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
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!!!!