Sunday, March 9, 2014

Who to blame for the Russian invasion of the Crimea

I often hear these days a constant refrain among liberals that Republicans put too much blame on president Obama for the actions of Putin. After all, it's the Russian strongman who invaded Crimea, not Barack Obama. I think this view is emotional and ahistorical. Vladimir Putin is a former KGB officer, a man with clear and unambiguous views on communism and Russian nationalism. He is a predator, a killer, a man who will take what he wants by force or deceit.  It is in his nature to attack the weak if it profits him. To blame Putin for the invasion into Ukraine is like blaming the fox for stealing your chickens. The person who is truly to blame is the man who let the barn open, who let Putin think  that he could take Crimea with few consequences. And that man is Obama, the president of the United States, the very person whose weak foreign policy made the Ukrainian invasion inevitable.


Anonymous said...

Like when they invaded Georgia.

Guy Jones said...

The glib arrogance and naivete of Obama with respect to U.S. foreign policy and world affairs is summed up perfectly by his canned, obviously pre-rehearsed retort from his debate with Mitt Romney in 2012: "The 80's called; they want their foreign policy back."

"Oh, how witty and clever of Obama, thought his fawning lemming supporters at the time (and, a sycophantic media)! What a zinger!" Except that, Romney got it right, and, Obama -- as befits an arrogant, naive, egomaniacal dupe who thinks that he is smarter than everyone else -- got it completely wrong.

Also, examine Obama's statement from a couple of weeks ago, with respect to Russia and the Ukraine, in which he continued to wax idiotic on foreign policy: "This isn't some Cold War chessboard," which statement was delivered in Obama's classic pompous lecturing style, with his typical mixture of breezy arrogance and astounding naivete masquerading as deep expertise. Really, that’s Chamberlain-Obama’s astute assessment? Here's a clue for the Dunce/Golfer-in-Chief — Putin thinks that it is; he is a Cold War relic who has no qualms about attempting to restore Russian hegemony over former Soviet Republics, and, until Neville Chamberlain-Obama realizes that, Putin will always be able to hustle him at will, and will always be two steps ahead of him.

It is Chamberlain-Obama’s telegraphed vacillation, dithering and empty pronouncements over the past few years which have enabled Putin’s meddling, and sent him the clear signal that he can get away with such aggressions. The U.S.’s glaring absence of assertive leadership on the world stage has created a power vacuum which Putin and other troublemakers are more than happy to exploit.

Hillary Clinton's presenting of a replica "reset" button gift to her Russian counterpart was similarly an infantile and utterly amateurish gesture, so typical of the Obama Administration, which values self-aggrandizing stunts and "Kodak moments," over substantive, soundly-conceived policy. Obama's pandering, naive, and completely intellectually dishonest speech delivered in Cairo a few years back is part and parcel of the same type of behavior. That the State Department couldn't even obtain a proper translation and verification of said translation prior to presenting the button, only speaks to its glaring ineptitude and incompetence at the highest levels.

Anonymous said...

It's all a joke to the Obama's. Their foreign policy is hashtag activism. Nigerian girls kidnapped and our policy is #bringbackourgirls. I am sick of these libtards and Bolt Action Bob.

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Politics and good governance must go hand in hand in this new millennium.