Putin’s Poodle: Obama and his legacy
Putin’s Poodle: Obama and his legacy
The left likes to call Donald Trump Putin’s puppet. There is a desperation to pin the title on Mr. Trump and ignore a few inconvenient facts about the current administration. The fact that Trump is still President Elect does not stop the venom and vigorous self-righteous condemnations from flowing. However, there is a very convenient silence on the actual track record of the incumbent Mr. Obama. Obama actually is called Putin’s Poodle by the Russians. I would like to note that he and Hillary Benghazi Clinton and Teresa’s Gigolo John Kerry have earned this title with a lot of blood and horror in the Middle East. National Review’s Arthur Herman explains this here:
Mainstream media, and even some conservative commentators, have spent the weeks since the election obsessing on Donald Trump’s supposedly over-cozy relationship with Russia and speculating about whether he’ll be a hopeless weakling when dealing with Vladimir Putin. This view conveniently overlooks that Putin already has a patsy in the White House, Barack Obama. Obama hasn’t earned the nickname “Putin’s poodle” for nothing, and the effects on U.S. foreign policy have been nothing less than disastrous — especially in the Middle East.
The Russians have not been shy in their public disdain for Obama. The picture tweeted of Putin and Obama by Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin is below.
This Washington Times article has a few friendly words from Russia:
The tweet in the name of Mr. Rogozin also contained the message: “We have different values and allies.”
Twitter’s response was
— mike jomti (@jomtien2014) September 25, 2015
Now this is not condoning in any way shape or form the detestable actions of Putin and friends. It is however saying how little Obama is respected by Russia. But why you might ask is this meanness going towards Obama? Is it valid? Well, let’s look at Syria: The National Review article reminds us that the cease-fire was negotiated by…..Turkey and Russia.
The Pax Putinica began the moment President Obama failed to enforce the “red line” he had drawn regarding Assad’s use of chemical weapons in the budding civil war in Syria. Obama’s lapse gave Putin the opening he needed to negotiate a deal with the Syrian dictator, who would give up the weapons — as Russia gained its first firm foothold in the Middle East since the 1970s.
But you say Barack Obama wants peace and he might even send Kerry and James Taylor to serenade, right? Um no it gets worse per National Review:
Obama didn’t just open the door for Putin. He all but shoved him through, as he encouraged Russia’s role as intermediary in the Syrian conflict until it grew into full-scale intervention in 2015. While Obama stood by, Russian military operations became crucial to preserving Assad’s rule. Assad felt free to revert to using chemical weapons when it suited him, while Russian bombs that were supposedly aimed at “terrorists” wound up killing helpless civilians and targeting the Free Syrian Army and other groups that we once supported but that Obama had now largely abandoned — just as we once paid lip service to regime change in Syria but, by doing nothing, now give silent assent to keeping Assad in power.
Real Man of Genius Barry.
So the new Syrian cease-fire represents much more than an attempt to stop the killing that’s left more than half a million dead in Syria, with millions more on the run as refugees. It puts the seal on a significant shift in the balance of power in the Middle East and confirms Russia role as the region’s new powerbroker, leaving the United States out in the cold.
While Barry and Johnny played footsie with Iran and the other terrorists aka the Palestinian Authority this was going on. Barry’s legacy is not a lightbringer but this:
Barack Obama has left his successor in a bad position in the Middle East. It’s worse than that inherited by any American president since the Second World War. That’s some parting gift. That’s also some legacy for the man who, having said that “after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be,” has instead left it in desolation.
Barry can talk the talk but cannot and will not walk the walk. Trump and whoever he appoints to head the State Department has a huge job ahead of them. I wish them luck and hope they can stop Putin’s rampage and take seriously the threat that Iran and Russia are to our interests at home and abroad.