Ukraine crisis in Tweets

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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  2. March 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks, LL.

    Tweeted this a few moments ago …


    • 12 amk for obama
      March 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      egg.sack.lee. dumbya, darth and the neocon bastids not only killed the moral argument on that for ever but also eviscerated the capability of US army to wage a successful war despite the superior military capabilities on paper.

  3. March 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    No surprise that Fox & Russian media – propaganda outlets, both – despise the Internet ….

  4. 14 JER
    March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

  5. 15 Nena20409
    March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm


    First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia will visit China on March 19-26, according to White House statement.

    She will meet with the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Madame Peng.

    The First Lady will also visit schools and historical sites in China to meet with students.

    The ever implosion of wicked rightie heads begins in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0………… 😆

    I say 😎 Have a Great Time Mrs Obama, Malia and Natasha……enjoy your trip.

    • 16 carolyn
      March 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      I’m so glad they’re doing this! What a wonderful opportunity for the girls, and what a great opportunity for the Chinese to see our wonderful FLOTUS!

  6. 17 Don
    March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Not only does Putin have the world’s community hot on his ass, he’s also cost a bunch of Russian oligarchs almost sixty-billion dollars.

    • March 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Just today. Now that the EU has called Russia’s act an “act of aggression”, expect many more worse days to come on the Russian bourse.

    • March 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Yep. And, that’s just what he cost them in terms of Ru stock exchange value – they’re getting clobbered in the capital and commodities markets, as well. And, lots of folk are lining up to ensure that Ukraine and Europe have the natural gas they need at reasonable market rates. Every day his madness continues is going to cost his fellow oligarchs a bunch.

  7. 25 hopefruit2
    March 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    • 26 Don
      March 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      I think President Obama has reached his daily limit of dealing with assholes.

        March 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    • 28 Nerdy Wonka
      March 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Le Sigh.

  8. 31 Nena20409
    March 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD.

    Some one commented on the last thread that John McCain was with Wolf? Why?

    All these cablers should do is just hit replay or something and replay a McCain not so distant comments and the story is the same with a Different nation inserted.

    Oh yeah, in US, We no longer have a Functioning News Gather Medium.

  9. 32 hopefruit2
    March 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    • 33 Obama Grandmama
      March 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Was surprised to hear on NPR’s 8am hour the same crap as you would expect to hear on Fox. Cokey Roberts reported McCain and Lindsey’s vicious words and how weak Obama is as one-sided. No other reasons why this could be a good choice.

  10. March 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    No surprise, censorship of Internet sites on the rise in Russia …

  11. 40 Don
    March 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Poor Putin, by the end of the close of business today he’s going to end up like the Dukes begging for the markets to open back up ala “Trading Places.”

  12. March 3, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    • March 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Well written and largely accurate. However, the analogy with Hitler’s annexation of Austria is not far fetched with the caveat that Ukrainians are much more likely to fight and that is why the image in the tweet below of a Ukrainian war ship being surrounded by Russian tugs and blocked by Russian war ships is so very, very dangerous. Those folk start shooting at each other – or any such escalation on Crimea or mainland Ukraine, and no one on the planet has the capacity to predict what will happen and at what rate. That potential for global scale consequences is what makes Putin’s actions so extraordinarily dangerous.

  13. 43 Don
    March 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    So whatever precarious economic footing Russia was already on before this latest debacle, Putin has made it even more unstable.

  14. March 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    No one can question that these are acts of war ….

  15. 46 hopefruit2
    March 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  16. 47 carolyn
    March 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    From what I’m reading and seeing Putin does not look at the long game. He looks at what he can do for an immediate jolt. He should have anticipated these economic happenings…..he’s been in power long enough to see how political events affect financial. If Merkel said he was not “in reality” she was right. Russia cannot operate totally disconnected from the rest of the world, certainly not disconnected from the EU. I think his obvious desire to be Tsar of all the Russias has blinded him to the real outside world. Somehow the Sochi Olympics functioned, so he now considers himself impregnable.

    I just wish all the self-appointed pundits and experts would shut up. They need to take some courses in Russian History. They are all speaking out of ignorance. The only ones I pay attention to are the ones with actual experience and/or education. I’m admittedly not an expert, but I do think I could do a better job of analysis, as I have had courses in Russian History, one of them taught by George Kennan, JFK’s Russian adviser. I am so tired of ideologic stupidity! My rant for today, just fed up to the gills with meanness and ignorance!

    • March 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Agree, Carolyn.

      This, from a ‘pundit’ who actually knows a thing or two about Russia:

      “But there are examples from more distant history, history that Vladimir Putin must know. In the middle of the 19th century, Russia also fought a war in the Crimea, against a British, French and Ottoman coalition. The war was a disaster for the Russian Empire. Nicholas I, the man who started the war, didn’t live to see its end. His throne was filled by Alexander II. He signed the Treaty of Paris and, out of the rubble of war, began the biggest liberalizing campaign in Russian history.”


      • 49 carolyn
        March 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

        I had read this Bob, and I think it helped trigger my rant, because it was a relief to read something based in knowledge and fact.
        Russian history is complex. The most complex history course of my over 40 hours. I love history and believe it’s important to understand today.

        By the way, my husband is right now reading The Bully Pulpit: TR and Taft and the reformers by Doris Kearns Goodwin. He said it could be written about today…makes us ever so thankful for FDR! I’ll start reading it soon. I think this should be required reading for lawmakers right now.

        • March 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm

          Thank you, Carolyn. Those are the types of books I enjoy reading and, hopefully, some day in the future when my every moment (other than the few I’m able to spend here at TOD/Twitter) are filled with nothing but technical documents, patent filings, business reports, etc – all the consequence of being a passionate entrepreneur 🙂

    • 51 globalcitizenlinda
      March 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      shortsighted putin

  17. 52 amk for obama
    March 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  18. 53 japa21
    March 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

  19. March 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    So while I was worried Merkel would go soft…………. turns out Cameron may be a bigger problem.

  20. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    March 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  21. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    March 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm

  22. March 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  23. March 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Escalation … Poland invokes NATO Article 4 ….

    The North Atlantic Council, which includes the ambassadors of all 28 NATO Allies, will meet on Tuesday 4 March, following a request by Poland under article 4 of NATO’s founding Washington Treaty.

    Under article 4 of the Treaty, any Ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

    The developments in and around Ukraine are seen to constitute a threat to neighboring Allied countries and having direct and serious implications for the security and stability of the Euro-Atlantic area.

  24. 70 globalcitizenlinda
    March 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    tired of seeing quotes from the same tired small minds who have repeatedly been demonstrated to be wrong about their predictions, analysis and policy prescriptions;

  25. 71 Linda
    March 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Luke Russert just praised Romney for his ” Nostradamus ” prediction on Russia and played a clip from the debate.


    • 72 anniebella
      March 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Luke Russert just praised John Boehner for being the greatest speaker the House have ever seen. To hell with Luke Russert.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 74 Don
      March 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Strange though, “Nostrdamus” couldn’t predict that he would lose the election, oh well.

    • 75 Obama Grandmama
      March 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      I am thinking Luke’s Dad, Tim would not be proud wondering how did this happen?

  26. March 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Someone remind me……… this is the same Washington Post Cohen who wrote that idiotic article on “blacks” or is this Katrina Vandeidiots husband?

  27. March 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    “The single best US analyst of Middle Eastern politics is Barack Obama”


    What I’ve said to him privately is the same thing that I say publicly, which is the situation will not improve or resolve itself. This is not a situation where you wait and the problem goes away. There are going to be more Palestinians, not fewer Palestinians, as time goes on. There are going to be more Arab-Israelis, not fewer Arab-Israelis, as time goes on…

    also this speech made to Israeli young people last year…

  28. 83 hopefruit2
    March 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Just a gentle ‘minder that Bates Motel (2nd Season) is premiering tonight on A & E @9PM ET. LOL! 🙂

  29. March 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

  30. March 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    “Kolomoisky referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a small-sized schizophreniac” who “went insane” and whose attempts to “revive the Russian Empire to the 1913 borders can bring world to disaster.”

    Yanukovych, according to Kolomoisky, is “a war prisoner in an unfriendly country” who can be “used as a puppet, be brought to Sevastopol or Donetsk.””

    Suggest you read the whole article: http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/billionaire-kolomoisky-takes-over-in-dnipropetrovsk-oblast-criticizing-putin-and-yanukovych-338261.html

    h/t to @EmpathyNow

  31. 86 Linda
    March 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Samantha Power speaking on CNN.

    MSNBC ignoring.

  32. 88 Nerdy Wonka
    March 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm


  33. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    March 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  34. 91 lockewasright
    March 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I am typing this comment on my brand new laptop. Literally, it’s 5 minutes out of the box!

    • 92 57andfemale
      March 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Come over and set mine up. I have one sitting in a box for three weeks. Life has gotten in the way…….

  35. March 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

  36. 96 susanne
    March 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    thank you chips and the obama diary for providing the most comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute coverage of the crisis in ukraine. tod is the best news site ever!

  37. March 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    PBO’s meeting with Netanyahu is running late, over 2 1/2 hours so far.

    • 100 hopefruit2
      March 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      The anxiety of the Bibi stans is palpable….

      • 101 susanne
        March 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        oh no! ‘congressional leaders’ are kept waiting while the president of the united states meets with the prime minister of israel! can it be that bibi recognizes pbo as the actual leader here?

      • 102 Linda
        March 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        McCain and Grahamm are not leaders, Mark….

      • 103 japa21
        March 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        Actually, I can’t see how it is a good sign for Bibi.

        • 104 hopefruit2
          March 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

          Me neither, but, well, I’m trying to put myself in the shoes of the average Bibi supporter: Desperate & delusional. So I can see how they will come think that it might be a good sign…

          I’m trying my best here to empathize!

  38. 105 globalcitizenlinda
    March 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    wondering how long putin can maintain this posture of pushing tensions in Ukraine and around the world

  39. 106 carolyn
    March 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I think I see the giant pincers closing in on Putin…….don’t know how long it will take, but it will happen.

  40. 108 hopefruit2
    March 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Here’s an example of the crap put out by the US media – and you have people like Laura Rozen (who should know better) re-tweeting that shit.

    • 109 Linda
      March 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      I have never been to that site……and never will be.

    • 110 Nena20409
      March 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Yet it the Russian Rubles that is going Black Sea South?

      Cartoons are made by people, based on their biases.

      Fact, the world is reacting to Putin. His 2nd invasion in 6 yrs.
      Perhaps the wicked fools should ask…….Is Putin invading some parts of Ukraine to avoid holding His problem Dictator, Bashir, in Syria accountable for the WMDs Putin promised?

    • March 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  41. March 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  42. 117 Linda
    March 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    When Russia invaded Georgia in 2008….where was Bush ? He was falling down drunk at the China Olympics.

  43. March 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Could have posted it yesterday. . .

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