Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So Let’s Review

What happens when your nation’s “Leader”…

- Moves overtly to offend and alienate your allies,

- Starts Nationalizing your public companies,

- Acts decisively to tank your economy into debt and inflation for well beyond the foreseeable future,

- Announces his intention to precipitously withdraw your military from successfully prosecuted conflicts abroad,

- Announces his plan to pile more debt on-top-of debt for his plan to take your country away from the economic system that has made it a world power for two centuries – and toward the historically-proven failure that is Socialism,

- Discards common-sense stances concerning your country’s approach to people who call for both your death and that of your allies.

- And demonstrates a heretofore unseen level of incompetence at even the most basic tasks of his office

... all the while making bold, radical moves to undermine any sense of trust between the nation’s government and its military?


Well – what else?

When someone demonstrates an inability to lead – and as spectacularly as this – someone else is ALWAYS going to step in and exploit that weakness.

To expect something different to happen now, well – the “Definition of Insanity” leaps to mind.


…and, right on cue…


Medvedev orders large-scale Russian rearmament

"President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday announced a "large-scale" rearmament and renewal of Russia's nuclear arsenal, accusing NATO of pushing ahead with expansion near Russian borders.

Meeting defence chiefs in Moscow, Medvedev said he was determined to implement reforms to streamline Russia's bloated military and stressed Moscow continued to face several security threats needing robust defense capacity.

"From 2011, a large-scale rearmament of the army and navy will begin," Medvedev said.

He called for a renewal of Russia's nuclear weapons arsenal and added that NATO was pursuing a drive to expand the alliance's physical presence near Russia's borders.


...and, while we're at it...


At G20, Kremlin to Pitch New Currency
The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system.

The International Monetary Fund should investigate the possible creation of a new reserve currency, widening the list of reserve currencies or using its already existing Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, as a "superreserve currency accepted by the whole of the international community," the Kremlin said in a statement issued on its web site.

The Kremlin has persistently criticized the dollar's status as the dominant global reserve currency and has lowered its own dollar holdings in the last few years. Both President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have repeatedly called for the ruble to be used as a regional reserve currency, although the idea has received little support outside of Russia
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(until now, no doubt, with the dollar circling the drain)


Welcome back to the Cold War – looks like we’ve been away too long.

… did we ever really understand how tenuous that victory was – how vigilant we needed to be in order to keep it?


Looks like we do now – thanks for that, President Obama.

(Yeah, I know – “You Won”)

 - MuscleDaddy

5 comments:

  1. Adding grist to the mill...the Soviets (corr: Mother Russia) rattled an old sword. The potential placement of bomber aircraft on the Cuban island was voiced only a few days ago, naming the airbases from which they 'may' be deployed. Thus, we may get an up close and personal view as to whether our new 'Camalot president' can be compared to JFK. Gee thanks, oh wise and chosen leader of the free world.

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  2. Yep, yep, yep! Woohoo! We're in for a grand old time now boy. And you know that was his intent all along, don't you? I'll stop before I start cursing.

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  3. What do you expect from a muslim? His loyalties lie nowhere near this country. It looks as if we're to be taken down from the inside. Great job, America, hope you're happy with your hope and change bullshit.

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  4. GreatHairySilverbackMarch 20, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    If I picture the United States as a beautiful, streamlined, state-of-the-art 747 -- fast, comfortable (and apparently too luxurious for its own good) -- then I can see one of its engines flaming out somewhere around the middle of last year, with another engine starting to sputter right around New Years. It's still got two good engines, and the spluttering one can almost certainly be re-fired if it's handled right, and that's enough for a qualified pilot to limp it to an airport and get it fixed properly... BUT!...

    Then the passengers banded together, and, having decided that everything that's EVER gone wrong on any 747 anywhere in the world was exclusively the fault of the captain at the time of this flame-out, yanked him out of the left seat and locked him in the restroom. Then, with the emergency still ongoing, and in fact WORSENING, they decided that the CO-pilot too -- who would likely be no better than the captain, since he was trained the same way, and mentored in that captain's ways -- was also out, and they threw him out of the cockpit as well. THEN...

    Now looking for someone to take the controls of the hurtling and plummeting aircraft, they turned to the passenger list, searching for, who? Another qualified 747 pilot who might be deadheading on the flight? No. A pilot of ANY kind, who's at least knowledgeable about how airplanes work and what controls do what? No. Did they AT LEAST select a steady-handed ADULT? NO!

    They chose -- no, they "flung themselves at the feet of" -- a CHILD! A spunky, precocious, uppity child to be sure, but a completely unqualified, inexperienced amateur nonetheless. And not just unready and easily overwhelmed like ANY child, but blindly optimistic, unjustifiably self-confident, and BEST OF ALL, completely uninterested and unwilling to even LISTEN to informed voices... sometimes intentionally pushing buttons and pulling on levers that he was specifically told NOT to touch.

    THAT'S who "we" put in charge. THAT'S whose hands "we" CHOSE to put our lives into.

    I swear, I think this staggeringly cynical, shortsighted, and CLUELESS bastard is actually FLAUNTING his newfound power, just daring somebody to stop him. How else could he stand before Congress and the American people, and -- touting that bloated pork-riddled monstrosity of a "stimulus package" -- actually proclaim his thanks for the Congress managing to create a bill WITHOUT A SINGLE EARMARK IN IT? Just DARING somebody to contradict him. How else could he so proudly throw every pet Democrat wet-dream onto the coattails of this so-called "stimulus package," and ram it up our collective asses without even allowing us to read it, and at a time when the country could least afford it?

    And how the HELL else could he have handed ten-BILLION dollars to fucking ACORN, promised untold HUNDREDS-of-billions of dollars for the nationalization of healthcare for EVERYONE in the country, and THEN forced combat-injured veterans to pay for their own healthcare with private insurance, solely to cut a HALF-billion dollars from the 2010 budget?

    Fuck... how about just handing ACORN a mere NINE-billion dollars for nothing, and give the extra billion to the vets to use for their healthcare? Or how about just considering the upkeep, care and handling -- the HONORING -- of our nation's voluntary DEFENDERS to be a fundamental and untouchable part of this nation's minimum operational expenses!

    Unbelievable. Unconscionable.

    This steaming pile of shit is looking us right in the eyes with his thumbs in his ears, his fingers wiggling, and his tongue making sloppy "pblthpblth" sounds.

    It's time to storm the cockpit.

    GHS

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  5. salty crackers.

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