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Obama Deplores Russia’s ‘Brute Force’ in Ukraine
NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER

Posted on 03/26/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

BRUSSELS — President Obama offered a sustained and forceful rejoinder against Russia on Wednesday, denouncing the “brute force” he said it has used to intimidate neighbors like Ukraine and vowing that the United States “will never waver” in standing up for its NATO allies against aggression by Moscow.

In a speech meant as a capstone to his trip to Europe in the midst of an East-West confrontation with Russia, Mr. Obama addressed Moscow’s justifications for its intervention in Ukraine point by point, dismissing them as “absurd” or unmerited. He even defended the Iraq war, which he had opposed as a senator, as a stark contrast to the way Russia has seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

“America and the world and Europe has an interest in a strong and responsible Russia, not a weak one,” Mr. Obama told an audience of leading figures here in the capital of the European Union. “But that does not mean that Russia can run roughshod over its neighbors. Just because Russia has a deep history with Ukraine does not mean it should be able to dictate Ukraine’s future. No amount of propaganda can make right something the world knows is wrong.”

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“Make no mistake: Neither the United States nor Europe has any interest in controlling Ukraine,” Mr. Obama said. “We have sent no troops there. What we want is for the Ukrainian people to make their own decisions, just like other free people around the world.”

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“Russia’s leadership is challenging truths that only a few weeks ago seemed self-evident, that in the 21st century the borders of Europe cannot be redrawn with force, that international law matters, that people and nations can make their own decisions about their future,” he said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: momjeans; obama; putin; russia; thecatcher; ukraine
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Gotta be a lesson in there somewhere for Obama if he could only get in touch with his inner self.

Oh, yeah. Those who live by lies and brute force, die by lies and brute force.

1 posted on 03/26/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama has lived by soft bullying. That has met hard bullying.

The proper thing for Russia to have done if it wanted Crimea to reunite with it, would be to purchase it from Ukraine. Ukraine might have even been happy to sell it.

The other shoe is going to fall, Barack Obama or no Barack Obama. People in Ukraine are all begging God to do justice now. Christians and Muslims alike.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Putin will understand this as meaningless babble.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 12:35:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Jim Robinson

BO is jealous.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 12:36:24 PM PDT by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Cicero

He’ll just politely smile and go on with the business at hand.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 12:38:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Listened to 3/4 minutes of his talk today and all that came to mind was if we changed a name or two,i.e. EPA, DOJ etc he could have been speaking of himself and his cronies destroying his own country...And he’ll NEVER realize that !


6 posted on 03/26/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Jim Robinson

I deplore the brute force of the Obama Administration.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 12:39:36 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ask Muammar Gaddafi about brute force.

Hussein wanted to do the same in Syria on behalf of his muslim brotherhood but, thankfully, Putin bailed him out.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 12:39:49 PM PDT by boycott
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To: litehaus

9 seconds...just damn


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:40:02 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Brute farce is mostly like it, but he is backing up forces of wickedness. Even God is going to notice that.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:44:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:45:10 PM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Jim Robinson; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx

real kgb thug trumps faux mao alinsky bully

12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.
It’s like Obama thinks he’s going to offend Putin by calling him “brute” when Putin has been working to earn that sobriquet. Makes Obama look like Scarlet having a tantrum in Gone With The Wind.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m hoping Putin gets a chance to bitch slap the idiot but I doubt BO has the balls to even think about meeting him.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:47:11 PM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Saying all the things the NYT would want to hear. What a reptile.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:48:28 PM PDT by keat
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To: ransomnote

Maybe Putin will invite him to a tryst at the Kremlin and he won’t be able to resist any more. You brute! Yeah... Barack, you like?

I hope it doesn’t get THAT bad of course, but that’s a typical dirty trick of the devil.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Did obamadork call Putin a brute...ppfftt, not surprised.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 12:50:08 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Jim Robinson

This just might be the first time anyone has stood up to Obama and not suffered consequences - he can’t send the IRS after Vladi, the DoJ can’t sue him, and the Chicago mafia can’t get to him - so the only thing left is to throw a hissy fit.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 12:50:08 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Jim Robinson

Didn’t be just say they are weak? What the hell is going to come out of his mouth next?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe Prezzy Scoldalot can talk Putin to death.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 12:59:45 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Jim Robinson

I never did think Obama would be playing anything but the submissive one.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 1:00:45 PM PDT by dforest
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To: PhilDragoo; Jim Robinson; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; All
Good graphic Phil.
I'm not trying to make Putin a 'good guy', but he has made clowns of Obama and Kerry...

 


22 posted on 03/26/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Jim Robinson
President MomJeans: "Putin's not FAIR!!! Reggie Love always let ME be "the man"."

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Grab those ankles again, MomJeans! Here comes Putin!

23 posted on 03/26/2014 1:13:37 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama: “I’m so upset I only shot a 95 on the course today”


24 posted on 03/26/2014 1:23:04 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama to Putin:

Oh, You BRUTE, You!..................


25 posted on 03/26/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Putin to Obama: yeah, you like?


26 posted on 03/26/2014 1:27:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: vette6387

America is bigger than those two spheroids of feces.

It still has a hope to get past it, but that hope has to be God.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 1:30:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thinking Americans deplore barry.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:00 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: Cicero

"You Brute! You Vicious Brute!"

30 posted on 03/26/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: vette6387

Thank you, and I agree with you!


31 posted on 03/26/2014 1:33:41 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Jim Robinson

Didn’t look like “Brute Force” to me. The Russians just walked in mostly to cheers—heck the people were waving little Rusian Flags and giving the boys sandwiches to eat. Now at the Ukrainian base there was force—but numbers of dead were kept small. When they gave up—they were escorted out. Now if the invade more of Ukraine—this might change.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 1:34:27 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“It still has a hope to get past it, but that hope has to be God.”

Sure wish He’d take some action! I feel like I am in a parallel universe every time I watch the news.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Putin don’t like gays.....................


34 posted on 03/26/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Violence is the first recourse of the competent.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 1:48:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: vette6387

If God seems far away, who moved?


36 posted on 03/26/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Competent in the shoes of Satan that is.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 2:09:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Red Badger

He might if he was the pitcher, not the catcher. There are some that way. It’s part of being Authentic Brute (TM).


38 posted on 03/26/2014 2:10:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He sounds like a petulant child.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 2:28:21 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is the speech that got a rousing round of applause by exactly *one* person.
Now the Ukraine has just announced a FIFTY percent raise per gallon of gasoline to conform with the IMF demands being imposed on it.
Quite soon, there possibly will be a sizable percentage of citizenry ready to welcome Russian intervention...


40 posted on 03/26/2014 2:52:05 PM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Obama Deplores Russia’s ‘Brute Force’ in Ukraine”

Come on, NYT .... ROTFLOLOL.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Reggie’s girl can huff and puff all he wants. Putin knows what he is and just doesn’t care. IF push come to shove, he’d literally make mince meat out of bambi and his gay pride rainbow military leaders.
America is, and will continue, to learn a hard lesson with this fool. All the rest of us can do is sit and wait till he’s gone or we’re nuked...whichever comes first.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Red Badger

Putin don’t like gays.....................


What makes you think that? Putin parades around naked on a horse. That type of homo behavior would fit right in at the Folsom street parade in San Fagcisco.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 3:25:26 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

It’s a good thing we did not get involved in this fiasco!
It would have been a massive failure! 0 has enough blood on his hands!


44 posted on 03/26/2014 3:32:03 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh! What BRUTES, those Russians are. How absolutely 19th Century of them. Perhaps if all the meterosexuals in the world call them enough names, they will give it back.
[/dripping sarcasm]


45 posted on 03/26/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: bill1952

This is the speech that got a rousing round of applause by exactly *one* person.
Now the Ukraine has just announced a FIFTY percent raise per gallon of gasoline to conform with the IMF demands being imposed on it.


The increase is for heating gas. It is heavily subsidized and the IMF doesn’t want their loan money going into that black hole.


46 posted on 03/26/2014 3:36:00 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Jim Robinson
You brute, you brute, you brute!!!!


47 posted on 03/26/2014 3:47:31 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Jim Robinson
"Can't we just all get along and sing kum bay ya? After all I gave up nukes for this guy"
48 posted on 03/26/2014 5:03:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jim Robinson

More brute force is perpetrated by gang members during a typical Saturday night in Chicago than Vladimir Putin’s Russian army committed in the Ukraine during a week of annexing a part of that country.

At least Obama cries crocodile tears for the poor people of Ukraine, while doing nothing to help them. The murder victims of Chicago don’t even get that much sympathy, while Obama does nothing to help them either.


49 posted on 03/26/2014 5:51:27 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: bill1952

I wonder if this is the reason that Stinky Reid was trying to slip 68 billion US taxpayer dollars to the IMF. Was it to subsidize the gas prices in Ukraine to make them look better?


50 posted on 03/26/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT by dforest
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