"Consider Russia's annexation of Crimea and further aggression in eastern Ukraine. America has few economic interests in Ukraine. We recognize the deep and complex history between Russia and Ukraine. But we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated. If that happens without consequence in Ukraine, it could happen to any nation gathered here today. That's the basis of the sanctions that the United States and our partners impose on Russia."
That statement is just about the biggest lie Obama has ever told. I say just about, because in his speech to the UN today he told an even larger one. Putin really has to be popping a cork right now, because I am, and I have been since I heard this speech.
"Just think about what we have seen today. The paragraph above is about the biggest piece of propaganda ever uttered. All Americans realize that the Crimean people voted to re-join Russia. Where is the problem? Where is are the protests and demonstrations against coming back to the fold? Why is Obama demonizing Russia?
"Against the will of the government in Kiev, Crimea was annexed. Russia poured arms into Eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands. When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days. When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border"
Does the President have any proof to support these accusations? Why hasn't he shown it to the American people? This is all a surprise to me!
My BS detector is ringing alarms in my head. So loud are these alarms, I'm sitting here at the keyboard after just getting out of the hospital last week for three strokes. Two large ones to my temporal lobes and a small one to my occipital lobe. Think I'm a little ticked off? Rambling on about unproven accusations does nothing to improve this world.
Moreover, a different path is available -- the path of diplomacy and peace and the ideals this institution is designed to uphold. The recent cease-fire agreement in Ukraine offers an opening to achieve that objective. If Russia takes that path -- a path that for stretches of the post-Cold War period resulted in prosperity for the Russian people -- then we will lift our sanctions and welcome Russia's role in addressing common challenges. That's what the United States and Russia have been able to do in past years -- from reducing our nuclear stockpiles to meet our obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to cooperating to remove and destroy Syria's declared chemical weapons. And that's the kind of cooperation we are prepared to pursue again--if Russia changes course."
Let me be the first to tell our President this: Russia has been the actor behind the scenes trying to stop the killing. It was because of your subordinate Victoria Nuland that a right wing, anti-Russian government is operating in Kiev. If the US had minded it's own business, maybe the Ukrainian people could have worked their way out of it!
It is obvious to me that the United States has absolutely no idea what it is doing. It decries foreign involvement in other nations, bur seemingly reserves that right for itself. Ask the Libyan refugees how it's going for them after NATO's jet's bombed them back to the stone age. They didn't even get a chance to vote on it!
I understand that the military runs this one great nation., I also realize that if a President deviates from the script that the Joint Chiefs and the CIA tells him what to say, that he really may end up like JFK.
(Article changed on September 29, 2015 at 08:12)