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With Russian troops on Ukrainian border, Obama needs Romney’s “80’s foreign policy”

With Russian troops on Ukrainian border, Obama needs Romney’s “80’s foreign policy”

“The 1980’s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back”

After gunmen stormed a government building in the Crimean region and raised a Russian flag in definance of the new Ukrainian government, recent Russian troop movements at the border between the two countries have become more concerning to U.S. officials.

CNN Reports,

The Russian military exercises near the Ukraine border are making U.S. military and intelligence agencies concerned Russia may be positioning ground forces to be able to move across the border into Ukraine if Moscow issued such orders, U.S. officials told CNN.

A senior U.S. official familiar with the most recent administration assessment told CNN now that the Russians “have brought troops out of garrison,” they could potentially move “quite quickly” once an order comes.

However, U.S. military and intelligence agencies conclude for now that Russia does not intend to move military forces into Ukraine.

The United States believes the exercises are part of President Vladimir Putin’s “message” to both Ukraine and the U.S. that he can move his military into Ukraine to protect Russian interests if he chooses, the official said.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday the exercises were to check “combat readiness.”

Two U.S. officials earlier said that intelligence suggests Russia is “repositioning” up to half a dozen Russian ships near the Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol in case they’re needed to respond if Russian interests in Crimea are threatened.

In response to these recent developments, U.S. and NATO officials have warned Russia to “respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and avoid proactive action.”

In light of the perceptibly increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Syria — and now, Ukraine — I was reminded of the 2012 presidential debate where President Obama scoffed at Romney’s suggestion that Russia was the number one geopolitical foe of the U.S.

Said President Obama,

The 1980’s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War has been over for 20 years… I know you’re not in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve had an opinion, you’ve been wrong.

Romney’s response to the President’s cavalier attitude toward Russia was well said even at that time, but now it seems almost prophetic.

If the ‘80s are calling, President Obama may want to pick up.

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Obama’s response will be to chalk another red line today and hope for better golfing weather for tomorrow.

Obama has no foreign policy that can be articulated. He has drawn a number of foreign policy “red lines” all of which have been ignored. He has been downgrading the US military capability since he was elected. No country big or small gives a fig about what he says. Disaster awaits. Everywhere.

I predicted almost 3 weeks ago that the Russians would invade Ukraine. I stand by the prediction.

When the invasion happens, Obama will be so worried he’ll make a speech about it. And then maybe another one.

    Oh, it won’t be an “invasion” per se. There will be “incidents of violence that threaten Russian citizens” followed by “potential of terrorists capturing weapons at the port of (fill in name here)” and finally Russian “Peacekeeping troops” will sweep into the country to “restore order at the request of the legitimate government.”

    See. No invasion at all. Nothing to see. Move along, citizen. Or you’ll be shot.

Doug Wright Old Grouchy | February 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm

We need to make sure that Adm. Yamamoto’s statement about the USA remains true today as it was when he said it years ago: that behind each blade of grass, there is an American rifleman; perhaps a slight exaggeration.

We need to remain faithful to that oath to defend this country that many of us took in our youth, to defend this country against its enemies. What is really come down is that we should remain vigilant and deal with the enemy that comes against us.

    Doug Wright Old Grouchy in reply to Doug Wright Old Grouchy. | February 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Folks: Do recall that Obama has said, several times, that he will radically transform this country and he’s doing it. It seems that a major part of his intended transformation is to not only weaken our economy but to also weaken our once many strong relations with other countries.

    People who still wonder why Obama is doing what he’s in fact doing need to grow up; Obama is doing whatever he can do to weaken this country beyond repair. One caveat, perhaps: as long as Obama’s personal wealth and position are not harmed too much.

    The most dangerous enemy the U.S. currently faces is living in the White House.

BannedbytheGuardian | February 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Hehe.

Obama was just so flippant & cocky he had to be on hyper programming & pharma that day . Super serotonin boosters that dampens all self doubt . Not just on foreign affairs but on the Sequestration , he stated -‘ it will not happen ‘ .?…? It was his plan.

It might be the African In him . Some of their dictators have that ‘air of superior certainty’ that allowed them to ride above reality.

Is that racist?

Once again, I am embarrassed for my country when I see or hear evidence of Barry Soetero’s complete and utter ineptitude. What on earth were the people who voted for him thinking?

Lesse…

Reagan policy from the 80’s…

versus…

Collectivist policy from the 60’s…

Hmmm….

Palin beat Chuckles Gibson in defining the Bush doctrine, even though Gibson had a cheat sheet. (national stage novice Palin also trounced drunken uncle Fumbles Biden in debate)

Romney beat Obama too, but again, Obama has media as a cheerleader.

So what is the “Obama Doctrine”?

Obama wants to transform America in adherence to his mentors’ religions, black power theology adherent Rev. God Damn America Wright, and not so reverend Communist Frank Marshal Davis.

America must be “transformed” down to the level of the rest of the socialist/communist world. This must happen by Alinksy style subversion within, lest “capitalism” prevail. Peoples are to be subjects of their governments, “we the people” must be subdued.

Somewhere in leftist theology, lies “The Obama Doctrine”.

Something to ponder.

Do WE expunge this atrocious period of time in U.S. history.

OR

Do we keep this atrocious period of time in U.S. history and hold it up as something that WE never let occur, again.

was gonna’ have this as a post at my humble place, but my absolute total despise of this person and his administration, kept getting in my way

PersonFromPorlock | February 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I’m sure that after the initial American response, any Russian intervention in Ukraine will quickly come to be seen as not merely harmless, but even beneficial.

PersonFromPorlock | February 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I’m sure that after the initial American response, any Russian intervention in Ukraine will quickly come to be seen by the administration as not merely harmless, but even beneficial.

Sorry, posted too soon.

The sheer childishness, arrogance and naivete of Obama never ceases to amaze.

Does anyone seriously doubt that Putin’s machinations, intimidation, goon behavior and meddling over the past few years have been completely enabled and encouraged by Obama’s naive vacillations, fecklessness and empty pronouncements, in a multitude of situations? Putin has (correctly) tagged Obama as a grandstanding dupe whose word means nothing, and who can be hustled and outmaneuvered at will, time and time again.

Poor Senator Ayotte had to chastise/beg Obama to issue a stern warning to the Kremlin to stay out of the Ukraine. That’s where we’re at, now — competent senators have to beg our incompetent, dilettante, golf-playing, celebrity Fraternizer-in-Chief to make the most basic assertions when it comes to foreign policy.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to guyjones. | February 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Putin got to his present position ( however you rate it ) through the Bush years .

      That’s not cause and effect, BbtG, that’s just association.

      Unless you’re positing that Mr. Bush did something to help Mr. Putin climb to the top.

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to stevewhitemd. | February 28, 2014 at 5:51 am

        But Putin was not the President for almost all of obama’s presidency .in fact less than a year. Medvedev was pretty wily & had no trouble with Obama even though he was a foot shorter,

          I think your statement demonstrates how gullible you are.

          Putin had all the power when he was president the first time.

          When he moved to prime minister the PM had all the power. Russia changed its law to ensure that.

          Now that he’s president again the president has all the power. Russia changed its law AGAIN to ensure that.

          Putin has the power whatever title of office he holds.

          Does that help you to understand this?

          Medvedev is a Putin’s puppet.

          BannedbytheGuardian in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | February 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm

          The poster i answered was incorrect . I have no doubt they were a tandem but the fact is Medvedev was president & a power in his own right.

          Fact is fact .posters cannot just rewrite history .

          Anyone can layer their own interpretations .

      A) Putin was a shrewd apparatchik who cut his teeth as a Soviet intelligence operative and who gained political legitimacy under Boris Yeltsin and who was popularly elected by the Russian people. bush didn’t install him in office. Attempting to imply that bush had some hand in Putin’s rise to power is just asinine.

      B) is bush the current President of the United States, and, is he directing our current foreign Policy?

      Your attempts to absolve Obama of any responsibility for his office and for his foreign policy (or, the absence of one) are really as illogical as they are foolish.

        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to guyjones. | February 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

        I never said bush caused it because Putin was elected before Bush . However they both worked in the same era under the same conditions .

        That Putin came to be an international force in his self & Bush suffered international demise is worth a look.

    Stay out of Ukraine… or what? Senators can issue warnings to Kremlin because they are not commanders in chief, so they don’t have to follow up on it. Senator McCain also went to Ukraine, for a photo-op with a Nazi. How brave of him.
    Putin would like to reassemble the Soviet empire, but can he? The last time they captured West Ukraine, they were fighting stuck with decades of civil war.

All this is due to Americans rushing to elect an affirmative action president. Twice. Obama can be credited with having affirmative action IQ brilliance, who was an affirmative action Harvard Law review president and who used affirmative action to gain admittance to Harvard. The Press lets him skate because they judge him by affirmative action standards, which is why they are so quick to blame racism for his failures.

With all these affirmatives in his life he still can’t take an affirmative action in foreign policy.

Obama is stuck in the 80’s. He’s still dancing the Hustle. The coke and heroin and marijuana have take their toll on him. And on America.

“Tell Vlad I’ll have more flexibility after the election.”

Obama: I’m sorry, but I must be firm with you. You have to behave or else!

Putin: Or else what?

Obama: Or else, we will be very, very angry with you. And we will write you a strongly-worded letter, telling you how angry we are!

Afterall, that paper I wrote in college says that’s the proper thing to do.

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