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"Obama Did Not Attend The Meeting", Or In A Moment Of Crisis The President Stands Resolute

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... in the sand trap.

Spot the pattern. From March 1, 2014, the day Russia announced it would send armed forces in Crimea:

President Barack Obama's national security team met on Saturday for an update on the situation in Ukraine and to discuss potential policy options, a senior Obama administration official said. The meeting came as Ukraine asked the United States and other key members of the U.N. Security Council to help safeguard its territorial integrity after Russia announced plans to send armed forces into the country's autonomous Crimea region. 


Obama did not attend the meeting, but he has been briefed about it by his national security adviser, Susan Rice, and his national security team, an official said.

Fast forward to today, March 15, 2014, the day Russia is said to have "invaded" East Ukraine, and the day before Crimea's critial referendum which may cement the second coming of the Cold War.

President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after Secretary of State John Kerry's return from talks with his Russian counterpart in London.


Obama did not attend the meeting but was being briefed about it and other developments involving Ukraine, said Laura Lucas Magnuson, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council.

Because obviously there are more pressing matters at hand like pitching Obamacare to toddlers, and because there is always time for 18 holes before World War III. And let's not forget, nobody does a better job of explaining to Vladimir Vladimirovich the "costs" of showing the world just how much of a laughing stock US foreign policy has become.

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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:44 | 4553049 TerminalDebt
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People need to stop thinking the president is a smart person. It's just a guy that's good at reading speeches that other people write for him.

Any idiot can, and is president.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:51 | 4553073 HarryWanqer
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No one panic. The Obama regime has everything under control.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:56 | 4553091 Indian_Goldsmith
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Lol. Americans, please don't mind ridicule from the third world :)

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:03 | 4553121 Harbanger
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Why 1st, 2nd or 3rd world? We're now one sloshing pond of statist excrement.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:10 | 4553322 knukles
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This is the hallmark of strong leadership.

The man need not attend meetings, briefings, debates, answer critical questions directly, disclose data, any data, facts are irrelevant.

We got exactly what the Left Promised.
A New Messiah

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:14 | 4553341 nmewn
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Obviously, some sort of god.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:26 | 4553388 knukles
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Well, that's exactly what some of the uberliberals out here stated.  That he was held above any and all normal human ststus, was foing to change the entire world overnight, peace love prosperity equality fraternity...


Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:47 | 4553476 nmewn
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Evan Thomas, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell...

What?...I'm putting together my Christmas card list ;-)

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 23:26 | 4553856 0b1knob
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Give Choomboy a break!  Its not like he's binge watching some lame fantasy series while the world goes up in flames.  Oh wait...



Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:17 | 4553960 Henry Chinaski
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Last time the press admitted to something like this the American Ambassador to Lybya was assasinated. There are only a few things that the POTUS is consititutionally expected to do.  One of them is CINC of our national defense forces.  This halfrican American is the laziest POTUS ever and is negligent in the performance of his elected and sworn duties.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:27 | 4553395 Keyser
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I understand Obama was too busy prepping for an appearance on SNL tonight to attend the security briefing which may lead to averting WWIII. He obviously has his priotities in order. 


Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:36 | 4553440 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Why go to the meetings. He is incapabible (mentally and material wise) to do anything about it. Guess they will just blame Bush. Your teleprompter calls Obummer.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:58 | 4553517 FEDbuster
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Working on his follow up to Between Two Ferns, maybe The Arsineo Hall Show or a guest visit to the TMZ set?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 08:06 | 4554383 ArkansasAngie
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Could it be that Obumster  already knows that he plans on doing absolutely doing nothing.  WW3?  Please.  Sabor rattling 101.  

It isn't his words ... we know he lies ... it's his actions ... which are zilch.  


Sun, 03/16/2014 - 08:16 | 4554393 nmewn
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I think he's still trying to figure out how to get Latino's to cancel their cell phone service and cable TV in order to pay for his ObamaCare.

"...if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.”

You see, they are too stupid to prioritize their lives according to his wishes. They're not making the proper choices.


Ego, mixed with stupidity and lies, makes for a very dangerous combination.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:06 | 4553129 Winston Churchill
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Leaving the neocons in total control.

Now I getting worried.Obozo is setting them up to blame for WWIII.

The blame is more important than the carnage to Obozo.

What the procedure for mental asylum commitment in DC ?

Can we Baker Act this narcissist pillock in the White Hut ?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:17 | 4553164 Manthong
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I'd bet Putin is a better golfer.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:41 | 4553226 Fortunate Fool
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And since he plays shirtless with a leather pant, that definitely turns you on, right?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:03 | 4553292 Boris Alatovkrap
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There is no gay in Russia!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:30 | 4553980 TheReplacement
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No but there is a whole lotta man->Putin love on ZH.  The floors in this place are disgusting from it.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:20 | 4554628 Pure Evil
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Would you rather them man->love Obama?

Or is that just your late night sexual fantasies?

Rahm Emanuel is that you?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:19 | 4553166 Harbanger
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Once you understand that neocons are simply progressives on the Repub side, it all makes sense.  Note that most neocons were former Dems 20+ years ago.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:03 | 4553294 Seer
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Where the fuck are these "real" "Republicans?"

Never has there been "good guys," sorry: well, perhaps Washington, Madison and or Jefferson, but they've been long dead (and, I don't believe that any of them were "Republicans").

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:33 | 4553423 Harbanger
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If Washington, Madison or Jefferson came back today, they'd be run off as teabagging wingnuts.  Eat shit and die from what you cooked for yourselves bitches. I'm making, educating and prepping the next generation of freedom fighters.  They were and will be born in America.  Note, I'm not an American myself, but my blood will rally around liberty and rise once again.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:33 | 4553424 Fred Hayek
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Well, come on, there was Ron Paul. And Justin Amash is pretty good and for all the disappointment with him, Rand Paul is not bad for a politician.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:30 | 4553982 TheReplacement
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Capture one or both parties...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 07:14 | 4554340 Jam Akin
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The fact of the matter is that the original neocons started out as Trotskyite leftists.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:07 | 4553131 Boris Alatovkrap
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Barry is left the building.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:32 | 4553418 Keyser
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Sweet jebus on a cracker, leaving Biden in charge? 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 22:42 | 4553758 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Well, at least you won't have to worry about anything being done. And I love the irony of Larouche chanting the litany that Obama must go or there will be nuclear war. Ach du lieber, Mr Nobel Peace Prize doesn't have a thought in his head, let alone *doing* anything.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:19 | 4553168 MeMongo
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Lol goldilocks we won't. At least we have indoor plumbing! Douche!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:39 | 4553618 Chuck Walla
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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:41 | 4553624 Chuck Walla
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1st hole went really fast, Briefing squeezed in between tee offs.



Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:00 | 4553107 Berspankme
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Rumor is that he was busy typing up a stern letter and may even issue a double stern warning on Monday

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:24 | 4553384 Boomberg
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Obama has placed Putin on double secret probation. Just one more misstep from Putin and no more anything mister. It will be just like after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:33 | 4553422 Keyser
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Leave him alone, he's on a roll. 

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:15 | 4553160 moonshadow
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reading what?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:52 | 4553262 nevadan
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People need to stop thinking the president is a smart person. It's just a guy that's good at reading speeches that other people write for him.

Any idiot can, and is president.

We asked for it and we got it.

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

? H.L. Mencken

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:05 | 4553302 Seer
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Well, it's still continuing, which, sadly, means that Obama's efforts will be trumped (just as Bush's efforts were trumped by Obama).

The farther we travel down the path the more dire is the need to deceive the populace.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:47 | 4553637 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Well, it's still continuing, which, sadly, means that Obama's efforts will be trumped (just as Bush's efforts were trumped by Obama).

The following template can be used accurately in blog comments for as long as the US continues to be a going concern:

"Damn, I swore that after [most recent US president] we couldn't possibly get a worse president. Well, now that we're stuck with [current US president], I'll be the first to admit it - I was totally wrong and just a fool."

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:39 | 4553998 Wjunk
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I deal with a close family member with serious, serious, mental illness. She is progressively declining (though perhaps this current psych ward stay will be the one that helps).

Cannot tell you how many times I've said "It cannot possibly get worse that this" only to look back six months later and wish for just the merely horrible we had six months ago.

Yes, we can have a worse one and should we have crisis, most likely will get a worse one than today.  We may soon look back at Obama and miss him dearly for being merely horrible.

That's enough to make me want to go into the psych ward myself.



Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:52 | 4554016 StychoKiller
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Ever watch "The King of Hearts"?

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:30 | 4553408 Boomberg
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Ya well if the current IIC (Idiot in Chief) hadn't been elected,  we'd all have been nuked a long time ago with McCain as IIC. This Crimea crisis would have never happened if McCain had been charge, because there would be no life left on the planet at all. 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:00 | 4554924 TerminalDebt
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I agree with that

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:53 | 4553265 williambanzai7
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He agreed with the Bilderboogers, along with Hilary, that he would defer to their will on all matters of foreign policy.

That is precisely what he is doing and though he lacks the capacity to even comprehend if he wanted to, he does not want to even be in the room while they are scheming in order to distance himself and protect his shitty Rainbow Fascist legacy.

This is what we now have as a purported leader. PUTTNIK!

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:24 | 4553380 ThirdWorldDude
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Great work WB7! Appropriate soundtrack whilst contemplating on the artwork:


Iggy Pop - Passenger

Neil Young & The Crazy Horse - Fuckin' Up

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:26 | 4553455 Cacete de Ouro
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Gone...but not forgotten

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 22:03 | 4553570 Atomizer
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 00:51 | 4554012 palmereldritch
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And in keeping with the moniker Cold War 2.0 there will be some new ground rules to help for marketing purposes:


A) It will only be fought during winter

B) It will be for control of natural gas

C) It's Cold War not Cold Warm...somebody fix the teleprompter

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 21:09 | 4553547 Kiss My Iceland...
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I was just thinking the same thing today. What a fucking idiot.

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