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If you meet a pay fire wall when you go to the source site, do this:

Cut and past the title -

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression

- into your Internet search window and then click on the first link that comes up. It should take you to the article.

There Ted Cruz lists options to deal with Putin's aggression.

I found the above Cruz OpEd linked in an American Thinker article titled Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz? (which is worth checking out).

1 posted on 03/11/2014 12:46:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
We all understand that the danger of war with Russia increases because of Obama's pusillanimous foreign policy. It is not a new idea to understand that Obama invites aggression by his lack of clarity.

But we must also understand that the danger of war is increased by Obama himself. We must not believe that Obama will always be passive because his nature is to acquiesce to every affront. Nothing could be further from the truth. Obama is a radical, a Marxist, therefore he does not measure threats according to the same standard that all other presidents have used.

Obama will react with whatever it takes to defend and prosper his ideology. He will not necessarily react to threats which threaten his nation.One need only review the wars conducted by communists to understand that they are not pacifists but extremely bloodthirsty in the pursuit of the advancement of their ideology. More than 100 million have died of their hands. It is a commonplace to believe that the left abhors war, they do not, they exploit the brutality of war when it advances or defends capitalism but they indulge in the murder of a whole generations, classes, or races to advance their ideology. This is the mental matrix of Barack Obama.

Added to this new matrix inside Obama's head according to which America's power is applied, we have the extraneous but very dangerous reality that Obama himself is a narcissist. He associates his own well-being with the advancement of his radical anti-American, Marxist, anti-colonialist, pro-Islamicist ideology. In other words, to Obama the advancement of global justice as he defines it is synonymous with the maintenance of his own image. A threat to his image will lead to a violent reaction. We have already seen the lawlessness of this administration, for example the lawlessness of the IRS, in the election cycle for 2012 when Obama's personal advancement was at stake.

Under these circumstances it is impossible for actors on the international stage to know what will generate a violent reaction from Obama. The danger is that they will simply calculate that they can safely push and push without fear of reprisal. That is not true. They dare not push against Obama personally or against his ideology.

The problem is that it is extremely difficult to understand exactly what it is that motivates Obama. Too often we hear establishment Republicans criticize Obama for lack of experience on the job. This is a disservice to the nation. Beginning with a feckless campaign of John McCain in which they muzzled Sarah Palin and continuing right on through with the campaign and Mitch McConnell, the Republicans have consciously passed up every opportunity to explain to the American people what sort of man, actually what sort of communist, Barack Obama actually is. In their defense one might say they were intimidated by his race, but that is hardly an excuse for politicians who seek our money, our support, our shoe leather, and our votes to act on our behalf but fail us at the ramparts.

So for a leader such as Vladimir Putin to proceed simplistically assuming that he knows his man is a very, very dangerous assumption and possibly a miscalculation which could lead to war.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 1:41:56 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One question:

I read through the suggested strategies. What should America do if Putin disregards them and takes Crimea?

Nothing, is my immediate reaction.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 2:52:35 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I doubt that Putin looks up to Obama admiringly. Putin knows Obama is incompetent as a leader.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 4:12:12 AM PDT by Rapscallion (First your image. Than your voice. Then location. Now you really are a subject.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

It is only Hussein being "more flexible" aka TREASON.

11 posted on 03/11/2014 5:51:38 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Just this morning, Barack Obama announced he was getting tough with Putin, stating that he had authorized the following actions:

1.) Secretary of State John Kerry called a Moscow pizza place last night, and had 20 pizzas sent over to Putin's house.

2.) An undercover operative left a paper bag filled with dog poop on Putin's front steps, lit in on fire, then rang the doorbell and ran away.

3.) Joe Biden has been directed to call Putin repeatedly and ask if he has Prince Albert in a can.

14 posted on 03/11/2014 9:05:19 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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