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Explaining Russia to Obama and His Minions: Obviously He Hasn't Got a Clue
Political Realities ^ | 03/02/14 | Mike Miller

Posted on 03/02/2014 1:43:51 PM PST by LD Jackson

Obama Ukraine

A Western leader cannot look at Russia the same way he would a Western country. It's a huge mistake and Obama is making it!

The lack of any real foreign policy expertise around Obama is really shocking. The White House staff is mostly populated with Obama cronies, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, known for lying about the Benghazi attack, is just a hack. Things are little better at the State Department. What did Hillary Clinton know about foreign policy? At least Sen. John Kerry had many years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but he's jetting around the world telling anyone who will listen that the biggest problem we face is global warming.

To paraphrase Sir Hew Strachan, historian and advisor to the British Military, Obama doesn't have any idea what he is doing. His policies are totally reactionary and there appears to be no hint of any larger design or purpose. But worse than that is Obama's naivete about realpolitik. He seems to think that leaders like Putin are like himself and can be won over by a chat or scared off by some tough talk. These assumptions are not only wrong, but dangerously so as they can lead to the kinds of miscalculations that bring war as a consequence.

One of the best summations that I've read describing what is really going on in Russia comes from Julia Ioffe, a Russian born journalist who now writes for The New Republic. Her latest column "Putin's War in Crimea Could Soon Spread to Eastern Ukraine And nobody—not the U.S., not NATO—can stop him," if you want to understand what is really going on. I'll just summarize with bullet points:

It's a shame that neither Obama nor anyone around him seems to understand these basic points which are on evident display as we watch the dismemberment of Ukraine. But then, I guess everyone around Obama really does believe that global warming is a bigger threat to mankind!


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 03/02/2014 1:43:51 PM PST by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

Maybe if he gives away some “Obamaphones” to the Russians! Or perhaps consult with Beyoncé on what she’d do? Have the IRS audit them? This is all happening because he’s black isn’t it!


2 posted on 03/02/2014 1:50:39 PM PST by albie
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To: LD Jackson

He and his minion are about the dumbest foreign policy idiots I can imagine.

Living in their idiot lala land.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 1:52:26 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LD Jackson

Pope Francis and Obama warned Putin not to invade the Ukraine.

Putin asked, “How many divisions do they have?”

None that they will use, which is all that matters.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 1:53:51 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: LD Jackson

Anyone hear the call for Congress to declare war, start the draft, and get Rosie the Riveter building ships and planes? or is this demos for muscle beach?


5 posted on 03/02/2014 1:55:21 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: LD Jackson

Being able to find one’s butt with one’s hands is a good place to start.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 1:58:52 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ex-snook

Hey, the risk is that if no one stops this asshole, he could nuke the US easily and take us over too because we are too busy picking our noses and talking about stupid lala land crap that doesn’t matter


7 posted on 03/02/2014 1:58:53 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LD Jackson

"I have foreign policy experience having been born
and having grown up in Indonesia, Kenya, and Pakystan."

8 posted on 03/02/2014 1:59:02 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: yldstrk

Please Obama, go golfing. In fact, just go take a Vacation, take Michelle and the kids.....you’ll do more for the country that way.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 2:01:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk

Maybe Jon Carry should go show Putin his cap and his medals.

That’ll scare ‘em off.

Hillary is s hitting the “Reset” button on her bedstand to alert the house staff that she needs another fifth of scotch


10 posted on 03/02/2014 2:05:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: dfwgator

I figure the US has poked its phallus all over the world in the last 20 years. This is just Russia reminding us others can play that game. All this anxiety will come to naught.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 2:06:24 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: albie

"Yeah Vlad, free obamaphone. Naw you don't want to speak with Romney. He suck"

12 posted on 03/02/2014 2:08:44 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DonaldC

Started with our ridiculous incursion into Bosnia and Kosovo to benefit the Wahabists.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 2:08:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk

He may not be as dumb as you think. It all depends on what Obozo’s endgame is for the US.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 2:16:20 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: LD Jackson

Q: Why is Putin invading Ukraine?
A: He wants to restore the Soviet Union!


15 posted on 03/02/2014 2:20:43 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: LD Jackson
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16 posted on 03/02/2014 2:22:59 PM PST by RetSignman
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Less than $2.7k to go!!

Make Today, Day 61 the day!

17 posted on 03/02/2014 2:39:33 PM 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: LD Jackson
Two possibilities:

1) Obama grew up loving and admiring the USSR as a "hero-nation". His mentor (and possible father and pederast groomer) Frank Marshall Davis was steeped in Stalinist thought and longed for the U.S. to be a Communist nation. Perhaps he's doing all he can to help his favorite nation regain status.

or,....

2) Putin and Russia have strongly come out for Christianity and against Sodomy. B. Hussein has no problem with Muslims sorting out their own problems, but when Christians seem to be on the march in any part of the world, this has to rankle Our Fairy Prince. Personally, I think Putin's Christianity is a cynical ploy. I also think that he realizes that after 80 years of Atheistic Communism, the Russian people need Christianity to unify and strengthen his people.

One thing for sure....the biggest difference between Putin and Obama is that Putin loves Russia and its people, while Obama loathes the U.S. and its people.

18 posted on 03/02/2014 2:41:39 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: LD Jackson

It’s above his paygrade.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 2:43:28 PM PST by bgill
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To: LD Jackson

“.....Obama doesn’t have any idea what he is doing.”

He, and those who own him, know exactly what they’re doing. The never let a crisis go to waste.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 3:09:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MuttTheHoople

When Putin was at Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch he answered questions at the high school. One kid asked him about his religious beliefs and he stated that he is an atheist. When did he have a conversion?


21 posted on 03/02/2014 3:13:00 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MuttTheHoople

He also loves power and expansion


22 posted on 03/02/2014 3:21:39 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

What would be the difference between a communist and the near fascist we have in the white house. Both love power but obama is not an expansionist, just a chaos generator.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 3:25:50 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC

crap, I meant “That would be....”


24 posted on 03/02/2014 3:26:23 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC

I don’t know but I don’t want to find out


25 posted on 03/02/2014 3:53:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MuttTheHoople

One thing for sure....the biggest difference between Putin and Obama is that Putin loves Russia and its people, while Obama loathes the U.S. and its people.
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Great statement and I fully agree with you!

Obama and his regime is doing all they can to destroy the US Republic and its traditional ideals. ...People are sitting on their hands because they’ve been brainwashed by all of the PC BS and are afraid of being called racists.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 10:29:12 PM PST by octex
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To: VerySadAmerican

...he stated that he is an atheist. When did he have a conversion?
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Just because that’s his personal belief doesn’t override his recognition that the majority of Russians are religious.

It’s comparable to J F’n Kennedy claiming to be a Catholic, while violating that faith, but recognizing that the majority of Americans were of other religious beliefs.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 10:42:31 PM PST by octex
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To: LD Jackson

He’s got a clue…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFR8DbSRQE

Mano y mano…marxist y marxist


28 posted on 03/03/2014 3:56:48 AM PST by PGalt
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