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The Outlines of the Monster
Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 5/29/2014 | Richard Fernandez

Posted on 05/30/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT by mojito

....The ulcers of the Obama years are now festering. The menaces, once so vague, are taking on a definite shape. America may potentially face severe security challenges in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Poland, Baltics), Southwest Asia (Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan), the Middle East (Syria, Yemen, Iraq), North Africa (Libya, Egypt, Sub-sahara) and East Asia (South China Sea, North Korea, Taiwan and Japan). All of these hotspots are simmering, though none as yet have blown up into an severe international crisis.

But in each of these theaters the design margin is ebbing away. The potential for danger in each of them is growing and in time they will flow into each other. For American resources that must rush to meet one of them cannot also meet the other. Once the trouble starts in one place, the bad actors in other places will seize their chance for mischief.

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How long before the crisis breaks? How long before something comes along he can’t run away from or fob off with a speech? No one can say. The calm may last indefinitely, or it may shatter tomorrow. Events are no longer in the hands of Obama, but drifting on the winds of chance. The ball is rattling round the roulette wheel of history. Round and round it goes. Where it stops nobody knows. We’ve glimpsed the face of the monster in the woods. All we have to do now is hope he doesn’t come our way.

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: obama; westpointspeech
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1 posted on 05/30/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
... and the writer didn't even touch on China vs the rest of asia.

A lot of people are gonna die in conflicts cleaning up Obama's messes.

All I can say is I hope Obama's constituents will make sacrifices commensurate with those Americans who have not benefited as handsomely from his domestic policies, yet who always seem to be there when their country calls.

2 posted on 05/30/2014 12:07:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mojito
One good Obama speech will make all these "problems" go away.

A few paragraphs starting with: "Let me be clear...", and "There are some that say that our only choice is..." will fix these minor nuisances faster than you can say "Koch Brothers".

3 posted on 05/30/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: mojito

Bush’s fault... LOL! :)


4 posted on 05/30/2014 12:24:12 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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O-zilla has run over this country, devastating it and is not nearly done yet


5 posted on 05/30/2014 12:25:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Dagnabitt

And don’t forget The One’s secret weapon....HASHTAGS! The dreaded Hashtags. It’s enough to make Putin giggle.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 12:49:53 PM PDT by Clioman
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7 posted on 05/30/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Gosh, things are going so well with the best and brightest Democrats running things.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 1:52:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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And the reality is so much worse then this author even realizes.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 2:12:38 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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