John Boehner was Right on Russia

Over on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld issues a blast from the past and shows how U.S. House Speaker John Boehner got Russia right while U.S. President Barack Obama was getting it woefully, horribly wrong.  Well before Obama was reelected, Boehner warned Americans that Obama’s “reset” policy on Russia was inappropriate and dangerous, yet Americana still elected Obama and the result has been disastrous aggression in Ukraine and vicious, brutal, neo-Soviet revanchism within Russia itself.

Top 10 Howlers from Putin’s July 22 Speech

Here are the top 10 rolling on the floor, jaw on the floor howlers from Vladimir Putin’s July 22 address to the Russian security council FOLLOWED BY OUR COMMENTS.

10

“Any nation that is part of an alliance gives up part of its sovereignty.”  EASY FOR HIM TO SAY SINCE NOBODY WANTS AN ALLIANCE WITH RUSSIA.

9

“At the same time, they present Russia with an ultimatum: either you let us destroy the part of the population that is ethnically, culturally and historically close to Russia, or we introduce sanctions against you.” HE’S SAYING THAT ANY TIME RUSSIA CAN’T PARTITION RUSSIANS FROM ANY COUNTRY, IT’S GENOCIDE; YET NO ETHNIC GROUP IN RUSSIA IS ENTITLED TO PARTITION.

8

“This is exactly why Russia supported the [UN] Security Council Resolution proposed by Australia.”  RUSSIA OPPOSED THE RESOLUTION, DEMANDING IT MAKE NO REFERENCE TO ANY BLAME OF RUSSIA.

7

“However, attempts are clearly being made to destabilize the social and economic situation, to weaken Russia in one way or another.” HE’S SAYING THAT THE MH17 ATTACK WAS AN ATTACK BY THE WEST ON RUSSIA.

6

“We are particularly relying on civil society for effective help in improving the system of state governance with regard to ethnic policy and educating young people about the spirit of patriotism and responsibility for the fate of their Fatherland, which is particularly important.”  HE THINKS THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IS TO BE AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE PROPAGANDA.

5

“Our second important challenge is protecting constitutional order.”  HE OBLITERATED CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER BY SEIZING THE PRESIDENCY FOR LIFE.

4

“We should finally call on the Kiev authorities to comply with elementary norms of human decency.”  HE’S SAYING THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE IS COMPRISED OF BARBARIANS.

3

“True, they held elections after the takeover, however, for some strange reason, power ended up again in the hands of those who either funded or carried out this takeover.”   HE’S SAYING THE  ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE IS ILLEGITIMATE BUT HIS OWN ELECTIONS ARE FLAWLESS.

2

“As I have said, we will do everything in our power, but this is absolutely insufficient.” HE’S ADMITTING RUSSIA IS IMPOTENT.

1

“We, on our part, strictly comply with the norms of international law and with our commitments to our partners.” THEN LIGHTENING STRUCK HIM DOWN!

Barbarism Unbound in Putin’s Russia

Over on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog, LR publisher and founder points her finger directly at the citizens of Russia as bearing the primary responsibility for the absolutely barbaric missile attack on the civilian passenger airliner MH17 over the skies of Eastern Ukraine. Now, the entire world is rapidly turning against Russia, and sees Putin for the ruthless thug he is.  But what the world also sees is that the people of Russia support Putin by an overwhelming majority, and as such they are just as guilty is he is in the murder of 300 innocent people including entire families and nearly 100 children.

The Putin Juggernaut and its Appeasers

Over on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld analyzes the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s final assault on the Russian Internet.

And on the mighty Pajamas Media megablog, Kim takes former U.S. president Jimmy Carter to task for his gross acts of appeasement of Putin, helping Russia down the road to totalitarian dictatorship and failure.

The Worst Week of Vladimir Putin’s Life

PutinshameJust. Wow!

What a truly appalling week Vladimir Putin just had.

He started out the week being booted out of the FIFA tournament in Brazil, which Russia will host in four years. His team only managed to score two goals in three matches despite being fortunately placed in one of the weakest groups in the tournament. Only three teams in the entire tournament scored less, and his hated rival the USA, hardly a world soccer power, advanced to the knockout round.  To add to Russia’s shame, its coach (highest paid in the world, and not Russian) tried to blame the debacle on a laser pointer.

Then Pooty watched as not just Ukraine but also Georgia and Moldova signed a formal treaty with the European Union, something Putin has been furiously struggling throughout his presidency to avoid.  Not one but three important pieces of post-Soviet space permanently severed their relations with Russia, vastly diminishing Russia’s prestige and influence in the region and vastly increasing the power of the West.  Putting the boot in, a newly swaggering Europe actually began issuing ultimatums to Putin.

And then to round things out, more spectacular disaster in space.  First Putin’s much-ballyhooed new rocket program, which was supposed to allow Russia to send missiles into space without need of Kazakhstan, using a base on Russian soil, humiliatingly failed to function.  And then one of Russia’s last early-warning military satellite simply stopped working while in orbit.

It’s impossible to imagine a worse week for Putin, and when you combine it with the increasingly bleak prospects of the Russian economy you have what well may be the worst week of Putin’s life.