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(Yahoo)   Putin begins his liberation of villages neighboring the Crimea from non-Russian control   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 206
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2014-03-15 06:04:04 PM  
Dobby's going Full Stalin now!
 
2014-03-15 06:05:47 PM  
Society has evolved. Nicholas I invaded the Crimea to save Orthodox Russians from the Muslims. Now we just call these things what they are: hanging on to empires.
 
2014-03-15 06:06:01 PM  
There's going to be serious consequences!  We mean it guys!  You better stop!
 
2014-03-15 06:08:11 PM  
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"I'm ordering our bombers back to fail-safe; we might have to go through this thing after all."
 
2014-03-15 06:08:41 PM  
Strongly worded letter in the near future.... again.
 
2014-03-15 06:08:57 PM  
Funny... Just finished session of Civilization Revolution before reading this.DEFEND!! Whoa choppers and tanks against- awe shiat, never mind.
 
2014-03-15 06:09:17 PM  
We need to begin massive nuclear strikes against Moscow NOW! Why is Obama delaying?
 
2014-03-15 06:09:45 PM  
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2014-03-15 06:11:45 PM  
I'm not saying go to war, but maybe park a carrier group in the Black Sea and have the Air Force bases in Turkey and German do a few extra exercises just to see if Putin thinks things over.
 
2014-03-15 06:13:32 PM  
If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter
 
2014-03-15 06:13:46 PM  

bsharitt: I'm not saying go to war, but maybe park a carrier group in the Black Sea and have the Air Force bases in Turkey and German do a few extra exercises just to see if Putin thinks things over.


Putin has the west by the short hairs and he knows it.
 
2014-03-15 06:14:03 PM  
Can we call this "The War of Eastern Aggression"?
 
2014-03-15 06:14:18 PM  
Shut off the oil and gas. Freeze the RusMafia accounts. Sure, it'll be a bit brisk in Europe for about four weeks, but it'll be just like old times. I hear they like old times there.

Seriously, nothing else short of smoking craters will work. Putin's power base is greased by a steady stream of dirty money.
 
2014-03-15 06:14:22 PM  

A simulation of what could happen if those Pinko Commies take control of the Ukraine:


thunderbird37.com

 
2014-03-15 06:15:32 PM  
So which will it be: The Day After, Threads, or Testament?
 
2014-03-15 06:15:38 PM  
www.powerlineblog.com
 
2014-03-15 06:18:15 PM  
www.powerlineblog.com
 
2014-03-15 06:20:14 PM  

jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter


So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?
 
2014-03-15 06:21:01 PM  

Hector Remarkable: We need to begin massive nuclear strikes against Moscow NOW! Why is Obama delaying?


Because he's Putin's biatch.
 
2014-03-15 06:21:48 PM  
It's funny because the internet loves Russia.
 
2014-03-15 06:22:27 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Go golfing again.
 
2014-03-15 06:23:21 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Keep mouth shut instead of continuing to make an ass out of one's self.
 
2014-03-15 06:23:59 PM  
Keep going Putin, I'm sure this will pay off in the long run.
 
2014-03-15 06:25:06 PM  
Russia invades a Russian village?

EVERYONE PANIC
 
2014-03-15 06:25:26 PM  

bim1154: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?

Keep mouth shut instead of continuing to make an ass out of one's self.


Now THAT'S effective foreign policy.

Do nothing.
 
2014-03-15 06:26:23 PM  

jnapier: [www.powerlineblog.com image 543x540]


Ask Georgia.
 
2014-03-15 06:27:38 PM  
Stopped in for the right wingers fawning over putin because it makes Obama look bad, in their opinion. Leaving satisfied
 
2014-03-15 06:29:49 PM  
Not a single right wing retard in any of these Obama-bashing threads has offered up a single solution that goes beyond sanctions without starting WWIII. I guess the talking points from Rush and Breitbart didn't get to the part where they tell you what to think about actual actions we should be taking. This shiat is getting old, so put up or STFU.

And, no, "training exercises" and a carrier group in the region aren't going to do shiat. Dubya didn't start WWIII over Georgia, and we aren't starting WWIII over Ukraine. It does not matter who is in the White House, that is the American position. You're either with us or against us, right?
 
2014-03-15 06:29:56 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: bim1154: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?

Keep mouth shut instead of continuing to make an ass out of one's self.

Now THAT'S effective foreign policy.

Do nothing.


And stop throwing a baseball like a sissy Obama.  Reagan would have brushed back Putin with a high-and-inside fastball.
 
2014-03-15 06:30:08 PM  

oukewldave: There's going to be serious consequences!  We mean it guys!  You better stop!


With all the help that Ukraine is getting from the west they may as well ask Putin if they can go back to square one and let bygones be bygones .
 
2014-03-15 06:30:22 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: bim1154: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?

Keep mouth shut instead of continuing to make an ass out of one's self.

Now THAT'S effective foreign policy.

Do nothing.


Soo..pretty much continue what we're doing, minus the planned sanctions.

What is this guy, an appeaser?
 
2014-03-15 06:31:02 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: Now THAT'S effective foreign policy.

Do nothing.



Actually, we and our European Allies are going to begin sanctions on Monday. There really is no excuse for being this willfully ignorant.
 
2014-03-15 06:31:09 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?



Write a paper advocating disarming the west at the peak of the cold war?
 
2014-03-15 06:34:22 PM  

bsharitt: I'm not saying go to war, but maybe park a carrier group in the Black Sea and have the Air Force bases in Turkey and German do a few extra exercises just to see if Putin thinks things over.


The GHW Bush is in the Mediterranean on standby and Polish forces are on Ukraine's western border.

BigNumber12: Russia invades a Russian village?

EVERYONE PANIC


It's a village in -Ukraine- and if true, this marks the first Russian movement in non-Crimean Ukraine.
 
2014-03-15 06:34:33 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Go on TV and deny 'The Wimp label' the media has tagged him with ?
 
2014-03-15 06:35:23 PM  

toadist: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Write a paper advocating disarming the west at the peak of the cold war?


A paper? Oh my god. The horror! The. Horror. It's a miracle we all lived through it
 
2014-03-15 06:35:55 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Not a single right wing retard in any of these Obama-bashing threads has offered up a single solution that goes beyond sanctions without starting WWIII. I guess the talking points from Rush and Breitbart didn't get to the part where they tell you what to think about actual actions we should be taking. This shiat is getting old, so put up or STFU.

And, no, "training exercises" and a carrier group in the region aren't going to do shiat. Dubya didn't start WWIII over Georgia, and we aren't starting WWIII over Ukraine. It does not matter who is in the White House, that is the American position. You're either with us or against us, right?


Most of the solutions they offer do nothing in the short term.

- Restart the missile shield program (while ignoring that Putin invaded Georgia while the missile shield program was active)
- Send natural gas to Europe (while ignoring the massive logistical and economic issues that make it difficult to do that)

I think a lot of the criticism aimed at Obama should more rightfully be aimed at Western Europe, who has perfected the carrot-and-carrot approach to foreign policy.  With Germany addicted to Russian oil and Britain addicted to Russian cash and all of them still traumatized by two world wars, they tend to act as a limiter (for better or for worse) on what Obama can actually do.   Certainly, the US and Europe will need to make some long-term changes in energy policy and such after this, but I'm really not sure what can be done in the short term except for sanctions.  Parking a carrier group within range of Russian naval bases (and their associated defense systems) might not have the effect the bear-wrestlers are anticipating.
 
2014-03-15 06:36:14 PM  
Also, there was a UNSC vote this morning denouncing the Crimea referendum. It predictably failed due to Russian veto, but the vote was otherwise 13-0, with China abstaining.
 
2014-03-15 06:36:51 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Almost Everybody Poops: Now THAT'S effective foreign policy.

Do nothing.


Actually, we and our European Allies are going to begin sanctions on Monday. There really is no excuse for being this willfully ignorant.


Oh I'm aware of that, I was simply mocking the person I was responding to.
 
2014-03-15 06:36:53 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Stopped in for the right wingers fawning over putin because it makes Obama look bad, in their opinion. Leaving satisfied


I haven't been reading these threads on Fark and I am honestly surprised by this thread. Why the fark should Obama even get involved? It's not America's problem, and there's a reason the Cold War never got hot.
 
2014-03-15 06:37:37 PM  
Clearly, any sitting president that doesn't launch nukes to defend some villages we don't actually give a fark about is a pussy.
 
2014-03-15 06:40:23 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Consult with the new government of Ukraine and work out some sort of deal to ship 20,000 troops to Kiev for a "Training exercise" with the Ukrainian military.  It would send a pretty strong message to Putin to buzz off.
 
2014-03-15 06:41:14 PM  

The Bestest: bsharitt: I'm not saying go to war, but maybe park a carrier group in the Black Sea and have the Air Force bases in Turkey and German do a few extra exercises just to see if Putin thinks things over.

The GHW Bush is in the Mediterranean on standby and Polish forces are on Ukraine's western border.

BigNumber12: Russia invades a Russian village?

EVERYONE PANIC

It's a village in -Ukraine- and if true, this marks the first Russian movement in non-Crimean Ukraine.


Whoops - snark retracted. Kids make it difficult to properly focus on my Fark duties.
 
2014-03-15 06:42:37 PM  

icemanwol: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?

Consult with the new government of Ukraine and work out some sort of deal to ship 20,000 troops to Kiev for a "Training exercise" with the Ukrainian military.  It would send a pretty strong message to Putin to buzz off.


Alright.. let's say someone gets drunk/triggerhappy/clumsy and someone.. either side, gets shot. Now what?
 
2014-03-15 06:43:11 PM  

Cajnik: Peter von Nostrand: Stopped in for the right wingers fawning over putin because it makes Obama look bad, in their opinion. Leaving satisfied

I haven't been reading these threads on Fark and I am honestly surprised by this thread. Why the fark should Obama even get involved? It's not America's problem, and there's a reason the Cold War never got hot.


Because the US treats the world the same as it treats it's citizens.  Get most of them reliant on US government handouts, and act helpless when something happens and begs the US government to come help them.  Then the government helps by giving money and/or food and in turn gets the ones supported by the government to do whatever the US tells them to.
 
2014-03-15 06:43:25 PM  
President Peace Prize is flummoxed and paralyzed with fear.
 
2014-03-15 06:43:59 PM  

Cajnik: I haven't been reading these threads on Fark and I am honestly surprised by this thread. Why the fark should Obama even get involved? It's not America's problem, and there's a reason the Cold War never got hot.



There is still a strong neocon thread running through this country that has a lot of people convinced that every single thing that happens in the world should warrant US involvement. We don't really give a fark about Ukraine, we just don't like it that Russia is doing something. It's farking childish. Our hands have been tied, anyway, by the threat of mutual nuclear annihilation that still exists, and by Europe's reliance on Russian natural resources and banking money. That has fark all to do with who is in the White House.

Strategically, let Russia get embroiled in a civil war and occupation in Ukraine. It falls under the old "never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake" saying. Russia stood by and smiled when we launched our decade-long trillion dollar boondoggle money pit in Afghanistan. Give the Ukrainians money and let them drive the Russian economy into a ditch with a nice little proxy war from the good old days. Putin seems to not understand that the Soviet Union fell apart for a reason, and that getting into a spending war with the West hasn't worked out so well for them in the past, either.
 
2014-03-15 06:44:21 PM  

The Bestest: icemanwol: Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?

Consult with the new government of Ukraine and work out some sort of deal to ship 20,000 troops to Kiev for a "Training exercise" with the Ukrainian military.  It would send a pretty strong message to Putin to buzz off.

Alright.. let's say someone gets drunk/triggerhappy/clumsy and someone.. either side, gets shot. Now what?


They'll bury it like they did the Benghazi incident.
 
2014-03-15 06:45:37 PM  

Sinbox: jnapier: If you he doesnt stop we are going to have our community organizer send a strongly worded letter

So, you're in Obama's shoes right now. What would YOU do?


Throw on my favorite Mom Jeans..... eat a nice light watercress salad with a nice homemade raspberry vinegarette and then make an appearance on "The View"    ??
 
2014-03-15 06:45:58 PM  

Cajnik: Peter von Nostrand: Stopped in for the right wingers fawning over putin because it makes Obama look bad, in their opinion. Leaving satisfied

I haven't been reading these threads on Fark and I am honestly surprised by this thread. Why the fark should Obama even get involved? It's not America's problem, and there's a reason the Cold War never got hot.


They don't want us involved anymore than we needed to be involved in Georgia. They hate Obama so much that they will cheer for putin or anything that makes their President look bad. They nearly cratered the economy than work with him. Is truly sad
 
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