This is what Barack Obama has wrought.
If some schlemiel like me with just a computer and a keyboard could figure this out... then how come that empty-suited, anti-American moron in the White House couldn't?
At this point, I would say that his reaction to losing control over this situation is only a measured response because of the Olympics... and once those are over... I expect Vlad to be Vlad.
I would be stunned if the Russian military didn't incur The Ukraine by COB next week.Under the long since classic guise of going in to "restore order" and to "protect Russian citizens," there can be no doubt that Putin will act. They did that in Poland, they did that in Hungary, they most recently did it in Georgia and now they're doing it here... because like in all of the other instances, they knew they could get away with it.
Now, Putin finds himself in a position where the US is helpless thanks to the vacuum caused by foreign policy and domestic incompetence, up against a NATO that has no stomach to confront Russia (Making them essentially, worthless) and a group of former client states who are too weak, too corrupt, too possessed of their own self-interests to unify to fight him off.As this blog pro-offers on frequent occasions: "Both politics and nature abhor a vacuum."
This situation is ripe for what amounts to an Anschluss.
For me, the question isn't "if" Putin will act, but when. If the people of Kiev believed they had trouble before, they haven't seen anything yet.
Video of Obama or that simple idiot SecState, Kerry, "strongly condemning" such an action would make zero difference. Neither have any respect in the region, both are colossal jokes. I would be astounded if Russia did not move and soon. VERY soon... possibly as early as next week. And they will care less what the rest of the world has to say about it every step of the way.
Thanks to democrat control and the clueless foreign and military policies of the Obama Posse', our strategic posture is so weakened and disrespected that there's absolutely nothing we can do... even if we wanted to... to stop this.
And in the midst of all of this, the Moron-in-Chief wants to cut our military back.
Well, here's a clue, idiot-stick: China is watching Putin pummel that simple-idiot of a president we have... and they're likely to conclude the same things that Putin concludes.
And thanks to Obama and Congress... we will be helpless to do anything about it.