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Putin the Peacemaker?
Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Steve Deace

Posted on 09/14/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

In the geo-political game of “Survivor” the former KGB agent pretending to be president has out-witted, out-lasted, and out-played the former community organizer pretending to be president.

As a result, the end-game of President Obama’s latest foreign policy folly is to allow the world’s most sophisticated gangster, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, to go legit and perhaps bring his nation mired in a thugocracy since the fall of the Soviet Union back to global relevancy.

The Left has complained for more than a decade that it wasn’t fair for the United States to be the world’s lone superpower. Apparently they decided to finally do something about it.

It is Putin, every bit as morally flawed as Obama, who has finally been able to do what John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, and the “leadership” of the so-called opposition have either been unable or unwilling to do throughout two presidential campaigns and years of the worst recovery in American history—make Obama cry uncle.

It is Putin who has capitalized on the American people’s lack of trust for Obama’s leadership, not the Republican Party. If it were up to the leadership of the Republican Party, we’d still be plotting how to salvage Obama’s credibility by getting involved in a Syrian civil war between an Arab thugocracy and Jihadists. But the American people would have none of it, so now not even the Democrats are fully on board with Obama’s attempt to drag us into World War Syria.

It is Putin – who recently cast aside the bride of his youth for a trophy wife – that is perceived to be fighting back against those peddling moral depravity as the new normal, even refusing to permit homosexual propaganda in his schools. But does anybody really believe a dictator that presides over a nation of 700,000 divorces per year, has 30% more abortions than live births, and consumes $25 billion worth of pornography every year really cares about family values?

It is Putin who is assisting Iran, likely the leading terrorist state in the world, with its nuclear weapons program while promising to be Syria’s chemical weapons babysitter.

Let’s see…peace through strength, respecting the will of the people, traditional moral values…where have I heard all this before?

Putin has co-opted the American Exceptionalism playbook the Obama Regime’s army of progressives detests and has successfully turned it against us. And it’s all made possible by the disdain our ruling class elites in both major political parties have for the values, virtues, and traditions that made this the greatest country on Earth.

Putin has co-opted the very talking points we used to diminish the former Soviet Union he once served into a hot mess run by mobsters—with Putin himself serving as its dysfunctional Don Corleone. And he’s using the talking points that once made us the greatest nation on Earth, which our ruling class no longer believes, to reassert Russia’s dominance in the world again. He’s even channeling Thomas Jefferson in The New York Times: “We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

Using your opponent’s strengths against him is a classic chess move, and Putin is playing chess while our elites that support the Muslim Brotherhood and our “unbelievably small” attack strategy aren’t even playing checkers. They’re playing Sorry, which is exactly what they are.

Putin is no hero. He’s an opportunist. At best he can be an untrustworthy temporary ally when there’s mutual self-interest. Make no mistake, raising his global prestige and influence is a bad idea. But that’s nothing new for an administration well-versed in leading from behind. When it’s all said and done, the sum total of the Obama era will be a stronger China, a stronger Muslim Brotherhood, now a stronger Russia, and a weaker United States.

But what do you expect from a president who touts the “holy Qur’an” in his first major foreign policy speech, believes the federal government has the power to make you do things that violate your moral conscience, uses the military to crack down on the worldview that founded the country, and counts the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda among his allies.

When Putin is the man on the white horse riding in to save the day, it’s probably time to start looking for the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/14/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Have you read any of the Pravda articles about this subject? Ouch!


2 posted on 09/14/2013 9:30:39 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Kaslin

Call it what you will, he’s just doing the minimum.

If Russia has political and economic ties there, and chemical weapons are the casus belli, then the next logical step is to propose that the chemical weapons be set aside so there is no question that the Syrian government is not using them.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Kaslin
...the former KGB agent pretending to be president has out-witted, out-lasted, and out-played the former community organizer pretending to be president.
Vlad 'The Impaler' ;-), was playing 3-Dimensional Chess against Man-Boy Barry who can't even win playing Candy Land.

(Next year they may allow Barry to try playing Chutes and Ladders)

4 posted on 09/14/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Kaslin

This has been a huge strategic victory for Russia and Iran. There are not enough fig leafs in the world to cover Obama’s naked, vile ineptness.


5 posted on 09/14/2013 9:38:58 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Kaslin

New world order desperately keeps trying to make this about Putin.

Whip up the conservative base, remembering the glory days of the cold war, to somehow.... [utterly enormous and idiotic leap of the imagination]... start making Syria about...

opposing Russia ?

??????????????? What ??????????????

No, I won’t back bombing of Syria because I’m “supposed” to “not like” Russia.

The cold war is over.

All the billions and billions and billions and billions and billions of tax dollars are spent.

Not paid back, mind you, but spent.

On submarines, missiles, computers, etc., etc., etc., etc.

For a war that never happened.

Now we need to spend on the “war on terror”. Ooooooooooo.... sounds ominous.

What a load of cr@p.

Once again, SSPPPPEEEENNNDDDDD money that the taxpayer has not even paid in taxes yet.

Our government is $17 trillion in debt.

And our government still refuses to print money - it keeps borrowing it from the official quasi-trans-national banking cartel.

Thanks, government.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 9:39:49 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Kaslin

Putin is a thug but so is Obama.

Of the two, which one has done more damage to America and Americans?

It’s not even close race - Obama wins by a few lightyears.

We can enjoy watching Putin trimming Obama’s feathers without losing track of the fact Putin is not our friend.

But Putin has a quality that Obama does not
Putin is a patriot, loyal to his own country and its citizens.

That is something that cannot be said of Obama.
In fact, what work Obama manages to fit in between vacations and golf outings is all dedicated to damaging and transforming the USA.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
The money we spent on the Cold War, for the most part, was money well spent.

And pointing out that Syria is Russia's ally is not an "utterly enormous and idiotic leap of the imagination." You might wish it was so . . . but that's something with which you need to struggle.

I don't support a Syrian intervention, either, but it appears that you are tilting at a different windmill altogether.

8 posted on 09/14/2013 9:51:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
My comment:

Whip up the conservative base, remembering the glory days of the cold war, to somehow.... [utterly enormous and idiotic leap of the imagination]... start making Syria about...

is that the excuse for bombing Syria was that the US government was alleging the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

The excuse for bombing Syria was never presented as some kind of generic "opposition" to Russia that was to be carried out by bombing their ally, Syria.

It's not any sort of international law or legitimate in any way to bomb country A because we are generally opposed to their ally, country B.

That would be tantamount to saying we can bomb anyone at our discretion at any time.
9 posted on 09/14/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Kaslin

Putin proved to the world just how dumb and dangerous Obama is and the save Obama at any cost tribe (MSM) is full spin and in over time but it’s of no use.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 10:13:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin
“We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

This is actually a leftist attack by Putin against George W. Bush who said that God told him to invade Iraq and overthrow Putin's socialist comrade Saddam. KGB Putin couldn't save the EVIL EMPIRE he loyally served so he is desperate to save the Baath Socialism which the Soviet Union set up in Syria.

11 posted on 09/14/2013 8:27:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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