Obama: West has no plan to use force in Ukraine

Obama Doctrine

Beginning last November, Ukrainians had protested, demonstrated, and rioted to join the European Union. When the Euromaiden Uprising turned violent, 98 lost their lives and thousands more were injured.

According to Global Research, Infowars, and other sources, the CIA and the EU covertly had supported the Euromaiden Uprising, with the Obama administration spending $20 million a week to fund, arm, and train the protesters.  

On February 28, 2014, Obama urged Russia not to intervene in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. He said, “we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine. Russia has a historic relationship with Ukraine, including cultural and economic ties — and a military facility in Crimea. But any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing. The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.

Obama’s remarks followed a statement at the U.N. by Ambassador Samantha Power, who called for Russia to stand down and let Ukraine’s citizens determine their own future. Saying that Ukraine’s new government will need help to recover, Power said that the United States “stands with the Ukrainian people.”

A month later, Russia is firmly in control of Crimea where a popular referendum found an overwhelming majority in favor of joining Russia. On March 11, 2014, Crimea’s parliament voted to secede from Ukraine and return to Russia.

The Voice of America reports that on March 25, 2014, speaking at Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts after meetings with European Union and NATO officials, Obama said Western powers do not have any plans to try to dislodge Russia from Crimea by force. He believes democracy and the rule of law will triumph in Ukraine, and that over time, if the West remains united, Russia will recognize that it cannot use brute force to achieve its goals.

Obama said that the U.S. and the EU are forming a united front and that consequences for Russia will continue to grow in response to its actions in Ukraine. He said Russia’s energy sector could be the next target of economic sanctions by the United States and the European Union.

Meanwhile, the World Bank said in a report published yesterday that if Moscow’s standoff with the West over Crimea intensifies, the Russian economy could contract 1.8% in 2014 and investors could pull a record $150 billion out of the country.

Obama told reporters in Brussels that NATO needs a regular presence in countries that feel vulnerable to Russia. To that end, NATO would step up its presence in new east European member states bordering on Russia and Ukraine to provide reassurance that the alliance’s mutual defense guarantee would protect them.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Russia has continued to build up military forces along its border with Ukraine, despite assurances it has no intention to invade.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity rating has soared with Crimea’s annexation: a poll published yesterday by the Levada Center, an independent Russian polling agency, found that public support for Putin had risen to 80% during the past week.

I can’t help but wonder how those Euromaiden Ukrainian protesters are feeling today. They should have asked the Syrian “rebels” and the rioters of Egypt’s “Arab Spring.”

~StMA

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7 responses to “Obama: West has no plan to use force in Ukraine

  1. Obama is suffering from the Munich syndrome. He thinks he can persuade a dictator to refrain from aggression with words and gestures. What we need right now is a NATO deployment into Eastern Ukraine. Put battalion or brigade sized forces from the US, UK, France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Romania and a few other countries in forward positions near the Russian border. Not a big enough force to threaten an invasion of Russia, but strong enough that Putin will have to declare war on NATO to annex any more Ukrainian territory. It’s called a “tripwire.” The Berlin Brigade along with British and French units kept the USSR from taking Berlin for over 40 years. It is a known and widely practiced formula. But Obama is too gutless to agree to it.

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  2. Too troubling a situation. Putin and the Russian Federation are no amateurs. Obama & Regime are third string bench warmers. The UK and EU, will as usual sit on their thumbs and expect the US to take an action, and pay the bills. Obama destabilized Ukraine. Obama destabilized Libya. Obama destabilized Egypt. Obama. Always, Obama. Nothing good can happen anywhere until a new president takes office in 2017, and that too is a crap shoot. Politics is a puppet show, at best. While everyone looks at the map and sees problems all over the place, I ask, who, is watching the candy store? Southern border open. Illegals signed up for Obamacare. You name it. Obama is destabilizing America also. Keep our troops ready in case some invasion or attack happens from the Caribbean or South American direction. Obama has caused America to have more enemies than flies on a cow pie.

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  3. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:
    After all his huffing and puffing at Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, after (reportedly) funding, arming and training the pro-EU Ukrainian protesters, Obama just declared that the U.S. and NATO will NOT use force whatever happens in the Ukraine, thereby giving Vladimir Putin the green light to go ahead. We now know what the Obama Doctrine is: Talk bullish and carry a wet noodle, aka Whip the Fish:

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  4. A. James Gregor, Ph.D. & Professor

    The problem with the present administration’s foreign policy (and U.S. security policy in general) is that Washington’s attempts to reduce Russia’s threat to the nations of Eastern Europe inextricably involve a set of fundamental contradictions:

    (1) in order to reduce Russian influence in Europe, Moscow’s control over the flow of fuel must be diminished or eliminated. That could only be done (at this juncture) by the U.S. assuming the responsibility of supplying energy to energy sensitive partners). That could only be accomplished by systematically pursuing energy production and provision by the U.S. (fracking and the provision of suitable pipelines to assist in export, for example) –something that the present administration has consistently obstructed.

    (2) Policy requires the capabilities for its support. To announce a reduction in defense expenditure (a reduction in manpower and a heavy handed diminution of support for R and D) is not to be recommended.

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  5. Obama is merely a puppet selected to carry out totally disastrous programs from PNAC. the CIA, EU, and numerous other shadowy sources, making him and the United States an object of ridicule. Russia would not have had to re-establish democracy in Crimea if we had not invaded the sovereign nation, Ukraine. For those in our government who work for the NWO, EU, UN, Agenda 21, etc., Obama is doing a good job, leading the United States to collapse. I do not look forward to the choice for president that we will be given for 2016. It gets worse every four years.

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  6. Thank you StMA for this informative post. Everything the king of America does contradicts wisdom, common sense and intelligence.

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