(CNBC) Obama called on Russia this morning to cooperate with the investigation of Malaysian #17 disaster saying:
“My preference continues to be a diplomatic resolution within Ukraine–I believe that can happen, that is my preference today and it will continue to be my preference but if Russia continues to violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and back these separatists and these separatists become more and more dangerous and now are risks not simple to the people inside Ukraine but the broader international community, then Russia will further isolate itself from the international community and the costs for Russia’s behavior will only continue to increase.”
Huh? If these separatists become more and more dangerous. They shot down a commercial aircraft and are keeping crash and crime scene investigators away from the crash site, how much more dangerous can they be?
How is talking, talking, talking…changing Vladimir Putin’s behavior regarding the Ukraine?
Flashback: In March, the Obama Administration “warned” the Russian’s that there would be serious consequences if last ditch efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis are futile.
Vladimir Putin doesn’t appear to care much if at all about Obama’s feckless threats.
(AP) Top Russian Rebel Commander Igor Girkin in Eastern Ukraine has given what can only be described as a weird/bizarre version of events surrounding Malaysian #17 disaster, suggesting that many of the victims died days before the plane departed from Amsterdam saying on Friday, “a significant number of bodies weren’t fresh,” adding that he was told they were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.
Flashback: Remember in 2012 when American Hero David Ubben in Benghazi with a shredded leg, waited 20 hours for a plane to arrive and evacuate him from Libya as Obama was in Las Vegas chasing votes.
Condolences to Malaysian Airlines #17 Victims Families & Friends
(Washington Free Beacon) Four Russian Strategic Bombers triggered U.S. Air Defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, meanwhile two of the Russian Bombers, came within 50 miles off the California coastline the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed today.
Retired Air Force Lt Gen Thomas Mclnerney a former Alaska Commander of NORAD said that he does not remember a case of Russian Strategic Bombers coming that close to the U.S. coast.
“Again we see the Obama Administration through their covert–but overt to (Russian President) Mr Putin, unilateral disarmament, inviting adventurism by the Russians,” Gen Mclnerney said.
“At the height of the Cold War I do not remember them getting this close. Mr Putin had to approve this mission and he is just showing his personal contempt for President Obama after meeting him in Normandy less than a week ago,” Gen Mclnerney said.
(CBS News) President Obama put Vladimir Putin ‘On-Notice’ Wednesday evening, that there will be serious consequences if Russia takes further military action in the Ukraine.
In March, the Obama Administration ‘warned’ the Russian’s that there would be “serious consequences” if last ditch talks to resolve the Ukrainian crisis are futile.
It still doesn’t appear that Vladimir Putin has received that memo.
In related news, Haaretz reports that pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, have posted a notice near a local synagogue ordering that all Jews register or face deportation.
Ukrainian crisis is sounding eerily familiar to Nazi Germany everyday.
(Natl Journal) An Obama Administration plan to give up control of the Internet to globalists, may open the door to a takeover by an authoritarian regime, Republican lawmakers said today.
If Russia or the China regime would gain new influence over the management created here in the United States, they could begin censoring content or blocking websites that they determine to be objectionable.
“Make no mistake, threats to openness and freedom of the Internet are real,” said Rep Greg Walden (R-OR) Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which held a hearing on the issue today. “Leaders such as Vladimir Putin, have explicitly announced their desire to gain control of the Internet.”
Walden and other Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would block the transfer of authority until the Govt Accountability Office can study the issue. Dozens of Senators led by John Thune (R-SD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to the Obama Administration today, demanding more answers about their plan.
(Kyiv Post) President Obama speaking in Brussels yesterday, subsequent to his meeting with NATO and the European Union said:
“Russia’s leadership is challenging truths that only a few weeks ago seemed self evident–that in the 21st century, the borders of Europe cannot be redrawn with force, that international law matters and that people and nations can make their own decisions about their future.”
Russian President Vladmir Putin must not have received that memo.
Since Russia’s invasion of and annexation of Crimea, the Red Army has now seized 51 naval vessels belonging to Ukraine and over the past week, Russia has reportedly amassed up to an additional 80,000 troops, together with large amounts of armored ground vehicles, battle tanks, artillery systems as well as rotary and fixed winged aircraft along the Ukrainian border.
Responding to the escalating crisis unfolding with Russia, President Obama deviated from the news of the day and allowed himself to get side-tracked, borrowing language from a campaign stump speech in 2012 according to CNN.com saying, “We believe in human dignity–that every person is created equal no matter who you are or what you look like or who you love or where you come from,” chiding Vladimir Putin on Gay rights, reconfirming to enemies of the United States (if there was any doubt before) that President Obama is weak, naive and ill equipped spectator instead of the leader of the free world.