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US Press Verdict: against Putin Obama is a weakling

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Barack Obama’s warning that Moscow will pay a high price for a military invasion of Ukraine did not impress American critics of the White House.

Speaking to Fox News, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said that "everyone is shocked by Obama's weakness. I find it stunning ... In fact, he said that we will not do anything ..."

"Putin is acting, and Obama solemnly declares," the headline note by William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, is entitled. The author notes that the US president did not clarify exactly what consequences Moscow expects for the intervention, and did not even say that America would lead the international community in collecting the “high price” from the Kremlin, which it threatens. According to Obama, he "solemnly declares" together with other countries that Russia will pay this price.

“I suspect that President Putin is not particularly concerned about the solemn statements of the international community about some future consequences,” Kristol writes. “He saw that Bashar Asad ignored similar statements and survived. Like Asad, Putin understands actions, not solemn statements ".

Giveaway game

“So will Obama move from statements to actions now?” The author asks. “Will Obama convince Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London to start isolating Putin’s regime diplomatically, politically and economically? Will Obama convince our allies to postpone the G8 meeting from Russia, cancel an invitation to Putin, to deny Putin's friends in foreign visas, to publicize and freeze the bank accounts that are in the West with him and his friends? "

“Does Obama force Georgia to join NATO and start promoting security arrangements with Ukraine?” Kristol continues. “Will Obama ask members of his administration about what can be done to start undermining Putin in his country and abroad?” "Will Obama begin to act in such a way that the Russian people and Russian elites see that Putin’s actions have a high, real price, and not solemn statements about a possible price? Or will it all come down to just one talk, no action?"

The same Weekly Standard seemed to answer these questions, noting significantly on Saturday that Obama had missed a meeting of his security officials in the White House to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Republicans have long proven to voters that Obama basically plays in a giveaway in the international arena, and that few people abroad take him seriously. From their point of view, Russia's intervention in the Crimea serves as a convincing confirmation of this thesis.

In 2008, Alaska's governor and Republican candidate for vice-presidency Sarah Palin criticized Obama, then a senator, for his sluggish response to Russia's invasion of Georgia, and predicted that if he was elected US president, the next number of his program Putin will invade Ukraine.

"Unbelievable scenario"

On Saturday, the conservative media triumphantly reminded Palin about this prophecy and slyly cited the reaction to him of the respectable Foreign Policy magazine, who then wrote: “This is an extremely improbable scenario. to force in order to press Kiev to the nail. "

US Press Verdict: against Putin Obama is a weakling

John Kerry, write newspapers, was unprepared to talk with Sergey Lavrov


"It turns out that Palin's prediction was not so implausible," Christine Russell mockingly remarks on the conservative Townhall site.
Obama is calling for a more decisive response, not only conservative circles, but also such liberal newspapers as the Washington Post. On Saturday, she titled her editorial, "Condemnation of Russia's actions in Crimea is not enough." According to the newspaper, the President of the United States did not mention any consequences, except for the international "condemnation" and the unspecified "price", which is unlikely to stop Putin.

So far, writes the Washington Post, "The West responded by phone calls." David Cameron and Angela Merkel talked with Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Lavrov.

“Lavrov objected that Russia does not violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and Kerry was not ready to object to him,” the newspaper notes. “Putin is unlikely to take this into account in his calculations.”

It is not difficult to guess what goal Putin sets for himself, writes the Washington Post: "Obviously, he is responding to overthrowing the pro-Kremlin government, using old, repulsive Russian tactics. He provokes a separatist insurgency in the neighboring state, and when necessary, uses his own troops."

Nobody wants war with Russia

The newspaper gives other examples of this tactic: Transdniestria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia - and notes: “These attacks are beneficial for Moscow by giving it dominance over strategic segments of the territory and at the same time destabilizing the countries that they nominally belong to. If it grabs Crimea from Ukraine, this will allow Putin to attack the throat of a weak government in this country, which has already been hit by a serious economic crisis. "
Like a number of other newspapers, the Washington Post recalls that the invasion of Crimea represents "a flagrant violation of Russia's obligations, including the Budapest memorandum of the 1994 of the year, in which Moscow promised the United States and Great Britain that in exchange for exporting nuclear weapons from Ukraine weapons she will respect her independence and borders. "

The newspaper calls on Obama and European leaders to threaten Putin "not only with a condemnation, but also with economic and diplomatic sanctions."


During the Russo-Georgian War, George Bush also showed caution


Appeals to them are heard in the US this weekend from all sides, but their effectiveness is far from obvious, writes the New York Times Saturday. According to her columnist Peter Baker, the United States has few real opportunities to make Russia pay the "high price" that Obama threatens. Moreover, the experience of recent years shows that when "Russia believes that its interests are at stake, it is ready to bear any consequences."
“Neither America nor NATO is able to stop it,” Julia Yoffe agrees on the website of the liberal journal New Republic. “They showed it in the case of Georgia, because no one wants to start a war with nuclear Russia, and is doing the right thing. So for now Washington and Brussels are puffing and wailing about rubicons, sovereignty and diplomacy, Russia will do what it sees fit, and we absolutely can’t stop it. "

“At the moment, we can’t do anything to save Ukraine,” said former national security assistant, James Jeffrey, a former assistant to Bush’s junior national security adviser to Baker.

He advises Obama to offer NATO to transfer troops to the Polish-Ukrainian border and thereby conduct Rubicon there. “All we can do is save the alliance,” he explains.

"Could not do anything"

It was Jeffrey who first told Bush in August 2008 of the year that Russian troops were entering Georgia. That conflict also coincided with the Olympics, only Beijing, which was attended by both Bush and Putin.

Bush talked with Putin about Georgia, achieved nothing and deployed American ships closer to it, and also provided a military transport plane in order to hastily transfer the Georgian contingent from Iraq to his homeland. The United States sent aid to Georgia on military aircraft on the assumption that Russia would not bomb Tbilisi if there were American servicemen in it.
Bush also put in the back of the prepared agreement on the peaceful atom, and NATO temporarily canceled military contacts with Russia.
"We did a lot," Jeffrey says now, "but we couldn't do anything."

According to him, in the circles of the Bush administration, such measures as bombing the Roki tunnel to block the road to Russian troops, or the supply of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems to the Georgians, were discussed. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice resisted. Bush’s national security aide, Stephen Hadley, suggested interviewing presidential advisers to see if any of them recommend sending American troops to Georgia.


Former US Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, urged to warn the Russian business about the consequences


There were none, and Bush did not dare to escalate. Although the Russian troops stopped before reaching Tbilisi, Moscow achieved practical independence for South Ossetia and Abkhazia and continues to keep its units in those areas from which it pledged to withdraw them under the ceasefire agreement.

About a year later, Russia's isolation came to an end, Baker writes. Obama came to power, having started a reboot. In 2008, NATO renewed military contacts. A year later, the United States resurrected a nuclear agreement with Russia.

Tell them about isolation.

According to Baker, the Obama administration is now discussing such measures as canceling his summer visit to Russia, ending negotiations on a trade agreement with Moscow, excluding it from the G8, or transferring US warships to the region.

On Saturday, Obama announced the first response measure: the United States suspends preparations for the June G8 summit in Russia.

Former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, told the New York Times that Obama needs to go further and bring to the attention of the "business-oriented Russian producer, that he may be isolated."

“We need to seriously discuss economic sanctions as soon as possible so that they understand what price they will have to pay,” McFaul said. “They should know what the consequences will be that they should state before they take further action.”

But, as Baker notes, “Putin has already shown that the damage to Moscow’s international reputation will not stop him. He had just taken the Olympics in Sochi and had to realize that he was practically throwing out the seven years and $ 50 billion spent on polishing Russia's image Obviously, he considered that any diplomatic damage does not outweigh what he sees as a threat. historical Russia's interests in Ukraine ... ".
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  1. Gagarin
    Gagarin 4 March 2014 10: 21
    +67
    Obama versus Putin is a wimp - AND WHO Doubted !?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 4 March 2014 10: 23
      +23
      That is the understanding by the Western press of this just bad.
      For both Obama and his advisers understand this, and will try to change their minds.
      That is, now they can and should expect tough measures from them.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 4 March 2014 10: 25
        +14
        And how tough, to what extent, and to what it will lead - this can be horror for everyone, because Putin is not the kind of person who would "turn on the back".
        1. Roman Skomorokhov
          Roman Skomorokhov 4 March 2014 10: 37
          +39
          But what can they annoy us with in terms of economic blockade?

          Like the statement of N.Zelandia that it will stop supplying us with milk powder? Yes on the way, Belarusians are already rubbing their hands.

          We will not die of hunger for sure.

          And what's the news for you: China has politely hinted that if something happens, it will "ask" the US to pay off its foreign debt in gold. "Vesti" said. Even if this is the status of intention, as well as the possibility of sending troops to Crimea, then this is cool.
          The USA does not have so much gold ... laughing

          In general, China’s policy in tandem with Russia is more than serious. Or Russia's policy in tandem with China. The same eggs in general, only a side view.

          It’s time for some to get used to the presence of yet another force in the world capable of resolving issues of peace and democracy. Better yet, he should go on vacation to his homeland and practice climbing a palm tree for bananas. It can be useful.
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          2. aleks700
            aleks700 4 March 2014 11: 11
            .
            America has announced since the 50x that it will not provide dollars with gold. China may demand gold as much as desired, nor will anyone give it to them. They can just throw it, like you don’t get even cut paper at all, and China will dry up.
            1. tungus
              tungus 4 March 2014 11: 56
              +26
              Quote: aleks700
              China may demand gold as much as desired, nor will anyone give it to them. They can just throw it, like you don’t get even cut paper at all, and China will dry up.

              Not so simple. China has about two trillion treasuries in its hands. To begin with, he can throw off these treasuries for cash. This will drop the bond market and the percentage of these securities will increase sharply.
              That is, the percentage of US debt will not be 0,5, but for example, 5. But it can collapse even more. Who is capable of buying two trillion papers today?
              With 16 trillions of total US debt, even five percent per annum is not enough. If we take into account the deficit budget of the USA, then the additional burden for him-death is similar. Today they make the Pentagon save literally every million, and here somewhere it is necessary to find 800 billions. And this taking into account the fact that it will be very difficult to realize new loans (treasuries) after leaving the game in China.

              Then China may begin to throw off cash dollars. Let's say he goes to the stock exchange with them and starts buying up resources. Not assets-stocks and other paper, but real resources. Two trillion. This dollar system may not survive.
              Because this is a real threat and the states understand this.
              1. philippov
                philippov 4 March 2014 16: 26
                +4
                Quote: tungus
                will start to buy resources.

                And their prices will jump sharply, it’s not hard to guess who benefits from it (oil, gas, etc.)
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              3. Basarev
                Basarev 4 March 2014 20: 33
                +1
                Yes, and Russia owns such a healthy piece of American debt. 10% is a value. I think that 1,6 trillion will greatly help Russia.
            2. Rider
              Rider 4 March 2014 11: 57
              +6
              Quote: aleks700
              They can just throw it, like you don’t get even cut paper at all, and China will dry up.

              here you are wrong.
              ONLY the INTENTION to massively throw US debt securities into the market can shake their trading indices.
              not to mention the exchange and the collapse of the buck.

              however, along with this, China (and other countries holding US shares) lose most of their savings and remain essentially with cut paper and the global financial crisis.

              therefore, all players behave correctly.
              nobody needs extra problems.

              I am sure that the GXNUMX summit will take place.
            3. yur
              yur 4 March 2014 12: 34
              +4
              Quote: aleks700
              anyone can demand gold no one will give it to them. They can just throw it, like you don’t get even cut paper at all, and China will dry up.
              China? Will it rub off ?! America will be lost if it dares to publicly declare that it is refusing its debt obligations and that then it will be very easy to imagine with its "cut paper".
              1. Basarev
                Basarev 4 March 2014 20: 35
                +1
                Yes, the whole world will laugh at her. In an instant, the glorified "most reliable financial system" for decades will become like a three-liter can with a dump truck of small change inside.
            4. mirag2
              mirag2 4 March 2014 16: 40
              +1
              Let me remind you of an article (here) - about some papers (bills?) - according to which China (some kind of super rich family) gave tons of gold to the states, and it seems that the Italian representatives undertook to sue the money, but it’s kind of a mistake in the papers due to the fault of which they are not official (like it was specially done by the states), and this family deposited gold before the 2nd World ...
              In short, something like that.
          3. UREC
            UREC 4 March 2014 12: 17
            +2
            It seems that the mattresses of gold do not have one green paper left!
            1. tungus
              tungus 4 March 2014 12: 30
              +4
              Quote: UREC
              It seems that the mattresses of gold do not have one green paper left!

              The Fed has officially announced that they have no gold.
              As for the Ministry of Finance, its official position is gold. Eight thousand tons. However, no one has seen him since the sixties. Even senators are not allowed to audit.
              If we take into account that in the 1972 year the United States did not have gold at all, and they were forced to untie the dollar from it, and also add to this the refusal to return and even show the Germans their gold, the conclusion suggests itself. The United States does not have gold.
              But China has it. In recent years, he has been his largest customer in the world. And it’s not just that. China is getting ready.
            2. aksakal
              aksakal 4 March 2014 13: 20
              +4
              Quote: UREC
              Looks like gold mattresses didn't have one green paper at all

              - And what is colored tungsten for you than gold? But American!
              1. Corsair
                Corsair 4 March 2014 19: 42
                +1
                Quote: aksakal
                - And what is colored tungsten for you than gold? But American!
                Tungsten itself is also quite valuable, most likely in Fort Knox alabaster ingots ...
        2. domokl
          domokl 4 March 2014 10: 50
          +24
          I’m all in mourning ... Abama will not go to the Sochi Olympics again in Sochi ... But how are we now.
          But most importantly, Jordan and Luanda opposed the war ... repeat Damn Clinton ...
          Well, they don’t know what else to bite
          1. RND
            RND 4 March 2014 11: 56
            +5
            Quote: domokl
            I’m all in mourning ... Abama will not go to the Sochi Olympics again in Sochi ... But how are we now.
            But most importantly, Jordan and Luanda opposed the war ... repeat Damn Clinton ...
            Well, they don’t know what else to bite

            For the inability to bite - you have to lick or ... A lot of options to choose from. laughing
          2. Roman Skomorokhov
            Roman Skomorokhov 4 March 2014 12: 49
            +3
            Damn ... Luanda is serious.
            By the way, where is it? I didn’t find something on the map.
            1. military
              military 4 March 2014 12: 59
              +4
              Quote: Banshee
              Damn ... Luanda is serious. By the way, where is it? I didn’t find something on the map.

              caught on late ... spoke - erased ... laughing
      2. Magadan
        Magadan 4 March 2014 10: 43
        +35
        and we all understand that their retaliatory measure is if the Nazi junta in Kiev can force us to shoot at the Ukrainians .... Personally, I hope for the Lord alone that this does not happen .... The Ukrainians were generally blown away, talk in the forums along the way is useless. They shout "get out of our land" and do not want to hear anything. You say that their Banderlogists will then stupidly cut out half of Crimea and simply trample the people in the East, they will spread rot people the way the reket spread rot on debtors in the 90s ... - they do not want to hear anything, they say this is their internal affair. Everywhere the putler is to blame. The fact that their maydanutye Bandera work for the Washington regional committee-do not believe or pretend.
        Lord, give people reason !!!
        1. KOH
          KOH 4 March 2014 11: 16
          +8
          So it’s Bandera’s maydaunas themselves that they write, normal people have already puzzled all and realized what’s what ...
        2. Borz
          Borz 4 March 2014 11: 17
          +11
          The Lord seems to have completely turned his back on us - depriving the last mind ...
          "Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, Yuri Sergeev, publicly acquitted the Ukrainian nationalists on Monday, saying that the accusations against them represented by the USSR at the Nuremberg trials were falsified.

          "The Russian - Soviet side at that time tried to put pressure on the Western allies to recognize the Bandera and other murderers. Why did the Nuremberg trials not recognize this? Because the facts were falsified, because the position of the Soviet Union at that time was unfair," the diplomat said to journalists.

          Sergeyev urged not to generalize the picture of modern Ukraine, imagining that all the inhabitants of the western part of the country are Nazis and Bandera.

          “Millions of Ukrainians in the West are normal European citizens,” he said. He said the same about the party VO Svoboda. "
          So here, friends ...
          1. brelok
            brelok 4 March 2014 13: 28
            +3
            Yes ... If it's Europeans, that Asian don't want to be European
        3. sined0707
          sined0707 4 March 2014 11: 32
          +15
          Magadan (1) US Today, 10:43 ↑ New
          The Ukrainians, in general, were blown away ...
          I agree with you entirely, I live in Kiev, it has come to the point that relatives and friends are starting to spank nonsense, it's scary. They have nothing to say to arguments, it all comes down to "SAM". A brother who, unlike me, was born not in Kiev but in the Kuban, is a mess in my head. In general, as the propaganda of Russophobia is on top here. And what do you want, my father says that in Ukraine it has already been clearly seen since 1987. Sad p.z.ts.
        4. Niki
          Niki 4 March 2014 11: 49
          +5
          “These are the wrong bees!” And they probably make the wrong honey!

          Go to other Ukrainian forums and they will hear you there
        5. Rider
          Rider 4 March 2014 12: 03
          +3
          Quote: Magadan
          The Ukrainians were completely blown away, it is useless to talk in forums along the way. They shout "get out of our land" and do not want to hear anything.

          well, of course, because you are talking with "Ukrainians" living in Canada, Holland, Australia, etc.

          truth and enough of the real Svidomo, but this is (mainly) until the first delay in salaries.
          then the rampart of the adoration of the paranaranchs will decline.
        6. zao74
          zao74 4 March 2014 14: 06
          +3
          On all Ukrainian resources, the "sent cossacks" are Bendera's, and they even got out on ours. Information war in full swing ...
          1. Oleg Volkov
            Oleg Volkov 4 March 2014 18: 42
            +4
            russia24 showed bloggers' locations around the globe with the label "Maidan". In Russia the average intensity, in Ukraine too. The highest round-the-clock activity is Warsaw, Britain and the islands near America, where a military base is located. So someone just came here to express their opinion, and someone at work.
            Hello rat american
      3. avg
        avg 4 March 2014 10: 58
        +11
        It is necessary to turn on counter-propaganda to the fullest. The same Churkin could have prepared flash drives with our video materials for the participants and journalists for the Security Council meeting. All these sanctions are possible only under conditions of an information blockade, and it cannot be allowed. Recently I saw a simple question: "What kind of Russian invasion can we talk about when there is not one victim, but a hundred corpses behind the peaceful Maidan?" baffled Western journalists.
      4. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 4 March 2014 11: 17
        +28
        Quote: mirag2
        That is, now they can and should expect tough measures from them.

        1. major071
          major071 4 March 2014 11: 43
          +26
          Born to absorb bananas
          Shaking palm to make coconut fall
          From the tribe of rotten politicians
          It’s already intimidated Russia.
          All monkeys can't really sit
          Then lice, then fleas, then diarrhea
          On a palm tree sitting we are threatened
          Everywhere sticks his black nose
          No way the monkey will drive
          What does not scare us in any way
          Sit silent and eat bananas
          Let PEOPLE rule the world.

          Xnumx major
        2. KOH
          KOH 4 March 2014 12: 17
          +3
          Well laughed !!! Thanks !!! laughing
      5. yur
        yur 4 March 2014 12: 22
        +3
        Quote: mirag2
        For both Obama and his advisers understand this, and will try to change their minds.
        That is, now you can and should expect tough measures from them
        All their "harsh measures" have already been written to us in American newspapers. Do you really think that if the West could it ALREADY would not have applied its measures? And not at all in connection with the events in Ukraine, but simply because he hates and fears nuclear Russia? If three times more reckless Bush Jr. and his entourage did not dare to do anything in 2008, when Russia was much weaker than it is now, then Obama and other democratizers will think a hundred times before making any sharp "gestures." Well, as for diplomatic, political and other rivals, they never stopped (just remember all the "dirt" poured on us during the Olympics). As for the GXNUMX, yes, here Putin missed - from this gayband club, into which Judas Yeltsin dragged us into, we had to leave on our own, and moreover, for a long time!
        1. afdjhbn67
          afdjhbn67 4 March 2014 15: 19
          +2
          China calmly bypasses and does not even ask, but in fact, objectively, the second power of ebn had to fool around
        2. raven75
          raven75 4 March 2014 15: 34
          +2
          And these Western creatures will not dare to do something REALLY against us. The Perimeter system is still on guard.
          1. Maza
            Maza 6 March 2014 17: 08
            0
            There is no more "perimeter", it is a pity, it would be useful.
      6. Igor39
        Igor39 4 March 2014 14: 09
        +2
        Obama’s ears alone say who he was in childhood and adolescence, so he remained ... laughing
        1. HAM
          HAM 4 March 2014 19: 07
          +1
          Unsuccessful joke of Cheburashka and Old Woman Shapoklyak, doesn't it look like?
    2. jjj
      jjj 4 March 2014 10: 32
      +15
      Here in "Kommersant" published the opinion of experts that thanks to the Ukrainian crisis, Russia will earn a plus of 1,5 percent of GDP. This is huge money
    3. jjj
      jjj 4 March 2014 10: 42
      +8
      And somehow the actions of Vladimir Vladimirovich remind the content of the painting "Ivan III tramples on the khan's letter"
    4. Bigriver
      Bigriver 4 March 2014 10: 46
      +7
      Quote: Gagarin
      Obama versus Putin is a wimp - AND WHO Doubted !?

      I! laughing
      He is under Putin.
    5. Clegg
      Clegg 4 March 2014 10: 47
      0
      Quote: Gagarin
      Obama versus Putin is a wimp - AND WHO Doubted !?

      No one, right now in the US everyone remembers the words of Sarah Palin: If Obama wins, then the next state on whom Russia will invade will be Ukraine.
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      2. mamba
        mamba 4 March 2014 14: 08
        +2
        Quote: Clegg
        No one, right now in the US everyone remembers the words of Sarah Palin: If Obama wins, then the next state on whom Russia will invade will be Ukraine.

        We attribute this to female intuition. This is all women strong. But with her intelligence is weak. For example, she believes that the Czech Republic needs to be bombed after the Chechen attack in Boston. She sees Red Square directly from her Alaska, more precisely, from an island in this very Alaska. She also sees from her house the imprint of Putin’s boot on Obama’s ass.
        Or here's a quote from one of her "pearls": “The Arabs must understand that they cannot come here with impunity and set off explosions. Let's send some nuclear missiles to Islamabad, let Prague burn and Tehran burn in hell. We have to show them how we can do business! "
        Here it is, as simple as a bar of laundry soap, but it will stop the grizzly! yes And this cook climbs to rule the state ... request However, she has a popularity rating of about 80% in her state, energetic and charming, and in addition, fully reflects the views of Americans about this superheroine. But Bridget Bardot once noticed that Palin is much more dangerous than a mad dog. stop According to Palin herself in her Alaska, she goes not to hunt, but to kill. am
        More information about this lady: http://www.memoid.ru/node/Skandaly_Sary_Pehjlin
        1. olf_1959
          olf_1959 4 March 2014 14: 55
          +3
          Let this s-ka sit in silence, still need to figure out how they sold Alaska.
    6. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 4 March 2014 10: 47
      +18
      The article was published at 10:20, and the first comment is already at Gagarin UA Today, 10:21
      If the title is beautiful, why read on laughing

      Obama overlaid bunch of advisers, many of them -araby.Da himself Barack Husey during the Arab, and even nigger.Uma do not know what expect from the nigger Bandera? They are like the highest race, but they are ready to substitute their pirdak for anyone wassat

      Whatever all the clowns listed in the article would advise and shout, but it does not occur to any of them that the time of the US empire has passed.
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 4 March 2014 19: 22
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        The article was published at 10:20, and the first comment is already in Gagarin UA Today, 10:21
        If the title is beautiful, why read on

        He is Gagarin - and the first space 7,9 km / s - he can.
    7. Bezarius
      Bezarius 4 March 2014 10: 53
      +12
      Any politician is a weakling against Putin on the world stage, which even his opponents recognize in principle.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 4 March 2014 11: 15
        +3
        Quote: Bezarius
        Any politician is a weakling against Putin on the world stage, which even his opponents recognize in principle.

        Well, if the wimps, and even admit it themselves, then to hell with a damn garden, move over and that's it.
      2. KOH
        KOH 4 March 2014 11: 22
        +6
        Not long ago, his portraits in Iran, Italy, France were hung out, in Serbia our president generally says it ...
        1. Serg 122
          Serg 122 4 March 2014 12: 14
          +7
          he considered that any diplomatic damage does not outweigh what he sees as a threat to the historical interests of Russia in Ukraine ...
          How nice to read! And should it be any different ?!
    8. AVV
      AVV 4 March 2014 11: 32
      +2
      Obama only to cut through the vastness of Africa, there is his homeland, so let the poits and scares, but we are already scared !!!
    9. RUS96
      RUS96 4 March 2014 12: 07
      +6
      Advisor to the President: Russia will leave the dollar with the introduction of US sanctions
      11: 4704.03.2014 (updated: 11: 57 04.03.2014) 4128634
      U.S
      © Fotolia / Givaga
      RUSSIA IN THE CASE OF USING SANCTIONS FROM THE USA, WILL BE FORCED TO GO TO OTHER CURRENCIES, CREATE YOUR PAYMENT AND PAYMENT SYSTEM - GLAZIEV

      RIA NEWS



      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/economy/20140304/998048715.html#ixzz2uylzClzL
      1. Maza
        Maza 6 March 2014 17: 18
        0
        It was necessary for a long time, but now there is no currency to which one could go. It is not difficult to come up with "hemorrhoids" quickly. There are too many pros and cons. Not today, tomorrow such a need will appear.
    10. brelok
      brelok 4 March 2014 13: 18
      +1
      Obama doesn’t measure everything with money; they don’t understand this!
    11. neri73-r
      neri73-r 4 March 2014 14: 07
      +2
      Obama versus Putin is a wimp - AND WHO Doubted !?
      Unfortunately there is no Obama steers! Now, if the GDP of those will deceive, as well as the IVS, then respect and eternal respect!
      1. Rider
        Rider 4 March 2014 14: 13
        +1
        Quote: neri73-r
        Unfortunately there is no Obama steers! Now, if those GDP spoils, as well as IVS

        very sound thinking.
    12. philip
      philip 4 March 2014 14: 43
      +1
      Weakness is a continuation of strength, strength is an A-mer fleet in the Black Sea. Their media or the one behind them is pushing the banana-eater to such or similar actions. So, there’s nothing special to enjoy.
  2. siberalt
    siberalt 4 March 2014 10: 25
    +38
    Any next move by the enemy only strengthens our position. laughing Obama’s saw is not the same!
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/489/yktp243.jpg
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 4 March 2014 13: 14
      +8
      ] URGENT !!! Dmitry Medvedev was taken to his grandmother during the war!)) [Center][/ Center
  3. domokl
    domokl 4 March 2014 10: 25
    +5
    That's interesting, but who is not a wimp? Merkel? Probably ... But they are friends lol
    1. Dazdranagon
      Dazdranagon 4 March 2014 10: 37
      +15
      Merkel is trying to be independent, but not always successful. And the United States will point out, and wants to be friends with Russia ...
      1. smel
        smel 4 March 2014 10: 57
        +30
        Concerning what she captures is a delusion. And it is precisely thanks to it that Russia will not be able to suffer much on the European stage. Merkel will lay her bones, but will not allow US hegemony in Europe, and thanks to this, many American initiatives will remain without her support, and, therefore, without the right to life. And her talks with Putin on the eve are evidence of his confidence in the correctness of his cause. Here are the Turks who have been warning and have not yet given the Americans the go-ahead for ships to enter the Black Sea - this is evidence of China's help. And here, the Jews also raised an edge on the issue of Americans financing neo-fascist organizations in Ukraine. But the Jews have a good memory, long arms, and specific levers. So Obama has yet to tail the harder on Ukraine’s issues. Wait and see
        1. STALGRAD76
          STALGRAD76 4 March 2014 12: 12
          +2
          The Germans are under the Americans and NATO since the end of the war, I think this is an empty movement of Frau Merkel, no one will release the Germans either from the Eurozone or from the protectorate of the "good" empire
        2. mamba
          mamba 4 March 2014 12: 25
          +1
          Quote: smel
          And here also the Jews raised an edge on the issue of American financing of neo-fascist organizations in Ukraine.

          In the last program of Solovyov, a certain emissary from Israel spoke openly about the financing of the fascist coup in Ukraine by the Jewish oligarchs of Ukraine. So they are fighting among themselves, and the Natsiks, apparently, were going to be used in order to first get rid of competitors, and then push them out against Russia and "warm their hands" in the internecine slaughter of the Slavs, of course, under the control of Uncle Sam.
        3. bomg.77
          bomg.77 4 March 2014 12: 55
          +1
          Quote: smel
          So Obama has yet to tail the harder on Ukraine’s issues. Wait and see
          Ministry of Finance on March 4 suspends the purchase of currency for the Reserve Fund)) This argument will be more intelligible for Obama
          Glazyev: In response to sanctions, Russia will refuse to pay on loans and move away from the dollar fellow
          1. kare
            kare 4 March 2014 14: 29
            +1
            Earlier on March 4, Glazyev warned that Russia would be forced to admit the impossibility of repaying loans to American banks if the US imposed sanctions on Russian government agencies. He also noted that if the US authorities freeze the accounts of Russian enterprises and citizens, the Russian government will recommend “dumping” US Treasury bonds and withdrawing from the dollar to other currencies.
            True, the Kremlin "ochkanul", saying that this is Glazyev's personal opinion.
            Do you think the damn elite will merge us?
            1. Serg 122
              Serg 122 4 March 2014 15: 06
              +1
              Yes, he didn’t score anything! Glazyev simply "hastened" to lay out the cards on the table. But ... There is a silver lining. Let them know now
            2. tungus
              tungus 4 March 2014 15: 07
              +4
              Quote: kare
              What do you think, damn the elite will merge us

              Not. What was voiced by Glazyev (presidential adviser on regional and economic integration) is an extreme measure. If the United States takes the steps that are being voiced now, we will be forced to take the steps voiced by Glazyev.
              This is politics. Among serious people, it is not customary to directly threaten an opponent. Threats, or rather, warnings of possible consequences, are voiced by people from the second echelon.
              The fact that the Kremlin disavowed Glazyev’s statements should show the pennants that we don’t want a confrontation. But if it starts, then the steps will be strictly on the list announced. And everyone understood everything.
    2. Roman Skomorokhov
      Roman Skomorokhov 4 March 2014 10: 42
      +11
      Merkel ... well, not an enemy for sure. Germany pays for the whole of Europe, because the rest are really eurotrans. The Germans will not go to exacerbation. Unprofitable.
    3. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 4 March 2014 10: 50
      +14
      Quote: domokl
      That's interesting, and who is not a wimp? Merkel?

      Merkel fell into a dead end, infa began to seep into Germany and it became clear which side she was on. Now she is slowly turning on her back. Not in honor of the failed Reich, Bandera, Shukevich and portraits of Hitler on earth.
  4. anarh
    anarh 4 March 2014 10: 26
    +9
    In front of us is the army.
    Behind us is the army.
    With a wound, Mamai fled to the Barn. wink
  5. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 4 March 2014 10: 30
    +13
    How long have I been waiting so nice for my ear and eye soldier events !!!
    1. andrey777
      andrey777 4 March 2014 10: 59
      +3
      Quote: Scandinavian
      How long have I been waiting for such a pleasant event to my ear and eye soldier !!

      Not that word!
  6. Strashila
    Strashila 4 March 2014 10: 33
    +13
    Any statement by Obama after Churkin's speech at the UN, with a demonstration of Yanukovych's appeal ... is tantamount to statements - "The United States is against democracy !!!", that's why it is silent.
  7. lelikas
    lelikas 4 March 2014 10: 34
    +28
    “Putin has already shown that damaging Moscow’s international reputation will not stop him. He had just hosted the Olympics in Sochi and should have been aware that he was practically wasting seven years and $ 50 billion spent on polishing Russia's image. Obviously, he counted, that any diplomatic damage does not outweigh what he sees as a threat to Russia's historical interests in Ukraine ... ".

    Poor things, they still do not understand that we all have a lot to do for an international reputation for a long time. "I am offended for the power" has not gone anywhere from us, no matter how hard you tried.
    Yes, we have our own gays, bloggers and other liberals, but even if we again become the Empire of Evil, this will only raise our pride in the country by 100%.
    That the Olympics, that Crimea, everything works for us, and of course on Pu.
    The fact that in due time, ear-hookers looked into their mouths was a shameful exception and not the rule.
    Z.Y. And yes, they won’t catch up with us :)
    1. major071
      major071 4 March 2014 10: 42
      +33
      So we will begin now at the international level, or rather have already begun, in short we will continue ... laughing
    2. Magadan
      Magadan 4 March 2014 10: 45
      +10
      Why the hell are we going to become an "evil empire"? Let them believe what they want, but we are doing the TRUTH. They don't believe, let them ask the residents of Sevastopol
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 4 March 2014 11: 06
        +28
        Quote: Magadan
        Why the hell are we going to become an "evil empire"? Let them believe what they want, but we are doing the TRUTH. They don't believe, let them ask the residents of Sevastopol

        And hell knows - but I personally like this name :). Try to disrespect her.
    3. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 4 March 2014 12: 49
      0
      "Obviously, he considered that any diplomatic damage does not outweigh what he sees as a threat to Russia's historical interests in Ukraine ..." With such decisive actions, the "great and terrible", on the contrary, makes it clear to everyone that those times have passed when we could not say anything .... so we'll see that it will be damage or not damage
      1. Serg 122
        Serg 122 4 March 2014 14: 37
        +2
        Russia suspends permission to import pork from the USA
        The Rosselkhoznadzor officially suspends the permission to import pork from the United States, the agency’s website says.
        The following are Bush's legs. The question is - what did they (the USA) think at all when they prohibited the delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor from entering their meeting on the WTO? Or thought Onishchenko left - that's all ?! But no !!!
    4. anarh
      anarh 4 March 2014 18: 15
      +1
      Quote: lelikas
      Z.Y. And yes, they won’t catch up with us:

      And at the closing of the Olympics, the theme "DO NOT FOOL, AMERICA" sounded,
      when flags were carried out.
      THIS "F" - NOT JUST.
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 4 March 2014 19: 14
        0
        Quote: anarh
        And at the closing of the Olympics, the theme "DO NOT FOOL, AMERICA" sounded,
        when flags were carried out.
        THIS "F" - NOT JUST.

        Yes, we also noticed.
  8. tun1313
    tun1313 4 March 2014 10: 37
    +6
    "in what he sees a threat to Russia's historical interests in Ukraine ...". Yes, not historical, in fact, the whole problem of Ukraine is in the location, no one cares about them, by and large only Crimea is important. For Russia, this is not a question of ambition, but of survival. The loss of Crimea is the loss of the Black Sea, with all that it implies. Bent into a corner will stand to death, unfortunately we have nothing to lose.
    1. Manul
      Manul 4 March 2014 10: 51
      +6
      Quote: tun1313
      by and large, only Crimea is important

      And the production? It is very undesirable for us to lose them. From scratch it will be difficult to build them.
    2. Metlik
      Metlik 4 March 2014 11: 49
      +5
      All Ukraine is very important for Russia, not only Crimea. To restore trust and friendship, you will have to do a lot.

      Underestimating the west is very dangerous. But the isolation of Russia will hit him harder than us.
    3. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 4 March 2014 12: 53
      0
      Cornered will be required to attack!
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  9. Energy
    Energy 4 March 2014 10: 38
    +4
    What's the problem? Russian troops in Crimea at the invitation of the ACTING President of Ukraine Yanukovych. )))
  10. paxpet
    paxpet 4 March 2014 10: 39
    +7
    American monkeys, get out of the graveyard! There is your place!
  11. Altona
    Altona 4 March 2014 10: 39
    +18
    Now is not the time of the Second World War, you cannot sit out overseas ... Washington understands that we all live in a crystal house and our ceiling is mirrored ... Washington is also dependent on many factors - oil, uranium, dollar, trade ... stepping on his calluses more confidently ... And Obama looks at Putin from under his brows like an undernourished monkey ... And he does not try to meet at summits, because Putin will wipe out ... Who wants to constantly walk humiliated, especially as the head of a superpower ... he subscribed to Obama on Twitter ... Obama raises his self-esteem with photos of homeless people with slogans "Obama is super!", "Obamacare is great!" ... Well, what kind of mental state of Obama can we talk about? request
    1. Hort
      Hort 4 March 2014 11: 44
      +7
      Washington understands that we all live in a crystal house and our ceiling is mirrored
      Pugacheva’s song recalled:
      ".. tell, birds,
      How many megatons
      Flies to the glorious city
      Washington..." wassat
    2. mamba
      mamba 4 March 2014 12: 39
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      Obama raises his self-esteem with photographs of homeless people with slogans "Obama is super!", "Obamacare is great!" ... Well, what kind of mental state of Obama can we talk about?

      Well, a woman still does not allow him to her body? So we went to Africa! laughing
    3. zao74
      zao74 4 March 2014 14: 25
      +1
      Photos with homeless people !!! ??? He smiled so much that his mouth broke ...)))
  12. Vesnjanka
    Vesnjanka 4 March 2014 10: 40
    +8
    Yes, today against Putin, all weaklings! laughing
    1. mamba
      mamba 4 March 2014 12: 56
      +1
      Quote: Spring
      Yes, today against Putin, all weaklings!

      Perhaps the English speakers tried to translate his last name, breaking it into two parts. Happened put inthat translates:
      - embed (word in conversation);
      - perform (work);
      - spend time (for any business);
      - make a complaint);
      - harness (horses).
      So they cannot understand this Putin. English is poor and poor in its vocabulary. And at this time, Putin really "inserts" them! good
  13. Oleg Sobol
    Oleg Sobol 4 March 2014 10: 43
    +7
    Obama is a wimp
    "Born to crawl, he cannot fly! .. Forgetting about this, he fell on the stones, but did not kill himself, but laughed ...
    - So that's the beauty of flying into the sky! She is in the fall! .. "
    ****
    The sea shone, all in bright light, and menacingly the waves beat against the shore.

    "In their lion's roar, a song about a proud bird thundered, the rocks trembled from their blows, the sky trembled from a formidable song:
    "We sing glory to the madness of the brave!
    "The madness of the brave is the wisdom of life! Oh, brave Falcon! You bled out in a battle with enemies ... But there will be time - and drops of your blood, hot like sparks, will flare up in the darkness of life and many brave hearts will kindle with an insane thirst for freedom, light !
    "Let you die! .. But in the song of the brave and strong in spirit, you will always be a living example, a call to the proud to freedom, to light!
    "To the madness of the brave we sing a song! .."

    M. Gorky "Song of the Falcon"
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 4 March 2014 11: 12
      +4
      Quote: Oleg Sobol
      "Born to crawl, cannot fly! ..

      Born to jump on palm trees, the president should not be. They put a banana sink and think that everything will be nishtyak laughing
      1. mamba
        mamba 4 March 2014 13: 01
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        .Put the banana sink and think that everything will be nishtyak

        Well, well, my friend, so abruptly? request He is our Nobel laureate - a peacemaker. Half the world "pacified" with its "controlled chaos". laughing
  14. ZU-23
    ZU-23 4 March 2014 10: 43
    +4
    The verdict is such that in America there are no politicians at all even of Medvedev level, because their brains are brought up on their own realities and on their unfair media. The meaning of the Americans was always this, less brain strain, more money, because they imagined themselves, they think that the brain is not needed at all, but cunning and meanness are needed, by their standards a person should only think what to buy and how to enjoy, like rejoicing of life.
    1. mamba
      mamba 4 March 2014 13: 08
      0
      Quote: ZU-23
      in America there are no politicians at all even of Medvedev level, because their brains are brought up on their own realities and on their not fair media.

      You shouldn't be so. The puppeteers remain the same, and they will appoint as president whoever they want, even an idiot like Bush Jr. And politicians are a group of presidential guides appointed and managed by the same puppeteers. Well, controlled media is for the "people" who "eat" everything.
  15. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 4 March 2014 10: 46
    +12
    So we are waiting for new statements by the Department of State or Obama. And Europe will sing.
    We will not surrender the Ukrainian Rubicon, even though they fight.
    It’s disgusting for us to have Eurogoes with forelocks at our side.
  16. lukke
    lukke 4 March 2014 10: 47
    +6
    Well, that began to warm up Western media provocateurs. Is the Washington Post a liberal mouthpiece? then the newspaper "Pravda" from the times of the USSR was the standard of the democratic press. But for this I am "For" with both hands -
    Will Obama persuade our allies to postpone the G-XNUMX meeting from Russia, cancel the invitation to Putin, deny Putin's cronies overseas visas, publicize and freeze the bank accounts he and his friends have in the West?
  17. Galinanp
    Galinanp 4 March 2014 10: 47
    -7
    To admirers of "the great ruler of all times and peoples of the Belarusian father".
    2014 mouth 09:41
    Minsk. March 4th INTERFAX.RU - Belarus would like to have close relations with the EU, but it is not going to break with Russia, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Vladimir Makei in an interview with BNS, published on the website of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
    “We have never said that we would like to become EU members literally tomorrow, although no one can rule out anything in the long term,” Makei said.
    “We have always said that we want to have normal relations with the EU,” he stressed.
    “There is no need to demand from us now that we run headlong into the EU. We want to build trade and economic relations, humanitarian relations, contribute to ensuring European security, and little by little people will feel the EU's attractiveness. The EU must also take care of their image in the eyes of the Belarusian people, "the minister said.
    “Maybe we still need to show what this attraction of the EU is,” he said.
    “This does not mean, again, that we are going to break with Russia, as some countries claim at once. No, we will always have very strong, reliable, strong ties with our eastern neighbor, because we are connected by many ties: economic, human, etc. ", - said the head of the Foreign Ministry. "But at the same time we would like to have very close relations with the EU, but there must be a strategy of relations," he said.
    “We must slightly reconsider our approaches and move away from unfounded accusations against each other, and build a line based on dialogue and constructive interaction. We must clearly define what is more important for Europe and what is more important for Belarus,” Makei said.
    According to him, Minsk understands that it is necessary to solve the existing problems in relations between the European Union and Belarus. "From our side - the demand to lift the sanctions, from the EU - the release of persons, the so-called political prisoners," - said Makei.
    See the original material at http://www.interfax.ru/362493

    This is Yanukovych-2.0 multi-vector. Yesterday, Putin had a telephone conversation with Lukashenko. This is Lukashenko’s reaction to the threat of the Americans to impose a political and economic blockade against Russia."... No, we will always have very strong, reliable, strong ties with our eastern neighbor, because we are connected by many ties: economic, human, etc." So, they say, we just trade with this state, but we have nothing to do with it, this is all he and in general we know him recently, soak him, and we are ours to accept into the friendly family of the "world civilizational community""This does not mean, again, that we are going to break with Russia, as some countries immediately claim." - we won’t leave immediately, we’ll milk this fraternal people. Lukashenko, as he was the chairman of the collective farm, was stuck at this level.
    1. Mentor
      Mentor 4 March 2014 11: 12
      +6
      Judge Belarus not by the words of a diplomat, but by deeds. I have already cited data on my city, that is, the interruption of fuel supplies to Ukraine, the strengthening of the border regime, the cessation of the movement of buses and cars, and (drumming!) The traffic police and border detachment exercises to detain cars from Ukraine. At the same time - refusal to issue the second tranche of the loan from the CU, a sharp reduction in purchases of MAZs, another aggravation of the "milk war" ... Nothing personal, just business. © Is it not?
      1. Galinanp
        Galinanp 4 March 2014 11: 35
        0
        Mentor SU Today, 11:12 ↑
        Judge Belarus not by the words of the diplomat, but by business.

        Do not simplify. In Belarus, without the knowledge of Lukashenka, the mouse does not sneeze. And here, the brave diplomat found a minimum for life imprisonment.
    2. anfil
      anfil 4 March 2014 11: 34
      +1
      Watch an interview with Lukashenko Finkintonpost http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEQ9D56sQ0Y
      1. Galinanp
        Galinanp 4 March 2014 12: 32
        -2
        anfil RU Today, 11:34 ↑
        Watch an interview with Lukashenko Finkintonpost http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEQ9D56sQ0Y

        Well, what did you mean by that. The interview was given on February 28, long before Putin announced the use of military force, and there were no threats from the Americans. And now the fried smell. This is what characterizes the essence of Lukashenko, as long as everything is smooth he is a faithful comrade-in-arms, cuts the air with a saber, as the opponents overlaid the one who is nearby, so I'm not me, and in general I just went for a walk.
        1. Mentor
          Mentor 4 March 2014 13: 20
          +2
          Unfortunately, Russia is used to looking at Belarus as its vassal. I beg you, look at CASES, not words. The construction of the Russian Air Force base in Belarus continues, gas and oil are transported through pipelines, Belarusian products go to Russian stores. There are no border guards at the border. Almost daily, Lukashenko talks with Putin. And not a single statement by the Government of the Russian Federation about any claims against Belarus. Is it worth it to worry?
          PS GalinaNP, I do not put cons to you. Offended of course, but not so much.
          1. Galinanp
            Galinanp 4 March 2014 14: 39
            +1
            Yes, not when there was not even a hint of vassalage. Why put yourself poor and humiliated. Doesn't the significance of the treaty on a unified union state say anything? All this time, while Lukashenka is at the helm, the West accuses Russia of patronizing "the last dictator of Europe". The EU and the Americans have long imposed political and economic sanctions against Belarus. So why is the economy of Belarus still holding on, due to its great and unlimited potential? And this is swagger? From the vassals, the owners tear three skins and give absolutely nothing (for example, the Anglo-Saxons). And this behavior of Lukashenka is just a reinsurance. And what if the West crushes Russia economically, it means building bridges with the winner in advance. The concept of honor is - if an ally, then an ally to the end, and not depending on the conjuncture.
            1. Mentor
              Mentor 4 March 2014 16: 49
              +2
              I do not want to argue with you. You want too much from Belarus, for which our president is not ready. First of all, to making an immediate decision, which seems to me quite comfortable with Putin. Well, about what Belarus gives to Russia in exchange for equal trade relations with others: Placement of military facilities on the territory of the republic. Transport corridor. 3. Increase in flight time for the aggressor. There are also other preferences, but I do not know them all. And most importantly, the friendly attitude of the people. (I ask you not to count the Internet screamers. The indicative flogging has been postponed until March 23 or 25, when they will gather in one place)
    3. Vedmed_23
      Vedmed_23 4 March 2014 13: 34
      0
      So what? Russian diplomats used to say the same thing, "we need to build a relationship with the EU" and wanted to come to an agreement about visas. They are supposed to talk and negotiate, this is the job. This chatter has always been going on as usual, BUT now the situation has changed and the EU needs to bend us bent.
  18. AnaBat
    AnaBat 4 March 2014 10: 48
    +4
    Will cover the world with an umbrella of Freedom
    Our star-striped banner.
    Rejoicing, the nations will run
    Into a democratic gulag.
    There they are waiting for their Sneakers and Pepsi
    Big Mac with popcorn rations,
    And the joy of drinking and sex
    At the end of the week of labor.
    Lovers of the curve track
    A quick trial awaits reprisal.
    Humanitarian bombing
    Civilization will be saved.
    We’ll cover enemies with missiles
    Obedient money
    We are ours, we will build a new world,
    In your own American way !!! Boris Dunaev, 2007
  19. maximus235
    maximus235 4 March 2014 10: 48
    +6
    It turns out to the inhabitants of a country that began its history with the destruction of the indigenous population and now invades wherever it wants and when it wants, it does not like when someone acts in this way. And why do all Western politicians recall Russia's obligations, and for some reason completely forget about their own.
    And by the way, "they won't take it - we will turn off the gas!" :)
    1. GRDS
      GRDS 4 March 2014 11: 23
      +4
      Maximus, we have a difference! We do not act in this way - we do not destroy and do not destroy the indigenous population. In the entire history of Rus- Russia, we never destroyed the peoples, we did not drive them into the reservation.
      1. maximus235
        maximus235 4 March 2014 11: 33
        +4
        I agree. Just not quite successfully formulated his idea.
        So it will probably be better: a country that destroyed the indigenous population and invades anywhere only of its own free will, is outraged that someone besides them is trying to defend its geopolitical interests and protect its citizens outside the country.
        That's better?
        1. GRDS
          GRDS 4 March 2014 11: 41
          +1
          Definitely))))))))))))
      2. Nikolay74
        Nikolay74 4 March 2014 18: 34
        0
        Even in the Caucasus, during the time of the king after the war, the necessary regime was established. And the abreks guarded even the tsar with a stick and nothing.
  20. revers-trotil
    revers-trotil 4 March 2014 10: 49
    +8
    The West will harm itself more with sanctions against Russia.
  21. vasek-3180
    vasek-3180 4 March 2014 10: 49
    +6
    It’s ridiculous to compare this negro with Putin, the level is completely different. wink
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 4 March 2014 12: 28
      0
      I remembered one TV show that I saw several years ago. In it, one of our (in my opinion) scientists says that Obama came to them three years before he was elected president of the United States, but even then their "competent comrades" warned that he would be the next president. It would be funny to find out (10 years later) that Obama is our agent. Some kind of Chapman ... laughing
  22. Lissyara
    Lissyara 4 March 2014 10: 50
    +14
    Now the good news was. Russia and China begin to settle settlements in national currencies. Torpedo as a gift to the US financial carrier ...
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 4 March 2014 10: 53
      +1
      A reference to the studio.
      1. Lissyara
        Lissyara 4 March 2014 11: 23
        0
        While in "Vesti 24" sounded, in a zombie.
      2. Lissyara
        Lissyara 4 March 2014 11: 23
        0
        While in "Vesti 24" sounded, in a zombie.
    2. Keeper
      Keeper 4 March 2014 11: 15
      +2
      At last!!!
      Despite the fact that I hold the card in dollars, too - anyway, I am in favor of trying to rid Russia of this stuff !!!!
  23. Name
    Name 4 March 2014 10: 52
    +4
    Former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, told the New York Times that Obama needs to go further and bring to the attention of the "business-oriented Russian producer, that he may be isolated."- ABOUT THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME IT IS NECESSARY TO WARN Anglo-Saxon businessmen (they have geopolitics in the drum, give them PROFIT), and then talk about possible isolation ...
  24. Ruff
    Ruff 4 March 2014 10: 53
    +8
    When "Russia believes that its interests are at stake, it is ready to bear any consequences." GOLD WORDS!
  25. shinobi
    shinobi 4 March 2014 10: 54
    +3
    Parubiy was ruined here in the parliament, like Putin’s plan was over. This is about the end of the exercises.
  26. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 4 March 2014 10: 58
    +2
    Obama called for more decisive the answer is not only conservative circles, but also such liberal newspapers like the Washington Post ...

    How are their nasty "hands" scratching at Russia, sVo ... chi. Libe / R / asta, in fact, INCIDED to aggression against Russia. What can you say here? Libe / R / asty - they are in Africa - Libe / R / asty, and in Russia - Liebe / R / Asty, they will always be on the side of the aggressor, they will always be BLACK, pass off as WHITE,
    1. maximus235
      maximus235 4 March 2014 11: 02
      +4
      Obama is always black
      1. ia-ai00
        ia-ai00 4 March 2014 11: 20
        +1
        Yeah ... you can’t even wash soda ash ...
  27. Shav1
    Shav1 4 March 2014 11: 03
    +4
    Extend the headline: Obama versus Putin is weak just as America is weak against Russia
    1. Rider
      Rider 4 March 2014 12: 24
      +1
      Quote: Shav1
      Extend the headline: Obama versus Putin is weak just as America is weak against Russia

      I would not be so categorical, the ruble she collapsed for you qualitatively.
      Yes, and to us with tenge podgadil.
      they are still strong enough to spoil both small and large.
      this must be taken into account.
  28. JIaIIoTb
    JIaIIoTb 4 March 2014 11: 05
    +5
    Putin has not yet introduced anything, but everything is already hysterical.
    What will happen when Putin introduces?
    1. maximus235
      maximus235 4 March 2014 11: 35
      +5
      It will be like in classic German cinema. when introduced there :)
  29. Mentor
    Mentor 4 March 2014 11: 06
    +8
    What are they running around with this Budapest agreement? Regular declaration of intent. Not ratified by any party.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 4 March 2014 12: 30
      +1
      Obviously - this is a cover for the loin. Like, just in case
  30. 020205
    020205 4 March 2014 11: 06
    +5
    “We need to seriously discuss economic sanctions as soon as possible so that they understand what price they will have to pay,” McFaul said. “They should know what the consequences will be that they should state before they take further action.”
    The experience of recent years shows that when "Russia believes that its interests are at stake, it is ready to bear any consequences."
    Didn’t you answer your own question? Personally, as a citizen of Russia, I don’t give a damn about how John from Arizona will relate to my country, the main thing is that this John is not too buzal, otherwise he will quickly become Ivan from the Arizona region.
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 4 March 2014 13: 04
      0
      Quote: 020205
      “We need to seriously discuss economic sanctions as soon as possible so that they understand what price they will have to pay,” McFaul said. “They should know what the consequences will be that they should state before they take further action.”
      The experience of recent years shows that when "Russia believes that its interests are at stake, it is ready to bear any consequences."
      Didn’t you answer your own question? Personally, as a citizen of Russia, I don’t give a damn about how John from Arizona will relate to my country, the main thing is that this John is not too buzal, otherwise he will quickly become Ivan from the Arizona region.

      Rather, Eugene))))))
      1. Artyom
        Artyom 5 March 2014 00: 26
        0
        maybe Zhora or Gosha :)
  31. davas72
    davas72 4 March 2014 11: 06
    +8
    It is time to put an end to American "hegemony" in the world. It is no coincidence that the fifth Olympic ring did not open. The time has apparently come ...
    1. Rider
      Rider 4 March 2014 12: 27
      +2
      Quote: davas72
      The fifth Olympic ring was not accidentally opened. Evidently the time has come ...

      but this is very, very symbolic.
      to see something moving in the celestial spheres.
      hope for the best
  32. DMB-78
    DMB-78 4 March 2014 11: 08
    +3
    Quote: lelikas
    "I suspect that President Putin is not particularly worried about the solemn declarations of the international community about some future consequences.

    and rightly so. in such matters it’s worse not to listen to what those who act even worse themselves will speak about you.
  33. comprochikos
    comprochikos 4 March 2014 11: 09
    +3
    The Western press provokes these ghouls with their blathers and ridicule. It will be bad for us if they lead to the "slobo"
  34. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 4 March 2014 11: 11
    +5
    Our "overseas partners" have calculated everything, I even think that lieutenants who were not born in the USSR now serve in the armies of both Ukraine and Russia! Just why do they think their parents are already extinct! Hurry up! soldier
  35. Keeper
    Keeper 4 March 2014 11: 13
    +7
    Everything is more than simple: Putin kicked O'bama's ass in Syria, and will continue to kick O'bama in Ukraine! And now, after a very abrupt victory on Ukrainian soil, the first point of the Great Russia plan will be fulfilled!

    Nobody even guesses that Russia considers and gets into any boil only when at 100% it is sure of its victory !!!

    So Obama - you're wrong))
    1. Dimkin
      Dimkin 4 March 2014 12: 05
      +4
      I would not say so categorically that we kicked the ass of someone in Syria. Yes, we harnessed for Syria, helped the Assad government, prevented NATO’s open military intervention, but the battle for Syria is only in full swing. As far as Ukraine is concerned, we are only glad to see us in the Southeast of the country where cultural and economic ties are still intact, in the Western part we will always be criminals, murderers and aggressors.
  36. Klim2011
    Klim2011 4 March 2014 11: 15
    +9
    Emotionless.
    The main foreign policy problem of the USA is China. The only potential ally of America in solving this problem may be Russia. If Obama with his ill-considered actions because of the situation in Ukraine will push Russia into the arms of China, then his puppeteers will tear him off the genitals.
  37. uzer 13
    uzer 13 4 March 2014 11: 15
    +7
    The Ukrainian economy needs serious financial support, except for Russia no one can provide it. All Western politicians, verbally worried about the fate of Ukraine, actually financed only the events leading to the collapse of the state.
  38. erased
    erased 4 March 2014 11: 15
    +4
    Don't call Obama a wimp. States will bend their line and tear Ukraine away from Russia. Another question is how will it work out for them now? In any case, the situation is complicated and there are still many battles ahead. I would like it to be only on the field of the political game, but apparently, the gangster government in Kiev is ready to continue to pour blood. Alien, of course.
    I did not understand why the South and East of Ukraine did not want to unite in a certain union, Confederation, or something like that. Together, stopping the gang of jackals and executioners is easier. But something like this is starting to form. If only other regions of the East supported. And then Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava are silent. Or have they already given up? Then it’s bad ...
  39. parusnik
    parusnik 4 March 2014 11: 17
    +3
    The American media really laughed at Barack and Obama ...
  40. ed65b
    ed65b 4 March 2014 11: 17
    +13
    Hold on Vladimir Vladimirovich The people of Russia are behind you. I personally am ready to head the list of non-departures, let them freeze my assets abroad and forbid me from entering Europe and the USA forever. laughing
    1. maximus235
      maximus235 4 March 2014 11: 38
      +3
      I am second on this list
    2. v53993
      v53993 4 March 2014 12: 07
      +2
      Soon, Russia itself will decide when, to whom and where to go. And Western Europe with the states will be in line for permission to enter us.
  41. pensioner
    pensioner 4 March 2014 11: 17
    0
    "At the moment we can not do anything to save Ukraine"
    Save??? To rob - it will be more accurate. yes
    1. stroporez
      stroporez 4 March 2014 12: 56
      0
      Quote: retired
      Save??? To rob - it will be more accurate
      --------- facts please ......
  42. Stiletto
    Stiletto 4 March 2014 11: 17
    +3
    My grandmother also said how to put it here more politically ... "If you don't want to shit, don't torment your ass." Obama pulled himself up and ... everyone around him blushed for his behavior.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 4 March 2014 11: 30
      +1
      Quote: Stiletto
      Obama pulled himself up, and ... everyone around him blushed for his behavior.

      ... and tried not to breathe for at least 5 minutes ...
  43. pensioner
    pensioner 4 March 2014 11: 20
    +4
    spent on polishing
    fool Polishing is much cheaper:
  44. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 4 March 2014 11: 22
    +2
    Well, everything will be fine, everything will be fine, I know this!
  45. konvalval
    konvalval 4 March 2014 11: 22
    +3
    Here's the "good" McFaul. Now he advises to squeeze Russia through business.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 4 March 2014 12: 34
      0
      And then (when everything is covered with a copper basin), he will be recognized as an agent Kay JB ...
  46. Naum
    Naum 4 March 2014 11: 24
    +5
    Everything passes, it passes too! Russia, the Russian people and their geopolitical interests will remain. On the "international opinion" of the Washington regional committee - fuck us! We will be good for them only when foolishly or out of betrayal we lie under the "patched mattress covers". And while we are so "bad" for them - we live! And, God willing, we will live. The main thing is not to lose Faith in God and Love for the Fatherland. Successfully "reformatted" (especially in the 20th century) Galicians lost it and now their destiny is to be lackeys with masters from Western Europe. The ancestors from Chervona Rus would have glanced at what their descendants have become, having ceased to be Russians ...
  47. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 4 March 2014 11: 24
    +3
    Again, kick at Obama, because it is clear that it is not he who decides, of course he is not as charismatic as, for example, Reagan or Putin, but this is not the point.
    1. Goodmen
      Goodmen 4 March 2014 12: 22
      +3
      Clearly said!
      the frame is only a doll, and the puppeteers behind the screen.
  48. nomad74
    nomad74 4 March 2014 11: 25
    +1
    Break through! China will help!
    1. waisson
      waisson 4 March 2014 12: 03
      +17
      and not only China confronts them
  49. shibi
    shibi 4 March 2014 11: 25
    +1

    All this is funny.
  50. ken
    ken 4 March 2014 11: 25
    +6
    All this is of course creepy what they say there, but what sanctions do they want to apply? Economic? Well, they will drive us out of the WTO and what industry will earn from this. Again, what will the west do without gas? Trade? China alone, which, in my opinion, costs more with us than with the EU and America combined. And how many other countries you can work with. To fight? Will not. Why do they need it. Well, etc. . In short, cheeks are inflated and calmed down.
    1. Duelist
      Duelist 4 March 2014 12: 45
      +3
      No economic interests can be opposed to the "interests" of survival. The loss of Ukraine will lead to a strategic defeat for Russia and push us to the brink of survival. Moreover, the flight time for enemy missiles (550 km from the border with Ukraine to Moscow) will be less than 3 minutes. We will stop at nothing for our independence! And this is without taking into account all other factors, including that the Ukrainians are brothers-Slavs.
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