US Warns Russia Over "Provocative" Actions In Ukraine

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As today's actions by Russia have raised concerns and stirred flight-to-safety flows in the markets, The White House has decided to add its $0.02 worth:

  • *OBAMA AIDE EARNEST URGES 'OUTSIDE ACTORS' TO RESPECT UKRAINE TERRITORY
  • *EARNEST SAYS RUSSIA SHOULD AVOID `PROVOCATIVE' ACTIONS
  • *U.S. WARNS RUSSIA TO RESPECT UKRAINE SOVEREIGNTY

Or else...? On the bright side, he did not say anything about crossed lines of color.

Via AP,

The White House is urging "outside actors" to respect Ukraine's sovereignty, as neighboring Russia prepares for massive military exercises.

 

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. is aware of Russia's plans to launch the military maneuvers. While Russian officials said the exercises were unrelated to the tensions in Ukraine, these exercise will take place near the shared border between the countries.

 

Without specifically mentioning Russia, Earnest also called on others in the region to end "provocative rhetoric and actions."

 

Russia has questioned the legitimacy of Ukraine's acting government, which took charge after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled after signing an agreement aimed at ending his country's three-month political crisis.

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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:37 | 4480986 Obama_4_Dictator
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LOL, this is getting good.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:41 | 4481019 camaro68ss
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ooooo, BOW just pulled a DOUBLE RED LINE all the way

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:44 | 4481042 Thought Processor
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Seriously, I can't keep up with all these warnings.

 

I'm warning you, my cat is getting mad!

 

(insert funny angry cat pic here)

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:48 | 4481070 smlbizman
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double secret probation right around the corner....

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:55 | 4481110 zaphod
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So what happens when Putin calls Obama's bluff and the US does nothing? Obummer should follow the advice of better POTUS who came before him "Speak softly and carry a big stick" not "Throw baby tantrums and do nothing"

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:56 | 4481124 Skateboarder
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Obie is shamed (but media spin got damage control) and goes into super-campaign mode.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:58 | 4481131 camaro68ss
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theres so many dam red lines, i dont know what to do with myself

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:01 | 4481149 Spastica Rex
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Declare "Mission Accomplished" and go home.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:08 | 4481198 HoofHearted
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Didn't the USA once boast that it had the best military and foreign policy? WTF happened? Or was it all just boasting all along. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:17 | 4481240 Stackers
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Do as we say not as we do.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:20 | 4481572 eurogold
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Why can't the U.S.A for once stay the f#+* out of someone else's business ?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:20 | 4481253 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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I believe the policy mostly consisted of bombing the crap out of small, defenseless (and mostly brown people) countries. Now we're talking about coming up against the big bear--and after 10 yrs of war in Afghan/Iraq, troops are worn out. Plus they're trying to reduce troop strengths anyway. I don't think there are enough mercenaries to fill the void, let alone the expense. Do you think NATO troops are rarin' to go against Russia and its proxies? The French and Italians would pull a muscle surrendering.

I'm sure this is one of Brzezinski's autoerotic strangulation fantasies, but the hard part will be all of the other people who will die as a result of these idiots.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:56 | 4481437 BeansMcGreens
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You all are forgetting the US Army's latest secret weapon, The Rainbow Division. Putin will not know what hit him when all those former hair dressers and florist stream across the border screaming "Oh Yes we can". Of course they got to finish up in Arizona first.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:09 | 4481199 Divided States ...
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Obummer is a pussy...the asshole loves to talk, cant shut him up usually but he gets his aide do do the dirty work and say this. Fuckin wimp.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:34 | 4481326 Chupacabra-322
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Russia, specifically Putin just wiped his ass.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:51 | 4481413 Flakmeister
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Really? Care to elaborate? 

Was that before or after Putin told Assad to ditch the chemical weapons and the Ukraine blew up in his face?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:23 | 4481582 Son of Captain Nemo
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Was that before or after Putin told Assad to ditch the chemical weapons and the Ukraine blew up in his face?

Why Flak you are bound and determined to go down with the lies no matter what -Aren't you sport? Sure hope Israel has people in Ukraine like these guys to keep stirring unrest in that Country, because in order to make it "winnable" it will have to be the whole IDF + all your Goy in the U.S. armed forces.

Good luck partner. 

Got front row seats to Synagogue going for 10,000 ounces of GLD for the last service.  Forget the USD, ILS and GBP because the Rabbi' is only taking metal at this point!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:44 | 4481728 Flakmeister
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What lies? Show me where I lied? 

And if it is your opinion that I lied, well, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, but some jive with reality a whole lot better...

Unlike some, ahem, I merely call 'em as I see them and I am able to maintain an objective fact based viewpoint....

Open your eyes, I haven't been taking sides and projecting like most here...

Ahem, cough, cough....

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:51 | 4482112 Son of Captain Nemo
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Ahem, cough, cough....

So which version of the UN report should we go to in order to get those facts?  Usually a good idea when the story keeps changing to go back to the beginning for clarity.

Which official report and official should we go to Flak, maybe this one... or this one... or perhaps this one... So many official stories that keep changing, and so little time. Tick... Tock... Tick.. Tock... Feel free to throw Haaretz and JP over the fence. I know how reliable they always as a bastion of journalistic integrity "always" when getting at the truth.  But of course when human lives are at stake you want to get it right, especially when you are on the verge of war and the information from reliable sources gets so cloudly and opaque.  Am I right?

And now "poof" a potential conflagration with a superpower and it's closest neighbor that had nothing to do with the overthrow of a legitimate government through "peaceful demonstrators" acting in the best interests of Western freedom and democracy!

Better tell the doctor about your hernia problem on your next visit.

That "stressful heavy lifting" ain't helping you much.

cough!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:37 | 4482374 Flakmeister
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All very nice but you still have to show where I have lied...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:58 | 4481805 angel_of_joy
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Uktaine it's soo yesterday...

Better watch what's happening in Turkey and Irak (i.e. the alternate route for Qatar's gas lines).

Oh, and Ukraine now all the time in the world to figure how bankrupt they are. 35 billions for 2014 ? Really ? Apart from that, it looks like they'll need a passport to go to their own beaches, pretty soon.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:10 | 4481212 johnQpublic
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i'm starting to get the impression that neither the teleprompter nor obama realize just how close ukraine is to russia

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:19 | 4481257 DeadFred
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Nor did they realize that destabilizing a country on another power's borders might cause issues? Who would have thought it.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:38 | 4481687 Woodyg
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can you imagine the shitstorm that would occur if Russia spent $40 billion violently destabilizing Mexico, Texas or Canada - think we'd not react violently?

And how about that hypocritical fascist bastard Kerry telling Putin 'Hands OFF" when the US has been Hands On in Ukraine and another 120 countries around the world.... (number of countries the cia conducted operations in in 2012)

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:44 | 4481381 stant
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or where the fulda gap is. maybe he says screw this and drives into paris

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:02 | 4481828 angel_of_joy
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It's mainly teleprompter's fault. Everybody knows that Obama is useless without it.

He's not much good with it either, though...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:20 | 4481260 Gazooks
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that's the spirit, Rex

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:01 | 4481151 johnQpublic
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obammy warns putin not to draw lines

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:03 | 4481160 Boris Alatovkrap
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Barry is like to draw lines, specially powder line on mirror surface with safety blade for inhalation through straw.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:17 | 4481241 Levadiakos
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Obama drew another line?

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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:22 | 4481270 Ignatius
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Gonna have to mark you down for both content and grammar.

Now, where's my red line marker?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:33 | 4481320 saints51
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You are fucking hilarious. Post of the day for humor. Likely true which is scary.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:05 | 4481177 lewietheparrot
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Skate,

How disrespectful can you be to have an aide spit out such meaningless words----it reminds me of some of the parrots here who just jabber a few profanities as a comment to something that is unintelligible to them.

Yeah, I guess the administration is beginning to remind me of this!

Who the hell is running the country?

Obama is beginning to act like lil' bush when he was balanced with drugs-----haven't we seen this film before?

Thanks---I got a lot out of your few words

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:18 | 4481243 Ignatius
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"Who the hell is running the country?"

The Aristocracy of the Insane.

General Ripper:  "I'm not sayin' we wouldn't get our hair mussed.  I'm saying 1 to 2 billion killed.  Tops, depending on the breaks."

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:22 | 4481274 Gazooks
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it's true, I was there

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:28 | 4482019 Liquid Courage
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Gen. "Buck" Turgidson, actually.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgyjlqhiTV8

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:47 | 4482348 Ignatius
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my bad

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:19 | 4481255 Pure Evil
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Is that Lewie calling the parrot black?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:25 | 4481286 Skateboarder
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The notion of higher moral ground is so entrenched into these people that they can't even see how objectively pathetic they look in their mire of hypocrisy.

It's the same damn play over and over again; the collectivists only have one button on their remote control.

Just pray that when these collectivists fall, the next set take a while to settle in to their seats of... collection. ;)

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:01 | 4481152 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is looking up at "Impotency" in dictionary and is finding picture of Barry Soetoro.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:02 | 4481476 CCanuck
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Boris, Barry is very impotent person at the BathHouse, ask Reggie he can confirm

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:53 | 4481420 Lewshine
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"So what happens when Putin calls Obama's bluff"?? Uh...The Dow goes up 200 points?

 

Same shit different day...That's all!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 23:15 | 4483297 OZZIDOWNUNDER
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Like what kind of BIG stick could a failed USA Military possibly have in mind right on Russia's doorstep???  -- B/Shit!  It hasn't the courage or balls to take on a country that could fight back -like N. Korea for example.

The USA has cut & run from EVERY conflict it has started since WW2 -and that's been against 3/4th World Countries. I grant you they have destroyed those countries & made lifetime enemies but they've always run away in the end. USA Govt is a corrupt evil machine & it deserves what hopefully its own people will deliver in due course.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:01 | 4481470 TahoeBilly2012
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Amerika has Soros and Pussy Riot in it's corner, Putin has Sunburn missles.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:52 | 4481093 Temedar
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I'm warning you that I'll warn you

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:04 | 4481170 Boris Alatovkrap
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Ooooh! Scary! Putin is shaking up boots!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:31 | 4481315 Rakshas
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Severe frowning in 3.....2....

 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:53 | 4481099 Carpenter1
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Uh oh, the teleprompter-in-chief is gonna get serious, 2 hour speech coming up on major networks. Putin terrified.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:45 | 4481047 AlaricBalth
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Yeah, but this time he really, really, really means it.

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