"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Is America Trying to Start a War with Russia?

Will Malven

I just have to wonder, is the Obama Administration trying to start an actual shooting war with Russia, just to distract from the myriad of domestic problems that Americans currently face and to bolster dramatically sagging Democrat polling numbers?

The situation continues to deteriorate, with claims and counter-claims being traded and with the US apparently getting most of it's information from . . . social media.  Who knew that Twitter and Facebook postings were legitimate sources of intelligence upon which to base one's foreign policy strategies?

This whole Ukraine/Russia business began because the Obama Administration was funneling money and discussing take-over strategies with anti-Yanukovych opposition leaders, Klitschko, Yatseniuk, and Tyahnybok.

America sent $92 million in FY2013 State/USAID funds and $86 million in FY2014 funds including $11 million for "non-partisan election activities, including efforts to support voter education and civic participation,” we are providing an additional $50 million in technical assistance and the $1 billion dollar loan guarantee under the authority passed by Congress on April 1st.

When Russia (or whomever it was) released tapes of US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland discussing her activities and those of US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, in aiding anti-Yanukovich forces, the MSM focused most of their attention on Nuland's brief and obscene reference to our EU allies.

However, the really striking and most offensive aspect of this discussion isn't Ms. Nuland's language, it's the fact that they are on tape discussing plans for aiding in the overthrow of a legitimately elected government.

America was aiding in the overthrow of a duly (and twice) elected President of an independent nation. Yet somehow they are shocked that Russia reacted negatively to that.

America cannot actively seek to overthrow the legitimately elected government of a sovereign nation and not expect a reaction from those who oppose that action.

This whole business is the Obama Administration in full (and typically liberal) hypocrisy-mode.

It's not our business.  We don't have a dog in this hunt.  This entire Ukrainian mess of Obama's making is a matter for Europe and Russia to hash out.  Democrats didn't like it when Republican Administrations did this sort of thing, and now they're doing exactly the same.

George Bush was wrong to invade Iraq, and Obama . . . well Obama's been a foreign policy disaster from day one.  Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Syria, Iraq, now Gaza and Israel . . . they've been bumbling from one foreign policy failure to the next.

Now, Obama is engaged in his first real dealings with a major foreign adversary and he is being played by Putin like a fiddle.

The real threat Obama poses is that he, like most narcissistic leaders, might suddenly lash out simply so as not to appear weak.  Liberals consistently underestimate our adversaries and get embarrassed by them and this often leads them to make rash decisions.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Obama's Weak Reaction to Malasian Airliner Downing Window Into His Persona

Will Malven

America got a short glimpse into the heart of the true Obama Thursday, in his initial reaction to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. 
"Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.

"And I've directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian governemnt. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and passengers, wherever they call home."
"I want to thank Jeremie for that introduction' he said. 'Give Jeremie a big round of applause.
"It is great to be in the state that gave us Joe Biden. We’ve got actually some better-looking Bidens with us here today. We've got Beau and his wife, Hallie, are here. Give them a big round of applause. We love them."

The "great orator" demonstrated his inability to extemporaneously comment on the attack in any meaningful way.  This surreal seeming lack of real emotional reaction evoked an immediate and negative response, even from some of his most ardent admirers in the MSM.

Obama's problem?  His narcissism renders him unable to empathize with others.

As one expects from a pathological narcissist, he was unable to respond to the shooting down of the airliner as most people would, with genuine anger and sorrow. Obama cannot, as Bill Clinton famously said, ". . . feel your pain."

Any other President--Clinton, Bush, Carter, Kennedy--would have turned the fundraiser into a serious non-partisan speech about foreign policy and the threats America faces, called for calm and unity, and would have underscored the seriousness of this situation and suggested that Republicans and Democrats come together to find the best response and solution to the growing problems facing us.

He would have also suggested turning to faith for comfort and strength and called for Americans to pray for the families of the victims.

Only Obama is so self-focused as to reduce the thing to a passing sentence in his rush to bash political opponents.