Skip to comments.Don't listen to Obama's Ukraine critics: he's not 'losing' – and it's not his fight
Posted on 03/03/2014 11:00:48 AM PST by tcrlaf
In the days since Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into the Crimea, it has been amateur hour back in Washington.
I dont mean Barack Obama. Hes doing pretty much everything he can, with what are a very limited set of policy options at his disposal. No, Im talking about the people who wont stop weighing in on Obamas lack of action in the Ukraine. Indeed, the sea of foreign policy punditry already shark-infested has reached new lows in fear-mongering, exaggerated doom-saying and a stunning inability to place global events in any rational historical context.
This would be a useful moment for Americans to have informed reporters, scholars and leaders explaining a crisis rapidly unfolding half a world away. Instead, weve already got all the usual suspect arguments:
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
Obama is looking like an idiot right now, so the sycophants are feeling butt-hurt, and are already starting the "WHAT DOES IT MATTER!!!" bs to bail Obama out.
(Oh... If you think this really does matter, you must be a racist that hates the idea of a black president!)
obozo’s sure as hell losing if he doesn’t want Russia in Ukraine.
Bush II stopped Putin in his tracks from invading Georgia and without firing a shot.
Obama as a leader of the free world is a joke.
Obama’s weakness emboldened Putin. Lie your way out of that, Guardian.
Well, Obama really wanted Russia to take over Crimea and possibly all of Ukraine all along. He cleverly pretended to want the opposite, and Putin fell right into his trap. Genius I tell you... total genius.
Delusional, amazingly delusional.
The British commies are circling Obama’s wagons quicker than his own sycophants here!
They are working on it as we type.
He’s Obama’s something-or-other boy - of that I have no doubt.
I really can’t say he’s totally wrong, as far as the Crimea is concerned.
In and of itself, the Crimea isn’t really worth taking action....It’s more about what Putin would do next.
Kind of like the Nazis marching into the Saar and Rhineland.......At the time, most felt the Germans were just taking back what was rightfully theirs’, and it wasn’t a big deal.
Of course that led Hitler to ‘up the ante’, then you got Austria, the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, then Poland........
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They why is he trying to talk tough and make threats when both he and Putin know there's nothing he will do about it?
“Don’t be fooled by that incompetence you see. It’s on purpose.”
this guy has Kool-aide on his knee pads.
So last week while Putin was rolling the tanks, Obama was pitching minimum wage, Kerry was saying climate change is our greatest security threat, and Hagel was dismantling the Army.
The 3 Stooges are running American foreign policy.
I will stipulate that Obama can do nothing to stop Putin at this point.
But the fact that he can do nothing to stop Putin is entirely his own fault.
Words MATTER. Actions MATTER. From the time a president takes office, everything he does and says contributes to his reputation on the world stage - and reputation MATTERS.
On the world stage, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama has built himself a reputation as a weak, ignorant, foolish, ineffectual, know-it-all little brat.
Mr. Obama (and unfortunately the rest of the United States) is currently reaping in accord with the reputation he has sown; and his pea-brained, sycophantic, hopey-o-change-a-lot apologists in the media are coming unglued as it becomes more and more apparent exactly how much damage he has done to our country, and to the world.
“he’s not ‘losing’ and it’s not his fight”
This is what happens when newspeak divides by Zero.
The Sudetenland was never part of Germany. It was part of Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
The Crimea has been Russian (and still is, demographically) since around 1783.
True. Some have compared this to Hitler taking the Sudetenland, which I believe is the incorrect analogy, the Rhineland is a more fitting one.
There isn’t much to be accomplished by Ukraine trying to fight the Russian Military toe to toe. But if I had been the guy in charge, as soon as I knew what Putin was up to, I would have unleashed all the military assets at my command to destroy the oil and gas assets in Crimea and made ports unusable. I wonder what the pajama boy at the UK Guardian would have said to THAT!
Twenty years on, and the left still can’t pull its lips off the rotting buttocks of the Soviet Union.
Missing from this analysis about how Obama should respond is why Obama should respond. After all, the US has few strategic interests in the former Soviet Union and little ability to affect Russian decision-making.
The "Chamberlain" gambit.
OBAMA JUST NOW:
“Putin is on the wrong side of history.”
He really does think everyone not him is fugging stupid.
And Texas has been a part of Mexico and ethnically still is, right?
I’ve decided to recycle a bit of liberal cant from Gulf War I: 0bama’s weakness “gave the green light to invasion.” But yeah, it’s pretty clear that the talking points are out and the MSM are circling the wagons. It’s actually pretty funny.
Actually, the problem isn’t that Obama isn’t doing anything.
It’s that he’s threatened serious consequences and most likely has no intention of following through, and most people know it. The bad guys certainly know it.
If you’re not prepared to be tough, just don’t comment.
I doubt most Americans would want to much as one US soldier to sprain a pinky over this. Whether that’s wise or not, I can’t say. But I don’t think there’s a groundswell for decisive action.
So simply don’t talk like you’re ready to get tough.
I suspect the kenyan or his people fomented the rebellion as part of their worldwide national destabilization efforts. I don’t think he can be faulted for “lack of action.” It were better did he not take any action at all.
There isn’t an anti-Semitic bone in my body. In fact, my Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of The Holy Trinity is a Jew. But the moment I began to read that bootlicking tripe I said to myself, “This had to have been written by a backslid, reprobate Jew. That sniveling little twerp isn’t qualified to walk on the same ground as the likes of Benyamin Netanyahu.....a REAL Jew!
results are on display
No, he’s his mother................
Ukraine, however, is a different matter. The Ukrainians still remember the Holodomor, and want no part of Russia.
The libs will spin this as Obama’s ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ moment................
Revelation 13 describes a beast which has multiple heads, which will arise in the last days, and one of the heads has a deadly wound that is healed, and the beast goes on to mislead the masses and wreak havoc.
When the USSR was broken up back in the 90s, I wondered if that might be the “deadly wound” to Russia, one of the heads of a beastly group out to destroy Israel. And now Putin’s apparent progress toward the reconstitution of much of the former USSR, is, to my mind, the beginning of the healing of that deadly wound. (Just putting some thoughts out in the open).
After destroying America;s economy, our military and our standing in the world the only options he has left is pink lines and fairy dust. And he's using both liberally.
FUBO and the pink unicorn you rode in on.
That's a guy.