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… Obama ‘ s Actions on His Foreign Policy are [#terrible]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 21st,2016

.. beyond horrendous ..

.. he drew a ” red line ” on Syria . It specifically referred to the use of chemical weapons in Syria ‘ s civil war . Bashaar Assad ‘ government did use them , so , what happened ?? ..

.. [h/t — BusinessInsider.com]…
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. nothing . That is the problem . It was and still is a very big problem ..

.. and the problems continue to this day …

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… Miz Hillary is going to Piss Off the Left [#foreign affairs critique]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 15th,2016

.. any office holder running for office in their own right is going to do this . It does not matter who it is . Left or Right . Conservative or Liberal . Europe or U.S. or other …

.. the thing is , you have to watch out for your own side , your own flank . In Miz Hillary ‘ s case , that is her left flank …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. she damn well should remember 2008 . and Barack H. Obama ….

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… POTUS is responsible for the failure of the two – state solution [#Israel – Palestine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 23rd,2015

.. in addition to the obvious [His Lordship ‘ s behaviour towards Israel] , there are other reasons : …

.. but why …

.. Obama ‘ s behaviour encourages the Palestinians — it is hard enough to get the Palestinians to co – operate on anything . When the original Oslo process got going , the Palestinians saw the writing on the wall in the aftermath of the Gulf War : America was here to stay , and the USSR was finished . It made them want to co – operate . Not now …

.. POTUS ‘ jackhole attitude towards Israel has made the P.A. intractable . Not that the Arab nations are of any help …

.. the Arab Nations [1] — with his jackhole behaviour , the Arab nations are not willing to sit on the P.A. and make them play ball …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. and [2] — His Lordship ‘ s behaviour towards Egypt — the Arab nations realize that Egypt needed to step in and take out the Muslim Brotherhood , whether Washington , D.C. likes it or not . The U.S. does not have to live with the aftereffects of the coup , but they do . So they stand by the Egyptians …

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… Welcome to the Club , King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia) [#dislike of His Lordship]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 3rd,2015

.. may God Bless Your soul , Your Majesty ..

.. welcome to the Club . You appear to have plenty of company …

.. according to pMNSBC ‘ s Richard Engel [probably from inside sources] , the late King Abdullah was (is) still a strong ally of America , of the United States . There was just one very big problem : His Lordship …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // interview clip …

.. it is a very large Club , with a great deal of members …

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… Simple — Do Not Hold Your Fire [#Congress][#Iran Sanctions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 25th,2015

.. POTUS wants to negotiate from a position of weakness . Well , this country does not have to be held to the same standard . In particular , if Congress is sufficiently provoked and offended , then it has both a right and a duty to both step up and step in on the dealings with Iran …

..especially if they think that His Lordship is [either accidently or intentionally] getting hosed on the deal , and for his own reasons and plans …

.. [h/t — PowerLineBlog.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Congress is being asked to backoff , in order to protect Obama ‘s lack of strength in his bargaining position . Congress should remind the P5+1 that Congress has its own role in U.S. foreign policy . Where presidentials are proving to be completely incompete and / or malfeasant in their duty , then it is Congress ‘ duty to step in .

.. Congress can , should , and must do so , In this case . POTUS cannot be trusted to follow through , even from his relative position of weakness , to get a civilized deal that will protect the interests of the United States ….

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… People should be What ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 28th,2014

.. of His Lordship ‘ s foreign policy ?? …

.. weakness . danger . the apology tour . lack of national resolution …

.. You have to be kidding !! …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]…
.. [link] to the interview snippet …

.. what an obscene joke ! …

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… What is Obama ‘ s Best Foreign Policy Achievement ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 25th,2014

.. what do you think ?? …

.. disgracing himself on the world stage is mine , first off ..

.. second is what John Bolton comes up with , below …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. yea , it is weakening America ! ..

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… Obama is Unserious …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. and until he and Europe get serious , Putin and Russia have no reason to fear anything that we are going to do …

.. God only knows what Putin is going to do next ; He may not stop at the Eastern part of Ukraine . He may well go after the whole of the country , and then install a puppet government in Kiev …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Our Country — Afraid of Putin …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 26th,2014

.. no .

.. but our government , afraid of the guy , and what he might do ??

.. apparently so , at least according to former deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Elliot Abrams ….

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. it seems that the ObamaCraps are afraid of even their own shadow …. Boo !! …

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… People really Wonder about Our Standing in the World …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. well , at least in the Presidency of George W. Bush , we were respected , if not feared . September 11th , 2001 awakened the sleeping giant …

.. that is something that many nations are spooked by . A benign giant (the United States) is something that they prefer to deal with . A sleeping giant would be even better . An angry and awakened giant ? Look out …

.. however , they definitely do not want weakness in American . Indecision , Indecisivieness , and immaturity are dangerous for everyone . That is what we have right now in Barack Obama in the White House . The Euros may not want an angry giant , but they definitely do not want a weak – at – the – knees one . Which is exactly the way we are behaving right now …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Dr. Krauthammer ‘ s comments . Take a look at them , and tell me what you think …

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… It makes You Wonder …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. what planet POTUS and JohnBoy Kerry are operating on ?

.. they are on Mars , and Vladimir Putin is on Venus …

.. it would be helpful that those two learn how to play diplomatic chess . Putin and his Foreign Minister , Sergei Lavrov , are doing a masterful job of playing their hand . Theirs is not the strongest hand , but they are playing diplomatic chess like grandmasters …

.. Meanwhile , POTUS and JohnBoy are playing Checkers or even tiddlywinks . Yeech ! . Get your collective heads out of your rear ends , and get into the game , damnit !! …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to Dr. Charles Krauthammer ‘ s commentary . It seems that he may well agree with me …

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… The Problem is With POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. is that he and his minions are delusional .

.. Which makes our position in the world all that much harder and more precarious …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

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… Nice Shot across the Bow [Washington Times]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 9th,2014

.. well , it is not the blast that the Washington ComPost politically put up Obama ‘ s hide …

.. in the case of the Washington Times , it does not have to do so . They have been consistent on the Russians for decades , even back to the days of the old Washington Star …

.. in the Times ‘ case , it was simple , and one word : Equivocation .

.. ’nuff said …

.. [h/t — WashingtonTimes]..
.. [link] to the Editorial …

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… What is POTUS thinking ?

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 8th,2014

.. has he learned nothing in 5 years in office ?

.. China — China is behaving like a regional bully ; Japan and India are linking up …. potentially , both those two nations , along with South Korea . What must the ChiComs be thinking ? …
.. Russia — look at current events … Putin has to judge how far he can go , and what he can get away with … if he miscalculates , then things could get real dicey in Europe …. and the Europeans will have no one but themselves to blame for it …
.. North Korea — North Korea is crazy , but how crazy ? Would they be nuts enough to start things all over again on the Korean Peninsula ? They just might ?
.. Israel — POTUS is acting as if Israel (and Netanyahu) is the problem . He thinks that by the animal magnetism of his personality that Bibi will back down and acceed to his wishes …. Well , he is in for a big surprise . Bibi will not back down . He will call POTUS ‘ bluff . It will especially be much easier to do since POTUS is not speaking to AIPAC , it will get even the DummyCrap jewish folks attention …

.. the WashingtonComPost editorial , blasting POTUS for his head – in – fantasyland foreign policy … [link]…

.. the WashingtonFreeBeacon piece on the highlights of Jeff Goldberg ‘  s interview from Bloomberg News … [link]…

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… You know that You are in Trouble (in DemoCrap circles) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. when the Washington Post editorial board acts to , in effect , stick a blowtorch up your political backside ……

.. and turns it on all the way up to maximum (and then some) …

.. boy , oh boy , did the ComPost do a number on the ObamaCraps . These idiots have their heads in the clouds , especially when these morons call ” climate change ” the greatest threat to humanity …. and now , this happens [link] … nice going , dummies …

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost]..

.. [link] to Sunday ‘ s Editorial Blast …

.. the text ..

President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy

By , Published: March 2

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in whichthe tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”

That’s a nice thought, and we all know what he means. A country’s standing is no longer measured in throw-weight or battalions. The world is too interconnected to break into blocs. A small country that plugs into cyberspace can deliver more prosperity to its people (think Singapore or Estonia) than a giant with natural resources and standing armies.

Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.

 

Mr. Obama is not responsible for their misbehavior. But he does, or could, play a leading role in structuring the costs and benefits they must consider before acting. The model for Mr. Putin’s occupation of Crimea was his incursion into Georgia in 2008, when George W. Bush was president. Mr. Putin paid no price for that action; in fact, with parts of Georgia still under Russia’s control, he was permitted to host a Winter Olympics just around the corner. China has bullied the Philippines and unilaterally staked claims to wide swaths of international air space and sea lanes as it continues a rapid and technologically impressive military buildup. Arguably, it has paid a price in the nervousness of its neighbors, who are desperate for the United States to play a balancing role in the region. But none of those neighbors feel confident that the United States can be counted on. Since the Syrian dictator crossed Mr. Obama’s red line with a chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 civilians, the dictator’s military and diplomatic position has steadily strengthened.

The urge to pull back — to concentrate on what Mr. Obama calls “nation-building at home” — is nothing new, as former ambassador Stephen Sestanovich recounts in his illuminating history of U.S. foreign policy, “Maximalist.” There were similar retrenchments after the Korea and Vietnam wars and when the Soviet Union crumbled. But the United States discovered each time that the world became a more dangerous place without its leadership and that disorder in the world could threaten U.S. prosperity. Each period of retrenchment was followed by more active (though not always wiser) policy. Today Mr. Obama has plenty of company in his impulse, within both parties and as reflected by public opinion. But he’s also in part responsible for the national mood: If a president doesn’t make the case for global engagement, no one else effectively can.

 

The White House often responds by accusing critics of being warmongers who want American “boots on the ground” all over the world and have yet to learn the lessons of Iraq. So let’s stipulate: We don’t want U.S. troops in Syria, and we don’t want U.S. troops in Crimea. A great power can become overextended, and if its economy falters, so will its ability to lead. None of this is simple.

But it’s also true that, as long as some leaders play by what Mr. Kerry dismisses as 19th-century rules, the United States can’t pretend that the only game is in another arena altogether. Military strength, trustworthiness as an ally, staying power in difficult corners of the world such as Afghanistan — these still matter, much as we might wish they did not. While the United States has been retrenching, the tide of democracy in the world, which once seemed inexorable, has been receding. In the long run, that’s harmful to U.S. national security, too.

As Mr. Putin ponders whether to advance further — into eastern Ukraine, say — he will measure the seriousness of U.S. and allied actions, not their statements. China, pondering its next steps in the East China Sea, will do the same. Sadly, that’s the nature of the century we’re living in.

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… It tells You even More [about POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. this segment is from The Lead [on CNN] with Jake Tapper …

.. what are these idiots in the ObamaCrap White House doing ? What are they thinking ? What are they actually going to do about it ? …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

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… My God [Venezuela] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 23rd,2014

.. it is more of Send in the Goons time ! ..

.. it has been , ever since Hugo Chavez and his crowd took power in an electoral ” coup ” many years ago . They continue to play out the Send in the Goons card , although there are far fewer Chavistas these days . They literally have to pay them in order to get them to show up , and their numbers are down sharply .

.. Now , it is the army that has to do the dirty work . Somehow , I do not think that they are too happy about it . They would rather have the National Policy wield the trunchions instead of plain ordinary mestizos . The higher ups cannot be entirely confident that their orders are going to be followed …

.. It would be nice if we had some strategic foresight here in America . POTUS , VPOTUS , and their crowd have no idea of what they are doing , or what they want to do . If they had any kind of strategic vision , they could end up having a ” B ” anticipating events , and thinking ahead towards what could or should be done , especially in foreign affairs ….

.. A ” B ” team would be a good idea in domestic politics , too . These idiots would not get caught so often when they get seen ” leading from behind . ” Thinking ahead and anticipiating events would help to avoid a lot of unneccessary grief …

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