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Friday, February 28, 2014

Russian Troops in Crimea-- Patrol Airport; Obama Issues Worthless Warning

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From The Telegraph:

Ukraine accused Russia of staging an "armed invasion" of Crimea on Friday as the ex-Soviet state's ousted leader prepared to emerge defiant from five days of hiding after winning protection from Moscow.  
Unidentified armed men were patrolling outside of Crimea's main airport early Friday while gunmen were also reported to have seized another airfield on the southwest of the peninsula where ethnic Russians are a majority and where pro-Moscow sentiment runs high.

The arrival of these unidentified men just happens to coincide with the Russian military buildup in the area.

In response to the entire Ukraine situation, Obama made a worthless warning to Russia.

From the AP:

Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned "there will be costs" for any intervention.  
He did not say what those costs might be. 
Obama called on Russia to respect the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and not try to take advantage of its neighbor, which is undergoing political upheaval. 
"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply stabilizing," Obama said in a hastily arranged statement delivered from the White House. Such action by Russia would not serve the interests of the Ukrainian people, Russia or Europe, Obama said, and would represent a "profound interference" in matters he said must be decided by the Ukrainian people. 
"Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, that would invite the condemnation of nations around the world," Obama said. "The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."

Such talk from Obama is useless of course. Obama has repeatedly shown himself to be ineffectual when dealing with other countries belligerence. Despite the MSM's swooning over Obama's drone attacks, foreign governments are not particularly impressed with such displays.

Indeed, Obama has given a loud and clear message to Putin and every other ambitious leader that Obama has no stomach for dealing with foreign incursions, invasions and such. He himself is far too busy golfing and giving domestic speeches that the press hardly even covers now, and his administration has been far to busy pushing an unpopular health insurance law and then scuttling for cover after its incompetent rollout-- that itself another indication to foreign powers of current U.S. inability.

By the way Obama, the 1980s called and said you haven't learned a thing from the past. No wonder his university records are sealed.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that after Obama's vague, worthless warning, Obama went out on a fund raiser. This guy is a gem of a president.

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