The Epic and Historic Defense of Ukraine

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Not Ukraine the country, Ukraine the Obama foreign policy failure. Seriously – Progs, Obots and other Democrats are banding together across the internet and the airwaves to mount an all-out defense of a political fiasco. They are throwing everything including the kitchen sink into this effort.

So far in the past 2-3 days I have seen the following defenses offered by Democrats (in no particular order):

1. Crisis? What Crisis?

2. Obama is on top of it.

3. No one could have seen this coming.

4. Putin’s decision to invade was irrational and impulsive.

5. There is nothing we could have done anyway.

6. Bush did it too. (in Georgia)

7. The Ukrainians started it.

8. The Republicans are just using this as an excuse to attack Obama.

9. Look! Squirrel!!

10. The kitchen sink

The one thing I have yet to see anyone on the left say is “Wow, Obama and Kerry sure fucked up this time.

Who was it that said truth is the first casualty of war?

By itself, the Russian invasion of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine is not a major world crisis. NATO and the Obama administration aren’t going to do anything except squawk and impose some symbolic but basically meaningless “sanctions.”

The real danger is that Obama is now fully exposed as a weak and vacillating paper tiger. Putin knows he has nearly three years in which to reassert Russian control over Eastern Europe. Poland and the Baltic states beware!

Even worse, Iran now can be assured they have nothing to fear except Israel when it comes to their nuclear program. President Assad can crush the rebellion in Syria with impunity. A number of authoritarian regimes around the world will be emboldened to align themselves with Russia to oppose us. China may get frisky too.

Basically, the Cold War is back and we aren’t ready for it. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave.



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89 Responses to The Epic and Historic Defense of Ukraine

  1. The Klown says:

    Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ and Nixon gotta be pissed too.

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    • votermom says:

      It’s probably 3 years too late to save Ukraine, but maybe we could reinforce Poland?

      • DeniseVB says:

        I was thinking of Poland also. Didn’t Obama stab them in the back shutting down a missile defense system ? Because Peace and Love will win the day ?

        • leslie says:

          He did shut down the missile defense system (iirc) He’s so good a stabbing people – friend and foe alike – in the back. It’s a wonder we have any allies at all.

        • cynic says:

          Not only did he do it, but don’t forget this:
          “On the 70th Anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Poland, Barack Obama announced that he was abandoning Bush era plans to install ballistic missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, pleasing Moscow and igniting fear among our Eastern European allies.”
          (Taken from the article “Obama Abandons Poland”)

  4. The Klown says:

    For much of his time in office, President Obama has been accused by a mix of conservative hawks and liberal interventionists of overseeing a dangerous retreat from the world at a time when American influence is needed most.

    The once-hopeful Arab Spring has staggered into civil war and military coup. China is stepping up territorial claims in the waters off East Asia. Longtime allies in Europe and in the Persian Gulf are worried by the inconsistency of a president who came to office promising the end of the United States’ post-Sept. 11 wars.

    Now Ukraine has emerged as a test of Obama’s argument that, far from weakening American power, he has enhanced it through smarter diplomacy, stronger alliances and a realism untainted by the ideology that guided his predecessor.

    It will be a hard argument for him to make, analysts say.

    A president who has made clear to the American public that the “tide of war is receding” has also made clear to foreign leaders, including opportunists in Russia, that he has no appetite for a new one. What is left is a vacuum once filled, at least in part, by the possibility of American force.

    “If you are effectively taking the stick option off the table, then what are you left with?” said Andrew C. Kuchins, who heads the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “I don’t think that Obama and his people really understand how others in the world are viewing his policies.”

    Rarely has a threat from a U.S. president been dismissed as quickly — and comprehensively — as Obama’s warning Friday night to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin. The former community organizer and the former Cold Warrior share the barest of common interests, and their relationship has been defined far more by the vastly different ways they see everything from gay rights to history’s legacy.

    • votermom says:

      But the position Obama is in, confronting a brazenly defiant Russia and with few ways to meaningfully enforce his threat, has been years in the making. It is the product of his record in office and of the way he understands the period in which he is governing, at home and abroad.

      Yup. Like I said, at least 3 years too late to act tough now.

  5. The Klown says:

    If the shooting starts Ukraine is gonna be sorry. There is no way they can take on Russia.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Best excuse I’ve seen for Obama HE’S A DIPLOMAT, NOT A WAR MONGER LIKE BOOOOSH.

    Ahh, gee, how’s that working out ? Sounds like he’s called his “mean girl” pals in Canada and France and made them tell Putin “we don’t like what you’re doing so we’re not going to the G8 party”. That’s Obama’s “diplomacy”.

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  9. driguana says:

    Being lectured daily on the importance of the Ukraine and Crimea by my visiting cousin, a former public policy expert at the University of Cincinnati, I am still wondering (being mindful that I can’t stand the sight of Obama) what exactly and precisely everyone thinks Obama should have done. Ukraine is not an easy one….or is it?

    • The Klown says:

      wmcb:

      Exactly. Russia is behaving badly, but EU and NATO countries have been interfering over there for months as well. There was a major push on the strongarm Ukraine into the EU without any sort of popular vote. The EU has been funneling money and support to outright neo-Nazi and other batshit groups, so long as they’d be anti-Russian.

      Yes, the bear is charging. Bad bear. But don’t sit there all faux innocence pretending you haven’t been poking him.

      • DandyTIger says:

        In other words, what he (and EU) could have done is not poke the bear. They could have seen what would likely happen as a response. And even after the poking, there are things a real leader could have done to maneuver and out play Putin at this chess game. A ruthless leader would have. Not that we want a ruthless leader here, but some sort of leader was needed.

        • The Klown says:

          There are two basic things we should have been doing.

          1. Use diplomacy to defuse tensions and avert a confrontation. Instead it was like we were goading Ukraine into a fight with Russia.

          2. Military preparedness. We are basically powerless right now to do anything, but we had five years to get ready and we did nothing.

    • votermom says:

      Not run in 2012

      • Lulu says:

        It is becoming more and more obvious that he should NOT have run again. He could have walked away and declared victory with Obamacare and said everyone else f-ed it up after he left. But hubris got in the way. I have read four different comments about him having a raging alcohol problem this morning and all said it is becoming a real concern in DC. “They say” he has a cut off time for any kind of work and he then drinks and is “unavailable”. This would explain a lot. Also he is taking antidepressants which would make sense too if he is totally overwhelmed. What a mess.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Could explain where he was the night of Benghazi, passed out ? I don’t know how he sleeps at night anyhow, so I would totally buy into anti-anxiety and sleeping aids.

          Then there was this ……?????

        • leslie says:

          It may be wishful thinking to say he has a drinking problem – an excuse for his ineptness and absence of any moral judgment. I don’t know anything about bronco and alcohol, or bronco and depression. but if he IS taking anti-depressants, alcohol is just about the worst thing he can combine with that medication.

          • Lulu says:

            That kind of scared me. Mixing the two is poly-substance abuse. Moderate drinking OR anti-depressants are common I’m sure in DC but both? And I’m sure that the rumor mill is trying to come up with an explanation (poor Bronco, he is so stressed) for his bizarre and inexplicable inept behavior. The “happy hour” comment on Friday was just peculiar.

        • lyn says:

          It was all ego for Obama. Because he is the crappiest president of all, he needed to show that he could win a second term. I started watching the Netflix documentary, “Mitt.” Talk about a guy who has total self-awareness backed up by intelligence. He can analyze anything within minutes. America screwed up royally by not electing him president.

          • foxyladi14 says:

            AMEN AMEN AMEN!!! 🙂

          • Ann says:

            I still don’t believe America didn’t elect Mitt. Yeah, yeah, it isn’t tinfoil Tuesday yet, but that’s my story, and I’m sticking too it.

            What scares me even more than believing this idjit’s team (I don’t think Obama himself if capable of carrying out any sort of high-level plan that requires stealth and brains) cheated his way to re-election? Who the GOP plans on putting up in 2016 that THEY plan on cheating into the presidency. Monkey see, monkey do and all that…

          • driguana says:

            Ain’t that the truth!

    • wmcb says:

      Foreign policy is a continuum. It’s not one event. It’s not “Gee, what could Obama do to respond to the specific act of Russia invading Crimea.” There may be very little he can do at this point. It’s “Why has he spent the last 6 years proving himself to be feckless, vacillating, and clueless on the world stage?” Why has he made repeated threats he failed to back up? Why has he covered up a terrorist attack? Why has he encouraged uprisings (Arab Spring) that have ended in even worse conditions? Why did he depose a dictator militarily (Qaddafi) in order to look good on the news, then essentially abandon that country to chaos and show zero further interest in it at all?

      He has comported himself on the world stage as a child playing with matters he doesn’t begin to understand. That has consequences.

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  12. gumsnapper says:

    Obama believes in talking loudly and carrying a small to nonexistent stick.

    If he has no cards to play then he should just keep his talk to a minimum rather than threatening red lines or talking tough.

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    Ruh roh!

    • Lulu says:

      I’m going to keep count of how many times she “sniffs” at them. She is so smart and lawyerly. Maybe all the Repubs will cede Rep Gowdy their time. I think I will email the chairman and suggest that. It would be epic. She would not be showing up if she thought he had four hours to grill her on a spit.

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  17. helenk3 says:

    http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/03/russia_and_china_play_the_long_game_while_obama_dithers.html

    Russia and China play the long game.

    I learned when I was a teenager do not show weakness or you will get attacked

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  19. helenk3 says:

    http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/03/a_new_age_now_begins.html

    a new age now begins
    between the corruption in Europe and backtrack weakening this country Russia has no reason to worry

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Obama’s Hollywood BFFs not having a good weekend either. Here’s your Razzie results from last night:

    http://www.freep.com/article/20140302/ENT01/303020101/razzies-awards-will-jaden-smith

  21. DandyTIger says:

    I’ve already heard my favorite version of #7. It’s the evil right-wing fascist Ukrainians that started all this by rebelling against the better administration. And so it’s right-wing fascists fighting right-wing fascists (yep, Russia is right-wing, of course), and so we shouldn’t care.

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  23. DandyTIger says:

    From Hillary State department cables (via wikileaks) from 2009:

    … pro-Russian forces in Crimea, acting with funding and direction from Moscow, have systematically attempted to increase communal tensions in Crimea in the two years since the Orange Revolution. They have done so by cynically fanning ethnic Russian chauvinism towards Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians, through manipulation of issues like the status of the Russian language, NATO, and an alleged Tatar threat to ‘Slavs,’ in a deliberate effort to destabilize Crimea, weaken Ukraine, and prevent Ukraine’s movement west into institutions like NATO and the EU.”

    The article points out another cable from a few days later, which was titled, “Ukraine-Russia: Is Military Conflict No Longer Unthinkable?

  24. helenk3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/177869-kerry-putin-invading-ukraine-an-act-of-weakness/

    per kerry…..Putin invading Ukraine is an act of weakness

    unbelievable
    probable putin reply LMAO

  25. helenk3 says:

    Russian TV will not air the Oscars ceremony live due to seriousness of the events in Ukraine’s Crimea region – @MiriamElder

    OMG what will hollywood do????

  26. votermom says:

    Canadian reporter yesterday

    • leslie says:

      “By openly admitting to the world that the future wars waged by his successors will be unjust, unconstitutional, immoral, imperialistic and all about oil, the president is getting ahead of the issue,” explained Anna Galland, executive director of the influential think-tank MoveOn.org. “He’s demonstrating to the world that the America of the future will be about the rule of law, not some rogue cowboy state which wades into the world willy-nilly, branding entire nations as terrorist regimes and entire religions as terrorist cults. It’s a refreshing break from the war-mongering jingoism of the past and present.”

      In apologizing for the wars of America’s future, the president has set his sights on what he called “those few bad apples” within the military. “These individuals will have disgraced their uniform, and as the commander-in-chief, I pledge to show no tolerance for such behavior,” he said.

      http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/02/obama-future-wars/#ixzz2uq6XnFJT

      So, he cuts the military. God, I hate this man.

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    I have to step away from Twitter every so often so my account doesn’t overheat. I really don’t feel like getting suspended again.

  33. DeniseVB says:

    SPOILER!!!!, don’t click the linky…..Looks like God is getting trumped by Allah this weekend in movies ? Disclaimer: My son’s an air marshal, and he assured me he’s not a drunk….yet. 😀

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2014&wknd=09&p=.htm

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