Tuesday, March 10, 2009

So now that we've 'Marked Biden's Words'...

Look at that - it's like the man's a genius or something!

So, this basically acts as a continuation of Friday's "What IS he trying to do?" - post.

Now that the world has seen the complete & utter incomprehensible incompetence of The One in relation to the domestic American economy, any ability to relate to the will of the American People, and now have a good sampling of his clumsy, club-footed and largely spineless forays into what should have been fairly straight-forward foreign policy matters....

Some of the larger and more immediately-scary players on the world stage have decided to take Joe Biden's advice and test our "overwhelmed" Commander-in-Chief.

First it was the Chinese deciding that this would be a good time to start playing 'chicken' with US Naval ships.

"...one of the Chinese ships came within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of the USNS Impeccable, a surveillance vessel designed to support anti-submarine warfare, and that the Chinese crew tried to snag the cables that tow the ship's underwater sonars."
Naturally when the inevitable protests came, the Chinese fell back on that old chestnut that has worked so well all over the world - "It's America's Fault"

"Ma said U.S. naval ships must ask China's permission anytime they sailed within its exclusive economic zone, a 200-nautical-mile zone off its shores. The claim amounted to an assertive attempt to bar U.S. Navy vessels from approaching China's shores, even affecting transit of the sensitive Taiwan Strait."
...and why not?  

After all, given Obama's grovelling apology to terrorist-supplying Muslim countries during the first post-inauguration-days, Ma has to figure that his approach runs at least even-odds of being successful - maybe even to the extent of getting The One to throw Taiwan under the bus in a Carter/Panama-Canal-esque reflex action.

But, in the sense of "If Some is Good, then More is Better"...

Smelling buffoonery in the water - the North Koreans have now queued-up for their helping of whatever -else-will-be-given-away...

"North Korea on Monday cut its military hotline to Seoul and put its million-man army at battle stations, ratcheting up tensions as South Korean and US troops began war games that Pyongyang warned could spark open conflict.

North Korea’s official KCNA news agency quoted an army spokesman as saying: “It is nonsensical to maintain the normal channels of communication when the South Korean puppets are in a frenzy about these military exercises, levelling their guns at fellow countrymen in league with foreign forces.”

Now, the whole point-of and motivation-for all of this should be intuitively obvious to even the most casual observer.

China and N.Korea, having watched (along with the rest of us) Obama begin systemic capitulation to Iran AND initiate the alienation of our closest allies AND take the necessary steps to ensure that the US economy will soon render us unable to continue defending our neighbors and allies - have decided to belly-up to the bar to see what sort of fire-sale bargains they can rattle or threaten out of us.

Makes sense, really - it's not like he's given them any reason to believe it won't work.


... and I might be wrong, but I don't think "I Won" is going cut it.


- MuscleDaddy

P.S. - Note to the BDS-afflicted: This same sort of business that has Obama 'overwrought' and trying to find his own ...ahem... with a flashlight?

Same stuff that George W. dealt with - every day...

Just sayin' is all.

5 comments:

  1. MD writes: any ability to relate to the will of the American People,

    Which explains his continued personal popularity in polls, the strong support he still has for his Iraq "withdrawal" plan, and the fact that apparently something like 2-1 Americans trust the Democrats over the Republicans to actually improve the economy and come up with some sort of solution beyond apoplectic ranting.

    First it was the Chinese deciding that this would be a good time to start playing 'chicken' with US Naval ships.

    Kind of like those agressive Chinese pilots and the incident with the US Spy Plane three months into George W's first term, right? That March in 2001 when Chinese president Jiang Zemin was demanding apologies from those darn clumsy Yanks?

    Smelling buffoonery in the water - the North Koreans have now queued-up for their helping of whatever -else-will-be-given-away.

    Some of the same buffoonery that ensued in March of Bush's first term as well, when the North Koreans broke off diplomatic talks with the South Koreans, sparking - again - fears of increased tension and worries about the future actions of the peninsula's lunatic realm. The NK actions were blamed on botched and confusing signals from the Bush administration - "They really don't have their act together" opined Joel Wit, a former State Department official who had dealt with North Korea in the nineties.

    P.S. - Note to the BDS-afflicted

    It's quite amazing how the BDSers and the ODSers - not that I'd include you amongst the latter, MD :) - seem to find themselves covering so much familiar ground, isn't it?

    Same stuff that George W. dealt with - every day...

    Yes, apparently so. :)

    Adios.

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  2. You betcha, Tyrone - they're just the same.

    It's only Obama's clearly-superior level of efficiency that has all of this happening in the first 100-days of his 1st term.

    And that tacking-on of permanent Socialized Medicine to the "Stimulus Bill", the apologies to terror-sponsors, the funding to Hamas, the Bloat...er, I mean "New Budget" that's going to plunge us into undreamt-of deficit (oh, but he's going to precipitously pull us out of Iraq - sure to go well and think of the savings!) - not to mention working to alienate our closest ally and the nationalization of the largest banking corporation on earth...

    ABSOLUTELY will-of-the-people, there - after all, Matthews & Olbermann are still telling everyone that he's the second coming!

    Move along, folks - nuthin' to see here.

    - MD

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  3. MD wrote - It's only Obama's clearly-superior level of efficiency that has all of this happening in the first 100-days of his 1st term.

    Those events I described happened in the first 100 days of the Bush administration too - clearly-not-clearly-superior efficiency after all.

    Plus ├ža change...

    ABSOLUTELY will-of-the-people, there

    The will-of-the-people seems such an inchoate uber-abstraction - however, I've yet to see a poll that didn't show more Americans approving of the president's actions than disapproving. The raging tea-party hordes still don't number much more than the average attendance at a Night Ranger reunion concert.

    Matthews & Olbermann are still telling everyone that he's the second coming!

    M & O do make an obnoxious and sycophantic duo. Did you by any chance catch any of the coverage of Barry's recent trip to Ottawa? So many gushing and blushing Canadians lined up hours beforehand in the freezing Ottawa winter just to glimpse a view of the American CE's squadron of black limos whizzing by.

    This post by Andrew Coyne pretty much sums up how I felt about it. Canadians can be so silly.

    Adios.

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  4. "Those events I described happened in the first 100 days of the Bush administration too - clearly-not-clearly-superior efficiency after all."

    Right - and Bush ALSO instituted Socialized Medicine, worked to alienate the Brits, grovelled to the Muslims, Invited Iran into talks concerning the rebuilding of a country they want to TAKE, and pledged $1Tn to the Palestinians in the first 100.. oh wait, no he didn't... looks like Obama's super efficient after all.

    "I've yet to see a poll that didn't show more Americans approving of the president's actions than disapproving."

    Here.

    Oops - I guess it really IS all about who's framing/asking the questions, isn't it? (See Also: Matthews/Olbermann)

    - MD

    P.S. - should The One manage to do something to mitigate the staggeringly harmful things that he's managed so far, I promise to notice it - just to set your mind at ease about the onset of ODS.

    Also - Bush got through his first 100 days without reports of getting 'The Vapors'.

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  5. Hmm...

    Maybe I spoke too soon - here's a poll referencing The One, and it doesn't look so good.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

    Yeah - you saw that link correctly...MSNBC.

    - MD

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