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Human Events ^ | 7/29/14 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on 07/29/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by duckln

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November.

But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation.

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Hopefully if the GOP passes such a bill, Obama would veto it. This would be a great boost for the Democrats
1 posted on 07/29/2014 8:51:22 PM PDT by duckln
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The key to a successful policy concerning Russia's role in Ukraine is not to be found in Kiev but in Berlin.

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sold Germany out because he was bribed by the Russians to favor Gasprom. I do not know how much Russian energy money has had to do with Germany's decision to stand down all its nuclear energy facilities rendering Germany even more dependent on Gasprom.

One has to stand back from a history of Europe which sees the continent from the perspective of Great Britain and review that history with the understanding that Germany is the fulcrum.

All of the baleful consequences predicted by Buchanan from Corker's bill are far more likely to come to pass because Germany is ambivalent about its relationship to Russia. It is more than just mere dependency on Russian energy, Germany has long repressed ambitions to play an important role in the world and they can do that cheaply by changing their status from an American vassal to the decisive swing power between Russia and the West.

On the other hand, if Germany is prudent enough to hold fast to the Western alliance, the capacity of the West to affect Russian policy is immensely increased and means that the world becomes more stable.

Obama has poisoned relations with Germany just as he has with every other ally. The revelations of spying on Chancellor Merkel have really affected that relationship and it is felt not just in the chancellery's of Berlin but at every Stammtisch in the nation. So long as Obama remains in power, American policy will not be clear, our chances of a reapproached with our allies are nil, and the chances of war are greater than one might think.

Obama's policies of dither and drift are really policies of undermining America but, whatever the motivation, he is systematically accelerating the decline and fall of America.

2 posted on 07/29/2014 9:23:00 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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errata: chancelleries; rapproachment

3 posted on 07/29/2014 9:28:50 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: duckln; nathanbedford
Nobody has been covering this story. Certainly not the mainstream media nor the rightwing media. Til now, only Lew Rockwell, Global Research and a few other fringers. Now, Pat B's article, which is being carried by several rightwing sources.

Previously, GW Bush and the neocons tried to get Georgia and Ukraine into NATO but other NATO nations said no. So now, there is this that is definitely outside of NATO, but does it drag NATO into it? Or does it undermine NATO?

You can trace it back to the Wolfowitz Doctrine in '92 and even further back to the 2 plus 4 treaty negotiations(1990) and how Gorbachev and Putin may recall the verbal commitments made during those negotiations.

You should repost this with a good link.

4 posted on 07/30/2014 6:44:27 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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From the tone of your post, I take it you see Russia as an enemy. I don't. With all the serious crap goings on with the Islamists , I see Russia as a useful partner. I think Merkel sees it that way, and we should jump aboard.
5 posted on 07/30/2014 6:59:58 AM PDT by duckln
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According to Marc Steyn, Russia will be majority Muslim by 2030 and I suspect it will be strongly under Islam's influence long before then. So if Russia is not presently an enemy it is presently a potential enemy.

That would be a nightmare, an Islamic state, potentially an Islamist state, armed with thermonuclear bombs and the rockets and submarines to deliver them around the world.

I would think that Russia which is one of the most cynical nations on earth is morally and philosophically defenseless against the determined jihad of a soul controlling religion which resembles a cult that ruthlessly exercises all the levers of power on every level of society once it gains power. Russia's Vladimir Putin might be waging a brutal war against Muslim Chechen but how long will that go on as Muslims gain a wider and wider share of the population in Russia and increase their already strong presence in the Russian military?

Even without the problems of a Muslim Russia, Putin has been so aggressive lately that we must be wary. Even if one can rationalize every one of his power moves such as Georgia, Crimea and now Ukraine, cumulatively they are disquieting.

We should not forget that plane ride taken by Ribbentrop in August 1939 to sign a pact with Molotov that made World War II inevitable. If Germany goes the wrong way, the balance of power which has held since 1945 will be toppled.

6 posted on 07/30/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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Putin and the Russians are not to keen on Sharia. They invaded Afghanistan and we, Carter and Reagan, foolishly jumped in, in support of Islamists.

Russia also supported the Afghan northern alliance, enabling us to reset that country. Russia also supports Syria and Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood. We do not. We are the problem.

As for Mark Steyn, I'll have to check that out. Thanks for your post, but I venture we will be under Sharia law before the Russians.

7 posted on 07/30/2014 8:19:18 AM PDT by duckln
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