Page 6 of 73 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 728

Thread: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

  1. #51
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Who doesn't want to rule the world, the US?
    Of course not.

  2. #52
    Sage
    Higgins86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    England
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    13,241

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia
    if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine


    Obama threatens to



    Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the time for warnings is over. The article says they are considering what steps to take. Why don't they already KNOW what steps to take? Why are no contingency plans for this in place already? If our intelligence didn't see this coming? Why not?

    I blame our intelligence community. We spend billions​ of dollars to get a heads up on this type action. What happened?

    From what Pentagon officials have said Nato military options are few and far between.

  3. #53
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:32 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,762

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Hello Lord T.
    Thanks for the info.
    I'm sure Ukraine will have no problem getting loans from the IMF.

    Since the GOPs are playing into Putin's hands ONCE AGAIN, time to isolate their partner Putin.

    Sorry, but when GOPs filibuster a bill to help Iraqi Veterans after sending them there in the first place,
    Obama needs to realize he's on his own once and for all .
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Russia does not need the IMF, Ukraine does. Russia was offering Ukraine money instead of them having to go to the IMF for a loan
    Physics is Phun

  4. #54
    Noblesse oblige
    Ockham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    01-27-17 @ 07:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,909
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Russia does not need the IMF, Ukraine does. Russia was offering Ukraine money instead of them having to go to the IMF for a loan
    Russia's economic situation isn't very good, and since it's 60 billion in losses on it's markets and only a half trillion in central bank back up, economic sanctions could really hurt Russia. However, Russia is the lynch pin to solving the Syrian crisis and a major player in Iran nuke negotiations. The question is, does the US and EU want to throw both of those ME issues out the window and burn any bridges leading to Moscow over the Ukraine?

    REFILE-ANALYSIS-Russian power play risks full-scale investor exodus | Reuters
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


  5. #55
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,064

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine
    Please keep us the **** out of this, Mr. President.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone

  6. #56
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I believe you're right on target. We have a president that hates America, opposes American exceptionalism and believes that all the bad things that have happened in the past 100+/- years are the fault of The United States.
    Some people actually believe this. Humorous yet depressing at the same time.

  7. #57
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,219

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Some people actually believe this. Humorous yet depressing at the same time.
    We believe it, because the evidence exists.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  8. #58
    Sage
    Lord Tammerlain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:29 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    10,431

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia
    if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine


    Obama threatens to

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the time for warnings is over. The article says they are considering what steps to take. Why don't they already KNOW what steps to take? Why are no contingency plans for this in place already? If our intelligence didn't see this coming? Why not?

    I blame our intelligence community. We spend billions​ of dollars to get a heads up on this type action. What happened?
    The events were that have occured were theorized as going to take place.

    The change in government has been pushed by the US, and the EU.

    That Russia would react negatively to said change in government was expected, which is why it was pushed to occur during the olympics, just as Georgia attacked South Ossetia around the Biejing Olympics (a hope that the Olympics would stop Russia from taking the actions it has

    Every rational analyst would have projected that Russia would never accept losing the bases in Crimea, and would have used force to keep them.

    The coup was I expect a suprise, and that gave Russia the abilty to use the illegitamate government (non elected government), which is tied with very right wing elements as an excuse to move troops into Crimea in order to protects its bases, and the people there from elements hostile to Russia and ethnic Russians

    Check out Right Sector for the Right Wing Elements ( Ukrainian group).


    During the Olympics it should have been clear as to what Russias response was going to be, if the government in the Ukraine was changed.


    Now realistically

    Given that the Russian response should have been predicted fairly easily, the end result may have been part of the plan. Or policy makers may have been hoping for the best and that Russia would have done nothing. A bad bet
    Happy Hanukkah Cheerfull Kwanzaa
    Happy Christmas Merry New Year Festivus for the rest of us

  9. #59
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:32 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,762

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    After listening to McCain, Graham, Bolton and Rogers just today, I hear the same war drums as I did during Iraq.
    I also heard a few words from GWB in 2001 extolling the virtues of Putin.
    How do you view the constant GOP criticism of Obama DURING a crisis and its effect on Putin .
    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Please keep us the **** out of this, Mr. President.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone
    Physics is Phun

  10. #60
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 03:32 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Please keep us the **** out of this, Mr. President.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone
    No everyone. I do not want to a nuclear arms race by second tier countries. I don't care really about the Crimea. I do care that it now is impossible to make any nuclear disarmaments treaty/agreement or non-proliferation treaty with any country as they are now known to be nothing but trickery by the major world powers.

Page 6 of 73 FirstFirst ... 456781656 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •