Obama Says Putin is Weak, Agrees to Let Him Conquer Ukraine

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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When Kerry declared that invading Eastern Ukraine would be a “hard line”, it was as soft as the red line.

Obama doesn’t have much bluffing power left, but announcing to Putin that whatever he does, we won’t respond is stupid. At least maintaining ambiguity might have been a deterrent.

Now there is no deterrent except more empty talk about sanctions. The same sanctions that don’t work and in this case can’t work. It’s as good as an announcement that Putin can do what he likes.

At this rate, why not just dismantle NATO and let Russia have its old empire back?

Obama said Wednesday that the U.S. would not take military action in Ukraine against Russia.

“We are not going to be getting into a military excursion in Ukraine,” Obama said in an interview Wednesday with KNSD, the NBC affiliate in San Diego.

“I think even the Ukrainians would acknowledge, for us to engage Russia militarily would not be appropriate and would not be good for Ukraine, either,” Obama added.

Yes, I’m sure they would absolutely hate to be saved from being conquered.

The Obama administration issued sanctions against 11 individuals from Russia and Ukraine on Monday in response to Russia’s military intervention, and Obama has indicated that further sanctions could be on the way.

And then we’ll sanction 11 more. After a few million years, we’ll have sanctioned everyone in Russia.

Obama dismissed the notion that Putin was acting “out of strength,” telling the San Diego station the annexation of Crimea was an action taken “out of weakness.”

Let’s recap.

Putin conquers countries out of weakness. Obama is unable to stop him out of strength.

Peace is war. Slavery is freedom. Lies are truth.

Finally Obama has a new campaign song.

  • SoCalMike

    When a man like Putin faces a feminized squishy academic boy like Obama, the result is the geopolitical mess you see unfolding.
    Putin does judo while Obama throws a ball like a girl.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      Whatever one thinks of George W Bush, he was … at least … able to get the ball over the plate …

      • ping

        Unless that plate is Georgia

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Putin didn’t take all of Georgia. Let’s see what happens to Ukraine.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Indeed, if Ukraine goes, the rest of Georgia may go, also. Mr. Putin can’t allow Russian ethnic minorities to be harmed, after all. What worked in the 1930′s seems to be working, now.

      • Garvey … Once a tolerant bre

        …………..

    • Garvey … Once a tolerant bre

      What a pathetic narrow minded view of the earth.
      Your the worse kind of American.

      • Raj13

        You’re the worse kind of lefty scum. Learn the difference between your and you’re, pajama boy.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        To the assumed point of your comment, why such a racist kneejerk reaction to a simple point about throwing a baseball?

        I’m the kind of American who knows that “you are” is contracted to “you’re”, and that there should have been a comma after “pathetic”. Also, “narrow minded” should have been “narrow-minded”.

        If you are speaking of many earths, then the generic “earth” was appropriate. However, I suspect that you were speaking of our earth, which is a proper noun. “Earth” would be the proper usage, with a capitalized first letter.

        I also assume you meant “worst”, rather than “worse”.

        I shudder to think what the rest of your six thousand posts were like …

        (By the way, the “…”, I just used is called a literary device. Everyone can learn!

  • guest

    You have to pay for what you conquer. Ukraine is broke. It’s ironic but this new soviet union 2 will sink what’s left of russia even more quickly when crude oil hits $20 in the next few years. It’s a law of nature, side with or follow the American left, and only death and ruin will follow. Russia now faces(will) something like the German scorched earth, it will be interesting to see if anyone steps up to prevent total self destruction.

    • Freedom Call

      Resources and strategic access…
      The gas line for europe under russian control.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Putin cares about staying in power. Not about Russia. This may secure his position.

  • DogmaelJones1

    And the Russian guards atop their occupied castle shouted down to Brave King Obama, “We blow our noses in your general direction!”

  • Habbgun

    If Obama is so strong why hasn’t he apologized for American treatment of the Warsaw Pact?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He has so many other apologies to make first.

  • RMthoughts

    Putin reacted to the USA sponsored coup in Kiev.American aggression caused this imbroglio.Victoria Nuland is a prominent American neoconservative and Assistant Secretary of State for European
    and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State. She said
    to “F*** Europe!” because it was insufficiently responsive to Washington’s demands relating to the overthrow of the regime in Keiv and her plans for a new
    western-confected government in Ukrainian – where the US insists it is not at
    all interfering. Now we all pretend there is a legitimate government in Kiev.
    Nuland and other senior US officials have been blasting Moscow for “meddling” in Ukraine. The leaked phone recording has Nuland telling the US ambassador to Kiev which of the three opposition candidates Washington wants to run Ukraine. Nuland’s plans for regime change are behind the uprising in Ukraine showing the “democratic”
    Ukrainian opposition to be American puppets.
    All this was most amusing – except it is very dangerous. The growing rancor between the US and Russia is creating the basis for war fever. The same manufactured anger created the psychological basis in Britain for the utterly catastrophic World War I. Three
    years later, it was repeated in the United States to whip up anti-German fever.
    America’s national security establishment and media is now turning its
    guns on Russia. Vlad Putin’s Russia has re-emerged as America’s number one enemy. Muslims are out. Putin’s Russia is no Utopia, but, unlike us, they have not started any wars lately.

    • American Patriot

      Look, you Stalinist/Maoist. Your beloved neo-Communist Russia co-sponsored (along with Communist China and Islamist Iran) the Muslim Brotherhood coups in Tunisia, Egypt and attempted coups in places like Jordan, Yemen and most other places in the Middle East. The Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters are neo-Communist Russian, Chinese Communist and Islamist Iranian puppets. The Ukranian democracy activists are freedom fighters, many of whom suffered under your beloved Soviet empire over 20 years ago. Putin has a neo-Communist foreign policy who destroyed a new Russia that had prospered under Yeltsin during the 1990s. Learn from facts instead of repeating Communist propaganda, you dunce.

      • RMthoughts

        Hate to break to you mr.patriot, but America is the avante guarde of the communist/Islamist revolution in the world. If Regan were alive today he would put us in that Axis of Evil.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Hate to break to you mr.patriot, but America is the avante guarde of the communist/Islamist revolution in the world.”

          That’s true politically.

          “If Regan were alive today he would put us in that Axis of Evil.”

          I think his approach would be slightly more nuanced but you might be correct. And we certainly are enabling the axis of evil. That makes the 0′Bama regime part of it. I’ll agree with that.

          • RMthoughts

            Your nuance is correct and well said. Sadly the policy of our nation is the pro-Islamist socialist policies of the Obama regime. In a sense we are now in the same position of a citizen of the old Soviet Union where we have to distinguish between our counties/people and the policies inflicted up on it by outside forces.

  • Geoffrey_Britain

    The only thing missing from that picture of Putin is a tall, beautiful, blond Mama behind him. And where are the pink streamers on Obama’s handlebars?

    • Habbgun

      Nah….The bitch seat is for Obama.

  • liz

    Great campaign song! May it haunt him to the grave.

  • http://www.ducksoupe.com DuckSoupe

    I love the picture of Obama on the bike vs Putin on the motorcycle. The picture speaks volumes.We are a laughing stock around the world. Our military is to an all time low. I hope we are still a nation awaiting the next election,though it probably will be the same outcome with the same actors.

  • simonzee1

    Watch this interview with the last American ambassador to the Soviet Union. He states that the U.S and E.U have been provocative.

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22581-former-us-ambassador-behind-crimea-crisis-russia-responding-to-years-of-hostile-us-policy

    Obama gave a message to the Iranian people today which talked about them deserving freedom of speech on the Internet only for a report to come out on the same day from Reporters Without Borders naming the U.S and the U.K as not maintaining Internet privacy and freedoms. Typical. These world leaders wouldn’t even be fit enough to pass the fountain pen to the founding fathers. It is emarrasing Mr Obama…Merkel….Kerry and Hauge. You are a disgrace.

  • Texas Patriot

    Daniel, you’re so far off base on this issue, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Stick with your expertise which is the emerging threat of Islamic jihad to the entire civilized world. Russia is not a threat. China is not a threat. The combined forces of Islamic jihad are a threat. And in order to overcome the threat, America, Russia, and China are going to have to work together.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      I understand your sentiments, but I think you have the order wrong. It will be Russia and the Islamic countries (which Putin will use) aligned against us. China is the monkey in Putin’s plans, because it has designs on Russian territory, among others.

      But make no mistake about it. If China senses an opportunity to grasp American territory, it shall proceed.

      Nothing has truly changed in the world, since 1989, except that the US is much weaker in every way …

      • Texas Patriot

        WTKA: Nothing has truly changed in the world, since 1989 …

        As Daniel Greenfield has pointed out elsewhere, Russia and China have abandoned the communist economic model in favor of highly focused nationalistic economic models which utilize the techniques of mass production and innovation (originally developed in the United States) to advance their respective competitive position in world markets. Therefore, in the economic sphere, it is very likely that America, Russia, and China will be fierce economic competitors for the foreseeable future. The political and military spheres, on the other hand will present a very different set of circmstances.

        WTKA: If China senses an opportunity to grasp American territory, it shall proceed.

        The truth is that over the next fifty years the geopolitical map of the world is likely to change dramatically as the major powers of America, Russia, and China increase effective control over their respective regional hegemonies and spheres of influence, and this will be the necessary and natural result of the growing global phenomenon and threat of international Islamic jihad.

        WTKA: I understand your sentiments, but I think you have the order wrong. It will be Russia and the Islamic countries (which Putin will use) aligned against us. China is the monkey in Putin’s plans, because it has designs on Russian territory, among others.

        As Daniel Greenfield has also pointed out, the world is rapidly evolving into a new political polarity consisting of America, Russia, China, and Islam, each with their own regional hegemonies and spheres of influence, as well as their own peculiar internal political and philosophical complexities.

        At this point in time, Russia has a large Christian majority dominated by the Russian Orthodox Church, and a large Muslim minority which has existed there for centuries. China is moving beyond it’s Maoist past and today represents a complex fabric of ideas including secular atheism, traditional Buddhism, and classical Confucianism. The Islamic separatists of the Ugur region represent a smaller, but highly volatile portion of the Chinese population. America, on the other hand, represents an almost incomprehensibly complex patchwork of Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Mormon faiths with each having their own factions and splinter groups.

        The one factor uniting America, Russia, and China, is that they all stand in the bullseye of the combined forces of global Islamic jihad which, according to the teachings of Muhammad and his followers, should not be allowed to rest until a Muslim flag is flying over every nation on earth and all the people of the world submit to Islamic sharia law.

        Under these circumstances, I think it is fair to say that cooperating together to resist and overcome the growing threat of Islamic jihad will be the overriding strategic imperative of America, Russia, and China going forward.