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Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama
New York Times ^ | July 22, 2014 | By PETER BAKER

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises all at once — in Ukraine, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere — but making the current upheaval more complicated for Mr. Obama is the seemingly interlocking nature of them all. Developments in one area, like Ukraine, shape his views and choices in a crisis in another area, like the Middle East.

“It’s a very tangled mess,” said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama and now president of United Against Nuclear Iran, an advocacy group. “You name it, the world is aflame. Foreign policy is always complicated. We always have a mix of complicated interests. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is there’s this outbreak of violence and instability everywhere. It makes it hard for governments to cope with that.”

Little wonder then that in recent days the president seems almost to be suffering geopolitical whiplash.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; journalism; media; obama
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Open weeping at the NYT...


2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:11:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:12:06 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rarely has a President been so inept at foreign policy ....


4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What a stupid thought

obama's not being tested ...

The lame stream is still refusing to admit the trojan horse they pulled into the compound seven years ago has laid an egg, it's hatched and the babies are running around all over the place.

cloward/pliven

5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:14:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“It’s a very tangled mess,” said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: reg45
Rarely has a President been so inept at foreign policy ....

In Obama's perverted mind, he's succeeding.. and considering the drastic weakening of America has always been his goal, he's right.

7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:16:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: reg45
Rarely has a president been so determined to destroy our culture, our country and our freedoms . Everything this Destroyer does is intentional.
8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:16:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Somebody should have told him it was a hard job before he applied for it.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:16:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Testing?” That assclown has been tested so many times I can’t count them. And he’s failed epically every time. There is not one single front on which he has succeeded, from the economy to foreign policy to the budget. The reason is simple: he is unequal to the office. He lacks the experience and the moral fortitude to plot a successful course even in calmer times. He is clearly out of his league in these tenser days.

He never should have been elected the first time, much less the second. He is what we get when idiots vote.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: reg45
Rarely has a President been so inept at foreign policy ....

Rarely has a President been so inept at EVERYTHING!

11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:11 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why point out that he’s being “tested”?

He was already tested, found severely lacking, and the current world situation is the CONSEQUENCE OF THAT FAILURE.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dead

Truth is, all this “presidential” stuff is getting in the way of him playing 36 holes daily and he’s not happy about it. Not happy at all.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chaos in the mind loves chaos on the street...
Socialism is chaos.. wrapped up in love words..

HATE desquised..


14 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:25 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: reg45

all of these are due to obama’s decisions or lack thereof.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Look around the world right now and you see just the beginning of the fruits yielded by a Obama/ Democrat deliberate effort to weaken America and diminish its influence. It is not a comforting sight.

. . . and NO ONE in the media, Fox included, calls it for what it is: TREASON


16 posted on 07/23/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT by RatRipper (No need to rob others; democRATS will steal and share a tiny bit with you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Even if you accept the NYTimes' excuse making - that Obama's dealing with some unprecedented period of global upheaval (nonsense, of course, but play along) - it just goes to show the importance of having a proven leader in the office, surrounded by the crème de la crème of foreign policy experts and strategic global big thinkers.

He's got political hacks and a stable of people picked for their roles because of their race or their gender or who they know or where they went to school or the magnitude of the campaign bundling contributions.

More hacks than a taxi stand.

17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:48:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Can't be said too much - worst president ever!
18 posted on 07/23/2014 7:04:41 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (cations, you know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

To the NY Times: Maybe, just maybe, your savior is a product of affirmative action and is way in over his head. Ever see that before? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayson_Blair


19 posted on 07/23/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ramadan is over in a couple days, and he’s heading for Taxachusetts for vacay!


20 posted on 07/23/2014 7:47:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Testing Obama? WTHeck? He’s not involved, he’s busy campaigning against Washington DC (including his own policies) in implementing the Limbaugh Theorem.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Little wonder then that in recent days the president seems almost to be suffering geopolitical whiplash.

Oooooh, someone hit him with a wet noodle?


22 posted on 07/23/2014 9:02:15 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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