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Ukraine Crisis May Thwart Obama Plans From Iran to China

The Ukraine crisis jeopardizes President Barack Obama’s efforts to enlist Russia’s cooperation on a range of issues, including seeking an end to Syria’s civil war, halting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan.

Obama’s handling of Ukraine may affect issues from the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, North Korea’s nuclear weapons advances and China’s increasingly aggressive regional posture as the president's critics raise doubts about his toughness in addressing foreign challenges.

The tense situation in Ukraine, with its echoes of the Cold War, has put Obama at the forefront of the conflict as European leaders pressure Russia to drop military threats and withdraw forces from Ukraine’s Crimea region.

“President Obama faces the most difficult international crisis of his presidency,†former U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said in a conference call with reporters yesterday organized by the Atlantic Council, a foreign-policy research organization based in Washington.

In addition to a growing confrontation with Russia, Obama faces an increasingly assertive China that is pressing territorial disputes and stirring rising nationalism in Japan and South Korea; resurgent Islamic extremism in Syria, Iraq, and northern Africa; the nuclear negotiations with Iran and unrest in nations such as Egypt, Venezuela and Thailand.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-03/ukraine-crisis-may-thwart-obama-plans-from-iran-to-china.html

First Syria and now this... Where is the strong leadership, Obama?

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Ukraine Crisis May Thwart Obama Plans From Iran to China

The Ukraine crisis jeopardizes President Barack Obama’s efforts to enlist Russia’s cooperation on a range of issues, including seeking an end to Syria’s civil war, halting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan.

Obama’s handling of Ukraine may affect issues from the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, North Korea’s nuclear weapons advances and China’s increasingly aggressive regional posture as the president's critics raise doubts about his toughness in addressing foreign challenges.

The tense situation in Ukraine, with its echoes of the Cold War, has put Obama at the forefront of the conflict as European leaders pressure Russia to drop military threats and withdraw forces from Ukraine’s Crimea region.

“President Obama faces the most difficult international crisis of his presidency,†former U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said in a conference call with reporters yesterday organized by the Atlantic Council, a foreign-policy research organization based in Washington.

In addition to a growing confrontation with Russia, Obama faces an increasingly assertive China that is pressing territorial disputes and stirring rising nationalism in Japan and South Korea; resurgent Islamic extremism in Syria, Iraq, and northern Africa; the nuclear negotiations with Iran and unrest in nations such as Egypt, Venezuela and Thailand.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-03/ukraine-crisis-may-thwart-obama-plans-from-iran-to-china.html

First Syria and now this... Where is the strong leadership, Obama?

 

I've always been supporting Obama (as much as one can do as a non-american :laughga: but I like american politics and I'm more up do date with it than swedish politics) but Obama doesn't have that strong and firm personality that is sometimes needed in international matters. His sweet talks at home and Michelle doing amazing PR may be working to coze up the americans but he lacks the ambition as a leader of supposedly the greatest supernation on earth.

(I'm not saying he should be more agressive and send troops everywhere like the Bush administration but just more solid)

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The Russian military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 03:00 GMT to surrender or face an assault, Ukrainian defence sources have said.

The head of Russia's Black Sea Fleet Aleksander Vitko set the deadline and threatened an attack "across Crimea".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier said Russia was responding to "ultra-nationalist threats".

Western powers have condemned Moscow's decision to send troops as a "violation of Ukraine's sovereignty".

Russia is now said to be in de facto control of the Crimea region.

Ukraine has ordered full mobilisation to counter the intervention.

No shots have yet been fired in the region, which has a majority of Russian speakers and a largely pro-Russian local government.

The trouble began last month when pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted following months of street protests.

Russia claims its military is protecting human rights in Crimea, but Kiev, the US and Western Europe have condemned the actions.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26424738

 

Looks like it's getting really dangerous now. .  :ohno:

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Well bye everyone this is not going to end in peace

 

That's for sure the world is about to end by the hands of mankind

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Of course China would back Russia up. You can feel the instensity just by reading these articles.

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