The Coward of the Country

Where are the spirits of Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Jimmy Stewart? Rolling in their graves so fast that you could probably use them as an alternative energy. The spirit of goodness and the obligation to fight evil, and help the underdogs in this world, nations that have been attacked and subjugated by totalitarian regimes, is now dead in the halls of government. 

Our nation is now officially a coward, led by our sissy in chief Barry Nobama and his wussy posse. The commitment to the smaller countries of Eastern Europe for a missile shield to protect them from the missiles of Iran has now been cancelled by our Coward in Chief, caving in to the Russian A**wipe Putin and his Mafiya pals in the Kremlin.

The fact that Russia wants these satellite countries back under Russian control is well documented- the Russians feel it is their “Historic Right” to have these countries as theirs- Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, and others all have become independent after Communism fell in the 90s. All of these countries like their independence, but instead of standing up for freedom, Barry is giving the Russians free rein to take them back, and the missile defense would have made taking these countries a little harder. Now, it is child’s play, and Barry doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to do anything about it.

This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news

What we have in office now is a man, (and I use that term very loosely), who does not like confrontation, is scared, and very much out of his depth; a man who has believed that the sound of his voice alone could soothe the Russian Bear, when there was no evidence that this was the case. A man who has always had others to do the confrontations for him, so he never had to actually screw his courage to the sticking point and take a stand. Bluntly put- he doesn’t know how.

Barack Obama has abandoned the controversial Pentagon plan to build a missile defence system in Europe. The move has prompted angry accusations of betrayal from Washington’s eastern European allies but delighted the Kremlin.

In one of the sharpest breaks yet with the policies of the Bush administration, Obama phoned the leaders of Poland and the Czech Republic last night to tell them that he had dropped plans to site missile interceptors and a radar station in their respective countries. Russia had furiously opposed the project, claiming it targeted Moscow’s nuclear arsenal.

Obama is to announce the reversal officially at a news conference today. This morning the Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, revealed that Obama phoned him about it last night.

During a visit to Moscow in July the US president indicated he was ordering a 60-day review of the contentious plan. According to today’s Wall Street Journal, the findings, to be released next week, conclude that Iran’s long-range missile programme is progressing more slowly than previously thought. Citing US officials, the paper says the White House believes Iran’s short and medium-range programme poses a more potent and immediate danger.

guardian.co.uk

You see, Barry just doesn’t get it- it was always about more, much more than just Iran- although they were a threat, undoubtedly.

The true threat was Russia, and continues to be so. President Bush knew this, and the invasion of Georgia peeled the curtain back on Russian intentions enough that a person has to be intellectually brain- dead not to see this as a threat that we will not be able to counter effectively, without these missiles.

Plainly  put, these missiles would have been a deterrent, and possibly could buy these smaller countries some time to begin to fight back, hopefully with the rest of the free world helping out, although that aspect is no longer as sure as it once was.

Alexandr Vondra – a former Czech deputy prime minister and ambassador to Washington intimately involved in the negotiations with the Americans – said he was surprised. “This is a U-turn in US policy,” he said. “But first we expect the US to honour its commitments. If they don’t they may have problems generating support for Afghanistan and on other things.”

Under the Bush administration the Pentagon spent years planning and negotiating to place 10 silos with interceptor rockets in northern Poland and to build a large radar station south of Prague to defend against a perceived ballistic missile threat from Iran.

The central European countries were keen to acquire the US installations and other military hardware as partial security guarantees against a resurgent Russia. Moscow claimed the project was aimed against Russia and threatened to deploy short-range nuclear weaponsin the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which sits inside the European Union.

Obama’s climbdown is likely to be seen by Russia as a victory for its uncompromising stance.

guardian.co.uk

Barry has no clue, no stones, and he is about to give away the entire area of Eastern Europe, for starters. And make no mistake, it will be just the beginning- Will Germany, or France, for God’s sake be able to do much of anything but retreat- something they have always been very good at?

And what about Britain, Ireland and Scotland? Why would Russia stop there? If you look at the historical records of Russia, even back to the Tsars (now there’s an inconvenient word) the Russians have always had world domination at the top of their list- only people ignorant of history could ignore the greater implications of Barry’s cowardice.

The decision strengthens Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, who is due to make his first presidential trip to the US next week for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. The Obama administration has been keen to boost Medvedev’s standing and authority at home, seeing him as a more moderate and less hostile interlocutor than Putin.

Today the Nato secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said Obama’s decision was “a positive step”. Rasmussen said he had been briefed by the US envoy to Nato about it.

But the timing of the announcement is regarded as disastrous by the Poles. Eugeniusz Smolar, a former chief of Warsaw’s Centre for International Relations, said: “We are disappointed.” But he added that the Polish government had been assured by the Americans that promises of training with Patriot missile batteries and help in modernising the Polish military remained valid.

A few weeks ago, in a cri de coeur to Washington, several senior eastern European officials and public figures wrote a public letter to Obama complaining that their security interests were being ignored by the west in order to improve relations with Moscow.

guardian.co.uk

You may note that my reference material is from the United Kingdom- as an island, they are a bit twitchy about perceived threats, and this qualifies as a valid and fairly immediate threat. I can predict that the seizing of countries will begin soon- the pretexts are being put into place now, and when it happens, we will do nothing. I would say that Germany and France deserve it for consistently trying to foil us at every turn, but Spain, Portugal, and the U.K. do not deserve the possible invasion by a usurper nation- they have been our friends, but we will allow this to happen-

Because we will have our hands full with China by that time.

But that’s another post.

Blake

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25 Responses to “The Coward of the Country”

  1. Blake says:

    Extra points for finding out the name of the founding father who said,”If we fail to stand together, we will hang separately”.
    That is the situation we are now in.

  2. Darrel says:

    On a rating from 1-10, this decision gets a:

    10.

    The good news keeps rolling in.

    D.
    ———————-
    “…the plan was scrapped in part because, after a review, the U.S. has concluded that Iran is less focused on developing the kind of long-range missiles for which the system was originally developed, making the building of an expensive new shield unnecessary. New technology also has arisen that military advisers decided could be deployed sooner and more effectively,…”

    LINK

    Cheaper, better, smarter.

    • Blake says:

      They aren’t “developing” those long range missiles, because they have an agreement to BUY them from Russia- Don’t you look at the international news? Or do you let Nobamma do it for you?

    • Blake says:

      I do not think I have seen such an idiotic lack of intelligence in anyone- EVER! Are you smart enough to move your foot when someone is pi**ing on it?
      I sure wouldn’t bet on you, D.

  3. Big Dog says:

    We will not get much help from these countries when we need it.

    Iran is not developing long range missiles? And this from the same people who said that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons. It was their mantra when Bush was warning about it and they took great pride in a so called report that said Iran was NOT developing the nukes.

    Now we have this dose of reality.

    The news keeps getting better Darrel? When Iran boasts about a long range missile that can carry a nuclear warhead you will somehow blame Bush.

  4. Barbara says:

    Darrell is another one who has his head buried so deep in the sand that he will suffocate. I’ve never seen anyone who will believe anything that they are told just because they are liberal. I have come to the conclusion that Adam and Darrell just don’t want to give any conservatives any thanks even when they know we are right. How they can’t see that Obama lies every time he gives a speech is beyond me.

    • Darrel says:

      BRB: “even when they know we are right.>>

      DAR
      When have you been right?

      BRB: Obama lies every time he gives a speech…”>>

      DAR
      Still waiting for you to provide a single, solitary, example.

      D.

  5. Darrel says:

    Bush’s unnecessary provocation of Russia on this was always about appeasing the neo-con wing that still hasn’t gotten over fighting commies (and military pork for shiny star wars type nonsense). Long range missile interceptors are expensive and don’t work very well if at all.

    Perhaps some of the prudent, fiscally conservative folks here can explain why the US should be dropping billions in Europe to defend Europe from a long range missile threat that doesn’t exist.

    Iran may get short and medium range capability some day but mobile and sea based interception is cheaper/better/smarter. So says Bush’s Secretary of Defense and Obama’s Secretary of Defense.

    Stupid, waste, of money.

    Bigd: “Now we have this [Breit Bart] dose of reality.”>>

    DAR
    A “secret report” someone has “seen.”

    You link claims this “secret report”:

    “…says Iran is likely to “overcome problems” on developing a delivery system.”

    Yeah, put it in a truck, and drive it down town. Which means your $100’s billions spent on high tech aimed at the sky is a waste and distraction from the real threats on the ground.

    Dumb.

    D.

  6. Blake says:

    Darrel- Iran launched a satellite awhile back- what did they use? An ICBM rocket body they purchased from Russia- bet they can buy another one?
    I bet they can.
    Nobamma just sh*t his pants and gave in to the Russians- boy they are celebrating in Russia tonight, and THEY ARE racists.
    The joke’s on Nobumma.

    • Darrel says:

      BLK: “Iran launched a satellite awhile back”>>

      DAR
      Oh my. That is scary. Is that allowed? We have satellites and now they got to put one up too? Somebody should stop them. After all, they’re not really humans are they, they’re Arabs or Persians or something unknown and scary.

      Perhaps Blake can explain why the US should be spending billions in Europe to defend Europe (includes France) from a long range missile threat that doesn’t exist?

      No, I didn’t think so.

      It’s all childish ‘tit for tat’ and we’re “caving” by not continuing to annoy a former enemy who is now an ally.

      Children in adult bodies.

      D.

      • Blake says:

        The point which you seem to intentionally dismiss, is that they used an ICBM missile to deliver the satellite- which means they DO have a long range capability.
        And ANYONE who thinks that Russia is an ally is beyond stupid- if I were to hit you in the head repeatedly, it could only make you smarter than you presently are.
        Both Russia AND China are intent on conquering as much as they can- that aspect of their character has NEVER changed- just their tactics.
        As to why have counter- measures in Eastern Europe? We have treaties which we should honor, but our Coward in Chief doesn’t care about honoring our word, plus, it is a buffer zone if missiles come our way, and it is the right thing to do- another concept Nobumma ia not familiar with.

        • Darrel says:

          BLK: “they used an ICBM missile to deliver the satellite->>

          DAR
          No they didn’t. It was a small two stage rocket they built. Russia did this in 1957. Other countries will also. Your country isn’t the only country in the world that likes to do things.

          BLK: “Eastern Europe… is a buffer zone if missiles come our way>>

          DAR
          Does your head ever hurt from all of the stupidity bouncing around in there?

          D.

      • Blake says:

        And missile threats do not have to come from Iran, Darrel- this is why the Russians are pi**ed- they already have long- range missiles.

      • Blake says:

        And now, it appears Russia will have generous access to a Television network- not that NBC was ever pro US, but commie propaganda will be all the rage, now that this missile deal sweetened the pot between GE and Putin, which might have been the hidden reason here,

        http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Obama-helps-strengthen-General-Electric-Putin-ties-59644627.html

      • Big Dog says:

        Russia is no ally. Like Blake said, if they can put a satellite in space then they have long range capability. The issue was not them being allowed to have a satellite, it was a refute of Obama’s claim that they have short and mid range only.

        Therefore, the long range missile threat does exist.

  7. Blake says:

    And here is what the poles and Czechs say about this –

    Poles and Czechs voiced deep concern Friday at President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap a Bush-era missile defense shield planned for their countries.
    “Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back,” the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page.
    Polish President Lech Kaczynski said he was concerned that Obama’s new strategy leaves Poland in a dangerous “gray zone” between Western Europe and the old Soviet sphere.
    Recent events in the region have rattled nerves throughout central and eastern Europe, a region controlled by Moscow during the Cold War, including the war last summer between Russia and Georgia and ongoing efforts by Russia to regain influence in Ukraine. A Russian cutoff of gas to Ukraine last winter left many Europeans without heat.
    The Bush administration’s plan would have been “a major step in preventing various disturbing trends in our region of the world,” Kaczynski said in a guest editorial in the daily Fakt and also carried on his presidential Web site.
    news.yahoo.com

    • Blake says:

      You see, Hussein has no honor- indeed he isn’t even in the same hemisphere as that word- but he has just alienated not only those nations directly affected by this, but all others.
      If we cannot be relied on to keep our word, who will feel comfortable standing with us?
      Hussein is deliberately de- constructing our country,and he should be viewed as the TRAITOR he rightly is.

  8. Adam says:

    LGF:

    A lot of people are angry at President Obama for this decision (surprise!), but it should be pointed out that the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously recommended this course of action. Are they all wrong?

    • Blake says:

      Yes- in this world, there is a quid pro quo- ESPECIALLY when you have just bent your allies over a barrel w/o lube- do you really think this was a good idea?
      All Hussein has managed to do is make our erstwhile allies and friends not trust us- and Russia didn’t have to give up a thing- well, perhaps GE will profit- so maybe another of Hussein’s buddies, and a member of his staff, Jeffery Immelt will profit.
      I seem to remember that this was a problem when Cheney was VP- all you lefties were howling about something, what was it?
      Oh yeah- “conflict of interest”- do you think perhaps there might be a little of that going on?
      I mean, even after GE was caught being reach- around buddies with Iran?
      Hell- I can smell the hypocrisy and treason from here, and I live in Texas.

      • Blake says:

        I thought it was telling that this morning Poland wouldn’t even answer the phone when Billary was calling- think they might be feeling BETRAYED?

      • Adam says:

        When you find any conflicts of interest as huge as having a VP hell bent on war after coming from being the former CEO of a company that makes money off of war…just let us know.

        • Blake says:

          OK- the CEO of GE, a member of Nobumma’s staff, Jeffery Immelt, gets business with Russia after we take the missile shield off the table, and betray our allies.
          I’d say that is at least as good- more to follow.

        • Blake says:

          Or, how about GE getting the lion’s share of power generation business, if Cap & Tax goes through- there’s a conflict of interest-

        • Blake says:

          How much money does Hussein get to siphon off?

  9. Darrel says:

    Gates responds to the dogmatic true believers:

    ***
    “Gates, a Republican who served in senior positions under former President George H.W. Bush and his son, former President George W. Bush, wrote in an opinion article for the New York Times that the criticism of the plan is misguided.

    “I believe this is a very pragmatic proposal. I have found since taking this post that when it comes to missile defense, some hold a view bordering on theology that regards any change of plans or any cancellation of a program as abandonment or even breaking faith,” Gates said.

    The objective of the missile plan is to counter the threat of missile attack from Iran, not Russia.

    The Bush plan was intended to intercept long-range Iranian missiles, but Iran has yet to develop long-range missiles and U.S. intelligence recently determined that Tehran is unlikely to have such missiles until between 2015 and 2020.

    As a result, Gates changed the plan to counter the possibility of short- and medium-range missiles.”

    REUTERS