Skip to comments.Obama Stuck in the Cold War Past (Long article)
Posted on 07/28/2014 6:14:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Matthew Continetti, who writes for -- I think the Washington Examiner. I forget where. He has a piece in the Weekly Standard over the weekend that's dated August 4th. I found it over the weekend. "Frozen in the Cold War -- The Roots of Obamas Weakness Abroad." He makes a great case here that Obama is stuck in a Cold War mentality because he so despised it, he so hated it. And Continetti makes the point that much of this is anti-Reaganism with Obama, and that much we know, because, unlike many in the Drive-By Media during the 2007 and 2008 campaign period, we researched a number of things from Obama's past. And he has many times and in many places written of his disgust with Reagan and his minions. He just hated Reagan, but he admired him.
He wants to emulate Reagan in one way. He makes it clear in his book that Reagan transformed America, had genuine influence, but he doesn't like the way Reagan did it. So he wants to do the same thing, but roll it back. Now, in Obama's view, coming out of Columbia University SDS, it's the reason I love the piece, if I may say so, is because it's been one of the themes of this program for the past couple of weeks, how Obama thinks America is the problem in the world. You see it with the latest manifestations of the Middle East problem today, with Israel and Gaza, Hamas, which we'll get to in great detail here in a moment.
But it's the United States that's the problem. It's the United States nuclear arsenal that's been the problem. It's the United States military that's the problem. The United States is the destabilizing agent. The United States sitting here ordering everybody else around the world around has always been the problem. So Obama supported the nuclear freeze movement. He supported unilateral nuclear disarmament without any verification on the part of the Soviets, but Continetti's point is he's stuck in that mentality. It is what informs him today.
So you take the Obama that came out of Columbia University, whatever he did in the eighties, early nineties, whenever it was, and the formative events in his life were the nuclear freeze movement and Reagan expanding nuclear war tipped missiles in Europe which Obama hated, the United States is still the problem. The United States imperialism is still the problem. The United States thinking that it is the solution to all the problems in the world is the problem. The United States thinking that it has the moral authority to solve problems around the is the problem.
In Obama's view, we've never had that moral authority. We have never had the right to tell other nations what to do. And so he is in the process of implementing his own anti-Reagan foreign policy. And you see it everywhere. He's getting us out of the world. Whatever the Russians want to do, fine. He tells Dmitry Medvedev before his reelection bid in 2012 (imitating Obama), "Just tell Vlad, cool, chill out. I'll have much more flexibility after the election." He was talking about reducing our nuclear stockpile.
Remember Obama was working for a disarmament group as a college student when we were in the height of the Cold War.
Then he promised Putin after the election he’d ‘have more flexibility’ disarming America.
Disarm, retreat, lead from behind, let them handle their own problems. This is the mentality that has caused chaos globally.
What I like about that rant, was that he framed it as Obama coming out against those who were against the Soviet Union. It was the anti-anti-Soviet Unionists that Obama grew up abhorring. He still does.
Now we’re seeing a whole new class of anti-anti-Russian folks popping up here and elsewhere.
LOL. The more things change...
Of course! He is a Pinko.
Rush went into it. It’s a valid point.
Other statements Obama has made along these lines: When asked about “American exceptionalism” Obama said, “People from Germany think Germany is exceptional, people from...” Basically, no. There’s no American exceptionalism or beacon of light we provide to the world in terms of democracy and moral leadership.
Then there’s the Mao fan in his administration:
And his bashing the Constitution and Supreme Court for not redistributing wealth:
If you read Baraq’s article in the Columbia Univ. magazine attacking Reagan over ABM and cruise missile implementation, it’s just like you say.
This is a great find (I first heard mentioned here on FR). Former Soviet KGB defector discusses how to destroy a nation:
We’re in the middle of this right now.
Thanks. I’ll check that out.
It’s been a few years, but I’ve run into that guy before.
He’s a sharp old coot. He knows what he’s talking about.
Thanks for the link. I just downloaded several of his presentations.
This is another good lecture by him on subversion:
Yeah, I got that one too. Great presentations...