Vladimir Putin: Leader of the Free World?

PutinbossWhen even the New York Times admits that Barack Obama has been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed, you know he has really been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed.

But there it was, in Wednesday’s edition: “suddenly Mr. Putin has eclipsed Mr. Obama as the world leader driving the agenda in the Syria crisis.” Putin, wrote Steven Lee Myers for the Times, “appears to have achieved several objectives, largely at Washington’s expense.” Chief among these was that “Russia has at least for now made itself indispensable in containing the conflict in Syria, which Mr. Putin has argued could ignite Islamic unrest around the region, even as far as Russia’s own restive Muslim regions, if it is mismanaged.”

Barack Obama, meanwhile, has been revealed as being spectacularly dispensable. The Syrian jihadis who were counting on his aid are bitterly disappointed that he has (at least for now) backed off on committing the U.S. to intervening militarily; true to form as ever, they are blaming it all on Israel. He and his administration’s top officials, most of whom spent years excoriating George W. Bush for lacking sufficient evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, are definitively unmasked as hypocritical, self-serving and partisan in repeatedly glossing over the fact that Obama still has not proven his central contention, that it was Assad who used the chemical weapons unleashed in Syria on August 21.

Putin talked a lot of sense, while simultaneously issuing Obama a veiled threat, in his op-ed. He warned, quite accurately, that a U.S. strike in Syria could risk “spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders” and added: “Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it,” without quite getting around to mentioning that if the U.S. intervened, Putin himself would be one of the prime movers behind the escalation of the conflict.

Putin also scolded Obama for his reference Tuesday evening to “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” Putin pontificated: “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

The irony was thick. Putin may have been aware that Obama notoriously denigrated American exceptionalism at a town hall meeting in Europe during his first Presidential trip there in 2009. Obama denigrated American exceptionalism by equating it with nationalistic chauvinism: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” In other words, every country is exceptional, and so none is.

And now Putin was rubbing his face in this, admonishing him that America itself was not exceptional, and driving the point home by saving the world from a wider war in Syria when Obama was itching to get in it, despite failing to provide any proof of his claims that Assad used chemical weapons.

That proof proved to be more elusive by the day. Jason Howerton reported Wednesday in The Blaze that “two Europeans who were allegedly abducted and held hostage for several months in Syria claim they overheard a conversation between their captors suggesting the Syrian rebels were behind the deadly chemical attack in Damascus.…Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin and Italian journalist Domenico Quirico both say they were able to eavesdrop on an English-language Skype session between their abductors in which they allegedly revealed that it was the Syrian rebels who perpetrated the attack so that the West would intervene.”

Likewise, Matthew Schofield reported for McClatchy on Tuesday that Assad “has repeatedly rejected requests from his field commanders for approval to use chemical weapons, according to a report this weekend in a German newspaper.”

These were just the latest additions to a growing mountain of evidence that, as Putin put it in his op-ed, “there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.” In support of that claim, Russia submitted a detailed 100-page report to the United Nations; the Obama Administration, by contrast, has offered only circumstantial evidence that hasn’t convinced even our closest allies to join us in a military strike on Syria.

On May 29, 1453, Ottoman jihad warriors finally conquered Constantinople after a prolonged siege (and seven hundred years of trying) when a careless city worker left a gate open to the city after taking out the garbage, thereby offering an entrée to the Muslim forces, who rushed into the city and laid waste.

What happened this week could prove to be just as accidentally momentous. Russia has suddenly reemerged as a major player, if not the major player, in the Middle East and on the world stage in general. And it has happened not because Putin’s plan for a resolution to the Syrian conflict is particularly imaginative, or even workable (how will anyone be able to be sure that Syria has turned over all its chemical weapons?). No, Russia’s reemergence is due not to Russia’s power or Putin’s statecraft, but because Barack Obama left the gate open for them. The consequences of their rushing into the city have yet to be determined, but they’re unlikely to be good in the long run for free people.

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  • Jason

    Vladamir Putin, Leader of the Free World? Hardly. Russia is a highly restrictive country, and odds on if an anti Putin website was set up in Russia on this scale, it wouldnt last a week. Putin and Russia are not archetypes for the Free World to follow. We have enough inspiration in past leaders such as Kennedy, who avoided the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    However, in this case, Putin has definitely come off better than Obama. He actually makes sense, and is speaking better than Obama, in fact you would expect Obama, given the media hype, to speak like this. Overseas, he’s viewed as the best foreign policy president ever. But Putin is speaking sense. Putin has had to deal with Islam before, and has a greater understanding of who to back in this case. Chechnya and Dagestan have taught Russia how best to deal with Islam. As much as it pains me to say it, we have to follow the lead of Russia if we are to have any success in Syria. Hell, anything to avoid getting involved in a 1400 year old civil war.

  • Odayuko-Shah Helen

    A communist slavic troll wearing a nice suit l has yanked a Ping driver out of the hand of Obama and has smacked him in the mouth with it! Obama is either a genius or a bungling idiot…the next few days or weeks will be very telling.

    • jackdiamond

      When he sent this to Congress he had lost his nerve and decided not to strike Syria. Kerry’s remark was hardly offhand, it was deliberate and it was taken up. Since it was clear Obama was never going to win a vote in Congress there never was going to be one. Probably, he and Putin worked this out when they met. Remember this is the Post-American World and he is the Post-American President.

    • EarlyBird

      In this respect, Putin plucked Obama out of the frying pan, and jumped into the fire. Hey, Russia, YOU want to “lead” in that bloody hell hole, take responsibilit for it and suffer the blowback? Go for it. We’re busy over here trying to dig ourselves out of a desperate financial hole.

    • EarlyBird

      “Obama is either a genius or a bungling idiot…the next few days or weeks will be very telling.”

      Indeed.

      Obama bungled into this crisis, an unnecessary one of his own making, by drawing red lines he had no business drawing or interest in enforcing a year ago.

      Now that Putin has rushed in to save Obama from himself, and wrest the rancid, bloody mess of Syria from American hands, the test of Obama’s intelligence will be whether or not he’s smart enough to let him.

  • ReyR

    “And it has happened not because Putin’s plan…”
    “Russia’s reemergence is due not to Russia’s power or Putin’s statecraft…”
    “their rushing into the city…”
    Mr. Spencer, as a regular reader of Jihad Watch, I respect your efforts and ethics profoundly. Yet this time, I’m afraid, your essay in dissing was unwarranted at least. I am disappointed. Seeing this sort of Russia-bashing coming from a prominent activist such as yourself, I begin to suspect that the West’s hostility to my nation is of the same irrational and subconscious nature as Muslim hatred of infidels.

    • Buck

      You have misconstrued the essay altogether, methinks. Any dissing was aimed directly at Barry Soetoro … or whatever his name really is.

    • http://eacafe.blogspot.com/ Oo_oc_oO

      Russia’s influence over the world for the past 100 years or so hasn’t been altogether benign, has it? “Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be annihilated.” – prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima.

    • UIO

      ReyR: I suspect you may have read the Putin controlled Russia Today (rt.com) online. It is extremely anti-Western, and at times pro-Muslim. I never thought Russia had such hostile attitudes against the West after all these years.

      Can you mention any western media outlet that uses as many of its articles to bash Russia?

      Russia could be an ally against radical Islam, but Putin seems to hate the West even more than he hates radical Islam.

      • ReyR

        UIO,
        Of course I do visit the RT site every now and then, even if they disgust me since they were hijacked by western libs.
        As a Russian aged 54, I can say that most of the western media outlets are prejudiced against us, and lie routinely. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Russia is the most slandered nation in the world, China being second, for that matter. Even an intellectual publication such as FPM is frequently biased when it comes to Russia. This is my personal opinion. Starting as a teenager fascinated with the English-speaking culture (undeniably second to none), my life has been a voyage of disappointment as I discovered that there are two sides to every coin. I am still enchanted with American literature, but also repulsed by unparalleled hypocrisy and psychopathic lack of empathy in US foreign policy.
        No, we are not hateful of the west, we cannot afford it: hatred makes one weak. But we have learned to be wary of the west. Except the Golden Horde, every invasion and incursion we had to repel since inception came from the west. Even as we speak, Russia lives surrounded by the NATO and its sidekicks. On the other hand, be so kind to name me one war of pure aggression started by Russia? For a thousand years now, we pray to be left alone, but still they come.
        Radical Islam is certainly a problem for Russia, but hardly the most critical problem. What we see as the mother of all problems is the agonizing and paranoid suicidal west that insists we should keep company, and hates us when we refuse.

        • Drakken

          Rey, your going to have to forgive the current crop of folks in the west as they still have the old cold war mentality, Russia in a very ironic way is going increasingly capitalistic, while we in the west have not learned that harsh lesson as you have and we are increasingly going the coumunist/socialistic route and allowing the 3rd world to flood our countries. Unfortunately at the end of the day, the muslims will bring open warfare to our lands and ironically it will be the Russians who will be helping us defeat the modern day scourge called islam.

          • ReyR

            It’s great to know that at least someone understands, Drakken. But islam is just part of the problem. The real problem is that the entire west is diseased with death wish. That’s my take on it: the suicidal west meets the death cult of the east, and Russia is caught in between. Sure, we are big, but even a very big house can’t stand if the whole town burns down I’m afraid. Sad. I don’t like the middle ages.(((

          • Drakken

            I am afraid that I have to agree with your assessment of our current situation, anyway you look at it, it does not end well my friend. It is the fact you Russians have the advantage in lots of open space and resources that will one day soon come to the forefront of the coming disaster that is looming.

        • UIO

          Oh, please…. RT is old school Communism in a new wrapping. We constantly read of the evils of the West, and how capitalism has victimized the blacks in the US. I remember those same lies from the Cold War.

          Sure, the West is not perfect. I get it. But Russia are just about the last in the civilized world who should point their finger. When Russia points their finger at the West for poor economy, Russia is worse. When Russia point their finger at the West for the state of minorities, Russia is worse. When Russia point their finger at the West for lack of freedom of speech, don’t forget that Russian jouralists, unlike their Western counterparts, may be liquidated like Politkovskaia.

          And name a war of aggression? Are you kidding me? Finland in 1939? Afghanistan in 1979? Or did you learn otherwise in school? It would not surprise me, because you went in school during the days of Communism. But only a cretin would still believe those old Communist lies after so many years. They were lying through their teeth in those old textbooks.

          Surrounded by NATO? The old trick of claiming that the enemy is at the gates. (It worked for Goebbels and it should work for Putin.) It was the Soviet Union that held half of Europe captive for 45 years, not the other way around.Then the Soviet Union went bankrupt, and Russia has been largely irrelevant ever since, except as weapons supplier for bandits. Why is it that every vile criminal on the planet brandishes a Russian rifle, from the Taliban to kidnappers, beheaders, cannibals and bank robbers? Ever seen a single one of them without a Russian rifle?

          • ReyR

            Because it’s the best assault rifle ever invented, even if made in China?

          • Drakken

            I’m going to have to disagree with you on that one, the Germans make the best assault rifle, the G-36 and the 416. I will say this though, I got to test the new AK-12 and I have to say that is one nice piece of equipment and takes a lot of abuse and is very accurate and stable in burst mode.

          • ReyR

            Hi Drakken. That was a guess on my part, and that’s why a question mark. I don’t know much about guns, but I’m a damn good archer. The best thing I own and shoot, btw, is the Hoyt Dorado, 70# draw weight, she’s my favorite viper, silent and deadly, US-made. Poaching is illegal of course, but well, you know…)))

          • Дмитрий

            Finland – yes, but Afghanistan – no. We came to Afghanistan to help at the request of of the official and legitimate government of the country to fight the terrorists who are sending CIA more for half a year before the Soviet Union entered Afghanistan.

            about Finland is also a complex issue. In exchange for the requested area ot the Finland offers more and better land in Karelia. It was strategically necessary territory for us. As shown in 1941-1942 it was the right decision and saved Leningrad from total destruction.

            in addition to these two examples, a thousand years of Russian history you have more examples of “wild Russian aggression”?

  • Hank Rearden

    I think it’s pretty clear that none of this would have happened if Israel had just traded land for peace! Not Sinai and Gaza, of course, they don’t count. I mean that OTHER land.

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Do you really think Israel shoud give up a damn thing? They have practically nothing to give up. Have you noticed what surrounds them? Are you stupid or what? Are you one of those who think that the Southwest should be given back to Mexico? I contend when we do that than Israel should follow suit and give back some sliver of sand. What the hell is “the OTHER land?”

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    Our situation here in America is much worse that even Mr. Spencer can imagine. Lt.Mike Zullo has been briefing Congresspersons and other Washington DC VIPS for the past three weeks with the criminal evidence he and his amazing patriotic team has gathered proving Obama has used fraudulent documents that enabled him to attain the highest office in the land. There is now a sleeper cell at 1600 Penn Ave. The man running the show is a radical progressive with a mix of political philosophies coming from his Communist and Socialist education. He is a FRAUD and IT needs to be removed before he does something drastic. He is our biggest national security risk. Many of the big names in Conservative media refuse to believe that something like this is possible in a country as great as America. They are dillusional in their thinking. Anyone who Lt. Mike Zullo has presented his evidence to has been SHOCKED. Maybe it is time for Robert Spencer to start asking questions and writing about this. PLEASE provide a platform from which this man can be exposed. PLEASE talk to David Horowitz, what the hell has caused him to ignor this Scandal of the Century?

  • John Davidson

    Once again, I am reminded of Murphy’s Law. It certainly applies to our current President, doesn’t it. Maybe it also points out a flaw in the Affirmative Action program.

    • EarlyBird

      Obama’s American presidential instinct to be the world’s cop and get involved in every single problem in the world to show “leadership!” and American Exceptionalism, ala’ his drawing of red lines in Syria, is what reminds me of Murphy’s Law.

      • WW4

        One thing I’ve come to accept about Obama is that he’s not much of a leader and he looks dumb when he tries to be. He’s not a bad steward–people will disagree but I think history will bear it out. There have been other such presidents before–George HW Bush comes to mind, another very prudent guy who presided over a lot of things but was not admittedly a “big ideas man” and did not seem to relish the PR job the way Reagan, Clinton, or Nixon did.

        • EarlyBird

          I think that is a very fair and accurate description of Obama.

        • Drakken

          Your on drugs, Obummer as history will bare out, is far worse than Carter ever was, and will be judged accordingly.

  • WhiteHunter

    The Russians’ 100-page report is far more credible than anything that comes out of the Obama racketeering enterprise, or any of its mouthpieces, even the present-day FBI, which he has reduced to a P.C. whitewash-and-political-weapon against domestic political opponents.
    Remember, the Russians correctly identified the Boston Marathon terrorists well in advance and warned the FBI, which did nothing.
    Well, not exactly nothing; the FBI “interviewed” Tamerlan “Speed Bump” Tsarnaev, and “found no cause for concern or further investigation.”
    I can imagine how that “interview” went: “Are you a moslem terrorist, Mr. Tsarnaev?” “Naw, ‘course not! Don’t be silly!” “Thank you, sir. Sorry for the inconvenience. Just routine; we had to ask. Have a nice day.”

    • southernsue

      BINGO!

  • Mendoza

    We should pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting the US government from getting involved with, trading with, or communicating with anyone in the Middle East. Out of sight, out of mind, we’re forced by law to forget that worthless little chunk of land, where nothing important ever happened, even exists!

    • Juaniita

      wonderful Idea!!!!!!!!!!

    • Solo712

      Sorry, guy, we don’t have enough oil in Canada to make this American plan pan out !

      • wireline

        yep but we got enough here in the states to handle it, no problem

      • Mendoza

        Oil is something queers rub on each others’ balls. Real men use nuclear!

      • John W. Neff

        Oh yes we do if obama would approve the keystone pipeline. Shale oil and gas is not just in Canada. The US has plenty of it.

    • EarlyBird

      I love that idea, Mendoza. At least the spirit of it. The more we can disengage from that miserable region, the less of a securit threat it becomes to us and less of a burden.

      But we Americans are going to have to be ready, psychologically, to sit on the sidelines and vote in the UN while nations like Russia and others with more direct interests in that region, take the lead and enjoy some of the power, benefits and glory of that leadership – in addition to the blowback, quagmires, etc. I could live with that.

      • Mendoza

        I would sooner withdraw from the UN, becoming an observer like Switzerland, and practice noninterventionism like “crazy” Ron Paul suggested (as opposed to isolationism), where we only interact with the world commercially and diplomatically.

        Russia and China, with the commercial interests in these regions, are in a far better and more favorable position to work with belligerent states. Their financial interests in Syria were precisely the reason they were able to convince Assad to give up his WMDs.

        I think most Americans are ready to sit on the sidelines and have been for quite some time now. Being policeman of the world is not our job, now we only need put politicians in power who reflect our will.

        • EarlyBird

          You said it. Another good post. And I agree further with your mention of Paulian non-interventionism and getting out of the UN.

          What I was getting at was that Americans will suffer a major identity crisis to get to that genuinely “humble foreign policy.” It’s tough to be just another really good country after you’ve been Leader of the Free World.

          I agree also it’s about time, and I think Americans are finally done with that job.

        • Drakken

          The problem with your non intervention policy is, is that is inevitably it always draws us into a war whether we like it or not, when the enemy perceives you as weak, he will attack you.

          • EarlyBird

            It just means picking and choosing our fights, and not interrupting our enemies when they are busy bleeding themselves dry. Constant fear makes us do stupid things.

          • EarlyBird

            Constant intervention and war is what makes a nation weak, perceived or otherwise.

          • Mendoza

            And that’s the same tired old bullshit interventionist argument commies like Bush and Obama have been giving us for decades.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “I would sooner withdraw from the UN, becoming an observer like Switzerland, and practice noninterventionism like “crazy” Ron Paul suggested (as opposed to isolationism), where we only interact with the world commercially and diplomatically.”

          There you go. Now you’re talking. Although there will be security risks to consider as well. But I doubt anyone really disagrees with you unless they’re under serious delusion about remaking the world based on objectives derived from unrealistic Utopian dreams.

          “I think most Americans are ready to sit on the sidelines and have been for quite some time now. Being policeman of the world is not our job, now we only need put politicians in power who reflect our will.”

          What has happened since WWII is that leftists engineer this humanitarian BS in order to sign on for conservative foreign policy projects. Then when it goes bad, they simply lie about how it fell apart. If conservatives don’t sign on, they get accused of waging war for “selfish” reasons.

          So again, the root cause: Leftists.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “But we Americans are going to have to be ready, psychologically, to sit on the sidelines and vote in the UN while nations like Russia and others with more direct interests in that region, take the lead and enjoy some of the power, benefits and glory of that leadership – in addition to the blowback, quagmires, etc. I could live with that.”

        Dummy: OIC

        • EarlyBird

          Oh that’s right. If a person doesn’t believe America is Magic, unrestrained by economics, physics, the actions of other populations, and other aspects of reality, he doesnt’ believe America is exceptional enough, and is a “communist!”

          Not only are your fantasies horrific and unachieveable, but America would be destroyed by attempting to achieve them. You have a lot in common with fascists, communists and jihadists, if you haven’t noticed. The good news is that you are on the most right wing fringe of the right wing. You would know this if you didn’t exclude every idea, thought and individuals which disagreed with you from your life.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If a person doesn’t believe America is Magic, unrestrained by economics, physics, the actions of other populations, and other aspects of reality, he doesnt’ believe America is exceptional enough, and is a “communist!””

            It’s unbelievable how dense you are. I’m here because of those restraints, caused by stupid ideas. You’re at the root of the problem. You don’t understand any of these issues that you harp on about.

            We are being restrained by dummies like you. This is obvious to anyone with a clue about how the world works when they also recognize the fallacies of socialism.

            Which you don’t. You just stipulate that it’s bad so that you don’t get caught revealing your ignorance.

            Ruling the world if we chose, would only be impossible if leftists were involved. Not that conservatives want to, but it’s entirely feasible and the global economy would boom relative to what we have now fighting socialists and jihadis.

            You keep revealing just how little you understand of any of this discourse. Quote a few conservatives by name, that doesn’t mean you understand any of it.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Not only are your fantasies horrific and unachieveable, but America would be destroyed by attempting to achieve them. You have a lot in common with fascists, communists and jihadists, if you haven’t noticed.”

            In your rants we observe a lot of useless statements. You can’t follow along so talking with you is like talking to a drug addict who is never even close to sober for a moment.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If a person doesn’t believe America is Magic, unrestrained by economics, physics, the actions of other populations, and other aspects of reality, he doesnt’ believe America is exceptional enough, and
            is a “communist!””

            It’s unbelievable how dense you are. I’m here because of those restraints, caused by stupid ideas. You’re at the root of the problem. You don’t understand any of these issues that you harp on about.

            We are being restrained by dummies like you. This is obvious to anyone with a clue about how the world works when they also recognize the fallacies of socialism.

            Which you don’t. You just stipulate that it’s bad so that you don’t get caught revealing your ignorance.

            Ruling the world if we chose, would only be impossible if
            leftists were involved. Not that conservatives want to, but it’s entirely feasible and the global economy would boom relative to what we have now fighting socialists and jihadis.

            You keep revealing just how little you understand of any of this discourse. Quote a few conservatives by name, that doesn’t mean you understand any of it.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’m being moderated without any of the normal warnings. My replies keep getting deleted mysteriously as if there is a “glitch” or perhaps special rule for replying to this clown.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If a person doesn’t believe America
            is Magic, unrestrained by economics, physics, the actions of other populations,
            and other aspects of reality, he doesnt’ believe America is exceptional enough, and
            is a “communist!””

            It’s unbelievable how dense you are. I’m here because of those
            restraints, caused by stupid ideas. You’re at the root of the problem. You
            don’t understand any of these issues that you harp on about.

            We are being restrained by dummies like you. This is obvious to
            anyone with a clue about how the world works when they also recognize the
            fallacies of socialism.

            Which you don’t. You just stipulate that it’s bad so that you
            don’t get caught revealing your ignorance.

            Ruling the world if we chose, would only be impossible if
            leftists were involved. Not that conservatives want to, but it’s entirely
            feasible and the global economy would boom relative to what we have now
            fighting socialists and jihadis.

            You keep revealing
            just how little you understand of any of this discourse. Quote a few
            conservatives by name, that doesn’t mean you understand any of it.

    • southernsue

      EXACTLY!
      the middle east is like the blacks in chicago
      they kill each other without remorse
      animals

      let them kill each other off like the blacks in chicago are doing

      • Mendoza

        I don’t know if they kill each other because they’re animals, but I do know that our government is not the solution in either place.

  • Juaniita

    KGB leader of the free world???? Our Pres. is making America look weak. and if our enemies see us weak we will be attacked. I pray to God that 9/11 never happens again.

    • ReyR

      I recommend reading “Blowback” by Chalmers Johnson. Or listening to it: an audio version can be downloaded from a number of torrent trackers. It’s free, and it may even save your life. Mr. Johnson was a true patriot.

      • Aizino Smith

        Blowback “It refers to retaliation for the numerous illegal operations we have carried out abroad that were kept totally secret from the American public.” -wiki

        Really? 911? No secret or illegal operation there. We stationed troops in Saudi Arabia with the consent of the Saudi government. some remained behind to enforce the no fly zone in Iraq.

        The “No Fly Zones” were necessary because the Arab league would not depose Sadam, nor let us do it. Then there were rebellions in Iraq, which were encouraged by George H.W. Bush. Being as feckless as ever the UN did nothing about the rebellions. The rebellions were likely to happen with or without bush because Sadam oppressed people and he had suffered a major reversal as was weaker.

        There was nothing secret about it. there was nothing secret about Osama bin Laden’s declaration of war. We just chose to ignore it. After the embassy bombing more of the public was wondering “Where in the World Carmen San Diego” was than where Bin Laden was.

        I do not agree with Johnson’s thesis.

        Johnson also uses the suspect “BIG # Argument”. There are 737 military bases around the world. Does he analyze them?
        We belonged to various treaty organization, which are mutually protection agreements. Those organizations and agreements
        are pretty useless if you have no bases. the bases are need for logistics, runways an such.

        One would be Diego Garcia. It is an American base. it also happens to be a British Base sand belong to the British. Is that open of those evil bases? For the 1st gulf War I bet the New Zealanders and Australians made use of it. Maybe the Japanese too.

        Oh well why am I arguing with Russki.

        • ReyR

          Capone liked to think of himself not as a ruthless criminal , but as “a public benefactor.” “I’ve given people light pleasures,” he said, “shown them a good time.”
          Capone chose to view the killing of rival gang members as a necessary evil: “killing a man in defense of your business” is like “the law of self-defense,…a little broader than the law books look at it.” If Capone killed, it was invariably “self-defense”.

          • Aizino Smith

            Try Again
            How many of those bases are in Wester Europe as part of NATO? Probably over a 100.

            How many bases did the Russians have or use of their Allies. The bases are justified by NATO and if NATO is justified then the bases are.

            Back in the day when leftist were hopeful and John Kerry protested his government from inside it and outside it, we use to count the ratio of Russian to U.S. tanks and everything else. The Russians always had more tanks. Tanks and stuff need bases. Of course you are going to tell me that they all fit in one base on a parcel of property no bigger than a match box.

            Then we come to other treaty organizations other than NATO like ASEAN. Is America to treat treaty obligation there in a desultory manner. We treat NATO obligations seriously but not those of ASEAN because those are only yellow people. Is that how you think?

            You perception and that of Johnson’s does not fit. If we were such a big hegemon then we would have bases in the Phillipines. I can think of 3 bases we left peacefully right off the bat. Two of the major. And we have not been back in a generation. Not only have we not been back, but we have huge interests there.

            Don’t worry we are not taking care f those interests for several reasons. One of the is Russian propaganda. It will take more than a few troops to get rid of the jihadis. But we cannot send more than a few because of Russian propaganda.

            But don’t worry those jihadis in the Phillipines are not giving ant aid and comfort to jihadis in souther Russia
            Don’t you love it when a good plan backfires?

            Jihadis wash back and forth between Bosnia,Chechnya,Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Mali, Malaysia, Phillipines, Indonesia, Uzbeckstan. but the U.s. really cannot touch the ones in the Phillipines thanks to Mother Russia.Thanks.

            But how many more Beslans will there be?

            Did you think, before you went Ra R a Ra?

          • ReyR

            I see your point, Mr. Capone.

          • Aizino Smith

            You’re funny! :)

          • Aizino Smith

            Come to think of it, you are kinda of cheeky for a guy who comes from a country of the like where the state murdered Raisa Gorbacheva’s parents.

            Who are you safer around, Capone or the killers of Raisa’s parents?

          • ReyR

            Here is certainly a much safer place than the reversed Jim Crow nation. LeShawn Martens are kind of scarce here, and we are not naming asteroids after Trayvon Martin, while another martin is arming AQ. But martins are only part of your troubles. Man, US gov has been a collective Capone on steroids since Big Business installed Abe in the White House in 1861. Woodie Wilson finished the job. But even today crowds of starry-eyed zombies insist that Ben Franklin and Tom Jefferson run the show.

          • Aizino Smith

            I slapped you down on the Johnson thesis.

            That Russia might be safer than the U.S. might be true. We certainly have problems. Jim Crow is dead. Or I should say undead. The Civil Right movement put a stake in Jim Crow’s heart and marched on past the corpse. Little Jesse Jackson and other racists tagging along the end of the march to the stake out and resurrected Jim Crow.

            Our problems with race stem from our d/mn fault, homegrown leftists and Russian influence operations. Congrats we did in the Soviet Union only for it to be reborn. In the meantime the poison you sunk into veins through the influence operations will kill the U.S.

            I do not cotton to the whole Lincoln conspiracy theory. It is so much straight forward to know that Lincoln was earnest. Lincoln had been sold as a slave. He did not like it and he did not forget.

            I have nothing good to say about Woodrow Wilson.

            You have not replied on my Raisa Gorbachev comment. It hit home. I need say no more because it is the truth.

          • ReyR

            Frankly, your Raisa jab is balderdash, man. I just don’t knee-jerk to every darn serve from my opponents, what would you expect. Actually, I lived in Stavropol some 20 years of my life, off and on, and I had friends who knew the family rather closely, so I repeat, its balderdash. But then again, Stalin’s repressions took many lives away, only a fool would deny that, but look: you guys too had your share of the same fruit, and you know what I mean. If you ask me, here it is: Russia’s bad reputation is mostly a case of hopelessly bad PR. You on the stateside had the same and more, but you were smart enough to hush it all up. I will give you that, and I admire it all the time, no kidding.
            And one more thing, about the recent West fad: more balderdash. Yankee paranoia. Frankly, the whole story around that book amazes me, and I can’t fathom how otherwise smart people dig up a conspiracy where it is technically impossible, but are blind to palpable facts in plain view. I’ll be damd. OK, my bed time.

          • Aizino Smith

            Hit a nerve more like it.

            Balderdash? Nyet!. I have relatives in Europe, North America and Asia. If I took a more provincial view as opposed to objective view it would not go well.

            I do not think could have gotten a more virulent reaction from you than if I had grabbed something and squeezed. Raisia’s parent were murdered for being Christians. That does not make you, nor the current generation of Russians lesser people. that was done by other people two or three generations ago.

            Frankly, others and i like Putin much better than Obama. He seems to want Russia to do well unlike Obama who does not seem to want America to do well.

          • ReyR

            Good morning, America. About Mrs. Gorby, then. As I told you, I was friends with some folks in Stavropol who knew the family closely. But because as an American you will always question my integrity, why not hear it from the horse’s mouth? Find “I Hope” by Raisa Gorbacheva, Harpercollins, 1991, English-language edition. Or you can check it out at http://www.gorby.ru/gorbacheva/biography/, if you read Russian. Or find her mother’s obituary at independent.co.uk. You will learn that her father “died at a Moscow hospital after a series of operations” in 1986. Her mother died in August 1995. No Christian martyrdom. Isn’t it amazing how anti-Russian agitprop can dupe even rather sophisticated Americans such as yourself?

          • Aizino Smith

            “In addition, the parents of his wife Raisa were deeply religious and were killed during the Second World War for having religious icons in their home.”

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1582213/Mikhail-Gorbachev-admits-he-is-a-Christian.html

          • ReyR

            OK, now you will know that the Telegraph lied. All reporters lie, no exception, it’s part of their trade, everywhere.

          • Aizino Smith

            But hey we all know that Stalin Killed a lot of people. More people were killed in the 1930s than were killed during the Great Patriotic War.

            Imagine that!

            What is really surprising is that Raisa Gorbacheva studied classes in the Soviet Union which was officially a classless society.

            Now I know communist countries have classes. I witnessed 1st hand when I went to a former communist country. As I passed the domiciles where communist leaders lived (or still do), the person I was walking with changed. their voice became deeper, angry, bitter and disgusted.

            Oh yes I know this from so many sources.

          • ReyR

            Of course the claim that a communist country has no classes is total bullshit. But you know, at the time, our ideologues found a loophole to explain that. They used to tell us, “Classes will be eliminated after communism wins”. Yep, what was first: a chicken or an egg? We just laughed at their lies. In the last years of the USSR, we all knew that we were living a big lie, and there was a feeling of an ending in the air. That was a period of cynicism for all of us.

          • ReyR

            “we all know that Stalin Killed … More people than … during the Great Patriotic War”.
            No, we do not know that. This is what the Memorial society tell us, but they are known to be financed by the US Gov – a legally established fact. Less biased sources say that 4,3 million were arrested between 1918 and 1953, whereof 835,194 were executed. A staggering figure, nevertheless. This means victims in every family.
            But this is history. I hope Russia will never have to relive this nightmare. On the other hand, the US now seems to have entered a similar phase. Let’s pray I’m wrong.

          • Aizino Smith

            All those freaking Ukrainians I met are very pissed about the 1930s. Are they all liars? The ones I met at university were smart as a whip. So much talent and yet it never seem to make as much difference in USSR as it did in the USA. There is a lesson in that.

            Some 7 million died in the Ukraine alone.

            So you stats are already off by 100%.

            Then there were the 5 million kulaks in the mid 1920s.
            It seems to be very easy to kill so many people.

            Warfare in the U.S.? Very possible. After all we have the left and they preach hatred and identity politics and have been given money by the KGB in the past.

          • Aizino Smith

            But that is the past. What matters to me more is what to do about the butchers of Beslan. They are a common enemy.

          • Drakken

            The reason you don’t hear so much of what the butchers of Beslan are up too is because the FSB keeps their hunting activities to a minimum, but I will say that they are doing a lot better at eliminating their muslim jihadist than we are.

          • Aizino Smith

            I have said more than once this Summer and fall that Putin is a better leader than Obama.

            I do not doubt that Putin takes care of himself, the oligarchs, but he also takes care of the people, if for no other reason than self interest.

            Obama is more of the mode like so many leftists that if the electorate does not like them they will get new voters thru immigration. that and similar bad policies and attitudes.

          • ReyR

            Not quite liars, of course, but they tend to exaggerate, and somehow they like to blame it all on Russians, while they ignore Stalin’s origins, and that Russians were underrepresented in the Kremlin at the time. We were governed by Georgians, Jewish, Latvians, Ukrainians, even Germans, but presence of Russians in government was disproportionately low. If we look at facts, Russians were oppressed more than others. Example: When I went to college, I had to compete with others to enroll; young people from “the Republics” had a “quota”, they entered any college of their choice at will, just for the asking. After graduation, I was sent to a remote village as a teacher; “ethnic talents” were hand-picked for government jobs, mostly in or around capital cities, to enforce diversity. And so it goes… I believe something like this is now happening in America.
            Russians were and still are much hated, naturally, no matter how we tried, no matter how much we gave them.
            So white Americans and ethnic Russians are pretty much the same in this respect.

          • Aizino Smith

            Well I saw one of you posts to Drakken. We are on the same side or very nearly so.

            Your Stavrpol reference checks out. It is consistent. We shall see. About Raisa I found stuff in the British press going both ways one of each. The Independent is behind a paywall, but it supports your claim exactly from the little I could see from the google search.

            BTW one of my parent in-laws was a member of the communist party. My spouse was also invited to join, but demurred. I have had acquaintances who have stated that communism is the perfect system.that is it is perfect theoretically, but it fails because it does not take into account human psychology. There is a little bit to that. I believe communism works. it has been proven to work for group 150 people or smaller. The Hutterites have shown this and psychologists have taken note. I do not have great faith that communism works above that threshold.

            The quota system you describe in Russia matches the favoritism shown in the birth control quota in China. Oligarchs think alike. How could it be otherwise? They are human after all.

            I do not blame Communism on the Russians and I know that Stalin was Georgian and a criminal. I also know that the Party made sure it had minority representation. I just do not know the extent or how egregious it was. For communism I blame the boyars more than I would blame the czar.

        • EarlyBird

          “Blowback” should be understood as simply “consequences” for legal or illegal actions. Everything, including correct actions, have consequences. We were right to help the mujahedeen fight the USSR, for instance, but the consequences were that we were helping to build an enemy which would bite us later. Was it still the right move? Yes. Does that mean that the US “deserved” 9/11? Of course not. Does it mean we must always consider blowback when we make decisions? Yes.

          The “bomb our way through the Muslim world!” Psychos on this board are incapable of thinking through the consequences of drinking too much bourbon, let alone the policies they propose, and are shocked and angry that they have a hangover the next day, then blame the left for it.

          • Aizino Smith

            We had justification to war with the Taliban. They provided cover for Al Qaeda and would not extradite him. We ousted them with a small footprint.

            If we had not stayed they would have come right back. supported by Pakistan.

            If we would not have tried to nation build, you can bet Mr “If you break it you own it” (a.k.a Colin Powel) would have squealed.

          • ziggy zoggy

            Just to get into the little war between you and ReyR: The premise of “Blowback” is pure bull$hit and yes, Russia is safer than a country with 33 million Blacks.

          • Aizino Smith

            Agree & agree (but because of history and/or the left).

            Supposedly having an American military base in a country if a form of colonization, hegemony or oppression. As the kid of an American parent and a foreign parent, who met when the American was posted overseas., i can speak to this. My non American parent never felt oppressed, bitched about it or mentioned it. Same goes for my non-American relatives. I have no reason to believe I am special.

            Take Private Manning. His mother is Welsh. For all the support that Manning has recovered and litany of ills about the military in his life, no mention was made as to how his mother felt oppressed by American military bases on Britain.

            I have read where the Cuman or Kipchak nobility had no problem mixing with Russian nobility. Obviously these people were genetically different. In fact all of Central Asia looks this way.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “The “bomb our way through the Muslim world!” ”

            Are you saying that we did it wrong in Iraq in the first Gulf War? Because that’s all we’re saying is to do that predictably. Don’t F around like you pansies insist that we must.

          • EarlyBird

            If only our Islamist enemy was a conventional one, where if we blew up enough tanks and planes we won. We’ve gone over this a hundred times, professor: this war ain’t like that.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Where do you suppose terror funding comes from, brainiac?

            You can’t run a significant terror organization with any long term objectives without the cooperation of national sovereigns who at the very least stand aside and knowingly let it happen. You think these lunatics attack from the moon?

            These guys are excited because they think they can get the West to capitulate to Islamic states. They don’t want to run the caliphate directly.

            It’s simply over your head. It’s far more complicated than chess and your analysis is usually about as complex as checkers.

            Good thing you gleaned a little jargon from the op-eds so you can play the intellectual. Your nonsensical positions can for the most part be traced back to ignorant op-ed writers. You’re boring.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If only our Islamist enemy was a conventional one, where if we blew up enough tanks and planes we won. We’ve gone over this a hundred times, professor: this war ain’t like that.”

            If something is over your head, it only means that you can’t understand it. You should not infer more than that.

    • LindaRivera

      Obama and other U.S. politicians are indeed, making America look very weak. I am also concerned that America is going to suffer a much, much bigger attack than 9/11. Years ago, it was reported the Muslims were planning multiple, simultaneous attacks on America’s cities.

      America’s American-hating leaders have allowed huge numbers to cross the border. The evidence of many Muslim terrorists (and weapons of mass destruction?) easily crossing the U.S. border has been documented. America is in great danger.

      • Juaniita

        Ma’am, the DOJ stopped the attacks. Do a search on “bridges being targeted”. It was under Bush that the attacks would have taken place. and he let the DOJ do their job. ;) I agree there are many “other’s” crossing our borders, if the federal govn. would fund our agents hopefully we can stop another attack.

  • 2wotvet

    Why is Dr. Spencer complaining? Putin’s stepping in to make sure the freedom-hating Muslims are being crushed in Syria. So Russia becomes strong in the Middle East…. considering how Europe and America are on the brink of falling into thousands of years of Islamic darkness, Dr. Spencer should be thankful for Putin’s promise of action against the 7th century Savages. Putin has already proven himself to be a better friend and guardian of Western Civilization than any other World Leader.

    • defcon 4

      IF muslime states are any indication, there are no freedom loving muslimes, especially not for the najjis kuffar.

    • EarlyBird

      Except for the thousands of years of Islamic darkness hysteria, you have it basically right: by Putin saving Obama from embarrassment, he’s also saved America from getting into another God-forsaken unnecessary and counter-productive sectarian bloodbath. It be Russia who will be taking responsibility for it down the road, not the US again.

      I’ll take the embarrassment of an American president in 2013 over another American quagmire a year or two from now, any time. The US does not need, and can not afford – in all senses of the word “afford” – to try to control every outcome everywhere in the world. When we complain about the US having to be the world’s cop, and then another nation finally rushes in to play that role, we should celebrate, not mourn the loss of American leadership.

      • LindaRivera

        Americans and Britons are DISGUSTED with wars where many innocent lives were lost only to leave the countries in a far worse and radically destabilized condition than they were before U.S/UK Western military intervention. A huge number of Britons are very bitter about this.

        • WW4

          Well let’s hope the lesson remains “learned.”

        • EarlyBird

          You can count me among them.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          We have to finish the domestic wars before we decide if we can handle foreign expeditions.

          • EarlyBird

            You go to sleep every night dreaming of a cataclysmic, cleansing civil war, followed by a world war which puts humanity under America uber alles, don’t you, you sick mother fu…r?

          • Drakken

            I see your female tendencies to get over emotional is coming out again sunshine.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “You go to sleep every night dreaming of a cataclysmic…”

            Strike out. Again.

            If this was baseball, they’d take away all of your equipment and bar you from ever entering the park again.

        • 11bravo

          What the h….?

        • logdon

          I agree, we are.

          Oh and by the way Mr Obama, you are no friend of ours.*

          It’s British to you, not an over familiar Brit.

          * With the exception of the oleaginous Cameron who’s up his fundament right to the tips of his highly polished Lobbs loafers.

          • LindaRivera

            logdon, Have you seen this vid? Everyone should see it. Muslims demanding THEIR rights. What are Muslim rights?

            Non-Muslims FORCED by Western ruling elites to be slaves to Muslims and provide EVERY financial need of Muslims who are NOT required to work. The only ones ruling elites require to work are despised NON-Muslims.

            Muslims In Sweden Demand More Welfare And Free Housing
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcfwpJ85g3A

          • logdon

            Always rights isn’t it? The right to sponge off a foreign state, that is.

            And another on the end block of videos

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGMOpb1ngvU

            If Sweden survives in its present form I’ll be surprised.

          • Drakken

            You know darn well Don that this does not end well.

          • LindaRivera

            I just watched the video. Benefits should be ONLY for the indigenous people.

            All Islamic teachings, Quran, mosques, etc. command Muslims to wage jihad and kill non-Muslims and conquer our countries. Based on the fact of jihad, mass killings and conquest; NO Muslims whatsoever should be allowed in our countries. To allow them in is an act of treason.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            The right to demand submission from non-Muslims. It’s right there in their texts.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “It will be Russia who will be taking responsibility for it down the road, not the US again.”

        They’ll be taking a lot more than “responsibility.”

        • EarlyBird

          Their own 9/11, perhaps.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Their own 9/11, perhaps.”

            In theory, sure. In reality, that would only happen if someone on the lunatic fringe (the jihadi equivalent of you) were to strike because “allah” told him so. But if he did it would set back the greater jihad. Attacking Russia would help them experience what true “blow back” is. They don’t want that. And there’s very little payoff for attacking Russia. Gee, the Russian’s government collapsed again. OK…now what about the USA?

            It’s more likely now thanks to you, your POTUS and all the people that think like you that we’ll experience another 9-11 because we (you) made it pay off so well. You help them get what they want.

            That must make you feel proud.

        • EarlyBird

          Look at the terror, the crippling insecurity, implicit in your statement, that the US may not control every region under the sun. As if we could, as if we should. You are grotesque.

          • Drakken

            The Russians unlike us, are more than willing to use whatever force they deem necessary. Their only rule of engagement is, if it looks dangerous, kill it. We on the other hand want to win hearts and minds and be social workers and it hasn’t bloody worked has it? So I say, let the Russians do what the do best, handle the muslims savages in ways that work best.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Look at the terror, the crippling insecurity, implicit in your statement…”

            A deranged lunatic decides what’s implicity in my statements. Obviously that’s useless, like virtually every other thing you say.

            “…that the US may not control every region under the sun…”

            Maybe we shouldn’t control anything. Maybe the USA should not exist unless it’s “transformed.”

            We heard you the first billion times.

      • defcon 4

        Why don’t you try making your “islamic darkness hysteria” comment to the Jews, Zorastrians, Bahai and vanishingly few Christians of Iran? Or the Hindus, Sikhs and vanishingly few Christians of Pakistain? OR the Buddhists of Bangladesh? Or the Christians of Egypt, Nigeria, Syria or Iraq? Or the atheists of Bangladesh? Then have yourself a nice, healthy, tall mug of steaming camel urine for your health!

      • TienBing

        You think the Islamic darkness will last longer? I hope not.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “Except for the thousands of years of Islamic darkness hysteria…”

        In the context of 14 centuries of conflict, “on the brink” can be seen as within a few more generations. Especially with clueless people like you running around.

        We’re not talking about this weekend.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Why is Dr. Spencer complaining? Putin’s stepping in to make sure the freedom-hating Muslims are being crushed in Syria.”

      Because the price was too high and an effective POTUS should have been able to do it without caving in to our foes.

  • Steven Chavez

    Putin, “The Unknown Commie,” to HOST Saturday Night Live. He will direct the next sequel to the “Spy Kids” renamed “KGB Spy Kids.” He will also feel comfortable with other commies when he’s a guest on The View. And most exciting, he’ll be next month’s pin-up stud in Playgirl. If he ran for New York mayor, he’d probably win that too.

    ALL OF YOU must realize that it is the Communist Party USA (Logo is “Socialism USA.”) that is the main organizer of HATE/BLAME in America today. When the Soviet Union, Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Wall fell, THE MOST BITTER OF ALL COMMUNISTS were ours and they loved the Soviet Union, and their system, more than their own country! Don’t you think they then seek REVENGE through a number of ways?

    NOW FOR SOME HARD FACTS. The 80’s CPUSA had numerous fronts beginning with their U.S. Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council started by the Soviets in 1949 and directed by the KGB! There were Councils in every state. The CPUSA, AND THEIR DEMOCRAT COMRADES, sided with the Vietcong and in the 80’s, the takeover of Central America aiding the Sandinistas, and Cuban DGI, while “No Contra Aid.” “U.S. Out of Vietnam/Central America” they cried.

    “When the WALL FELL, we cheered, they cried! When the TWINS FELL, we cried, they cheered!” (S. Chavez) Who is “they?”

    NOW GOOGLE: “Obama Sundial 1983″ which is a RARE article Obama wrote while at Columbia where he sided with known CPUSA AND SOVIET KGB FRONTS! Obama was a KGB DUPE! This article proves he also sought out the most radical Marxist students who were apologists for the Soviet Union, or Reagan’s “Evil Empire!” Did you know Ted Kennedy wrote to the KGB seeking to work together to defeat Reagan? Traitor or Camelot? Google “Ted Kennedy KGB Letters.”

    Obama and the Dems are creating the conditions for our downfall! Have you noticed the glorifing of KGB PUTIN by the media who were CPUSA/KGB dupes in their college days too? Do you understand them a little better now and their hatred for Fox and especially Glenn Beck and David Horowitz who exposed real Communists, the CPUSA, and their ties to the Main Street Media and their JornOlists who conspire to bring down any Conservative?

    WHY ARE JOURNALISTS AND NEWSPAPERS SO LIBERAL? Back to the 80’s. I call it “THE CIRCLE OF COMMUNISTS.” This “Circle” begins in a college journalism class. The young and naive are the targets of their Marxist Professors who give an assignment like covering a “peace” protest or a Leftist guest speaker. A particular student’s paper gets an “A” and the Prof meets with the student. “Hey, I loved your paper. I like your style and especially your point of view. There’s an opening in the newspaper and I can give you a recommendation.” The student is hired and their first article is framed, friends praise them, their family is in awe, and the Prof’s in the Journalism Department are gloating about their new star who they make feel special and important enough that they change majors and go into Journalism.

    They graduate and then they are recommended by their Marxist Professor to get a Masters Degree at another college studying with another Marxist. They get that Masters but then an opening at the local newspaper is their opportunity to make money so they are recommended by their Marxist Professor to the Marxist Editor. They tire of real work so they decide they want to teach so they get a recommendation from their Marxist Editor to the Marxist Dean, who was a professor himself at one time, and now they have a job at the university where they give an assignment to their class. “Hey, I loved your paper. I like your style and especially your point of view. There’s an opening in the newspaper and I can give you a recommendation.” CIRCLE COMPLETE!

    THIS HAPPENS IN EVERY DEGREE PROGRAM and that’s why there are so many of these brainwashed Marxists as Marxist brain-washers leading Government departments, newspapers, TV news, and now K thru 12! IF THERE IS A REPUBLICAN IN ANY OF THE ABOVE, THEY’RE SURELY STILL IN THE CLOSET!

    THEN WHEN A GUEST SPEAKER LIKE DAVID HOROWITZ OR ANN COULTER SHOWS UP, the Marxist Professors order their Marxist students to fill the audience AND TO BRING PIES and shout down the speaker.

    THEN WHEN THE MARXIST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOWS UP, the Marxist Deans, Marxist Professors, Marxist students, and Marxist Janitors, show up and bring pies for MARXIST MICHELLE which she gladly, but politely, woofs down leaving only crumbs for the Marxist Cockroaches!

    Now does Obama whispering to Medvedev, and relayed to Putin, make more sense now? We were suspicious of Obama’s motives and friendship with KGB Putin so in their next meeting, they were showed cold faced and not so friendly. Then the meeting of last week did the same. IT’S A RUSE! Imagine if Obama was seen bowing to Putin again? What was his “flexibility” he was whispering about?

    IN THE END, I call it “PUTIN’S REVENGE.” We aided in the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan so now he is aiding any group or country that seeks our defeat in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the whole Middle East. OBAMA IS HELPING HIM by retreating from the Middle East. Everything Obama does is to help Obama and in return, Putin is helping him. Harry Reid said “That Obama’s threat of force led to negotiated solution.” “OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA!”

    OBAMA has surrounded himself with his “Circle of Communists” and appointed them to head departments and that’s on top of all his SOVIET “CZARS” and all with the goal of our DOWNFALL to make us equal in the world and as “PUTIN’S REVENGE.”

    DID REAGAN really win the Cold War when a Soviet KGB DUPE is now President of the United States including his “Circle of Communists?”

    Obama was born of Communists. His mentor was a Communist. He surrounded himself with Communist Professors and students. He found Chicago’s Communists and Domestic terrorists. He surrounded himself with his “Circle of Communists.” He is a magnate to Communists and they to him. WHY? BECAUSE HE’S A COMMUNIST!!!!!!!!!!!

  • EarlyBird

    Welcome to the mid-20th Century where it’s always a zero sum world, and the United States must control as much of it as possible. God forbid that we let our Russian rival overreach, and take responsibility for a bloody, chaotic part of the world which becomes less threatening and important to us the more we are able to disengage from it.

    • C. Gee

      Putin is doing his best to turn Russia back into the USSR of the mid-20th Century. Any reasons the West had then to thwart its ambitions are still valid today – and we should refresh our memories. Russia’s “taking responsibility” for the chaotic mid-East means promoting their puppet despots, Assad and its own creature, the PLO, and dominating the oil flow. Those old “advisors” will be taken out of mothballs and returned to pull the strings. It will guarantee a nuclear Iran. It will nuclearize Turkey. And do not think that Obama’s abandoning the Middle East to Russia and pivoting to Asia is going compensate. The pivot will be blocked by that other mid-20th Century empire, China, who has “taken responsibility” for North Korea, and is now barking at Japan. If we do not feel threatened by the nuclearization of the Middle East, the threat of Israel’s annihilation, the energy extortion of Europe and the division of the world between Russian and China, we will get what is coming to us – either the mid-20th or the 7th Century. There can be no “disengagement” from the globe. The globe cannot become “less important” to us, especially as it is America that has taken the world into the 21st Century. But perhaps you are a green – and want to take us back to the neolithic?

      • Drakken

        Sorry to disagree with you, but! Putin is taking Russia kicking and screaming away from their old communist ways and bringing them into the 21st century with renewed vigor and capitalistic means. It is funny in an odd way that Obummer is taking us the socialistic route and Russia is increasingly going the capitalistic route, who woulda thunk it!

  • Solo712

    I would recommend to Robert to google out some of Putin’s exchanges with the swell-heads in the Duma when he was a PM. He is tough, and sometimes a pigheaded dictator (especially with Russia’s oligarchs). But he is also WYSIWYG (this is why he liked G.W.), smart and …..(important, don’t miss this:) level-headed. He is a judo black-belt who does not like to be caught off balance. If the US manages to get some brains and hormonal balance into its State Department and national security, Putin would be the ideal negotiating partner. If not, US is going to get f****d.

    • EarlyBird

      He likes GWB so much because GWB’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan were so injurious to America. For that matter, GWB was Man of the Century to the Chinese, Venezuela, Al Queda, North Korea, various dead-ender communist groups, Syria, Satanists and Iran. I mean, when you’re enemy is willing to shoot himself in the head, why not wish him well?

      • WW4

        One of bin Ladin’s stated goals was to bankrupt the US by goading us into “entanglements.” Mission accomplished, I’d say.

        • reader

          Perhaps, bailouts, Obamacare, food stamps and free cell phones were Bin Laden’s idea?

          • EarlyBird

            No, the neocons’ $1 trillion and counting war in Iraq (yep, we’re still paying for it), and another $1 trillion and counting war in Afghanistan and posture you wish the US to continue taking in the Middle East is what was bin Laden’s idea.

          • reader

            And – even assuming your idiot’s math – how does it account for over 16 trillion in the national debt, genius?

          • EarlyBird

            Um…we are not 16 trillion dollars in debt, dolt.

          • truebearing

            WhirlyBird doesn’t do math.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            That’s what leftists call the peace dividend. As you can see, they don’t do any kind of math at all.

          • EarlyBird

            But we have More than enough money and military to “rule the world if we wanted to,” in your own crazed words.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “But we have More than enough money and military to “rule the world if we wanted to,” in your own crazed words.”

            Obviously we don’t if we run it the way your POTUS does.

          • EarlyBird

            wow! Is lil’ Objy actually getting somewhere? He’s at least acknowledged that we’re out of money!
            Now the trick is to see if can build on that fact as he strings other ideas together. Maybe he’ll realize that we can’t afford his fantasy of obliterating the Arab Middle East and ruling the world?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Thank God 0’Bama delivered on the peace dividend. The world hates us even more, jihadis are taking over all over the place but we’ve really helped our domestic economy so all of that increased risk is well worth it to see Americans thrive as they are today.

            Great planning.

          • EarlyBird

            No, the world doesn’t hate us even more. Only American fascists do.

          • reader

            Really? Like these? Oh, wait, these are the “Arab spring” chickens full of love for the dear leader:

            http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ant-obama+demonstrations+in+egypt&qpvt=ant-obama+demonstrations+in+egypt&FORM=IGRE

          • Drakken

            You really don’t have an effing clue do you? Why don’t you take yourself a little trip overseas and see for yourself the goatf*** that your hero Obummmer has wrought, the rag heads despise us even more and our European allies have zero confidence in our abilities to do what we say we are going to do without backing off.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “No, the world doesn’t hate us even more. Only American fascists do.”

            I guess “fascism” is some times justified when you have insane communists that want to destroy all that is good about America. Call it what you want. It has little to do with historical fascism but that’s only because we never took you basturds seriously enough before.

          • EarlyBird

            Just like the communists, fascists and Islamists, the American “Christian” Nationalist right winger world view is the same:
            The world was broken by The Other; the nation and I have been personal victims of The Other; we must first cleanse our nation of liberals, non-believers and other vermin; then we cleanse the world in purifying global war whereafter we rule.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’m sorry, but you’ve had around a year to show that you can follow the discussions. You’re a repetitive clown troll.

            “The world was broken by The Other…”

            That’s what Ed Said. Wake me up when you come up with something relevant and or original.

            “The world was broken by The Other; the nation and I have been personal victims of The Other; we must first cleanse our nation of liberals, non-believers and other vermin; then we cleanse the world in purifying global war whereafter we rule.”

            Pure leftist BS. As if you can speak for any conservative. Obviously you can’t usefully articulate any point of view that you disagree with. You’re therefore arguing with yourself.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Those “American fascists” ruling the middle east and attacking our embassies in fascist tea party Islamic states.

            It’s difficult to argue with your logic.

          • The Quadfather

            I was just thinking about a post I just typed above about Obama being suspected a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Could Obama’s desire for a single payer government dole health care system due to the fact that muslims do not believe in or allow insurance? If the government pays all the bills, then it’s not really insurance is it? It’s just a payment system.

        • EarlyBird

          You said it!

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Because he knew about people like you.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He knew he could manipulate the left. And Bush caved too.

          • EarlyBird

            Yeah. Too bad Bush didn’t go to war against Russia, to show that we were tough.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Yeah. Too bad Bush didn’t go to war against Russia, to show that we were tough.”

            Oh my, a straw man argument from the earlybird? I’m stunned. I don’t know what to do. Well he did catch me advocating…wait…he’s full of BS again…

            Never mind.

          • EarlyBird

            You literally don’t know what you want. You’re all over the place. You’re a magical thinker.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            test

          • EarlyBird

            Bush “caved” to Putin? How? In what way? Because in your mind the US must constantly wage war, or threaten war, on any nation that doesn’t click its heels at our every command? War everywhere, all the time. What color is your sky, nut job?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Bush “caved” to Putin? How? In what way?”

            Say what? And you’re the guy going around telling everyone else that they have it wrong and only you can follow the narratives. You live in your own world where thousands of people are wrong and you’re the smartest bird in your little cage.

            “Because in your mind the US must constantly wage war, or threaten war, on any nation that doesn’t click its heels at our every command?”

            It’s been explained thousands of times. We are already at war. It’s better to win the war than to play according to our enemy’s doctrines of “fairness.”

            Brilliant. Slaughter thousands of people unnecessarily over extended period of time for no gain rather than looking brutal for a few weeks or months and allowing more people to experience peace through strength via a just leader.

            You are so kind. You and all of the other unhinged lunatics are so kind in your dreams working out all of the “social problems” with fantasies of your Utopia. You have good intentions but you’re as dangerous as they come.

          • EarlyBird

            “…rather than looking brutal for a few weeks or months and allowing more people to experience peace through strength via a just leader.”
            And Professor Pschosis wonders why he’s not taken seriously. We’re back to Fantasyland: “we just need to have one big ugly, brief war and it ends the entire jihadist threat and we enjoy another American Century. But don’t get me to say where, who and how such an attack could end this threat. I just know that by god we had the American guts to nuke the Japs. Why can’t we do that with the jihadists? Umm maybe obliterating the entire government and infrastructure of Iran will end up with peace in our time? If only we had done Iraq ‘right’ and brutal enough, THAT would sure have transformed the Musim world. Damm leftist Bush!”

          • EarlyBird

            Oh, and Professor: perhaps you don’t realize that Bush did NOT “cave” to Putin as far as Putin is concerned, which is why he considers the US such a rival. Bush kept a missle shield over Eastern Europe, backed and encouraged the revolution in Georgia, as just two examples. He confronted him needlessly. At least give W the credit for being the refexively confrontational hawk you want every president to be, you dip.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Oh, and Professor: perhaps you don’t realize that Bush did NOT “cave” to Putin as far as Putin is concerned, which is why he considers the US such a rival.”

            WTF is wrong with you?

  • EarlyBird

    It’s not like you’re nuts, or anything.

    • truebearing

      It is like you are, however.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Who was Frank Marshall Davis?

      • truebearing

        Obama’s worthless father? They do look alike, but then so does Obama and Malcom X. I guess I’m being virulently “racist.”…. and just don’t care.
        How surprised should we be when a community organiser, who was also a New Party candidate, aka Communist Party candidate, manages to boondoggle the American people into electing him?

        • volksnut

          its called voter fraud – don’t believe for a second that he had that much support – alot yes – but when he does’nt carry – one – state that requires verifiable ID – You have to ask yourself WTF Along with all of this reverse discrimination/prejudice/racism about acquiring said ID – Then all of the crap concerning his TRUE background – Yeah right – Now you expect us to believe ANYTHING you say? Bullsh-t -

          • EarlyBird

            How sad.

          • volksnut

            it is yes – but its in large part due to our complacency that things have gotten so messed up – we’re going to have to be ” all in ” to correct this -

          • EarlyBird

            No, what is “sad” is how bitter, deranged and paranoid you are that you can’t accept the fact that Obama – an ordinary, mainstream, conventional liberal Democrat – won two elections, fairly and squarely, and deal with facts and the world as it exists. Democracies are always threatened by the angry, resentful self-styled “victims” like you who nurse their grievances on fascist propaganda sites like this one. The fear and rage that seeps out of you is bizarre.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Everyone that points out the fallacies in your rants gets the same sort of nonthinking replies from you.

            Fascist right wing blood sucking vampires, and we’re the deranged ones when you can’t even put together a coherent statement to save your life. You fake it well enough to fool a few people, but anyone following your comments will see that you’re entirely full of BS. You read of few books on philosophy and skim a few op-eds to glean from their rhetoric that you repeat here.

            This is no leftist echo chamber. You’re not up to the task of following the discourse though it’s not even clear whether you try. Hole in the ground or extremely dim? We may never know. We may never actually care either.

            “The fear and rage that seeps out of you is bizarre.”

            You project your own emotions on to anyone that disagrees with you.

          • EarlyBird

            Correct. This is the a retrograde, right wing echo chamber, much like Twitchy, your other website of choice. You are incapable of actually interacting in an environment where your fundamentalist certainties are not reinforced. Like the jihadist fanatic, the one thing you simply can not deal with is doubt. You lurched from left wing certainty and absolutism to right wing certainty and absolutism. Your very handle reaffirms to you that you have cornered the Absolute Truth. Good for you! Stay comfortable.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            >”objectivefactsmatter EarlyBird
            >• 2 days ago
            >Everyone that points out the fallacies in your rants gets >the same sort of nonthinking replies from you.”

            >EarlyBird objectivefactsmatter
            >• a day ago
            >Correct. This is the a retrograde, right wing echo >chamber, much like Twitchy, your other website of choice.

            OK. The next point is that nobody cares what unthinking people rant about.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “You lurched from left wing certainty and absolutism to right wing certainty and absolutism.”

            You make everything up. Nobody should are about a single thing you say. You have fantasies that you spew without any evidence.

            I was known for many things. Towing the line or accepting anything without evidence was never one of them. I got a lot of heat from my first day at school because I never put up with what I later recognized to be tyrannical indoctrination efforts. I was taught to look for evidence before I even started school.

            But since you can’t even process the debate in front of you, you have to use the shotgun approach and spew your absurd fantasies around hoping that you’ll win some to your ideas the way you learned to accept them yourself; purely as emotional reaction.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re sad about Frank Marshall Davis? Why?

        • terry1956

          His mom was a KGB asset and a Communist Party Vanguard groupie, so did she even know who his real dad was?
          He looks a bit like Castro too.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Obama’s worthless father?”

          It doesn’t matter if FMD is 0’Bama’s natural father. What matters is that the Soviet Communist American was his earliest mentor if you exclude his time in Indonesia.

          Nobody even disputes it. Leftists simply don’t care if a jihadi lover thinks communism will save the planet. They agree because they’re equally delusional.

          What’s hilarious is when lunatics like “the early bird” defend all of this nonsense and call us “nuts” or whatever for objecting to a communist POTUS.

          O’Bama senior was also a communist. So any way you slice it, you have a POTUS who wants to “transform” the nation after sitting at the knees of communists and civilization jihadis all his life.

          But we’re nuts because we have concerns about…well him moving all of our resources around for the benefit of leeches and jihadis.

          0’Bama to George Stephanopoulos; (paraphrased slightly, but go and see just how little) “Well our economy is doing awesome because of me, BUT THE RICH KEEP STEALING IT! AGAIN! Which is not my fault!”

          http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-exclusive-interview-president-obama-economy-20260959

      • dblur

        He was the Commie poet, sexual misfit and drugged out leftist who was very good friends with BHO’s grandfather, his mothers father in Hawaii. Yes, Barack looks far more like Davis or X than his “real” father, be that as it may, BHO is an avowed leftist, a hard core socialist and a pathological liar and a coward. with David as one of his mentors, what other outcome could be expected? Our current POTUS, is a weakling, a fellow traveler and needs to be removed for so many reasons, it astounds me that he is allowed to live in the people’s house another day. God help us all, Obama won’t.

    • logdon

      Classic lefty.

      Thick as pig dung. Pure ad hominem. No substance to add. Yet oh so superior. (In his own mind.)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        I can’t he can’t even see how he’s drowning here.

  • DLeeC

    Obama is the “Unknown Comic/Commie” since his whole campaign, and still today, is based on one-liners, jokes, and slogans written by the best at SNL. You too have a sense of humor but the rest was hard-hitting.

    Obama a “Communist?” I agree with everything you have written. Our university was full of these types of groups in Obama’s Columbia article. Now those “dupes” are leading the country? Our church too had many speakers asking for aid to be sent to Central America and they sure had the crocodile tears flowing and we gave them money. My new church is still being infiltrated by these fakes but luckily we’re getting smarter to their deceptions.

    • terry1956

      For Obama it goes back before his college days.
      Obama’s parents, maternal grandparents and his childhood mentor( Davis) were KGB assets.

  • C. Gee

    Why is the “evidence” for who used chemical weapons so important? Either Assad forces did, with or without orders from Assad himself, or the “rebels” did. Both sides lie, and both have motives both for using the weapons and claiming that they did not, or not using the weapons and letting it be suspected they did.
    Why not proceed to establish a foreign policy on the basis that both sides are untrustworthy and inhumane? As is Putin.

    • Drakken

      As much as it pains me to say this but I trust Putin far more than I trust that abomination that currently resides in the White House.

  • LindaRivera

    In country after country, Muslim Brotherhood ADORER and leader Obama, has worked to destabilize the countries and place into power the Muslim Brotherhood. The Obama regime’s ultimate goal for Syria is the destruction of Syria’s secular government and its replacement with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Muslim Brotherhood operatives have been placed into positions of enormous power in the U.S. government. There is NO doubt that the Obama regime would like to place America under the COMPLETE power and control of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.

    Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

    Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.

    Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.

    Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

  • LindaRivera

    There is an extremely strong Fascist Left Muslim alliance. Obama is a Marxist Muslim.

    • Softly Bob

      A kind of Neo-B’aathist.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “A kind of Neo-B’aathist.”

        That kind of works.

  • Bellerophons_Revenge

    I think that Spencer is confusing a trigger with the more substantial cause. What made Putin believable were the continual revelations that American intelligence agencies were lying to the American people. These lies weren’t perpetrated by a few rogue agents, they were actual policy. It is the policy of these agencies to lie.

    Over the past few years the evidence of American deceit and duplicity have become overwhelming but still unacknowledged by most people. Along with this was the fact that Barack Obama did not possess the great intellect and riveting speaking abilities that the media attributed to him. In fact, the man is an idiot who contradicts himself repeatedly.

    Putin’s calm demonstration of Obama’s foolish and ineffective arguments exploded the myth of Obama’s superior faculties. Worse, they made a brutal Russian killer appear to be the vessel of truth.

    None of this would have been possible if American intelligence agencies had not prepared Putin’s path with a half century of lies and deceit aided by a complicit media that sought to raise a mediocrity to the White House. Combined they had discredited America. Putin was merely the little boy who cried “The emperor is an idiot!”

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Barry Soetoro is not only an idiot he is a FRAUD and is in control of the biggest sleeper cell in America. The man usurped the office of the POTUS now in my book that represents one hell of a national security risk.

  • AlexanderGofen

    Thank you very much Mr. Spencer for this profound article (and subtle sarcasm in it). What a grotesque time…

  • morefandave

    Knowing he’s a former KGB person, I don’t trust Putin as far as I can throw him-one handed. Yet, after watching Obama’s handling (or mishandling) of events in the Middle East which all seem to strengthen the hand of radical Islamists, I’m less worried about what Putin will due with his influence than what Obama would do if he had it.

  • TRAV1S

    We live in a world turned upside down.

    Remember in 1987 when the leader of the free world Ronald Reagan said “Mr Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!”

    Fast forward to 2013 and the leader of the free world Vladimir Putin says “Mr Obama. Don’t go to war!”

    • EarlyBird

      The majority of Americans and civilized people are also saying “don’t go to war!” That doesnt’ make Putin, of all people, the “leader of the free world,” which was used in the title of this article quite tongue in cheek.

      • TRAV1S

        Look, your president is currently arming a-Qaeda in Syria. Now al-Qaeda flew those two planes into the twin towers.

        How does that make you feel?

        So if your president is arming al-Qaeda, what does that make him?

        • EarlyBird

          It makes him naive and ignorant of what’s happening in Syria.

          American presidents have always been overly clever, trying to control outcomes in very complicated, dark corners of the world which they do not understand, out of the best of intentions, and it blows up in our faces.

          Reagan wasn’t trying to train, equip and give battle experience to bin Laden when he sent the CIA into Afghanistan to arm the mujahedeen. He just wanted to fight the commies. And look how that turned out.

          • The Quadfather

            It’s not a bad idea to help our friends defend themselves, but too often we find out that those “friends” have not been vetted at all. We must make sure that those whom we help are worthy. This Syria situation is an obvious FAIL in that regard. The problem with Obama is that he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he cannot be trusted in military matters as in the Benghazi debacle. Do we want our troops in harm’s way under a president who can’t be trusted not to leave them in a bad situation and deny them support? Better to leave it alone and let the towel heads shoot it out.

          • EarlyBird

            No, we don’t want our troops in harm’s way, under anyone if we can reasonably avoid it.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “No, we don’t want our troops in harm’s way, under anyone if we can reasonably avoid it.”

            Thanks for the excellent policy suggestion. Brilliant. Most people love wasting lives and resources but you’ve really helped us see things through the lens of “smart power.”

            Any stupid thing that you now suggest will be taken a lot more seriously.

          • EarlyBird

            Yeah…Let’s have a big, violent, brief war…somewhere, some how and on who we don’t know…some “sharp action!” to finish thing once and for all. If only “the left” would let us!
            It’s always WWII in Objy’s world. Just bomb enough infrastructure and tanks and we’ll win. Even though our enemy doesn’t rely on tanks, and rushes into the vacuum created by demolished infrastructure and because “good” wars can’t be lost. Oh, and after this, the Muslims learn the lesson and become Christians.

            But darn it: the professor is a Serious Mind who grapples with Objective Facts and is here to teach people. Fantasy born of hatred and a sense of victimhood. Al Queda, meet your counterpart on the “Christian” right wing.

          • Drakken

            When the muslims run out of bodies to wage jihad, you have won. It is that bloody simple, but you love using emotion, instead of cold harsh logic to make your policy positions.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “If only we could have a big, violent, brief war…somewhere, some how and on who we don’t know…some “sharp action!” to finish thing once and for all. If only “the left” would let us!”

            No, conservatives are very careful about choosing their battles. So are leftists like you. We just choose the battles that serve the interests of our nation.

            Obviously there has been a huge irrational anti-American peace movement for many decades, even predating WWII. It just became that much more important to resolve these problems when they started interfering with crucial foreign policy.

            Yet you still help enemies of the USA.

          • EarlyBird

            What in the world do you know about “conservatives?” You write as if you are one, or hang out with them. You’re a radical, right-wing fantasist with a very strong fascist bent.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “It’s always WWII in Objy’s world. Anything short of total war is surrender.”

            War ends when one side surrenders. The left wants that to be us, if they fail to stop the expedition entirely. Forcing another side to surrender is according to leftists like you. barbaric.

            You’re insane you know. We don’t need “total war” in terms of our resource requirements. We need total victory in terms of getting the other side to submit, completely. Otherwise it’s just a hudna or pretext used to rearm.

            How confusing can that be? To the indoctrinated dupe, I guess the confusion never ends.

          • EarlyBird

            Your entire premise is that 1.) we are in dire, immediate threat of being wiped out by Islamists, and 2.) the only way to stop them is to go to war with them and defeat them militarily.
            First, you’re paranoid. Yes, there is always a chance that some death cult is going to get WMD. That is the horror show scenario, and it’s very real.
            Secondly, you don’t understand that breaking these countries apart makes that scenario FAR MORE LIKELY. The trick is not to so overreact that we precipitate the very disaster we wish to avoid. The security establishment is working over time, every day on derailing some plot. We’re SO much better staying out of their way and letting them kill each other as they settle thousand year old scores.
            Finally, you refuse to even imagine any Iran solution whereby they give up their nuclear weapons program, curtail their terrorism and come into the civilized world, without us going to war with them. Meeting these goals without us firing a shot would be, in your hysterical world, dreadful capitulation rather than a win for the US and humanity. The very idea that we may try to continue to contain them as we did the USSR for 50 years is outside of what you fundamentalists are allowed to even consider.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            test, you deleted the other tests too.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Fantasy born of hatred and a sense of victimhood”

            You’re a lunatic that takes wild stabs when he knows he’s losing the argument. I guess that happens a lot.

            So who do I hate? I’ve already said that I hate destructive ideologies. So what? I hate hate. Don’t you? Too confusing? You’re confusion is not my problem. I tried to help you already but you’re not interested.

            Victimhood? Who? You crying again?

            “Al Queda, meet your counterpart on the “Christian” right wing.”

            It’s difficult to come up with something stupider than that because there is no such thing and can’t ever be. That’s one of the most salient facts we discuss here on this site and it goes right over your bird-head every time.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’m getting pissed about having my replies deleted.

          • EarlyBird

            The O was sure ready to back the wrong horse in Syria, that’s for sure. But Russia wants to step into that morass? Great.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Thanks to strong Russian foreign policy and the savvy to know that they’re not a top jihadi target, there was little downside for Russia to wag the dog.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Reagan wasn’t trying to train, equip and give battle experience to bin Laden when he sent the CIA into Afghanistan to arm the mujahedeen. He just wanted to fight the commies. And look how that turned out.”

            Thanks to Clinton and the Democratic Party, who can’t be trusted to follow up on anything successful.

            “Mr. Arafat, please accept your Peace Prize.” Great. That worked out really well.

            Bush did not have what it would have taken to stop what Clinton encouraged and allowed to grow.

        • The Quadfather

          It makes him a traitor. Plain and simple.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        If the tail can wag the dog, people start to wonder where the head is.

  • Infidel4Ever

    Outstanding article, Mr. Spencer. The world is truly upside down when a former KGB thug comes across as more reasonable and statesmanlike than the President of the US.

    • The Quadfather

      I like the comment that Imus made. “Putin just made our president look like Pee Wee Herman”. Funny, but sad.

    • volksnut

      Its the freaking Twilight Zone – I hear ya – I never thought i’d ever see anything like this happen – Stupid mistakes of course we’re human – Unless of course its the lameblame media fawning over their ” star ” They had the opportunity to take Putin to task as well with him talking about us destabilizing the region – WTF is he doing? Enabling some of the biggest homicidal psychopaths to be able to hold the planet for nuclear blackmail – Hes no amateur – you don’t get to the head of the KGB and not be smart – its to our extreme detriment to go up against adversaries like this with the inept,bungling,juvenile misguided foreign policies that this administration does – If obama/soetoro wants to thoroughly trash – his – credibility like he has thats his perogitive – Leave the rest of us that actually love this country out of it -

  • EarlyBird

    Well said, Jason. Let me add that it’s okay for Russia and countries with a more direct security interest in Syria (such as Russia) to take the lead. I am among the majority of Americans who say that we are tired of playing the world’s policeman. Well, this is what it looks like when another nation rushes in to play that role. I say, let the Russians do it, and wish them well. It doesn’t hurt my feelings one bit.

  • EarlyBird

    Get help, you psycopath.

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Earlyterd, you need some serious help. All I am doing is presenting the FACTS and you want to sit back and call people names. I can play that game to. I have no quams in calling you an asshole big enough for a double wide to pass through. Are you a LIBTARD?

      • EarlyBird

        Freak,

        Everyone laughs at nuts like you, including conservatives. Here’s an article from the American Conservative that calls out irresponsible foaming at the mouth dorks like you out directly, quote:

        “But conspiracy theories also have a political function: they provide ideologues, partisans, and religious zealots with a narrative to explain away their defeats and to cast their mission in the dramatic, even apocalyptic, language of good versus evil. Sadly, some radicalized conservatives became a case study in this phenomenon following the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008.”

        The full article, to read after you’ve taken all your pills and woken up from a nap:

        http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-nation-of-birthers/

        • msgreat

          Cass Sunstein, Obama’s Regulatory Czar has been quoted as saying, “Everything is a conspiracy…..right up to the moment it becomes the truth.” Hey, Early Bird, just because something is written by a columnist and published in the americanconservative doesn’t necessarily give it the approval of all conservatives. Have you ever heard of moles? Are you one?

          • EarlyBird

            What do you know about conservatism?

          • Drakken

            Since you voted for Obummer not only once but bloody twice, you tell us!

  • herb benty

    Are we sure Obama didn’t “leave the gate open” on purpose. The Dems wanted to pull America’s influence back anyway, and, ” I can do more after the election” sounds more relevant now.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Remember when those who can’t think for themselves mocked Romney’s comments at Oct 2012 debate

    Besides Romney’s continued words, policy and warning about the dangers of Iraq, terrorism, etc.

    Oct 2012

    In last night’s US presidential debate on foreign policy, Mitt Romney once again stated his belief that Russia was a “geopolitical foe” of the US, echoing similar comments he made in March of this year soon after an open mic caught President Barack Obama asking Russia’s then-President Dmitry Medvedev to dial back their objections to US missile defense plans until after the November elections, when “I’ll have more flexibility.”

    Mr. Romney first called Russia “our No. 1 geopolitical foe” during the Republican primaries in March, soon after an open mic caught President Barack Obama asking Russia’s then-President Dmitry Medvedev to dial back their objections to US missile defense plans until after the November elections, when “I’ll have more flexibility.”

    Romney countered Obama’s claims that his foreign policy is stuck in the ’80s. “I have clear eyes, no rose-colored glasses

    during Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in August – he said that “Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and [Vladimir Putin, who was sworn in as Russia’s president in May,] will see a little less flexibility and more backbone”

    For those who stayed at home or voted third party, you had a chance to bring this country forward, instead we have the Middle East and Africa in a Radical Islamic driven war with 100s of thousands killed especially Christians and countless churches destroyed. An economy sinking and all the Obama Executive Orders.
    The Third Party pures should be enjoying Obama and looking forward to 3 more years of this.
    Obama’s disasters are not reversible

  • Drenas365

    He can’t be leader of the free world.. no way :D

    Cheers,
    Steve J.
    Love Poems

  • gw111

    It seems to me that Putin examines the facts as they have been played out. He may and probably does have the wrong agenda for the end but he is careful not to be caught with his big mouth not being able to back up what he has said. His analyst of Obama’s presidency is uncanny. He can turn it against Barrack so fast yet conservatives in the US are had pressed to make the case. Makes me feel that so many liberals are so self loathing that they embrace a communist telling them what a knuckle head Obama is,and there by what knuckle heads we Americans are, but tend to deny it when constitutional conservatives make the same argument.

  • bubba

    Juanita.,”I pray to God that 9/11 never happens again.” yes, 9/11 happened because the Taliban and Al Qaeda were in control in Afghanistan. who put these people in control? remember? Reagan did it. who did Reagan kick out of Afghanistan? remember? yes, the soviet backed communist dictator. would communist Afghanistan ever had let Al Qaeda into their country to attack the USA? extremely doubtful. soviets were right we were wrong.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Juanita.,”I pray to God that 9/11 never happens again.” yes, 9/11 happened because the Taliban and Al Qaeda were in control in Afghanistan. who put these people in control? remember? Reagan did it.”

      That’s not quite true. He continued Carter’s policy of arming “rebels” against the greater evil of the Soviet Union. How could Reagan have known some guy named Bill would go around appeasing every Mohamed, Abdul and Aalim jihadi to come along after that?

      Failure in the Middle East is not on Reagan. It’s on those who fail to learn the lessons of history.

      “soviets were right we were wrong.”

      Because every question in politics can be accurately boiled down to a binary question. Wait a moment…

      Clinton was wrong. Reagan was right. O’Bama is worse than Clinton. Carter was just as wrong overall, but he was not wrong to initiate support for the rebels against the Soviets.

  • bubba

    Putin is more free market than obama.

  • UIO

    A strike against Syria is now more unlikely than ever. Putin has sent large naval forces to the Mediterranean to “preserve the peace”.

    http://rt.com/news/navy-warship-syria-mediterranean-800/

    • 11bravo

      That is not what is stopping Barry; he needed 90 days to decide to surge in Afghanistan. So maybe 70 more days and we will know? Then he can set a time date, and place of our defeat/retreat – AGAIN!

  • http://yahoo.com/ K Makavou

    A+ for that comment. I particularly like your journalism analogy and the breeding of our youth to be leftists. My son and daughter are dealing with brainwashing now at two different universities and both tell of the professors blatant attempt to turn them into leftists. I did tell them to be careful since the profs would use their conservatism against them. They also said the profs have their favorites and they meet after class. I wonder what grades those students will get.

    “PUTIN’S REVENGE” is the best “going to the root of the problem” I have heard and Obama’s “Circle” is really scary.

    After reading your lengthy, but very interesting, comment and the Obama Sundial article, his good writing by the way although it was on pro-Soviet wackos that I can remember too, I believe you correctly analyzed that he is a Communist but most of knew that already.

    • 11bravo

      Here in IL we know all about Obama’s commie ties. We have a regular hot-bed of lefty planners and schemers. I think most of the libs do not even think there is an agenda.
      They think we are conspiracy kooks because “they” are clueless.

  • therealpm

    Putin is no angel for sure but, unlike Obama, at least he doesn’t actively support the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s strange to think that the Russians are actually the good guys in Syria as they’re the ones opposing Al Qaeda and the Brotherhood, who Obama as ever wants to assist.
    There is of course also the question of Syria’s Christian minority to consider, who risk massacre if the jihadist rebels are permitted to win.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    Syria is the “great misunderstanding” alluded to by Nostradamus. WW3 has been raging for years, but Syria will be the spark that escalates a series of battles into a single all-out war. Arab Spring ‘springs’ to mind.

    Putin is in no way a leader of the free world, but he might well be the necessary rocket that needs to shot up America’s you know what. Bye, bye Obama! After all, the Russians have dealt with Islam on their doorstep many times. They have ‘field experience’. Yes?

    “The two Kings of the Arctic pole will one day be friends”. “In the East, great fear and trembling”.

    This coming war will have one focus: Islam versus Christianity.

  • 11bravo

    This is Putin; right after “at this point he is just doing doughnuts in Obam’s front yard” (Iowahawk)

  • katarina broman

    The ottoman Jihad ppl! Yeah we know about that and tell the Greeks about it! If you aren´t afraid of the Islamic Jihadists you are an idiot and you deserve to suffer!
    We, who do not want to suffer and be opressed by Muslims, we protest and we will make our voices heard!
    As it so happens Russia seems to be on the same side as every human being on this planet that wants to fight the Muslims and Putin seems to have the backbone to take them on all by his own!

  • badenguru

    It would appear as if McCarthyism is re emerging. Now we can look for 5th columnist in closets in our neighbors homes. Putin out manoevered Obama and the Stateless Department. America is being run by amateurs who are pawns of corporate bag men and influence peddling lobbiests. America had a better grasp of world politics with Kennedy after him we have slipped down the slippery slope of failure with the blood of the military.

  • volksnut

    I gotta hand it to putin soetoro’s way out of his league – this is what happens when the lunatics run the asylum – this would’ve been a real good time while we had putins attention – to confront him with the lunacy of enabling a bunch of lying homicidal psychopaths to attain the means of holding the entire area and within time the rest of the planet in nuclear blackmail – He won’t allow these lunatics into russia.These nutcases have repeatedly stated their intent to wipe Israel off the face of the planet – then the West – they try to threaten and intimidate everyone else in the region that does’nt cave into their tyrannical demands – and now putin is getting ready to make sure they;ve got the protection/means to achieve their goal – What is he thinking? the russians for the most part value life as we do – the islamists don’t – PERIOD – Its an honor to die more of an honor if you’re made into a martyr in pursuit of subjugating the rest of the world – what is he thinking – i don’t see the psychopaths making any preparations for the use of nuclear technology other than to create the path for their ” 12th imam ” what the heck is putin thinking.Stalin halted before Warsaw at the end of World War 2 when the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto rose up against the Germans – Stalin was eyeing postwar Europe and those patriots would’ve been a problem to communism – he halted – the People in the ghetto begged him to help them fight off the Germans Stalin did nothing intentionally letting the Germans crush the uprising and take care of business for him – After the Germans wiped them out then Stalin proceeded – You don’t get to the head of the KGB without being very sharp – Its really embarrassing to see upfront the farce – the inept bungling fiasco – that is the foreign policy of this administration Another comparison to the 2nd World War i would’nt ever entertain the idea of standing up for the atrocities committed by the evil that was national socialism – The Germans have been almost constantly maligned for why did’nt anyone stand up to what was going on and refuse to carry out orders – Theres too many instances to name of the very same mentality happening in our Military right now – the changes that have been forced on the military from the higher up politicians is beyond belief – the degree and magnitude of the scandals seems to grow almost daily – Why does;nt anyone in the military refuse – they’re following orders – Sounds to me like this is a human condition when tyrannical governments get in power – people will do whats required to save their own skin – Careerwise and literally – Its high time we had people who realized whats at stake and have some kind of a clue as to how to deal with – the real world – I gotta hand it to Putin – it certainly is not in our best interest to attack Syria – That much i give him credit for – Nor is it in our best interest to allow him to further destabilize the entire Middle East by enabling tyrannical despots.If this administration was’nt the bunch of inept bungling amateurs – that it proves to the entire world time after time after time – they would’nt have made infantile comments about a world leader and would’ve had the common sense to study up on exactly what the rules really are – So they could’nt be made to look the complete fool and idiot – The rest of the world is’nt going to fawn over you like the American Mainstream Media – I could do a better job of foreign politics – I at least have some kind of concept of world history. When have Muslims ever contributed anything beyond grief,hardship,mayhem,Lots of undertaking work to this country?

  • Hewlett Harris

    GO PUTIN.

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  • terry1956

    Could it be that Obama and Putin worked together on this show since both hates America and both wants to rule the world.
    Of course Obama and Putin are compeitors for that rule just as the party leaders in the Chinese Communist Party, The Fabian elites at EU and UN, the various Multinational corporate roundtable groups and to a lessor extent German Nazis but I think Obama figured out well before last years election that leadership in goverence is over his head and he needed help from a strong man type like Putin.
    He, Obama would concentrate on campaigns toward the single world top/ down central planning central governance and others such as Putin will do the governing.

  • Talmid of Yeshua

    S. Chavez, you have NAILED it!

    However, I want to throw one more aspect into the “circle.” O’hammed’s loyalties to his Muslim faith runs deeper and even more powerfully then his Commie connections. He is literally “married” to his false god, allah. His wedding ring was placed on his finger in his teens, he’s never had it off, with one exception, he took it off to let Michelle place it back on his finger during their “phony” marriage. The ‘inscription’ on his ring, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, is the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is no god except allah.”Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obamas-ring-there-is-no-god-but-allah/#G0qG0s8cbq0rh8KS.99

    His marriage to Michelle (and, she’s a whole ‘nother story in and of herself!), was set up by the apostate Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Valerie Jarrett, to hide the fact that he is ‘gay’ and to give him a “family look’ as he was being primed and prepared for the candidacy of the President of the United States. BTW, Valerie Jarrett, for this favor, was made by O’hammed to be his Senior Advisor and Assistant for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration. In other words, his ‘right arm … literally … he makes NO decisions without checking with her … several times, if necessary … before he makes ANY moves! Also, Valerie is the one who employed Michelle in her Chicago positions where she had such illegal dealings, she had to surrender her Attorney License (Barrack Obama had to as well, but, that’s because he perjured himself when he lied and said he had no other name except Barrack Obama. I guess Barry Soetoro was a bad dream he had once!!! One last thing, Valerie Jarrett is a Commie, from a Commie family, who are from Iran! Phew!!!!!

    O’hammed is Muslim through and through, and his major objective is NOT America, and the American people, the way a ‘normal’ ‘loyal’ ‘dedicated’ President would be; no, his objective is the Muslim Brotherhood! They financed his education, his presidential campaigns. THEY placed him in the White House, and it won’t be long before we see the MB flag flying over the White House. The White House is FULL of Muslim Brotherhood supporters and members (and/or their families) who are being trained, and are training other staff members, in “Sharia Law” which is the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood for EVERY nation on the face of the Earth.

    O’hammed’s main objective, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s, is to bring about a Caliphate, and to usher in the 12th Imam. His dealings with Saudi Arabia is because of his ‘Suni’ beliefs. They are Suni. He bows to the Suni, Saudi King. He works alongside of the Suni, Saudi Prince in financing the Libyan, Egyptian, and Syrian Rebels. He supplies them with weapons. He takes away money from the American Military, to give to them. He reduces the American forces, and empowers the Rebels of the Middle East. He reduces the weapons the American Military can have, and gives an abundance of weapons to the Rebels of the Middle East. There’s sooooo much more!

    Could the writing on the wall be any clearer???

    Yet, there are still those ‘Obots’ out there who do NOT get it! They are like the frog who lies in the warm water, loving it, even though it IS getting hotter and hotter, and is eventually going to KILL HIM!!!

    There is a lot here to digest, S. Chavez, between all the things you have written, and the additional things I have written, and all those things mentioned in the various comments. But, just digesting them is doing us no good. Like hungry pigs, we’re getting fatter and fatter, and we’re just about ready for the slaughter!

    What American’s need to do is to WAKE UP and FIGHT. We CAN win our nation back, but it takes tremendous team work. We need to run this criminal president, and his criminal administration, OUT OF OFFICE and INTO PRISON where they belong.

    That includes Hitler Clinton!!!!

    Shalom!

  • gfmucci

    What Obama and Putin likely have in common is that both would shut off free speech quicker then you could shout “Infidel.”. It appears Putin doesn’t want to offend and set off the hair trigger insanities of the Muslim hoards and will do what he needs to do to quell any perceived offense while he maintains his iron first. At least Putin has an iron fist.. Obama has clay knuckles.

    • FrontPgSubscr

      Hate to say it … like man and woman.

    • Drakken

      Putin has no fear in how he deals with the muslims, he simply eliminates them and isn’t afraid to do so, unlike our current spineless so called leaders who can’t even name the enemy out of fear of offending them.

  • canuseeit

    It appears that the “front door” was left open back in 2008. Many are now finding out that they were duped. It’s becoming more and more apparent and in an excrutiatingly painful manner that we have a Jihadist in hiding (Obama) who is only interested in perpetrating his Jihadist agenda against the American people. Obama is being bolstered in his quest by a weak and disorganized House and a news media who are only interested in seeing him succeed. Little by little those media outlets who haven’t been shut up yet by the government offer little glimpses into the Truth of our situation. And, it ain’t pretty.

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  • MrUniteUs1

    Psst. Presidents Obama and Putin discussed this during the G20.
    Congrats to both men.

  • Вячеслав Тарнавский

    Ladies and Gentlemen! stop writing foolishness. I am from Russia. You are living the old stereotypes, forget about you and the KGB spies. Putin is a normal, sane person. In light of recent events in the Middle East, the problems in Syria, America reminds me of the Soviet Union. In the biased Western media covering the events in Syria. It seems that the West forgot his principles of democracy. Support for Al Qaeda terrorists, bad example for the civilization of the country like America.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    What I learned from you:

    Deranged lunatics often imagine that they get it when people who disagree with them don’t. In spite of all evidence to the contrary.

    Deranged lunatics don’t process evidence objectively if at all.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    What is the accurate number please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carmen.johnson.5891 Carmen Johnson

    nice post

  • rocky

    This will really piss off the a-holes of the World. The World has replaced a Muslim Brotherhood ally with a Russian Orthodox Christian Cossack.
    Stupid Americans and others that do not know the Russian Orthodox Christians are no friends to the Atheistic-Communist Bolshevik Jews that controlled Russia from the Soviet Days of Lenin.

  • Wangchuck

    Great post, especially the last line. I myself feel all fuzzy and optimistic when I think of a world led by Conservative values, not this cultural marxist crap we have today.

  • oplix

    It’s easy to tell who is the leader of the free world when the words that he speaks hold no chains.

  • SM

    “its not gonna be good for free people.” you meed us Americans. With obozo at the top we are some of the least free nations on this planet.
    lets see:
    nsa is spying on ass on daily bases
    socialism is blossoming
    we have no privacy
    our constitutional rights are being destroyed
    we have the most immoral society
    our CIA and Saudi Arabia are running ISIS
    we created and funded islamic terrorism
    we only have 2 parties both paid for by international banks
    and we have some of the most dumb down populations that can’t find their asses with both hands.
    IRS is coming after regimes political enemies
    and now we may be paying even more in taxes
    I think that we are the last of all that should be criticizing Putin or telling him how to run his country. you people are mentally ill. When will you realized that confrontation with Putin can lead to nuclear war…..Ah yeah now I get it… All you neocons and lunatics (who have never been in a war) are gonna be in you nuclear shelters when Putin’s nuclear subs start firing nuclear. warheads…….and the rest of us will be at work. This is a pinnacle of cynicism when we are accusing Russia of being aggressive while at the same time we are encircling then with missile shield on all fronts. When we admitted to violently overthrowing the elected government of Ukraine and blamed it on Putin. Where is our honor? have we become so cowardly and dishonest that we are unable to even look in the mirror as a country. I am ashamed of what is being done in my name and in the name of many unsuspecting Americans.
    And this anti putin sentiment is just ridiculous. why are we as Americans made to hate Putin and not someone like Soros, Bush or crazy McCain.
    What has he done to us?
    nothing. but puppet nocons have to drum up support for their sanctions when they receive orderes from bankers.
    let me share some facts:
    1. Putin enjoys support and confidence of overwhelming majority of Russian people. Such majority that any US president cant even dream of.

    2. he combated islamic terrorism in Chechnya
    3. he stands for international law and doesn’t have military bases all over the world
    4. Putin is a Christian
    5. He rescued Russia from ruins
    6. he spikes his mind and is not a liar like Obozo
    7. He helped USA in their fight in Afganistan when he had every reason to undermine us.