Just as LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld predicted would occur two weeks ago in her Pajamas Media column, U.S. President Barack Obama has shamefully stabbed America’s allies in Poland and Czech Republic in the back by withdrawing America’s proposal to install a ballistic missile defense system in their countries. Advantage, Russia. Not by any cleverness on the part of the Russians, mind you, but simply because of the American president’s lack of backbone, and brain.
Vladimir Putin is cheering Obama, calling him “brave.” It is truly psychotic for a man from whose mouth so much vitriolic anti-American rhetoric has issued would think he could deliver compliments and be taken seriously. It is truly undeniable proof of the depths to which the Obama administration has so quickly sunk that it is being praised as serving the interests of Russia by a proud KGB spy who has wiped out the last traces of American values in Russia.
But what Putin isn’t doing is offering any concecessions of any kind in return regarding Iran. Instead, Putin is merely giving reassurances that Russia won’t now station offensive ballistic missiles near Eastern Europe, something Russia never indended to do before President Bush established the shield initiative several years ago. And then he’s demanding even more concessions!
This cowardly, misguided and treacherous act by Barack Obama will live in infamy just like the similar misdeeds of British rogue Neville Chamberlain which led to World War II. Russian hawks, just like Hitler, will see Obama’s action in only one way: As weakness. Like dogs fed from the table, they will only want more and more concessions from the U.S., and will believe they can get them without making concessions in return. Russia is being rewarded for its horrific aggression against Georgia and its crazed anti-American rhetoric, not punished. The Obama administration has not taken one single tangible policy step to protect Georgia or to push back Russian attacks on American values and security interests.
Obama is breaking Ronald Reagan’s sage advice, which was itself based on a Russian adage: “Trust but verify.” Obama has confirmed he is what he appears to be, a weak-minded neophyte totally unable to realize the threats his nation faces and the obligations it has to worldwide democracy.
Which will be the first former Soviet state butchered and enslaved by Putin because of Obama’s weakness? Which one will become to Putin was Czechoslovaki was to Hitler? Will it be Georgia? Ukraine? Kazakhstan? Will there be a military invasion? An assasination? Or will the local government sponaneously “decide” it wants to be enslaved by Russia once again?
No matter, the fault will be Obama’s, just as the fault for Hitler’s invasion of Poland lay with Chamberlain.