Putin’s Power and the Late Great United States

power After a suicide bombing in the Moscow subway by a Muslim terrorist, Vladimir Putin said, “Russia doesn’t conduct negotiations with terrorists — it destroys them.”

The last American president to say something like that and mean it was Ronald Reagan, who also defeated Putin’s old bosses. The current administration, which frees Taliban leaders and makes concessions to Iran for the sake of what it calls “Smart Power,” couldn’t defeat a wet paper bag.

Fresh from his serial humiliations of Obama on the NSA and Syria, Putin has risen to the top of Forbes’ Most Powerful People list. At No. 2 is Obama, right ahead of his banker and loan shark, Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.

Putin has trashed Obama’s national security and foreign policy with little leverage except a UN Security Council seat and bit players like Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden, who are a long way down from the powerful insiders like Alger Hiss and Kim Philby that his old bosses used to rely on.

Whether it was Russia’s troubled energy industry or a global espionage network starved of influence after the collapse of Soviet Communism; Putin made the most out of what he had to work with. And that is in sharp contrast to No. 2 who made the least out of the incredible power base at his disposal.

Obama’s foreign policy goals weren’t only bad ideas, but he hasn’t even been able to accomplish them.

The Arab Spring, which was supposed to be his signature foreign policy achievement, has imploded spectacularly, leaving him to issue impotent political threats to the Egyptian government and impotent military threats to the Syrian government.

Like every previous flailing administration looking for a cheap win, Obama has taken to browbeating Israel into signing some sort of peace agreement with the terrorists. An administration’s pivot to the “Peace Process” is usually an admission of failure on every single other foreign policy front.

Obama may have lost Egypt and Syria, but he’ll always have Israel to kick around the negotiating table.

While Putin is carving out his Eurasian Union, Obama’s Asia pivot has come to nothing, his Arab Spring is gone and he has nothing to show for his constant international trips except a bunch of “I’m with Stupid” souvenir t-shirts in forty different languages from forty different foreign leaders.

America has never been this impotent and irrelevant. Not even under President Carter was it such a nonentity on the international stage that it could be ignored and dismissed. Unlike Putin, most of the rest of the world isn’t even bothering to humiliate Obama.

It’s ignoring him.

Even friendly world leaders think of Obama as a party guest, a lightweight who makes for some good photo ops but has nothing of substance to contribute. If you want to throw a banquet you invite him over, but if there are serious decisions to be made, you invite the grown-ups instead.

Obama’s big accomplishment was presiding over the end of the American Century. The famous photo of him carrying around a copy of The Post-American World has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. He has made the world into a Post-American place where the United States is as relevant as the British Empire.

Obama’s vision of smart power sought to trade state power for ideological power. Instead of countries paying attention to him because of the power of the country he represented, they were supposed to pay attention to him because he represented a global evolution toward progressive values. It’s hard to think of a more laughably stupid misreading of human history and motives through ideological blinders.

The ideological power that Obama wields domestically comes from a domestic liberal establishment that is sympathetic to his aims. Without that establishment, he has no power outside American borders.

Even in the West, the establishment which gave him an unearned Nobel Peace Prize was not giving him the blank check that his domestic backers did. American liberals linked their political fortunes to Obama, but European leftists never did. America is too useful an enemy for their political purposes.

Obama chose to be a man without a country. He didn’t want to use American power and has been left powerless instead. And America has been left leaderless and therefore powerless.

The United States is now desired mainly for its arsenal. The Saudis and other Gulf Arabs impatiently order Obama to bomb things and insult him when he delays. And even the arsenal has been degraded. American military capabilities have been badly impacted and the military is under the jurisdiction of men like Chuck Hagel who prioritize gay marriage and Green Energy over military preparedness.

No other country has stepped in to fill the power vacuum left by the end of the American Century. Russia is satisfied to cause harm, but can no longer wield any real power over the rest of the world. China has wealth and power, but is far too insular to offer anything beyond its borders except trade agreements. In time it may be forced to step into our vacuum and protect its lifeblood of international trade with a Pax Sinica, the way that the United States formerly did with its Pax Americana.

Muslim conflict has increased exponentially with an emboldened Al Qaeda and its franchises spreading terror and death in their home countries, but these groups can barely get along with each other. Their dream of a caliphate dies at their own hands. Japan is trying to find its own strength again, but it may be too set in its ways to change. And Europe continues its fossilization into the stratified irrelevance of the European Union that may represent our own future of bureaucratic malaise and cultural decadence.

For good or ill, there is no one to step into the big boots of Uncle Sam. Obama’s abandonment of American power has left behind a massive hole. The waves of instability from that black hole are destabilizing governments and societies.

For generations, America has been the center of the world. Without it, the world is spinning out of control.

A glance at the evening news may not leave the impression of a world at peace, but that is only because we have forgotten what true war is like. Before the Pax Americana, devastating wars far greater in scale than anything most of us have lived through were ubiquitous.

Liberals like Obama believed that international conflicts were caused by American power. And so they set out to destroy that power. Their success means that the real wars that the Pax Americana repressed will begin again.

The end of American power means the end of world peace.

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  • truebearing

    The damage Obama is inflicting on this country with his idiotic foreign policy, whatever it is, along with his disastrous domestic policies, will leave this nation in a hole that only a dedicated, intelligent, industrious, educated, and virtuous population could manage to escape, and therein lies the biggest problem — the majority of Americans voted for him twice.

    The fact that Obama was freely elected is a self-inflicted insult to Americans. The world looks at us and asks how we could be so stupid (though they conveniently forget how ga ga they were when he was first elected).

    Maybe Obama’s foreign policy is coherent… in a way…after all. Call it “Obama’s Golf Doctrine.” His policies have teed up WWIII quite nicely.

    • truebearing

      “Bonnie and Clyde didn’t have as many holes in them. ”

      Awkwardly worded. I meant to suggest that the article shot a lot of holes in Obama’s presidency.

    • sammy

      He was not “freely elected”…. puppets have strings and the strings which control the puppets have masters

      • truebearing

        I agree that there was a lot of election fraud, but there were also a lot of fools who voted for him twice, and he shouldn’t have had a chance even once. American voters brought this upon us all.

  • Steeloak

    We are on the brink of a new era of global wars – similar to the late 1920′s and early 30′s. All that is needed to complete the picture is Obama coming back from Tehran waving a piece of paper and declaring “Peace in our Time”. The only question I have is who will be our Churchill?

    • logdon

      When Neville Chamberlain came back from Munich waving his ‘Peace in our Time’ document signed by Herr Hitler, Britain exhaled a a huge collective sigh of relief.

      We’d been through the ‘war to end all wars’, the lights had, indeed dimmed throughout Europe as much in mourning as in conflict and those bronze memorials with their lists of archaic names which still stand in every town, village and old suburb in Britain were testament to the devastation caused.

      Never again was the prevailing motif, even to the extent of abandoning our territorial principles of the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia.

      Chamberlain is now reviled as the grand appeaser but ain’t hindsight a wonderful thing? At the time he was a hero.

      Simply put, what today would be declared soft diplomacy was meant to spare us from the loss and unimaginable carnage of the trenches.

      Hitler was tooled up and ready to go. We’d left it too late and he held the aces.

      Obama has no such excuse. Iran is not poised off the Eastern seaboard nor has it ICBM’s locked and loaded in Mexico.

      In other words offering them terms of negotiation is quite meaningless. For now that is.

      Right now the US has no true vested interest in parlaying or concession because what Tehran has to offer in exchange is of no value.

      All they’re doing is playing for time, stalling and Obama is the cheap violin to be fiddled away at will.

      And to amplify the analogy, whilst Thirties Britain was woefully unarmed or prepared, Obama right now has the means to completely wipe out Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

      So whats his game? Stall until the warheads are bolted on? Wait until the mushroom clouds billow over Israel?

      Then will come the Chamberlain moment. Israel the sacrificed Sudetenland and Iran with the leverage to call the shots.

      It’s all a matter of timing. The old carpe diem and it’s all being thrown away.

      • Drakken

        With history being repeated before our very own eyes and Comrade Obummer fiddling while Washing burns. America’s armed forces are being degraded to a point not seen since after ww2. If the mad mullah get a nuke, it’s all over, Israel will not allow a bunch of 7 th century savages to gain 20 th century technology to destroy them. Funny how we who grew up in the cold war are now cheering for a man who has principles, vision and steel resolve, who woulda thunk it? We are living in the most interesting of times.

        • defcon 4

          There’s not much of anyone to admire in the District of Corruption anymore. I’ll bet there aren’t ten honest men or women in the entire Congress or presidential palace put together.

          • MagenD

            “I’ll bet there aren’t ten honest men or women in the entire Congress or presidential palace put together.”

            You’re most certainly right!!! And your wording sounds eerily like Abrahams negotiations with the Angel of G-d concerning the pending Judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah?! (Gen 18:16-33)

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+18&version=NIV

            Gen 18:32-33 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        I’ve mentioned this in another thread … about two weeks ago. But when the West caved to Hitler and gave him the Sudetenland, at the Munich Conference, the Czechs probably could have fought off the “Hun” for at least six months. Munich was the last chance for the Western Allies to present the German Chancellor with a united front … one that he could not hope to defeat.

        The German generals knew this, and were prepared to remove his government, if fighting broke out.

        History is, indeed, repeating itself. My father told me about what it was like to be in a World War. I don’t want to see that happen, in the lives of my grandchildren. Unfortunately, we have Obama …

        • Drakken

          One way or another, you are going to see war on a unprecedented scale, and our Comrade in Chief Obummer and his minions will have no clue on how to stop it and have a military that is gutted and unprepared to deal with the situation because of feckless policies.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            I’ve always loved the word “feckless”. It describes Obama to a tee …

          • The March Hare

            I would hope we wouldn’t have to wait 3 years to elect someone who can deal with the situation because by that time it would more than likely be too late. I am afraid we might have to remove this scourge from office to keep from being destroyed from without. Then, too, that would destroy us from within if we were being attacked at the time. It doesn’t look good. We are injured, bleeding and rudderless. Not a good time to have to defend ourselves and there might be an enemy waiting for just that.

          • MLCBLOG

            I’m looking it up, just for fun.

          • usmcmailman

            All of this was planned by Obummers handlers.

    • TheOrdinaryMan

      “Who will be our Churchill?” Ted Cruz, perhaps.

      • MLCBLOG

        Not electable, I fear.

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          I fear the same thing as you. But if we never give the Cruz’ of our society the chance to try, we’ll never know. Last year, during the primaries, everyone “in the know” said that only Romney was electable. Like McCain and Dole before him, he lost.

    • MagenD

      “All that is needed to complete the picture is Obama coming back from Tehran waving a piece of paper”

      May be that piece of paper will be his Birth Certificate?!
      It’s been locked up in the Ayatolla’s safe for the past 8 years!!!

    • MagenD

      U.S. President Barack Obama controversially used the phrase “peace in our time” several times in his second inaugural address.

  • camp7

    I read this commentary before noting the author. I thought, how accurate, literally spot on. Alas, it’s Daniel Greenfield — of course. Thanks Daniel, for your eloquent expression for us all.

    ‘Through gale and wave the boat has plowed,
    sea sick and worn they be.
    The rudder of the Captain’s crowd
    steers true to course of he.

    While bow points south to wretched shoals
    of rock meets wood with pain.
    The pierce of cries from desperate souls,
    rings fathoms deep again.

    Who will wreck with strength of heart?
    Who will make to shore?
    Those will build another ship,
    that takes us sail once more.’

    • MagenD

      This poem reminds me – I think that the Sinking of the Titanic was EXTREMLY Prophetic. If one studies it’s Conception, Construction (Rise to Glory out of “BRITAIN”) and eventual Demise. The story of THE UNSINKABLE SHIP bares many uncanny and eerie resemblences to America’s (TO BIG TO FAIL comes to mind) founding, Rise to Glory and Seemingly coming/eventual demise. Which ALLTOGETHER bares many uncanny and eerie resemblences to the Prophecies concerning Ancient Tyre (Ez 27 – Contrasted with a Majestic Ship Sunk by the Will of G-d) —- Which ALLTOGETHER bares many uncanny and eerie resemblences to the Prophecies concerning:

      BABYLON (Rev 18).

      I see in her comments that I and Mrs. Rivera are in one accord that America (With her proposed “New World Order” and new “One World Trade” center) is indeed Babylon the Great, That Mighty City —- the center of the World who has “Ruined the Whole Earth” (Pollution, Corruption) — whose Utter Destruction (Nuclear Holocaust?!) is realized in an instant!!! (1 Hr – Rev 18)

    • MagenD

      P.S.
      Ez 27:34-36
      34 Now you are shattered by the sea
      in the depths of the waters;
      your wares and all your company
      have gone down with you.
      35 All who live in the coastlands
      are appalled at you;
      their kings shudder with horror
      and their faces are distorted with fear.
      36 The merchants among the nations scoff at you;
      you have come to a horrible end
      and will be no more.’”

      Read ALL Ezekiel 27 and Compare with the disaster of the Titanic!!!
      Which I believe was Prophetic concerning America (Babylon the Great)!!!

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+27&version=NIV

      • camp7

        MagenD,
        We are living in perilous times. The analogy of a shipwreck, as you have effectively pointed out, is prophetic and consequential of free will choice independent of the teachings so aptly described by the scripture.

        Humankind will only survive by knowing their source. Peace be with you, may you find the lifeboat of everlasting truth. Jesus is the light of the world, the Lifeguard of seaward souls. JMHO.

  • Jason

    America needs a leader who’s not afraid to use American power. I say this not as an American, but as an Australian. As much as we all complain about you America, we’d rather you be the boss than China or Russia. America has lost its confidence, and it needs a new leader, someone like Lincoln who can unite a divided country (Without war, hopefully) and set a new agenda for the future.

    The contrast between the two, Obama and Putin is clear. Putin is not afraid to Russia’s power on the international stage. Obama has shown no interest in using American power except to further his agenda; Socialism and kowtowing to Iran, China and North Korea. Putin has acted like a leader, and acted in the interests of his people, Obama has acted in the interests of himself and his backers.

    Take this from an outsider. As an Aussie, I can say that the world, or at least my part of it, views America as weaker under Obama. Not much may have changed in terms of military might, but the confidence to use power is no longer there. America is still the world’s premier superpower, but no longer has the confidence to act. A bit like America post Vietnam, or Britain post WWI.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      You have nailed it, Jason. Well-stated …

      • The March Hare

        Except that Obummer has been weakening our military all along.

    • MagenD

      “A New Leader” – Exactly, just what the World will be BEGGING for when the “Man of Sin/Son of Perdition” (aka “Anti-Christ) flies into town from Krypton with his Superman Cape and All the right answers for solving all the Worlds troubles!!!
      If the Illuminati exist and if they have done anything Conspiratorially – then that is what they have done and done well – set the stage for the devils grand entrance!!! All the sheeple of the World will be Begging for a King and Answers – then Voilla, he’ll appear out of thin air (Kind of like Obama did) and the G-dless hoards will Run after him (Kind of like Obama’s supporters did) — and they’ll follow him straight to hell!!!
      Be carefull what ya wish for!!! And who you Vote for!!!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      We’re the sleeping giant. Can we reawaken? We’ll see.

      • Jason

        Hopefully it can be done like it was done when Japan struck Pearl Harbour. Unification against a common enemy tends to unite even the most diverse of nations.

        • underhispinions

          Only if their leader hasn’t been given the green light to hand us over to the threat.I think we have already been sold out and the takeover is just awaiting martial law and weapons being removed from every home in America.
          If you can take them from veterans,those at risk during Katrina,etc…nobody has any rights.

    • Habbgun

      Sad to say but in Obamaworld you are an insider and not an outsider. You come from a country of white male privilege and therefore all of America was and is at your evil disposal. In Obamaworld you are in Australia and therefore an insider, the leaders in the Democratic Party who have sat in power on their fat behinds for generations now represent some sort of outsider so they are the just representatives of outsiders against insiders. They are not insiders at all. They’re better than good, they”””re great and you are evil.
      America has gone insane.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Obama’s foreign policy works as well as his Healthcare.gov.

    • Lanna

      Yes, That may be the statement of the year….The Obama foreign policy has been one of many mistakes and disasters, as well as healthcare.gov!

      • underhispinions

        Your so wrong.They work perfectly to advance a radical Muslim agenda and the destruction of the United States from within.
        He couldn’t be doing a better job and so many Americans just think it’s all stupidity.

        • Lanna

          Please give me a break…do you think people don’t know Obama is replacing military people…for one reason….I have been in Forum classes on the very subject as well as Middle Eastern studies.

  • Ed FDNYRetiree

    Obongo makes Nero look like a bungling amateur.

    • MagenD

      Yea!!!
      No offense to Nero, right?!!! :):):)

    • johnnywood

      Nero at least had the good sense to kill himself.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    Obama might as well be a lawn ornament. The only thing missing in obama’s photo is a lantern in his right hand.

  • quousque

    And approval rating still at 40%.
    And bumper stickers “I love ObamaCare” are proliferating.
    And NYT announces to the masses “Pres. Obama misspoke”.
    The Problem is not ‘them’. ‘They’ are organized. relentless, funded and united.
    The problem is ‘us’. ‘We’ are divided, bickering, and eating our own.
    ‘They’ have candidates in the wings past 2016, ‘we’ don’t know what to do for 2014.

    • johnnywood

      This is because Democraps are demonic and Republicraps are just stupid.

      • The March Hare

        DemonRATS are a huge herd of sheep led by a few leaders. Republicans are a huge group of individual thinkers most looking out for themselves, some looking out for us.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Actually, every administration since at least the Reagan administration has been leftwing and incompetent when it comes to foreign policy especially with regards to Islam, as GHWB and GWB were really both stealth liberals masquerading as being conservatives and both were incredibly incompetent when it came to the scourge of Islam. The problem with Obama besides just incredibly incompetent foreign policy is he is not only destroying the source of America’s economic strength, i.e., capitalism, domestically from within, he is also replacing our current military commanders with ideological leftwing loons while also gutting our military arsenal to weaken us at the same time.

    • No RNC

      Yet the US & Israeli Gov’s have been heavily involved in training, arming and supporting Al Qaeda/SunniMBs interventions in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, etc…until you recognize/address this everything you write has little probity. Do you ever wonder why so many US vets deployed in Afghan & Iraq are committing suicide????

      • ObamaYoMoma

        What are you smoking?

        • MagenD

          Obama Weed!!!
          It’s a hallucinogenic super-drug…
          It makes you fuq up a lot but you never know it’s your fault!!!
          It falls into the Catagory of Responsibility Denial Drugs and is extremely toxic to smart people!!!
          My ex used to smoke it and it made her vote for Obama!!!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      First Bush was very impressed that he could get the Islamic regimes to go along with his plans for Iraq. What a dupe. I think Bush II learned the wrong lessons from all of that.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        When it comes to understanding Islam, Muslims, and the Islamic world, Bush II is a complete and utter ignoramus!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Like every previous flailing administration looking for a cheap win, Obama has taken to browbeating Israel into signing some sort of peace agreement with the terrorists. An administration’s pivot to the “Peace Process” is usually an admission of failure on every single other foreign policy front.

    Israel wouldn’t be forced to sign some sort of peace agreement with so-called terrorists. Israel would be forced to sign a peace agreement that is in itself stealth and deceptive jihad with jihadists instead that fully intend to subjugate Israel into Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) to make Islam supreme, not only in Israel, but also throughout the world.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    KGB Putin needs a “Bro”.

  • LindaRivera

    ‘Putin has risen to the top of Forbes’ Most Powerful People list. At No. 2 is Obama,’

    Many people can understand why Putin is top of the list. What has Obama done to be No. 2?

    The Obama administration have placed Muslim Brotherhood operatives into positions of enormous power in the U.S. government. The MB help to make both domestic and American foreign policy. In Egypt, in HUGE street protests, Egyptians held large signs declaring that Obama supports Muslim terrorists. This is how America is now seen as: a country that supports Muslim terrorism.

    Look at the pics of the two men. Their physical bodies and POSTURE are an extraordinary reflection of their personalities and characters — and how they run their own countries.

    • nomoretraitors

      Obama looks like he’s shucking and jiving, doesn’t he?

      • MagenD

        Actually,
        He’s peforming the gangsta walk!!!
        It’s what “Gangstas’” do when they score a touchdown, fieldgoal, basket; make off with your bicycle, car or wife or bamboozle you into making em president!!!

    • MagenD

      “Look at the pics of the two men”
      Yea!!!
      One knows where his balls are and the other searchs’ the course for his own!!!
      Obama’s like the quintessential Feminist!!! He is the posterchild of “Womens Rights”!!!
      “Look at me all!!! Girly’s can be presidents, too!!!”

  • Lanna

    I’m sorry to say that Russia and other European countries will develop as the world’s power and the Kingdom of the coming Anti-Christ, who will emerge from the Roman Empire…It has been fortold centuries ago. The Late Great United States has abandoned God, so God has decided to leave us on our own.

    • william mony

      And once we split Israel’s land, and abandon Israel, God’s wrath will be kindled
      Pray for our country, because judgement will show the true one and only God, and his son Jesus.

      • Lanna

        Well said…it is not going to be easy, we are already under judgement from storms and evil out of control.

      • LindaRivera

        In their rabid hate for Israel and Jews, American leaders are provoking God to great wrath against America.

        Babylon is a town on Long Island, about 50 miles east of New York City. Read Jeremiah 50 and 51. I believe the Babylon referred to in Jeremiah and Revelation is New York City and Chaldea is the United States. Jeremiah 50 and 51 are the most terrifying judgments from God. So horrifying that God actually pleads for people to get out – escape.

        A “horde of great nations”, INVADING – Jeremiah 50:9. (After waging war in a number of nations the U.S. has made MANY enemies.). Why is God going to bring these terrifying judgments? Because of all the betrayals by US leaders against Israel:

        Bible, Jeremiah 51:24 But I will repay Babylon and all the
        inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion.

        God declares in the Bible of Jews and Israel: “Blessed are those who bless you and cursed are those who curse you.”

        In the war against Jews, US, Europe and other nations massively
        finance the Palestinian Authority/PLO Muslim war machine. The US provides weapons, including thousands of US assault rifles, ammunition and advanced military training to US terrorist favorites, Palestinian Authority security services who have murdered more Jews than Hamas. They are America’s proxy terrorist army against loyal ally, Israel.

      • LindaRivera

        …/Continuation of my first comment.
        worldnetdaily.com
        U.S. trained forces in ‘greatest’ terrorist attacks Jihadist boasts 1 week after transfer of American assault rifles
        July 09, 2009 By Aaron Klein

        The statement comes one week after Israel approved the transfer of 1,000 U.S. and European assault rifles to those same security forces. PA militias regularly receive American arms, funding and advanced training.

        Terrorists double as police officers
        Since the late 1990s, the U.S. has run training bases for PA militias. The U.S. also has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid and weapons to build up the PA militias.

        Many members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization serve openly in the various PA militias, including in top positions. The Brigades, the declared military wing of Abbas’ Fatah organization, is responsible for scores of suicide bombings, shootings and rocket attacks aimed at Jewish civilian population centers. Most Brigades members received U.S. or European training as part of the PA security forces.

        Terrorist: ‘U.S. training helped us kill Jews’
        “I do not think that the operations of the Palestinian resistance would have been so successful and would have killed more than 1,000 Israelis since 2000 and defeated the Israelis in Gaza without these [American] trainings,” said Yousuf.

        “All the methods and techniques that we studied in these trainings, we applied them against the Israelis,” he said.

        “We sniped at Israeli settlers and soldiers. We broke into
        settlements and Israeli army bases and posts. We collected information on the movements of soldiers and settlers. We collected information about the best timing to infiltrate our bombers inside Israel. We used weapons and we produced explosives, and of course the trainings we received from the Americans and the Europeans were a great help to the
        resistance.”

        “I myself received American trainings in Jericho. Together with my
        Preventative comrades, I received trainings in intelligence methods and military trainings,” he said. “In the intelligence part, we learned collection of information regarding suspected persons, how to follow suspected guys, how to infiltrate organizations and penetrate cells of groups that we were working on and how to prevent attacks and to steal in places.

        “On the military level, we received trainings on the use of weapons, all kind of weapons and explosives,” Yousuf said. “We received sniping trainings, work of special units especially as part of what they call the fight against terror. We learned how to put siege, how to break into places where our enemies closed themselves in, how to oppress protest movements, demonstrations and other activities of opposition.

        “We also learned to discover agents that Israel tried to plant in our cells,” he said. “We applied against Israel all that we learned from the Americans.”
        http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=103410

        Dear God, In Your coming judgments of Jeremiah 50 and 51, in wrath, remember mercy! Thank you God for Your promise to be with us wherever we go and to never leave us or forsake us!

    • usmcmailman

      EXACTLY CORRECT ! And this New Sodom (Amerika) deserves
      everything it is going to get !

    • MagenD
  • MagenD

    Actually,
    You should have used this pic for your comparative analysis, Monsieur Greenfield!!!

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3018/2812142352_2cce9fe987_z.jpg?zz=1

  • LindaRivera

    http://www.barenakedislam.com:
    The President
    defends Christian culture, Judeo-Christian morality, Western values,
    national sovereignty, while condemning political correctness

    No, NOT President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin of Russia….
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/11/02/the-president-defends-christian-culture-judeo-christian-morality-western-values-national-sovereignty-while-condemning-political-correctness/

    • william mony

      Sad but true
      We are the country the world is going to love to hate without a military to back it up.
      But we will be harassed by our own government which will within the next few years make the british demands of 1775 look like nothing.
      America you are reaping what you sowed
      2014 is going to be a year where the press can no longer hide the destruction of our country. Even the brain dead 40 percent obama lovers will be unhappy when their ebt cards fail and “dancing with the stars ” isn’t on as the whole economy collapses
      .

      • LindaRivera

        The utter destruction of the American economy is planned, as is the destruction of America.
        Elementary school children would do a far superior job of running the country.

        • william mony

          We are in big trouble Linda
          As a Christian I put my faith in Jesus
          So no matter what happens I serve the only one in which there is true hope and change

        • MagenD

          Isaiah 3:12
          Youths oppress my people,
          women rule over them.
          My people, your guides lead you astray;
          they turn you from the path.

          • LindaRivera

            That’s an interesting Scripture!

            I would add that What is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation also Derives from Judaism! Absolutely!

          • MagenD

            NO!!! Not from Judaism!!! BUT FROM THE G-D OF JUDAISM!!! HE IS A HOLY MIGHTY, GLORIOUS SOVEREIGN, AWESOME POWERFUL, GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL CREATER G-D!!!
            AND THE SOONER THE JEWS REMEMBER THIS – AS ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, JOSEPH AND MOSES KNEW, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED… AND THE SOONER THEY REALIZE AND REMEMBER THAT G-D IS MERCIFUL, COMPASSIONATE, GRACIOUS AND LOVING TO THE INFINITE DEGREE – THEN THE SOONER WE MIGHT GET THEM TO ACCEPT HIS TRUE CHRIST (Precious, Precious Jesus) AND SCREAM “BLESSED BE HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” —– WOAH, SHAME ON ISRAELS ENEMIES ON THAT DAY!!! When the Jews are finally overwhelmed by their enemies and by the False Messiah who’ll betray them (Anti-Christ) – then at some point they’ll SCREAM — SHALOM, ABBA!!! Blessed is he (JESUS) who came and comes in the name of G-d!!!!

            And when they do!!! G-d have MERCY on the Enemies of Israel!!! It’s go’n be an UGLY DAY FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE BLOOD OVER THEIR DOORS!!!

          • LindaRivera

            You say, HE IS A HOLY MIGHTY, GLORIOUS SOVEREIGN, AWESOME POWERFUL, GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL CREATER G-D!!!
            Yes! I agree with your words, a thousand times and more!!! Jesus is very, very precious! What a Beautiful Savior! Magen, I regard the Jews as my people. Jews believe very strongly in God and love God very, very much. Because of almost 2,000 years of shocking, evil, satanic persecutions, tortures and horrifying mass murders and the Inquisition by evil MONSTERS in the church, Jews associate Christianity with suffering. Please NEVER, ever forget this important fact.

            Magen, I wish you knew that Jews know THAT G-D IS MERCIFUL, COMPASSIONATE, GRACIOUS AND LOVING TO THE INFINITE DEGREE! Jews love God so much. This is one of the beautiful prayers in the Jewish prayer book:

            ‘Hallowed and honored, extolled and exalted, adored and acclaimed be the name of the blessed Holy One, whose glory is above all the praises, hymns, and songs of adoration which human beings can utter.’

          • MagenD

            Yes!!! I understand!!! And that G-d Himself has blinded them (Jews) to their true Messiah (Is 6:9-13) until the fullness of the gentiles has come in (Romans 11:25).
            When Hezekiah’s Jerusalem was about to be sacked by Sennacherib – Hezekiah TORE his robe and hit the “Sackcloth and Ashes” and SCREAMED “SHALOM ABBA” – Sennacherib awoke to 185’000 (2/3) of his Army DEAD, packed up what was left and returned by the way he’d come!!! In those days, the DAYS of the Old Covenant, JEWISH HUMILITY and REPENTENCE was accomplished through “Sackcloth and Ashes”. Throughout all OT text – esp Judges, you see the Jews being Obstinate, G-d handing them over to their Enemies (Wild Beast) and Increasing Oppression until they once again went looking for the “Sack Cloth and Ashes”. WHOA – TO ISRAELS ENEMIES WHEN THE JEWS WENT BROKEN TO THEIR FATHER IN “SACKCLOTH and ASHES”. Then G-d would raise up a WhirlWind to save them…

          • LindaRivera

            The Guardian of Israel is very very WONDERFUL! A Beautiful and Amazing God! So Kind. So very good!
            To God be the Glory!

          • MagenD

            Yeshua, Yehoshua, HaMashiach Christ Jesus the “Lamb of the World” the “Son of the Living G-d” became for all – “The Blood Over The Door”, “The Way Thru The Red Sea (To the Promised Land)”. He was the Man in Linen with the Writing Kit (Ez 9:2) sent out to “Mark the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over the detestable things done in Jerusalem” (And the World [Ez 9:4]) before His Wrath is Meet!!!
            Joseph and Moses were both Christ Types. Every OT event was in itself a FORESHADOWING, A PARABLE of the coming Messiah!!! Joseph being sold by his brothers was a Foreshadow of Christ Crucifiction!!! And what did Joseph say to his brothers when they realized (When their eyes were opened) whom he was in Egypt?!!!

            (Gen 45:4-7)
            4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.

          • MagenD

            Gen 45:4-7

            4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

            Josephs being sold by his own (Jewish) brothers into Egypt (ca 200 BC) was a Foreshadowing of Christ coming Crucifiction (Sold out and killed) by his Own Brothers – and the reason for it explained by Joseph – “To SAVE LIVES BY A GREAT DELIVERENCE”.

            Hallalujah!!! Amen!!!

          • LindaRivera

            Yes! Hallalujah! Amen!

          • MagenD

            P.S.
            That was “Joseph sold into Egypt” (ca 2000 bc [Not 200])
            Forgive the Typo!!!

          • MagenD

            Yes!!! I understand!!! (Part 2)

            Today is not unlike then… there’s only one minor difference. JESUS (Real name Yehoshua/Joshua) IS THE NEW “SACKCLOTH and ASHES”. So, the Jews can rebuild their Temple if they want to. They can dig up all the “Sackcloth and Ashes” they want to. And yet G-d’ll not hear, the oppression will not cease and will only continue to worsen til at the Height of it all – after the Anti-Christ (Their [And the Worlds] long awaited Superman) arrives on the scene and brings a WorldWide Oppression and Hell the likes the World has never seen – their eyes will be Opened (To JESUS – the Promised Prophet Like Moses in Dt 18:15-19) – and they will SCREAM “SHALOM ABBA (Peace Father), BLESSED BE HE (Jesus) WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” – It will (Like Sackcloth and Ashes) be an act of BROKEN HUMILITY brought out of Oppressed Desparation. And when they do – ATOM’s WILL SPLIT AS THE EARTH IS MOVED UPON ITs AXIS IN A WAY MAKING HASTE FOR THE WRATH THAT G-D WILL BRING TO THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL!!!

          • Danielle Patton

            Brillent

          • MagenD

            Thank You, Sire!!! By Him alone!!! I’m just a wretch!!! (And that might be an understatement!!! :):):) )
            To G-d be the Glory!!!

  • sadmom

    this article makes me want to cry. I have 19 yr old son- what do I tell him?

    • defcon 4

      Sad, sad times. I’ve met US veterans who are glad to be at the end of their lives.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      He needs patience. It’s only scary if we keep letting it happen. Teach him the facts but not the fear.

    • underhispinions

      Tell him his only hope is the knowledge of Jesus as his Lord and savior.
      Hope in this world is in vain.

  • usmcmailman

    All because the boy “King” wants our Country to fail and be defeated !

  • johnnywood

    As an old man I am sickened by what this nation has become. You can put lipstick on a pig, be he still remains a pig.

  • defcon 4

    Russian muslimes should be Stalinized.

  • JAFO

    The world cries out for leadership! Out of the ashes of the soon coming wars will rise one man with the answer – the Anti Christ. The world will worship at his feet. The world has turned her back on Jahovah. Soon He will unleash those events fortold in scripture. Now is the time to place your hope and faith in the Lord Jesus.

    The time for national repentance is past – only the judgement remains. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear God has moved the nations to the end of days.

    For those without Christ – your soul hangs in the balance. Seek not your hope in this world but in He that created it – Jesus Christ.

  • Jay Yoon

    George Washington, when he had the opportunity to attain power for life, relinquished it and restored power back to the people. What is true for great men is true for great nations as well. The truly great nation is not the one that seeks to preserve its hold on power, it is the one that when it has attained to that position, has the character to limit it and constrain it. The nation that should be most feared is the nation that knows its limits; the nation that has the most to fear is the one that can only learn this lesson after the fact.

  • http://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/ SLIMJIM

    Talk about giving him the Nobel Peace Prize a little immature…

  • defcon 4

    A steel cage UFC contest between the zero and Putin would be interesting. Mano a mano.

    • Drakken

      I’ll put a cool 10 grand on Putin.