What Crimea Really Exposes and Why It Matters
Here it is in quick free-write fashion:
The developing and escalating situation in Ukraine ought to be cause for concern for every one of us.
Crimea exposes the very real geo-political power vacuum caused by President Obama’s lack of leadership and respect in the world scene.
The fundamental principle is this: nothing exists in a vacuum. What we are witnessing right now in the Ukraine is the decline of the United States as the world’s number power largely because Mr. Obama lives with the ridiculous notion that it is possible to lead from behind.
Mr. Putin sees in Obama weakness. Weakness to respond to Syria. Weakness to respond to Benghazi. Weakness on the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. While Bin Laden might be dead, terrorism is alive and well and Detroit is bankrupt.
Sorry, Joe “Gaff” Biden. You and your running mate were wrong to advance such a wrong-headed narrative. Perhaps that is why you colluded with the media to mislead the American public on the cause and nature of the terror attack on a US Embassy on the anniversary of 9/11.
Sadly, there is not a single influential world leader that takes Obama or the US seriously right now. Our talk has become cheap. “Red lines” mean nothing. Under Obama, we have become weaker.
Assad knows it.
Putin knows it.
And so do China and Iran.
As pathetic as the Affordable HealthCare Act is, it is nothing compared to the geo-political power vacuum this President has created by his weak leadership.
Thus, what we are seeing across the globe right now is a battle to reclaim world dominance. To Putin’s credit, he is seizing the opportunity afforded to him by a weak US President.
I am not naive to the fact that our nation has many “skeletons in the closet.” But I still believe that, by in large, our intentions in the world scene are good and noble as evidenced by World War I and II. Some of our good intentions have led to unintended consequences – no doubt!
But a strong America does have a deterrent effect on evil in the world.
Thoughts, opinion, suggestions, comments? All are welcome, but thoughtless stupidity will not be approved by yours truly.