Skip to comments.In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea Crisis A 'Contest of Ideas' [Putin Horse Laughs!]
Posted on 03/26/2014 8:50:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea Crisis A 'Contest of Ideas'
By Kathleen Hennessey March 26, 2014
BRUSSELS The crisis over Crimea has not restarted the Cold War but has revived a "contest of ideas" between belief in powerful leaders and in democratic ideals, President Obama declared Wednesday as he laid out his case for firm opposition to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.
Speaking in this European capital as two decades of diplomacy on the continent unraveled, Obama cast the crisis as a fight between "the old way of doing things" and "a young century." Obama dismissed as "absurd" Russian President Vladimir Putin's justifications for annexing Crimea and sought to gird Europe for a drawn-out dispute.
"The contest of ideas continues for your generation," Obama told students and dignitaries in the keynote address of his five-day trip to Europe. "Russia's leadership is challenging truths that only a few weeks ago seemed self-evident: that in the 21st century, the borders of Europe cannot be redrawn with force, that international law matters, that people and nations can make their own decisions about their future."
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Ideas? The West is decadent, corrupt and dissolute. It doesn’t have any beliefs for which its willing to fight and die.
If gay marriage, abortion and climate change are the essence of Western beliefs today, count me out.
Russia has no reason to copy the West.
Is he really that stupid?
Soros finally got TOTUS’s “Stirring rhetoric” program up and running again.
Barry sounded like a real dolt yesterday, since he was winging it.
I bet the people on the Titanic were saying the same things.
No, he’s not stupid. This is the Left’s worldview. America is evil, greedy, and militaristic and needs to be taken down a peg. This leading from behind stuff....it’s ALL BY DESIGN.
There was a Game of thrones meme floating around the Internet a couple of weeks ago.
Someone says to the Queen Cersei... “Knowledge is Power”. She responds by ordering her guards to kill him, only to change her mind and stop them at the last second saying, “power is power”.
It seems to me that Obama has not quite got this point dialed in.
He believes this twaddle down to the core of his being.
I have seen Obama speak nearly daily - with his pre-tested slogans, his pseudo-philosophical ideas, and speeches here and there.
Does Putin talk at all? If so, his comments are not getting any air on the US media. I suppose he doesn’t need to say anything.
Where are all those starry eyed folks (zombies) from Chicago, the night Obama strutted out on that stage with Michelle?
If their heads aren’t exploding by now, they’re comatose.
He's 100 times more stupid than that.
Putin is probably upset that he has been given such a doofus for a chess opponent.
Obama is white:
He sounds like Neville Chamberlain to me —
Obama can't even read very good.
Can you imagine this clown delivering this line?
"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself" Ahhhh, can someone move the prompter forward... " nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." Ten second pause "In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with" fifteen second pause "that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadersoup in trees political ways.
Has he called him a racist yet? That always works in America.
You honestly think it would take that long?
Ha ha ha ha...
That is probably the fasted check-mate, but if it could be done in one move, Obama would find a way to lose in that one move.
Oh good call. I want to see him try that.
Obama talks a canned speech, everyone feels good, and they go home like drunken idiots. Time for his audiences not to show up.