…To turn a cold war victory that it took half a dozen presidents from Harry Truman to George Bush 41 to win into defeat.
The question isn’t if Putin is going to keep the Crimea that’s already been established, the question is: Will there be an independent country called “Ukraine” anymore or if it does exist how much land it will consist of?
The United States will have absolutely no say in the matter, the EU will have no say in the matter, only Russia & Putin will make that decision with only perhaps China as a limiting factor.
But that’s not a sign this president has reopened the Cold war and lost. This is:
Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore.
A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama’s team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend.
The only thing more pathetic than the president’s response is this from the media such as this headline at Politico:
Putin’s Reckless Ukraine Gambit
“Reckless”? Reckless implies he is taking a risk, Vladimir Putin has dealt with Barack Obama and this administration he knows that opposing the man who removed the bust of Winston Churchill did not involve risk.
There is only one question left to ask in my mind: Is the defeat of the United States, the emasculation of it’s international prestige, the abandonment of our allies and the gutting of our military a bug or a feature to President Barack Obama?
If five years ago someone asked me that question I would have called them crazy,
That I am asking this question and honestly don’t know the answer, saddens me beyond belief.
Generations still unborn in countries around the world will pay for our decision to elect the first affirmative action president.
Its the first day of March and we’re coming off our biggest shortfall ever for our monthly goal just under $500 shy of the mortgage.
However there is also a weekly paycheck goal which took a back seat due to the mortgage shortfall, we’re only $115 shy there and with the rest of the day to do it, that’s entirely doable.
5 $25 tip jar hits will give us that consolation prize and get us started toward making the March goal.
We’ve never failed to meet payroll & Mortgage two months in a row (in fact we’ve only missed them by any significant amount twice in 13 months). Let’s get March off to a good start to so that doesn’t happen now.