Putin takes on West over Ukraine: who...

Putin takes on West over Ukraine: who blinks first?

There are 141 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 2, 2014, titled Putin takes on West over Ukraine: who blinks first?. In it, Reuters reports that:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a gamble on Ukraine and is betting that U.S. President Barack Obama will blink first.

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“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#2 Mar 2, 2014
Obama tells Putin his actions are 'clear violation' of Ukraine's sovereignty, Putin hold up a finger.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#3 Mar 2, 2014
Ole Obama should stick to what he knows best, gay rights and welfare.
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Barack, leave everything else to the big boys.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#4 Mar 2, 2014
LookingToEscape wrote:
Ole Obama should stick to what he knows best, gay rights and welfare.
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Barack, leave everything else to the big boys.
I feel they have hidden his sock puppets.

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#5 Mar 2, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
Obamapuss is shaking in his golf shoes.
They have threatened to bend his putter.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#6 Mar 2, 2014
Who blinks first?

Stupid question since Russia shares a border with Ukraine
and America is on the other side of the world. What would some
moronic Republican do, send a couple aircraft carriers into the Black
Sea to frighten Putin? Hit Sevastopol with some cruise missiles?

Republican chickensh*ts are good at talking war, but not worth
spit at waging it unless it's some pushover nation like Grenada.
They sure as hell don't sign up to serve. Talk war and dodge the
draft.
SAME OLD SAME OLD

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Mar 2, 2014
IT APPEARS ,the frozen mentality of the old way of russia is at it again, the czar lives..AS DOES RUSSIAN HISTORY ...haiti and south africa and other african countries are lost in a game of chasING whitey out and arent any better off. they are fozen into a warped sense of accomplishment.... islamic countries want everything from everybody because they are frozen between a 1500 year old theocracy WHERE EVEYTHING IS ABOUT DEATH.. and a world flying past them... and then we have the USA that cant fix any of these problems .EITHER HOME OR ABROAD....and has acquired trillions in debt, trying to bring EVERY BODY into the "CANT WE JUST GET ALONG ". social mentality. where tomorrow will be measured in the past
WombatCubesEvery where

United States

#8 Mar 2, 2014
Obama's words are not even raising an eyebrow with Putin.
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Obama The Paper Tiger

Bohemia, NY

#10 Mar 2, 2014
Putin's laughing shirtless at Obama.
history on parade

United States

#11 Mar 2, 2014
And the Republicans are secretly swooning over him.

If only he were an American.....LOL
Pesky Politics

Colonial Heights, VA

#12 Mar 2, 2014
Gary wrote:
Who blinks first?
Stupid question since Russia shares a border with Ukraine
and America is on the other side of the world. What would some
moronic Republican do, send a couple aircraft carriers into the Black
Sea to frighten Putin? Hit Sevastopol with some cruise missiles?
Republican chickensh*ts are good at talking war, but not worth
spit at waging it unless it's some pushover nation like Grenada.
They sure as hell don't sign up to serve. Talk war and dodge the
draft.
Much like Bill Clinton? Or how about that LBJ? Yeah them Democrats sure did a great job with that Vietnam conflict.
Talking about push over nations- Obama couldn't get the job started in Syria. Old Putin made him his bit(h.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#13 Mar 2, 2014
You people call yourselves patriots?

Mocking your own president? Cheering on a Communist dictator over the man that currently rules this country? WTF is wrong with you people?

I disagreed with Bush, but never did I cheer on another country's interest over ours.

You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#14 Mar 2, 2014
Pesky Politics wrote:
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Much like Bill Clinton? Or how about that LBJ? Yeah them Democrats sure did a great job with that Vietnam conflict.
Talking about push over nations- Obama couldn't get the job started in Syria. Old Putin made him his bit(h.
Obama dispatched warships to the Syrian coast, or did you conveniently forget this?

"Three more Russian ships are headed to the Mediterranean, nearly doubling Putin’s fleet there,“primarily” in case Russians have to be evacuated from Syria during US airstrikes, the Kremlin said."

http://nypost.com/2013/09/06/putin-gives-obam...

"The US is preparing for a possible missile strike against the Syrian government, following reports of an alleged chemical attack launched earlier this week. As CBS News reports, an additional warship equipped with ballistic missiles was dispatched to the region late Friday, joining the three other ships currently there.

The move comes just days after hundreds of people died in what Syrian rebel groups claim was a chemical attack launched by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. On Saturday, humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders said approximately 3,600 patients were treated with "neurotoxic symptoms" at three hospitals outside Damascus early Wednesday, following a series of rocket strikes. According to the organization, 355 of these patients died, though allegations of chemical warfare have yet to be independently confirmed."

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/24/4652694/oba...
Casino Jack

United States

#15 Mar 2, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
You people call yourselves patriots?
Mocking your own president? Cheering on a Communist dictator over the man that currently rules this country? WTF is wrong with you people?
I disagreed with Bush, but never did I cheer on another country's interest over ours.
You people should be ashamed of yourselves.
Ah, go back to 1961. Your mind's already there. What communist dictator? Only thing I see are a bunch of neo-fascist little dictators running the show in Kiev.

You belong in a diorama in the Smithsonian.

Get lost, poindexter.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#16 Mar 2, 2014
What did you see when Putin invaded the Ukraine? What did President Obama do? He looked at 200,000 invading soldiers, and called it an "Uncontested Arrival." An "Uncontested Arrival." That is insane. He is so afraid of Putin he is soiling his depends. The world is watching. He is an embarrassment to this country. Even affirmative action should give us better than this President.
Casino Jack

United States

#17 Mar 2, 2014
What 200,000 soldiers? Are you mad?

Besides, Crimea's seceded already. They can invite anyone they want.

What the hell is in that Illinois water, anyway?
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#18 Mar 2, 2014
Obama is wallowing on the ground crying with snot running out his nose as Putin stands above him laughing at the wimp. The whole world is laughing at him.
Casino Jack

United States

#19 Mar 2, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
What did you see when Putin invaded the Ukraine?.
This is what I see, poindexter:

http://rt.com/files/news/23/04/a0/00/a-4.jpg

Does that look like an occupation to you? It looks like Parisians greeting American soldiers during WWII to me.

Take a hike
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American

San Francisco, CA

#23 Mar 2, 2014
Putin will not hesitate to go to war over the Ukraine. It is of no vital interest to the US, so Obama needs to shut up and stop provoking another military conflict.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#24 Mar 2, 2014
frankly, I don't think we should even be involved. if anybody should be concerned, it should be the Europeans. let them spend the money to deal with the problem.

we know how they feel when we have issues to deal with. aka.. don't bother us.

remember how all those countries left us in the middleast early? yeah. the insult was more so when they only sent in token troops to assist us.

by the way, where's NATO or the UN in all this? invisible as usual.

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#25 Mar 2, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
You people call yourselves patriots?
Mocking your own president? Cheering on a Communist dictator over the man that currently rules this country? WTF is wrong with you people?
I disagreed with Bush, but never did I cheer on another country's interest over ours.
You people should be ashamed of yourselves.
are you pro-illegal?

and what did you think of how Hillary managed the Benghazi incident?

if Obama is representing us, why is he over there supporting the EU and Ukraine? why is he so adamant about an open amnesty for the FOREIGNERS who are in the usa ILLEGALLY?

why did he not send in our troops to rescue our people in Benghazi?

isn't it obvious, he doesn't represent America and americans. so, why should we support him?

if anybody should be confronting putin, it should be somebody like merkel, hollande, and/or cameron. NOT US.

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