Skip to comments.Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend
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 Russias 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 Russias 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
No matter. I’m sure there will be some basketball games on TV.
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.
“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.
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!
“We’re concerned....we’re not going to do anything really, but we are concerned....”
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!
Hopefully, Obama will go on the View or Ellen again and address the nation properly about these issues.
why aren’t we backing them up with arms shipments and anti missile stuff right now? Or are we?
I want them to invade D.C.
Then we’ll figure out how to deal with the less desirable aspects of the invasion later.
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.
I think he leaves Kerry in charge on weekends...
It’ll be like the Anschluss! (sp?)
Kerry in charge? Why does that not comfort me?
Obama might really do something now, if that’s going to interfere with his golf game and his NCAA Final Four brackets.
I think Odumbo’s bracket had Putin meeting Ukraine in the Eastern semifinals...
A neutron bomb would be useful in that effort.
’ Western nations would barely have the opportunity to raise objections over it.’
It’s good to be flexible in situations like this...
Russia will probably finish the job soon... while O is at the golf course or the bathhouse...
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.....
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?
Why, that could disrupt his picks, or worse...golf.
“Nero is more concerned about his NCAA Bracket...”
For a split second, I read “Negro is more . . .” Am I guilty of Microaggresion? :)
Halfrican Idiot is a bit more polite. ;)
Don’t worry. Obama will stop him. Sanctions are already on the way.
Obama’s too busy to deal with such nonsense..he has NCAA brackets to worry about
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!
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.
And don't forget the muslim option too. Saudi Arabia can do the same thing.
Is he more responsible than Biden? /S
He’s mourning Duke’s loss.
I think they refill Biden’s head with fluids on the weekend...
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.’’
Yep heard the news, my friend already told me that she is in mourning
Duke is a football school now. Guess a bunch of people didn’t get the memo...
. . . but not concerned enough to the point of actually doing something about it.
Crimea was the Anschluss... The next incursion will be he need for Lebensraum.
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.
Something like this.
Why do you think the President ordered all the aircraft carriers into home port? Clue: his Secretary of State was a pro-USSR advocate.
Don't sweat it. Biden's there in case JFK needs help.
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.
Someone tell Ms. Nuland to take a Midol.
And Florida is now a basketball school.
Putin probably has some pics of Barry in action at the bathhouse.
oh my, what a thought!?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.