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Obama Flies to A Europe Shaken by Putin's Bold Strategy
NBC News ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Tom Curry

Posted on 03/23/2014 1:33:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

resident Barack Obama flies Sunday to a Europe shaken by Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and his threats against eastern parts of Ukraine.

At a summit conference at The Hague on preventing nuclear terrorism – scheduled long before the Ukraine crisis – Obama will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders. On Monday afternoon Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of China, Russia’s neighbor and sometime rival.

Putin has forced the United States and Europe to refocus on the origins of the modern transatlantic alliance -- the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a Russian invasion of Western Europe.

“We live in a different world than we did less than a month ago,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an audience in Washington last week. Russia's aggression is “a wake-up call for the Euro-Atlantic community, for NATO, and for all those committed to a Europe whole, free, and at peace.”

Russian brute force is a jarring diversion from Obama’s second-term agenda of combatting climate change...

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Previous American presidents had occasional quarrels with European leaders, “but never were we faced with a kind of indifference that Obama seems to exude,” Joffe said.

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Obama said Thursday that “America’s support for our NATO allies is unwavering.

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“We are going to have to think very hard in Europe and in the United States about how we are going to respond to the Ukrainian government’s legitimate requests to have the wherewithal to defend itself,” said Francois Heisbourg...

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In a conference call with reporters Thursday, an Obama administration official sounded quite non-committal on arming the Ukrainians.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: anderfoghrasmussen; bho44; bhoeurope; bhorussia; crimea; france; germany; momjeans; obama; obamatrip; obamavisit; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; unitedkingdom; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko
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"Heisbourg said, “You have on the table in the United States the issue of: Are you going to export hydrocarbons or not? And the Europeans have on their table: are we going to stop our silliness about shutting down existing sources of production of energy – nuclear energy in Germany -- and preventing ourselves from exploring new sources of energy like unconventional (shale) gas."

Europe losing confidence in Obama's policy of hope and change, fairy dust and peace prizes? When the rubber hits the road, they want the gas and the nukes.

1 posted on 03/23/2014 1:33:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Too chilly for golf in the DC area, I suppose. Heck, with Moochelle out of town, you’d think he’d be sneaking smokes in the Rose Garden, eating salty-buttery snacks, and having a grand time watching b-ball and checking his brackets.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 1:36:34 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Jim Robinson

obama is an kenya african and hates Europe. Europe would be wise to be cautious.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 1:37:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson
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4 posted on 03/23/2014 1:38:33 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: Jim Robinson

What....No money bag?? Why bother coming Mr. Obama.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 1:40:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: no-to-illegals

He probably doesn’t hate Muslim Europe as much as he hates Christian America.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 1:40:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey EU then do something. Enough of this ‘Lafayette we are here’ crap. Been there, done that. We’re out of blood and treasure. Get off our dole.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mr. Hahvid perfessor is getting is butt kicked by an old Soviet wannabe. I liked America better when it was being run by adults.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 1:41:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama Flies to A Europe Shaken by Putin's Bold Strategy

I didn't know there were basketball games going on in Europe.
9 posted on 03/23/2014 1:42:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Jim Robinson
the 1949 NATO defense partnership designed to prevent a Russian invasion of Western Europe.

Oh, yes. I vaguely remember something like that. But Obama thinks the purpose of NATO is to invade countries anywhere around the world and install Muslim terrorists.

Actually, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton thought that, too.

10 posted on 03/23/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good point Jim. Have to still believe though, Europe should be extremely cautious and not believe anything, without verifying, obama says.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 1:43:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: COBOL2Java

But maybe there are golf courses.

Or bath houses.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 1:46:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Jim Robinson

Putin to Obama, “I Won.”


13 posted on 03/23/2014 1:47:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Everything is going according to pResident Cloward-Piven’s plan.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 1:48:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: HotHunt

HA HA Vlady did Ike Turner on Obama who knew


15 posted on 03/23/2014 1:51:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Jim Robinson

What an weak, idiot he is.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 1:52:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I see what you did there - LoL!


17 posted on 03/23/2014 1:54:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (No More Bushes, No More Clintons, No more Pauls!)
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To: Jim Robinson

is there a film festival in Europe right now?


18 posted on 03/23/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: no-to-illegals
obama is an kenya african

I'm not so sure that he has any African blood in him. Take a look at pictures of some Indonesians, Filipinos, etc., and you'll see a striking resemblance.

19 posted on 03/23/2014 1:55:26 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Jim Robinson
“Mr. Hahvid perfessor is getting is butt kicked by an old Soviet wannabe.”

Let me clear this up for you. He was never a full time professor at any university. At the University of Chicago, he was a VISITING speaker at times, not even sure he was called an adjunct professor. He had no full time job as a professor at that university. He never straightened out this mistake others made about his being a professor at that university. He was a freaking community organizer of black people to complain about the injustice done to blacks.

He is a for sure hater of America and white people. Guess what, he will never be white and as long as he is black in any regard, he will hate white people. That is my opinion and I could be wrong - sure I am wrong. :o)

20 posted on 03/23/2014 1:55:44 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Jim Robinson

He does not hate anything remotely connected to Muslims. Just the opposite...he adores anything remotely connected to Islam. I can understand it, his father was a devout Muslim.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 1:57:04 PM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: Salvey

Well, it’s a known fact that he was raised by probably the only transvestite mooslum in Indonesia.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jim Robinson
 
 
They think they are "shaken" now, just wait until O gets on-scene and tries to get in the middle of their business.
 
 

23 posted on 03/23/2014 1:58:23 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: no-to-illegals

I believe he is certainly Kenya African but his sperm came from Indonesia.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Jim Robinson

Shame the Clown wasn’t on 370.
Truth is, probably wouldn’t make a difference.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Jim Robinson

Worrying about Russia is so 1980s... haw haw haw... someone needs to enlighten those backwards Europeans that the cold war is, essentially, beneath our own Great Leader.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 2:00:32 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: noinfringers2

“Sperm”? That quivering coward has no sperm nor a backbone. When Putin makes his next play, odumbo will be either out behind the barn tossing his cookies or changing his own diaper. I am sooooooooooooooooo sick of that incompetent imposter.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 2:02:47 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Jim Robinson

What does Obama even hope to accomplish at this point in the game?Putin beat him into the ground already,it’s game over.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:58 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: Salvey; noinfringers2

I’ll agree with you both except for one point. The roots are in kenya for the family as best as is determinable from best assessments except for the mother.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 2:05:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Salvey

Huh, someone get his DNA and we can determine where his ancestors lived.......just like in the commercials.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 2:06:06 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Jim Robinson

Having made his brutal assault on the American people with Obamacare, Obama must divert his attention to the world stage, so he can spread his dystopic gift to everyone.

Unless Europe can find a better friend and ally than Obama, they are screwed. Obama has his bag of sanctions and tough rap, but none of that makes him more than a limp-wristed faggot without substance. The Western left might not see it, but Putin does, as do all real leaders.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 2:06:52 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Jim Robinson

So what dose he think he’s going to in Europe, scare Putin to death?


32 posted on 03/23/2014 2:07:47 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: P.O.E.

Like 0bunghole really cares about Europe and Russia. Dems only care about domestic policy and their domestic policy is taking your money and buying votes with it


33 posted on 03/23/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Vinylly

He’s going to threaten to sign Putin up for ObamaCare.


34 posted on 03/23/2014 2:09:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson
Why don't I hear anything from any politician in the US about our need to let the EU defend itself and to station US troops along our southern border? It does indicate that none of those politicians, even those who patronize constitutional conservatives for votes, actually see the issue as we do.

That would be that the US is being invaded, and our military needs to protect US citizens on both sides of our southern border, stop the invasion, and send home invaders.

And hope that if when the time comes portions of the US can vote themselves out of the federal government without violence.

35 posted on 03/23/2014 2:16:07 PM PDT by grania
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To: tioga
“Huh, someone get his DNA and we can determine where his ancestors lived...”

Do you remember that day time TV program where a couple would be on stage and a DNA test had been done to determine if the man with this woman actually was the father of her child? The results were given to them on stage and a number of times the test showed the man was NOT the father. I don't know who is his father but that communist guy, Frank Marshall Davis was also around his mom at the time and Hussein certainly resembles Davis and not Obama senior.

36 posted on 03/23/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Jim Robinson

The only purpose of Obama’s presence at this summit is 18 rounds at the Royal Haagsche and he sucks at that, too. This is another monumental waste of taxpayer dollars.


37 posted on 03/23/2014 2:17:14 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Salvey

There are plenty of published dots in Obama’s history to indicate he came from Indonesia sperm. You are correct in pointing out that skin color cannot be relied on as to ethnic birth. As a young boy when among ball team friends I was often taken as the ‘black’ boy, especially in the summer when ‘tanned’ by the sun. Same thing when serving in the Philippines in WWII.


38 posted on 03/23/2014 2:22:39 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Marcella

can’t actually say what would like to say ... so will simply say a slut is a slut is a slut.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 2:23:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: P.O.E.
Too chilly for golf in the DC area, I suppose.

No, he was golfing at Andrews AFB again yesterday.

40 posted on 03/23/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: dennisw

In their minds, WE are their real enemy. Of course, it’s just posturing to garner votes and live off the fat of the land. A perversion of “enlightened self interest” if ever there was one.


41 posted on 03/23/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Talking has always got him what he wanted so I suppose he’ll just talk some more.

When that doesn’t work anymore he’ll blame someone else.


42 posted on 03/23/2014 2:38:51 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: no-to-illegals

There are long roots in Kenya tied in with the Obama1’s role as alternate with family there. There are also roots in Indonesia tied in with Stanley Ann’s friends in the 2nd marriage of Stanley Ann to an Indonesian Soharo(?) and her friendship with Loretta Fuddy and the Subud cult.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 2:39:50 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Marcella

I’d be surprised if someone hasn’t already tested his DNA.

Fat chance we’ll ever hear about it though.


44 posted on 03/23/2014 2:41:09 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Here's the photo NBC puts on this article.

Obama - The strong, confident leader.

And the headline - "Europe Shaken"

What pitiful propaganda.


45 posted on 03/23/2014 2:43:31 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Salvey
I'm not so sure that he has any African blood in him. Take a look at pictures of some Indonesians, Filipinos, etc., and you'll see a striking resemblance.

including the curly hair and bowling ball head? His purple lips ARE curious....

46 posted on 03/23/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The title is nonsense. Little barry is doing as he’s told, so he is innocent in his own eyes and not afraid to do anything he’s told. He is no leader, so he is not capable of being ‘shaken’ by the acts of some other leader because it is over his affirmative action head.


47 posted on 03/23/2014 2:44:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: zeestephen

Truly, Europe is shaken. They have to be worried obama is about to pull another obamanation.


48 posted on 03/23/2014 2:49:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jim Robinson

What happened to the second coming of mandela? Good, let him throw is sh## over there we are pretty sick of it here


49 posted on 03/23/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: MHGinTN

Well, you summed it up, rightly so.


50 posted on 03/23/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
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