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John Kerry Admits That Nothing Will Stop The Russian Annexation Of Crimea
Agence France Presse ^ | Mar 14, 2014

Posted on 03/14/2014 11:10:42 AM PDT by McGruff

Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in London on Friday on an 11th-hour mission to head off a possible Russian annexation of Crimea on the heels of a breakaway vote by the Ukrainian region.

With the clock ticking down to Crimea's referendum on Sunday, Kerry was to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seeking to put the brakes on any moves by Russian President Vladimir Putin to swiftly annex the peninsula.

Shortly before leaving the United States, the secretary of state admitted that it was all but impossible to stop the referendum organised by Crimea's self-declared leaders from going ahead and warned there was no question that the pro-Russian ethnic majority would vote to move closer to Moscow.

Shortly after arriving in London, Kerry paid a visit to British Prime Minister David Cameron at his Downing Street residence ahead of his talks with Lavrov.

Cameron urged Russia and Ukraine to negotiate over Crimea and warned that failure to do so could trigger sanctions from the West.

He said: "We want to see progress as much as you do. We want to see Ukrainians and the Russians talking to each other.

"And if they don't then there are going to have to be consequences."

Kerry said: "Hopefully, I think we're all hoping that we don't get pushed into a place where we have to do all this. But we'll see what happens."

World attention is now focused on what moves Putin may make on Monday following the vote. There are growing concerns that he may have further ambitions to seize other swathes of Ukraine.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.in ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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Did that red line move?
1 posted on 03/14/2014 11:10:42 AM PDT by McGruff
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Maybe he can throw one of his purple hearts over the fence between Ukraine and Crimea....that’ll do it.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:58 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: McGruff

Or Ukraine, if that’s what Putin wants.

Certainly not Lurch or his man-child boss


3 posted on 03/14/2014 11:13:13 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: McGruff

So what’s the point of the meeting?


4 posted on 03/14/2014 11:13:16 AM PDT by AU72
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To: McGruff

I would have told you that... for only half of Kerry’s salary.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:34 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: McGruff

6 posted on 03/14/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: McGruff

This is all just so much Kabuki theater. The Russians gave up on the Crimea and Ukraine to get us to let our guard down.

Obviously, they feel this is the time to take all the old Soviet buffer states back. We are disarming. We have a pussy president who will do nothing except talk, and they along with China are building their military as fast as they can.

I PRAY that adults come back to run the show in Washington and build our military back up before there is a shooting war, not after.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: McGruff

This was always going to happen. Putey has been planning this for years. I think he was toying with doing it when he went in and carved out S Ossetia from Georgia. Thats what he is doing in the Ukraine. We are not going to war over this. The Crimean population is in favor of re-uniting with Russia.

For everyone who is freaking out over this let me ask you a question: How upset are you that S Ossetia is with Russia and Georgia is still Georgia? Thats how upset you will be in 6 mos when the Crimea and the Ukraine are split.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Cross that new line. I double dog dare you to.

9 posted on 03/14/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT by McGruff (I do not like the current Uncle Sam...)
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To: Gaffer

Maybe Kerry can hop in his Swift Boat and blockade Crimea.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 11:27:28 AM PDT by McGruff (I do not like the current Uncle Sam...)
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To: McGruff

Kerry Threatens Putin with Photo-Shopping Moobs onto Future Bare Chest Photos

Putin Responds with John in the Blue Bunny Suit!

Crimean Checkmate!


11 posted on 03/14/2014 11:31:00 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: McGruff

Nothing will stop them because this administration only puts it’s boot on the necks of it’s own people.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 11:32:40 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: McGruff

13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

This would be quite funny if it were not completely true.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 11:52:18 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: logic101.net

Consider this. Russia and China are a team and Obeee is out to lunch.

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/031114-692857-russia-and-china-expand-their-militaries.htm


15 posted on 03/14/2014 11:56:44 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: McGruff

OK, explain me this...

A mob overturns the democratically elected government in Kiev, declares itself to be the legitimate government, and that’s a “good” thing, because the new government is what the people want.

Pro-Russian forces in the Crimea don’t like the new government in Kiev, revolt, declare themselves the legitimate government of Crimea, schedule an election to join Russia, and that’s a “bad” thing, because the new government is what the people want.

I don’t get it.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 11:57:45 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“How upset are you that S Ossetia is with Russia and Georgia is still Georgia?”

Not at all. As for the neo-cons that want us to go to war over Crimea, when is a nation responsible for its own self defense? If the Ukrainians want to be free of Russia, why is it OUR responsibility to defend them. I don’t see any Ukrainians fighting to defend Crimea. Why should we?


17 posted on 03/14/2014 12:02:10 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Nachum

Liberals always brag of pride and freedom, yet they are so cheated on. They always avoid responsabilities, rationalizing it to humane feelings or blaming Bush.

They are truly pathetic people. If they have a chance they will abort or rape a kid, but that is it. They are at the bottom of the Marxist food chain. North Korean Kim is getting cheated by his wife with the Chinese... but Putin never gets cheated on.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: bigbob
Is it the Sudutenland takeover. Same style different country. Obama and Kerry facsimiles of Chamberlain.
19 posted on 03/14/2014 12:44:10 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: McGruff
I know nothing about plastic surgery.
20 posted on 03/14/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: McGruff

Obama Foreign Policy: Squawk Loudly and carry a limp wrist....


21 posted on 03/14/2014 12:56:07 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: McGruff

Now that it appears one of our drones has been intercepted over Crimea,,so bold of Kerry to make such a statement.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: lavaroise

Liberals look at themselves as enlightened- and look at conservatives as evil.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 1:11:16 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Sorry but I can’t explain how your thinking is wrong. Because it isn’t. Strange days man, strange days.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 1:19:02 PM PDT by McGruff (I do not like the current Uncle Sam...)
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To: McGruff

How long will it take Putin to crown himself czar?

He has already expanded the empire, with great success.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 4:27:09 PM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: McGruff



26 posted on 03/14/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Errant

Perfect


27 posted on 03/15/2014 5:34:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: McGruff

John Kerry talking to Russia is like
‘sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife’

28 posted on 03/17/2014 9:40:32 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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