Tag Archives: Ukraine

Orthodox priest ‘blesses’ troops at Perevalne base standoff [photo]

http://twitter.com/#!/eliefares/status/440096270527774720

The striking photo of a Russian Orthodox priest and his entourage at the Perevalne military base standoff in Crimea had many observers seeing red this morning.

http://twitter.com/#!/AMajster/status/440096676876140544
http://twitter.com/#!/samneill94/status/440105968248971264

But a reporter on scene who tweeted the photo notes that the priest explained he wasn’t favoring the Russian troops over the Ukrainians:

The Orthodox priest was there as well. His aim, he told me, was not to bless the Russian forces above the Ukrainians, but to bless them both and pray for peace. That’s something many people in the Ukraine will be doing today.

She’s right about that.

http://twitter.com/#!/Kjwaldie/status/440103145734021120
http://twitter.com/#!/Halya27/status/439880613563097089

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/02/orthodox-priest-bless-russia-standoffphoto/

‘MEANINGLESS!’ Ingraham blasts Obama’s Russia sanctions; Putin’s response?

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/460773112154714112

Well, here we go again. President Obama might not know what the Obama Doctrine is, but he knows there are sanctions and stuff!

Shot:
twitter.com/FoxNews/status…

Chaser:
twitter.com/AFP/status/460…— Matthew (@Matthops82) April 28, 2014

Yep, look here:

http://twitter.com/#!/AFP/status/460688452452098048

But, sanctions!

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewStilesUSA/status/460777388939706368

Super powerful, guys! More from The Hill:

“The goal here is not to go after Mr. Putin personally,” Obama said. “The goal is to change his calculus with respect to how the current actions that he’s engaging in could have an adverse impact on the Russian economy over the long haul.”

Sigh.

Laura Ingraham does not mince words in response to this latest, pitiful move by the Obama administration.

http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/460781614633844736

But, hey, maybe this will work instead:

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/460772880268419072

Giggling madly so we won’t cry. Speaking of giggling, this Twitter user leaves us with an exit prediction of Putin’s response:

http://twitter.com/#!/SHannitysHair/status/460775306610356224

Heck of a job, Barry. Again.

Related:

‘Arrogance!’ Ed Henry rattles Obama; President Stompy Foot sneers at Fox News

Heck of a job! Obama doesn’t know what the Obama Doctrine is? Citizens help him out

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/28/meaningless-laura-ingraham-others-blast-obamas-russia-sanctions-putins-response/

Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536

As expected, the vote in Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession.

http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064

During a phone call at the request of the White House, President Obama told Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553

“Additional costs”? Is the White House going to try to subject Moscow to the Obamacare mandate?

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445329010759716865

Maybe Obama should convince Putin to continue the discussion on “Between Two Ferns”:

http://twitter.com/#!/tahDeetz/status/445331412548591616

It’s possible that President Obama will change his tune, because he might have been distracted during the call:

http://twitter.com/#!/thenormalmiddle/status/445330292124176386

Good question.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/16/fernworthy-crimea-votes-to-secede-from-ukraine-obama-tells-putin-u-s-committed-to-diplomatic-resolution/

Obama and Putin have 6th phone call since start of Ukraine crisis

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahWehrman/status/455851917940629504

President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.

CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851512275935232
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851999905710080
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853392624369664

Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853830992044034

With that out of the way…

http://twitter.com/#!/GlennCarswell/status/455852614966460416

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/concern-level-grave-obama-and-putin-have-6th-phone-call-since-start-of-ukraine-crisis/