Just say Nobama
Well, he’s only a month into his presidency but we have had just about all we can take from Barack Obama. When the United Nations is a more staunch defender of American values in Russia than the President of the United States, something is very, very wrong.
Last week a group of UN delegates excoriated Russia for its barbaric litany of race murders and attacks on journalists. Think Obama joined in the expression of justifiable outrage? Think again.
While Vladimir Putin was hosting moral American foe Cuba in Moscow and pressuring Kyrgyzstan to eject the U.S. from a NATO base on it soil, Obama was proclaiming his intention to slow down the installation of missile defense hardware in Eastern Europe and cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal by 80%. The photograph of Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov grinning from ear to ear at the news which befouled the pages of the Telegraph was truly nauseating. “We welcome the statements from the new Obama administration that they are ready to enter into talks and complete within a year, in this very confined timeframe, the signing of a new Russian-US treaty on the limitation of strategic attack weapons,” said Ivanov. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also playing phone footsie with the “Other Sergei,” her counterpart Mr. Lavrov, who expressed an equal amount of glee at the proceedings.
Well, as long as the Russians are happy with American foreign policy, what more can anyone ask for?
Let’s be clear: Ronald Reagan destroyed the USSR by forcing it into an arms race it could not compete in, and bankrupting it. Now, Vladimir Putin wants to rebuild the USSR, and it seems Obama is hellbent on helping out any way he can, regardless of how many dark-skinned people may get lynched in Russia along the way. The KGB regime of Vladimir Putin smells weakness in the newbie, and is using blitzkrieg tactics in an attempt to overswhelm and subdue him.
Mr. Obama stands on the precipice of history. It won’t take many more blunders to push him over the edge and down onto the craggy rocks where Jimmy Carter lies, torn asunder.
Perhaps Joe Biden, of all people, may save him. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Biden declared: “We will not agree with Russia on everything. For example, the United States will not recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. We will not recognize a sphere of influence. It will remain our view that sovereign states have the right to make their own decisions and choose their own alliances.” French President Nicolas Sarkozy backed him up: “Let’s be frank about it. There’s more and more distrust between the European Union and Russia.”
Go, Joe, go! And read up a little on Mr. Markelov.