RUSH: Let me move on to Ukraine here for a second, because a lot of people are trying to figure out, "What the heck is going on here?" It's not that hard to figure out. The people who live in Ukraine want to be free. They want to be part of the European Union. Putin doesn't want 'em to be free. Putin wants to control 'em. They were promised they were gonna be part of the European Union at some point. Then all of a sudden the promise was broken, they're gonna be under Soviet-style domination from Moscow.
The people are protesting. There's outrage. The people are protesting the government in Ukraine. So Obama, Mr. Peacemaker, went in there and drew another red line like he did in Syria. I've got a sound bite here. It's number nine on my roster. It is 10 seconds long and it is the totality of Obama's policy here. Listen.
OBAMA: We'll be monitoring very carefully the situation, recognizing that along with our European partners and the international community, there will be consequences if people step over the line.
RUSH: Oh, man. I'm scared. That would intimidate me. That would really make me stop and think twice. Here's a guy, Barack Obama, who told Dmitry Medvedev (imitating Obama), "Hey, look, Dmitry, you go back and you tell Vlad I'm gonna have a lot more flexibility getting rid of our nukes after I win the election in 2012. Tell Vlad everything's gonna be fine." There was an open mic. We all heard it. So Medvedev smiles, he goes back and tells Putin (imitating Medvedev), "Don't worry, this guy wants to please us. This guy wants to make us happy. He said just roll with him 'til after the election, he'll start getting rid of his nukes."
So Putin, I guarantee you, has no fear of Obama. So the situation in Ukraine breaks out coincidentally at the same time the Olympics are going on in Sochi, and Obama thinks he brokered a truce between the government and the protesters, and the government promised to stop beating up the protesters, and that was the red line. Obama demanded the government in Ukraine draw a red line and stop beating up, busting heads of the citizens, the protesters. And after he drew the red line, "We're gonna be monitoring real carefully the situation."
Well, the truce is broken down, the heads are being beaten, and there's nothing anybody can do and Putin is sitting there, no doubt, laughing about it, because Putin wants to swallow the Ukraine. Putin wants to reassemble the Soviet Union. Putin is on the march to reassembling the Soviet Union.