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(Yahoo)   President Obama told President Putin on a call that sending troops to Ukraine flouted international law, ruined his Sunday, and he'll remove any Facebook likes he gave Putin, the very next time he's on Facebook ...... unless a staffer does it sooner   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, President Vladimir Putin, President Obama, Ukraine, Facebook, EU Foreign Policy, international laws, Ukraine flouted, Samantha Power  
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2014-03-02 12:36:34 AM  
8 votes:
I'm sure Bush would have been much more decisive in handling this situation.
Of course he'd probably decide to attack New Zealand. But hey, you can't have everything.
2014-03-02 03:25:41 AM  
6 votes:
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Why can't I just eat my waffle?

2014-03-02 01:16:04 AM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: This is just the weirdest talking point. Can anyone give a single actual military option they want Obama to employ?

Drop the 101st into Sevastopol!

Bomb Moscow!

Drone strike Putin!

Have Mom bring down more Hot Pockets!
2014-03-02 02:49:08 PM  
1 vote:

GDubDub: There is a treaty. It is LAW that we intervene. LAW.

No.  The treaty states:

"The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine ... to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine. "

These are the specific responsibilities that the signatories have:

* Respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty within its existing borders.
* Refrain from the threat or use of force against Ukraine.
* Refrain from using economic pressure on Ukraine in order to influence its politics.
* Seek United Nations Security Council action if nuclear weapons are used against Ukraine.
* Refrain from the use of nuclear arms against Ukraine.
* Consult with one another if questions arise regarding these commitments.

So NO, it is not at all clear that we have any legal obligation to intervene militarily against Russia.
2014-03-02 02:37:44 PM  
1 vote:

way south: If you're afraid that they'll use anti ship weapons they've never tested successfully (much less threatened to use against you) to the point that you can't even pretend you're willing to use force, they'll just keep pushing.
Our "no" doesn't have any meaning behind it.

You believe that anything short of threatening all out war is "meaningless"?
See, this is why Eisenhower warned against the military industrial complex.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
2014-03-02 09:32:03 AM  
1 vote:

President Draws Red Line in the Carpeting After Russian Soldiers Confiscate, Eat His Special Pro-biotic Yogurt


REUTERS, Mar. 2, 2014 -- With tensions escalating throughout the White House, the President today spent two hours on the phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin, seeking a peaceful resolution to Russia's occupation of The West Wing, now entering its 168th day.

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2014-03-02 07:18:10 AM  
1 vote:
All right Drew, this is the crap we put up with. The trolls that you say are bad for business. Yet, nothing. It's nice that someone sponsored me, but I'll continue to block your ads and pay you nothing for your site until you start policing this more and keeping to your word.
2014-03-02 05:32:48 AM  
1 vote:
"Officials in Kiev had earlier said Russia had already dispatched 30 armored personnel carriers and 6,000 additional troops "

It's an APC, not a damn clown car!

that's like...200 folks per APC, unless they are riding on them train-in-India style.
2014-03-02 05:19:36 AM  
1 vote:
What we need now is a goosestepping dick-in-hand neocon chickenhawk who never served in the military, except maybe a silverspoon VIP National Guard unit, to send lower middle class kids off to die while providing tax cuts to his rich cronies.

Because freedum ain't free.
2014-03-02 04:36:24 AM  
1 vote:
its really really important that Ukraine be a German puppet not a Russian puppet.
2014-03-02 01:31:28 AM  
1 vote:

DamnYankees: This is just the weirdest talking point. Can anyone give a single actual military option they want Obama to employ?

Obama is weak because:
1) He didn't send strong language about a former superpower's encroachment into another sovereign nation.

Oh he did?

Well he's weak because:
2) He sent strong language but doesn't have the guts to start another war thousands of miles away against another nuclear armed nation.

See? I was right. Obama is such a chickensh*t pussy because he doesn't want to start World War III.
2014-03-02 01:25:13 AM  
1 vote:
Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!!!

Cripes, just when I've managed to nail the proper progression of manufactured outrage, I have to learn a new mantra.  Ah, the lot in life of the mindless Tea Party drone.
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