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US, Allies Kick Russia Out of G-8
NewsMax ^ | Match 24, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/24/2014 5:19:01 PM PDT by lbryce

The world's leading industrial powers threatened further sanctions to deter the Kremlin from invading other parts of Ukraine and boycotted what was to be a Group of Eight summit hosted by President Vladimir Putin.

Meeting for the first time since last week's annexation of Crimea by Russia, Group of Seven leaders said they won't attend the planned G-8 meeting which was to have to been held in Sochi, site of the Winter Olympics, and will instead hold their own summit in June in Brussels.

"We remain ready to intensify actions including coordinated sectoral sanctions that will have an increasingly significant impact on the Russian economy, if Russia continues to escalate this situation," the G-7 said in a statement e- mailed after a meeting in The Hague today.

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TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Japan; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: canada; crimea; europeanunion; france; g7; g8; germany; japan; nato; putin; russia; ukraine; unitedkingdom; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
But the most stinging rebuke to Cowboy Vlad for his military recklessness is that the MSM promises not to publish pictures of Putin in any bare-chested poses.
1 posted on 03/24/2014 5:19:01 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

What’s next for poor old Vlad? Getting flogged with a wet noodle?


2 posted on 03/24/2014 5:22:11 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: lbryce

Oh, because he’s such a baaaad man. Are they going to kick David Cameron out since his country is burning babies for fuel?

Don’t think so. Putin now has free calender space. That’s the only real consequence here.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 5:23:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: lbryce

Well, they have blown their wad.

Wonder what they will muster next, no dessert?


4 posted on 03/24/2014 5:24:15 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Is Vlad due on Thursday’s Tonight Show ?


5 posted on 03/24/2014 5:26:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: lbryce

IIRC, they were the last to join and not that long ago. It’s really no a big deal. (I’m gonna check and see if they begged Russia to join...because as we know...it’s all about money.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Flashback: Jun 18, 2013

Russia's Putin torpedoes G8 efforts to oust Assad (Syria)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/18/us-g-idUSBRE95F0JK20130618
7 posted on 03/24/2014 5:26:41 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: chris37

Wonder what they will muster next, no dessert?

I’ve heard that Obama is considering sending
Michele, the two girls and mother to spend
the summer with Vlad, now That would be
punishment.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lbryce
putin photo: Putin is a Pimp Putin.jpg
9 posted on 03/24/2014 5:28:55 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: lbryce
This is a pretty big rebuke.

Mostly symbolic, but it is certainly a big symbolic deal (and you can bet Obama played basically no part in it).

10 posted on 03/24/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: lbryce

It’s one of those “Let’s Do Lunch” groups and nothing more.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 5:32:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

If you look at the article (can’t reproduce the picture) it’s more like “Ladies Doing Lunch”.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 5:36:06 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: RoosterRedux

Let me see if I have this right . . .

Ukraine buys almost all its energy (natural gas)from Russia. Revenues from natural gas sales are a primary source of income for Russia.

Because of the recent disagreement between Ukraine and Russia, Russia is raising the price of natural gas it sells to The Ukraine.

The Ukraine is almost broke and can’t afford the increase in the natural gas price because it would be forced into bankruptcy.

President Obama (The USA) just announced the United States is giving The Ukraine, $1 billion to assist in paying for the higher priced natural gas it buys from Russia.

So, the United States is actually giving Russia $1 billion because the money is just passing through The Ukraine.

The first question: Has Vladimir Putin figured out a way to raise the price of his natural gas sales and make the U.S. pay for the increase?

Next question: Was he really in the KGB or was he a commodities trader ?

If this analysis is accurate, Vladimir Putin just got Barack Obama (the USA) to pay him $1 billion by holding a press conference and trucking some troops across town from the Russian Navy base in Ukraine.

Who is the Smartest guy in the room now ?

Oh Yes… Remember -

“I’ll have more flexibility after I am reelected.”


13 posted on 03/24/2014 5:38:35 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: lbryce

One less stupid meeting...


14 posted on 03/24/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lbryce
All that money spent on Sochi for nothing. Betcha in 10 years we'll start seeing pictures of disintegrating, unmaintained venues.

Even before Crimea the publicity wasn't very good - the athletes and journalists couldn't wait to get the hell out of there.

15 posted on 03/24/2014 5:40:38 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Is Vlad due on Thursday’s Tonight Show ?”

No, but watch for him as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the cover of Time Magazine. If you are very very nice to Putin, he’ll take you to his private palace and show you his most revered photographs of his hero, Josef Stalin.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 5:41:15 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: B4Ranch
Pipelines (not all but some major ones) to Europe for natural gas run through Ukraine. If Ukraine shuts off its pipeline, Europe will be in desperate straights. And so will Russia. Lookie...


17 posted on 03/24/2014 5:44:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: B4Ranch
Russia is not raising the price, just getting rid of the discount that the Ukraine has been getting.

The Ukraine is up to their ears in debt.

The Ukrainians have not done well by their independence. And now they're going to mooch off us.

18 posted on 03/24/2014 5:47:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tet68

No man deserves this cruel and unusual punishment.

Only Obama deserves it >;D


19 posted on 03/24/2014 5:48:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: B4Ranch
BTW, Ukraine was broke because Yanukovych had stolen perhaps $70 billion. But the Swiss banks have since frozen those accounts..and Ukraine is waiting for the return of such.

Russia--Putin--is playing a very cute game. But thx to Europe (not little Barry), he will lose.

20 posted on 03/24/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

UN security council vote trumps all.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 5:51:24 PM PDT by codder too
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To: codder too

Back in the early 60s, my father, a Marine officer with firsthand experience and considerable understanding of the eastern cultures, told me that the west would always get taken in negotiating with them because we refuse to understand how they think. That we would always act as if they reasoned as we do and expect them to react as we do. 50 years later the western leaders are still doing the same things and expecting different results. Reagan being the exception.

We are again doomed to lose. Being led down the rabbit hole by a black Jimmy Carter.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 6:01:09 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: RoosterRedux

All Putin needs to do is cut off Europe’s gas and oil. Game set match.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

UN security council vote trumps all.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 7:31:30 PM PDT by codder too
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To: lbryce

I am sure Putin is crying about this. /S

He probably is saying, “It was always a waste of my time anyway.”


25 posted on 03/25/2014 2:10:51 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Thunder90
Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?
26 posted on 03/25/2014 5:18:44 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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