Saturday, March 1, 2014
Is Obama 'Tough Enough' to Handle Putin?
"Vladimir Putin emphasized that, in the case of a further spread in violence in eastern regions (of Ukraine) and Crimea, Russia maintains the right to protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population that lives there," the Kremlin statement said. A UN Council meeting is set for next week so people can discuss their concerns over the Ukraine and what actions if any will need to be made.
Clearly after watching Obama over the past 6 years we conclude that foreign policy is not his strong suit. While he has focused his entire presidency over domestic issues, it seems efforts from past administrations are not weakened, and almost seem they were all for nothing. As we learned in the beginning of the year as we pulled out of Iraq with our Troops the country is falling back to the same extreme state is was in when Sadam was in power, maybe even worse. Putin is making this move to over take the Ukraine now because he sees the United States is weak with this current administration in office. Now is his chance to take back the Crimea region so he can have dominance over the ports to the Black Sea. President Obama can draw lines and make threats but as we saw with Syria last year, they all just prove to be empty. Vladimir Putin is an ex-KGB member and should not be taken lightly. I really don't think an ex-community organizer is any threat to Russia as we have weaken ourselves both financially and politically. America is almost a joke, and Obama is the punch line.
We can only hope that efforts made in the UN can be successful and solve this crisis fast for Ukraine. Time is of the essence for the people who desperately need someones help. The White House also said Congress will also consider targeted sanctions against Russian people and entities that “undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine” and that the Russian government “felt free to intervene militarily in Ukraine” because the United States and Europe have failed to make clear there will be serious consequences. It feels like nothing this current administration says or does makes anything very clear to anyone. I guess when you campaign the stratedgy is the claim you are clear and focused then get into office and be as vague and confusing to everyone.