The End of Modern Politics

If Hillary had been elected, the same digging for dirt and impeachment sentiment would be happening. So the pursuit of dirt on Trump; grin and bear it. Call it a witch-hunt or modern politics, but we are stuck with it to its natural conclusion, which could be the end of modern politics.

Robert Mueller, as Special Counsel, has sweeping powers to investigate, which would include both political parties and their principals along with the intel community apparent undermining of Trump. Come is known for taking copious notes, so what does he have about Obama, Holder & Lynch that WILL come out? Mueller use to be Comey’s boss and will know his habits and be able to play him like . . . . a recording device.

No one could be above being investigated – Trump, Clinton, Sanders, the RNC & DNC and the entire ilk we love to hate. It may be drain the swamp after all and we will see a lot of people with brooms and rugs and a sudden end to opposing Trump – or a lot of people indicted for abuse of power and obstruction of justice. There will be a bi-partisan cry of “witch-hunt” by Labor Day 🙂

Think of it, the only viable political parties could wind up being the Libertarians and the Greens – and I would hope a party of independents would form.

Russia, Ukraine and Precedent

Vladimir Putin invoked the precedent of Kosovo to justify his actions in the Crimea, but Mr Putin has a selective memory since that was an outgrowth of the peacekeeper mission to Serbia of which Russia was part. So, by extension, using that precedent to it’s fullest, Russia has already agreed to a multinational peacekeeper force to be placed in the Ukraine to insure the tranquility and peace of the population nation-wide.

There is also that once a precedent is recognized it is legitimatized, which Russia never did with Kosovo but they are now doing implicitly. And it is one that could easily come back to haunt Mr Putin in regions of Russia where the ethic population is not Russian and dissatisfied with control from Moscow like say, the whole of Siberia.

There is also another precedent that is lurking out there that Mr Putin should fear . . . . Western Europe and the U.S. helping the Ukarine to re-arm and modernize it’s military. 

Early on in the crisis, a comparison was made between Cuba and the Ukraine why the U.S. was dealing so gingerly with Mr Putin in that how would America like Russia doing in Cuba what was being suggested as actionable items for Ukraine. That issue – and precedent – has already been resolved and the ground rules laid. Just as Russia armed Cuba and even stationed troops there, the limit was set at that with the proviso of anything goes as long as it didn’t involve nuclear weapons (or WMDs by extension) and Intermediate or Long Range Missiles.

So Russia has already signed off on military aid, and what kinds, to the Ukraine

In diplomacy, diplomats are loath to establish precedents and only allow it as a last resort, if at all, because they know that precedent is the two-edged sword that cuts both ways.

Mr Putin has made a number of strategic mistakes and it is time to use them. Russia needs to back off and encourage an independent Ukraine as a gateway between east and west and let it be part of both economic blocs to the benefit of all – before Ukraine changes it’s mind and applies to joint NATO.

The “buffer” that Russia so wanted is gone because they tried hold by force that which couldn’t be held – nationalism – the same force driving Russia now and Russia – and Mr Putin – should see the similarities, not the differences, and that the EU was built peacefully by consensus.

Syria Gives Russia Chemical Weapons Evidence

I like this – article link – One wolf gives another wolf proof the sheep did it.

While the rebels aren’t sheep, neither is Damascus a wasteland which it would be if the rebels had chem weapons. I wonder how Assad and Putin will refute the ballistic missile data true US has and refuses to release.

Assad and Putin are doing the old trick that if you say it loud enough and loud enough it will become the truth. More power to them, they are painting themselves into a corner already occupied by Obama.

Given enough time, the three of them will start a full out Mid East war, or maybe WWIII. God knows that Putin is just itching to show that Russia is a superpower and Iran wants to use all those shiny new toys they have and become a regional power

Vladimir Putin: Russian screw-up

Pres Putin to America: You’re not so great

America is always questioning itself, looking for better ways to do better to help more people and make life better. Vladimir Putin stifles political dissent and institutes harsh anti-homosexual laws. Disagree with him and you find yourself charged with “corruption”. If you’re his friend you get sweetheart government deals worth billions. Own your own business? Not for long as the government will take it if it suits them.

President Putins view of America is skewed by greed, lust, envy and jealousy. He wants everything that America has. So if America isn’t so great, why is it when you ring a bell he salivates? He doesn’t want to be president of Russia. He wants to be the President of the US and all he is is another POS dictator who by his own hand and mouth has limited the numbers of his days in “power”.

And worse of all, he makes Barack Obama look good – and that is a crime against humanity.

Dos vedanya Tovarisch, the secret police, your own, will be coming for you, just like in the old days you wish for

Good News About Syria

 

Considering we were facing a war involving the larger part of the mideast, or possibly WWIII, I think things have turned out well.

First and foremost, no war with Syria and Iran that would’ve forced a larger war.

Putin, and Russia, have stepped in it though people are saying how great Putin is. He made a big mistake with jumping on Kerry’s suggestion of Syria getting rid its chemical weapons. Now it’s all on Russia, and the Russian Treasury, to put up or lose everything.

The way to beat an enemy is not on the battlefield, but in the bank like the west did once before with the Soviet Union. The Chinese understand this perfectly and have used N Korea as a deniable stalking horse to drain US coffers till that increased US presence, and the unification of Asia, against China.

For better or worse, Assad will stay in power, which is actually not bad. Does anyone want another post-war Iraq with no firm leader?

Israel’s security is enhanced with Syria getting rid of it’s chemical weapons and not having to turn Syria into a glass factory that glows.

Turkey, with it’s vastly self-serving foreign policy doesn’t have to choose between NATO and neutrality. Turkey is no friend to anyone but it’s self with a renewed nationalistic push to become the regional power it was before WWI

And, I think, last, but there could be more, by staying out of the war in Syria, the U.S., thanks to Russia, sets Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda on a collision course. I think it serves Russian Foreign policy to have Al-Qaeda as a threat to the west and now internecine feuding will be extended to Syria helping the US and Europe, hurting Iran and disabling ill-wishing Russians and even Chinese.

Russia for decades has been trying to insert itself in the Mid East peace process to gain power and influence. Instead it has seen it’s fortunes dwindle. Syria is the last, and only place, it had a chance and now Putin has stepped in a cow patty. Obama couldn’t outsmart Putin. Putin outsmarted himself. Heh heh heh

Leave Syria to the Russians and UN monitors, give the rebels weapons like Saudi Arabia is, or even funnel them through the Saudis. Help the rebels as much as possible to win but let it take time so leadership of the country can develop. The rebels won’t like that, but as mentioned, no one needs another post-war Iraq, not even the Syrians. Better disappointed then dead

Secure the weapons, don’t bomb Syria

It’s the approach that should’ve been taken in the first place – secure the weapons and stay out of the war. But Obama was too concerned about his image as a person. How about Obama think about the Presidential image instead?

Never trust a wuss with a gun or a cruise missile, they’ll screw up every time and get innocent people killed.

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But I have to say, if Assad and Putin don’t shut up, bomb Damascus

Obama and Syria

Very telling thing about Obama – he’s been a goof-off as President regarding the common good. But when it comes to protecting his reputation and not looking bad, he works his ass off like a President should. Never trust a wuss with a gun or a cruise missile, they will always do the wrong thing at the wrong time the wrong way

Bomb Syria, hell no – give them Obama!

Credit where credit is due, Obama has finally united the country – against Obama. Gotta love karma