President Obama signaled to the world that dictatorial regimes have carte blanc while struggling Democracies will be left to defend themselves. Today, on the 70th anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Poland, the President announced that there will be no defense shield in Europe. Poland, Europe, is on their own.
Russia is the same. It’s the United States that has changed. Well, that’s what President Obama promised, but it’s not good changes that he’s delivering.
Meanwhile, Venezuela signs agreements with China while building up militarily. And China is building up too:
“In fact, when considering the military-modernization programs of countries like China, we should be concerned less with their potential ability to challenge the US symmetrically — fighter to fighter or ship to ship — and more with their ability to disrupt our freedom of movement and narrow our strategic options,” Gates said in a speech to the Air Force Association.
“Investments in cyber and anti-satellite warfare, anti-air and anti-ship weaponry, and ballistic missiles could threaten America’s primary way to project power and help allies in the Pacific — in particular our forward air bases and carrier strike groups,” Gates said in National Harbor, Maryland.
The new threats meant long-range military aircraft would take on greater importance as the latest weaponry would “degrade the effectiveness of short-range fighters and put more of a premium on being able to strike from over the horizon — whatever form that capability might take,” he said.
Defense analysts have warned that the US military will soon lose its dominance on the high seas, in space and in cyberspace as China and other emerging powers obtain sophisticated weaponry and missiles.
Whether it is sending the wrong message to Iran, abandoning Honduras, abandoning Poland, putting tariffs on Chinese goods, or all the rest of it, President Obama signals weakness around the world.
And he wants to increase debt with health care at the time when America is drowning in debt. What happens when those debts are called in?
Why do Democrats like projecting and being weak on the world stage while dominating and enslaving average Americans with oppressive taxation? It’s like they don’t recognize an enemy when they see one.
Kim Priestap has a must-read piece. She also says:
I believe Obama’s decision to abandon the missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republican is nearly as bad as Carter’s decision to abandon the Shah of Iran. Radical Islam grew as a result of Carter’s decision. A new Soviet style Putinian Russia will grow as a result of Obama’s decision.
Bookworm calls President Obama a “very bad man“:
“He’s a bad man. He’s a very, very bad man.”
That’s all I could think of when I read that today, on the 70th Anniversary of Poland’s invasion by the Nazis, Barack Obama made the decision to leave Poland and the Czech Republic vulnerable to Putin’s tender ministrations. The former Soviet Union may be in demographic decline, but that clearly hasn’t stopped Putin’s dreams of grandeur — and what better way to use up former military stock, regain your former imperial glory, and augment your dying population, than by engaging in a little empire building. Nor do I buy Obama’s claim that he’s just replacing a standing defense system with something more “agile.”