Obama Dispatches Biden to Poland to “Send Message” to Putin

Biden is here. The problem is solved.

Biden is here. The problem is solved.

I’m not sure what the message is. I hope he didn’t give it to Biden or it’s lost forever.

But I’m sure Putin is intimidated now that we sent our village idiot to Poland to reassure them that we won’t abandon them like we did in Ukraine. (No, we will.)

Joe Biden Lands in Poland to Send ‘Message’ to Vladimir Putin

Biden plans to deliver “the message of strong reassurance and support for the security of our NATO allies,” a senior administration official told reporters Monday.

And nothing says strong reassurance like sending the most expendable member of our government to deliver a speech.

With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military intervention.

So the only answer is… more sanctions. They’ve never worked, but this time is bound to be different.

Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine.

Then Joe Biden turned to his weakest point. Logic.

“Russia has offered a variety of arguments to justify what is nothing more than a land grab, including what he said today,” Biden said in Poland, which shares a border with both Russia and Ukraine. “But the world has seen through Russia’s actions and has rejected the flawed logic behind those actions.”

Now that the flawed logic is rejected, the problem is solved. All Putin has to do is realize that his logic is flawed and all the soldiers will leave.

In a clear warning to Moscow not to test other nations along its border, Biden said the U.S. commitment to defending its NATO allies is “ironclad.”

Absolutely. Unless something changes.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden promised Poland and the Baltic states on Tuesday that the United States would protect them from any Russian aggression similar to what has taken place in Crimea.

You know how we didn’t protect Ukraine or even agree to give it any weapons? We totally won’t treat you that way.

Mr. Obama has also stepped up his engagement, speaking recently to Prime Minister Tusk. He interrupted a recent golf weekend in Florida to hold a conference call with the three Baltic leader.

Interrupted a golfing weekend? Now that’s commitment.

  • A Z

    Before last weekend I actually thought that economic sanctions against Russia would have a chance. Russia’s GDP growth rate is horrible 1% & change and slowing (But then ours is in that range too.).

    But then I see that Russia has a barrel economically and the most the Europeans and Obama wants to give Ukraine is a mere $1 Billion. Added to that was Zerohedge saying that the Russian oligarchs already moved their money and that the CIA missed that. Obama’s move to sanction a handful of individuals show how weak & blind he is. It is a joke.

  • A Z

    Before last weekend I actually thought that economic sanctions against Russia would have a chance. Russia’s GDP growth rate is horrible 1% & change and slowing (But then ours is in that range too.).

    But then I see that Russia has a barrel economically and the most the Europeans and Obama wants to give Ukraine is a mere $1 Billion. Added to that was Zerohedge saying that the Russian oligarchs already moved their money and that the CIA missed that. Obama’s move to sanction a handful of individuals show how weak & blind he is. It is a joke.

  • W. C. Taqiyya

    Daniel, it is indeed funny to watch Biden and Obama doing the minimum effort dance. But, it may be too easy and a bit misdirected to poke fun this time. I mean, this is the stuff I want to see them doing. Partly because I don’t trust them to do any heavy lifting and partly because I don’t trust them to do anything very complicated. Plus, there isn’t much point getting super aggressive with Putin right now. Why give him more excuses for his aggression and help him stir up popular opinion at home? Putin will very soon have his hands full in Crimea and I wouldn’t be surprised if he asks us (U.S.) to help get his chestnuts out of the fire. So for now, reassuring allies, quietly stepping up joint military maneuvers, making deals for new gas and oil delivery routes and granting loans for new military equipment is all America should be doing. Time enough to be putting missiles into Poland and airlifting combat brigades back into Europe. At the end of the day, this is a European problem to be resolved mostly by Europeans. And I think they can. Let’s play a guessing game. How many Russian soldiers will it take to secure Crimea from the thousands of jihadists coming over from the middle east right now? How many more to secure the Crimea from those tens of thousands of angry, hot blooded Ukrainians who learned how to use weapons while serving in the Russian army and are willing to use them now? Correct, way more than they have. Putin is in deep shit and I don’t see much help coming his way from Iran or anywhere else.
    How am I incorrect in my analysis?

    • logdon

      ‘Putin is in deep shit’………’How am I incorrect in my analysis’?

      With that first sentence.

      As for this, where to start?

      ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if he asks us (U.S.) to help get his chestnuts out of the fire’.

      Are you kidding? Putin is on a roll. He is now more respected as a World leader than Obama could ever dream of.

      As for Muslim terrorists, unlike Barry’s White House he hasn’t stuffed the Kremlin with MB.

      Putin knows how to deal with Islam and it’s not by photo op cosy chats.

      • W. C. Taqiyya

        It’s always with Obama that people are obsessed. In this matter, Obama is a secondary factor. At most. We have no realistic military options for U.S. forces in Ukraine and for that I am grateful. Calling for military action is a mistake. Especially with Obama.

        Even though Putin knows how to deal with jihadists, he isn’t winning those conflicts. The Caucuses are still a hotbed as Crimea soon will be. In Crimea, Putin will lose. Right now he hasn’t even taken control of all the Ukrainian outposts. With his 30k or so troops, he has no hope of securing that large area. He can put 300k troops there and still lose 50 soldiers a day. And good luck paying those bills. Happy days. Remember, for every jihadist who goes to fight and die in Crimea, there are that many less in Iraq, Syria and Gaza. A good thing.

        Forget about Obama, look at the bigger picture. It’s gettin real out there and Putin just put his foot in it.

        • logdon

          You hit the nail on the head there.

          People who count are forgetting about Obama and where America recedes others will follow, Putin being one.

          Don’t dismiss him so lightly, he unlike Barry is serious.

        • Drakken

          Putin is gaining a winning hand in the Caucasus region, the reason your not hearing anything about it is because those Spetznaz with FSB handlers are killing them by the village full and have gotten extremely good at cleaning up the mess it leaves. Always remember, dead jihadist and their families tell no tales.

    • Drakken

      You forgot one little niggley detail, The Saudi’s are deathly afraid of Putin and they should be, if Putin gets one whiff of the Saudi’s supporting jihadist in their land, the fat Saudi bast*rds won’t be able to sleep at night knowing the FSB with Spetnaz will cut their heads off and mount them on spears outside their huts.

  • Habbgun

    So let’s see. Poland has done quite well militarily as part of NATO but we are saying America will come to its defense. Sounds more like a hedge. We don’t want Poland to act even if it needs to act quick. Sounds more like Obama admin wants to decide if Poland is worth it before doing anything ever.

  • SamZebra

    I forgot what Bush did when Georgia was invaded?

    • tickletik

      Pretty much everything he could. Which was nothing.

      Speak plainly next time you snarky little bitch.

      • SamZebra

        no problem, bubba–so stop whining and whining like a little bitch about Obama….is that clear?

        • tickletik

          I had this funny image of you in full bodied pjs sipping a hot cocoa giving me your butch little order. Then I had an image of you eating that cup with the cocoa in it and the look of surprise on your face was delicious.

          Thank you for the laughs pajama boy. Go back to bed now snookums, the adults are talking.

        • Drakken

          Your hero and savior Obummer can’t remember where he put his man pants and instead opted for his mom jeans, how quaint.

          • SamZebra

            do you read as much as half term Sarah? lol

    • truebearing

      He didn’t renege on the missile defense for Poland and Czechoslovakia, or enter into treaties that favor Russia and hurt the US in a pathetic attempt to improve relations with a sociopath.

    • Softly Bob

      Tactic of the Left – Don’t confront the real issue, just bask in the excuse of knowing that one of your rivals didn’t do much either.
      I’ll try that next time I get robbed. ‘Hey I didn’t put up a fight but come to think of it, my next-door neighbor (whom I can’t stand) didn’t put up much of a fight either when he was mugged last week’,
      That’s why progressive Liberal Leftards can never solve problems. They’re too busy pointing out other people’s failures and using them as an excuse for their own shortcomings.
      So predictable – so pathetic. Yet, funnily enough; it has being pointed out so many times by critics of the Left, but following their own stereotypes these clueless buffoons never cotton on.

      They keep making these same mistakes thus PROVING beyond any doubt what dolts they really are!

      • SamZebra

        I can see you are insane. I just asked what he did…from what I can tell, the same as Obama. Maybe adjusting your meds would be a good idea?

        • tickletik

          You idiot.

          Georgia’s geographic location make it a logistical nightmare, it is right on the Russian border with a strong Russian ally to the south. They can simply roll their tanks and planes in their. We would have had to start world war three using the aid of turkey, the shittiest NATO ally to get access by either the Black Sea or by land. How well do you think that would have worked out? Especially since by the time anyone realized what had happened, the Russians were already shooting.

          And for what? What strategic or tactical advantage would have made it worthwhile to start WWIII? We had no agreement with them, we made no promises to them like we gave the Ukrainians in exchange for disarming their nuclear stockpile.

          Go home pajama boy. Go home and drink your hot cocoa before you get us all nuked.

          • Gee

            tickletik – I suggest you consult an atlas. Crimea and Ukraine are on Russia’s border and nothing to the south. They can simply roll their tanks and planes.
            The West cannot do much – especially considering they don’t have any military to speak of outside of the US

          • tickletik

            Thank you for the suggestion, but I suggest you follow your own advice and you would have seen that a little bit lower than Armenia and Azerbaijan you can see Iran. Check out google maps, which is what I did and you clearly did not do before posting.

            As for the west not being able to do much, that is certainly true now thanks to the incredibly stupid policy decisions of the president who has demonstrated endless weakness and fecklessness.

            My big concern now, is that the president will either start a fight he cannot win, or run all the way screaming back to the White House like the empty bully he is. Either one will be a disaster.

          • tickletik

            Wait, you thought I was talking about Ukraine? I was talking about georgia

          • SamZebra

            #1] you read too much sci-fi craziness; #2 one would think after another in a long line of disappointments, social conservatives would get tired of being conned by the economic conservatives [big business] who just discard them after getting lower taxes and less regulation…really pathetic.. What fools the social conservatives are…big business doesn’t care about social issues like abortion, pot smoking or gay rights, until they need the little man’s vote…like lemmings…lol

  • nopeacenow

    Obama is in the process of giving up Israel to the Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims. What makes you think he wont give up the Ukraine or Poland or whatever it takes to appease the Russians? He did say he had Israel’s back, didn’t he?

    • W. C. Taqiyya

      Obama has zero power to give any other country away. Start over please. Maybe find out how many days of fuel, ammo, food and replacements the Russian army to the immediate east of Ukraine has on hand right now. If Putin is going to invade, he will need a great deal. More than he can conceal. Has his air force been dispersed to concealed airfields? Has he called up his reserve troops? Is he fortifying his border? If not, sit back and relax for a bit.

      • nopeacenow

        I’m very relaxed at this point. I am not particularly interested in the Ukraine. They were enthusiastic supporters of the Nazis during the Second World War.

        • W. C. Taqiyya

          Ah, then it may please you to know that jihadists are being called to the Crimea. Syria may settle down a bit and Gaza might get a little less crowded soon. How’s that work for ya? It doesn’t break my heart, or it wouldn’t if I had one.

          • nopeacenow

            Works for me. I will even drink to it.

          • Drakken

            Israel should have made Gaza the modern equivalent of Carthage by now, maybe with Obummers ditherings, Israel may have that opportunity to do so now, we can only hope. I mean what is Obummer really going to do if Israel attacks? Send a strongly worded letter expressing his disappointment?

        • Larry Larkin

          They were enthusiastic opponents of the bolsheviks, who they had prior experience of when it came to committing genocide against them.
          It was a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

        • Drakken

          They were not enthusiastic supporters of the Nazis for petes sake, they thanked the Germans for liberating them from Stalin who was much worse.

  • truebearing

    With Biden in Poland and Samantha Power in the UN, I expect Russia to reconsider its invasion of Ukraine…and invade Alaska instead. Of course, if they do invade Alaska, Obama will get serious and retaliate by sending Pelosi to the nursing home and Chuck Hagel to Toys-R-Us to acquire the new, Advanced Whack-A-Mole.

    • W’ C. Taqiyya

      Now that is funny.

      • Drakken

        What is even funnier is that it is true!

  • Anukem Jihadi

    “But the world has seen through Russia’s actions and has rejected the flawed logic behind those actions.” – Thanks that sums it up.

  • Larry Larkin

    Putin would have gotten the message loud and clear. Sending the village idiot to Poland announces to all and sundry that the empty suit is just that an empty suit, and that the USA is being misruled by a teleprompter.

  • Gee

    The US can only hope the Poland keeps Biden.

    • Drakken

      I am very surprised they didn’t just not show up at the airport.