sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, December 30, 2016

Putin Takes the High Road

In the war of words between the American progressives, still aching from their loss to President Trump in November - Barack, who has known about Russian hacking for six months or so, now decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being spies.

President Vladimir Putin took a different approach and said that he would not respond in kind. Putin said he was already looking ahead to the incoming Trump administration -- but he vowed that Moscow would stand firm. 
"Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-U.S. relations based on the policies of the Trump administration," 
The Russian president described the White House actions as "unfriendly," but suggested he would take the high road. "We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year's holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of U.S. diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children's parties in the Kremlin."

In doing so, President Putin made Barack look small and weak.

Context and Precedence: Barack Hussein Obama was raised in a family of communists. Uncle Frank Marshall ran the Communist Party in Hawaii. His mother, his father and his grandparents were devoted communists. Growing up the communist party heroes were his heroes. The USSR fought the good fight against forces of imperialism and against the petty bourgeois in America. Thus he tried to have a "reset with Russia". 

Some people look at George Paton as a hero and others look to Joseph Stalin as heroic. (the difference between President Trump and Barack)

But the Russians saw Barack as a small, ignorant, puffed-up, mack-daddy with a narcissistic streak that runs wider than a stripe down a skunk's back. They also saw him as a traitor to American values and the Russians know that you can't ever trust a traitor - not ever. So they didn't trust Barack. That lack of trust and that knowledge that Barack is incompetent has seen Putin and the Russians, who are in an economic bind, outmaneuvering the witless Barack at every turn.

Such is the case with the expulsion of Russian diplomats. 

President Trump said that on January 20, the US would "move on". 

Politics and Intrigue (a rant)

What Good is a Budget?
  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (48 percent over budget on a program already planned to cost hundreds of billions of dollars)
  • DDG-51 guided missile destroyer (619 percent over on a hundred-billion-dollar-plus program) The ships will not have the capacity to carry the envisioned and yet to be developed follow-on to the Harpoon anti-shipping missile. It will cost still more to add that into the equation.
  • V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft (44 percent over on a roughly sixty-billion-dollar program)
  • VC-25 (Air Force One) program - two billion per airplane, and over budget
F-35A Lightning II
Before you jump me from behind and wrap a piano wire around my neck and pull it tight against the zip-tie style ratchet, yes, I know how procurement works. And yes, I know it's also a jobs program with components of the F-35, for example, built in all fifty states - welfare for the middle class. 

And yes, I know the dirty little secret about the F-22 Raptor (@$339 million each), which is not much of a secret. If you need to have two that work, you should have four on hand because they are a maintenance nightmare. Will the F-35 be better? Really? At least we haven't scrapped the A-10, much as the Air Force would love to. I suggested that the USAF give the program to the Marines, but they don't want to do THAT. They just want it scrapped and replaced by stealth F-35's. What good is a "stealth" close ground support aircraft?

Rosie Deported?

There is an ugly rumor floating around that Rosie O'Donnell has been deported by angry Canadians, demanding that the US take her back. There is word spread of a burgeoning food shortage in cities that Rosie has visited.

This rumor needs to be put to rest. I tried to fact check it, but SNOPES is now owned by the corrupt, elite, mainstream media. So that won't work.

I tried Facebook, but that's being managed by the progs, who eliminate any news that they're not comfortable with by tagging it, "fake". The only solution is to let the photo speak for itself.

Is Israel a Threat to the Arab World?

A map is useful in this analysis. The Israelis are accused of colonizing Arab land. Why does New Zealand care so much about that?

More to the point, why are we still pumping money into the UN? Maybe it's time to leave and do something useful with the building? President Trump could re-purpose it.

And while I'm on a UN rant, NOBODY who reads this blog has made a case for why we should pump billions of dollars into that rat hole. I expected somebody - or maybe a passing prog - would stand up for those worthless programs. Yes, I realize that we dump money into the third world that way to make liberals feel good about their fancy homes and exotic coffee blends, but what does AMERICA get out of it?

The number of credentialed foreign spies that are accredited to the UN literally boggles the mind. And no, I'm not being Xenophobic. We need to move the UN to Beijing.

Hillary Reset?

There is talk in liberal circles about a Hillary Clinton (a fan of the United Nations) run for the presidency again in 2020, with a whole new approach (defined by the latest focus groups) and a whole new persona.  While it's mostly just a bunch of coastal elite media types who are hurting from their bruising at the hands of President Trump exorcising their wet dreams, the Clintons are responding. They'd be better off running Chelsea for school board or something and might find a more likely victory in that. Bill Clinton feels that angry white men are responsible for Hillary's defeat. Maybe run Chelsea for school board in Harlem? 

Amid all of this noise about Hillary, I am not hearing much about Anthony Weiner and his future political aspirations. Whenever I think about Hillary, my thoughts immediately turn to Anthony and Huma Weiner, her closest confidants.

Hillary Clinton must have had half a dozen resets during her most recent presidential campaign, where in each case her aspirations morphed to fit the conclusions of polling and focus groups. I can only wonder what the most recent liberal focus groups are suggesting to her for her future in politics.

Then there is the contemptible Obama...and he's still around causing mischief with thirty days to go before he's out for good. Ok, BUT not for good because he's planning a run in 2020 as well. Not to support him then would be -----wait for it. Racist.

A Parting shot: