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Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' over Phantom Kosovo Referendum
Breitbart - London ^ | 27 Mar 2014, 4:34 AM PDT | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker

Posted on 03/27/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT by Hoodat

U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.

The error came in a speech delivered at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and has been remarked upon to Breitbart London by regional experts from both the United Kingdom and indeed from Kosovo. One source said the faux-pas was "the very last thing Kosovo and Serbia need" as the two seek to strengthen relations.

Obama said in his speech yesterday: "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovo’s neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea."

But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer of the University of Pristina, Kosovo told Breitbart London.

"During his yesterday speech in Brussels, President Obama showed a lack of knowledge of the political situation in Kosovo. Kosovo never organised any kind of referendum, but the Assembly of Provisional Institutions of self-government of Kosovo made a unilateral declaration of independence on February 17th 2008.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: einstein; kosovo; liar; mensa; obama; obamafail; obamagaffes; obamalies; revisionisthistory; russia; warongeography
This idiot just reads whatever the teleprompter tells him without regard to whether the words are true or not. Apparently, there is no longer anyone in charge of US foreign policy.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat
Sounds like a pretty basic thing to get incorrect, and quite a blunder. I admit that I don't know too much about the details of Kosovo — other than the United States took the side of Islamic (aka, festering enemies of America) separatists over Orthodox Christian Serbia — but I'd expect our Chief Executive not to spout fiction on an International Stage.
2 posted on 03/27/2014 9:44:28 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Hoodat

The truth doesn’t matter. Just make something up.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 9:44:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Hoodat

Well, yes. It used to be that idiot Presidents had knowledgeable advisors to brief them. But Obama hasn’t appointed any knowledgeable advisors in any branch of government. Not one.

But, as Hillary would say, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”


4 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:37 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hoodat

Liberals rewrite history to fit their agenda and their view of how the world should operate. Hillary is an expert at this because she has learned that the media will turn her lies into facts.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 9:49:17 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Hoodat

I was starting to think I was the only one who caught that idiotic comment.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 9:50:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hoodat

Good thing Obama isn’t a Republican, otherwise he’d never hear the end of this.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 9:52:50 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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8 posted on 03/27/2014 9:52:54 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Cicero
Indeed!

This President is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the country. How could one make such an incredibly stupid error? Arrogance. Most people who know nothing about Kosovo would refrain from lecturing about it in public, you'd think.

9 posted on 03/27/2014 9:53:19 AM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Hoodat

Yet another moment of glaring contrast with respect to media coverage. Had GWB done this it would be 24/7 coverage with panels of “experts” bemoaning his “incredible lack of knowledge of the world.” But because it’s B. Hussein...nothing but *crickets*.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Hoodat

The idiots around this idiot think they know everything. Their arrogance is astounding. They have the National Security staff and the entire State Department at their disposal and they don’t bother to fact check this???


11 posted on 03/27/2014 9:55:39 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Hoodat
This idiot just reads whatever the teleprompter tells him

"For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read!"

12 posted on 03/27/2014 9:56:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Hoodat

Imagine that, Obama and Clinton DemoRats have a fantasy election in Kosovo, and Crimea has a real one in Crimea.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 9:58:08 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hoodat
ValJar would have been most displeased with Barry if he'd said anything different. Thus, he stuck to the script.

Mr. niteowl77

14 posted on 03/27/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: Hoodat

the hidden (sinister) forces that program TOTUS have access to the entire world’s storehouse of learning and information....
however.

you’d think Soros’ scriveners would check basic facts (even on Wikipedia?) before sending their scripts to TOTUS for their sock puppet to read into the tv cameras

none of the above requires any intelligence whatsoever by the sock


15 posted on 03/27/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Hoodat
Referendum?

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16 posted on 03/27/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Navy Patriot

The fact that the media chose to ignore the Kosovo lie says a lot.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 10:02:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: colorado tanker

People that are idiots have a tendency to surround themselves with people that are bigger idiots than themselves so they are always the smartest person in the room.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Navy Patriot

...and Crimea has a real [election] in Crimea.

19 posted on 03/27/2014 10:07:33 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Baynative

Ever since Hillary’s landing in Sarajevo under sniper fire, I’ve had so much respect for her personal physical courage that I don’t worry about the occasional trivial error on the facts. [Note: Even though Hillary “misspoke” and it was actually a little girl presenting her with roses and not battle-hardened snipers trying to take her head off, we all make minor errors and it’s the thought that counts. Isn’t it?]


20 posted on 03/27/2014 10:08:13 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Hoodat

Hey Europe, he’s your president too! And de facto guarantor of your security. And sending your kids to die in Afghanistan for “NATO”.

Your libs were in love with this idiot to replace that “cowboy” George Bush. Keep him, please


21 posted on 03/27/2014 10:10:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Hoodat

Grade A moron. Kosovo was stolen under far more egregious terms from Serbia.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 10:14:20 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 1rudeboy; cripplecreek

Hi RudeBoy, I'm paid big bucks to lie to the World, but I'll bend over for Obama for free!

23 posted on 03/27/2014 10:15:20 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: workerbee

GWB did more that enough to legitimize the Kosovo entity.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Hoodat

It should be pointed out the US disregarded Serbia’s Constitution in supporting the illegal secession of Kosovo from Serbia at the time.

Russians are amused to hear the US lecture them about disregard for Ukraine’s Constitution. That is why they rightly throw the Kosovo precedent back in America’s face.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:17:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

America did not annex Kosovo.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: 1rudeboy

Lie to me.

He has the same hands off wave of liars Hillary had on Bengazi interrogation.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:24:49 AM 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: Hoodat

And Putin chuckles has his tanks rev-up opposite Kharkov.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 10:27:23 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Mi-kha-el

GWB... as usual, RINOs dragged into Democrat smutt joyfully as if nothing was wrong like a little kid mag subscription turning hard core without its ratings changing.

The GOPe are a bunch of intellectual cowards


29 posted on 03/27/2014 10:27:28 AM 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: Mi-kha-el

GWB... as usual, RINOs dragged into Democrat smutt joyfully as if nothing was wrong like a little kid mag subscription turning hard core without its ratings changing.

The GOPe are a bunch of intellectual cowards lead by the nose into another WWIII siding with Hitler and Islanic codling KLA connections . They love the pimp guidance.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:09 AM 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: Navy Patriot

Oh BS. You know very well there were Russian troops patrolling the streets of Crimea during that “real” election.
It must be getting awfully crowded under Putler’s desk by now.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: lavaroise
There were only two questions on the ballot: (1) “Do you want to be part of Russia?” and (2) “Do you want to be independent?” The ballot did not offer the option of remaining a part of Ukraine.

Source.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Cicero
Well, yes. It used to be that idiot Presidents had knowledgeable advisors to brief them. But Obama hasn’t appointed any knowledgeable advisors in any branch of government. Not one.

We don't know that with absolute certainty; in fact we don't know who all of his advisors are. A name pops up occasionally, and no one has a clue whether it an "official" (paid) position" or a shadow figure lurking in the background or under rocks.

What are the legal rules? Is a President obligated to divulge all his official and unofficial advisors? Is there such a list? Observers and concerned groups may or may not have compiled an ongoing list of that "shadow presidency." Aren't citizens of the Republic entitled to know who they are?
Is there an official or unofficial accounting available of who they all are?

To this day, I have no clue what individuals wrote Obamacare, the ACA Act. I just know with certainty that the elected officials with the power to create laws are just as clueless as I am. They have admitted as much, they couldn't be bothered to read it before they "passed it. The same with the additional 30,000 pages of "clarifying" rules and regulations.

An activist "community organizer," without an ounce of experience in the free exchange, private enterprise system, a real world executive position, zero knowledge and experience of the Constitutional ( beyond the tools with which to exploit it for the benefit of the indolent) or in world foreign policy and affairs, economics, science, math or any other useful knowledge somehow got elected president. Twice.

But, as Hillary would say, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

All the difference in the world. How, otherwise can We the People fight the damned cultural cancer?

Let's get that list going. Who actually runs this country?

33 posted on 03/27/2014 10:59:52 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Cicero

Obama thinks he can lie to the world the same as he does to US citizens.

The truth should be told no matter how it shakes out for your own interests. The O admin is adverse to the truth.

No harm can be done that can’t be worked out with the truth, but much harm comes from lying.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 11:01:35 AM PDT by dforest
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To: El Cid
the United States took the side of Islamic (aka, festering enemies of America) separatists over Orthodox Christian Serbia

Propelled by leftist propaganda and faked photos of Serbian "concentration camps". See 2 min video here.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot
Was it Obama or Kerry who whispered that in your ear, ...from behind.
36 posted on 03/27/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hoodat

This is as bad as his 57 American States!


37 posted on 03/27/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Navy Patriot

I’m not the one who admires a little creepy runt who makes out with the belly buttons of ten year old boys.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 11:39:31 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: Pollster1

Yeah, but “What difference does it make??” /sarc


39 posted on 03/27/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Hoodat

Solipsism
Obama reality lives only in his mind. With each twisted statement the US loses credibility. Credibility that often cannot be regained.
Society is sustained by warranted trust. Once that trust is lost by such corruption of character, it is done.
Imagine if a member of the loyal opposition had said something so stupid.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 12:28:39 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: Hoodat

He gets away with everything. Let a republican mispronounce a foriegn leader’s name and the media is all over it. Hell, let a republican not add an “e” at the end of potato.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Hoodat

Obama cannot be mistaken!!!
He is the Messiah of the Gay Media, after all.

Obviously, history is on the wrong side, and must be rewritten!!!


42 posted on 03/27/2014 2:12:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: cripplecreek

I was ashamed to be an American while that was going on.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 2:13:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop

Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and international law
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/schr-m14.html

The filthy sowdis thanked bill & hill for their many criminal acts publicly.
http://pamelageller.com/2012/11/the-clinton-legacy-according-to-the-muslim-world-deliverance-of-bosnia-herzogovenia-and-kosovo-and-n.html/

~~Only liars, traitors or fools ignore the facts.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 2:16:45 PM PDT by bayouranger (Those who are anti-islam are a National Security Threat.- J.Brennan CIA Dir. Feb10)
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To: bayouranger

sheikyermami January 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Julia Gorin: A Great Piece, but Still Equivocating

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/01/julia-gorin-a-great-piece-but-still-equivocating.html

On New Year’s Eve, Jihad Watch ran a wonderful article by a Roland Shirk, whose piece The New Conquistadors nonetheless needs just one point of guidance. Mr. Shirk conscientiously observed that Islam’s demographic conquest of Europe is “the Kosovar strategy applied to a whole continent.” A key paragraph read:

Indeed, I think the real reason why NATO and the U.S. struck so hard at the Serbs in 1999 was to teach Europeans a lesson: When sharia comes, you will not be allowed to fight back. You are being displaced as the Serbs have been displaced. Attempt to resist, and this will be your fate. Of course, the real atrocities Serbs committed against Kosovar Muslims cannot be justified. Besides being evil, they were utterly futile; the battle for Kosovo had been fought decades before, and lost.
It’s in the second half of that paragraph that one sees where Mr. Shirk requires some guidance: “Of course, the real atrocities Serbs committed against Kosovar Muslims cannot be justified. Besides being evil….”

“Forget multi-ethnic Kosovo. Forget Resolution 1244. We only signed that to get rid of the Serbs.” — Balkans “peace negotiator” Richard Holbrooke,1999
http://sheikyermami.com/bosnia-kosovo/


45 posted on 03/27/2014 2:22:24 PM PDT by bayouranger (Those who are anti-islam are a National Security Threat.- J.Brennan CIA Dir. Feb10)
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To: 2harddrive

No. This is much worse. That was an off the cuff stupid. This was a crafted international speech.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Mi-kha-el

Not directly but by proxies. The General took great pride in bombing the life out of Serbia to give Kosovo standing in NATO. This was a great military action according to some people but a great fiasco and betrayow by others, including me, to benefit Muslims.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Hoodat

Another minion who follows the Obama doctrine (solipsism syndrome)
Fareed Zakaria
You can see a similar pattern with Iran. The Bush administration largely pressured that country bilaterally. The Obama administration was able to get much more effective pressure because it presented Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to global norms of nonproliferation, persuaded the other major powers to support sanctions, enacted them through the United Nations and thus ensured that they were comprehensive and tight. This is what leadership looks like in the 21st century.

There is an evolving international order with new global norms making war and conquest increasingly rare. We should strengthen, not ridicule, it. Yes, some places stand in opposition to this trend — North Korea, Syria, Russia. The people running these countries believe that they are charting a path to greatness and glory. But they are the ones living in a fantasy world.”

Just because the liberals proclaim what is normal, does not make it so.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 7:11:29 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: 1rudeboy

Very cynical... what a joke referendum indeed.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 7:27:27 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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