President Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow must respect its border with Ukraine. “Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world if it invades or otherwise meddles militarily in Ukraine…And indeed, the United States will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”
Obama is transparent as he threatens there will be “undefined costs.” Obama previously threatened Egypt, Libya, and Syria, trumping those with threats against Iran if they cross the Red Line established by Israel and Obama regarding nuclear arms development by Iran.
Obama now boldly threatens Russia with consequences if they militarily interfere in the Ukraine uprising. One more Red Line is absolutely defined, though there is no intent to make good on the implied threats, as the Red Line can be changed as needed, resembling kids fighting wherein one dares the other to cross this line, but with one ruse after the other, that fight never happens. Hopefully this fight with Russia will not happen.
Obama via his Sec. of State John Kerry, emissary to Iran, not only ignored the Red Line threat, but lifted restrictive embargoes and sanctions by releasing much-needed materials and funds to cash-starved Iran that blissfully continued its nuclear development unabated.
This Obama track record of waffling serves only to embolden Russia President Putin, who adds Ukraine trump to his Syria trump that hogtied Obama, quashing his Red Line threats against Syria President Bashar Hafez al-Assad, leaving Obama choking in the dust.
Simultaneously, while threatening any and all antagonist nations, Obama has been pulling the plug, discharging possibly threatening military officers, and cutting defense expenditures to disarm America, countermanding his boast that he will respond to a knife fight by bringing a gun. Chuck Hagel lectured, “The Defense budget needs to be cut as the world is a different place and American military power is no longer the mightiest in the world.”
What is the point of the Obama foolhardy bravado in declaring consequences if nations cross the Red Line, only to redefine the Red Line by moving the goal posts? Empty threats do not intimidate any world powers, real or not. If threats are made and intended to be enforced, is it not incumbent to increase military strength rather than reducing strength to the shadow of its former strength?
One should not pick a fight if its hands are tied behind the back. Obama holds a deuce-high nothing hand and attempts to call Putin who holds a Royal Flush. Talk about a ridiculous sure-fire losing bluff? Russia illegally made military incursion in the Crimea region of Ukraine, a clear violation of sovereignty that supposedly is subject to NATO and U.N. consequences. But Russia is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, and thus has veto power over any action against it, so where to go, and what to do now?
On the surface, it appears that Putin is intent on restoring the old USSR, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that was dismantled in 1991 and Putin seems to have all the cards to restore the USSR, Ukraine and Crimea being the first official steps.
Ukraine deposed its government only to raise the specter of civil war in which Crimea asked Russia for help, while Ukraine is inclined to go with the EU. The Ukrainian revolt is morphing into spreading civil wars ranging from Africa, the entire Middle East to the Ukraine, and extending into Pakistan, and possibly India before long.
Obama, even without proposed cuts to the Military, is in no position to affect anything positive dealing with Russia head-on. China is not happy with Russian intrusion into sovereign countries, and their reaction, whatever it is, does not bode well for anything but WWIII that has the potential to explode, with instant barrage of weaponry from every direction by every country.
Disruptive problems persist in the U.S. that are perplexing enough without the rashness to rush to war by the last four Presidents who acted first without thinking it through, but “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” More poignant is the fact that Obama is known to be a serial liar, who on about forty occasions, solemnly declared, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan; If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, *PERIOD*.”
At any given point, anything Obama says must be intensely questioned or totally disregarded, as his intent seems to be anti-American, especially as pertaining to jobs he deliberately blocks, as in the Keystone XL Pipeline and exhaustive rules and regulations, particularly those pertaining to job-killing ObamaCare.
An old long-gone aunt was wont to say, “He says more than his prayers.”( No one, except Obama minions and faithful lemmings, believes anything he says. Courtroom lawyers use the famous expression when questioning witnesses, “Were you lying then, or are you lying now?” A liar, once exposed, is no longer entitled to assumptions of truth, but rather disdain for the abuser of truth.
Barack Obama must be paranoid as he and his regime feel unrelenting pressure, and fracture, bit by bit, lie by lie, scandal by scandal, embarrassment by embarrassment. NO, Obama is not paranoid, but a growing segment of the population dislikes him. Certainly, Conservatives not only dislike Obama, but also accuse him of impeachable offenses against basic rights guaranteed by the Constitution that he openly trashes with his arbitrary legislating and changing laws he actually signed. Impeachable, as changing laws is in the province of Congress alone.
Obama, together with his dictatorial AG Eric Holder, relentlessly attacks the civil rights of religion, guns, and free speech that is inhibited by the IRS that is commissioned to restrict Conservative free speech. Obama and his handpicked administration are guilty of much devious anti-American, anti-Constitutional crimes and misdemeanors and impeachable at the highest levels. Therefore, they suspect everyone to be enemies of their state, and seek to control opposition by denial of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
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