Quotes of the day

posted at 8:41 pm on March 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Mr. Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that diplomats for both countries should meet soon to discuss it, the White House said.

In a statement from the White House, officials said that the telephone call from the Russian president followed a proposal presented by Secretary of State John Kerry to Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, during talks at the Hague earlier this week.

Officials did not describe details about the proposal but said that Mr. Obama told Mr. Putin during the call that the United States would like to see a diplomatic solution that involves Russia pulling back its troops from the Crimean Peninsula and not making any further steps to invade other parts of Ukraine.

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Russian troops massing near Ukraine are actively concealing their positions and establishing supply lines that could be used in a prolonged deployment, ratcheting up concerns that Moscow is preparing for another major incursion and not conducting exercises as it claims, U.S. officials said…

The rapid speed of the Russian military buildup and efforts to camouflage the forces and equipment have stoked U.S. fears, in part because American intelligence agencies have struggled to assess Russian President Vladimir Putin’s specific intentions

“It’s really a question of leadership intentions. Who does Putin tell, if anyone, what his plans are?” a senior Obama administration official said. “He’s obviously putting things in place in case he wants to go in. The question is whether a political decision has been made to do so.”…

“It’s not the number that matters most. They have enough to move in now, regardless, and in the right composition to be dangerous,” the senior U.S. official said. “What matters is the intent. And we don’t have a clear sense of that.”

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SCOTT PELLEY: What is Vladimir Putin after?

BARACK OBAMA: Well, if you take him at his word –

PELLEY: Can you?

OBAMA: Well, on this, I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet Union. You would have thought that after a couple of decades that there’d be an awareness on the part of any Russian leader that the path forward is not to revert back to the kinds of practices that, you know, were so prevalent during the Cold War, but, in fact, to move forward with further integration with the world economy and to be a responsible international citizen. You know, he’s said that he considers the breakup of the Soviet Union to be tragic. I think there’s a strong sense of Russian nationalism and a sense that somehow the West has taken advantage of Russia in the past and that he wants to in some fashion, you know, reverse that or make up for that. What I have repeatedly said is that he may be entirely misreading the West. He’s certainly misreading American foreign policy. We have no interest encircling Russia and we have no interest in Ukraine beyond letting Ukrainian people make their own decisions about their own lives, and it is true that we reject the notion that there is a sphere of influence along the Russian border that then justifies Russia invading other countries. Certainly they’re going to have influence because of trade and tradition and language and heritage with Ukraine and everybody acknowledges that. There’s a difference between that and sending in troops. And because you’re bigger and stronger, taking a piece of the country, that is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century.

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The East Europeans know they inhabit the battleground between the West and a Russia that wants to return them to its sphere of influence. Ukrainians see tens of thousands of Russian troops across their border and know they are looking down the barrel of quite a zero-sum game.

Obama thinks otherwise. He says that Vladimir Putin’s kind of neo-imperialist thinking is a relic of the past — and advises Putin to transcend the Cold War.

Good God. Putin hasn’t transcended the Russian revolution. Did no one give Obama a copy of Putin’s speech last week upon the annexation of Crimea? Putin railed not only at Russia’s loss of empire in the 1990s. He went back to the 1920s: “After the revolution, the Bolsheviks . . . may God judge them, added large sections of the historical South of Russia to the Republic of Ukraine.” Putin was referring not to Crimea (which came two sentences later) but to his next potential target: Kharkiv and Donetsk and the rest of southeastern Ukraine.

Putin’s irredentist grievances go very deep. Obama seems unable to fathom them. Asked whether he’d misjudged Russia, whether it really is our greatest geopolitical foe, he disdainfully replied that Russia is nothing but “a regional power” acting “out of weakness.”

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Putin assumes that CIA agents were behind the ousting of his clients in Kiev last month. It is what he would have done in their shoes. You can almost see him beaming with (misguided) professional pride: a (highly visible) covert operation emphasizing (implausible) deniability by (inadequately) disguising invading Russian troops and then establishing a (puppet) Crimean regime to appeal for annexation.

This is skillful espionage work — by the standards of U.S. covert operations in Guatemala, Iran and elsewhere in the 1950s. That seems to be Putin’s chronological frame of operational reference, not the 19th century…

Rather than admit defeat in the spy-vs.-spy contest that rages largely in his head, Putin has ended the 30-year post-Cold War era dedicated to making Russia a normal state. That gives Obama, who possesses no realistic immediate option to roll back the annexation of Crimea, room to use diplomatic jujitsu by employing Putin’s own momentum against him.

***

The Russian president did not engineer the Ukrainian crisis, but he has exploited it to begin forging something far more dangerous than land grabs: namely, a political arrangement that could secure his rule of Russia for life. The annexation of Crimea has fueled nationalist hysteria and paranoia within Russia, and Putin has ridden that wave, reshaping his government into one that is far more repressive, ideologically driven, openly messianic and founded on a revisionist view of history that is explicitly anti-West and anti-American…

Never before has a dictator with such a cult of personality had such access to these kinds of weapons. Stalin, as brutal and antagonistic to the West as he was, did not have missiles. Even the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev had only short-range missiles. (It was his move to place them close enough to reach the United States that provoked the Cuban missile crisis.) And Khrushchev, for all his erratic aggressiveness, was definitely constrained by the Supreme Soviet, which in the end removed him from office, in part because of the Cuba escapade.

Mao Tse-tung had a bomb but no missiles. Leonid Brezhnev had long-range missiles, but his was definitely a collective leadership regime, overseen by the largely older, conservative and generally risk-averse Politburo. In North Korea today, Kim Jong Un is certainly a totalitarian leader with a god-like cult of personality, but he has only a handful of ICBMs whose reliability, range and precision are still uncertain. Finally, China is busily developing its long-range delivery vehicles, but its leader, at least for now, is selected — and largely controlled — by the elite. Moreover, he is rigidly limited to two five-year terms.

Since Western democracies have never confronted an aggressive personality-driven autocracy armed with strategic nuclear warheads, a response must be quickly improvised.

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Perhaps this will serve as Obama’s new “orienting” moment. Already, he has taken the lead in imposing sanctions on Russia, while orchestrating the global response to the annexation of Crimea. In his Brussels speech, he noted that “a coldhearted calculus” of interests in Ukraine might dictate that the United States “look the other way.” Yes, that’s a typical Obamian straw man — on the order of “some say …” — but the assertion also allowed him to reaffirm those “universal” principles that guide American foreign policy. Maybe it took Putin to remind the president of those principles. Obama has always said that he admires realists like former Secretary of State James Baker and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, but his sense of his own destiny, and of America’s, is too exalted for him to accept the coldhearted calculus that made those men so effective.

What would it mean for the Putin challenge to reorient Obama? First, it might give Obama a large and urgent sense of purpose. Secretary of State John Kerry, consumed by the sense of urgency and hyperbolic self-assurance Obama once exuded, has taken on every impossible portfolio; meanwhile, the White House has complacently waved as he disappeared over the horizon. Protecting “the West” is a fine job for a president once accused of harboring “post-European” sentiments. Only the United States can organize the military, diplomatic, and economic response to Russia’s provocation. Kerry will wind up doing that too, but there must be no doubt, including in Putin’s mind, that Obama himself is driving the policy…

One thing Obama believes in deeply, as anyone who has read his national security strategy would recognize, is international law and institutions. Putin has quite helpfully reminded the world of why a rule-based international order matters. Obama has the opportunity to wrap himself in that flag.

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The message seems to be that if Mr. Putin doesn’t move troops into eastern Ukraine, the West will impose no further sanctions or costs. De facto, Russia’s seizure of Crimea will stand and, except for a handful of Russian officials, business will go on as usual.

No one wants a new Cold War, much less a military confrontation. We want Russia to be a partner, but that is now self-evidently not possible under Mr. Putin’s leadership. He has thrown down a gauntlet that is not limited to Crimea or even Ukraine. His actions challenge the entire post-Cold War order including, above all, the right of independent states to align themselves and do business with whomever they choose.

Tacit acceptance of settling old revanchist scores by force is a formula for ongoing crises and potential armed conflict, whether in Europe, Asia or elsewhere. A China behaving with increasing aggressiveness in the East and South China seas, an Iran with nuclear aspirations and interventionist policies in the Middle East, and a volatile and unpredictable North Korea are all watching events in Europe. They have witnessed the fecklessness of the West in Syria. Similar division and weakness in responding to Russia’s most recent aggression will, I fear, have dangerous consequences down the road…

Therefore, the burden of explaining the need to act forcefully falls, as always, on our leaders. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Government includes the act of formulating a policy” and “persuading, leading, sacrificing, teaching always, because the greatest duty of a statesman is to educate.” The aggressive, arrogant actions of Vladimir Putin require from Western leaders strategic thinking, bold leadership and steely resolve—now.

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BUNNIES!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Obama is going to get an ass whooping from Putin.

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Putin is working with me… – Obama

American word for that is stalling…- Putin

workingclass artist on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Obama is going to get an ass whooping from Putin.

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

He already has.

The rest is kinda anti-climatic

workingclass artist on March 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Wow Allah, atleast wait for the sun to go down :D

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

But, we got John Kerry…so there.

d1carter on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

SCOTT PELLEY: What is Vladimir Putin after?

BARACK OBAMA: Well, if you take him at his word –

PELLEY: Can you?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…DEEP BREATH…
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…repeat…

I stopped reading right there.

BUNNIES!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Where?

More importantly, what kind?

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Obligatory “Bishop!”

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Obama is going to get an ass whooping from Putin.

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

He already has.

The rest is kinda anti-climatic

workingclass artist on March 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Obama is incapable of understanding why Putin doesn’t just do what he says. He’s the “god-king messiah” who lowered the oceans after all.

ConstantineXI on March 28, 2014 at 8:48 PM

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I will be wearin’ ‘da earse’ at work as of Sunday.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Invasion.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

This is appropriate for what Obama is doing.

Del Shannon – Runaway

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

BUNNIES!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

SQUIRREL!

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Pelley was born in SA but grew up in Lubbock.
Figures.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Nope-don’t have any squirrel ears.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Ratso & I were out smoking…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Putin’s irredentist grievances go very deep. Obama seems unable to fathom them.

Obama seems to have no trouble fathoming his own far greater irredentist grievances, the ones he holds against America.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

My Ted Cruz poster arrived today.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Ratso & I were out smoking…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Time to make the donuts — I mean, make the call …

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

It all comes down to Mr. Obama, a small man in so many ways equipped with a teleprompter and harboring a love of golf and vacation luxury. This is an incredibly dangerous moment in history.

I sincerely offer this not as snark but as a sober commentary.

Mason on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Barky wants to shitcan Tomahawks.

And A-10′s.

Tuscon will become Detroit.

We home Davis Motheson AFB and Raytheon.

Tomahawks gone from our arsenal? Really?

He liked them plenty in libya.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

husband admitted to have a cig yesterday-so he’s back on the Chantix as of this eve.

He has a non-smoker wife w/ asthma and he’s very over-weight.
No smokey for him.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I will be wearin’ ‘da earse’ at work as of Sunday.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:48 PM

And the fishnets?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

He was an idiot ass when he was on WFAA in Dallas.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Mr. Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that diplomats for both countries should meet soon to discuss it, the White House said.

No really Barry, I’m just so jammed at work this week and then I have that whole family thing this weekend but, I promise, we should get together real soon. Let me give you a call sometime next week and we’ll set up a date- ‘kay?

Seriously, were this “meeting” a priority for either Putin or the filthy rat-eared coward, their people would already be on planes. If we can fly an entourage of 70 to China for the despicable Yeti, the worthless princesses, and the crude creature that spawned the Yeti…… all at the same time the rat-eared king and his entourage of 900 were on vacation on a European tour; well transportation isn’t the problem in this situation.

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Obama has the opportunity to wrap himself in that flag.

But no one with a brain and a clue could possibly believe it at all fit.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 8:56 PM

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

A Winston?

I almost caved yesterday.

If I had some papers I would roll some dried grass. That the dogs peed on.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:57 PM

It all comes down to Mr. Obama, a small man in so many ways equipped with a teleprompter and harboring a love of golf and vacation luxury. This is an incredibly dangerous moment in history.

I sincerely offer this not as snark but as a sober commentary.

Mason on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Exactly right Mason.

Lincoln rose to the occasion during the crisis of the Civil War. Obama, not so much.

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

The Tomahawks are getting long in the tooth and the air brats have wanted to toss out the hog since Reagan was president.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

One thing Obama believes in deeply, as anyone who has read his national security strategy would recognize, is international law and institution

Herr Obama doesn’t even believe in the United States Constitution and American law.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…
Time to par-tay…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM

This is an incredibly dangerous moment in history.

Mason on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

The last 5 years and 2 months have been a lot longer than a moment.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Yes. Leave them alone, you don’t want/need them…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Del Shannon – Runaway

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

One of my favorites from my time. I remember hearing somebody say years ago that this was the first recording with electronic music. Don’t know if that’s true or what that means.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday

So who answered the phone ?
Valy ?
or some Hamasy ?

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

BUNNIES!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:43 PM

SQUIRREL!

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Get it in Geer…Richard; it is now HAMPSTERS on a rope.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Putin poses no threat to even one of our 10 Bill of Rights. Obama threatens all of them.

VorDaj on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Wow Allah, atleast wait for the sun to go down :D

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Sun’s down here.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Oh, I don’t need them. any more. But I really really want one.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Oh, I don’t need them. any more. But I really really want one.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Craving never goes away, does it?

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:04 PM

husband admitted to have a cig yesterday-so he’s back on the Chantix as of this eve.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

A WWHRD* moment for any husband.

No I don’t have a cig.
Yes, this is a burning butt in my fingers.
Yes, there is all this smoke in the air.

But I don’t have a cig, who are you going to believe me or your eyes?

*What Would Harry Reid Do

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Not quite.

The nearest thing to ALyT in her bunny suit that I can find on the web.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

TGIF MY CURSOR IS DRUNK.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Putin probably wants to elicit some weasely statement from Obungle that he can use as an excuse to invade.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:04 PM

There are days when it ain’t so bad. But I think all the marijuana news lately brought it all back.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

omahawks are getting long in the tooth and the air brats have wanted to toss out the hog since Reagan was president. cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 8:58 PM

What are Tomakawks replaced with?

And the A-10′s? Most grunts I know adore them. Only those with stake in the F35 are pushing them out now.

And then theres the acres upon acres of solar panels they just installed on the base.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I’m off to run some weapons in CA….I hear if I get
caught, I’ll only get suspended with pay…

..oh wait, I’d have to become a Democrat….

..well, it was a nice thought for a moment…until I
reached that conclusion…..

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I sawed plywood yesterday like it’s never been sawed before because it had never been sawed before. Until I came along and sawed it.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:08 PM

GREETINGS!

You might be a community organizer if…
A KGB agent kicks your azz while laughing at your reset button.

Fill in your favorite reason as it suits you…

Back in a little while…

Doc Holliday on March 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM

You might be a community organizer if…

Putin tells you he wants to “talk” while moving 100,000 armored troops into attack position, and you call it “progress.”

Doc Holliday on March 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Putin is eating Obamas breakfast for lunch.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Putin is taking Obama to the cleaners without a receipt.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM

It all comes down to Mr. Obama, a small man in so many ways equipped with a teleprompter and harboring a love of golf and vacation luxury. This is an incredibly dangerous moment in history.

I sincerely offer this not as snark but as a sober commentary.

Mason on March 28, 2014 at 8:53 PM

…it is very sober Mason!…and we have to give the media…major mojo credit!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Putin is cleaning Obamas clock with a flame thrower.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

What are Tomakawks replaced with?

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

That’s the problem, the replacement keeps getting pushed back.

The Tomahawk is too old, too slow and not nimble enough to attack a first, or even second rate power (see Serbia) any more.

But, nobody can decide what to do.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

See 8:47 PM.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I sawed plywood yesterday like it’s never been sawed before because it had never been sawed before. Until I came along and sawed it.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Okay, Wood Chuck. What ever you say.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Putin is ripping Barry a new one right where the last one just started to heal.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:14 PM

You might be a community organizer if…

If you need a Syrian felon to buy you a house……..you might be a community organizer

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Liberals are not nice people. They hated the diversity of ideas.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM

what was the difference between a “saucy wench” and a “not-so-naughty wench?” Anyone remember? Is being “saucy” better than being “naughty?”

I may have answered my own question.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

You might be a community organizer if…

You say the Police acted “Stupidly”

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

The preview button is for pikers.

SparkPlug on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

We had pizza for dinner. Homemade crust that had to rest under a towel, then it was pressed out and Mozzarella white sauce, chopped Buffalo chicken breast liberally applies, fresh broken asparagus with fresh sliced mushrooms on top of all that. Then a lb. of shredded Mozzarella cheese. It was an excellent deep-dish pizza. I could only eat two slices…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Obama is going to get an ass whooping from Putin.

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 8:44 PM

He already has.

The rest is kinda anti-climatic

workingclass artist on March 28, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Oh right, Russia has seen it’s pro-Kremlin favorite and former Ukrainian prime minister chased out of Kiev. Ukraine is moving quickly to align with the West, recently backed by a massive capital commitment from the IMF. Now Russia is facing a massive flight of capital that threatens to send its economy into a tailspin.

Putin sure is winning- a true chess master. Keep on dreaming fools!

bayam on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Okay, Wood Chuck. What ever you say.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s “drill chuck.” But I’ve been called a tool before.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

How much wood would a SparkPlug saw if a SparkPlug could saw wood?

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

I think that is best answered by one of the wenches…

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

what was the difference between a “saucy wench” and a “not-so-naughty wench?” Anyone remember? Is being “saucy” better than being “naughty?”

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:16 PM

20 bucks and a live chicken…….don’t ask me how I know.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Grrr.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

What are Tomakawks replaced with?

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The Boeing X-51 WaveRider.

RickB on March 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Oh, I don’t need them. any more. But I really really want one.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM

…that craving periodically (I hear)… never really goes away…but you are “Doing It!”…coz!…don’t relent!
…you have more brass and ba11s …than I do! …I wish I could quit!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

If you need a Saudi royal jihady to pay for your harWard degree,
you might be a community organizer

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

20 bucks and a live chicken…….don’t ask me how I know.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

I’ve got ten bucks and a leftover turkey drumstick … how far will that get me?

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

The smell of tabacky seeped through his skin. That’s how I could tell.
If he loses 60 lbs-I’ll shut up about it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

That was an episode of unintended strikage.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

If I lived in Kiev I’d be filling sandbags, and digging holes.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

The smell of tabacky seeped through his skin. That’s how I could tell.
If he loses 60 lbs-I’ll shut up about it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Quit being such a bitch towards him, he loves ya’ aint that enough?

OmahaConservative on March 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I’m pretty sure it’s “drill chuck.” But I’ve been called a tool before.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

In me younger days I was known to screw a bit with a chuck….but never give her the key.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

bayam on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

You are funny in your desperation.

Grrr.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

M_E_O_w…

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I never smoked but I have a great deal of respect for those who can quit. My brother did it and my father before him. It didn’t save my faher though.

My mother would have said I was always particular what I put in my mouth. She said that in front of other people.

crankyoldlady on March 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

See 8:47 PM.

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

…I did!…since Bishop is visiting your former planet…he beams down here…WITH AUTHORITY!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Happy Nomad on March 28, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Al wants to visit Babi Yar before he heads to England for his class this summer. He want to see where some of his family was murdered.
Babi Yar is just outside of Kiev.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

If you need a Jew killer to buy you the White House ,
you might be a community organizer

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I’ve got ten bucks and a leftover turkey drumstick … how far will that get me?

Alien on March 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Drumstick……..keep the 10 bucks and build your on teepee.

HonestLib on March 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

But, nobody can decide what to do.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Not going to say how I know… But… <— Insert NDA grimace here…

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

the boeing X-51 WaveRider. RickB on March 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I read about that.

But maybe we shouldn’t shitcan one until we have the other?

Whole lotta crap going on in the world right now.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:28 PM

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Oh heck, its been fifteen years since I had any inside information.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:29 PM

If you need a terrorist to write your autobiography,
you might be a community organizer

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Oh heck, its been fifteen years since I had any inside information.

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:29 PM

I can say this… the problem is not in not having advanced weapons systems capable of replacing the Tomahawk… Those literally abound, It’s more of an impotence issue at 1600…

oscarwilde on March 28, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Putin hears the clock ticking on obama’s term.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Oh right, Russia has seen it’s pro-Kremlin favorite and former Ukrainian prime minister chased out of Kiev. Ukraine is moving quickly to align with the West, recently backed by a massive capital commitment from the IMF. Now Russia is facing a massive flight of capital that threatens to send its economy into a tailspin.

Putin sure is winning- a true chess master. Keep on dreaming fools!

bayam on March 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

You didn’t get that “position” to replace Reggie Love, huh?

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Barky wants to shitcan Tomahawks.

And A-10′s.

Tomahawks gone from our arsenal? Really?

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Yeah, Hellfires also… Not sure how he’s going to feed his fleet of drones w/o them.

climbnjump on March 28, 2014 at 9:35 PM

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

If they find naked pictures of your mother in frank marshall davis’s home..

You might be a commie organizer.

wolly4321 on March 28, 2014 at 9:36 PM

cozmo on March 28, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I look more like a Mary Engelbreit drawing.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 28, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Before I leave to start supper ,
enjoy this :

Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/unreal-obama-administration-caught-giving-russia-free-high-tech-military-equipment-to-russia/#disqus_thread

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:37 PM

If you need a terrorist to write your autobiography,
you might be a community organizer

burrata on March 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Aaaand we have our Winnah!

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Howdy folks!

My ‘get up and go’ went someplace and I can’t find it ):

Bit under the weather, will be fine tho :)

So, have a wonderful night all you craaaazzeeee peeps!!

God Bless you all, Good Night from here, to all you there!!

** swoosh **

Scrumpy on March 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Doing yeoman’s work for Lanceman…

frank, frank, frank, frank

ToddPA on March 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM

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