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Obama vs. Putin: The mismatch
The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

“The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game. That’s the kind of thinking that should have ended with the Cold War.”

— Barack Obama, March 24

Should. Lovely sentiment. As lovely as what Obama said five years ago to the United Nations: “No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.”

That’s the kind of sentiment you expect from a Miss America contestant asked to name her fondest wish, not from the leader of the free world explaining his foreign policy.

The East Europeans know they inhabit the battleground between the West and a Russia that wants to return them to its sphere of influence. Ukrainians see tens of thousands of Russian troops across their border and know they are looking down the barrel of quite a zero-sum game.

Obama thinks otherwise. He says that Vladimir Putin’s kind of neo-imperialist thinking is a relic of the past — and advises Putin to transcend the Cold War.

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1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is really the first time Obama has been tested.
And he is failing, miserably.

Out there stands a guy that knows exactly who Obama is (FSB File), isn’t cowered by being called a racist, and doesn’t give a damn what the queers in the US Media think about him. And Obama has no idea what to do next.

Obama’s copy of “Rules For Radicals” doesn’t cover this, but Putin’s copy of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” does.

Obama has no tools or training for something like this. And the Sheeple were warned this would eventually happen, but they reelected this criminal anyway.

“As Machiavelli said, “The Prince that is feared, is more respected than the Prince that is loved.”


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:55:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Russian view is they have every right to dominate their neighborhood. After all, they’re a great power.

Obama thinks Russia should just sweetly smile and not threaten any one. Its too late in the day for Russia to indulge him in his illusions.

And if Putin ever took America’s President seriously, he now knows has no worries whatsoever.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tcrlaf

This is exactly why baraq was a horrible choice for the leader of the free world. He is getting punked in prime time and he doesn’t even know what the hell is going on.

And Putin knows it.
And Iran knows it.
And China knows it.

Which one will act next?


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:22 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: tcrlaf
This cartoon is my favorite - well it says everything you need to know about the past and where we are headed with Russia:



5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:02:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How to destroy Russia’s economy

*Much has been said about what Obama should do to hurt the Russian economy. To me the plan is simple:
*1) ban the use of coal,
*2) mandate that Russia goes on Obamacare,
*3) don’t allow any drilling on Russian public land,
^4) have the EPA pass rulings on Russian business,
*5) re-define the full time Russian work week to 30 hrs,
*6) raise the Russian minimum wage,
*7) mandate overtime pay for gov’t employees.
*8) Demand the Russian government pay free welfare benefits to un-qualified citizens


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:03:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: MinorityRepublican

Obama vs. Putin: The mismatch


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:05:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: tcrlaf

Very well stated. I agree 100%.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Communist Party decided in the 30s that they could not win by just getting the blue collar workers. They made it part of their manifesto to go after minorities and women to promote their Marxism.

What Obama does not apparently realize that he has been one of Russia’s useful idiots all along.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"the alternative to U.S. leadership is either global chaos or dominance by the likes of China, Russia and Iran."
10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:16:15 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: angry elephant

Russia’s useful idiot indeed.
George Soros collaborated with the Russians early on.
He was a financial backer to baraq.
baraq is following the tenants of the CPUSA so much that the commies did not run a candidate in ‘08 or ‘12.
The party and their media will not dare speak ill of king baraq. So here we are. Unfortunately most of the country hasn’t figured out that we are being ruled by the CPUSA, not the dims or repubs.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:17:41 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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12 posted on 03/27/2014 7:21:21 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Savage Beast

We’re witnessing the fruit of “leading from behind.”

Today Obama and the EU muscled a toothless resolution condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea through the UN - which got overwhelming support. The Russians aren’t losing sleep over it.

And 21st Century diplomacy can’t change the end result of 19th Century raw force diplomacy. The latter which the Russians excel at.

When all is said and done, the West is a paper tiger.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 7:21:32 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MinorityRepublican

bookmark


14 posted on 03/27/2014 7:36:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

15 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:30 PM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: Texas resident

A “celebration” of diversity and multiculturalism in the American population was introduced in the 1960s and 70s as a deliberate divisive revolutionary tool wielded by Marxists like Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers and other radicals. It became dogma taught by Marxists in our universities, then spread by our leftist controlled news media and leftist controlled Hollywood. The intent was, and is, to split American culture along race and class lines and set off a “proletarian” revolution to destroy capitalism. The Left has now managed to elect a half-Black radical as President and their revolution is proceeding along very predictable lines, with him using every opportunity to stir up more division and discontent. A reading of the Constitution of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA at this link should make clear their goals and methods: http://revcom.us/Constitution/constitution.html


16 posted on 03/27/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

Mismatch:

Community Organizer Vs KGB Professional

Alinsky Rules is no match for Machiavelli.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:19:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The poodle and the pit bull. And when it come down to a fight, we all know the pit bull will win every time.
18 posted on 03/28/2014 12:14:20 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: GregoTX

that about sums it up


19 posted on 03/28/2014 1:57:21 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: null and void; LucyT
"That’s the kind of sentiment you expect from a Miss America contestant asked to name her fondest wish, not from the leader of the free world explaining his foreign policy."


20 posted on 03/28/2014 4:55:49 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Putin, Iran, and NK all know that January 20, 2017 is not that far away. The window of opportunity (weakest POTUS in US history) shrinks each day.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 5:04:27 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: goldstategop
"When all is said and done, the West is a paper tiger."

And the reason is that the people of the West are in love with their luxuries, especially the luxury of their delusions, and wallowing in decadence.

It's always painful when truth smashes delusions.

The pain is directly proportional to the resistance to truth.

The tyrants of the world are well aware of American delusions and decadence.

Note tagline.

22 posted on 03/28/2014 6:13:28 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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