Skip to comments.5 Reasons Putin Thinks He Can Outplay Obama
Posted on 03/03/2014 5:23:47 PM PST by mandaladon
As Russian President Vladimir Putin deploys his military forces to Ukraine, the Obama administration continues to wonder just what the benighted dictator is thinking. Understanding that the best strategy for countering military action is undoubtedly faculty lounge-style condescension, the Obama administration has responded with its full array of resources: scorn, sneering, and bemusement.
On Monday, President Obama announced that Russia was on the wrong side of history, adding that the actions of the Kremlin violate international law. His Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated on Sunday, You just dont in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country. National Security Advisor Susan Rice stated, Its in nobodys interest to see violence return and the situation escalate. When questioned by NBCs David Gregory whether Putin might in fact see the global situation in a Cold War context, Rice shot back, He may, but if he does, thats a pretty dated perspective. To prove just how dated that perspective was, the United States announced on Monday that it would not be sending a presidential delegation to the Paralympics in Sochi, a move that will undoubtedly give Putin the chills.
Meanwhile, the tanks roll through the Crimea.
So, why exactly does Putin think he can get away with rolling tanks into Crimea without serious American response? History.
The Reset Button. In 2008, Putins Russia invaded neighboring Georgia after Georgia threatened military action against one of its provinces, the disputed territory of Abkhazia. Russia quickly poured troops into Abkhazia, and the United States responded with tepid language asking Russia to reconsider some provocative steps. Meanwhile, Russia began placing more and more troops in South Ossetia, another disputed territory under the control of Georgia.
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reason #1 : Obama is a pussy
Thinks? He knows.
and to think Kerry ran for President? Russia is laughing at him.
Reason #2: obama is an incompetent leftists like jimmy carter and we saw what the russians did to carter in the late 70’s....
Yeah it Rocky IV all over again
The last time a Russian treated a black American this way, Apollo Creed died.
Putin is a chess player.
Øbama is a duffer.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Thinks? THINKS? Putin already HAS outplayed Obama!
Everybody was completely blindsided by that Russian flag flying over the Crimean parliament. “Possession is 9/10ths of the law” and Putin got it before the Obama even had an intelligence briefing about it to skip.
Putin is just doing to Obama what Obama is doing to Congress.
From fiction to fact, history repeats itself.
How weak is the GOP (Boehner and McConnell) when one considers the fact that Obama has out played them as much as Putin is out playing Obama?
As I said in another thread—
It needs to be pointed out that, as weak as Obama’s response to Russia invading the Ukraine, the similarities of the Republican’s response to Obama’s “invasion” of the Constitution is just as weak. I saw Lindsey Graham on Fox this morning making hay over Obama’s weakness. Lindsey,(and the rest of the GOP) this is how we feel when we look at you and your weakness while we watch Obama ravage our county and Constitution. Mean while you keep sending strongly worded letters.
1) because he can
2) because he can
3) because he can
4) because he can
5) because he can
As seen today:
Putin’s playing chess; we’re playing marbles.
My 12 y.o. daughter could easily beat Hillary, John Kerry and Barack Obama at Risk.
But then again, that’s nothing to brag about.
A chicken could out play Obama, which is hands down the dumbest person to ever hold the office.
Because he can. Easily.
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Heck, an outhouse could outplay Obama.
I liked that line so much I just had to repeat it. It may percolate into MSM brains that they're being laughed at too. It won't change anything but it's kind of fun to watch.
Yeah you got the point there LOL!
A Communist practitioner will trounce a Marxist dreamer every trip of the train.
In this case the traditional retort of "you are what you eat" doesn't seem to work. Bath House Barry IS a pussy, and less.
Let’s talk a little about the White House violations of the international laws:
Obama’s drone program violates international law. Blind shootings kill numerous civilians, fact completely ignored by Obama. In the vast majority of strikes, the target, any accidental deaths and information about whether a strike was successful are not disclosed.
The international law on war states: all of the relevant precautions have to be taken to make sure that civilians are not killed, in accordance with the relevant international rules.
The long list of the countries where United States intervened to overthrow democratically elected governments - Guatemala, Iran, Congo, Chile - to train and arm insurgencies - Nicaragua, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan in 1980 - and to launch aggressive wars - Afghanistan in 2001, Iraq in 2003, Bosnia, Serbia, Libya.
The Geneva Conventions points out that there should not be wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages in a war.
This rule was ignored by the US military in Serbia, where they bombed bridges, factories, water facilities, hospitals, accidentally killed many refugees, destroyed passenger trains with Serb civilians, bombed apartment blocks, the deliberate bombing of China Embassy, the TV station in Belgrade, where hundreds of reporters, journalists and technicians worked, had the embarrassment of a stray missile even hitting Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, about 40 miles from Kosovo’s border.
The same thing happened in Iraq, where dozens of thousands civilians were killed and civilian facilities destroyed.
The U.S. presidents think that they can simply dictating the laws that others must obey, with latitude to violate the law themselves when finding it necessary.
Russia hasn’t done to Ukraine a 0.00000000001% of what the US did to Serbia, but Obama dares accuse it of “violaton of the international law”. Such brazen hypocrisy is simply UNBEARABLE.
That is a great line. It accurately characterizes the way 0bama handles everything. He’s a one trick pony.
“Putins playing chess; were playing marbles.”
With all due respect, Putin is not playing chess. He is playing a role that is somewhere between mafia don, totalitarian dictator, and KGB chief. You can bet good money that this move on the Crimea has been planned for a long time, and the protests and unrest were fueled and manipulated to allow this intervention. Putin is Stalin, or Hitler, with a better press agent.
Let's set the record straight on that: During the night of 7 to 8 August 2008, Georgia launched a large-scale military offensive against South Ossetia, in an attempt to reclaim the territory. Georgia successfully captured most of Tskhinvali within hours. Russia reacted by deploying units of the Russian 58th Army and Russian Airborne Troops into South Ossetia one day later, and launched airstrikes against Georgian forces in South Ossetia. Russian and Ossetian forces battled Georgian forces throughout South Ossetia for four days. On 9 August, Russian naval forces blockaded a part of the Georgian coast and landed marines on the Abkhaz coast. The Georgian Navy attempted to intervene, but was defeated.
After five days of heavy fighting in South Ossetia, the Georgian forces retreated, enabling the Russians to enter uncontested Georgia and temporarily occupy the cities of Poti and Gori. The parties reached a preliminary ceasefire agreement on 12 August, signed by Georgia on 15 August in Tbilisi and by Russia on 16 August in Moscow. Several weeks after signing the ceasefire agreement, Russia began pulling most of its troops out.
I’m still not sure why we care about the Ukraine.
Obama warned him.
“scorn, sneering, and bemusement”
He was trained for the first two by his husband Michelle. The third must be his own.
Obama. Obama. Obama. Obama.
Oh - and Obama.
There are really only two reasons and Obama lacks the pair of them.
Obama’s on Purin’s side. Always has been.
“this move on the Crimea has been planned for a long time”
After the dismemberment of the Soviet Union by Gorbatche in 1991, Russia never accepted the loss of Crimea, which was Russian territory since 1774, and rightly theirs. The fact that the Ukrainian-born Krustchev attached it to Ukraine in 1954 was ignored until 1991, because it was someting formal, on paper only, Russia and Ukraine being both part of the USSR.
Crimean consider themselves Russian at 80% of the population. Since 1992 Russia wants to reintegrate it (very strategic territory with the only Russian ports which don’t freeze in wintertime). Putin couldn’t miss the occasion to do it. The situation in Ukraine opened the way to him.
“...John Kerry, stated on Sunday, You just dont in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country.
When I read that line, I had to check the bylines at the top of the post to make sure this wasn’t a satire article. Kerry sounds like the old “Valley Girl”: “Ooohh! That’s just sooo 19th Century! I mean... really!”
Well, he is what he eats, too...
I will admit under pressure that I checked the byline too. Yep. He really did say that. Wow.
“I’ll take ‘because he can’ for $1,000, Alex”
Because Barry believes fighting is violent and all matters should be resolved at the US Treasury.
“Since 1992 Russia wants to reintegrate it (very strategic territory with the only Russian ports which dont freeze in wintertime).”
This has been talked about for awhile now, but we still got caught unprepared.
Putin single handily kept American troops out of Syria while barely adding effort to it. He made obama look like a fool. Now he will make obama look like a punk. Make no mistake however, it is obama he has no fear of. “US” on the other hand; he will back down quickly once we put leadership back in the White House.
Putin is running circles around big “O”. Big “O” people think that reducing froces to special forces units is the
way to go. Putin figures to use large forces of troops and
tanks.Guess who wins! (superior force wins every time)
This has been talked about for the last 23 years.
How to read a Kerry declaration in historical perspective:
You just dont in the
21st 20th century (1999) behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country (Serbia) on completely trumped up pretext, Kerry said. It is really a stunning, wilful choice by President Putin Clinton to invade another country. Russia America is in violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine Serbia. Russia The United States is are in violation of its their international obligations.
Putin isn’t a Mafia Don—The Mafia has principles. He’s a lot more like Czar Ivan the Terrible. He’s on a mission from god to unite all the Russian Orthodox people under his two headed eagle. As for outplaying Obama, its not even close. if we tangle with Russia we may end up losing Alaska—as long as Obama is in charge. China is on his side, Geemany needs his gas, England wants his business, and the USA needs him for bases to re-supply Afganistan—and send our guys into space. With reduced military—interal problems—Obamacare.