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The Boneless Wonder Works Magic in Ukraine ^ | March 1, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 03/01/2014 7:23:45 AM PST by Kaslin

It took a while for me to figure out how Obama kept drawing red lines that other countries wouldn’t respect.

But now it all seems clear to me: Obama’s using all of the government’s supply of the color red on the deficit. Hence there’s no red left for the lines he draws in foreign policy.

As reports continue to circulate of armed gunman taking over public property in Ukraine-- gunmen that are likely under the control of the Russian government-- another of Obama’s red lines that wasn’t has been crossed.

“Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament building in Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag,” says our own NightWatch. "Reports on the number of men ranged from 60 to 120. Police made no move to remove them.”

This has been followed up by seizure of airports in Crimea. Crimea, a peninsula that juts out into the Black Sea and therefore affords Russia some access to the Mediterranean, is supposedly an independent republic that’s part of Ukraine.

“This crisis affords President Putin and Russia the best opportunity since the collapse of the Soviet Union for recovering control of Crimea,” concludes NightWatch.

You might remember that Russia engineered the same type of coup in the Republic of Georgia in 2008 when they essentially annexed parts of Georgia known as South Ossetia and Abkhazia as a result of a 5-day war after a Russian invasion.

We'll call that war the first manifestation of the Obama Wars that have broken out in the wake of his weakness, er, election.

Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, South Ossetia and Ukraine. I don't know what dictators would do without ethnic minorities.

Mexico anyone?

I’m not saying that Obama is a coward, but if Caesar crossed the Rubicon while Obama was in Rome, the One would schedule a tee time.

Obama wanted to be remembered for something “big” that he accomplished.

Losing the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe certainly qualifies.

Chamberlain was duped by Hitler at Munich, but he was a fool; Roosevelt was gulled by Stalin at Yalta, but FDR, by then, was a sick old man; Truman was taken in at Potsdam, but he eventually saw through ruse and stood up to the old, evil empire.

That’s because Harry Truman, farmer, failed businessman, and volunteer soldier had the capacity to grow in a way that elitists Chamberlain and Roosevelt did not.

Today you can measure someone’s establishment credentials by their inability to embrace new realities, in the same way you used to be able to measure someone’s counter culture affinities by hair and clothes.

You can take the measure of the man Obama by his inability to grow.

He really is the head of the new elite in this country.

As I have said elsewhere: In part, Obama’s troubles stem from the rigidity of his broken ideas. They admit of no compromise here at home.

And no backbone anywhere else.

Egypt, Libya—in fact almost all of North Africa-- Sudan, Mali, Syria, Georgia, and now Ukraine are all a part of Obama’s Wars. Renewed fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan too are part of the bitter legacy of Obama’s Wars.

While Obama picks on the Catholic Church, doctors, patients, the Tea Party, coal miners, truckers, banks and small businesses here at home, a great gouge has been ripped through the globe from the Atlantic to the Black Sea by Obama’s Wars.

It's appeasement, buffet style, all you can eat, one fixed price: Our freedom. Or someone else's. Either way.

William Manchester relates in his epic biography of Winston Churchill that prime minster Ramsay McDonald, a great architect of appeasement, had stopped speaking with Churchill: “Winston had called him ‘the boneless wonder,’ the ‘greatest living master of falling without hurting himself,’ and the man who possessed ‘the gift of compressing the largest numbers of words into the small amount of thought.’”

And it’s the thoughtlessness that’s so maddening about Obama, who like Ramsay McDonald, is the first head of government for his country's labor party.

Because some men will pay for Obama's heedless weakness.

And the red that is spilled won’t just be confined to the ink here at home, but already includes blood spilled abroad as well.

TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia

1 posted on 03/01/2014 7:23:45 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Gov. Palin foresaw this a long time ago, but
was mocked by the GOP and the DNC and Obama.

Just like when she foresaw DEATHPANELs in

Any apology yet to her from the GOP?

2 posted on 03/01/2014 7:26:43 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Kaslin

His EOs don’t work in the Ukraine...

3 posted on 03/01/2014 7:27:32 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

I think his lines are Pink, not red.

4 posted on 03/01/2014 7:30:05 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: 2banana

What? The Russians didn’t listen to him? Next thing Obama will accuse them of being racist or homophobes, that will certainly rock them on their heels! The Russians probably think Americans are all a bunch of loose wristed fags by now that won’t raise a finger. Good thing Obama plans to cut the military back to pre-WWII levels, that will show the Russians how serious we are about paying for our socialism.

5 posted on 03/01/2014 7:33:51 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Kaslin


6 posted on 03/01/2014 7:38:40 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Kaslin

Confusion for the little islamist.

7 posted on 03/01/2014 7:41:57 AM PST by onedoug
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To: broken_arrow1

They just can’t deal with a black man in the White House.

8 posted on 03/01/2014 7:51:54 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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1st Quarter FReepathon

Less than $5.4k to go!!
We can do this.

9 posted on 03/01/2014 8:27:08 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Kaslin

The media also deserves some scorn for the way it’s covered the Ukraine debacle.

Just a week ago, the most heroic individuals in the world, according to the media which was blasting fiery images of Ukrainian cities around the world 24/7, were the Ukrainian freedom fighters, while the greatest villain in the world was the current Ukrainian president who was a puppet of the Russians. What passion the media showed on behalf of Freedom in the Ukraine.

But we now realize that was all a lie. If the media truly cared about freedom in the Ukraine they would be even more passionately angry now about Putin than they were about his former puppet; they would be passionately decrying the Russian invasion of the Ukraine 24/7; and they would be thoroughly and vocally disgusted at Barack Obama for abandoning the whole Ukrainian issue with a laughably weak threat to Putin read hurriedly off a teleprompter on his way to Happy Hour.

But where’s the outrage? Nowhere to be found. The media has proven that it doesn’t care about anything having to do with making the world safe for democracy, as they pretended to when the Ukrainian protestors were dying in Kiev; all they care about is making the airwaves and newspapers safe for Obama to do and say whatever he wants to, no matter how despicable and dangerous for America.

So we are likely to hear less and less about the Ukraine and the further adventures of Vladimir Putin because such things make Obama look bad.

10 posted on 03/01/2014 8:34:01 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: 2banana
So, is he saying that Obama is boneless?

Yes. it's true your honor. Obama has no bone.

11 posted on 03/01/2014 9:08:08 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin
But now it all seems clear to me: Obama’s using all of the government’s supply of the color red on the deficit. Hence there’s no red left for the lines he draws in foreign policy.

No, it's worse than that. He wants to diminish the influence of the United States so as to establish ignoring it as a normative behavior.

12 posted on 03/01/2014 9:17:52 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Kaslin

13 posted on 03/01/2014 9:25:33 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Kaslin

All according to Soros’ master plan.....

14 posted on 03/01/2014 9:26:46 AM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: matthew fuller

It could not be more clear. And we cannot forget the red blood spilled for nothing at this point in Afghanistan and Iraq—and it’s only for nothing because of the spineless wretch we have as our “leader.” What a tragedy for all our fallen and their families. Now they are first in line to feel the wrath of our growing financial instability, simply because they are ordered to be apolitical. Who will fight for them?

15 posted on 03/01/2014 9:58:20 AM PST by binreadin
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To: Iron Munro

Can’t lose what you never had.

16 posted on 03/01/2014 10:04:25 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Diogenesis

You mean HillaryCare don’t you?

17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:05:52 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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