President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. is considering economic and diplomatic options to “isolate Russia” if Putin does not withdraw military forces from Ukraine.
While Obama is playing checkers, Putin is playing chess with China. They are conspiring together. China wants Islands in the Pacific and Putin wants to reconstitute the Soviet Union. They are making a deal as Obama chatters on about diplomacy.
According to Reuters, Russia’s foreign ministry said Russia and China agreed on the situation in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to his Chinese counterpart by phone on Monday, and he is going to meet with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon later in the day in Geneva.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said China wants to see a political solution to the situation. A political solution to China means endless chatter, something President Obama signaled he wants to engage in.
The U.S. is very weak under Obama and people aren’t going to side with us in any substantive way. No one trusts us.
Obama said: “I think the world is largely united that the steps Russia has taken are a violation of international law…Over time, this will be a costly proposition for Russia.”
Who in the UN will join President Obama in sanctioning Putin? Europe? Europe depends on them for natural gas.
Obama added that “We should be able to set up international monitors and [an] international effort that mediates between various parties, that’s able to broker a deal that’s acceptable to the Ukrainian people” and “de-escalate the situation.”
The Administration is threatening Putin with not going to the Sochi G-8. Obviously, Russia does not care about the Sochi G-8 if they can take over the Ukraine. Why doesn’t Obama kick Russia out of the G-8?
Listen to the Administration’s petty threats:
Obama, who is an expert with a pen and phone, has gone to Congress on this. He wants Congress to act by putting together an aid package for the Ukrainian government. Another pointless political exercise.
KT McFarland has an article on Fox News online Monday outlining things President Obama could say and do that would be effective: I will reverse my decision to halt the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic; I will reverse course on the defense budget; I will allow the Keystone Pipeline to go ahead, again on an accelerated basis (it would drive down the cost of oil); I will give my wholehearted support for fracking and horizontal drilling. American energy companies will now develop the vast oil and gas resources that lie, literally, under our feet; I will send a trade delegation to Poland and other countries in Central Europe to explore ways of helping them use fracking technologies to develop their own gas reserves; It’s time we refocus on Western Europe’s over-dependence on Russian natural gas; and It’s high time we expand our relations with the oil and gas rich nations of central Asia. Read more on this link.
Romney warned us:
Sarah Palin warned us:
Are you rolling your eyes yet:
Read this article about what is going in Crimea now: Forbes