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    Obama Heads Back to Washington

    U.S. President Barack Obama (front L) is escorted from Marine One to Air Force One as he departs Saudi Arabia to return to Washington, March 29, 2014.
    U.S. President Barack Obama (front L) is escorted from Marine One to Air Force One as he departs Saudi Arabia to return to Washington, March 29, 2014.
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    U.S. President Barack Obama is enroute to Washington, on Saturday, after wrapping up a week-long diplomatic trip to the Middle East and Europe.

    During the last leg of his trip, Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah.

    Their meeting near Riyadh, on Friday, focused mostly on tensions spawned by Syria's civil war and Iran's nuclear program.

    Before leaving Riyadh, the president presented the U.S. State Department's Women of Courage award to Maha al-Muneef. He honored the Saudi activist for her role in combating domestic violence.

    "Dr. al-Muneef has been able to not only set up services here in the Kingdom but also more importantly in some ways, been able to pass laws providing protections for women and children for domestic abuse and to provide a safe space and shelter for those who are suffering from domestic abuse," he said.

    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Obama to discuss a U.S. proposal for resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

    The White House says Obama suggested that Putin offer a written response to a diplomatic solution that Secretary of State John Kerry presented to his Russian counterpart earlier in the week.​
     
    In an interview aired on CBS, Friday, Obama said Russia's military moves near the Ukrainian border may be an effort to intimidate Ukraine.

    Crimea's majority Russian residents voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum earlier this month that Western powers deemed illegal.
    Obama will make a brief stop in Germany before returning to Washington late Saturday.

    Developments in Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula
     
    • People stand outside a closed McDonalds restaurant. The fast food restaurant chain announced this week that it is shuttering its three outlets in the Crimean peninsula over unspecified operations issues, Simferopol, Crimea, April 4, 2004.
    • People gather outside a currency exchange office in the Crimean city of Simferopol, April 4, 2014.
    • People stand in line as they wait to enter a branch of the Sberbank of Russia bank in the Crimean city of Simferopol, April 4, 2014.
    • Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said during an interview with Reuters that the Kyiv government will stick to unpopular austerity measures "as the price of independence" as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilize, Kyiv, April 3, 2014.
    • Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov visits a military exhibition near the settlement of Desna in Chernigov region, Ukraine, April 2, 2014.
    • Ukrainian soldiers watch as an army medic helicopter flies above during a military exhibition near the settlement of Desna in Chernigov region, April 2, 2014.
    • People pass by barricades near the Dnipro Hotel in Kyiv, April 1, 2014.
    • Self-defense activists pass by the Dnipro Hotel in Kyiv, April 1, 2014.
    • Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector leave their headquarters in Dnipro Hotel as police special forces stand guard, Kyiv, April 1, 2014.
    • Commuters walk along railway lines next to Ukrainian tanks ready to depart from Crimea near Simferopol, March 31, 2014.
    • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Crimea to consider priorities for its economic development, Simferopol, March 31, 2014.
    • Ukrainians, in accordance with Orthodox Church tradition of marking the 40th day since death, remember those who lost their lives during pro-Europe protests in Kyiv, March 30, 2014. 

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    by: Paul Felix Schott from: USA
    March 29, 2014 2:04 PM
    obama come sin and be with satan, Americans..........


    ...WE THE PEOPLE AMERICANS call obama to with draw its Satancare he calls it obamacare.


    The Day of our LORD, Judgment Day will come soon enough.

    as in the days of Noah.............. Listen to your spirit that gives your heart life our LORD.


    Sin is Sin no matter how you (twist it, alter or distort the TRUTH). Live by our Lord’s Words go to Heaven not Hell with Satan the Devil.
    The Wicked that will soon be in Hell, will try to tell you sin is good just like the Devil did to Eve then Eve to Adam.

    Vladimir Putin no more somking in Russian cities bad for everyones Health, obama America its ok to smoke Drugs POT helps you go to hell faster.
    Vladimir Putin Gay is against the LAW GOD's Law, obama Gay is ok with SATAN sin is ok, come join me soon to be in HELL.
    Vladimir Putin killing Christian against the Law, obama Christians under attack and being slaughtered by Muslim and Satan sorry obama goes to play golf.

    Suit over U.S. California Pomona college Student Nicholas George (Stop For Arabic Flashcards tossed),
    Satan new home sorry Americans OUR White House dose not want you to know
    or see what a few words look like in Arabic. Nicholas George's RIGHTS VIOLATED WHY?

    "AGAINST ALL ODDS", and "WHITE HOUSE AGAINST ALL CHRISTIANS" sorry its
    "WHITE HOUSE DOWN" Actor James Howard Woods said (obama " He's the gift from hell")
    "WHITE HOUSE AGAINST ALL CHRISTIANS" is real life on going.

    Why Is Obama in a rush to start the War of Armageddon?
    Why did Obama try to give 20 of OUR F-16 Fighter Jets to Egypt?
    Why is he still trying to send more weapons and OUR USA tax dollars to the Middle East?

    Read Below and you will see clearly WHY.



    ACTS OF TREASON

    The United States of America Leader obama goes and plays golf again as CHRISTIANS are being slaughtered by Muslim every December 25
    in Christian Churches on Earth... Dec 2013

    Federal Judge said obama letting Drug cartel go free out of jail is a sin and helping the wicked Obama... Dec 2013

    Federal Judge said making Christians sin or be fined by Satan is unconstitutional... Nov 2013



    This is not ObamaCare regulations it is realy SatanCare control over all Christians... All Christian Churches on Earth. Less then
    1% of Americans support "SatanCare - ObamaCare" CLEARLY NOT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!

    ("THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS THE LAW OF THE LAND") no more Dictatorship obama Jan 28 , 2014 STATE OF THE UNION address or ("Butter Up the Lost Address")
    obama I have the final say in your Government, not the will of the people will be done no more. 2014 STATE OF THE UNION address,
    no (SOVEREIGN STATE NO MORE) ADDRESS.
    Our White House is being run by CON-ARTISTs TO DEFRAUD MORE AMERICANS TRU MORE TAXES.



    In Egypt, Egypt Christians under attack and being slaughtered by Muslim and Satan sorry obama goes to play golf on
    Martha's Vineyard six rounds of it... White House

    Is Satan and obama one or is Satan just got control of him, can obama realy be that lost and still say he is smart enough to lead
    the NATION THAT STANDS UNITED IN GOD WE TRUST.

    The World Needs Now More Than Ever Leaders That Live And Lead By Our LORD's Word.

    The World's Once LARGEST ECONOMIC ENGINE comes to an end and our leaders did almost nothing why?
    20,000 + Homeless Residents Living on the street of Detroit, Mi clearly see your change they voted for you Obama.



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