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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Looking for a Reliable Ally



If YOU were head of state of any nation on the planet, would you trust that the USA would keep its word - in the era of Obama (also referred to as the ObamaNation)?

Nature abhors a vacuum and with the substantive US withdrawal from its previous role on the international stage, Russia is trying to take its place as the RELIABLE ally of choice.

The US all but gutted the Mediterranean (6th) Fleet, replaced by a substantial Russian surface fleet, based in Syria.

The Russian economy is being slapped by low oil prices, but things in Russia are not all bleak. Putin's key opposition leader met an untimely demise silencing some of the more vocal dissent.   more here

Outside of the Washington Beltway, the world thinks that proposing a jobs program for members of ISIS is absurd. As you would expect, President Obama's staff members are privately making fun of the unenlightened foreigners who feel that jobs and welfare won't curb the ambitions of ISIS. 

When somebody like President Obama turns their back on a long-term American ally like Israel, the world takes notice and it goes to RELIABILITY. Nobody outside of Iran wants the crazy shiites to have their own nuclear weapons inventory. They've sworn to use them against the Saudis, Israelis and the Americans and there is no reason not to take then at their word...unless you're the US Commander-in-Chief. 

Russia is stepping into the void and is forging a key alliance with Egypt and Libya. A potential ISIS take-over of Libya would be devastating to Egypt. Egypt is conducting air strikes against ISIS-linked targets in Derna today. That's very close to where Egyptian Coptics were massacred recently

Debka reports that Egypt’s president Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi is planning further action in Libya, including more air strikes and possible ground troops, within a few days. According to the report, Egyptian commando and marine forces are preparing for sea landings to seize Derna and destroy the terrorist elements there. If this attack is actually launched, it will be the first time in modern times that an Arab country has sent ground forces into another Arab country.

King Abdullah of Jordan suggests, this may already be a Third World War and it's interesting that the US is handing off its role to Russia. 


Imagine the reaction from the media if President Bush had said that.


10 comments:

  1. Until Barry is gone, nobody in their right mind internationally will risk getting into bed with the US. He unilaterally threw the Ukraine under the bus and tore up the agreement we had with them that in exchange for them giving up their nukes after the disintegration of the USSR, we would protect them from foreign aggression.

    Everybody can see how that is now working out for poor old Ukraine. And even after Barry is gone, our credibility is garbage since it is only a matter of time before we elect another pacifist socialist like Barry. Say, Elizabeth Warren. Or Hillary.

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  2. All that rant energy put into another form, might just make a difference, but
    it's been too easy, too long, and the warrior hearts are gone...

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    1. We're clearly not hungry nor ready to do what is necessary to keep the place safe. I am not a fan of foreign wars or adventures (from a national sense - I like to go places and get into mischief), but nuclear weapons in the hands of madmen is a very very bad thing.

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  3. obama isn't a nice person; not-nice people don't keep their word.

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  4. We're being marginalized on the world stage and many of our historic allies are looking elsewhere... I'm not sure we can take another 4 or 8 years of the same...

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    1. We'll have as much credibility as Kenya or Togo. It's called, "fundamentally transforming America."

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  5. But look, who's more reliable, Putin or Obama? I guess it depends on the "issue." When it comes to gay marriage, Obama is totally reliable. Defending allies and having a foreign policy, not so much.

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    1. Putin is reliable when it comes to Homosexuals...

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