Saturday, November 26, 2011

Comrade Russia is screwing the U.S. yet again!

When will Obama's Washington finally realize that they have taken the US national security strategy of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" way too far!

I ask this question in light of the continued intransigence of China and Russia in the United Nations on critical Middle East issues, America's reliance for the funding of our nation on the Communist Chinese and our numerous "negotiations" with Russia on assorted national security issues (i.e. missile defense in eastern Europe) that result in stalemates, broken promises or outright deception!

And now the newest example of Russia drawing a line in the sand in Syria by delivering and then helping that country install advanced radar systems and then by training and helping them set-up an array of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (missiles that may have also made their way to Iran).

As a reminder of just how new and "improved" the US relationship with Communist China and Russia truly are, I offer these oldies but goodies "Could China take the United States down without ever firing a shot" or "Joe Biden gets on his knees for the Communist Chinese!"

In terms of Russia, the article "Eastern Europe Missile Defense: Da Comrades, Izvi'Neete" is a perfect example of the impossibility for two parties to negotiate in good faith when only one side is actually doing engaged in the process.

Yet the United States continues merrily on this course, not due in any small part to the fact that this is the bed that we have made for ourselves both economically and politically.

Russia and China can smell the Obama administration weakness and fear in making any difficult US national security policy decisions or moves.

These two countries (along with the rest of the world) can simply observe the fact that the only action out of this President has been empty rhetoric, designed in no small part to look and sound tough and leader-like while avoiding any substantive action that could alienate his base and jeopardize his political ambitions.

Russia and Syria, China and Iran, the US and Israel!

  1. The relationship that Russia and China have with Iran and Syria,
  2. The unwillingness, useless as it would be anyway, for Russia and China to take a strong stand or any stand for that matter against Iran and Syria at the UN,
  3. The fact that any military action taken against Iran and Syria would result in Russia and China siding with those two countries,
  4. The isolation of Israel coupled with the need and willingness for Israel to defend herself at all costs,
  5. The fact that under the Obama administration being any ally of the US does not engender the same level of confidence and feeling of security as it did under other, stronger presidents,
  6. The perceived and actual weakness of President Obama that seems to be well understood by our enemies who continue to push the envelope with seemingly no fear of any actual retribution, and
  7. The fact that an endgame in the region seems to be approaching sooner rather than later,
what is the next step and what is United States strategy for the region?

Whether it is the new unrest in Egypt's Tahrir Square ahead of the upcoming elections, uncertainty over what the new government in Libya will look like, Iran's nuclear program, the ramifications of our announced pullout from Iraq and the increasing level of violence there or this new move by Russia in Syria, what exactly is it that the Obama administration planning to do?

Other than continue with its failed domestic policy of campaigning for the 2012 elections while engaging in class warfare!

Russian ships in Syrian waters!

To close, this is an excerpt from an article in Israel National News that discusses the delivery of the advanced S-300 missiles to Syria by Russia along with the Russian technical advisers to help Syria set them up!

"Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday. Citing sources in Syria and Russia, the paper said that Moscow sees a Western attack on Syria as a “red line” that it will not tolerate.

Despite the mounting opposition in the West and even in the Arab world against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for his assaults on protesters seeking to unseat him as leader of the country, Russia maintains its support for Assad, the report said. Russian and Syria military officials are working together to maintain Assad's rule, and to deflect a possible attack by NATO or the U.S and EU..." Full article here.

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  1. The author is only speculating using information from one side of the question. The truth is a slight bit more complicated. For one thing, Russia and China are both Asian countries with RusS is 10,000 miles away from the area. It's interest is solely related to any benefits it can realize from a great distance away. It doesn't have to worry about all the instability it creates while secretly arranging regime changes, one after the other. Is it any wonder that such US and NATO machinations (which by the way meet the definition of terrorism)are not appreciated by both those countries. Also as far as the missile defense systems being installed in Europe, don't forget that Russia was assured by Reagan that no such thing would take place. Now who is screwing who?

  2. I had posted this in Facebook: Russia and China will support Iran for purely economic reasons and couldn't give a crap about the ramifications of arming them. Say what you will but the goals of the US in arming countries is typically not only economic but will also contain some foreign policy motives as well.

  3. Both Russia and China can be expected to act in their interests only, for China it's cheap oil, for Russia, arms sales.

    Money talks, bullshit walks.

  4. Solutions 'nuclear' Iran