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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 3, 2014 - 08:13am PT
My guess is the russia putin is policing the world just like a #1 super power should.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 3, 2014 - 08:20am PT
what's the only thing worse than a president abandoning a staunch ally in the most unstable region in the world?

http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-us-wont-be-able-to-defend-israel-if-peace-talks-fail/


a president who takes his own "red lines" as seriously as he does a terrorist attack on a u.s. consolate
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 09:18am PT
what's the only thing worse than a president abandoning a staunch ally in the most unstable region in the world?


Ooh. Ooh. I know this one. Is it people blindly copy and pasting from blogs with no meaningful content?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:10am PT
Dumb ass bookworm and the republicans, always ready to pull a gun out than use what little brains that have. Didn't learn from cowboy Bush did you?
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:11am PT
here's a question for you libs: is there any nation (not counting iran) that has any confidence in america?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikegiglio/disappointed-syrians-warn-ukrainians-off-seeking-us-help
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:31am PT
Yes, yes....we should invade Ukraine immediately to offer our 'help'. And Syria, too, while we're at it.

Doesn't true conservatism mean staying at home, and not being the police force for the world? Or does that only hold true when the neocon Right isn't in charge?
dirtbag

climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:31am PT
Bookie = cut and paste coward.

He lacks enough balls to actually engage in dialog.

Sorry, but nut implants won't be covered by the ACA.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Bookworm has no answers, never has.
dirtbag

climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:35am PT
Well he had his chance to be a tough guy and kill brown people in Iraq and Afghanistan but he had other things to do.
Ricky

climber
Sometimes LA
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:37am PT

Where's Pat Buchanan when you need him?
HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:43am PT
Bookworm +1

You are doing just fine Bookworm. Keep on keepin' on.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:47am PT
bookworm asked
here's a question for you libs: is there any nation (not counting iran) that has any confidence in america?


Why do you hold America in such low regard?
HermitMaster

Social climber
my abode
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:49am PT
"Why do you hold America in such low regard? "

Because we have another clown in the Whitehouse.....
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:57am PT
^^^CowardHermitMaster^^^
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:04am PT
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy

Mar 3, 2014 - 07:31am PT
Yes, yes....we should invade Ukraine immediately to offer our 'help'. And Syria, too, while we're at it.

You guys are overlooking the bigger picture. This isn't about us launching an offensive to repel Russian forces from the Ukraine. It's about the way Obama has told the World that we are no longer a military superpower. From Truman through Dubya, invading countries had to consider a US response. We mattered. Our military might carried weight. That's no longer the case.

Obama's red line comment and subsequent backpedal, allowing Putin to deal with Syria, told Putin everything he needed to know. The US no longer matters.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:10am PT
I wonder what these idiots would be saying if Canada or Mexico was in political upheaval and the Russians got involved. The core of our foreign policy for half the existence of the country has been the Monroe Doctrine, which basically says to foreign powers "stay the f*#k out of North or South America, that's our sphere of influence". No doubt Russia feels the same when one of their former Soviet republics with a shared border is in such a time of crisis.

It's none of our business. Syria is none of our business. Internal strife in Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen..none of our business. It's terrible, it's sad, but it's not something I want my nephews, neighbors' kids, or any of our citizens to go die for.

These drooling war mongers whine nonstop about deficits and national debt, then want to spend billions of our treasure sending other people's kids to war.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:19am PT


"You are doing just fine Bookworm. Keep on keepin' on."...


Oh yeah...

The worm's squirmin' like never before...

...



At least he's not opposed to GRASS...


Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:20am PT
“The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.”
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:25am PT
Jack Kelly: Obama's botched foreign policy -- a mess worse than Jimmy Carter’s
March 1, 2014 10:09 PM

Leaders of other countries don’t respect President Barack Obama, said 53 percent of respondents in Gallup’s annual World Affairs poll, conducted Feb. 3-6. That only 53 percent of Americans think this is an indictment of the news media’s coverage of foreign affairs.

He would lead the world by “deed and example,” not try to “bully it into submission,” Sen. Barack Obama wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine in 2007.

In a major foreign policy speech in 2008, Mr. Obama said he would focus on “ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

The key elements of his foreign policy were to be a “reset” of relations with Russia, and outreach to Muslims.

To symbolize “reset,” when they met in Geneva, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a red plastic button modeled on the “easy button” in the Staples ads.

“I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world,” Mr. Obama said in a much ballyhooed speech in Cairo in June, 2009.

No president has talked the talk so well, but walked the walk so badly.

The plastic button Ms. Clinton gave Mr. Lavrov was supposed to say “reset” in English and Russian. But “peregruzka” means “overcharged.” Relations went downhill from there.

To appease Russia, President Obama cancelled a ballistic missile defense treaty with Poland and the Czech Republic. But the more concessions he made, the more contempt with which he was treated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

His Russian policy has been a total failure. But it hasn’t backfired as much as has Mr. Obama’s “outreach” to Muslims:

• Iran is closer than ever to a nuclear weapon. Mr. Obama weakened economic sanctions as a gesture of goodwill, so now the mullahs have the money to finish the job.

• Saudi Arabia is so angered by Mr. Obama’s appeasement of Iran it refused a seat on the U.N. Security Council; so frightened by it the Saudis are talking quietly with the Israelis about joint military action.

• In what had been our foremost Arab ally, Egypt, the president’s dalliance with the Muslim Brotherhood has alienated both the military and the people.

• Mr. Obama waged war of dubious legality to oust Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, an evil, mean, nasty, rotten guy, but not, since 2005, a threat to the United States. (He gave up his nuclear weapons program because he was afraid what happened to Saddam Hussein might happen to him.)

In the chaotic aftermath, al-Qaida has established a stronghold there. An al-Qaida affiliate murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

• Seventy percent of the 2,313 Americans killed in Afghanistan died after President Obama escalated the war. They died in vain. The Taliban is expected to take over when U.S. troops leave.

• The fighting in Iraq was over when Barack Obama took the oath of office. His inept diplomacy and premature withdrawal of all U.S. troops permitted an al-Qaida resurgence there.

• Worldwide, al-Qaida is as great a threat today as it was in 2001, the director of national intelligence told Congress last month.

• Peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians have gone nowhere, which is nothing new. But Barack Obama is the first U.S. president to lose the trust of both Israelis and Palestinians.

• More than 130,000 people have been killed in the civil war in Syria. President Obama threatened to intervene militarily on one side, then, after pressure from the Russians, in effect switched to the other, to the dismay of our European allies.

Because he so often has “led from behind,” blustered and retreated, our enemies don’t fear our president; our allies don’t trust him; neither do they respect him.

American influence has shrunk along with the president’s stature. During the crisis there, Ukraine’s defense minister refused to accept calls from our secretary of defense.

Not even the hapless Jimmy Carter made so big a mess. Relations have soured even with Canada, which is tired of being jerked around on the Keystone pipeline.

It’s time the news media noticed.

Jack Kelly is a columnist for the Post-Gazette (jkelly@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1476).

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/#ixzz2uuxBQUXU
dirtbag

climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:30am PT
^^^^ coward
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