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… Mad Vlad is Having a Fit [#US][#Allied missile defense]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 21st,2016

.. temper , temper , Vladimir . You should know better ..

.. the missile defense sites being built in Central Europe are fairly small in size . They are oF no strategic threat to Russia . None ..

.. They are aimed at any possible missile programs and / or missiles that might come out of the Middle East . They are not there to deal with Russia , not in the least ..

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

.. you would need something far larger , more comprehensive , and much more sophisticated to deal with the potential threat from Russia’ s ICBMs

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… ObamaCrap Foreign Policy is Just That [#Foreign] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 24th,2014

.. these idiotic decisions are beyond foolish , and are getting to be extremely dangerous …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to George Will ‘ s comments ..

.. in George Will ‘ s case , he believes Mad Vlad is working to call Obama ‘ s and Kerry ‘ s bluff . In addition , ironically , he is trying to do in the alliance that did in the old Soviet Union …. N.A.T.O. … Is anyone surprised , or doubting him ??

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… The Eastern Part of Ukraine is Getting Dicey

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. and because of it , Europe may be at war for the first time since World War II …

.. Mad Vlad [Putin] is not kidding around . At the rate he is wanting to go , he wants to roughly reassemble the old Soviet Union , just not on the old Soviet model . Anyone with a brain knows that Communism does not work …. Been there , done that …

.. Ukraine is not a member of N.A.T.O. , but the countries that border it (including the Baltic nations) are . That creates a real headache . Especially for Poland . The Poles understand being under the Russian boot better than anyone . They have been there before . More than once …

.. Appreciate the irony , this time . The Germans , of all people , drawing a line , and guaranteeing a free Poland ‘ s security , and making France and Britain and the rest of Europe to come along . Germany , after all that  they have done to Poland , stepping up this time to draw a line . Angela Merkel has , to be honest , more ” balls ” than either Hollande [France] or Cameron [Britain] , and especially POTUS [U.S.] . She knows what may be at stake . Germany also has economically the most to lose …

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… Russia is Playing a Very Dangerous Game …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I am writing this on Friday evening . It is in the expectation that the Russian – sponsored referendum will pass overwhelmingly …

.. Russia is massing about 100k troops and around 300 tanks along the 2000 mile border with Ukraine . I am expecting , to be honest , for Putin to order his troops to either seize the eastern portion of Ukraine , which is ethnically heavily Russian , or all of Ukraine .

.. The first one would be dangerous , but would not be entirely unexpected . Given the intelligence service – sponsored agitation , I expect Putin to go for the first option . The second (all of Ukraine) would be far more dangerous . It would set off all sorts of alarm bells all over the place , in Europe , in the U.S. , and elsewhere …

.. the question is what happens next ? Could we be seeing the beginning of a regional or another world war , entirely by accident , via miscalculation by a number of countries ? Also , it could send someone else to take action , given the circumstances (Israel , against Iran) ….

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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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