When he was first elected, everybody had high hopes about the changes Obama promised. After 5 years in office, he has accomplished near to nothing, has instead provoked unrest and bloodshed in the Middle-East, has alienated his allies in Asia and is now again showing his incompetence in handling conflicts. Instead of trying to help Russia in stabilizing the unrest and uproar in Ukraine, he is threathening Russia while he knows very well that the US is incapable of doing whatsoever about the situation. He forgets that Ukraine is at Russia’s border, that Crimea is an independant republic and that support for Europe is not as widespread as the media try to make us believe.
What makes things even worse is that the US at this same moment is supporting muslim terrorists in Syria to try to topple the Syrian government. There, Syria’sovereignty and territorial integrity is not important.
Anyway, the American and Canadian press, like well-trained monkeys, repeat Obama’s words without questioning.
This is from Canada.com.
Obama spoke Saturday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the two leaders agreed to a united front against Russian aggression in Ukraine, the White House said in a statement.
The leaders agreed that “Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected” and “expressed their grave concern over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.”
They affirmed the “importance of unity within the international community in support of international law, and the future of Ukraine and its democracy,” according to the White House.
The leaders also pledged to work together on a package of support and assistance to help Ukraine as it pursues reforms and stabilizes its economy.
Obama also spoke Saturday with French President Francois Hollande, as he continues to gather a global consensus for possible punitive action against Russia.
The White House said Obama also spoke for 90 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine during which he condemned “Russia’s military intervention into Ukrainian territory.”
He called on Russia to “de-escalate tensions by withdrawing its forces back to bases in Crimea and to refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine.”
Obama told Putin that the U.S. recognizes “Russia’s deep historic and cultural ties to Ukraine and the need to protect the rights of ethnic Russian and minority populations within Ukraine.”
But he added that the Ukrainian government has committed to protecting the rights of all Ukrainians and to abide by Ukraine’s international commitments.
Obama told Putin that any concerns Russia might have about the treatment of Ukraine’s Russian minority can be brought peacefully to the Ukraine government and “through the dispatch of international observers under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).”
Obama said the U.S. is prepared to help organize talks between Russian and the Ukraine.
Obama warned Putin that Russian military action “would negatively impact Russia’s standing in the international community.”
“In the coming hours and days, the United States will urgently consult with allies and partners in the UN Security Council, the North Atlantic Council, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and with the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum,” the White House statement said. “The United States will suspend upcoming participation in preparatory meetings for the G8. Going forward, Russia’s continued violation of international law will lead to greater political and economic isolation.”
The Russian parliament voted Saturday to send troops to Ukraine to protect Russian interests. Russian helicopters and transport plans have already invaded Ukrainian airspace and Russian soldiers have seized two main airports in the autonomous Crimean region of Ukraine where Russia has its Black Sea fleet naval base.
Obama warned Friday that there will be “costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”
Michael McFaul, who just returned to the U.S. after five years as ambassador to Russia, called the Ukraine situation Saturday “very dangerous.”
He stated that Russian officials refer to the instability in the neighbouring state as the “Ukraine virus,” fearing it could spread to Russia.
McFaul said in a tweet that “Russian companies and banks with business in the West will suffer as a result of the reckless Putin decision” to send troops to the Crimea.
He noted that polls last week showed that 73 per cent of Russians were against interference in Ukraine.