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Putin Calls Obama, White House Says
NYT ^ | 3-28-2014 | Micheal Shear

Posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Mr. Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that diplomats for both countries should meet soon to discuss it, the White House said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: obama; prankcall; princealbertinacan; putin; russia; thejerkycomrades; ukraine
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Just breaking now. CNN just did a breaking as well. More to come.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Neville Meet Chamberlain


2 posted on 03/28/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tcrlaf

I say, BS................was probably the other way around...................


3 posted on 03/28/2014 2:22:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: tcrlaf

Tweet from FOX News’ Chad Pergram:

Obama speaks with Putin. Says they can resolve crisis “only if Russia pulls back its troops” & doesn’t continue to violate” Ukraine border


4 posted on 03/28/2014 2:22:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Tweet from Major Garrett/CBS:

Major Garrett 4m
WH: Putin called POTUS abt “US proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.” Aides: call +1 hour to POTUS hotel in Riyadh


5 posted on 03/28/2014 2:23:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama is literally afraid of Putin and I honestly believe fears being alone in the same room with him.

Personally I think it stems from the time Obama was Detained for a few hours in Russia when Obama was a senator.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 2:23:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tcrlaf
Putin Calls Obama, White House Says

Really? What did he call him? I've got a few suggestions.

8 posted on 03/28/2014 2:23:45 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: tcrlaf
From Al Jezeera:
9 posted on 03/28/2014 2:24:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Bammy needs to spend a month vacationing on the shores of the Black Sea.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 2:25:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Red Badger

I believe Putin would call him if he felt he could hoodwink Obama into a deal as bad as the one on Syria.

Stroke his ego, let him think he is saving the day. Meanwhile gobble up as much territory as you want.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 2:25:33 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tcrlaf

Is Obama even at the White House?


12 posted on 03/28/2014 2:26:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You’re probably right. It’s a set-up..................


13 posted on 03/28/2014 2:27:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Sacajaweau

Saudi Arabia...................bowing................


14 posted on 03/28/2014 2:27:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There’s lots of time for diplomacy AFTER Putin grabs the eastern half of the Ukraine. Then he’ll be ready to talk. lol


15 posted on 03/28/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tcrlaf

I am expecting Peace In Our Time.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 2:27:54 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep, I suspect Putin will invade Ukraine before Obama finishes his next 18 holes.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:25 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: tcrlaf

If Putin called Obama....our dickless wonder is about to get played....

There is no other reason if him to call....

Putin holds all the cards....

This should be interesting....

Watching a real strategist like Putin pull the wool over Kerry and Obama...


18 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:48 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tcrlaf

one possiblity is dividing Ukraine, east and west.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:28:51 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Putin: “OK Barack. Here’s how it’s going to go. Do you have a pen and paper? OK, take down what I say....”


21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: tcrlaf; All

Tweet fromJon Williams ABC News 2m

Kremlin says Putin drew Obama’s attention to continued impunity of extremists intimidating civilians & others in Kiev & elesewhere


22 posted on 03/28/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

So, WHAT exactly did he call him?


23 posted on 03/28/2014 2:30:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: tcrlaf

It would be very uncharacteristic and surprising if Vlad didn’t keep invading weak neighboring countries.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 2:30:58 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tcrlaf

He’s in Saudi Arabia last time I heard. Maybe Putin returned a call....or called to needle Obama.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 2:31:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tcrlaf

Well the Germans and Russians signed a nonaggression pact and the Japanese were negotiating right up to Pearl Harbor.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 2:33:22 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: tcrlaf

Tweet from Peter Baker, NYTimes:

In statement, Kremlin says Putin “proposed to consider possible steps the international community to help stabilize the situation.”

Must be a news conference in Moscow now. CNN not covering it, they are on MH370 24/7 now.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 2:33:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I think the scenerio here is that they had pre-arranged this farce so that Obama can save face, and Putin can appear magnanimous.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 2:33:37 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Red Badger

That Pic is PRICELESS
nicely done


29 posted on 03/28/2014 2:33:40 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Red Badger

Putin knows the U.S. is hamstrung by massive debt, a struggling economy, a war weary public, and an overextended and exhausted military. He’s holding all the cards. Obama is probably the one who is looking for the off ramp.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tcrlaf

More from Baker:

But Kremlin reiterates complaints about “extremists” in Ukraine and introduces Transnistria into the mix saying its situation is unjust.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Putin is smart. He knows all Obama cares about is good optics and polls in the US. So Putin keeps quiet, let’s Obama fly all over the world with his magic teleprompter, allows him to call Russia a marginal power, weak, etc... Putin avoids the press, and avoids controversy, knowing that Obama will eventually be distracted by something else..

Meanwhile, everything will fall into Russia’s hands.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:46 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: tcrlaf

But did the White House say what Putin called Obama?


33 posted on 03/28/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe Putin is threatening to invade Kenya. That would really upset Obama. ;)


34 posted on 03/28/2014 2:36:07 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tcrlaf

White House lies, Cyber Liberty says.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: PGR88

I get the feeling Obama is about to do something stupid in Syria, as an attempt to counter Putin.

The Turkish thing, Obama is Saudi where Syria is a huge deal right now. They were totally onboard with “NATO” (meaning us...) intervening in the Syrian Civil War not long ago.

And remember JOHN KERRY is now Sec of State, and advising him what to do. Syria is ex-French.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 2:40:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: PGR88

Agree. Putin is playing him big time. He has three years to get whatever he wants. Its open season.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 2:40:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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The poor Ukrainian people..., things are about to get much worse, now that Obama is negotiating their future?

I smell the stench of sell-out wafting in the air.

What’s Russian for Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Madrid?

I just want to know how to address these places with Obama’s great negotiating skills in mind.

I can just see Putin coming away from this and telling his staff, “All I wanted was Ukraine, but he kept piling on more and more territory. I couldn’t say no.”


38 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: tcrlaf

I see the deal as being a Russian promise not to invade Ukraine (sans Crimea) in exchange for recognizing the Crimea’s incorporation into Russia as part of the country with some self-autonomy.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT by kabar
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Crimea is a done deal, it will be Russian forever. The REAL QUESTION now is whether the Ukraine will give Russia a pretext to go after even more of its territory. So if the new government of the Ukraine starts being up ethnic Russians, look for more of the Ukraine to fall...and the Baltics need to pay attention too. No...I’m not supporting Russia, I’m just stating what’s next.

It is OBVIOUS that our president is CLUELESS regarding how to project power. I’ll help him a bit. First, you stop worrying about how to integrate TRANSSEXUALS into the military - our enemies see that and can’t stop laughing. All the crap about “gender equity” isn’t working too well either, in the context of impressing the Russians. Next, you DOUBLE arms purchases (like the F-35), not cut them in half the same week you’re screaming at Russia. Next, you DOUBLE spending on MISSILE DEFENSE, not treat it like an unneeded luxury. If ANYTHING gets the attention of the Russians, it is missile defense. Next, you FORGET OBAMACARE and work on getting us a 600 ship navy (something very handy for dealing with lots of other countries too, starting with China).

ACTIONS do SEND MESSAGES. Whining does not. Jimmy Carter, for all his faults, actually started the Reagan military buildup during his last year in office (right after the Afghanistan invasion) - and Carter’s planned build-up, if it had been carried out, was even larger than what Reagan ultimately went for. Reagan actually SCALED BACK Carter’s planned spending increases. That is how messages are sent.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:51 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Starboard

Well, after all, Obama did sort of tell him he was open to be played after the next election. Seems Putin believed him.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: tcrlaf

It appears Obama is going it alone. If he had support from Europe/NATO we’d be hearing a steady drum beat of how strong the alliances are. But all we’re hearing is crickets.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: tcrlaf
Tweet fromJon Williams ABC News 2m Kremlin says Putin drew Obama’s attention to continued impunity of extremists intimidating civilians & others in Kiev & elesewhere

So basically Putin was calling Obama and telling him why those 100,000 troops are on the Ukrainian border...and will move in soon. He may even announce during or after the entry that he advised Obama of his plans in this very call.

I heard a clip from an interview Obama did with some talking news head yesterday. The monotone and the continual "uh"s while he thought of his next bit of blather. I can just imagine what he sounded like on the phone with Putin. All one has to do sometimes is ignore the speaker and concentrate on their tone to truly assess them.
43 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:23 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kaehurowing
I am expecting Peace In Our Time.

A little "peace" of Poland
A little "peace" of France
A little "peace" of Austria
And Hungary, perchance.

44 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Starboard

Those aren’t crickets. That’s Obama legs rubbing together...


45 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: tcrlaf

Nothing about this on the Russian propaganda channels RT and VOR.

If true, it means Putin’s border troops in Russia, Belarus and Moldova are now fully in place and supply lines have been established. And now Putin is ready to negotiate.


46 posted on 03/28/2014 2:45:24 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: tcrlaf

My money is on the KGB over ACORN.


47 posted on 03/28/2014 2:45:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tcrlaf
Obama's response ?


48 posted on 03/28/2014 2:46:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: BobL

One clear message from Obama: Weakness.


49 posted on 03/28/2014 2:46:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: dfwgator

LOL. Good post.


50 posted on 03/28/2014 2:47:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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