Russia, purveyor to Terror
Russia proudly announced last week that it plans to deliver vast quantities of offensive weapons, including fighter jets and armored attack vehicles, to Syria, as well as defensive systems for nuclear technology it also plans to to hand over the the rogue regime in Damascus.
So Russia is a pipeline to Syria. That crazed dictatorship, of course, is itself a pipeline — to the Hezbollah terrorist organization which is committed to the destruction of one of America’s closest allies, Israel, as well as to the United States itself, no differently than Osama bin Laden. In fact, as Pajamas Media reports, Russia is even manufacturing covert weaponry which appears to have terrorists as its primary market.
We can’t help but wonder: How would Russia react if the United States decided to begin pumping dangerous offensive weapons into a country that was well known to be supplying the same weapons to the terrorist “bandits” of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia? Would Russians be inclined to say “that’s America’s right, it’s none of our concern?” Or would they be outraged and demand that the U.S. cease such actions immediately?
Let’s not forget what sort of nation we are dealing with here. Russian “president” Dima Medvedev recently declared that Russia would “act as its forefathers did when they met pirates” and then a group of pirates arrested by Russia suddenly, mysteriously, turned up dead. It appears for all the world that Russia executed them on the high seas without trial, then lied about it the same way it lied about fomenting the coup d’etat that drove out a pro-U.S. regime from Kyrgyzstan.
Would such a nation hesitate for a millisecond before providing weapons to terrorist organizations whose foes Russia despised? Would Russia care at all that the victims of such weapons might be innocent women and children? Would Russia pause even a moment to worry about its hypocrisy, its own exposure to terrorism, its own need for international support?
The answer to those questions is: Obviously not. Despite the shameless bowing and scraping of the Obama administration regarding a so-called “reset” of relations with Russia, the Putin dictatorship is barreling ahead with cold-war politics. It is seeking to annex Ukraine and Georgia, it is sending aid and comfort to America’s most despised foes and buzzing the American shoreline with nuclear bombers, and it is seeking to use its own brand of terrorism, based in energy exports, against Western Europe.
These are the results of Barack Obama’s “foreign policy” made without the slightest personal knowledge of Russia: Failure, disaster, and apocalypse. This American adminstration’s name will live in infamy.