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Posted on 03/19/2014 5:28:31 AM PDT by SJackson
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The current Ukraine situation has led to tense foreign relations between America and Russia, the worst dispute since the end of the Cold War. Even for the conservatives amongst us, it presents a difficult situation, for few of us wish for America to send troops to the region, and there is little that the Obama administration can do against another strong world power that doesnt involve foreign intervention.
That said, foreign relations and politics is often about trust and posturing and this President has done a great job of letting everyone know that America is weak.
Simply, America is in this situation today because the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, knew he could get away with it. Putin is a smart man no raving lunatic like previous adversaries Qaddafi or others and a strongman.
As legendary journalist Bob Woodward noted last year, Obama has no personal relationships with political leaders. Obama is ineffectual and not likable, and so Putin knew he could take action and get away with it. Obama, who embarked on an apology tour upon taking office, has taken America to an all-time low in foreign relations. The left ignores the fact that America is in a worse place than during the days of their arch-villain, George W. Bush (even amongst traditional close allies as we learned from UK media, The special relationship is over).
Obama has spent a lot of time lecturing nations on how to act and succeeded at improving relations with none. In addition to awful political skills, the man has been insulting and disrespectful to numerous foreign leaders, and possesses awful interpersonal skills. As an article last year detailed, Obama fails miserably at personal relationships. The article said:
The tensions between Mr. Obama and the Gulf states, both American and Arab diplomats say, derive from an Obama character trait: he has not built many personal relationships with foreign leaders. Hes not good with personal relationships; thats not what interests him, said one United States diplomat.”
He is ineffectual and not likeable and so Putin knew he could get away with his aggressive behavior. No foreign allies would put their own necks out on the line for someone they dont respect and dont like. This President talks too much and does nothing, and Obama shall leave behind a legacy of disaster.
Last month, Obama claimed that Putins tough-guy schtick is usually only done in play to impress the Russians. Oh, really Mr. President? At least Obama was right on the plan to reset relations with Russia they have indeed been reset. Russia has the upper hand now on foreign relations. Amazingly, only a few weeks ago, Obama, the fool-in-chief, said the Russian presidents bored, tough guy schtick [is] aimed at [an] internal audience. (He didnt mention that internal stretched beyond Russias borders at that time.)
Embarrassingly, Russias deputy prime minister laughed off President Obamas sanction list, and tweeted insults, asking Comrade @BarackObama if some prankster had come up with the embargo list. He then tweeted again to “Comrade @BarackObama” and asked what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didnt think about it? Russian senior politicians openly mocking America. Awful.
The 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials who were hit with American sanctions as punishment for Russias support of Crimeas referendum knew this was coming for weeks. And they couldn’t care less, as its ineffectual and means nothing. As another Russian, Vladislav Surkov, told a Russian newspaper, Its a big honor for me. I dont have accounts abroad. The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I dont need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing.
Obamas sheltered experience has been evident during his administration. He doesnt mind his own business, doesnt understand the importance of keeping ones word, and thinks he is still in his Ivy League world. In Realpolitik, strength breeds peace. American power and strength could allow Putin to step back with victory in Crimea, and call it a day. Let us hope thats a possibility and Obama will not bungle the situation any further.
President Obama is a simple laughingstock. He promised change the change will be that the world will be a much different place after two Obama terms. Much less stable, and powerful for Western interests.
Obama will go down as the worst American President in history.
Comrade Obama is the worlds laughingstock.
He’s kinda like that single friend of yours that tells you how to raise your kids.
To those who get their news from NYT, Daly Show, Letterman, etc. he's still the coolest most effective leader America has ever had.
I am not disloyal to America, MY COUNTRY, but I enjoy seeing the foreign usurper humiliated.
I expect Putin will move on other former soviet states to reincorporate them before the usurper leaves.
It will take more than 8 years of Ronald Reagan to get America back this time.
Mom jeans is extremely thin skinned.
I agree, and by extension every one of his brainless sycophants.
Ferguson has sent out warnings about Obama's failure to come to terms with what Ferguson sees as the potential rise of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and the possible "restoration of the caliphate and the strict application of Sharia"........themes at the heart of this new book "Civilization: The West and the Rest"...............
Ferguson's standpoint is that Western dominance has been a progressive civilizing force.....his new book reinforces these arguments postulating that there were six killer "apps" which propelled the West to a position of predominance.
These were competition, science, property, modern science, consumption and work ethic, each with a dedicated chapter in the book.
Ferguson contrasts how China was the world's most advanced civilization in the 15th century but stagnated and was overtaken by Dutch mercantilism and the rise of capitalism employing the six "skills".
In his books, and on his compelling PBS series "Civilization," Ferguson lists "morality" as a strategic strength of Western Civilization. He points out the successful Chinese business city Wenzou also has 1,400 churches.
Note: "SMART POWER"---is a post-Bush term coined by Hillary.
Behold what "Smart Power" hath wrought: Debacle after debacle---Obama's careening and incomprehensible handling of the Syrian crisis.....doing a Costa Concordia with US ntl security and foreign policy. Obama outed himself as naive, isolated....and outlandishly stupid. Not to forget then-Secy of State Hillary's part in the "Smart Power" debacle.
Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins; Suddenly
Realizing What They Miscalculated About the World:
National Review | Sept 3, 2013 | Jim Geraghty / FR Posted by kristinn
....... Democrats are suddenly realizing that their foreign policy brain-trust completely misjudged the world.
Being nicer to countries like Russia will not make them nicer to you. The United Nations is not an effective tool for resolving crises. Some foreign leaders are beyond persuasion and diplomacy. There is no international community ready to work together to solve problems, and there probably never will be.
You can pin this on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, but most of all, the buck stops with the president. Those of us who scoffed a bit at a state senator ascending to the presidency within four years on a wave of media hype and adoration are not quite so shocked by this current mess.
We never bought into this notion that getting greater cooperation from our allies, and less hostility from our enemies, was just a matter of giving this crew the wheel and letting them practice, as Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared it, smart power (and fronted Time magazine cover).
(These people cant even label a foreign policy approach without reminding us of how highly they think of themselves.)
They looked out at the world at the end of the Bush years, and didnt see tough decisions, unsolvable problems, unstable institutions, restless populations, technology enabling the impulse to destabilize existing institutions, evil men hungry for more power, and difficult trade-offs.
No, our problems and challengers were just a matter of the previous hands running U.S. foreign policy not being smart enough. (Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
OH, BTW, AT THE SAME TIME Smartpowertics, O and HILL, staged military raids in Libya, they gained access to the National Bank of Libya. (No, no paper money there---just solid gold bars. Solid Gold. Not the Chinese tungsten filled bars that flooded the gold market).
When the worst-case scenario happened, when Obama's personal choice---Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, was elected president----Obama sap-happily sent his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to Cairo to personally kiss-up to Morsi....perhaps at that time hatching their plans to destroy Westen civiliation in compliance w/ Muslim dictates.
Obama's treacherous ill-advised component of US foreign policy----sucking up to the very people who want to kill us and destroy our churches. He portrayed teeming Muslim majorities there as "victims of Western colonialism and Cold War policies," stupidly promoting American-style democracy for these conflicting cultures w/ thousands of years of religious and territorial factionalism.
OBOBO'S SUCKUP "The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars," Obama said in the June 2009 speech in Cairo. "More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies, without regard to their own aspirations."
Fast forward to 2013: the savage Muslim Brotherhood torched some 63 Egyptian churches and many Christian businesses. Obama ignored the bloodbath and spent the crisis dining out, golfing, power-partying, and vacationing in exclusive Marthas Vineyard on the taxpayers' dime.
“for few of us (make that YOU) wish for America to send troops to the region”
I feel that way because we now have to suffer because of Barry’s election.
While picking his nose and hoping no one notices he eats it.
Lucky for us that the Democrats chose a Commander in Chief with no previous US Military experience, is an arrogant Nobel Peace Prize winner, and wears Mom Jeans that makes him look like an ass when he leads from behind.
I disagree. Obama is a COMPOUND laughingstock.
Except I can ignore that friend, and that friend doesn't sic the IRS, and the NSA down on me.
Taunting Obama? Uh, it’s more like making fun of the retard...
Puppets are not good at personal relationships, and as a result, are easily manipulated.
Small point: It's not really a "disaster" if it happens to be the outcome he always planned for.
Change your basic assumptions to "Obama is a hostile player who intends to inflict multiple manifest injuries on the People of the United States", and all his "missteps" resolve into a coherent policy.
If, however, they are front men for a secret Politburo operating in the wings ..... this is not the problem it seems.
Sadly, it's our zhopnik rainbow dyed poodle who's more likely to have that gear in his trousseau. Consistent with his "butch" reaction to Putin. Our pup is more used to bottom than top.