Harper Uses Handshake to Tell Putin to ‘Get Out of Ukraine’

Jason Scott and Ilya Arkhipov Bloomberg.com 11/15/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin got a blunt message when he approached Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a handshake at today’s Group of 20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.

“I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get […]

Five Ways Obama's Foreign Policies Have Failed

James Carafano The Foundry Heritage.org 4/12/2014

On a Moscow train platform, two men smoke and swap rumors in the frozen evening air.

“I hear they’ve raised the Russian flag in Donetsk?” one says.

“I hear Crimea, too.”

So reports freelance journalist Noah Sneider in Slate.

As Russian troops hoisted their flag over Crimea, President Obama’s […]

The G8 is dead declares Merkel as Europe prepares to ramp up EU sanctions against Russia

EU leaders are set to meet in Brussels to discuss developments in Ukraine German Chancellor Angela Merkel says EU will impose more sanctions on Russia after its troops seized majority control of Crimea She also told the German parliament the G8 forum is suspended indefinitely

 

Suzannah Hills The Daily Mail [UK] 20 March […]

Louie Gohmert: This is what you get ‘when a community organizer takes on a KGB agent’

Joe Saunders BizPac Review 3/19/2014

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert had some tough words Wednesday for the escalating crisis over Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, saying President Obama’s background is simply unsuited to dealing with the hard reality of a dictator on a tear.

“What you’re seeing … is what you get when a community […]

Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine; Putin Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries

Daniel Halper The Weekly Standard 3/1/2014

A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama’s team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend.

“The President’s national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy […]