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Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« on: February 19, 2014, 03:40:42 PM »
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February 19, 2014, 02:48 pm
Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence

By Julian Pecquet

President Obama vowed Wednesday that there would be “consequences” for Ukraine's leaders if violence against protesters continues.

“We expect peaceful protestors to remain peaceful and we’ll be monitoring very closely the situation, recognizing that with our European partners and the international community there will be consequences if people step over the line,” Obama said after 25 people were reported dead in overnight protests. “And that includes making sure the Ukrainian military does not step into what should be a set of issues that can be resolved by civilians.”

Obama made the remarks during a joint press conference in Mexico with President Enrique Peña Nieto, highlighting that the political crisis on Russia's doorstep has reached the highest levels of the White House. The administration has threatened to slap travel and financial sanctions on President Viktor Yanukovych's government if violence continues, but has left the door open to a political settlement before it comes to that.

Obama said the U.S. condemns “in the strongest terms” the ongoing violence. He said his administration has been “deeply engaged” with the Ukrainian government and opposition, as well as the European Union, which is expected to vote on sanctions at a foreign ministers' meeting on Thursday.

The move follows weeks of pressure on the EU from the Obama administration to take a stronger stance after Yanukovych's decision to forgo an association agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia. That decision triggered ongoing protests in the capital, Kiev, and across the nation.

“The United States will continue to engage with all sides in the dispute in Ukraine,” Obama said. “Ultimately our interest is to make sure the Ukrainian people can express their own desires and we believe a large majority of Ukrainians are interested in an integration with Europe and the commerce and cultural exchanges that are possible for them to expand opportunity and prosperity.

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 03:44:03 PM »
He must have found out muslims were being killed.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 03:56:03 PM »
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 03:57:25 PM »
blah, blah, blah....... unless it aids the MB he isn't going to do anything
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 05:28:00 PM »
blah, blah, blah....... unless it aids the MB he isn't going to do anything

Certainly you aren't suggesting our POTUS is  a spineless, biased, lying, hypocritical, smoke blowing, drug addicted, cad?
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 07:16:26 PM »
He is the most feckless POC on earth and yet no one will do anything about him.

We have truly exceeded the tipping point.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 07:19:07 PM »
So what's next?  A reprise of the Syria idiocy?  Will Obumbler now put Ukraine on a silver platter for Putin as well?  I am simply amazed at the depth of his stupidity.  Not even Jimmy Carter was this stupid when it came to foreign policy.

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 07:53:56 PM »
So what's next?  A reprise of the Syria idiocy?  Will Obumbler now put Ukraine on a silver platter for Putin as well?  I am simply amazed at the depth of his stupidity.  Not even Jimmy Carter was this stupid when it came to foreign policy.
True dat.

It is absolutely incredulous that this creature has been allowed to rise and stay in power.

It could be the end of days, certainly the end of our republic as we know it.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 08:00:40 PM »
He is the most feckless POC on earth and yet no one will do anything about him.

We have truly exceeded the tipping point.

I hoping against  hope that when this nightmare is over the people will have had enough of this nonsense to last them a VERY long time!

Assuming we make it out of this nightmare that is!
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 08:06:01 PM »
So what's next?  A reprise of the Syria idiocy?  Will Obumbler now put Ukraine on a silver platter for Putin as well?  I am simply amazed at the depth of his stupidity.  Not even Jimmy Carter was this stupid when it came to foreign policy.

BINGO!  There isn't shiite Obammy can or will do about this, and there isn't shiite Obammy can say on his little phone or write with his little pen that Putin will ever listen to.

And I gotta agree that not even Carter was this bad....of course Carter didn't have Lurch either.....


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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 09:21:52 PM »
So what's next?  A reprise of the Syria idiocy?  Will Obumbler now put Ukraine on a silver platter for Putin as well?  I am simply amazed at the depth of his stupidity.  Not even Jimmy Carter was this stupid when it came to foreign policy.

Probably will do exactly that!

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2014, 10:34:56 PM »
Probably will do exactly that!

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game."

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What a shame we don't have a Putin for president..
wait a minute...Putin's a communist....we do.
Without any of the brains or balls.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 07:45:46 AM »
What a shame we don't have a Putin for president..
wait a minute...Putin's a communist....we do.
Without any of the brains or balls.

Bob Costas appreciates your affirmation of his love for Russia. :whistle:
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 09:36:26 AM »
Bob Costas appreciates your affirmation of his love for Russia. :whistle:
I have no love for Russia or its goons that run the place. It just pains me that we have sunk so low.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 05:10:32 PM »
President stompy-foot is cranky today.

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 05:18:35 PM »
President stompy-foot is cranky today.

I'm sure the 70 freshly dead in Ukraine aren't terribly concerned....

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 09:05:40 AM »
I have no love for Russia or its goons that run the place. It just pains me that we have sunk so low.

I was being facetious.  Costas seems to have a soft spot in his heart for communism.
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 09:47:15 AM »
I was being facetious.  Costas seems to have a soft spot in his heart for communism.

Isn't that a requirement of employment with NBC?
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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 12:27:01 PM »
I'm sure the 70 freshly dead in Ukraine aren't terribly concerned....

 :smokin:

Obama's probably not either, just had to act like it for the media.

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Re: Obama threatens 'consequences' for Ukraine violence
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 01:21:57 PM »
I was being facetious.  Costas seems to have a soft spot in his heart for communism.

Isn't that a requirement of employment with NBC?

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