Almost Everybody Poops: This is more about Putin being a megalomaniac than anything Obama has said or done.
NeoAnderthal: This reminds me of Bill Clinton constantly wagging his impotent finger at Saddam Hussein. we all saw what that got us. This is exactly why liberals have the deserved reputation for being pussies on the world stage.
ongbok: SunsetLament: Zeppelininthesky: SunsetLament: Zeppelininthesky: SunsetLament: Zeppelininthesky: SunsetLament: Zeppelininthesky: SunsetLament: Zeppelininthesky: SunsetLament: Wow, even Slate is pointing out President Dipshiat's farkups now? LOLWhich farkups?You might want to read the thread title before posting.How is it a farkup to disapprove of Russia massing its military at the border of Ukraine? What specifically would you have Obama do?Well, either (a) not behave and campaign like a limp wrist for the last 5-6 years, or (b) not threaten something he has absolutely no intention of following through with (again).Considering there may be sanctions. We get it, you hate Obama no matter what he does.Oh noes!!!1!! Not sanctions!!!! Will there be a sternly worded letter too?What would you have Obama do, exactly?1. Dump as many anti-missile systems into Poland and the Czech Republic as they can hold2. Put a naval fleet in the Black Sea3. Cut off all diplomatic contact with Russia4. Statement to the country affirming our 1994 treaty with the Ukraine and that we intend to uphold our obligations5. Uphold our obligations.What obligations? You do realize we have literally no interests in the region at all. Ukraine is not a UN country. Putting troops and any American interests in harms way would be foolish. Plus, you would find a way to criticize Obama if he enacted your plan.It takes a truly stupid person to declare that "we have literally no interests in the region at all." We hold a treaty with them. Even if you believe it's a stupid treaty ... demonstrating to the world that we uphold our treaty obligations is an obvious national interest.We hold no treaty with Ukraine. Your constant insisting that we do shows just how much knowledge you have of the situation and how much credibility your opinions hold.
geek_mars: That's some great journalism, right there. First he says there are no "consequences" and Obama was foolish for suggesting there were. Then, he says there are things that the U.S. can do, but suggests Putin won't care. Then he suggests things that Obama should have done but also says Putin might not care about those things, either./might get twitter just to follow this intellectual giant
BSABSVR: Almost Everybody Poops, meet Cup_O-Jo.
Cup_O_Jo: China (owns us)
Mentat: davynelson: I'm sorry, but what right does the USA have to piss on ANYBODY regarding illegally invading another country?fark you and your hypocritical bullshiat.Mind your own business and you'll notice your country is in the crapper.Hi, I'm Billy Mays! Are you tired of America lecturing you over their own fark ups? Have you been enviously eying a chunk of your neighbor only to have a hypocritical America wag its finger at you? Then you need IraqAway! IraqAway is the radical new foreign policy that allows you to seize assets from your neighbor without worrying about what America thinks! So go ahead China, bite off a chunk of Japan. Kashmir not enough for you India? Grab whatever pieces of Pakistan you like. And we haven't forgotten about you Turkey! This is your chance to put those dreams of a free Kurdistan in the crapper once and for all! Today only, America farked up and YOU get the prize! Every ethnic-majority region must go! Call now and we'll even throw in a free Alsace-Lorraine! This offer won't last, so act now!
TV's Vinnie: Believe me. Sooner or later, one way or another, this will end up biting Putin in the ass. Obama never forgets, and Obama keeps score, and payback always happens eventually.
jchuffyman: Also, as someone whose salary is paid in rubles, I am not enjoying this.
Isitoveryet: it would be like that scene in Conan the Barbarian (the old one, not the crappy new one) when Conan (Putin) gets seduced by the witch (Palin) who eventually turns into a ball of blue flame & exits the scene when she realizes that Conan has bested her both physically and sexually.what i'm saying is that Palin is a worthless lash batter.
danknerd: Because Ukraine gave up their nukes for protection by the U.S. (and others), if the U.S. doesn't honor the treaty, the U.S.
pup.socket: Actually, there is a lot Obama and the US can do about it that doesn't involve military action.
clancifer: NeoAnderthal: This reminds me of Bill Clinton constantly wagging his impotent finger at Saddam Hussein. we all saw what that got us. This is exactly why liberals have the deserved reputation for being pussies on the world stage.It got us not having a trillion+ spent on an unnecessary war? It got us not having 4k dead soldiers and tens of thousands wounded?
WTF Indeed: The Russian economy, and therefore all of Putin's power, is based around the Oligarchs. If the West was the freeze their funds outside of the country and make it extremely hard for them to do business outside of the country, the Russian economy would crumble.
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