Obama to Putin: You’re on the wrong side of history, buddy

posted at 4:01 pm on March 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

I can’t tell if he has something specific in mind in saying this, i.e. that post-1989 eastern European history points in one direction and Russian revanchism points in another, or if it’s just a phrase that pops mindlessly to his lips when he’s at pains to condemn something, as it seems to do for lots of progressives. (Spread some cheer by reminding a liberal friend today that he’s on the wrong side of history when it comes to gun control.) Russia rolling over its neighbors to demonstrate its strength is history, isn’t it? Until the day comes that either (a) Russia no longer needs a warm-water port or (b) Ukraine and the EU are willing and able to go toe to toe with the Russian army, nukes or no nukes, then Russian domination of its western borders seems like an unfortunate historical fact. For what it’s worth, China seems to disagree with O’s assessment. Go figure that the Chinese see the historical virtue in a nation reclaiming land inhabited by its ethnic descendants.

Obama says he’s working on sanctions and diplomatic measures to “isolate” Russia. Will that stop Putin?

[T]he Russian president is betting that any sanctions would be relatively short-lived. Pushing Putin too far could be dangerous. Many European nations haven’t forgotten about their deep economic ties to Russia, including their dependence on its crude oil and natural-gas exports. For western Europe, implementing serious economic sanctions would be unwise, as Russia could retaliate by cutting off the gas pipelines that run through Ukraine to Europe. And U.S. sanctions would barely make a dent in the Russian economy: Russia accounts for less than 2 percent of American trade.

So far, Western Europe is sidestepping sanctions. The European Union and the governments of Germany and France have pushed for mediation between Moscow and Kiev, not sanctions. The organization’s emergency meeting on Monday is “expected to result in a strongly worded statement of condemnation, but no immediate punitive measures,” according to the EurActive Network, which reports E.U. policy news. Any action by the United Nations is unlikely, thanks to Russia’s veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council.

Don’t expect the EU, which has to live with Russia geographically and economically, to do much. Sources tell BuzzFeed there may be visa bans on Russian officials in charge of the Crimean invasion but nothing serious by way of trade sanctions or freezing accounts. Which raises the question: If the EU isn’t willing to punish the Kremlin for disrupting relations with one of its own would-be member states, why would the United States go to the mat on this?

Meanwhile, Putin can reply to O by wondering which side history is on in Afghanistan:

Meanwhile, there’s also the problem of Afghanistan — the “real war,” as Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry used to describe it. Now they want to disengage, and the Ukraine crisis creates a very uncomfortable problem: The U.S. needs Moscow’s cooperation as it withdraws the more than 33,000 troops left in Afghanistan because one of its main withdrawal routes runs through Russia.

The Pentagon began developing a supply route from Afghanistan through Central Asia and Russia because of frequent disruptions on the main routes through Pakistan, including a seven-month closure in 2011-12 stemming from the deaths of 24 Pakistani troops in a NATO air raid. A three-month blockade by a provincial government in Pakistan’s northwest in protest over the U.S. drone strike policy only ended Thursday after a court ordered it stopped.

Russia has allowed NATO to develop a transit hub at a base in Ulyanovsk to move cargo by air, road and train from Afghanistan through the country to its northern ports. At least a third of the cargo coming out of Afghanistan is expected to move by that route — if Moscow doesn’t shut it down.

Here’s the vid. Maybe, if the ruble continues to get pounded, Putin would be willing to be more accommodating on Syria in exchange for the U.S. lightening up on Ukraine. Assuming, that is, that Syria’s still a priority. As noted in the excerpt above on sanctions, our attention span for these international flashpoints is short and seemingly getting shorter. Exit question: Why is Obama intent on punishing Russia for an “uncontested arrival”?


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I Putin, have a Pen and a Phone too.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Thread W I N N E R !

Missilengr on March 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

What makes you think Russia is anywhere nearly being weak and humbled?
The only one I see in or heading for those 2 categories is 0bumble.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Russia coming out of this as effectively losing Ukraine, fully isolated from the West, and cratered economy would definitely be weak and humbled, whether you or Putin thinks otherwise.
Putin took a huge, brazen risk and I doubt even Obumbles’ incompetence could save him.

Do you know what the term neocon means? I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Does it mean a smug HotGas poster, douche?

smiley on March 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Within a year every former part of the Soviet Empire will either be annexed to Russia (or at least parts of them) or will be puppet states.

Obama doesn’t understand history (because he’s ignorant of it). Putin is SEIZING history…

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Russian is not the the Third Reich, the Russian army is not the Wehrmacht, Crimea is not Poland….not everything is analogous to the World Wars. Why are fellow conservatives beating the war drums over a former Soviet State of little to no strategic value? Europe chose social welfare programs over military might and now they are at the new Tsar’s mercy. Why is this our fight?

jephthah on March 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

The same appeasers said the same thing in WW I and WW II and we and the entire world ended paying a very heavy price for letting the forces of evil prevail at first…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

boy the lsm loves bringing up BUSH!!!!!!!

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

“Меч сильнее пера.”

[The sword is mightier than the pen.]

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

The same appeasers said the same thing in WW I and WW II and we and the entire world ended paying a very heavy price for letting the forces of evil prevail at first…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Yep. What Putin is doing is VERY reminiscent of what Hitler did prior to September 1939: grabbing back parts of earlier German empires and getting away with it because Europe was paralyzed with awful leaders, and the United States was AWOL.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

“Меч сильнее пера.”

[The sword is mightier than the pen.]

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

You want to write in Spanish then take it somewhere else, homophobe, we use American here.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Putin cowards in fear in the corner of this bedroom. Oh, on I was wrong. That’s Barack Obama on date night.

Oil Can on March 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Fear, why, I thought he liked Reggie :)

jimver on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

lsm loves bringing up BUSH!!!!

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

whats up with the duplicate…geez

cmsinaz on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

That’s Murican….as in ‘Murica. And as for Obama, he took our jobs. Tuk r jobs. Um hmm. Mmm K?

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Does it mean a smug HotGas poster, douche?

smiley on March 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

No.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Putin to obama “I make you jizz in your pants”

Schadenfreude on March 3, 2014 at 4:08 PM

You’re confusing Obama with various Putin mancrush conservatives.
Either that or you’re confused by metaphors.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

You’re confusing Obama with various Putin mancrush conservatives.
Either that or you’re confused by metaphors.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Obama is by far the weakest and most incompetent President in the history of the Republic… If you have any brain or shame you will be hiding from a public for supporting this utter fool…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Yep. What Putin is doing is VERY reminiscent of what Hitler did prior to September 1939: grabbing back parts of earlier German empires and getting away with it because Europe was paralyzed with awful leaders, and the United States was AWOL.

ConstantineXI on March 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

History always repeats itself and humans never learn…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

You’re on the wrong side of history, buddy

Translation: My Presidential Library will have to airbrush all this out

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 5:04 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Please quote a source where a Conservative Hot Air Poster has praised Putin for his invasion of the Ukraine.

We’ll wait.

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Europe chose social welfare programs over military might and now they are at the new Tsar’s mercy. Why is this our fight?

jephthah on March 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Exactly. Europe depended on the US protecting them. Japan has done the same thing. Watch China seize this opportunity.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Well, it’s Monday. It’s after 5:00. So this is now officially happy hour with the Democratic Party. I can do that. It is an executive action. I have the authority.

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM

While you wait, would you mind having a look here. I’m trying to put together a tutorial. This is as far as I have gotten so far today. See if it makes sense to you kj. Thanks.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

You’re confusing Obama with various Putin mancrush conservatives.
Either that or you’re confused by metaphors.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Obama is by far the weakest and most incompetent President in the history of the Republic… If you have any brain or shame you will be hiding from a public for supporting this utter fool…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

It takes real chutzpah for an Obama-shrinekeeper like Lucy to accuse conservatives of having mancrushes.

slickwillie2001 on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

just a phrase that pops mindlessly to his lips

You can stop right there. The word “mindlessly” applies to most of his unscripted remarks.

DrStock on March 3, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Can we all refer to you as a smug HotGas poster, douche? Or is that reserved for just smiley?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Please quote a source where a Conservative Hot Air Poster has praised Putin for his invasion of the Ukraine.

We’ll wait.

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM

On several occasions I have praised the military tactics of this invasion. See Popular Mechanics: How to Annex Another Nation’s Territory: The Crimean Invasion in 6 Steps

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Please quote a source where a Conservative Hot Air Poster has praised Putin for his invasion of the Ukraine.

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Oh for sure the cooing has quieted a bit following this move.
Though there’s still a lot of admiration…er, I mean, concern for how ‘bold’ Putin’s actions are here.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM
jephthah on March 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

And, because of the present Administration, in particular, though it has been an ongoing process for decades, this nation has chosen social welfare programs over everything else, as well.

We have become Greece…circa 2013.

And, apparently, all by design. And this Obama guy wants to make us believe Putin is on the wrong side of history?

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

The foreign policy achievements (some say accomplishments) of King Putt and his Faculty Lounge contributors will be legend.
South America will be half marxist and half parlimentarian.
Libya;Sudan; Egypt; hell 3/4 of Africa will be in the ditch by 2016.
Syria will be a fragmented death camp.
Iran will (as I predict) declare an operational nuclear weapon capability by 2016.
North Korea might (just might) try to obliverate Seoul.
China will threaten (in a serious manner) Taiwans’ independance.

And Killary will be absolved of ANY complicity to any of these SUCCESSES by the Presstitutes in the Manure Spreading Media.

I suppose all we might do is offer prayers for Ukraine and other peoples about to be bear hugged backwards into the Soviet Circle.
I know, let’s blame Romney.

Missilengr on March 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Are you positive you are not confusing admiration for Putin with mocking of 0?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Good job!

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Thanks kj! I’d tried to keep verbaluce busy while you were doing me the favor. Lolz! ; ) Hopefully the tutorial will be helpful to some.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

In other words, you got nothin’.

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Are you positive you are not confusing admiration for Putin with mocking of 0?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Don’t mess with the girl, she’s trying her best to dissuade anyone from having gloomy thoughts that even Carter had bigger seeds than Dog Eater.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

We have become Greece…circa 2013.

And, apparently, all by design. And this Obama guy wants to make us believe Putin is on the wrong side of history?

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Sad, but true.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:14 PM

You’re confusing Obama with various Putin mancrush conservatives.
Either that or you’re confused by metaphors.

verbaldeuce on March 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Obama is by far the weakest and most incompetent President in the history of the Republic… If you have any brain or shame you will be hiding from a public for supporting this utter fool…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

verbalduece has no brain. He’s shameless mainly because he has no moral compass. He’s on the wrong side of every issue..kind of like his beloved Dear Leader.

And he confuses conservatives recognizing and pointing out that his Dear Leader has been pwned by Putin numerous times on the world stage as conservatives having a mancrush on Putin.

Classic Projection.

HumpBot Salvation on March 3, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Can we all refer to you as a smug HotGas poster, douche? Or is that reserved for just smiley?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Huh? Did I miss your point or was it that you didn’t make one?

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Admiration for a person skilled in Metternich and willing to put national interests first and foremost does not equate to praise.

But, of all the key players in this episode, which is more capable overall of seeing the plan through to the end and which leader/leaders will predictably skulk away or employ slight-of-hand to make sure they suffer no blame?

I admire Putin. I know who and what Putin is. I have studied the man from the earliest days, to include the Dresden interlude.

Detestable at times, yes, but one has to admire the skill displayed.

Chess versus go Fish.

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

While you wait, would you mind having a look here. I’m trying to put together a tutorial. This is as far as I have gotten so far today. See if it makes sense to you kj. Thanks.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

.
Looks good to me … but I am concerned it may be so simple to understand even a TROLL will be able to do it.

;->

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

verbal received instructions from the cult to chant harder and this will all go away.

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Put Put is shakin….with laughter at the feckless Obama

neyney on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

While you wait, would you mind having a look here. I’m trying to put together a tutorial. This is as far as I have gotten so far today. See if it makes sense to you kj. Thanks.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Just as an aside, I never follow those blind links because I have no idea where they’re taking me, I like to see the destination.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

naynay, heh

87 minutes of the Obama phone call: “Putt Putt to Pooty Poot. Come in. Can you read me? Putt Putt to Pooty Poot.”

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Might be me. Just got on the thread and saw this.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

IT’s looking more and more that the Merkel quote WAS taken out of context and she WAS referring to the SCOAMF:

UK DOES NOT SUPPORT TRADE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA, BBC REPORTS

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Is this the flexibility of which Obama spoke?

Twist this Crimea thing up into an American nine-line bind…and then let Putin untie it all…at his convenience?

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Just as an aside, I never follow those blind links because I have no idea where they’re taking me, I like to see the destination.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

.
If you have the “status bar” displayed, the URL for the blind link will display if you pause your mouse over the blind link.

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

You are not alone Bishop. I have noticed some commenters doing a blend of the two. They will at least use keywords to describe the type of place they are going with the link. Like this. Morphine The Other Side.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Dang it PolAgnostic!

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

P.S. Thanks for having a look. I guess I should have responded to this comment before the one you made to Bishop. ; )

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I admire Putin. I know who and what Putin is. I have studied the man from the earliest days, to include the Dresden interlude.

Detestable at times, yes, but one has to admire the skill displayed.

Chess versus go Fish.

coldwarrior on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

It’s tempting to say that Putin is an evil-genius, but look who he’s playing against. It’s like a pro football team playing against a junior high school.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

If you have the “status bar” displayed, the URL for the blind link will display if you pause your mouse over the blind link.

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I don’t know what the status bar is so I tried pausing over Bmore’s link and nothing happened, so apparently my status bar is broken or someone stole it.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Are you positive you are not confusing admiration for Putin with mocking of 0?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

When there was gleeful snickering about Snowden going to Russia with US secrets, I was just as annoyed by Putin fandom.
Have been for a while.
The squeals about Obama ‘the tyrant’, alongside the gladeyes for Vladimir.
For sure ‘ the enemy of my enemy’ has been a huge factor here for the Obama snarkers.
It’s the reason – but not an excuse.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

You are not alone Bishop. I have noticed some commenters doing a blend of the two. They will at least use keywords to describe the type of place they are going with the link. Like this. Morphine The Other Side.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I don’t know if it works on all browsers, but I just hover the cursor over a link and the url of the link is displayed to me before I even click it.

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 5:29 PM

When there was gleeful snickering about Snowden going to Russia with US secrets, I was just as annoyed by Putin fandom.
Have been for a while.
The squeals about Obama ‘the tyrant’, alongside the gladeyes for Vladimir.
For sure ‘ the enemy of my enemy’ has been a huge factor here for the Obama snarkers.
It’s the reason – but not an excuse.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Nope.

You’re just a malicious liar and bigot who is trying to attack conservatives.

We know that. You have no morals. You are a liberal f*ck, and you will say and do anything to get your way. Decent people recognize that you are mentally incapable of criticizing Obama, and thus will say anything to defend him.

northdallasthirty on March 3, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Putin to Obama: You’re on the wrong side of Poland, friend-o…

JohnGalt23 on March 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Agreed, and I recall your tearful condemnations when your fellow liberals were busy publicly declaring the war in Iraq lost, saying the surge a failure before it even started, equating Fallujah terrorists with Minute Men, and showing solidarity with savages who were butchering Americans and Iraqis alike.

“F**k ‘em” said one of your pals in reference to 4 Americans shot, burned, hacked to pieces, and hung from a bridge.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Can we all refer to you as a smug HotGas poster, douche? Or is that reserved for just smiley?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Huh? Did I miss your point or was it that you didn’t make one?

Happy Nomad on March 3, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I think he meant to direct at me.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

When there was gleeful snickering about Snowden going to Russia with US secrets, I was just as annoyed by Putin fandom.
Have been for a while.
The squeals about Obama ‘the tyrant’, alongside the gladeyes for Vladimir.
For sure ‘ the enemy of my enemy’ has been a huge factor here for the Obama snarkers.
It’s the reason – but not an excuse.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I think the “glad eyes for Putin”, reflected less on Putin and more on Obama’s ineptness. Even the dumb cowboy, GWB, kept Putin in check.

Tater Salad on March 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:27 PM

We wouldn’t expect you to understand what’s really going on – you’re nose is too far up 0bumble’s butt to see anything else.

We just wish we had a competent leader – even half as competent as Putin is for his country would be nice.
But since we don’t, all we can do is mock and joke about how lousy our own quarterback is – and hope maybe some day we’ll get someone who won’t throw the game on us.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Even the dumb cowboy, GWB, kept Putin in check.

Tater Salad on March 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Right. That’s why Putin didn’t invade Georgia.
/

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Those that say others are on the wrong side of history arrogantly claim the approval of persons as yet unborn while at the same time ignoring the accumulated wisdom of human experience. This gambit is usually employed to shut up opponents of abortion or homosexual “marriage”. Let’s see how well it will work to stifle Mr. Putin.

Mason on March 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Right. That’s why Putin didn’t invade Georgia.
/

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

And Obama screamed Bush was a failure when Putin did.

So that makes Obama a failure now.

So you lose, verbaluce.

Go ahead and spin and cry and dodge. You’ll just expose that you’re a liberal f*ck who has no morals and does nothing but attack.

northdallasthirty on March 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

At least the reset button kept Poot from invading anyone else.

Who knew that a simple plastic box with a red button could keep a thug from rolling over his border with tanks and attack choppers, we could have used such a thing in 1939.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

EU Imports of Russian Gas

This map shows the percentage of natural gas received by each European country from Russia. Which of these countries will support sanctions against Russia?

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Who knew that a simple plastic box with a red button could keep a thug from rolling over his border with tanks and attack choppers, we could have used such a thing in 1939.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

0bumble probably keeps hitting that red button on his desk, but when he does, all that happens is Office Depot shows up with more sticky pads and pens.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Right. That’s why Putin didn’t invade Georgia.
/

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM

But… the world was supposed to love us. And reset.

You finally admit that Obama is actually worse than Bush.

faraway on March 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM

“F**k ‘em” said one of your pals in reference to 4 Americans shot, burned, hacked to pieces, and hung from a bridge.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.
Sure you could appreciate the sentiment?

On that note, what actions do you want to see Obama/USA take here?
And in the meantime – while you’re thinking that over – could you muster up a little of your ad-hom for Putin as well?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

0bumble probably keeps hitting that red button on his desk, but when he does, all that happens is Office Depot shows up with more sticky pads and pens.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Actually a little treat pops out of the side.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

This map shows the percentage of natural gas received by each European country from Russia. Which of these countries will support sanctions against Russia?

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Oh, but of course – I’m sure they’ll jump right in on 0bumble’s side and eagerly cut off their own NG supply in the middle of winter…..
We all know (well, except verbaldouche) 0bumble would be more than willing to do that to HIS own people.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Putin = HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!

Obama = wimpy. wimpy. wimpy.

pilamaye on March 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

and does nothing but attack.

northdallasthirty on March 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Ha.
The irony…from the potty-mouthed rager.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7932/1929/1600/Traitor%20frag%20protest.0.jpg

sharrukin on March 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Is John Kerry still laughing about Mitt Romney and Rockey 4??? Karma is such a bitch….

Indianatime on March 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

On that note, what actions do you want to see Obama/USA take here?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

The needed actions should have been taken 5 years ago in anticipation of this possibility like Palin and Romney suggested.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM

You are not alone Bishop. I have noticed some commenters doing a blend of the two. They will at least use keywords to describe the type of place they are going with the link. Like this. Morphine The Other Side.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Dang Bishop I plugged in the wrong link. Honest I was not trying to confuse you Man! Lolz! ; ) I had to take a call and did it too quickly.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM

dear V.V.,

so sorry for the gibberish i had to say other day, my telepromter broke, well actually Michelle broke it, when she found out i am considering an embargo on caviar. i was forced to say all that meaningless stuff, because Valerie jarett made me. all these people are giving me a hard time, asking me to do things i know nothing about, like john kerry. so i sent him to kievskey, to get him out of my hair. to be honest, i don’t know where ukrainia is, i thought it was that little country in south america that send us soybeans and Crimea was a type of cheese. hope all this passes soon, so i can get to golf and watching “real housewives”
adios, and cheerios.

BO

runner on March 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.
Sure you could appreciate the sentiment?

Those men were civilians, not soldiers, they volunteered to be there and were escorting a small convoy to pick up food equipment for an NGO helping the Iraqis. No one made them go.

Noticeably absent is you and your pals mustering the same hyperbolic sentiment for the US troops killed since Dog Eater took over, more in 4 years than the 8 under Dubya. Where are the marches, the demonstrations, the Code Pinksters and MoveOn raising hell?

On that note, what actions do you want to see Obama/USA take here?
And in the meantime – while you’re thinking that over – could you muster up a little of your ad-hom for Putin as well?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Clear away every single hurdle and roadblock keeping us from harvesting the world’s largest natural gas reserves. Dog Eater has no reticence to use his pen to ignore everything else, why not this too?

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I think he meant to direct at me.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

No. I did not. I am however very confused at this point of this thread. Did smiley call HappyNomad a douche? Here at the top of this very page.

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.
Sure you could appreciate the sentiment?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Just like when you speak out against the militant atheist who demean Christian/Religious beliefs.

You’re quite the little freedom fighter…in your mind.

Nothing you’ve ever posted would lead us to believe that was your stance or sentiment.

HumpBot Salvation on March 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7932/1929/1600/Traitor%20frag%20protest.0.jpg

sharrukin on March 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Not my sign. I assume not yours?
Pretty stupid.
And pretty inane attempt at point making.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Evidently. C;assy.

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Why are fellow conservatives beating the war drums over a former Soviet State of little to no strategic value? Europe chose social welfare programs over military might and now they are at the new Tsar’s mercy. Why is this our fight?

“Beating the war drums” or sounding a warning? TWO small members of the old Soviet Union are now resting comfortably back in the Russian fold, sphere of influence, protection, whatever you want to call it.

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are former members of the old Soviet Union. They are now members of NATO. Moldavia, Georgia and now the Crimea have fallen. If Putin suffers nothing (and western powers aren’t even collectively pushing sanctions at the moment), what then?

Obama has already screwed the Poles and the Czechs. Will the ELL countries find themselves expendable like Chamberlain found Czechoslovakia?

GarandFan on March 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

http://www.targetofopportunity.com/liberals_hate_troops.jpg

http://www.targetofopportunity.com/iraqi_resistance3.jpg

sharrukin on March 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

kingsjester on March 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Thank goodness someone saw it. I thought I was loosing my mind for a second. ; )

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.
Sure you could appreciate the sentiment?
 
verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

 
Noticeably absent is you and your pals mustering the same hyperbolic sentiment for the US troops killed since Dog Eater took over, more in 4 years than the 8 under Dubya. Where are the marches, the demonstrations, the Code Pinksters and MoveOn raising hell?…
 
Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

 
Oh, his pals definitely have sentiments, Bishop.
 

He didn’t get a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans killed.
 
RickB on February 24, 2014 at 6:18 PM

 
That’s right. Beengassy!
 
HillAREwe on February 24, 2014 at 6:20 PM

rogerb on March 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Nothing you’ve ever posted would lead us to believe that was your stance or sentiment.

HumpBot Salvation on March 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Not really sure what you’re saying here?
But I feel no need to convince you of anything.
If you don’t believe I hold the positions I present…well, ok.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

On that note, what actions do you want to see Obama/USA take here?
verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Nothing he can or should do – so he should keep his mouth shut and not make himself look any weaker.

What 0bumble SHOULD do right now is use his pen and phone and his apparently unlimited EO power to suspend the Jones Act so the east coast can get more sand, salt, natural gas, and propane shipments from other parts of THIS country instead of getting it from Canada and Europe.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Dang it PolAgnostic!

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM


;->

I keep forgetting to turn off my “Temporal Distortion” subroutine when I’m not going for a Bishop!

You can call me, Pol.

It’s a lot less typing.

BTW, I always check the time stamp – I knew what you were replying to … ;)

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

http://www.targetofopportunity.com/liberals_hate_troops.jpg

http://www.targetofopportunity.com/iraqi_resistance3.jpg

sharrukin on March 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Those are from Tea Party rallies, homophobe.

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Are you quite positive you aren’t confusing some commenters here at HA lamenting Putin to be a stronger leader than 0? I have seen those types of comments. However, though no sarc tags were accompanying the comments, one could easily tell they were in fact sarcasm. Cause I have to say I can’t find em. Do you have any saved out?

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

…suspend the Jones Act so the east coast can get more sand, salt, natural gas, and propane shipments from other parts of THIS country instead of getting it from Canada and Europe.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

He won’t piss off the unions. The mid-terms are more important to Obama then Ukraine.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

PolAgnostic on March 3, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Lolz! I’m glad you and I have an understanding of one another. ; )

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Going back to work on the tutorial. ; )

Bmore on March 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

He won’t piss off the unions. The mid-terms are more important to Obama then Ukraine.

Kaffa on March 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Of course.
Bottom line – in the end 0bumble won’t do anything to actually help anyone that we SHOULD be concerned about.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

No. My pals were saying things like ‘this is bullsh*t – let’s not send in good young men to get shot and hung from a bridge’.
Sure you could appreciate the sentiment?

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Noticeably absent is you and your pals mustering the same hyperbolic sentiment for the US troops killed since Dog Eater took over, more in 4 years than the 8 under Dubya. Where are the marches, the demonstrations, the Code Pinksters and MoveOn raising hell?…

Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Well…as I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of the Code Pink set.
But pretty sure they jump up and start screaming at Obama too.
As to the rest…less war tends to bring about less anti-war demonstrations.
But now we’re just talking physics.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Putin to Obama: “It’s really hard to hear what you’re saying with your underwear pulled over your head like that…”

BigWyo on March 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Not really sure what you’re saying here?
But I feel no need to convince you of anything.
If you don’t believe I hold the positions I present…well, ok.

verbaluce on March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

LOL, of course you don’t.

I’ll keep it simple. You’re a LIAR. There is no need for you to convince anyone as you don’t fool anyone here with your nonsense. You have no moral compass. You don’t defend what needs to be defended. You only defend your cult leader against the indefensible.

You can’t even acknowledge any mistake your Dear Leader makes..even anonymously on a blog. And we’re to believe you were defending US Soldiers against vile comments/actions from your fellow travelers?

LOL.

HumpBot Salvation on March 3, 2014 at 6:08 PM

US troops killed since Dog Eater took over, more in 4 years than the 8 under Dubya.
 
Bishop on March 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

 
Which is thanks entirely to less war, racist. Homophobe. Whatever.

rogerb on March 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

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