EDITORIAL: Again, Obama shows Yellow on Russia

EDITORIAL

Again, Obama shows Yellow on Russia

“It is no secret that the movement that called for Kashin to be punished is financed and directed by the presidential administration.”

–Victor Davidoff, writing in the Moscow Times in an article entitled “Goebbels’ Guide to Russia

It may not be a secret, Mr. Davidoff, but nonetheless there is no sign that the Obama administration knows it. If they do, they are evil bastards and ought to be impeached.

Here is the statement of the Obama State Department on the brutal attack on Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, brutally attacked just days after being openly threatened on the website of a youth cult that is bought and paid for the by the Putin Kremlin:

In Russia, the United States condemns the attack on Kommersant journalist Oleg Kashin and calls on Russian authorities to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.  Freedom of the press is a fundamental right in the United States and other countries, and we are committed to uphold the international and regional commitments.  As the 2009 Humanitarian Rights Report noted, eight journalists, many of whom reported critically on the government, were killed over the last year in Russia.  With one exception, the government has failed to identify, arrest, or prosecute any suspects.  A free and independent press is central to a vibrant and well-functioning democracy.  Journalists around the world must feel free to do their jobs without fear of intimidation or physical violence.

Kashin was attacked on Saturday, November 6, 2010.   This statement from the State Department comes two full days after the attack.  We have already condemned the people of Russia and their wretched, malignant government over this attack.  Now, we condemn the Obama administration. Our reasons are many.  The craven cowardice reflected in this statement is palpable and embarrassing to any red-blooded American citizen.

You would think an intelligent person would have learned something if subjected to a brutal electoral repudiation the way Obama has just been. You would think such a person would reconsider his policies and at least try to do something a little different in the hopes of staving off absolute defeat.

But it appears that the rumors of Obama’s intelligence have been greatly exaggerated. As for his courage, it is missing in action to say the least.

Obama does not even try to speak out himself. In fact, he does not even allow a White House spokesman to speak. Instead, the issue is relegated to the bowels of the State Department, not even to a high-ranking Russia diplomat but to a meaningless press mouthpiece.

Then, the statement is buried amidst a host of other comments on other countries, making it appear that Russia is nothing special to worry about.

And the language itself is truly nauseating in its craven cowardice.  There is no attempt to call out the people of Russia who, just as in the time of Stalin, stand mute while these atrocities are carried out at best, at worst encourage them. There is no attempt to point the finger of blame that the proud KGB spies who prowl the Kremlin parapets, spies who have violence like this as a basic part of their DNA.  The statement does note that the Putin regime has failed to arrest and prosecute any attackers of journalists, but as far as the statement is concerned that could just be incompetence.  It says nothing about Putin’s silence on the issue, much less about his possible complicity.

There is not one single clue that the Obama regime understands the public threats made against Kashin by a youth organization organized, bought and paid for by the Kremlin for propaganda purposes.  This lapse is uncivilized, barbaric and offensive to the dignity of every American citizen.

What’s worse, there is absolutely no hint that the US government will use its power to try to defend and support the last remaining proponents of American values in Russia. In our issue today, we republish an article by hero journalist Yulia Latynina, for instance, which announces that she and other journalists are already facing serious threats to their lives for daring to rush to Kashin’s aid, pointing the finger of blame where it truly belongs, at the Kremlin.

Barack Obama will go down in history as this era’s Neville Chamberlain.  He has tried to use the exact same policies of appeasement to buy off the malignant forces of the Kremlin, and we are watching in horror as the exact same results obtain:  Putin grows ever bolder and more violent, more aggressive and greedy, more dangerous.

History will condemn Obama when its writes his saga. We condemn him now. He should resign before America totally betrays itself in former Soviet space. And if he does not, then every patriotic American who serves in the Obama regime, starting with supposed conservative Michael McFaul, should and must immediately abandon their government service and speak out against this atrocity.

If they do not, they are complicit in anti-American evil.

3 responses to “EDITORIAL: Again, Obama shows Yellow on Russia

  1. Zero will ultimately prove to be a force for goodness and decency. Even our enemies are having trouble holding food down. The democrats will be forced to get rid of him just to try to save themselves. They will be too late. Observe as the gods destroy the democratic party.

    Send out for popcorn.

  2. That Darn George Bush!!

    Here’s an opinion piece by Chuck Green who writes “Greener Pastures” for the Denver Post Aurora Sentinel…one of the more liberal papers in the country. Additionally, Mr. Green is a life long Democrat…so this is rather a stunning piece…

    Obama is victim of Bush’s failed promises
    Greener Pastures Column — 5/ 15/10

    Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office.
    Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever.

    Wow! Talk about change.

    Just one year ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation’s most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America ‘s first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.

    Of course, they don’t see it as self-imposed. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

    George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it all.

    He broke Obama’s promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

    He broke Obama’s promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.

    He broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

    He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

    He broke Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America ‘s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.

    He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

    He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

    He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.

    Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault. President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush administration.

    If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, all of President Obama’s problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel .. North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.

    Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn’t have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).

    If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, we’d have real change by now.

    All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obama’s fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

    Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president’s attorney general, to hold terrorists’ trials in New York City . Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.

    Two disastrous decisions.

    Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush.

    Need more proof?

    You might recall that when Scott Brown won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts , capturing “the Ted Kennedy seat”, President Obama said that Brown’s victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years. And they wanted change.

    Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts was George Bush’s fault.

    Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats. It is all George Bush’s fault.

    Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?

    Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something… – anything?

    (Chuck Green is a veteran Colorado journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Denver Post.)

  3. If Obama can’t stand up to the TSA, how can he stand up for human rights.

    Obama could care less about a journalist or freedom of speech. Obama cares about himself, then eliminating US nukes. I wish people would wake up to the fact that Obama has been completely fooled by Putin. Obama gave up the missile defense shield for what in return? The Start Treaty is a complete win for Russia. Now, human rights? At least you can stand for something.

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