China and Russia back Syria and Iran.
China and Russia (and Belarus and the Ukraine, etc) are investing in oil production, satellite technology and launch services, arms plants -- making "loans" and investments to Hugo Chavez, and other Marxist leaders in our hemisphere.
The president and his science and technology (most likely all of Obama's czars and agency heads) have stated it is better for the world when the U.S. isn't number one.
The president and his party are salivating over cutting our military defenses, slowing our energy production, crippling the middle class and small business, and putting as many Americans on the dole as they possibly can.
The president and his administration have encouraged violence on our borders, blocked voter ID, stripped the work rule from welfare reform, pandered on amnesty and stepped up surveillance on Americans.
Our allies are insulted and left hanging in the breeze.
China is hosted to a state dinner in the White House.
Putin is told defenses in Europe will be more flexible when he is reelected.
The president churns out EOs (with more on the way, including Internet control) to remove liberty, just like an emperor (Obama said how much he likes how China can get things done).
“China and Russia back Syria and Iran.”
Oy! They’ll be lucky to survive.
I used to work a desk for the Navy involved in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and North African intelligence. There is a reason that area comprising Syria, Iraq, Iran and Jordan, is known by historians as “The Graveyard of Empires”.
Syria has had the habit of playing both sides at the same time, and sometimes against one another. I can’t be more specific than that; it’s classified. Right now they’re caught between two crazed groups: the Sunni and the Shia. I expect the slaughter to be widespread and generalized with Christians and Jews suffering the most, as usual.
Iran is a tyranny, and the majority of folks living in that nation aren’t Persian. The Persian minority stays in power through terror and by using Arab mercenairies. The economy is in horrible shape and people in some areas are starving. Iran is ripe for revolt.
China and Russia are up to their necks in Muslim discontent at home in their own countries. If they’re lucky, they will get out of the ME without it all collapsing, taking them with it.
The U.S.A. is trillions of dollars in debt. This means we must change what we’ve been doing, change our way of thinking about the world, and soon.
Maintaining a deep water fleet is extremely expensive, and we must chose our main options carefully.
Worrying about a situation in the South China Sea when we live nearly on the other side of the world is a good example of America’s difficulty in recognizing its priorities.