Sunday, March 02, 2014

Russia Invades The Ukraine

Today's Headlines

Russia Escalates Crisis in Ukraine...
Sets stage for showdown...
'We are on brink of disaster'...
Ukraine navy chief switches allegiance...
West looks 'weak'...
Moscow catches world off guard...
Kerry Whines...
REP: Putin playing chess, and Obama's playing marbles...

Armed soldiers move into Crimea, Ukraine: Ukrainians react as guards take their places in front of government buildings and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin gains approval to send troops into Crimea, Ukraine. via: Washingtone Post

Within days of the close of the Olympics in Sochi, Vladimir Putin did what those like Sarah Palin predicted he would do six years ago.  He invaded the Ukraine and as the days pass, he will tighten his hold on the throat of the people and he will reinforce his power and control in the Ukraine and the  region.

What Vladimir Putin is doing, is what knowledgeable people have predicted would occur for the last ten years. Putin is re-assembling the states of the former Soviet Union.  Once collapsed and bankrupted by the actions of President Ronald Reagan, it is now almost thirty years since the Soviets conceded the defeat of communism to America. But communism didn't die. It simply went into a state of stasis until a new champion arose.  That champion is Vladimir Putin.

In the six years since Obama has been president. Putin has consistently looked upon America as a weakened nation. A nation being led by an administration of Fabian socialists, absent the knowledge of history or any competent understanding of the threats present in the world today.  Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin will not half step, he will not placate American social or political interests and he most certainly won't bow or concede to anything that Barrack Obama brings to the conversation. Vladimir Putin is a warrior, he is a man driven by the desire to see the Soviet empire re-established and America destroyed once and for all. The allies on his flank are our bankers the Chinese, who he will divvy up the spoils with once America is defeated.

I am certain that when Putin looks upon the ramblings of Barrack Obama and his hollow threats of condemnation toward Russia over the past week, he laughs.  Putin has no fear of America and he certainly has no reason to fear Barack Obama. 

Beginning with the Clinton administration, we as a nation allowed ourselves to be systematically weakened militarily. The only respite since then has been the eight years of the Bush administration. Now, since Obama has been in office, he has systematically moved to weaken and destroy the American military and to convey that reality to our enemies.  From the purge of senior command generals in the American military, to the elimination  of entire defense systems, to the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, to the present draw down of our forces to a weak reflection of the strength of the American military prior to WWII.

One look at Fallujah Iraq, a city fought for and conquered by the US Marines in the bloodiest battle of the war in Iraq, reflects that all that was fought for and gained by our war in Iraq has now been lost.  Thousands died and were permanently wounded and disfigured and for what? So that an interloping socialist who despises capitalism and the American military could step in and give it all back to our enemies?  You decide. 

George W. Bush may have failed to do much of what was needed to be done to end that war and remove the desire of militant Islam to continue to attack America, but he never literally bowed to Muslim tyrants and he never conceded and bartered away that which had been acquired by American blood in response to the attacks of 9/11.

I read recently a quote attributed to Vladimir Putin that I believe reflects the present reality as it concerns our president's relationship with Vladimir Putin and the Russians. I perceive Barack Obama as arrogant, narcissistic and an intellectual light weight when it comes to understanding the world and the real threats to America. He is too busy admiring himself and setting himself aside from the responsibilities of the presidency, to be concerned with who and what the real threats are in the world today. I believe that Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama similarity and Putin looks upon Obama as the quote attributed to Putin represents below.

"negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like it won the game." There are those who attribute this quote to others, but I can see Putin recognizing the truth of the representation regardless of who first uttered it and i can see Putin readily using the quote as a metaphor of how he see his relationship with Obama.

Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, went to Russia in 2009 and famously provided a prop red button of "re-set" to the former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.  And as if an omen of the relationship to come, it was learned that the translation provided to the Russian gift by a glib Hillary Clinton, was in fact the wrong word inscribed on the prop button.

The correct word on the button should have been  "perezagruzka," meaning "reset."
Not "peregruzka," meaning "overload."

The former is the word the Obama administration often invokes when describing what they would like to do regarding U.S.-Russian relations according to the reports in the aftermath of that SNAFU..

"I think that there has been a time over the last several years where Russian-U.S. relations were not as strong as they should be," President Obama told ITAR-TASS/ROSSIYA TV. "What I said coming in is that I wanted to press the reset button on relations between the United States and Russia."

I believe the re-set button has been pressed, but not by Obama and it is not the one provided by Obama.  Vladimir Putin pushed his own re-set button this week when Russia invaded the former Soviet state of the Ukraine. And the worst thing about it? There is not a damn thing that Obama can or will do about it.  Talk about overload? Obama's reaction to Putin's action was to leave Washington.  America's present leader is not simply a metaphoric parallel to the famous story of the Emperor's New Clothes. Our president's story is one of revealed lack of leadership. A lack of leadership of this president who is about to be revealed as a foreign policy eunuch.  The president of the United States didn't even attend his own National Security meeting this week with his cabinet concerning the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  What does this say about his concern and his leadership capabilities as president and commander in chief. Remember the question of who do you want answering the 3 AM phone call of crisis in the White House that was proposed by many during the 2008 presidential campaign?  Well now we know.  Fist as Benghazi unfolded and now as the Russians have begun rebuilding the former Soviet Union.

Stay tuned as the events in the Ukraine and our relationship with the Russians is about to become very interesting. I am betting that much like the era when Neville Chamberlain equivocated after Nazi Germany's "annexation" of Austria in 1939, Barack Obama will be equally willing to ignore what Putin has done in the Ukraine this week.  Any bets on the resurrected Soviet Union's next "Annexation?" Or on Obama's response? 
"negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like it won the game."
"negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like it won the game."
"negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like it won the game."

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