Skip to comments.Crisis in Ukraine: As Russia surges, is US still a 'superpower'?
Posted on 03/03/2014 6:55:27 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
As the fast-moving crisis in Ukraine shows no sign of winding down, the United States frequently dubbed the lone remaining superpower since the Soviet Union fragmented and fell finds its place in the world questioned and perhaps tenuous.
Kerry condemns Russia's 'incredible act of aggression' in Ukraine Reuters Kerry to visit Ukraine, military options not U.S. focus Reuters Kerry: Repercussions for Putin 'act of aggression' Associated Press Ukraine leader urges Putin to pull back military Associated Press Mike Rogers: Putin Is Playing Chess, Obama Playing Marbles Huffington Post Put another way, is the two-power cold war heating up again?
More immediately, does the Obama administration have any effective options to influence behavior in Ukraine as Russian military forces surge there, taking over its Crimea region, and amounting to what interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls "a declaration of war?
As hundreds of armed men in trucks and armored vehicles surrounded a Ukrainian military base in Crimea Sunday, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk said, "We are on the brink of disaster.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was the point man for the Obama administration as he made the rounds of the Sunday morning television news programs.
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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters just uttered the Quote of the Week on FNC:
Vladimir Putin is a trained KGB operative. He sizes up people quickly. Putin has Obamas number, and Obamas number is ZERO.
0bama is destroying this Country at warp speed!
Now is a great time to cut our military budget. /sarc
Nope. I don’t think we understand the nature of man. He is a predator. He is not a woman. He will kill you and go sleep well. We have a woman government. It is impotent. It is a joke.
No he isn't. We are this country and we are still here and ready to take up arms.
Obama is an interregnum...a constipational problem on the way to our next leader.
Morally or Militarily?
Not exactly, IMHO. What has happened is that the gaggle of superannuated campus leftists that has driven U.S. foreign policy for the last five years has finally realized that “punishing” the U.S. by reducing the world diplomatic model to that of 1913 has had some unexpected (by them) results: the world has not devolved into a butterflies-and-unicorns peace paradise but has, instead, screwed up its face at the stench of the next aggressive power. They’re scrambling now to blame somebody else, which is the last resort of a failed demagogue before the roof falls in.
Nevillebama is working on Munich II right now.
1) Fight one major war
2) Discourage aggression in another part of the world.
3) Protect the US
Well, we are retreating in Afghanistan and we won't leave troops there. That war is over. We lost the war with the cave dwellers.
We have failed to discourage Russia's invasion of Ukraine -- a country with which we have a treaty stating that we will protect their sovereignty. Putin knows we will do nothing, so he charged right in.
Protecting our homeland? Maybe -- MAYBE -- Obama can handle that one. But our local militia could handle that one -- so long as Obama doesn't disarm the militia.
As it stands, our entire military strategy is a complete shambles.
Yes were still a super power but things have changed.
Our big industry is now lawn care, we’re now populated by Mexicans and assorted 3rd world foreigners, our new national past time is trying not to offend homos and those offended by our flag.
Not even close to a superpower.
It’s a super joke, except it ain’t even remotely funny ;/
We are still as much a superpower, as a sword is sharp edge
However, if one is unwilling to weird such power or cut with the blade you carry, you are at once impotent and not a threat to any aggressors
He will crumble when Putin challenges him.
But Putin knows full-well that Obama is not America. Obama is only the affirmative action part of America...and that part is irrelevant.
America is a core without leaders...which means that our system of selecting our leaders is broken.
Our leaders are still here...just not in plain sight.
Putin knows this. He will not attack us.
If he did attack, all hell would break loose.
Putin knows this.
No. Not as long as a buffoon is a head of state, the once great state...can’t think of the name now.
Obama’s greatest military achievement is the promotion of sodomy. No doubt this is the foreign perspective.
a train full of tanks headed to Moscow
troops on the move in Tatarstan, Russia
Neftekamskneftehim the largest oil refinery in Europe located in Tatarstan, Russia is on fire
We need people to tell it like it is. There’s no time for less.
Thank you Lt. Col. Peters for your service. You’re a true American.
The history books offer no example of a superpower being ruled by a “community organizer(TM)”.
Obama’s upbringing and training were all intended to raise a communist.
As a communist, his mission was to destroy the U.S. constitution, and the U.S. itself. All of that was accomplished from within.
The U.S. still has a chance to recover, but, with people like him and the liberals and socialists in congress, and the liberal “state” press to carry their water, and the dependent society which democrats created, it’s going to be a very rough road back, and we might never make it back.
The USSR was a model for communism, and when the Soviet Empire crumbled, it was a huge disappointment to communists everywhere, including Obama and Alinsky. But, a communist America, or a destroyed America, would never leave their dreams and desires. They knew how to get it done, and we’re witnessing the results, and Obama is celebrating, while making the necessary speeches to deflect any accusations that might point fingers at his real mission.
America was duped, and we have to take that statement that Obama made to Putin last year, just before the election, as a “smoking gun”; and that statement was about how he (Obama) would have more flexibility after the elections. We now know what that statement meant, and both Putin and Obama played us all for fools.
The goal of communists is to create a world that is all communist, and Russia is the leader in that mission, and Obama is going along with it, because, it will be the culmination of his lifelong dream, and that of his mentors.
I wouldn’t say we have a “woman” government. We have a “sissy” government. I’m not a completely devoted blind Palin fan, but I don’t think we’d have a “sissy” government if she was in the white house. I truly do believe she’d be another Thatcher. If John McCain’s not around to screw it up.
What year did the US Senate ratify that treaty, do you remember?
Not under Obama! He wants a post America world.
Obama is a Communist plant that took 47 years to train and put into position.
Not with obama in office. Rather than a “superpower,” we are now officially a “poopersour.”
Power is a combination of hardware and heart.
Good point. Sarah is great but even she would agree we need a man— NOW.
Was that not always his plan?
He is more concerned with disarming law abiding US citizens than standing up to Putin.
Any country that possess enough nukes and have the means to deliver them should be considered a superpower.
It appears your implication is correct. I cannot find that it was even presented to the Senate for ratification.
Looks like another worthless assurance of support from the West to Eastern Europe. The Ukrainians should have remembered Czechoslovakia and Poland, before giving up their nukes.