Skip to comments.Crimea threatens secession; U.S. imposes sanctions
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:40:53 AM PST by Jim Robinson
Obama places restrictions and sanctions on anyone "threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
When Yugoslavia was breaking apart based upon ethnic groups, this was GOOD. But if the Ukraine breaks up based upon ethnic identity, that is BAD.
4 legs good, 2 legs bad.
Can’t have the people of Crimea practicing the age-old American Tradition of Self-Determination, now can we?!
Come now. Soros has been working long and hard to grab this asset. Who are the Crimeans and Russians to thwart history’s most successful kapo?
Abe Lincoln used his power as president to kill the sovereignty of the states.
Now Obama wants to do the same thing to foreign countries.
If Obama had been President of France in 1776 they would have never come to our aid in the revolutionary war.
Remember the EU initially supported the integrity of Yugoslavia. It wasn’t until the Germans broke rank and recognized Croatia that the rest of the EU started to opt for a break-up of Yugoslavia. By then it was too late to stop the ethnic cleansings and the war(s).
If there is one thing I am certain of it is that the EU and the US have learnt nothing from the Yugoslav crisis.
It was this policy that guided us from birth of the Union to being the most respected, most prosperous peoples on earth by the eve of World War I. The tragedy is that so few really understand the dynamic factors involved in that phenomenal rise--nor how badly we have compromised our future freedom of action by allowing that cadre of World Government seekers to undermine our heritage.
No one is suggesting--and no one suggested in 1789 to 1917--that we isolate ourselves from the other peoples of the earth. As Jefferson put it, as Washington's Secretary of State, you should "punish the first insult," because of the mischief it will lead to. But the idea that we are supposed to police the world is not a patriotic one--quite the opposite.
It is also very obvious that Obama is a hypocrite for the ages. Russia has a legitimate interest in the Crimea. Obama's role in the overthrow of the former President of Egypt, in something labeled the Arab Spring, has no such legitimate basis--nor is there such for his antics putting American forces at risk in tropical Africa, at this time.
Obama is continuing--and even extending--the radical foreign policy of Dean Rusk from the 1960s, which is--and was--intended to undermine traditional ethnic identity, in favor of conglomerations in regional borders. Under that policy, we have witnessed major intrusions against American interests, to suppress the aspirations of other peoples--often in the name of something precisely opposite to that reality.
For a discussion of some of the issues from a traditional American perspective, see An American Foreign Policy.
This screw tape is such a phony. People actually voted for him 2x.
But even without discussing the pros and cons of the “interventionist” and the “realist” schools in the State Department it must be obvious to everyone that the intervention, not to say fomentation of the Arab Spring and now the “Ukrainian spring” have been two policy failures of immense magnitude.
One can make an argument for our involvement in World War I, and some of those that followed under the concept of punishing a deliberate attack on our interests (Jefferson's "first insult," such as the unrestricted resumption of submarine attacks, etc..) What I am attacking, is not all our foreign involvements, since 1917--quite the contrary. I am attacking those motivated by a desire to push Mankind towards some form of intrusive World Government. There is a major difference.
Obama, here, is deliberately meddling in the internal affairs of nations in the European sphere, a course specifically addressed by President Washington. There is no way that this sanctimonious blather--this imposition of "sanctions" on a subjective basis (not necessarily specific to any actual individual) serves any clear American interest. And that subjective form can only make us look ridiculous.
obama took away Ukraine’s weapons. There was also an agreement that USA would protect Ukraine. We need to check out our own history. Here’s a tiny nugget which may be biting bozo right now:
He is. We're just on the wrong side of the border.
Texas needs to pay close attention to the presidents response : )
Did our one-world-for-all, admin really say the 'sovereignty' word? Seriously? OMG. I don't know whether to laugh or pull my hair out.
Hey Obama..only a dog pees on his territory. You need to evolve and embrace diversity, dude. /s
Very good post.
Wow! That’s putting it succinctly.