d land our military personnel nearby to ensure they all voted properly.

Mar 18, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chauffeur wrote:

Putin sounds like a man who feels guilty.
So how much did we pay Russia when we bought Alaska? Perhaps we could have just taken it after asking the Alaskans to vote on the issue. We’d offer them a couple billion though, to help them make up their minds…. OH…and we’d land our military personnel nearby to ensure they all voted properly.

Mar 18, 2014 4:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
titorite wrote:

Iraq invasion over WMDs that not only did not exist but the failure there of was incorperated into jokes… bush made jokes about his own ineptitude regarding his failure and wrongful invasion of iraq and its alleged WMDs

Oh wait were talking about the Ukraine. Riiiight

Mar 18, 2014 4:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
daveisd wrote:

Biting comments but you’ve got to hand it Mr Putin, he knows how to use Obama’s own talking points against him. If you live by the sound bite Mr. President, you may also die by them…

Mar 18, 2014 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TexasVet1 wrote:

Wow what a mess this President has gotten us in due in large part to his complete incompetence. First off, we got busted on tape instigating a coup of a democratically elected President of the Ukraine and even named the puppet we wanted to replace him with. Who oddly enough, and through no meddling of ours is now the acting President of Ukraine. This puppet belongs to a party that identifies them selves as National Socialist. Ring a bell? it should because that is what the Nazi’s identified theme selves as. So we instigate a coup and put a puppet in and that is seen as legit. Crimea, which was given by Gorbechov (not voted on by the Russian people because they were Communists at the time) gave Crimea to Ukraine at a drunken dinner party as a show of good measure between the two countries, but said that they would maintain their naval base there to continue to have access to the Black Sea. Now Russia moved in to protect their strategic interests once Sh#$ popped off, backed off a little and allowed a Democratic process to judge whether Crimea stays with Ukraine or goes with Russia. And after what we did, Washington has the audacity to come out and villify Russia? I knew all along Russia would not allow Crimea to fall, the same as I knew Russia would not allow Syria to fall. You really think they would let go of access to the Black Sea and the entire Atlantic Ocean? We seem to be on the wrong side of every conflict under this community organizer in chief. I will be so glad when he is gone but it will take decades to undo the mess he has caused

Mar 18, 2014 5:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamesChirico wrote:

Pot calling the kettle black. Hungary, Czechoslavakia, Crimea, is the 800 lb. gorilla bullying the rhesus monkey.

Mar 18, 2014 5:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kywoman wrote:

Putin took to heart when obama whispered in his ear “wait till I am re-elected”. Wow Obama have such a weak leader. It is embarassing. But that is what happens when the liberal media shakes their pom-poms for every move that Obama makes instead of doing there job and investigating and reporting the truth. Seems to me we had an extrememly qualified man running for President. One that knew Russia was a threat and also knew that obamacare was not financially possible. Blew it America, now we are weak in every area, forgein policy, healthcare, jobs…

Mar 18, 2014 5:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FTCAIN wrote:

Every nation’s citizens should be able to determine what is best for them, irregardless if it fits in with the USA or western Europe’s model.

Mar 18, 2014 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamesChirico wrote:

Conservative fruitcakes are coming out of the woodwork. In Phila. a plea bargain was done by the Bush administration, finalized during Obama’s term. In Crimea armed Russian thugs beat up anti-Putin protestors, BMPs 2 blocks from polling stations meant those voting against Putin could go to the gulag, they did not show up. Reagan missed Lockerbie 103 enabler Gadhafi, this CIC brought him to justice even with a spineless congress that would not authorize or not force in Libya when the War Powers Act time expired.

Mar 18, 2014 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RedHarley wrote:

Hey Vlad. We will have MORE FLEXIBILITY after the next election when we can get rid of this moron.

Mar 18, 2014 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FTCAIN wrote:

Every nations citizens should be able to determine what is best for them, irregardless if it fits in with the needs of the EU or the USA.

Mar 18, 2014 5:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnwb wrote:

Who came into Georgia and the Crimea with the “rule of gun”? Is it the country who does not believes in the rule of gun in foreign policy? Who increased the price of oil and gas to bankrupt the former countries of the Soviet Union. Who is not guided by International law? It seems it is the thug Putin. Putin would fit perfectly in Chicago land, the most corrupted city in the U.S. with those who now rule the White House!

Mar 18, 2014 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dogfish wrote:

If only Putin would join the TEA Party. Then you’d see Obama get tough with him.

Mar 18, 2014 6:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JeanneD wrote:

“by the rule of the gun” Putin detests America’s fighting power and some of our people in Washington would like to disarm the citizenry despite our Constitution to keep the “folks” powerless. Wouldn’t Putin be in favor of that, as well ?

Mar 18, 2014 6:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JeanneD wrote:

“by the rule of the gun” Putin detests America’s fighting power and some of our people in Washington would like to disarm the citizenry despite our Constitution to keep the “folks” powerless. Wouldn’t Putin be in favor of that, as well ?

Mar 18, 2014 6:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TruckerHard wrote:

Well he is right…

Mar 18, 2014 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KV773 wrote:

Liberals like to sound smart and then they throw out “irregardless”. I always enjoy that.

Mar 18, 2014 7:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillyHewitt wrote:

Hey Yetsenshit your Neo Nazi guard tried to kill a Crimean patriot and got ventilated! Hurray for Putin! Hurray for Russia! homosexual same sex insane Black Bama and democratic party and republican party should be placed in a concentration camp and all homosexual freaks banned from Congress, Courts, Presidency, Military, and Police. This can be done if 10 states vote to secede and break up the American police state like the former soviet union. Then America can be reborn without homosexual freaks. The NSA facilities should be turned into a chicken coop or pig sty and put the army on the borders and kill the drug smugglers and homosexual predators. Then America can be reborn clean and righteous. Homosexual predators can be cured with a hollow point bullet.

Mar 18, 2014 8:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Putin has totally Abu Ghraib’d Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 8:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
josetoyou1 wrote:

Putin makes “obama” look like a wet, dirty diaper that needs changing!

Mar 18, 2014 9:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
zinluver4u wrote:

USA credibility to critique Russia on Crimea on this case is questionable because of its past history with President Roosevelt’s illegal referendum for the separation of Panama from Colombia and the annexation of the Panama Canal with USA, … What is good for the goose is good for the gander!? . . . two wrongs do not make one right.

Mar 18, 2014 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Well we know in general that our free republican form of government is overall the best ever devised by man…. the communism Putin is attempting to bring back was responsible for the wholesale slaughter of tens of millions of its people, its failed in the past and will do so again.

America’s problem will get sorted out (to some degree) once we get rid of the “experiment” that was put in office.

Mar 18, 2014 10:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
travlnTexan wrote:

You really don’t think all those old communists just disappeared did you?

Mar 18, 2014 10:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
labillyboy wrote:

“rule of the gun.”… says the man with 30,000 troops invading his neighbor…

Putin is a bad guy. Mitt Romney knew this and was ridiculed by Obama for it… what did he say “the 80′s called and want their foreign policy back”… a clear, almost shocking display of Obama’s misguided world view which has led to one disaster after another.

We lost Egypt, Libya, trouble is brewing in Syria, Venezuala, Cuba, Iran, N. Korea. We cut and ran in Iraq and are poised to do the same in Afghanistan. Now we abandon Ukraine and let Crimea go… Bill Clinton’s wife was there to oversee most of it and now we have the war protester, Heinz kerry and Uncle Joe Gaffemaster on the watch.

Sadly, Obama will never come up with the correct solution to anything, and even if he did his vacillation prevents timely implementation. Increased U.S. energy production and the Keystone pipeline would have kept oil and gas prices lower which keeps the Russian economy at bay, instead, Obama has pursued policies that increase energy costs and help Putin…

Putin has to LOVE Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 11:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NiburianElf wrote:

Obama has nothing to do with the US’s international affairs history. The President is not God. Sadly Putin is pretty much right…

Mar 18, 2014 11:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
eggs2121 wrote:

I’m a conservative and I do not like any Americans putting Putin on a pedestal to criticize Obama. We look weak, undoubtedly. And much of it is because of because our weakness in the executive branch. But this man is a threat that needs to be taken seriously. The Russians seek to reignite the Cold War, except on their terms. They don’t want an armed conflict because they have no chance in hell of winning if it came to that. But they know we won’t act. The show of weakness on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Pakistan etc has emboldened Putin. In the days of the beginning of the Cold War, and the end of it with Reagan, they knew we go to war if necessary. Now, we signal that we won’t go to war regardless of what they do. That is a show of weakness. And it invites aggression.

Mar 18, 2014 11:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tonylord wrote:

Putin takes over Crimea with the guns and force and killings and then claims USA is guided by “rule of gun”. This guy is definitely gone nuts. He wants to go in Ukraine to grab even more land by intimidation and murder. How about giving freedom to Islamic people in North caucuses as he wish to give freedom to Russian speaking Crimean people.

Mar 18, 2014 11:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gowintec wrote:

Putin and Russian government are evil, don’t trust them, the people of Russia are not the problem. For the last 5 years many religious groups have been persecuted. It’s not widely known, but they have been taken before the European Courts for their mistreatment of religious groups and have lost their attempts to wipe them out. Through the use of beatings and taking of personal property they have tried to eliminate ones. I know personally from ones that have been in contact within the boarders of Russia. Russia has said ones trying to teach about Gods Kingdom, the one Jesus taught us to pray for, are extremist. Christians who have in no way shape or form tried to do anything but show love towards their neighbors and preach about this kingdom have been persecuted. Putin is a liar and will continue to put Russians in danger. I for one see through him along with other politicians. Gods Kingdom will soon do away with evil men like Putin and other warmongers.

Mar 18, 2014 11:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jeff98116 wrote:

When was Russia “glorious?” Was it 100 years ago with the death of millions? Was it the Cold War?

What was ever great about that country?

Putin is saddam with nukes.

Mar 18, 2014 12:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fimmel wrote:

Obama is the mouthpiece of an empire. Spending on the empire has gone from 300 billion in 2000, when there was a bloodless coup, to over 700, plus the cost of the international surveillance state.Watch Building Seven fall in a little over five seconds and close your eyes. Your jobs have been shipped to sweatshops over seas, and habeas corpus is done. Unless you wake up, we’re done.

Mar 18, 2014 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse

So Putin speaks with the voice of the Left…. when you speak a lie enough, it becomes the truth. So our president is presented with a problem… how does one confront an enemy with your own tactics?

Only a Nobel Prize winner can know.

Mar 18, 2014 12:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hongryhawg wrote:

Between Russia seeking its former glory and Iran seeking to regain its Ottoman Empire status, guess America’s in the crosshairs unless we start living up to our former glory. First step, flush the White House.

Mar 18, 2014 12:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AngryPancho wrote:

Where was Obama when the UK did a referendum in the Falklands? Seems like Putin’s using the English world’s playbook.

Mar 19, 2014 1:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
IrvingC wrote:

Oh great, now that Obama’s inept Bungling has ruined everything else, he turns back the clock to the Cold War, after Bush did so much to create friendly relations between our countries.

Mar 19, 2014 1:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
HopeToChange wrote:

Obama is the Weak man of Europe

Mar 19, 2014 2:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Perfidia wrote:

The US exceptionalism has been tarnished by the delusion of grandeur of Old Europe Germany, France and Bruseels to dominate the whole world at the expense of US taxpayers. The American people should protest. Why on earth is John Kerry giving one billion US dollars to usurpers of Kiev whose ancestors collaborated with the Nazis? They were swept to power by illegitimate means, propelled with the enforcement of European Unión planted mercernaries as they did in Libya and as they are doing in Syria. Vladimir Putin is all right because he upholds the law. The usurper of Kiev eliminated Russian and threatened his adversaries to burn the ground beneath their feet.
Crimea’s decisión to be an independent nation is legitimate. As for the Tartars who protest too much, make no bones about it. Their loyalty is towards Merkel, having collaborated with Germany during World War II. What Hitler failed to do Merkel may yet do it, with the help of malignant journolists who twist facts and ignore history in order to demonize Vladimir Putin and his fellow Russians.

Mar 19, 2014 4:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hookrdoddles wrote:

It’s not going to be a nice week. Libs fight part time wars. Will obama get bored & quit after a while. Ala Viet Nam, Iraq & Afgan?

Mar 19, 2014 5:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kaci wrote:

“… the United States prefer not to be guided by international law in their practical policies, but by the rule of the gun” … That’s right – American’s prefer to be guided by the, American, Constitution.

Mar 19, 2014 6:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
patrom wrote:

Putin is full of it!..We are not the ones who massed at border,and precipatated the situation….He did!He would love to add Crimea back in the hands of Russia.We have an ineffective president who is to scared to really say what a lot of people here in this country feel!…That Vladimir Putin is a coward,and a bully.But he wont(obama!)At this point i think Obama will cave,and Putin will show the world that the United States is weak….very sad

Mar 19, 2014 6:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jwden wrote:

Putin invades a sovereign country and he accuses the US of having “Rule of the Gun”? Reagan was right. Russia (old USSR) was and is an evil empire.

Mar 19, 2014 6:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SFCMAC wrote:

“Rule of the gun”….isn’t that how Putin annexed Crimea?

Mar 19, 2014 6:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
edwardboothe wrote:

This piece of crap that some people call president to going to start WW3 before he is through. He is more evil than the Devil himself.

Mar 19, 2014 6:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
infobill wrote:

US is being ruled by the “Rule of the DUMB.” God help us with Biden over there now, Kerry looking feckless as usual, and dear leader Obama himself worrying more about his 7 iron than Russia. This foreign policy team makes Jimmy Carter look like Churchill!!!

Mar 19, 2014 7:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mardec09 wrote:

Putin clearly chooses to ignore the reality of Obama’s mission, which is to bring the USA down to 3rd world status. Obama believes as Putin does, that America’s “exceptionalism” is not a good thing and is now a notion of the past. In that, Obama and Putin are alike.

Mar 19, 2014 7:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
genek wrote:

Putin is right..the USA is “led”by a narcissist nitwit, who has a senile old man for a VP. Putin is dealing with an internal affair-one that we have NO business butting in to.

Mar 19, 2014 7:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
blancojoe wrote:

As long as Obama runs the White House while wearing his mom jeans, and as long as Valerie Jarrett and Moochele share the real pants there, Putin and the other true leaders in the world will succeed in whatever they pursue. Sending a Jack Daddy community organizer out on the world stage to represent us is the height of embarrassment.

Mar 19, 2014 9:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
haeshukasiiki wrote:

I hope you liberals who voted for this pansy we have in office now are happy. As bad as Bush may have seemed to some of you, he would not allow Russia to run roughshed over the US or the rest of the West.

I’m embarrassed to be an American.

Mar 19, 2014 9:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MICHAELNOC wrote:

Yea, Putin…and we got the BIGGEST GUNS.

How do you say “B-2″ in Russian? Big Smile

Mar 19, 2014 9:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RightStuff44 wrote:

Putin is darned lucky that we have a president he can run all over. I assure you that if a real man occupied the office of president, this stuff would not be happening.

Mar 19, 2014 10:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bhdawg wrote:

He sure is making Obama look wimpish to me

Mar 19, 2014 10:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pompay wrote:

….Putin has picked a good time to expand his Soviet Empire when the United States has no leadership…..in all fairness to Obama he never had the qualifications to be a national or world leader….!

Mar 19, 2014 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Garys_opinion wrote:

Is Putin going to bring back Peter The Great? That’s the last time Russia had any glory.

Mar 19, 2014 11:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:

Politically, Putin and Obama were spawned by the same critters.

Mar 19, 2014 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jschmidt2 wrote:

Doesn’t sound like VLad has much use for international law. In fct he sounds a bit like a dictator in Germany in 39.

Mar 19, 2014 12:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LOCUTIS wrote:

Leftists the world over speak in “truthful opposites” – a.k.a. “lies”.

“Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of being guided in its foreign policy not by international law but by the “rule of the gun.” – As he rolls tanks in Crimea and the U.S stands impotently by.

“If you like your health care, you can keep it” – full well knowing you can’t.

It’s easy to know the truth, once you understand that the left – regardless where they come from – will ALWAYS lie to you.

Mar 19, 2014 12:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gcf1965 wrote:

As long as there are no tanks on the golf course, obama is good with it. Pathetic little man-child. How did you people cast your votes for this clueless, illegitimate, imposter?

Mar 19, 2014 12:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
caligula41776 wrote:

any psychological analysis will show that Putin is an extremely jealous man with an extreme inferiority complex. this is why he is constantly acting out with his “macho man” antics.

and what “former glory” does he want to restore to Russia? waiting in long lines for toilet paper and bread? LOL

Mar 19, 2014 1:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NogginAbroad wrote:

What would you call Russian occupation of Crimea?

Mar 19, 2014 1:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

Mar 19, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

Mar 19, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

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RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

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RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

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RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

Mar 19, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

Mar 19, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

Mar 19, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Now I see what is going on! Putin is in Mid-Life Crisis. The Harley, horseback riding without a shirt, acting all tough. It’s Mid-Life! Hey, Putin, just get a Corvette and a young blonde and leave folks in Ukraine alone.

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xbrian wrote:

US foreign policy is led by the rule of an idiot named Obama and Putin knows that. Any other US President and you’d be wondering if yo where going to get nuked and have absolutely firm statements of defending Ukraine from

Mar 19, 2014 2:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AndreLeonard wrote:

“They have come to believe in their exceptionalism and their sense of being the chosen ones. That they can decide the destinies of the world, that it is only them who can be right.”

Putin is right. Taking the doctrine of Manifest destiny worldwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny

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DbPolk wrote:

wow- so many trolls-so little intelligence.

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