While Putin Masses Troops, Obama Babbles About the 21st Century

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There are two talking points being generated by Obama Inc. in response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

1. Invading other countries is a sign of “weakness”.

2. Putin is acting like it’s the 19th century, when it’s really the 21st.

To the former, Scott Johnson at Powerline asks,

“You have to wonder just how weak Russia is, in Obama’s calculation. Is it so weak that it will invade the rest of Ukraine? Moldova? Estonia? Latvia? Maybe! Obama didn’t have time to flesh out his thoughts into full doctrinal form. Is getting taken over by Russia a sign of strength?”

To the latter, the 21st century is defined by how countries actually act, not by how Obama and the leftectuals around him think they should act.

Mr. Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin has been “willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet Union.”…

…But there’s a difference between that and sending in troops, and because you’re bigger and stronger taking a piece of the country – that is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century.“

But clearly they are. And in a post-American world who is going to say otherwise? Obama is eliminating Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles while putting more money into food stamps and Global Warming musicals. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution that didn’t even mention Russia. International norms are simply what any country can get away with.

Obama has already said that he won’t fight over Ukraine. So why shouldn’t Putin take it all?

  • kasandra

    Because it would harsh Obama’s buzz, man. Now that’s some 21st century thinking for ya.

  • Dede Taylor

    Hey Putin is just blowin’ off the parts of the law that don’t work for him. This should be something President Doofus understands and rspects.

  • Alphamail

    A three minute testimony to what a real U.S. president would do to expose Russia’s long-held intent and to show that only America can insure world freedom.

    It invokes the Constitution, God, and a full retaliatory response.

    • fsy

      While the content was far superior to Zero’s, JFK still gives away the fact that he was a puppet just like Hussein by reading from his printed speech with the same robotic lack of comprehension that BHO shows on his teleprompter readings.

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  • Bill Cervetti

    Leading from behind, which you can only pretend to do when you think you’re way ahead of eveyone else. That’s precisely he perverse mindset
    of the Obama administration.

  • A Z

    Russia invades any part of the rest of Ukraine, you might as well type up an obit for the Democrat party.

    • whatsup

      Why? Their voters don’t care. Dems want a weaker, “post-colonial” usa

  • seewithyourowneyes

    The great dismantling. Obama began giving away Eastern Europe when he nixed the missile sites in Poland. Now Obama gives away Crimea. Obama tried to give Egypt away to the Muslim Brotherhood, but the Egyptian people were too smart for him. Obama gave away key US security jobs to Muslim Brotherhood operatives, and the American people were too politically correct to object. Obama gave away 1/6 of the US economy to Obamacare. Obama gave millions of social security numbers to convicted felon Obamacare navigators. (If you don’t believe in individual justice, why would you protect individual identities?) And now Obama is giving away the internet.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Obama turned out to be extremely “flexible” after his re-election.
    The rest is just physio-babble.

    Soft power=do nothing..