Skip to comments.Tune out the war party!
Posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
With Vladimir Putins dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here.
Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow.
When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech.
When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash Solidarity, Ronald Reagan refused to put Warsaw in default.
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Too bad the current war hawks don't take the lesson of Reagan's restraint to heart.
It’s like this Ukraine situation is an ensemble play and here comes Pat to play the cantankerous paleo. When will Ron Paul weigh in? Or has he already?
If Ike had taken action in 1956 many of those subsequent aggressions WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED!!
Really? I'm afraid I can't recall any particular calls for U.S. military intervention in any of my usual sources. I'd oppose them myself out of an appreciation for what is militarily feasible in the situation, but I'd need a little help finding them. Thanks in advance.
I stand with Putin on this. The only thing I ask of him is that a referendum is held to “ratify” his taking of Crimea.
We always ask what Reagan would do. Here Buchanan shows Reagan’s history demonstrates calmness and restraint. Too bad too many of our TV talking heads, think tank mouths and grandstanding politicians are demonstrating the restraint of silly hysterical adolescents.
Anyone who is advocating that the United States intervene militarily is disconnected from reality.
Most of them have no idea how to act in serious situations. I, sadly, have more “foreign policy” experience than the whole line-up at MSNBC, for instance. LOL
All I know with any confidence is that, given an opportunity, Øbozo is certain to muck it up.
I don’t trust the international meddlers, Obama and Kerry, not blundering us into war while being cheered on by the war hawks on both sides of the political aisle.
He certainly won’t listen to that suggestion.
This is pretty much on the money. We do not have a stake here. We do not have a side. If the EU wants to pony up and go battle the Bear, they have my blessing, but we need to stay out of it.
Anyone thinking we should go anywhere into the Ukraine militarily is either stands to make money off it or has zero intention of ever serving in that effort.
I may disagree with Pat Buchanan on a few issues, but this isn’t one of them.
I’m not particularly happy about a Russian gangster demonstrating to the rest of the world that he can bugger eastern European countries while the west watches on and wags fingers over Russia’s attitude towards gays. But, that doesn’t mean we have a lot of options left open to us at this point in the game.
We have an economically and militarily impotent EU continuing to be militarily and economically impotent with no signs of changing prior to sweeping Islamic revolution from their quickly expanding and rapidly radicalizing immigrant populations. We have an effeminate and ineffectual nitwit in the oval office that is busy trying to drive a stake through the heart of the American dream. Of course Russia is going to run rough-shod over the world stage, they’d be stupid not to.
Maybe Mr. Obama can threaten to write a sternly worded letter? Maybe we can have a few more transvestite news reporters bitch about how mean Russia is? Sadly those responses would be more rational than throwing blood on the fire, and far more likely than the west engaging in realpolitik and taking serious steps to preserve the economic and military interests of western nations.
EVERYONE in DC needs to step back and twice consider every word before speaking.
I saw a quote from Condelezza Rice concerning the WH deliberations in 2008 over the Georgian affair.
Essentially, and this is not a quote, she said nobody was willing to put boots on the ground or shoot at the Russians. So, Bush ordered everyone to STFU.
Problem is, Obama was POTUS in a few months and he took no action to begin to pressure the Russians.
Energy Independence at home...with a surplus which drives down prices...is the BEST weapon against Russia. And, it's a program that should have started 5 years ago, at least.
Dimwit Kerry on one of the Sunday programs this week said all options are on the table "including the military option".