America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

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America's eight-year long vacation from reality is over

By John Ruberry

Barack Obama’s Model United Nations style for­eign pol­icy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they’ll-be-nice-to-you is a failure.

Five years ago Syria’s thug pres­i­dent, Bashar al-​Assad, crossed Barack Obama’s red line by using chem­i­cal weapons against his own people.

Obama did not retaliate.

Last Tues­day the brute crossed that red line – and on Thurs­day Pres­i­dent Don­ald J. Trump fired 59 cruise mis­siles at the Syr­ian base from where those chem­i­cal weapons were launched. This hap­pened the day after an emer­gency ses­sion of the UN Secu­rity Coun­cil called in response to this cruel attack pre­dictably achieved nothing.

The spoiled fat boy who sav­agely rules the starv­ing nation of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, keeps fir­ing mis­siles in tests, those weapons vio­late numer­ous United Nations res­o­lu­tions. For years the rogue state has been build­ing a nuclear weapons pro­gram, one that can pos­si­bly be used to attack the United States.

Trump is respond­ing to the aggres­sive­ness of the Norks by dis­patch­ing an air­craft car­rier to Korean waters. He’s report­edly con­sid­er­ing deploy­ing nuclear mis­siles in South Korea.

Obama did noth­ing of con­se­quence in regards to the North Korean threat.

Trump under­stands the lessons of the play­ground that Obama and his fel­low left­ists never learned. Bul­lies only back down when con­fronted with force, or a cred­i­ble threat of force. For bul­lies weak­ness is an oppor­tu­nity to be exploited. The his­tor­i­cal exam­ples of strong­men attack­ing their own peo­ple and more pow­er­ful nations plun­der­ing weaker ones are so plen­ti­ful that I won’t insult the intel­li­gence of my read­ers by list­ing them. And if you need exam­ples, then you are too far gone, my friend.

There is some good news – America’s eight-​year long vaca­tion from real­ity is over.

Oh, is there any hope for the UN? No. Add me to the list of peo­ple who believe that the United States and other freedom-​loving nations, such as Great Britain, Aus­tralia, Tai­wan, Japan, and lets say Chile, need to band together and form a League of Democracies.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

By John Ruberry

Barack Obama’s Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they’ll-be-nice-to-you is a failure.

Five years ago Syria’s thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama’s red line by using chemical weapons against his own people.

Obama did not retaliate.

Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line–and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 cruise missiles at the Syrian base from where those chemical weapons were launched. This happened the day after an emergency session of the UN Security Council called in response to this cruel attack predictably achieved nothing.

The spoiled fat boy who savagely rules the starving nation of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, keeps firing missiles in tests, those weapons violate numerous United Nations resolutions. For years the rogue state has been building a nuclear weapons program, one that can possibly be used to attack the United States.

Trump is responding to the aggressiveness of the Norks by dispatching an aircraft carrier to Korean waters. He’s reportedly considering deploying nuclear missiles in South Korea.

Obama did nothing of consequence in regards to the North Korean threat.

Trump understands the lessons of the playground that Obama and his fellow leftists never learned. Bullies only back down when confronted with force, or a credible threat of force. For bullies weakness is an opportunity to be exploited. The historical examples of strongmen attacking their own people and more powerful nations plundering weaker ones are so plentiful that I won’t insult the intelligence of my readers by listing them. And if you need examples, then you are too far gone, my friend.

There is some good news–America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over.

Oh, is there any hope for the UN? No. Add me to the list of people who believe that the United States and other freedom-loving nations, such as Great Britain, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and lets say Chile, need to band together and form a League of Democracies.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.