Skip to comments.Crimea seizure act of Russian 'weakness': Obama
Posted on 03/25/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday after U.S. President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea.
Describing Russia as a "regional power" and not the biggest national security threat to the United States, Obama said Russian forces would not be removed militarily from Crimea, but the annexation of the Black Sea region was not a "done deal" because the international community would not recognise it.
"Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength but out of weakness," Obama said. "We (the United States) have considerable influence on our neighbours. We generally don't need to invade them in order to have a strong cooperative relationship with them."
~~~~Obama 'splains that taking Crimea was not over his red line, but another step will be~~~~
Asked what was to stop a further Russian "land grab", the U.S. president drew a distinction between an attack on members of NATO, covered by its Article V mutual defence clause, and on non-members where the West could apply international pressure, shine a spotlight on those states and provide economic support.
~~~~all's well that ends well~~~~
The rouble firmed and Russian assets climbed on Tuesday after Obama and fellow G7 leaders held back from new sanctions and investors took the view that the crisis had been contained for now.
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His Arrogance channeling Slow Joe!!!!
Apparently they do.
Compared to Obama, Soros, and the sodomite EU Putin is weak. They overthrew the legitimate, democratically elected government of Ukraine taking 90% of the country and nobody bats an eye lash. 10% of Ukraine votes to join Russia and Putin is the new Hitler.
Hes the petulant and fraudulent professor, forever lecturing the know nothing dolts with his pretentious and fictitious wisdom.
Anyone who takes him serious is a fool.
Hes also the wise observer, who has no part in any event, yet lectures all that participate.
The “know it all” that has someone else tie his shoes and wipe his nose.
Obama’s statement about Russian weakness is a sure sign of terminal stupidity.
TOTUS! I’ve been such a FR slacker I’d forgotten how funny that is.
You hit it on the nose.
There is no sane reason to bait someone like Putin with statements like this.
This is very dangerous incompetency at best.
In fact Obama might be right to some degree, but it is stupid to say these ‘truths’ in public. Strong or weak, Russia has never had any real interests outside Eurasia. Over 90% of their trade is either Europe, Stans and China. All their incursions into the left hemisphere were a reaction to what they see as a meddling in their backyard. And it is plain stupidity to think they have no ability to make trouble in Americas to retaliate. What about an anti-American coup in Mexico and revolutionaries demanding Russian presence on US-Mexican border? What about ATGMs and manpads to cartels? What about some heavily armed groups of ‘oppressed’ minorities withing USA? I think nobody wonts that.
Our politicians invade other countries with bribe money.
Zeerow must have heard the buzz that he is a weak pansy @ss. This is the best response he can come up with.
FYI....More Trains full of Russian Military ‘trucks’ and ‘equipment’on the move.. 3/24/2014...videos’ were taken by BBC reporter and a citizen while traveling....
Here’s another...Train full of ‘tanks’ stopped on the tracks..3/24/2014
The Rosetta Stone for translating Obonics to English is to take whatever he says and reverse it.
This kind of Fo Po (Foreign Policy) Smash Mouth talk is just going to piss Putin off.
I’ve figured out obama’s plan. He’s going to force Putin to back down by embarassing him.
To quote Ann Robinson you,Osama *are* the weakest link.You always have been,you always will be.That's just one of the reasons you're so despised by so many Americans who spent their lives actually *working* for a living.
President MomJeans has spoken
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