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Obama and Europe Act Like 12 Year Old Girls–UPDATE

For those of you who once were 12 year old girls and for those, like me, who have played the father role for a 12 year old, the following headline will send chills up your spine:

World Leaders Will Exclude Putin From Summit Meeting

Oh SNAP you bitches. Really? This is what foreign relations have become–world leaders acting like a gaggle of early adolescents with raging hormones pitching a bitch fit at the other girl they decided they do not like. Honestly, Putin must be laughing his ass off.

Per the NY Times:

President Obama and the leaders of the biggest Western economies agreed on Monday to exclude President Vladimir V. Putin from the Group of 8, suspending his government’s 15-year participation in the diplomatic forum and further isolating his country.

In a joint statement after a two-hour, closed-door meeting of the four largest economies in Europe, along with Japan and Canada, the leaders of the seven nations announced that a summit meeting planned for Sochi, Russia, in June will now be held in Brussels — without Russia’s participation.

“This group came together because of shared beliefs and shared responsibilities. Russia’s actions in recent weeks are not consistent with them,” the statement said. “Under these circumstances, we will not participate in the planned Sochi Summit. We will suspend our participation in the G-8 until Russia changes course.”

News flash you bunch of drama queens. Putin ain’t changing course. He’s acting in the interest of the Russian people; at least as far as he perceives the what is in the interest of Russia. What could that be? Having a friendly country on his western borders. A country that is not likely to pose a military threat or side with those nations that could pose a military threat.

That’s not crazy. That’s a totally rational, sane policy position.

The hypocrisy of the West, particularly America, when it comes to National Security matters is galling. For years, we have tolerated the blatant sponsor of terrorists by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia–Islamic radicals who have attacked and killed thousands of Americans. And our response? We protect them and send them billions of dollar.

The Russians are no dummies. They have watched us for years turn a blind eye to aggression and terrorism when it suits our interest. At least they have recognized us for acting pragmatically, even in violation of international law, when it is something we declared as a national security interest.

As I noted in an earlier piece, we are dependent on the Russians to get to the Space Station for starters. And, despite our status as the world’s reserve currency, our burgeoning debt is making us weaker. We are not playing poker with an unlimited source of cash. That means we can play a hand badly and hurt ourselves significantly.

I fear that the CIA, and the other intelligence analysts, are not telling Obama the full truth about our weak position. Instead, realizing that the White House wants only good news, they are pandering to boost Obama’s ego that he is a tough guy. He’s not. Let’s see if Germany’s Angela Merkel forces him to come to his senses.

UPDATE–Having just watched the press conference from Brussels, the detachment and delusion of Obama is stunning. Like a shrill 12 year old drama queen, he resorts to name-calling as his primary policy swipe at Russia. Labeling them a “regional” power while touting the United States as the only “super power” is akin to a short man bragging about being the tallest in a class of children.

Do not misinterpret my stance on Obama. It does not mean that I endorse or support the Republican Cold Warriors who insist that Russia is our “greatest” strategic threat. Nonsense.

  • GabbySummers

    In complete agreement with you again regarding this Larry. I wish my conservative friends would wise up.

  • HELENK2

    the American ingenuity that the backtrack bunch trashes does some really good things

    http://www.wimp.com/cupshelter/

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  • HELENK2

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/03/u-s-gives-russia-free-military-equipment-used-by-army-marines/

    WTH
    US gives Russia free military equipment used by Army and Marines

    is this backtrack being more flexible?

    • binky354

      Could it be that Putin and Obama are in cahoots playing the “pull the wool over American eyes” game?

      • HELENK2

        nothing would surprise me anymore on just what backtrack would do to the people of this country

  • HELENK2
    • KenoshaMarge

      Peas in a pod except for the pants…

  • HELENK2

    O/T

    http://thinkprogress.org/sports/2014/03/26/3419421/northwestern-football-players-win-right-to-form-union-from-nlrb/#

    this will change college football and have a lot of unforeseen consequences

    • HELENK2

      NCAA on union decision: ‘While not a party to the proceeding, the
      NCAA is disappointed that the NLRB Region 13 determined the Northwestern
      football team may vote to be considered university employees. We
      strongly disagree with the notion that student-athletes are employees’ -
      @SBNationCFB

      • KlugerRD

        The march toward socialism continues under Obama.

        This is somewhere between delusional and devastating.

        If these players want to get paid as professionals then they should drop college and get a job with the pros.

        Unfortunately our college institutions are primarily havens of socialists as well and many of the academic lightweights will support their debacle.

        If I were the NCAA and colleges, I would suspend the football (or basketball) program claiming that it was no longer an amateur program. And then see where it goes.

        Or I would bring in a seasoned corporate exec to negotiate terms with the “union” which will include performance clauses as well as an equity stake in their future earnings as those that go into the NFL (or NBA) since the college is making an investment in their ability to achieve that.

        This is about the socialist cabal using their control over blacks once again as victims.

        This is disgusting.

        • HELENK2

          what happens to a lot of kids that can only go to college on an athletic scholarship? should that end since it will now be a paying job? should the tutoring to keep grades up to stay on team end? since they are getting paid to play it is their responsibility to figure out how to keep grades up.

          lot of unforeseen consequences

          • KlugerRD

            I had commented about this issue and even went back and forth in emails with a noted sports columnist with a perspective that the lefties do not consider.

            They say that the reason is that these athletes are actually working. Why should not a top academic student not be considered “working”? Why should a girl ont he field hockey team not be considered “working?”

            But their argument i that these athletes bring value to the college and they make money off of it. That is a false argument, because it is the athletic program that does that and specifically the coach.

            I went to Duke and gave the example of their top player Jabari Parker. Parker is a freshman who till be a top 2 pick in the NBA after the season. He chose Duke because of the prestige and exposure of the Duke team and because of the power and ability of Coach K.

            So what value did Parker bring to Duke? They had one of their poorest seasons in memory and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Meaning he brought no incremental value. Coach K has gotten Duke to the NCAA Tournament every year for the past 28 years except one. The success of the Duke team has nothing to do with any one player and everything to do with the system and performance of Coach K. The fact that they lost in the first round means Parker brought no incremental value.

            In the case of Northwestern, what they are doing is highly discriminatory but segregating ONLY the scholarship football (and likely basketball) players to receive pay and no other players.

            I really do hope the NCAA and the colleges do something to stop this abhorrent scam by Obama.

        • HELENK2

          northwestern might just drop the sports.

          question many pro players are scouted while in college. so if no sports in college how to the athletes get scouted? not too many really show what they can do in high school. they are brought along by the coaches and that makes the difference as you say

          • KlugerRD

            The fact is that even these top high school athletes are not yet prepared for professional sports and require the training they get in college. That is a fact the left leaves out of this false argument they have.

            I think you will see a cut back in scholarship players by colleges – in certain cases all of them – to which these young athletes will have a change of heart. Two can play this game.

      • piattq

        Used to be a college football fan but it seemed to evolve into NFL/AFL light so I would say to the NCAA—you broke it, you fix it.

    • S7teen70six

      It is a really stupid idea. Fortunately the decision is being appealed.

  • buzzlatte3

    Time to get out the presidential butterfly net straight jacket.

  • KlugerRD

    Putin better watch out . . . . Obama is giving another speech.

    It is evident that he has no idea what Ukraine is about or what Russia’s issues are.

    He admits that prior Presidents worked with Russia toward mutual interests. It seems Obama just can’t get along with others.

    Obama lied when he said he participated in the debate about going into Iraq. He was a Illinois State Senator. This guy just shamelessly lies.

    Of course Obama leaves out the part of his participation in interfering in the affairs of Ukraine by inciting the uprising.

    • beyond partisan

      I saw part of that speech when I was in the gym locker room today. It took a lot of willpower for me to not yell LIAR at all the BS he was spewing!!! He actually claimed that “we” believe in “free markets.” He then went on about “international law.” Oh, and apparently free elections are important, unless you are Crimea and do your own referendum…THAT election Obama doesn’t feel is valid. He makes me sick.

      • S7teen70six

        And borders are important only when they are the borders of other countries.

  • binky354

    O/T: Sometimes my friends send me stuff that makes me think, sometimes they send stuff that makes me laugh, and sometimes they send stuff that makes me cry. This is from a friend of a friend whose career Army husband is a highly decorated veteran.
    “My blood still BOILS when I think of how the goddamn idiots in this country treated our returning VietNam veterans, 90% of whom were draftees obeying the laws of this land!! ”
    From: Nita — Michael served with the 11th Cavalry, the Black Horse, (notice the tattoo on the arm of the gentleman at the counter) in Vietnam. Of all the units he has served in during his 20 years in the army, he is most proud of his tour with the Black Horse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2L3skZ7FEw&feature=youtu.be

    • HELENK2

      I have friends and family that served in Viet Nam. I agree the treatment they got upon their return was a disgrace. I am glad those returning today are not receiving the same disgraceful treatment for the most part

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  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/warfare-three-ways/

    per Pentagon—China waging three way warfare

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  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180619-obama-im-more-concerned-about-nuclear-weapon-going-off-in-manhattan-than-russia/

    in the you can not make this up dept

    backtrack claims he is more concerned with a nuke going off in NYC than Russa.

    then proposes cuts to NYC security

  • HARP2

    Barry is like a fighter after getting beat up, brags abut his opponents bloody knuckles.

  • wyntre

    Feelgood clip of the day. Only ONE person applauded the POS at the end of his presser yesterday.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFrdWIs2LI

    • 0getfitnow1

      And as I read some comments elsewhere, some one said it was probably the NYT reporter.

    • HELENK2

      well that speech went over like a lead balloon

    • S7teen70six

      And even that was one too many.

  • 0getfitnow1

    Have you guys seen this video? A long way from 2008.

    This is what a weak POTUS looks like and how he is received.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/03/that-was-embarrassing-obama-ends-his-press-conference-in-europe-only-one-person-claps-video/

  • KenoshaMarge

    OT – I don’t know a lot about her politics but I suspect I would have a lot in common with this woman. I know I sure as hell would vote for her.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTc1UFV4Y0E&feature=player_embedded

    • DianaLC

      Great message for people out here in the West. We get it.

    • HELENK2

      I would vote fro her in a heartbeat.
      Only problem too many in congress have nothing to castrate. the lost them in 2008

      • S7teen70six

        Something tells me this woman could make them squeal anyway.

    • MJUdall

      Wow.

    • S7teen70six

      LOVE it!

  • HELENK2

    Report: Secret Service agents in President Obama’s detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking – @washingtonpost

    read more on washingtonpost.com

    thought they would have learned from the last time

    • Min Max

      That’s what happens when u’ve got weak leaders. It corrupts everything

    • KenoshaMarge

      Seems that the “job” of the Secret Service these days is to party every chance they get.

      I don’t blame this on Obama or his administration. You either have character and integrity or you don’t. Obviously those who don’t are tainting the reputations of the Secret Service and those who do. Time for some house cleaning.

    • Dave L.

      If you were working for this guy, would you give a shit ?? Its obvious the secret service has NO RESPECT for the office anymore. I think this attitude runs rampant in civil service, especially under this administration. I learned last week that the Dept of Homeland Security, CBP in particular, is thinking of making GS-13 the journeyman grade, in response to the low morale in that department. That is the government answer to a problem, THROW MORE MONEY AT IT !! More money is not going to fix the morale problem, education and supervisory changes are a good place to start. Look at the moron in charge of the Dept of Homeland Security !!

      • jbjd

        You wrote, “If you were working for this guy, would you give a shit ?”

        My answer? Yes, because he is our duly elected President. Yes, because both he and the country count on me to keep him safe from harm. Yes, because it is my job.

        • Dave L.

          I wouldn’t call the scumbag a duly elected anything !!!

          • jbjd

            You wrote, “I wouldn’t call the scumbag a duly elected anything !!!” And you are not alone, either in rejecting the election results of the Constitutionally prescribed electoral process and those laws with respect to electors, enacted in individual states; or in your resort to name-calling, having rejected the outcome of that election. Still, Barack Obama is President and, we employ the Secret Service to protect him in that capacity.

      • S7teen70six

        The term moron is much too kind.

  • piattq

    As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Government includes the act of formulating a policy” and “persuading, leading, sacrificing, teaching always, because the greatest duty of a statesman is to educate.” That was FDR’s response to the reality that people do not want to go to war or spend money on war and don’t want to come to the aid of far away nations who have been invaded or overrun where the threat is not immediately a threat to our security because we are at least half smart. The other half of our smartness sometimes has to be built by a leader we can trust and respect.

  • S7teen70six

    Imagine a world conference to disarm nuclear weapons and Russia is uninvited as a punishment. That is the full extent of any blowhard bullshit O what’s his pen might have to read from a teleprompter.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    I am so happy to find out that Russia is merely a regional power.

    • S7teen70six

      Their regional nukes are reassuring.

      • BannedAgain15

        so by your definition every country that has nukes is a global world power? is North Korea a world power with influence all over the world? how about Israel? just because you have nukes does not make you a global power and does not mean you are not a regional power…

        • S7teen70six

          Only a fucking idiot Obot like you and/or a Neocon asshole would not understand that Russia is a proud nation that has been around one helluva a lot longer than we have. Like since the 9th century. So if you want to regionalize Russia you go right the hell ahead. Make the mistake of marginalization. So Alinsky of you. Jerkwad.

    • BannedAgain15

      old hawks in your Republican party would like to restart the cold war and make Russia a bigger global threat than it really is, but the reality is that Russia is just a threat in its own limited sphere of influence… the kind of geopolitical competition with Russia that existed for much of the “cold war” no longer exists.. Russia has very little influence in the world and is more of a Saudi Arabia with its hydrocarbons than a world power that can influence events in all areas of the world. Obama is completely right when he says Russia’s action in the Ukraine are from a position of weakness and not strength. Quoting Obama:

      “Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors not out of strength, but out of weakness. Ukraine has been a country in which Russia had enormous influence for decades, since the breakup of the Soviet Union. And we have considerable influence on our neighbors. We generally don’t need to invade them in order to have a strong, cooperative relationship with them. The fact that Russia felt compelled to go in militarily and lay bare these violations of international law indicates less influence, not more.”

      • Retired_from_SPOnaj

        Interesting quote. Does Mr Obama’s violation of domestic law similarly indicate “less influence, not more”?

    • HELENK2

      retired
      please stop laughing at banned. he is young and dumb and has a brain rotting problem from the koolaide.
      We know you and Larry have forgotten more than he will ever know and it is not nice to pick on the stupid

  • KlugerRD

    What was also somewhat startling in his response to Jonathon Karl was Obama conflating a national security threat (terrorist nuke in Manhattan ) with a geopolitical threat (Russia). He actually sees no difference.

  • HELENK2

    off topic

    http://nypost.com/2014/03/14/hawaii-tries-to-ban-eating-cats-and-dogs/

    guess backtrack will not be living in Hawaii when he leaves office

    • DianaLC

      And I will not visit Hawaii if they don’t ban this.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Just read this and wonder how much truth there is in it.

    The crisis that emerged in Ukraine was, to a very significant degree, a product of U.S. meddling. Long before that poll was taken, U.S. officials—most notably Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt—were egging on the dissidents seeking to overthrow the regime of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych (who, by the way, was duly elected to his position).

    Even before that protest movement, which included gangs identified as neo-Nazi militias, turned bloody, Nuland was working behind the scenes to ensure that Yanukovych’s successor, once the incumbent was deposed, would be someone suitable to the State Department bureaucracy.

    http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/widening-gap-between-public-will-government-action-10100

    • KlugerRD

      No doubt. The U.S. was helping the EU to get Ukraine into the EU. That pretty much confirms who incited this uprising while Putin was occupies with the Olympics.

      • piattq

        I thought that one of Nuland’s comments in that exchange was a big slur on the EU?

        • KlugerRD

          Nuland has a reputation for slurs – - -fitting for the Obama team

    • DianaLC

      You would think they would have learned their lessons from meddling in Egypt.

      • KenoshaMarge

        When you have people who think they know better than anyone else they never learn their lesson. Being wrong means nothing to them.

      • S7teen70six

        Learn lessons? Neocons and Liberals???

    • S7teen70six

      My opinion is that there is much truth to the proposition that the US and others worked to stage this coup. I once posted the audio of a conversation that Nuland had in which it is very evident she is planning for a coup that was at least a week away.

    • piattq

      All true but it is also true that Yanukovych appears to have been corrupt—but then the dissenters/protesters also appear to have corrupt support and both sides have outside major country support (Russia, US, EU, China). So our bad does not their bad right or vise versa.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Confusing isn’t it?

        You don’t know who or what to believe. Then you have a media that plays politics as much as the politicians and world leaders instead of informing the public.

        How can you have informed opinions when you don’t get informed? At least not with anything approaching the truth.

    • S7teen70six

      In an alternative universe, Ukraine was the result of a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand. And they have the videotape to prove it.

  • ME

    I told you Obama was a girl, Larry. America’s first female president.
    For our next foreign policy move, we tell Putin we aren’t sleeping with him.

  • HELENK2
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    • KenoshaMarge

      While Mooch vacations in China at our expense.

  • KlugerRD

    Just to add to your update, he appeared to be responding directly to the criticism being leveled by Mitt Romney. His characterization of Russia as a “regional power” was to offset Romney confirming that Obama was wrong about it being our biggest geopolitical threat.

    Obama’s comment was to downplay Russia as a threat or a player and he said he was much more concerned about a nuclear bomb going off in Manhattan. Given how he deals with North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan that would seem to be an exaggeration by him.

    • elizabethrc

      Yet another long winded series of answers by Obama. At least Jonathan Karl had the nerve to ask him uncomfortable questions.
      Obama’s attempts to cast himself in the role of a leader who knows Russia and Romney as just plain wrong doesn’t quite cut it. Romney has a long history of successes, of opinions and decisions based on study of situations and not on wishes and pie in the sky hopes like Obama does. I believe Obama’s analytic skills are nonexistent and if he didn’t spend quite so much of his air time castigating his critics and more time on listening and learning, America would be a better place.
      I do wish Romney would run in 2016 but it isn’t likely. It would be nice to have a mature adult in the Presidency.

    • 0getfitnow1

      He never answers a question.

      That One is the weakest, most incompetent, dumbest, most ignorant, most partisan, pettiest President in the history of the Republic. He’s also too vain to realize how foolish he sounds.

      Community organizers do not make good presidents.

    • S7teen70six

      Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon

      Alinsky Rule # 5

      • TeakWoodKite

        Does that include directing it at a country with enough nukes to level the regional “playing field”?
        What a very dangerous clueless fool BO is.

    • piattq

      My guess is Russia’s nuclear bomb capacity to level Manhattan is bigger and more real than NK or Iran or Pakistan, or even China.

  • HELENK2

    Report: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is considering
    dropping IMF provisions in Ukraine package that the chamber is
    considering – @politico

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/180562-global-warming-alarmist-president-travels-to-belgium-with-900-strong-entourage-45-vehicles-3-cargo-planes/

    900 person entourage – 45 vehicles – 3 cargo planes

    backtrack baggage to Belgium. Maybe we got lucky and he is planning to stay there.

  • HELENK2
    • KenoshaMarge

      Another brilliant Branco toon. He is one of the best!

  • HELENK2

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26729273

    far right Ukrainian leader killed.

  • HELENK2
    • KenoshaMarge

      Blame is so much easier than getting the facts and letting them speak for themselves. And in these times the people of this country cannot count on the criminally corrupt media to tell them the truth. Too busy humping Obama’s leg.
      This Ramirez cartoon never gets old with me.

  • HELENK2
    • DianaLC

      I’m beginning to think that everything is rotten in DC.

    • binky354

      Mike Rogers seemed to change his tenor about the attack, which was surprising. I wonder if this GOP aide had any influence in that.

  • BannedAgain15

    “Having a friendly country on his western borders. A country that is not likely to pose a military threat or side with those nations that could pose a military threat.”

    Really? That is what you think? That Putin is worried about a military threat from the West, if the Ukraine becomes more linked to Europe?

    How about he is just empire building? How about he is trying to gain greater control over the resources of the South? How about he does not like the fact that his Dictator was kicked out of the Ukraine and he is worried about his own position and being kicked-out himself?

    The West is sending important signals with its actions. Isolating Russia, particularly isolating its economy, which is almost entirely reliant on energy sales to the West, could over the longer-term have a real impact. The second round of sanctions are economically meaningful.

    How about you ask what Putin is really trying to achieve? Trying to hold all these territories together is some kind of criminal oligarch oil and natural gas related alliance? That is a totally rational, sane policy position? You are nuts!

    All he is going to end up doing is driving Western Europe to diversify its energy needs away from what Russia is selling.

    “They have watched us for years turn a blind eye to aggression and terrorism when it suits our interest.”

    Mr. Terrorism expert you have completely lost it! Your analysis as always in entire driven by your politics and is very thin in thinking. It only every revolves around cheap and very immature shots at Obama.

    “Russian Sanctions Show Their Bite, Effects Likely to Deepen”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/russian-sanctions-show-their-bite-effects-likely-deepen-n60686

    And targeted trade bans are likely to come next… Russian economic confidence has taken a huge whack and considerable money is flowing out of Russia…

    Given limited leverage, the West is doing exactly what it should and can..

    I get it you are a Putin supporter. You are a fan of these Dictatorship-Klepto type regimes. It is your history.

    • KenoshaMarge

      down arrow for troll

    • KlugerRD

      Google searching and cutting and pasting from Obmination propaganda sites is no substitute for actual knowledge and based on your comment you have none.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Try dealing with facts rather than that echo chamber that is your empty head.

      • BannedAgain15

        and what “facts” would those be? you sound like a twelve year old, which is about the depth of your analysis these days… I cannot believe you actually got paid for your analysis at one time.. all you got now is this insignificant website with its Larry Johnson backslappers to boost your ego… totally lame.

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          So, I am “insignificant?” Then why do you waste your time here or even give a shit? Your very presence is confirmation that your bosses still worry about me and what I write. You’re my bitch.

          • BannedAgain15

            You want to read what a real expert on foreign policy writes on these issues. Try this:

            http://www.juancole.com/2014/03/regional-geopolitical-romney.html

            you are not even in the same ballpark with your very thin analysis and thought..

            “Then why do you waste your time here or even give a shit?”

            There is some enjoyment in taking apart your BS, discrediting you and making you look like a complete ass… you are an easy target, given your complete BS and bloated self importance… you talk the talk, but don’t really walk the walk…

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          Hasn’t been this much shrill squealing since Ned Beatty got bent over a log by Cletus in Deliverance. Is it true that you got, “a pretty mouth?”

    • DianaLC

      I found your photo.

      • BannedAgain15

        typical…

        • DianaLC

          Thanks—I thought it was very typical of you.

    • S7teen70six

      Compared to some of the folks here I have been extremely kind, understanding and generous toward you. Unfortunately you didn’t learn a thing from my generosity. It’s obvious that you are beyond hope because you really are very stupid.

  • KlugerRD

    Actually it is more like 10 year olds (either sex) isolating one kid by saying unless you do it OUR way you can’t play with OUR toys. No different.

    “I fear that the CIA, and the other intelligence analysts, are not telling Obama the full truth about our weak position.”

    They might be telling the truth. But since Obama does not feel the need to attend national security meetings and leave it for his personal advisers to inform him, then it likely is getting filtered out for political reasons.

    The U.S. has no direct interests in whatever outcome happens in Ukraine. We are no longer the world’s policemen – at least a credible one since Obama – so acting like one now is a joke.

    The best we could have done was be a diplomatic mediator in this dispute, but Obama is far too much of an amateur to understand that.

    So we’re back to drawing imaginary red lines and not letting Russia be a member of Obama’s kidz clubhouse.

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  • wyntre

    In the meantime, here’s Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko in yet another leaked phone conversation ala Victoria Nuland making threats:

    “It’s going too far! Bugger! We must grab arms and go whack those damn katsaps [a Ukrainian word used to refer to the Russians in a negative tone] together with their leader”, “I’ll use all my
    connections, I’ll raise the whole world – as soon as I’m able to – in order to make sure.. Bugger!.. not even scorched earth won’t remain where Russia stands. “We are going to take it to the Hague
    International Criminal Court.”

    Asked,rhetorically, by her counterpart, “what should we do now with the 8 million Russians that stayed in Ukraine. They are outcasts“… h she replies: “They must be killed with nuclear weapons.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RxSzSWbcxo

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/ukraine-leader-new-leaked-recording-8-million-russians-ukraine-must-be-killed-nuclea?page=10

    • DianaLC

      It seems we have a whole group of school yard bullies running countries all over the world.

    • KlugerRD

      Seems like this woman is not dealing with a full deck. But if she does represent the opposition that deposed the President, then you can understand Putin’s actions.

      • wyntre

        She expects to be the next President after the May elections.

        • KlugerRD

          Considering the massive investment on natural gas infrastructure and pipelines by Russia in Ukraine you can now understand Putin’s concerns.

        • KenoshaMarge

          OMG!

    • wyntre

      This story has now been picked up by WaPo and the DB.

  • wyntre

    Hold on to your hat for the next ten years, Mr. Johnson. My deepest sympathies. /s

  • DianaLC

    Love the comparison of supposed “World Leaders” to a clique of twelve-year-old girls. I am absolutely proud of myself that I can remember many instances in my youth when I refused to go along with such petty nonsense. But then I got in trouble myself because the only people left to hang out with were some of the boys. That made me then the target of their anger, since for some reason they had the notion that I was into some sort of trafficking since they accused me of trying to “steal” a boy from someone. Boys at that age are just more fun.
    In any case, I love the comparison but hate the reality of our current state of foreign affairs. Maybe our only hope is for someone to pants Obama at the meeting and cause him to really do something insane in revenge, so we can finally get him impeached and out of our WH.

  • S7teen70six

    Hear me now and believe me later. This girly man response from the Gee Whiz 7 doesn’t have Vladamir shaking in his boots. Putin Badenough is going to get that squirrel. And his little moose too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Zk2vUmjpk

  • KenoshaMarge

    Guess the Narcissist-in-Chief is still trying to prove he’s a tough guy inspite of his mom jeans.

  • HELENK2

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/03/24/obama-moves-to-kill-tomahawk-hellfire-missiles/

    backtrack moves to kill tomahawk – hellfire missiles

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    • KenoshaMarge

      Did the G87 think he wouldn’t?

  • buckeyeman

    I don’t think Europe is too keen on this sanction stuff, but is being leaned on hard by the O gang. I expect better of Merkel. Heck, she speaks Russian and Putin speaks German – Obama, well he just talks trash. We’ll see . …

    At any rate, Russia is playing things fairly cool:

    http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_24/Russia-not-clinging-to-G8-format-no-problem-if-G8-doesnt-meet-Lavrov-6879/

    Larry, your comments about the ‘sycophantization’ of the CIA are worrisome.

    • 0getfitnow1

      That One speaks “austrian.”

    • KenoshaMarge

      I wonder if it is more a matter of no one listening, or passing on information, than no one telling Obama the truth. From what I’ve read the only one he listens to is Valjar, AKA the Night Stalker and she doesn’t tell him hard truths if they might upset him or endanger her position as nanny-in-chief.

      • DianaLC

        A narcissist hears only what he wants to hear. It has to be something that supports his belief that he can really do no wrong, ever–never has and never will.
        I think of Hitler again. I know; I know–iim not supposed to make that comparison. However, Obama’s fixation on only his ideas and his ideology is so similar to Hitler’s toward the end of his reign of terror. And toward the end, especially, when he took over from his own generals.
        I am just holding my breath until he’s out of office. I hope we survive.
        I can imagine many people many years from now having to explain to historians their reasons for voting for this totally narcissistic girly boy.

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  • Justine00

    It is rather foolish to refuse to communicate with someone you disagree with, isn’t it? How can you ever reach an understanding? [Pouting doesn't impress most adults.]
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    • KenoshaMarge

      Yeah, wasn’t it supposed to be the evil Republicans who refuse to “talk” to Dictators and other Dicks?
      Course McCain and his ilk want to bomb the crap out of somebody, anybody, all the time. The further the younger members of the party distance themselves from his and his war-mongering the better they will be. Especially since most of the country is sick to death of war.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Putin trains Russian Eagle to hunt deer while enjoying a Nemiroff Lex straight up.

    • Min Max

      Obama can’t even train bo…

      • KenoshaMarge

        Of course not. Isn’t that what the Secret Service is for? That and running to fetch Bo’s toys.