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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tom Cotton invokes Nazi era in faulting U.S. response to Russian action in Crimea

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click to enlarge 'TREMBLING INACTION'': Tom Cotton blasts President Obama on Crimea action.
  • 'TREMBLING INACTION'': Tom Cotton blasts President Obama on Crimea action.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to send troops into the Crimean region of Ukraine has drawn a blistering response from a reliable hawk, Republican Rep. Tom Cotton. He compares the Obama administration's reaction so far to timid reaction in 1938 to Hitler's annexation of Austria, the Anschluss. Cotton is not calling for U.S. military action. Yet.

A prepared statement from Cotton's office:

Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) released the following statement on the Russian invasion of Crimea:

“Emboldened by President Obama's trembling inaction, Vladimir Putin has invaded the Crimea region of Ukraine. Senior U.S. officials have reportedly called Russia's actions in Crimea an ‘uncontested arrival,’ not an invasion; the same was said about the Anschluss. The hours ahead will decide whether this invasion of Crimea is repelled or expanded to the whole of Ukraine, and whether the West finally confronts Putin or again blinks in disgrace.

“At a minimum, President Obama should revoke travel visas and freeze assets of senior Russian officials and Putin cronies, freeze assets of Ukrainian oligarchs who assist the Russian invasion, stop transfers of assets out of Ukraine, support the Ukrainian transitional government and military as it defends Ukraine's territorial integrity, recall our ambassador to Russia, reschedule the upcoming G-8 meeting from Russia to Western Europe or the U.S., and suspend Russia from the G-8. Putin must be punished for his outlaw actions and the Russian people and elites must recognize they will pay a price for them.”

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