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.