By John W. Lillpop
As conservatives have consistently warned since Barack Obama was allowed to assume the title of US Commander-in-Chief on that blustery January 20 afternoon in 2009, a foreign policy based on appeasement and surrender will never serve to quiet the savage beast that dwells within the hearts of evil men who, whether we like it or not, are, and will always be, enemies of freedom and democracy.
Diplomacy works only when both parties are motivated to resolve differences without conflict. When one of the parties is reticent about being dominant and is otherwise ashamed of striving to win, the prospects for peace are all but gone.
‘Speak softly and carry a big stick,’can work, but only if everyone believes that using the ‘big stick’ is a genuine possibility.
Throughout the five plus tortured years of Obama’s presidency, the world has come to disrespect American resolve and power. Our current president would rather be golfing or fighting to transform America into a state of unsustainable welfare and entitlement, rather than defending the honor of our heritage and the millions of American lives sacrificed to preserve liberty and freedom from tyranny throughout the world.
Obama’s obtuse refusal to LEAD has aggravated, perhaps even precipitated, dangerous situations in Iran, North Korea, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq and Afghanistan.
Given his druthers, Barack would prefer to surrender to foreign adversaries and thereby deny legitimate American interests, so as to resume work on his agenda to increase food stamp and welfare handouts and distribution of cell phones to undecided voters.
While Obama works to trade food stamps for votes for Democrats, a new foreign danger has emerged in the Ukraine.
As reported at the reference, Obama tried to sound manly in issuing the following threat:
U.S. President Barack Obama didn’t speak very long at the White House on Friday, but his message was clear: Russia should not use military force to change the fate of Ukraine.
“The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine,” Obama said.
Hmmm. Interesting parsing of words. Note that The One talked of ‘standing with the international community,’ rather than asserting America’s commitment to combating evil doers outright! .
It’s classic Obama-speak which translates into sweet double talk with no mention of a big stick.
Predictably, Vladimir Putin did not appear frightened or concerned by Obama’s puny threat.
As reported at the reference:
As Russian-backed armed forces effectively seized control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula on Saturday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia requested that the Russian Senate authorize him to use military force in Ukraine.
Mr. Putin’s request, largely a formality, signaled publicly for the first time the Kremlin’s readiness to intervene militarily in Ukraine, and it served as a blunt response to President Obama, who just hours earlier pointedly warned Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Even as Mr. Putin submitted his request to the Senate, formally called the Federation Council, it was clear that forces allied with Moscow were largely in control of the disputed peninsula.
Just a few hours earlier on Saturday morning, the newly installed, pro-Russia prime minister of Crimea declared that he had sole control over the military and the police in the disputed peninsula and he appealed to Mr. Putin for help in safeguarding the region.
The prime minister, Sergei Aksyonov, also said a public referendum on independence would be held on March 30.
On a day of frayed nerves and set-piece political appeals that recalled ethnic conflicts of past decades in the former Soviet bloc — from the Balkans to the Caucasus — pro-Russian forces were said to have taken control of a government building in Kharkiv, and a crowd in the center of Donetsk pulled down the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag and raised a Russian one.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama engineers the decimation of the US military for consistency with a non-existent foreign policy.
When will the American people demand that foreign policy include a “big stick” to dissuade foreign tyrants, and that the Wussies politics of the left be permanently abandoned?