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Obama Signs Order Declaring Ukraine Crisis an ‘Extraordinary Threat’ to National Security

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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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"On Thursday morning, President Barack Obama signed an executive order which designated the ongoing crisis in Ukraine prompted by a Russian military invasion of the Crimean Peninsula “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

The order allows the administration to impose visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans which are identified as threats to Ukraine’s security or territorial integrity. The order also paves the way for the imposition of sanctions on individuals the government determines are responsible for “undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine.”
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Obama signed this order because he has to look like he is doing something but cannot in fact succeed either with a military intervention or wide-scale sanctions.



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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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So somehow a country on the other side of the world is a threat?

This is how we do it folks, we justify it as a "national security threat" and then we move to action. I always wondered why Russia just didn't claim they were looking for WMD in Ukraine?



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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So, this executive order is all the U.S. can do to effect the situation?



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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Obama signed this order because he has to look like he is doing something but cannot in fact succeed either with a military intervention or wide-scale sanctions.

Agreed. We're spread a little thin…

You think the Russians and Chinese know this?



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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Of course they know.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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What the hell? A threat to national security?


What could possibly be the rationale behind this? Does anyone know why such an order was allowed in the first place? This could set up a rather dangerous precedent. If the situation in Ukraine is deemed an American national threat, they anything could be...
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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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On Thursday morning, President Barack Obama signed an executive order which designated the ongoing crisis in Ukraine prompted by a Russian military invasion of the Crimean Peninsula “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”
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The Crimean PEOPLE have just voted to join Russia....what justification is there for slapping sanctions on Russia?




SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum on the decision in 10 days' time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow's rule came as European Union leaders held an emergency summit groping for ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation.


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I want to remind everyone that so far Russia has NOT FIRED A SINGLE SHOT. If the US would lay off on the hyperbole and rhetoric, my guess is that the majority of Ukrainians would follow suit. But right now they can't because the DEMOCRATICALLY elected government has been ousted by Ultra Nationalist Fascists groups being funded by the CIA.

These are the same ultra nationalists that have been found to have had snipers shoot both the Ukrainian police forces as well as protesters.....why? To allow the EU and their banking masters and the US to justify sanctions and possible military action.

Has everyone forgotten the last 12 years of Western expansionism and ILLEGAL WARS OF AGGRESSION? Have you so soon forgotten the mountain of lies that have lead to the deaths of over 1 MILLION people, more than 5 MILLION HOMELESS REFUGEES, and 4 countries left shattered and embroiled in bloody civil war? These are the "good guys" that are now bleating about international law and the right to self determination???

Come on people...if you can't see through this then you're purposely turning a blind eye.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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The question needs to be asked: what WOULD you have the U.S. do? Bomb the Russians? Land troops in the Ukraine? Provide materiel assistance? What exactly? It's really easy to armchair-quarterback this and dis everything but a lot more difficult to provide a meaningful alternative. So, if what is (or isn't being done) is, in your opinion, wrong or insufficient, lay it on me. What's YOUR plan?



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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I don't think executive orders have to be allowed by anybody but the President.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:52 AM
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One thing is for certain, if Obama can be remembered for anything, for a lot of the world, it is the removal of the veil of 'holier than thou' USA, it has shown it's true colours, it's modus operandi, in clear view to the world, from the selective reporting, the cow towing of the press, the bullying tactics, the brainwashing of the American people, the whole shebang, right there.

USA unmasked and exposed!


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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:53 AM
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devildogUSMC
...The order also paves the way for the imposition of sanctions on individuals the government determines are responsible for “undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine.”...


Like this "government" just did themselves! What a joke!


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posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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obama hates the usa thats why he is gonna get all the countries in the world totally pissed and then they will come over and flatten all the banking records.....I mean people all the money has been stolen from



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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devildogUSMC
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Of course they know.

They studied history, too. All empires end up spread too thin. Then they build walls…



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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I have always suspected that Obama hates the USA, now he is proving it.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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devildogUSMC
I don't think executive orders have to be allowed by anybody but the President.


He has complete control then? So if the president wants to declare the Syrian civil war, for example, a national security threat, with no further explanation, and use this as a justification for military intervention, he theoretically could?



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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Yes, the "community organizer" Obama is really teaching the KGB trained Putin a huge lesson by this EO



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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jtma508
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The question needs to be asked: what WOULD you have the U.S. do? Bomb the Russians? Land troops in the Ukraine? Provide materiel assistance? What exactly? It's really easy to armchair-quarterback this and dis everything but a lot more difficult to provide a meaningful alternative. So, if what is (or isn't being done) is, in your opinion, wrong or insufficient, lay it on me. What's YOUR plan?


ill take that if i may:

democracy ( according to the rules of the republic) in the us first might be a good start
lead by example thats how real men do it
rule by decree is for queens



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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It's just a threat to the Israel lobbyists. They're scurrying like rats. The propaganda machine(fox, cnn, msnbc) are all agreeing on this, which should make people raise eyebrows. I think the real threat to the world is the war-mongering lunatics in the US government. Revolution and arrest warrants is the only way to proceed forward.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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Excellemt post.


The Crimean PEOPLE have just voted to join Russia….what justification is there for slapping sanctions on Russia?

Finally, America gets to fake the high moral ground and cite meaningless drivel about International law and sovereignty of nations.

Like you said Russia hasn't fired a shot, but the west will still play it to the hilt.



posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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The US President can...for a short time. Yes.

How, where and how long is all defined by the War Powers Act (Which Obama has already played games with twice before) and that was passed to avoid another Vietnam by slow motion insertion.




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