Putin, King of the World?
Ever the communist dictator, Vladimir Putin has appealed to the American people in a NY Times editorial. After explaining the need to preserve the UN and to keep the peace in the Middle East, he both appeals and threatens the US.
He sounds like the Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is now the arbiter of peace in this process because Obama gave him the credibility.
With his new power, what will he do next? Next he will go after Israel’s nuclear weapons. It is also a first step in weakening our ability to deal with Iran and its nuclear enrichment.
In his editorial, Putin emphasizes the fact that al Qaeda forces in the Syrian rebel forces are abundant.
What is most worth noting in his op-ed is this:
“Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”
Putin is painting us as the bullies of the world.
“And I would rather disagree with a case he [Obama] made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.”
Putin and so many others in the world don’t understand that American exceptionalism has nothing to do with our feeling superior, it has everything to do with our desire to stand up for freedom. It is our very soul.
Most of the American people do agree with Putin on Syria but, make no mistake, we look weak to the world and we have strengthened Putin.
Putin is playing the president and he is playing the American people. This is what happens with incompetent US leadership.
In this op-ed, titled, A Plea for Caution from Russia, Putin says that there is every reason to believe the rebels fired the chemical weapons, he reminds us we do not have UN support to attack Syria which is not a threat to the US, and he indicates the plan for a peaceful resolution was Russia’s from the beginning.
In the end, the result could be a good one, accidental though it is.
In the meantime, we have been arming the rebels for two weeks. It is unknown if the Obama administration is making sure the arms are going to the right people.
Let me just add, get lost Putin!
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