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Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence



Published: Wed, February 19, 2014 @ 5:24 p.m.

Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama today urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences, as the United States considered joining European partners to impose sanctions aimed at ending deadly street clashes that are sparking fears of civil war. “There will be consequences if people step over the line,” Obama said shortly after landing in Mexico for a summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, as fires burned in central Kiev. “And that includes making sure that the Ukrainian military does not step in to what should be a set of issues that can be resolved by civilians.”


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1dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 7 months ago

Do what Bush would do.... invade Poland!

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2dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 7 months ago

I suppose we should go to war with them right Eivo? That is what the Repub answer always is. I find it refreshing, that someone might try for a peaceful resolution to something that doesn't really pertain to the U.S. anyway. It will save a lot of money not funding a war, and will save many lives in the form of our troops. But it isn't you going into battle, so who cares! Right?

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3JoeFromHubbard(1038 comments)posted 7 months ago

Obama threatens consequences?

Another "Syrian style" Red Line that keeps being moved as the goal post is approached.

Oh, yes, he is President Obama who can make up his own rules as the game plays.

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4dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 7 months ago

So you say bomb em too Joe? You are commander in chief, what would you do? Answer and then let the critics analyze you.

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5IslandMike(752 comments)posted 7 months ago

Obama killed Osama. What did Bush do?
Oh, I almost forgot, he invaded Iraq, a country that had NOTHING to do with Bin Laden or 9/11. Bush started all the bailouts for Wall Street, yep, the Neo-Cons are right, he did accomplish more than Obama!!

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6kk80586(227 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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7dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Instead of childish remarks, what would you guys do? Do you really want to start another war?

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8walter_sobchak(1909 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

What you do is LEAD the country into what is best in the US national interest. The problem WE have is we are spending too many govt dollars and getting nothing in return. Our INCREASING yearly deficits have led to massive debt that needs to be balanced with borrowing. Thus, we can't get tough China since they purchase so much of our debt. We need energy independence so that the US can rely less on foreign economic stability. But, Barry won't even approve a pipeline through the country to help energy matters. Most of the promises that Barry made during the 2008 campaign have yet to materialize; close Gitmo, pull our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, stabilize middle east, etc. Instead, he waffles, forms more committees, keeps looking into things...i.e. feckless foreign policy. Syria red line was nothing more than shaking a finger and doing nothing. Sadly, Barry is worthless as a leader because his only value is delivering a speech. He can't act. That is what happened with Benghazi; the phone rang at 3:00 am and apparently the janitor answered the phone, then called for pizza. Words must be backed up with actions and Barry has put the US into a position that we can't act. Thus, at this point, all he can do is shake his finger at Putin and tell the Ukraine that they are on their own.

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9JoeFromHubbard(1038 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@ dontbeafool:

>> So you say bomb em too Joe? <<

No, bombs are the last resort. They are to be used when you have imminent national threat.

I think we need to throttle back the desire to be the world's policeman.

There are enough problems here at home with a run away government.

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10dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@ Joe, in your comment #4 you are critical of Obama just drawing a moving line in the sand, but now you say we shouldn't do anything except to back off of being the world police. So which is it?
KK and Eivo has not offered their SERIOUS opinion on what they would do, still waiting. It is easy to just criticize without offering what you would do.

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11dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

still waiting on KK and eivo....... Very interested to hear what should be done.

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12dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

apparently they would do nothing.

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13JoeFromHubbard(1038 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@ dontbeafool:

Patience, my friend, patience.

I maintain that we should not be involved in certain foreign affairs unless they present a clear and present danger to our national health.

Of course, Obama can make all of the proclamations that he wants but their credibility diminishes daily, both foreign and domestically.

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14dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

Eivo is probably on hold waiting on Rush to tell him what to say.

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15kk80586(227 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@fool -- I said it was Bush's fault....I'm on you guys side, obomba shot osama and all that. See...I'm following the lefty talking points like a good little sheep! Why should Eivo and I have to be SERIOUS when obozo can just clown around with our national stature? He just wants to be the big man (he's not), stand on the stage and make idle threats and draw moving red lines, he's a joke! What would I do? I don't have all the intel at my disposal so I cannot say. What I would NOT do is draw any color lines that I was not 100% ready to back up.

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16dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@kk, so nothing. You just make 12 year old critical, sarcastic statements, but have no alternative solution on what you would do.

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17dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

got you. So as president, you would not do anything as well. And a deal was made in the Ukraine today, so maybe the President's bark has some influence. And we are no more a laughing stock now as we were 6-10 years ago when the POTUS was looking under his desk for WMD's.

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18kk80586(227 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

@fool-- I believe you have a comprehension problem. I did not say "nothing"...I said I do not have the proper intel to make a decision at this point. I am not in favor of Syria having WMD (some of which probably came from Iraq) nor am I in favor of helping people who might be siding with al queda. I would need some facts which oblamo is privy to and I would make a decision and stick to it.
"when the POTUS was looking under his desk for WMD's" <--- looks like a "12 year old critical, sarcastic statement" to me so don't play high and mighty cause you're not! Also don't forget that hillary/kerry/et al and a lot of intel services were also under that desk.

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19dontbeafool(903 comments)posted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

well if you don't have ANY intel, and the POTUS does, then maybe you should stfu and let him do his job instead of criticizing how he wipes his nose?

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20kk80586(227 comments)posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

@fool - That's right...putin took care of the problem (ukraine) and obozo's bark didn't make one iota of difference. (that is what you meant with that drivel, right?).
p.s. maybe YOU should "stfu" ...you might not be thought of as a fool.

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