“It’s pointless to pay attention to foreign policy when a Democrat is president, unless you enjoy having your stomach in a knot.” – Ann Coulter
“I have taken note of America’s staggering geopolitical incompetence, and mocked the messianic pretensions of your media-anointed President Obama. And I chuckle when I think about how long it took for Americans to notice his obvious ineptitude.” – Vladimir Putin
“It seems this new perspective on our military is based upon the misguided progressive socialist vision of social egalitarianism. I remember back during the Clinton administration when we received a new training edict … The mandate was called, ‘consideration of others’ training, which we affectionately called ‘coo.’ It mandated that platoon-sized units have 60-90 minute training sessions based upon vignettes that enabled the members of the unit to discuss their feelings.” – Allen West
“The test of policy is how it ends, not how it begins.” – Henry Kissinger
With all the barbs slung at him by the media and the Washington political establishment, you’d almost think Vladimir Putin was a Republican. It makes you wonder if Vladdy’s real offense is not his incursion into the Ukraine (which, after all, has never been one of Barack Obama’s 57 States), but in affixing his signature to the law prohibiting “non-traditional” (i.e. homosexual) propagandizing to minors in Russia. In the eyes of the international community of pederasts and the New York Times editorial board, this was the moral equivalent of drowning puppies and caning the elderly. The old Grey Lady ain’t what she used to be — and neither is the so-called “Free World.”
When Reagan was president, the expression pro-Western meant something. It meant pro-representative government, pro-human rights and pro-Western (Judeo-Christian) values. Today, it means a willingness to accept same-sex “marriage,” abortion on demand, an anti-religion ethos – the agenda of the EU’s cultural commissars — and the economic dictates of the Brussels bureaucracy.
Putin doesn’t want to see the EU — and, possibly, NATO — on his doorstep. Do you blame him? If someone overthrew a democratically elected, pro-American government in Ottawa and replaced it with an interim regime hostile to our interests, that contained neo-Nazi elements and which immediately moved against English-speaking Canadians, it would irritate us too. It would, that is, if there was an American in the White House. (Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does)
Henry Kissinger, the old diplomatic warhorse who’s forgotten more about foreign policy than Jackasses like Barack Obama and John Kerry ever knew, says this about the latest crisis:
The West must understand that, to Russia, Ukraine can never be just a foreign country … Ukraine has been part of Russia for centuries, and their histories were intertwined before then … The Black Sea Fleet — Russia’s means of projecting power in the Mediterranean — is based by long-term lease in Sevastopol, in Crimea. Even such famed dissidents as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Joseph Brodsky insisted that Ukraine was an integral part of Russian history and, indeed, of Russia. (A Must Read From An Elder Statesman – Common Sense On Ukraine)
But Democrats, as Ann Coulter points out, have an unblemished history of foreign policy disasters stretching back to the cosmetically revised saga of the Kennedy administration:
JFK: Seeing he was dealing with a naif, Khrushchev promptly sent missiles to Cuba … In exchange for Russia’s laughably empty threats about Cuba, JFK removed our missiles from Turkey — a major retreat. As Khrushchev put it in his memoirs: “It would have been ridiculous for us to go to war over Cuba — for a country 12,000 miles away. For us, war was unthinkable. We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along, security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey.”
LBJ: Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, famously escalated the war in Vietnam simply to prove that the Democrats could be trusted with national security … LBJ’s incompetent handling of that war allowed liberals to spend the next half-century denouncing every use of American military force as “another Vietnam.”
Jimmy Carter: Carter warned Americans about their “inordinate fear of communism” and claimed to have been attacked by a giant swimming rabbit. His most inspired strategic move was to abandon the Shah of Iran, a loyal U.S. ally, which gave rise to the global Islamofascist movement we’re still dealing with today. [Ed. Note: Mr. Peanut also gave away the Panama Canal]
Slick Willy Clinton: Bill Clinton’s masterful handling of foreign policy was such a catastrophe that he had to deploy his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to steal classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 to avoid their discovery by the 9/11 commission. Twice, when Clinton was president, Sudan had offered to turn over bin Laden to the U.S. But, unfortunately, these offers came in early 1996 when Clinton was busy ejaculating on White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Barack Obama: Obama couldn’t be bothered with preserving America’s victory in Iraq. He was busy helping to topple a strong American ally in Egypt and a slavish American minion in Libya — in order to install the Muslim Brotherhood in those countries instead … Obama has become such an object for Putin’s amusement that the fastest way to get the Russians out of Crimea would be for Obama to call on Putin to invade Ukraine.
Obama, of course, has almost three more years in which to solidify his already disastrous missteps; and, when gay “rights” and “diversity” replace military preparedness as an integral part of your national security posture, catastrophe can’t be very far away. In the unforgiving arena of foreign affairs, strongly worded “tweets” and a stream of narcissistic “selfies” are no substitute for a big stick.