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… ObamaCraps in Fantasyland …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. so what else is new ?

.. these idiots have their heads waaaay up their ” [bleeps] . ” They seem to think that negotiations will solve anything . They cannot see and do not see that it takes resolution and resolve to get the message through to the Russians .

.. the Russians are behaving rationaly . At least right now , they are doing so . Putin thinks that the U.S. and the E.U. are toothless ; right now , he may well be right . The big question is , what is he going to try to get away with next ?

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to Colonel Peters ‘ comments …

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… Weakness Begets Danger [GeoPolitics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 11th,2014

.. Today , America is projecting weakness . POTUS ’ failure to enforce his red line in Syria projected weakness. His constant talk of withdrawal and ending wars so we can focus on “nation-building here at home” projects weakness. His decision to gut the U.S. defense budget and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels projects weakness.

.. When your adversaries believe you are weak , they are emboldened to act . What is more dangerous for all is that weakness begets miscalculation . Wars are begun that way …. Putin believes there will be no real costs for his intervention in Ukraine because there were no costs in Syria . He thinks that the Obama ” Doctrine ” is to do just enough “ not to get mocked . ” He just may well be right . If he is , then it will have consequences far beyond the Crimean Peninsula. A failure to impose costs on Russia will further embolden adversaries from Beijng to Pyongyang to Tehran — all of whom are measuring Obama’s resolve in Ukraine, just as Putin measured Obama’s resolve in Syria and found it lacking.

.. The lesson of history is clear: Weakness is provocative. And symbolic gestures and strongly worded statements are not enough . They are certainly not going to get Russian troops out of Ukraine …

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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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