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Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend
Mediaite ^ | March 21,2014 | Noah Rothman |

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:26 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Quoting unnamed administration officials, CNN host Jake Tapper revealed that the White House is “concerned” that Russia could invade South and East Ukraine “possibly as soon as this weekend.” He said that, in spite of Russia’s assurances that the large numbers of troops and military equipment amassed along the Ukrainian border are there merely for training exercises, the White House believes that Moscow could be planning a broader incursion into Ukraine.

“There is now real apprehension that Vladimir Putin could push even further into Ukraine, perhaps as soon as this weekend,” Tapper said. He quoted anonymous administration officials who are “concerned” that the Russians are not being honest when they claim that the troops stationed along the Ukrainian border are not preparing for an invasion.

Russian officials have assured the administration that they are only conducting military exercises. “But, Obama administration officials have received intelligence suggesting there is reason to be skeptical of Russia’s claims,”Tapper continued, “and that Russia, as soon as in the coming days, could use any number of pretexts to justify pushing its military incursions deeper into Ukraine.”

The CNN host added that such an invasion could be carried out by Russia so quickly that Western nations would barely have the opportunity to “raise objections” over it.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:26 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

No matter. I’m sure there will be some basketball games on TV.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Meanwhile here we import illegals who will use the Crimean precendent to destroy us. And this is why Europe is about to be wholly invaded and all theDems and Rinos will do squat, too busy getting campaingn donation sex fun.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 4:48:05 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: Hojczyk

“Russia could invade South and East Ukraine “possibly as soon as this weekend.””

Isn’t that what CNN said two weeks ago about Kiev???

Strategically, there wouldn’t be any better time to do it than right now, while the Kiev Gov is still in chaos, and Obama is still clueless. After that, it’s just whining about spilled milk.

What are the West going to do? Sanction a few people again? The US just can’t do that much to Russia, unless they are willing to bail out Soros and Citibank when Russia sanctions back. And the EU is terrified to strain relations with their largest trading partner.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 4:49:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Hojczyk

Well, DUH!

Nero is more concerned about his NCAA Bracket...

The only reason he is not out Golfing is because the criticism he got last week.

Please Lord help us Survive this Foreign Fraud!


5 posted on 03/21/2014 4:50:45 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

“We’re concerned....we’re not going to do anything really, but we are concerned....”


6 posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:13 PM PDT by Toirdhealbheach Beucail (Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
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To: Hojczyk

Not going to happen—unless Ukraine starts to shoot Russians in Western Ukraine. If they were to invade—the weekend would be good—On Fox they just have canned Hunkabee and Whoraldo, and CNN has specials on Pot—or Potholes, all the news crews are off and watching sports. America wouldn’t care about T-90s rolling into Kiev—Obama will be out golfing and doing fundraisers—No one will be looking. Obama may give a strongly worded message or make a redline!


7 posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Hojczyk

Hopefully, Obama will go on the View or Ellen again and address the nation properly about these issues.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: VRWCarea51

why aren’t we backing them up with arms shipments and anti missile stuff right now? Or are we?


9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:53:33 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Hojczyk

I want them to invade D.C.

Then we’ll figure out how to deal with the less desirable aspects of the invasion later.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:56:16 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Hojczyk

Russia is using spetnaz forces in southern and eastern Ukraine. Its not going to invade outright but its going to ensure one way or another much of the country remains in Moscow’s orbit.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:56:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I think he leaves Kerry in charge on weekends...


12 posted on 03/21/2014 4:57:00 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Hojczyk

It’ll be like the Anschluss! (sp?)


13 posted on 03/21/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Delta Dawn

Kerry in charge? Why does that not comfort me?


14 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama might really do something now, if that’s going to interfere with his golf game and his NCAA Final Four brackets.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT by stratman1969 (IMPEACH, REMOVE, & IMPRISON OBAMA)
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To: tcrlaf

I think Odumbo’s bracket had Putin meeting Ukraine in the Eastern semifinals...


16 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: steve86
I want them to invade D.C.

A neutron bomb would be useful in that effort.

17 posted on 03/21/2014 4:58:46 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Hojczyk

’ Western nations would barely have the opportunity to “raise objections” over it.’

It’s good to be flexible in situations like this...


18 posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:28 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Hojczyk

Russia will probably finish the job soon... while O is at the golf course or the bathhouse...


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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To: Hojczyk

Maybe this is why moochelle and mother in law are in china....

Obama wants nuke war to take out his wife so he an reggie can snuggle in the bunker while moochelle and mil get hit in a preventative strike on china.....


20 posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:16 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Hojczyk

How is that defind? Already we’ve got it as the inanimate, ‘white house’. Is it BO looking away from espn for ten seconds, or five?


21 posted on 03/21/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Hojczyk
Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend

Why, that could disrupt his picks, or worse...golf.

22 posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:15 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Hojczyk

WWRD?


23 posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:58 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: VRWCarea51

“Nero is more concerned about his NCAA Bracket...”

For a split second, I read “Negro is more . . .” Am I guilty of Microaggresion? :)


24 posted on 03/21/2014 5:11:50 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Halfrican Idiot is a bit more polite. ;)


25 posted on 03/21/2014 5:16:30 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Hojczyk

Don’t worry. Obama will stop him. Sanctions are already on the way.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 5:18:36 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Hojczyk

Obama’s too busy to deal with such nonsense..he has NCAA brackets to worry about


27 posted on 03/21/2014 5:19:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hojczyk

They will have to do another Photo-op of Odumbo with his Mom Jeans on, standing in front of the window, with his sleeves rolled up and his hand on his hip reading the riot act to Putin!


28 posted on 03/21/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by jacob allen
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To: Hojczyk

Putin is going to reunite the entire former Soviet empire...and he’s going to do it within a few years. The people will “vote” for each annexation.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 5:20:50 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: lavaroise
Meanwhile here we import illegals who will use the Crimean precendent to destroy us.

And don't forget the muslim option too. Saudi Arabia can do the same thing.

30 posted on 03/21/2014 5:21:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: VRWCarea51
"Halfrican Idiot", initials are "HI" also the abbreviation for the state of Hawaii. The Halfrican idiot claims to be from Hawaii.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Delta Dawn
I think he leaves Kerry in charge on weekends...

Is he more responsible than Biden? /S

32 posted on 03/21/2014 5:21:58 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sarah Barracuda

He’s mourning Duke’s loss.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 5:22:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I think they refill Biden’s head with fluids on the weekend...


34 posted on 03/21/2014 5:24:38 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Hojczyk

When John Kerry was an anti-war protester, he stood up in the Senate and vehemently denounced his fellow soldiers for invading Vietnam like Genghis Khan.

Now that he’s Secretary of State and finds himself facing an actual Genghis Kahn in the form of Vladimir Putin, who’s begun to rampage over Eastern Europe, all he can do is voice ‘’concern.’’


35 posted on 03/21/2014 5:26:16 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: dfwgator

Yep heard the news, my friend already told me that she is in mourning


36 posted on 03/21/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bluestocking

No kidding.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 5:29:01 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: dfwgator

Duke is a football school now. Guess a bunch of people didn’t get the memo...


38 posted on 03/21/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Hojczyk
White House Concerned Russia Could Invade Ukraine . . .

. . . but not concerned enough to the point of actually doing something about it.

39 posted on 03/21/2014 5:30:38 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Don Corleone
>>>It’ll be like the Anschluss! (sp?)

Crimea was the Anschluss... The next incursion will be he need for Lebensraum.

40 posted on 03/21/2014 5:31:04 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: Hojczyk

In my Eastern European War brackets I pick Russia to invade and beat Ukraine. Crimea is not connected by land to Russia. The Russians will want a land bridge from Crimea to Russia. They will need it for gas lines, oil pipelines, roads, etc.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 5:31:43 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: BuckeyeTexan
WWRD?

Something like this.

42 posted on 03/21/2014 5:35:57 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: fabian

Why do you think the President ordered all the aircraft carriers into home port? Clue: his Secretary of State was a pro-USSR advocate.


43 posted on 03/21/2014 5:44:50 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Kerry in charge? Why does that not comfort me?

Don't sweat it. Biden's there in case JFK needs help.

44 posted on 03/21/2014 5:44:53 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: forgotten man

You are spot on. I read a foreign publication which was reporting “issues” in Kherson and Donetsk. Looking at road maps of the area, it seems to me that the major “European Highway” running on the South of Ukraine to Russia would be a good supply route for the RF. The Spetznatz, along with titushkys are already in place.

Gwjack


45 posted on 03/21/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: Hojczyk
He quoted anonymous administration officials who are “concerned” that the Russians are not being honest when they claim that the troops stationed along the Ukrainian border are not preparing for an invasion.

Someone tell Ms. Nuland to take a Midol.

46 posted on 03/21/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

And Florida is now a basketball school.


47 posted on 03/21/2014 6:07:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Kerry in charge?The thought terrifies me.Lurch at the wheel of the Ship of State,the guy couldn't organize a two car funeral.
48 posted on 03/21/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: faithhopecharity

Putin probably has some pics of Barry in action at the bathhouse.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 6:17:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

oh my, what a thought!?


50 posted on 03/21/2014 6:27:00 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("H)
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