Obama’s Weakness Encourages Putin



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  1. Lodewijk Hof says:

    I don’t agree in full but it is a interesting article.

    I think the point of left out that Ukraine is a totally split up and that you can see at most election results that appro 50% likes to join the west and 50% likes to join Russia.

    If they like to keep Ukraine together I think they should do some type of Belgium state. After which they should rebuild the country. Otherwise you will have this comming back.

    Don’t forget 1 easy thing: Ukraine is not paying its energy bills or nuclear power facilitys. The same facilitys that are build on a Chernobyl model and are in a worse technical state (no maintance due to no payments made) than the reactor that blow up.

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    Target Reply:

    In an interesting parallel, the US is also split 50/50 between conservatives and liberals. It seems the moderates have by and large given up on the whole mess and quit voting.

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  2. Dave says:

    what was his comment to medvedev or whatever his name is – wait until i get re-elcted then i will have more room to act -He was’nt pertaining to this specific case of course , but it displays his mindset – I have my own opinions as to why hes doing this – Whatever his reasons CLEARLY INTENTIONALLY exhibiting lack of strength in the face of clear aggression is not the way to deal with it — He does not have this countries best interest at heart — Or any of its allies —

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    Zella FellaI Reply:

    World War is going to happen anyway. The start
    of it is happening before our eyes. Our President
    looks the other way because he is a Marxist. He wants
    to live off your dime. If he cared about this country,
    maybe he would try to do the alternative. Because
    he chooses to do nothing, will lead to the unthinkable.
    This country is in a very sad state due to the leadership. If you believe in a higher power, I would
    start praying. War eventually will be inevitable, because of his
    week foreign policy. Also the fact once the dollar collapses and
    Saudis decide not use the American dollar to exchange, to buy
    oil. What then?? WWII what state was this country in?

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  3. Kevin S says:

    It’s all part of the plan set forth by the International Oligarchs. Part of the U.N. Agenda 21 is to reduce Earth’s human population to 500 Million or less.
    Another World War, this one with nuclear weapons, could easily achieve that goal.
    Think about it.

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  4. Slavni says:

    What do you Americans think?
    That you can do what ever you want in the world?
    That you are always right? In Serbia, Iraq, Afganistan, Chile, Vietnam….That you can leave hundreds of thousands people dead after your interventions in the name of (false)freedom and (false)humanitarian help!?

    Someone here is really nuts. Thank God and this will past!

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    Hunter Reply:

    And exactly what country do you come from Slavni to be calling the United States falsely free. If you would step back and look how the United States has helped the world then your perception of America would change.

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    Slavni has some points. We are not free from constant monitoring by the government. We are not free from a huge burden of taxation, and if you ever fall behind in your real estate taxes you can say goodbye to home and property all fully paid for. We are not free from an unconstitutional “federal” reserve which has devalued our currency so that the dollar is worth about a penny now. We are not free from an unconstitutional IRS that has been used by the govt for decades as a billy club.

    Other countries that we “free” with democracy face the same types of issues. Historically a democracy only lasts about 200 years. Once the voters realize they can vote for candidates who give them what they want the death spiral commences, until you have the few remaining workers paying the entitlements of the many. This is why our founding fathers established us as a republic instead.

    Consider also that our nation was designed to be ruled by our citizens. In the past we did not have career politicians, but statesmen from the private sector would leave their jobs and rotate in for a term to serve the country and it’s people. Now an eleite group are put forth for your consideration of vote. They enjoy immense privilege both from prosecution and financially. They do not really care if you vote blue or red, because either vote perpetuates their incredible power base…which includes the media. A country without a free press is not free.

    While we have sometimes done great good, we have often done great harm while intervening. In the case of Muslims (right or wrong) we have brought in modern decadence and filth to a culture that did not wish to be exposed to it. We have put leaders in power who were hated by their people, and sometimes were worse than their predecessors. Some of them even became enemies of the US with weapons we supplied them. In the process, our meddling in foreign cultures has earned us disdain by many and hatred by others, as well as love by others.

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  5. JohnnyV says:

    “Decisive Toughness”? What does that mean? Send planes? Drop bombs? Send troops? What does Brown mean? It’s easy to throw stones and be an armchair quarterback. Look what decisive toughness got us in Iraq.

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    Dan Reply:

    We have much to blame Bush for, but that does not absolve Obama from his failures. He inherited a bad situation from Bush, but it was not yet out of control. Obama took that bad situation and, through weakness and negligence, actually made it far worse.

    Tell me, do you think ISIS would be the threat it is today if Bush had never left office? I never liked Bush, or the war in Iraq, but when the nation makes a commitment–even one I do not like–it MUST be fulfilled or disaster is sure to follow. Bush’s invasion was a bad move; however, Obama’s decision to drop it like a hot potato was irresponsible and negligent.

    If every president flip-flopped on their predecessors’ policies, our nation would be schizophrenic and ineffective. All of our opponents, throughout the world, would know they only have to wait 4-8 years to get what they want.

    Tell me, if the republicans manage to do away with Obamacare, and they do it so irresponsibly that millions of people are negatively affected, who would be at fault? Republicans for their negligence, or Democrats for setting it up in the first place? When a leader takes the current state of things and makes it worse… that is HIS responsibility, and his alone.

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  6. duff says:

    “After the election I will have more flexibility…”

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  7. foolonthehill says:

    Obama has no plans to do anything that will increase the stature of the United States. If doing nothing will decrease America’s power in the world he will do THAT. The only thing he WILL do is damage control for his administration’s leftist agenda, that means do the MINIMUM, a teleprompter news conference and maybe some half-hearted response at most. Otherwise he will wait until after the elections, he does not want to rock the boat which might cause the leftist fix of the elections to be overridden by conservative momentum, so going on vacation does not surprise me in the least. After that look out, it will be one destructive executive order after another. He will have to be forced out after that which may cause ‘civil unrest’ from his (how can I put it) ‘low-information constituents’, otherwise we will have certain continued deterioration of traditional values in this country and the leftist NWO may succeed, unfortunately something drastic must be done…

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  8. Bruce says:

    And your apparent suggestion is to start World War III?

    People like you, driven by fear, perpetuate the violence endemic to our world. There has to be a better way to approach this problem than to escalate things to the point of a wider war. Your approach would certainly bring a wider war, as Putin is unstable and living in an alternate world devoid of the consequences of his actions. He gladly would take any escalation on our part as an invitation to World War.

    You may disagree, (fear tends to make folks myopic), but are you really willing to risk such a disasterous possibility?

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    Hunter Reply:

    No we should just yell at Putin and say SANCTIONS, SANCTIONS, STOP OTHERWISE WE WILL ENACT MORE SANCTIONS. Think, Bruce, is this working? Putin does not care about talking, the only remedy for him is backbone. Now I didn’t love george bush as a president, but did Putin try anything like this while he was in office? No, because bush had backbone and wasn’t afraid to fight. And look we didn’t have world war 3 during his presidency. I think we have more chances for world war 3 to break out while obama is in office because he won’t stand up for anything. Just take world war 2 for example. Bottom line is the fact that Putin is a coward, and the remedy for a coward is to actually fight back against his policies.

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    Kyle Reply:

    Hunter, au contraire, Putin’s forces did invade Georgia in August 2008, which was during George W. Bush’ administration. U.S. Navy ships were sent nearby, but when push came to shove, the administration realized there was little they could do except offer humanitarian aid.

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  9. Professor Fate says:

    Obama will go down in American and World history as the most ineffectual and incompetent American president ever to hold the office. He was a cipher before he was elected and has remained as such. He has been referred to as the ‘Affirmative Action’ president for good reason. He is a naif in Foreign Policy and surrounds himself with sycophants selected for their loyalty, not their expertise. His naievete in all things international borders on the astounding. In America, V. Putin is viewed as a stronger leader than Obama in that Putin is decisive, he has a plan of action and follows through on what he says. Our feckless commander in chief does the exact opposite in ‘leading from behind’.

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  10. DellStator says:

    I wish the Euro-Zone and the US Gov’t would just issue a joint press release say there’s too many billionaires making too much money out of this conflict, reselling cheap Russian gas, laundering the money of Russian billionaires, restarting the cold war with the huge incrase in spending to the Defense Industry needed, for anyone to want to stop the conflict. Then we can all ignore it, enjoy the summer like our leaders are all doing.

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  11. Gleb says:

    Dear citizens of the USA! Think again! Obama is only carrying out orders Fed! You owe money all over the world! And the best way to write off debts – World War III! Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine – Where it became better after the arrival of American forces? There came democracy?!!! Your well-being is based on the blood of many nations of the world! A Hitler mustache you have to glue Poroshenko! It destroys its own citizens on the orders of YOUR President!

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  12. Jim Wherry says:

    No. Let’s just stop trying to blame the USA for everyone else’s problems and misconduct. If there is a “wider war in Europe,” it will not be because the U.S. President failed to act to prevent it, but because Russia engaged in an illegal conquest of surrounding nations. Blame the person really responsible for the present mess: President Putin.

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  13. edgar gabre says:

    Apparently many people (most people) will never learn from previous conflicts. The only effective weapon to fight unjust and dictatorial types (Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Hirohito, Matsumoto, and now Putin and all the East Block leaders during the bolsheviks, is STRENGTH. That’s the only thing our so-called leader does not have. (Mental or otherwise). Shame America! and those who voted for him twice.

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  14. Equilibrator says:

    Floyd,
    And what about Europe?
    Why are they doing exactly zero to oppose Putin?

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  15. Peregrine says:

    On the Mark again Floyd! You acuteness amazes me. This is all of the things I have discerned from this Radical in the White House. He Has No Gonads. He doesn’t have the thought process of an egg timer, Much less a President. I believe he is a Puppet put into place by entities that hate this Country and wish to destroy Her. I believe in The United States of America. We will bear these scars for Decades to come, however, I believe America can, and WILL be restored in the future. I have, I think at least twenty more years to help restore Her and will gladly do so. Russia however is always going to be a problem. This President is so intimidated by Putin that he Blatantly refuses to act against him or any other Tyrant. The Middle East is a Disaster. Our Economy is a disaster, regardless of media manipulation of the facts. It really does seem as if this Presidents name should be CHAOS.

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  16. Ronny says:

    Hey Floyd, been drinking the mainstream media propaganda kool-aid???

    We’ve been told 6 times now Russia has invaded Ukraine but unfortunately no iPhone pics or videos are found as proof (in an era of “selfies” and taping ice-bucket challenges with the whole world carrying smart phones with them every second)

    The convoy had been scrutinized by both Kiev, EU and UN and was allowed in after being held up for several days (when Hitler invaded I don’t recall him waiting for others to approve….)

    Get your facts straight, even if you’re against Russia and favoring the US industrial-military complex warmongering.

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