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    Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    Finally something to like about Stephen Harper...

    Harper tells Putin to 'get out of Ukraine' in G20 encounter - The Globe and Mail

    Putin comes up to him with his hand out. Harper shakes his hand but says, "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you, you need to get out of Ukraine."‎
    "A spokesman for the Canadian Prime Minister relayed the details of the encounter and, according to director of communications Jason MacDonald, "Mr. Putin did not respond positively."

    Good on Harper. No tip-toeing around the subject.
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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Finally something to like about Stephen Harper...

    Harper tells Putin to 'get out of Ukraine' in G20 encounter - The Globe and Mail

    Putin comes up to him with his hand out. Harper shakes his hand but says, "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you, you need to get out of Ukraine."‎
    "A spokesman for the Canadian Prime Minister relayed the details of the encounter and, according to director of communications Jason MacDonald, "Mr. Putin did not respond positively."

    Good on Harper. No tip-toeing around the subject.
    One reason to like Canadians is that they don't beat about the bush.

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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Finally something to like about Stephen Harper...

    Harper tells Putin to 'get out of Ukraine' in G20 encounter - The Globe and Mail

    Putin comes up to him with his hand out. Harper shakes his hand but says, "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you, you need to get out of Ukraine."‎
    "A spokesman for the Canadian Prime Minister relayed the details of the encounter and, according to director of communications Jason MacDonald, "Mr. Putin did not respond positively."

    Good on Harper. No tip-toeing around the subject.
    Awesome!

    I do not support Harper as a Canadian voter, but have in the past, in fact have voted Reform and Conservative since 1992.

    But my kudos to him, he has the biggest balls on any Prime Minister since Trudeau and his dealings with Nixon.

    What I see, is Canada the ONLY NATO country really standing up for the Ukrainian people, I cannot see Obama doing this.

    Mr. Prime Minister, your email in box is going to be very full with congratulations and mine will be one of them.

    And I propose this, offer Putin a deal, one seven game series between Canada's best and Russia's best women hockey players, International rules. He loses, he leaves Ukraine.
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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    I guess... this is nice... but what actions are behind it? Canada won't stop selling its goods to Russia. Canada's sanctions, if they can be called that have been restricted to a few people on a list that can't have dealings with Canada or Canadians. Tough talk is great, but it should carry some relevant actions. When is Canada going to freeze Russian assets or close its market to Russia? When is it going to help fund the Ukranian army like the US does? No? Okay then, tough talk is all Harper has.
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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    While I agree with Harper, you have to admit moments after the "talking to" Putin probably went aside and laughed himself silly.

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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    While I agree with Harper, you have to admit moments after the "talking to" Putin probably went aside and laughed himself silly.
    Yep, that's exactly what I thought. It's great to pull out the tough Alberta talk when you don't really have anything at stake. Canada is still taking Russia's money and they're encouraging the very economic relations which make funding aggressive actions possible.
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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    What a surprise, that the Canadian government would join the US on any given issue.....

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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yep, that's exactly what I thought. It's great to pull out the tough Alberta talk when you don't really have anything at stake. Canada is still taking Russia's money and they're encouraging the very economic relations which make funding aggressive actions possible.
    For what? Oil?
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    Re: Harper tells Putin, "Get out of the Ukraine"

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