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    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


    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I blame our intelligence community. We spend billions​ of dollars to get a heads up on this type action. What happened?
    You didn't ask the NSA.

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

    I personally suspect there are a good many people in positions of power who do not want us to have an edge, in the arena of geopolitical power, but would rather us just be essentially impotent at wielding any influence whatsoever. We are gradually reducing ourselves to irrelevancy in any significant manner.
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    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    You didn't ask the NSA.
    Unless Putin told Merkel about it months ago, they didn't know either.


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

    Since you're laughing at the NSA, canell, do you think any info from Snowden may be helping Putin right now ?
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    You didn't ask the NSA.
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    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I personally suspect there are a good many people in positions of power who do not want us to have an edge, in the arena of geopolitical power, but would rather us just be essentially impotent at wielding any influence whatsoever. We are gradually reducing ourselves to irrelevancy in any significant manner.
    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.
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    Re: Obama warns US will 'isolate' Russia if Putin doesn't pull back in Ukraine

    The Western powers have to at least place sanctions on Russia if they are not going to help Ukraine. We cannot let Russia invade whoever they want.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Since you're laughing at the NSA, canell, do you think any info from Snowden may be helping Putin right now ?
    I'm not laughing at the NSA and I don't know if Snowden is helping Putin. I was just kidding, pall.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I personally suspect there are a good many people in positions of power who do not want us to have an edge, in the arena of geopolitical power, but would rather us just be essentially impotent at wielding any influence whatsoever. We are gradually reducing ourselves to irrelevancy in any significant manner.
    I get that this is a popular meme for many hysterical rightie tighties, and I'm not even a tiny bit patriotic, but seriously who do you think is more relevant than the USA? Seriously, let's hear 'em. Another country is the global financial currency? Good, bad, or indifferent, which other country is first and most in the news globally looking for our reaction to most global issues, which country is first on the list when "freedom fighters" want financial and logistic support, which country is first on the list when a country needs humanitarian aid after a disaster???

    This idea that we are reducing ourselves hopefully is true, because we could be reduced 10fold or more and still be more relevant than any other country. Stop with the trying to put shame on it. The real shame is the fact that our military spending is more than the next 13 countries combined. Then because we don't, what?, start a war over Crimea, some whiny citizens bemoan our weakness.
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