Was Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s territory (Crimea) a big deal?
The NATO Secretary-General thinks it is:
(CNSNews.com) – Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of its Crimea region is “the most serious security crisis since the end of the Cold War,” NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday.
“We have seen Russia rip up the international rule book,” Rasmussen told an audience at Georgetown University in Washington DC. “Trying to redraw the map of Europe, and creating in just a few weeks the most serious security crisis since the end of the Cold War.”
The only real country left in Europe thinks that it is:
The Ukraine crisis is the worst in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall and diplomacy is now essential to avoid military escalation, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday.
Russia’s intervention means “the threat of a division of Europe is real again,” Steinmeier said as he arrived for an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers.
This ought to be a much worse crisis – and a much bigger deal – than it actually is: because the fact of the matter is that we signed a treaty to protect Ukraine and to keep this very thing from happening. And we are more obviously weaker now than we have ever been now that we have dishonored ourselves by abandoning our commitment.
Every nation on earth will start to scramble to acquire nuclear weapons to protect their borders and there will be NOTHING we can do to persuade them to give up those weapons. Because we have now proven that our word is no good and we will ultimately renege on whatever we promise we’re going to do.
This is a crisis that will continue to build and build long after Ukraine leaves the media’s ADD-style attention span. You know, while the mainstream liberal media is micro-fixated on that Malaysian airliner that nobody has any idea whatsoever happened to.
But please don’t think Barack Obama did anything stupid while all this was going on: he still spent his usual countless hours formulating his NCAA brackets.
Of course the same Democrats who had demonized George Bush just for playing golf while there was a war going on only to hypocritically shrug their shoulders while Barack Obama has played more than seven times more golf than Bush did (164 rounds compared to Bush’s 24).
I noted in my obtaining of the above facts on presidential golf that the U.S. media that criticized Bush so heavily for golfing have been strangely silent about Obama’s “love for the game.” It has been the FOREIGN media that has attacked Obama for his golfing as the classic evidence of an absentee president who fiddles around on the golf course while the world is burning.
When we compare Vladimir Putin to Barack Obama we get a bare-chested man riding a stallion compared to a weasel-thin, dumbo-eared metrosexual riding a bicycle while wearing mom jeans and a geeky helmet.
And don’t think the world – and particularly all of our enemies – haven’t noticed what the man who has gutted the American military is: weak.
I have on numerous occasions compared Barack Obama to Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain was, like Obama, a ruthless tyrant when it came to domestic policy. Because of the power of his office, he could simply dictate. And dictate he did.
But when it came to dealing with aggressive and even hostile foreign governments, the world sat in stunned horror as Chamberlain proved himself to be an empty suit. He couldn’t dictate to Hitler with an executive order. So he did nothing while Hitler grew stronger and stronger and bolder and bolder and more and more aggressive. Until it took a war to stop him.
That’s where we’re at now.
Democrats want to tell us that Putin invaded Georgia and seized their territory when Bush was president. And that is true. But please consider two things that make that meaningless: 1) George Bush TRIED to avert the Russian seizure of Georgia in April of 2008 when he proposed that Georgia AND UKRAINE be allowed into NATO. That move would have stopped Putin dead in his tracks. Don’t tell me that Bush didn’t wisely see what completely blindsided Obama coming. But weak, cowardly, gutless liberalism is weak, cowardly, gutless liberalism both here and in Europe. And liberals wouldn’t tolerate such a “provocative move.” Oh, no. The spirit of Obama is the spirit of weakness and appeasement. If we bare our throats and demonstrate to our enemies by our nakedness that we are not a threat, their reasoning goes, we will avert war and live in a Utopia of peace and harmony. You’re seeing more of the same as we speak with Obama’s giveaway of the internet to countries that are hostile to us. And 2) Putin seized Georgia with less than three months left in Bush’s presidency – and you tell me if you have any honesty whatsoever what Democrats would have done had Bush moved aggressively to respond to Putin after Obama and Democrats had spent basically eight years demonizing him as a warmonger.
What was Obama’s response to Putin over Georgia once he got into office? Did he stand up to Putin? Did he push for the rest of Georgia not yet seized and Ukraine that had not yet had its territory seized to become part of NATO like Bush had done? Nope. He was pretty good at spending time with his NCAA brackets between rounds of golf then, too.
Bush TRIED to solve the problem in Georgia and Ukraine before either happened. What did Obama do???
In fact what Obama did was issue his infamous “reset” button with Russia. He and Hillary Clinton, being as incompetent as they are morally stupid, botched that horribly, of course. But it sent a crystal-clear message to Putin: America under Obama is weak. They will let me get away with murder. And so murder I will.
More evidence (and more conservatives who saw Putin’s aggression coming): Sarah Palin:
Remember what a bimbo the mainstream media made Sarah Palin out to be (remember, it’s OKAY to trivialize a woman as long as it’s liberals doing it to a conservative).
But in 2008, Sarah Palin predicted something in which she turned out to be right and every liberal on earth turned out to be a morally idiotic jackass.
She predicted that if coward and fool Barack Obama were elected president, it would embolden Russia into invading Ukraine given the kind of idiocy and naïve weakness he displayed when Putin invaded Georgia:
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Of course, the mainstream media savaged her for that. What else is their mission if not a fools’ mission???
And Mitt Romney:
In their third presidential debate, President Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney when he said that Russia remained a threat to the United States. Here’s what Obama said in the debate:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida’s a threat because a few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.
“But, Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s. You say that you’re not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq, but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now.“And the — the challenge we have — I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.”
Here’s how Mitt Romney responded. Notice how Obama tries to cut Romney off before he can make his point:
MR. ROMNEY: I’ll respond to a couple of the things you mentioned. First of all, Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe, not —
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Number one —
MR. ROMNEY: Excuse me. It’s a geopolitical foe. And I said in the same . . . paragraph, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin, and I’m certainly not going to say to him, I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election he’ll get more backbone.
Mitt Romney didn’t have “rose-colored glasses” when it came to Russia and Putin. History records that Barack Obama had the most asinine-looking rose-colored glasses ever devised when it came to them. And Democrats have the naked dishonesty to stupidly try to argue that nobody could have seen Putin’s seizure of Ukraine coming.
And, oh, yeah, that “flexibility” thing. Remember that?
How did I title my article on that one? “Traitor-in-Chief Barack Obama Caught Red-Handed On Tape Playing Naked Politics With Critical National Security”
Obama’s open-mic moment with Russia:
Obama: This is my last election…After my election I have more flexibility.
Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir
And what do we have now? The “worst crisis since the end of the Cold War” being played out after Obama has “more flexibility” to appease our enemy whom Obama went very much on the record to say was NOT our enemy at all.
How “flexible” are you feeling now, I wonder, Obama, you jackass?
So here’s the deal now that Obama has pulled America’s pants down and bent over for Russia and begged to have our national security and our prestige butt-raped: just like in World War II, we’re going to have to fight a world war to get our prestige that our weak, cowardly, gutless puke pissed away.
Obama’s “strategy” – if you could call his doing nothing a “strategy” – is this: where the world became outraged after Hitler’s second violation of a sovereign nation, what if instead of fighting the world had done NOTHING? What if we’d just allowed Hitler to have what he wanted and not do anything about it?
You see, THAT’S “peace” to a liberal. There is no war because we won’t fight. No matter what. And no matter what Hitler – or Putin – or any other thug does, we won’t fight. So we have “peace.”
Here’s the really funny thing about this: I’ve been reading liberals’ op-eds on this Russia-Ukraine thing, and the consistent theme is that Republicans don’t really have a solution now, either. So you can’t blame Obama for being weak because Republicans don’t want to go to war, either.
DAMN THESE PEOPLE ARE PATHOLOGICALLY DISHONEST.
Here’s the simple fact: as I already documented above, the “Republican response” would have begun going on six years ago back when we truly could have DONE something short of going to world war three. The “Republican response” would have began with Sarah Palin’s wisdom – and then after that Mitt Romney’s wisdom – that Russia and Putin were true threats. Which is something our failed Disgrace-in-Chief STILL doesn’t understand.
The “Republican response” would have been NOT to gut America’s military so that we are clearly too damn weak to do a damn thing about much of anything. That probably would have stopped Putin right there.
The “Republican response” would have been to follow through on what Bush started and LEAD by insisting that Georgia and Ukraine become protected by NATO membership. That DEFINITELY would have stopped Putin.
We never would have BEEN in this situation had there actually been a “Republican response.”
There comes a point when idiots have so destroyed something that it cannot be made right again. And don’t try “spin” reality such that Republicans who CLEARLY saw this disaster coming and SAID it was coming wouldn’t have done anything different to avert it.
Now the same media that literally mocked Sarah Palin for seeing the Russian threat and mocked Mitt Romney for “stealing a [functioning] national security policy from the 1980s is dishonestly trying to say that Republicans should have to fix the world that Obama has damn-near singlehandedly broken beyond repair.
Remember Obama boasting of how he would restore America’s prestige? Where is it now after Obama has repeatedly issued “red line” warnings and then done NOTHING and countries like Russia push us around like we’re the pussies that we have become under Obama?
It aint over. Putin gave a speech justifying what he did in Crimea by talking about his duty to protect ethnic Russians wherever they may be. And the thing is that following the collapse of the former Soviet Union – whose territory Putin wants to reclaim for Mother Russia – there are “ethnic Russians” all OVER the place.
Putin gave himself the carte blanche right to invade and seize virtually every single country in eastern Europe.
And now he’s massing Russian troops in a very possible move to invade Ukraine and seize the rest of it.
And Obama has already promised that there is no possible way that he will respond militarily. Because he is a weak and stupid man who lays all his cards down on the table to make sure his enemies know his vulnerabilities in advance.
You wonder what Hitler would have done had Neville Chamberlain said, “Do whatever you want. I won’t stop you.” Probably nothing good.
Here’s one on that: Vladimir Putin has built his new hegemony primarily upon his exporting of Russian oil and natural gas and his ability to shut the tap on any European state that would oppose him. What has Barack Obama done to counter this hegemony? Has he promised to increase American oil and natural gas exports and essentially taken Putin’s power away without firing a shot? That would counter his “oil is evil” philosophy, wouldn’t it? And so while Putin is lording it over Europe and Europe is cowed into refusing to go along with any tough sanctions against Russia as a consequence, Obama STILL won’t allow the Keystone oil pipeline which he has kept shut down for YEARS.
This isn’t even about going to war – although Obama was nothing short of a FOOL to simply take war completely off the table and signal Putin his abject weakness in advance – it’s about simple reality and Obama’s inability to understand it. OIL IS REALITY; Obama’s alternative energy is magical unicorn fairy dust. Obama’s refusal to harness reality makes him a weak fool.
Meanwhile, China, which like Russia and very much unlike America has also been strengthening its military, ALSO has territorial ambitions. Because weakness is the ultimate provocation.
And like Russia, they know we will do NOTHING.
World War II was the result of European and American weakness. World War III will result from the same liberal weakness in Europe and America.
And you can lay the blame for that coming global war ENTIRELY on Obama’s and the Democrat Party’s feat.
A nation that allows tyrants to become emboldened has a death wish. And America proved that it has a death wish when it stupidly elected and then even more stupidly re-elected Barack Obama.
I have long marveled at the precision of Bible prophecy in the last days. The Bible rightly predicted that Israel would miraculously and against all odds be regathered as a nation. It foresaw the rise of Russia as a world power which it had never been in history. It described a last days confederation of countries led by Russia and Iran (Persia) that EXACTLY matches the Islamic states relative to their enmity to Israel today. It anticipated the coming together of a European union which had never in history happened. It knew that one day China and the kings of the east would be able to assemble an army of 200 million soldiers when at the time the prophecy was given there weren’t two-hundred million human beings on the entire planet.
The Bible prophecies all of these things and many, many others which have come to pass in these the last days of human history before the coming of the Beast.
But it never once mentions America.
That used to bother me greatly: how could it be that the mightiest nation in the history of the world isn’t even mentioned in Bible prophecy?
The answer is terrifying: the United States isn’t mentioned because it either won’t exist at all – having catastrophically imploded – or it will be so weak and so irrelevant that it won’t matter at all in the last days.
When you voted for “God damn America,” you voted to go extinct like the Dodo bird.
In the end, a leader will come in fulfillment of every Democrat’s and every liberal’s and every socialist’s fondest dreams. His government will so take over the world that literally no one will be able to buy or sell anything without the government’s approval. He will promise a Utopia but deliver the whole world into hell on earth.
And Barack Obama – along with the Democrat Party and everyone who supports them – is his useful idiot.
You won’t be able to stop him politically because Democrats and liberals all over the world will vote for him. You won’t be able to fight him because liberals will take away all of your guns.
The coming of Antichrist and his mark of the beast didn’t have to happen, but the God who knows the end from the beginning knew 2,000 years ago – knew in fact before the foundation of the world – that the terminal generation of Americans would be a stupid and depraved one.