Skip to comments.Putin Smashes Washington’s Cocoon
Posted on 03/02/2014 10:43:15 AM PST by mojito
A Politico report calls it a crisis that no one anticipated. The Daily Beast, reporting on Fridays US intelligence assessment that Vladimir Putins military would not invade Ukraine, quotes a Senate aide claiming that no one really saw this kind of thing coming.
Op-eds from all over the legacy press this week helped explained why. Through the rose tinted lenses of a media community deeply convinced that President Obama and his dovish team are the masters of foreign relations, nothing poor Putin did could possibly derail the stately progress of our genius president. There were, we were told, lots of reasons not to worry about Ukraine. War is too costly for Russias weak economy. Trade would suffer, the ruble would take a hit....Headlines like Why Russia Wont Invade Ukraine, No, Russia Will Not Intervene in Ukraine, and 5 Reasons for Everyone to Calm Down About Crimea werent hard to find in our most eminent publications.
Nobody...is infallible about the future. Giving the public your best thoughts about where things are headed is all a poor pundit (or government analyst) can do. But this massive intellectual breakdown has a lot to do with a common American mindset that is especially built into our intellectual and chattering classes. Well educated, successful and reasonably liberal minded Americans find it very hard to believe that other people actually see the world in different ways.
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Sarah Palin anticipated it and was derided for it by the”legacy” press.
She doesn't count. She's a hick. She didn't go to Yale. She's a tea-bagger. And she has a funny accent.
Soetoro is clearly over his head. The boy is a dunce.
The President Of The United States is elected by the people of The United States to oversee The Executive Branch. If our intelligence agencies could be so wrong on this after the other intelligence disasters (Benghazi, Boston, etc...) then it means that our President is incompetent. The Democrats elected this incompetent into office. The Democrats are responsible for this.
We all know owebama is not a genius. He’s not even very garden variety smart. He IS a malignant narcissist. His handlers are grossly incompetent as well. john f’n Kerry as secretary of state? Puhlease!
As soon as the pro-russkie president of Ukraine got thrown out I knew that vlad was going to invade. The russkies don’t think like the metrosexuals in fedgov. They wrongly believe that they are SO smart that everyone should behave like they tell them to. This happens with every demoncrat regime and this one is much worse than all of the previous ones.
The folks in Washington would see a lot more if they just pulled their head out...
So, what exactly is the NSA listening in on? It sure isn't the Kremlin.
Didn’t Putin say something to the effect that the breaking up of the Soviet Union was one of the worst things that’s happened in the world in the last 100 years? Having said that, isn’t it reasonable to assume Putin would jump at a chance to re-cobble the old Soviet empire? I’m not surprised in the least.
Kerry had harsh words for Putin this morning - he said Putin won’t be invited to any A-List parties if he keeps this up.
Putin was damaged. He laughed so hard he fell on the floor...
Yep, Putin’s playing chess - we’re playing marbles.
They aren't invading, they're waltzing into their open arms.
Mead has nailed it.
The world views the Obama administration as an old time Minstrel Show........ a laugh a minute
“Official” Washington, meaning the media as well, are ignorant of what has happened to United States foreign policy to a degree hasn’t been seen since their British counterparts wrote the “Peace In Our Time” headline for Neville Chamberlain.
Apply this insight it to many here, even if they aren't educated, successful or reasonably minded.
Putin was probably involved in the initial uprising to pave the way for his intervention. Another ‘manufactured crisis’ requiring a remedy. Saul Alinsky 101. Barry endorses the spread of communism.
Methinks ZERO playing checkers. . . . And he will crap all over the board then strut around and claim victory.