Ummm, Potential Game Changer For BO – What Will He Do, or Try To Ignore

And to think, The former and potential USSR recalled its Ambassador for DC over the wimpy words of BO. Putin must be doubled over with laughter. BUTT, a REAL Journalism Newspaper, from London of course because the Red Rags here don’t investigate anything other than BO’s alleged Enemies, or Enamas, Really dug and reported this. Meanwhile the NYT will interpret it that we will plant flowers in Ukraine. Butt as usual 90% of the population is fretting that the Red Carpet for the Oscars is soaked from rain and wonder what will be worn by whom. I, for one don’t give a crap about self adulation of Hollyweed. But, will tensions mount, or will we have a Red Boot up our Ass and wonder how it got there. Certainly we think BO has his Oscar score sheet ready and his “white flag?”

Fact Check: Could a Little-Known International Agreement With Ukraine Force U.S., Britain Into War With Russia?

The United States and Britain “reaffirmed” its commitment to protect Ukraine’s borders in exchange for the nation giving up its nuclear weapons in a little-known treaty known as the “Budapest Memorandum signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1994.

The Daily Mail notes reports “if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.”

Sir Tony Brenton, who served as a British ambassador from 2004 to 2008, said war is certainly on the table if it’s determined that the Budapest Memorandum is “legally binding.”

According to the Daily Mail, Kiev has asked that the agreement be honored as it claims its borders have been violated.

More;

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/28/fact-check-could-a-little-known-international-agreement-force-u-s-britain-into-war-with-russia/

41 Comments

  1. From Wikipedia:

    Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is an international treaty signed on 5 February 1994 in the Hungarian capital Budapest by Ukraine, the United States of America, Russia, and the United Kingdom concerning the nuclear disarmament of Ukraine and its security relationship with the signatory countries. According to the memorandum, Russia, the USA, and the UK confirmed, in recognition of Ukraine becoming party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and in effect abandoning its nuclear arsenal to Russia, that they would:

    1. Respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty within its existing borders.
    2. Refrain from the threat or use of force against Ukraine.
    3. Refrain from using economic pressure on Ukraine in order to influence its politics.
    4. Seek United Nations Security Council action if nuclear weapons are used against Ukraine.
    5. Refrain from the use of nuclear arms against Ukraine.
    6. Consult with one another if questions arise regarding these commitments.
  2. 1.Respect Ukrainian independence and sovereignty within its existing borders.
    2.Refrain from the threat or use of force against Ukraine.

    1. & 2. are down the toilet. And #6 is we will form a Commission to study #1 & #2.

  3. Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    Budapest, 5 December 1994

    The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
    Welcoming the accession of Ukraine to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear-weapon State,
    Taking into account the commitment of Ukraine to eliminate all nuclear weapons from its territory within a specified period of time,
    Noting the changes in the world-wide security situation, including the end of the Cold War, which have brought about conditions for deep reductions in nuclear forces.

    Confirm the following:

    1. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the CSCE Final Act, to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine.
    2. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defense or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
    3. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the CSCE Final Act, to refrain from economic coercion designed to subordinate to their own interest the exercise by Ukraine of the rights inherent in its sovereignty and thus to secure advantages of any kind.
    4. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to seek immediate United Nations Security Council action to provide assistance to Ukraine, as a non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, if Ukraine should become a victim of an act of aggression or an object of a threat of aggression in which nuclear weapons are used.
    5. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm, in the case of the Ukraine, their commitment not to use nuclear weapons against any non-nuclear-weapon State Party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, except in the case of an attack on themselves, their territories or dependent territories, their armed forces, or their allies, by such a state in association or alliance with a nuclear weapon state.
    6. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will consult in the event a situation arises which raises a question concerning these commitments.

    This Memorandum will become applicable upon signature.

    Signed in four copies having equal validity in the English, Russian and Ukrainian languages.

    (.pdf file Security Assurances, page K-6)

    The Budapest Memorandum was signed in 1994 by Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton, Leonid Kuchma and John Major – the then-rulers of the Russian Federation, United States, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (left to right). It promises to protect Ukraine’s borders, in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.

  4. Jennifer Epstein
    Obama natl security team met without POTUS today but he “has been briefed by Susan Rice and his national security team,” WH offl says

    Wonder where the Haughty John F Kerry is hiding? I guess in his office? Wonder what Susan Rice told him? Get another “RESET” Button.

    Kerry's Office

  5. I
    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    “Forward, the Light Brigade!
    Charge for the guns!” he said.
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    II
    “Forward, the Light Brigade!”
    Was there a man dismayed?
    Not though the soldier knew
    Someone had blundered.
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die.
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    III
    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volleyed and thundered;
    Stormed at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of hell
    Rode the six hundred.

    IV
    Flashed all their sabres bare,
    Flashed as they turned in air
    Sabring the gunners there,
    Charging an army, while
    All the world wondered.
    Plunged in the battery-smoke
    Right through the line they broke;
    Cossack and Russian
    Reeled from the sabre stroke
    Shattered and sundered.
    Then they rode back, but not
    Not the six hundred.

    V
    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon behind them
    Volleyed and thundered;
    Stormed at with shot and shell,
    While horse and hero fell.
    They that had fought so well
    Came through the jaws of Death,
    Back from the mouth of hell,
    All that was left of them,
    Left of six hundred.

    VI
    When can their glory fade?
    O the wild charge they made!
    All the world wondered.
    Honour the charge they made!
    Honour the Light Brigade,
    Noble six hundred!

  6. I wonder how all those BO voters are liking this Hope and Change. I hope BO quits and let’s change the dynamics from muck and mire we’re in. If BO was leading the Charge of the Light Brigade, he wouldn’t get through a wet paper bag.

  7. Of course, Ukraine was the beneficiary of the Molotov-Ribbontrop agreement, the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, winding up with alarge chunk of land from Poland:

  8. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and eight actions President Obama can take in response to the Soviet Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    I think BO will take his own action #9. NONE OF THE ABOVE.

  9. Pingback: Russia’s “Uncontested Arrival” in Ukraine’s Crimea Region and Weekend Links

  10. Can BO sink even LOWER than Whale Feces in the Mariannas Trench (in the Pacific and 7 miles deep)? Apparently he can!
    —————————————————–
    Minutes After Russian Invasion Press Conference, Obama Celebrates ‘Democrat Happy Hour’

    As if it wasn’t bad that Obama’s incompetence on foreign policy emboldened Vladimir Putin in his hopes to re-unify the Soviet Union, he continues to prove to the world what an amateur he is by every action.

    Conservatives on Twitter noted very soon after his press conference ended that Obama made a very odd proclamation:

    1 BO dem-happy-hour

    More tweets here:
    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/118435-minutes-russian-invasion-press-conference-obama-celebrates-democrat-happy-hour/

  11. ropelight
    Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 12:10

    Since Obama’s reelection, Vladimir Putin sure has a lot more flexibility in dealing with foreign affairs.

    I thought BO said to Putin’s rep, you can do what you want. What? Me stop you??

  12. The left went ape over this tweet from a Time magazine reporter:

    Of course, he had to ‘splain himself:

    And this:

    But, of course, it actually was about manliness and testosterone, and no amount of denials will change that. The left saw that, very clearly, as did the right.

    Not that this was the first time anyone had noticed:

    Don’t think that China and Syria and Iran haven’t noticed it as well.

  13. OT: I just ordered 400 rounds of 400 grain Magtech S&W MT500A SJSP ammo and 200 rounds of HORNADY CUSTOM HANDGUN AMMO 50AE 300GR XTP.

    Or is it OT? Hrmmm….

    [I had to log in to retrieve this comment out of moderation. I approve this troll prevention device. - JH]

  14. This is interesting perspective. BO’s extra-constitutional actions as compared to Putin’s implied take-over of at least parts of Ukraine. Or as Hillary would say: “What Difference Does It Make” if BO ignores the Constitution or Putin is iniating a war?

    Putin is Only Doing what Obama and Eric Holder Have Done
    Posted 3 hours ago by Gary DeMar

    What was the trigger that led Vladimir Putin think he could get away with what President Obama says is a “clear violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty even after a 90-minute phone call in which “Obama . . . called Russia’s actions a ‘violation of international law’ and said they will lead to ‘greater political and economic isolation,’ according to the readout of the conversation from the White House Office of the Press Secretary.”

    Consider that President Obama has unilaterally and unconstitutionally changed existing law with almost no pushback from Congress. How many times have we heard that he is acting like a “monarch” and a “dictator”?

    More:
    Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/14570/putin-obama-eric-holder-done/#Gt8jxkmO3rDziEoJ.99

  15. From the Crimea River Files:
    This is too good to pass up. John Ffin Kerry has resurfaced. John Ffin Kerry believes Putin isn’t playing by the rules. No Shit. What are the rules John Ffin Kerry believes Putin should follow? Are there “proper rules for invasions”. John F Kerry doesn’t like Putin’s 19th Century rules. Kerry thinks we should follow 21st Century rules. So, I guess Kerry wants a do-over. Or else BO and Kerry will just take their lost marbles and go home.

    Kerry Complains Putin Plays by ’19th Century’ Rules
    by Joel B. Pollak 2 Mar 2014, 8:51 AM PDT

    Secretary of State John Kerry complained on Sunday’s edition of NBC News’ Meet the (De)Press(ed) that Vladimir Putin was playing by “19th century” rules, not 21st century norms, in his invasion of the Ukranian region of Crimea.
    Insisting that “President Putin is not operating from a place of strength here,” Kerry lashed out: (Oh John, Putin’s in the Crimea (River) and YOU ARE NOT)

    You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems. There are all kinds of other options still available to Russia. There still are. President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a right set of choices that can still be made to address any concerns they have about Crimea, about their citizens, but you don’t choose to invade a country in order to do that.

    Meet the (De)Press(ed) host David Gregory pressed Kerry about why the Obama administration did not acknowledge that Russia had invaded the Ukraine on Friday. Kerry did not answer, seemingly incredulous that Russia had ignored contemporary norms.

    More:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/02/Kerry-Complains-Putin-Plays-by-19th-Century-Rules

  16. John François Kerry said:

    You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems.

    Apparently Monsieur Kerry doesn’t understand that the game is still power! Countries might use diplomacy when it is convenient, or when they don’t have the power to do what they want without it, or don’t think that the costs of using power are greater than the potential game, but the idea that a major nation, a great power, if you will, will simply not use its power if it sees the need, because it might offend the liberals at their wine-and-brie parties, is an exercise in self-delusion.

    There are a lot of not-very-nice guys in the world, and a lot of strongmen who got their positions by being strong men.

  17. Putin must be losing a second of sleep tonight!

    US prepares tough response for Russia over Ukraine
    Mar 2nd 2014 7:40PM

    By LARA JAKES
    AP National Security Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats.

    The crisis may prove to be a game-changer for President Barack Obama’s national security policy, forcing him to give up his foreign policy shift to Asia and to maintain U.S. troop levels in Europe to limit Russia’s reach.

    The ill will and mistrust also could spill over on two other global security fronts – Syria and Iran – where Russia has been a necessary partner with the West.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave no indication that he would heed the West’s warnings. Hundreds of armed men surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea, a pro-Russian area. In Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk alerted allies that “we are on the brink of disaster.”

    More:
    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/03/02/us-prepares-tough-response-for-russia-over-ukraine/20841270/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D449589

    Lurch is coming: Lurch

  18. Former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman tweeted: “#AcademyAwards show diversity, tolerance, cultural creativity of US in Obama Era. Hard power matters, per Putin, but Oscars r as powerful.”

    This crap is how the president and his dumbass supporters see the world: it’s a battle of diversity. I guess to these fools our diversity, tolerance (for anyone not white, heterosexual, Christian, Republican or conservative ), and
    “cultural creativity” (which I assume means putting and promoting as much filth and perversion as possible in every TV show, movie and now even commercials) is what “makes America strong” which is why they are always, always down for cutting the military (leaves more money for food stamps and Planned Parenthood support). Now that the words of Mitt Romney have come back to bite the presidents ass and once again show what an idiot he and his greedy followers are we can now make nice-nice with Putin. Putin is using the vast wealth and power of Russia’s oil and gas resources to re-establish the lost Soviet power paradigm. Meanwhile, president diversity is doing his best to stop American energy growth and turn us into a third world country. He’s good at it too. With the support of millions of comrade Perry’s America can be undone within ten years. Maybe that’s their ten year plan. Sad but we need a guy like Putin not a community organizer. At least Putin’s decisions are made with the best intentions for his country in mind not how many votes from “victims” he can get. If Obama cared about the power and prestige of America the way Putin does for Russia the know-nothing twerp would be up to the task. As it stands he’s as much a dictator as Putin but only when it comes to dictating to his fellow Americans. With the rest of the world he soils his pants.

    By the way Mr. Fineman, what the hell does Obama have to do with the Oscars? Does every conversation over every topic have to include some stupid reference to Obama? Makes you guys sound even dumber than you are.

  19. Hube, the “uncontested arrival” nonsense is just the latest attempt by leftists to muddy the language to fit their narrative. We should all be used to them changing words or the meaning of words to camouflage their lies if not their intent.

    I guess we’ll have to wait for the “uncontested arrival” to see what’s in it.

  20. This crap is how the president and his dumbass supporters see the world: it’s a battle of diversity. I guess to these fools our diversity, tolerance (for anyone not white, heterosexual, Christian, Republican or conservative ), and
    “cultural creativity” (which I assume means putting and promoting as much filth and perversion as possible in every TV show, movie and now even commercials) is what “makes America strong” which is why they are always, always down for cutting the military (leaves more money for food stamps and Planned Parenthood support).

    It’s all a Diversion from reality. I wonder how many of last night’s Low Information Voter show knows Putin has given an ultimatem on the Crimea to Ukraine? Putin knows America has a very short attention span on reality here.

  21. Hube
    Monday, 3 March 2014 at 10:33

    How about the admin calling the Russian invasion an “uncontested arrival?”

    Why not? That is the same policy they are pursuing regarding our own illegal alien problem.

  22. Rip Van Washington Post awakens after FIVE YEAR SLUMBER

    Washington Post: ‘Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Based on Fantasy’
    (Duh, No Shit)
    Amy Payne
    March 3, 2014 at 11:28 am

    President Obama has lost The Washington Post’s editorial board with his disastrous foreign policy.

    In a hard-hitting editorial today, the Post’s editors declared Obama’s outlook a “fantasy” and said that “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality.”

    They described Obama’s fantasy world:
    It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past.

    This is exactly what Heritage’s James Carafano and Kim Holmes warned about early in the Obama presidency.

    “The tenets of the Obama Doctrine… do not reflect history or the threats we face,” said Carafano, the E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Holmes, author of Liberty’s Best Hope: American Leadership for the 21st Century. “They will serve to undermine America’s strengths and make it more difficult for friends and allies to figure out where we stand or how we might act in critical times.”

    http://blog.heritage.org/2014/03/03/washington-post-obamas-foreign-policy-based-fantasy/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=130303&utm_campaign=DailyDigest_630

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