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Putin Doesn't Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does
American Thinker ^ | 3-5-14 | Don Feder

Posted on 03/05/2014 12:05:23 AM PST by kingattax

Vladimir Putin isn’t the Easter Bunny. On the other hand, he isn’t Joseph Stalin. It takes a truly fevered imagination to see Russian forces in the Crimea as a prelude to Russian tanks rolling across Europe toward Berlin and Paris.

Putin is a power player who cares more about Russia’s national interests, and Russian minorities in his near abroad, than in that mythical force known as world opinion. Would that America had a president who cared more about our interests than in promoting globalism and the left’s social agenda.

The Crimea’s population is 60% ethnic Russian. For most of the past 800 years, the Ukraine has been Russian.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: cfr; christians; eu; imf; momjeans; nationalsecurity; nato; obama; russia; soros; usaid

1 posted on 03/05/2014 12:05:23 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Good points.

Ukraine is none of our business.

We find fault with the Russians when in truth the fault lies with ourselves.

Russians take one hard look at us and they never want to copy the decadent West.

Its not too hard to imagine why Russian President Putin wants to keep Ukraine out of its clutches.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 12:15:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingattax

But, what about those poor Crimean refugees fleeing in terror to escape the Russian hordes?

Oh. They’re not.

I don’t want WWIII. Guess I’m feckless.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 12:16:53 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: goldstategop

I could not agree with this article more....


4 posted on 03/05/2014 12:22:18 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: kingattax

Putin stuck a cattle prod up the Rats butts, and it’s hard for me not to just sit back and enoy it.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 12:39:50 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: goldstategop

All good points and true. The People’s enemy sleeps at 1600 Pennsyvania Ave. I wonder how long it will be until an NSA employee with a conscience releases 0’s conversations of betrayal with Soros and our Muslim enemies to the public?


6 posted on 03/05/2014 12:43:24 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: kingattax

It’s bordering on hilarious to listen to the usual war mongers rattling their sabers and banging on their war drums. who do they think they’re fooling with their BS? There’s not a chance in hell that we’re going to war with Russia over anything. I guess while we were pretending that the cold war was over, some of us forgot about that cold war concept known as “Mutually Assured Destruction”. Nuclear superpowers do not go to war with each other and nobody in their right mind seriously provokes such a confrontation.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 12:55:03 AM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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There is something between the Easter Bunny and Stalin that can threaten our interest. Tanks rolling into the Baltic Republics( which have Russian minorities as high as 30%) and Poland threatens our interest. No need to get all the way to Paris.

The Pro-Russian Ukrainian government was as democratic as the government in Russia or Venezuela. Having pretend elections with controlled media does not make a state democratic.

Austria,Sudetenland, Saarland, and Memel-Klaipeda had willing ethnic German populations that were annexed by Hitler.

Does not make it legal or prudent for the West to accept.

Chamberlin did not want WWII. The easiest route to WW III is kowtowing to dictators of powerful countries. Allowing Putin to take Ukraine gives him the confidence and added resources to threaten NATO. Without Ukraine Russia is a paper tiger.

Those are the Geopolitical Stakes. That is very much American business.

The other option is Fortress America. And let a Russian dominated Europe battle Islam and China for global hegemony and hope the winner treats us kindly.

All three have a history of treating conquered and subjugated peoples sooo kindly.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 1:13:53 AM PST by Reaganez
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To: RC one

I’m curious in another direction. Forget banging war drums. Why isn’t anybody banging on the UN’s door. These are supposed to be the modern peace keepers, laughable as they are. Wouldn’t they want to help stave off chaos if it really is a crisis with Crimea?


9 posted on 03/05/2014 1:17:21 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Reaganez

It’s an interesting world, and forgetting about God is a lot of what has made it so “interesting” for America lately. God isn’t some mere symbolic ground of morality.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 1:21:12 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

Excellent article.

Ukrainians and Russians are our Christian brothers and sisters. Our Muslims president and Islam are our enemies.

Wake up, people!


11 posted on 03/05/2014 1:24:25 AM PST by Finalmente
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Because America has fallen so far recently is no excuse for treason or cheering foreign dictators who pay lip service to some tenets of Christianity.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 1:37:40 AM PST by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez

Putin might love God more than average America does, come to think of it.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 1:39:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Reaganez

And I’m talking about sheer consequences that follow as surely as night will follow day. American betrayed itself to Satan, a worse foe than Russia.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 1:40:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Reaganez

It is real hard to get excited about Putin securing the Crimea when the far bigger threat to America sits in the White House. Until and unless the US frees itself from the Left’s death grip on government, Putin is a distraction from the real battle for America’s future.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 1:43:10 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Forgotten Amendments
"But, what about those poor Crimean refugees fleeing in terror to escape the Russian hordes? Oh. They’re not."

People waving Russian flags in the centre of the southern city of Sevastopol, Crimea, February 23, 2014.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 1:54:40 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: kingattax

If Obama and the media can get us worried about Putin, then we are not worrying about ObamaCare.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 1:56:14 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

That’s right.
He keeps your minds occupied elsewhere than focusing on his domestic job.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 2:50:05 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: RC one

“Nuclear superpowers do not go to war with each other and nobody in their right mind seriously provokes such a confrontation.”

Hear! Hear!
Someone should remind it to SKerry, the saber-rattler.


19 posted on 03/05/2014 2:53:34 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Cowboy Bob
McCain was on the senate floor spreading fear about Ukraine and Russia...

Seems some of this is in return for Putin's push-back in Syria, and objection to US backing Islam rebels

20 posted on 03/05/2014 3:03:39 AM PST by opentalk
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To: kingattax

Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does


The PERFECT title and the PERFECT truth.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 3:37:05 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: kingattax

Right on!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 3:43:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: kingattax

But but but the sabre-rattling crowd says we have to police the world or WE’LL ALL DIE


23 posted on 03/05/2014 3:46:38 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The un exists to block, cause pain to and ultimately destroy America... they love pootie and his smacking obama upside the head.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 3:47:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: kingattax

Don Feder is right! Contrary to Mitt Romney, America’s greatest foe is not Russia but Obama.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 4:19:48 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: kingattax
Putin Doesn't Threaten Our National Security, Obama John Kerry Does
26 posted on 03/05/2014 4:32:17 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: McGruff

Well, if the US sends any troops to go against the Russians, I hope they pick odumbo’s gay represenatives. I’m sure they will do a real bang up job. (sarc)


27 posted on 03/05/2014 5:02:10 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Finalmente

Hear! Hear!


28 posted on 03/05/2014 5:22:38 AM PST by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
American betrayed itself to Satan, a worse foe than Russia.

Obama follows the fellow who did a horrific dedication, as Monica Crawley explains....

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Saul Alinsky dedication for his book, "Rules for Radicals."

29 posted on 03/05/2014 5:33:09 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Reaganez
There is something between the Easter Bunny and Stalin that can threaten our interest. Tanks rolling into the Baltic Republics( which have Russian minorities as high as 30%) and Poland threatens our interest. No need to get all the way to Paris.

There is something between Putin's shenanigans within neighboring territories and tanks rolling into Baltic republics. Ok, not as much something as your example, but you should see the point.

The other side of the coin that few people talk about is the soft tyranny from Brussels. At least Putin maintains somewhat traditional values. The question boils down to whether the people (not the activist or protesters) want a Russian style crony capitalist system or a European one.

30 posted on 03/05/2014 5:42:55 AM PST by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: Marguerite

I especially like the Soviet flag in the bottom right corner of the photograph in your post.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 6:27:05 AM PST by Agog
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To: Marguerite

that picture looks as staged as an Obama photo op.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 6:29:02 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: kingattax

Scum barrel says stop talking bad about his president.

Newsmax

Scarborough: Criticizing Obama Comforts US Enemies
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 09:09 AM

By: Wanda Carruthers

Harsh criticism of the president, whether it comes from Republicans or Democrats, only serves to comfort enemies of the United States, talk show host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 7:07:08 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Agog
Well, yes. There still exists a communist party there. The French have one too; other european countries have one as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Communist_parties_in_Europe

French Communist Party meeting in Paris 2012


34 posted on 03/05/2014 11:25:45 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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