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Department of Peace for Our Time

November 16th, 2013 - 11:27 pm

And yet, there it is — a report that the State Department hopes to woo Russia by answering the Kremlin’s insults and power-and-influence grabs with an invitation to come on in and set up GPS monitor stations for Roscosmos on U.S. soil; never mind the worries of the CIA and Defense Department. I’m not questioning the reporting in this article; in context there is every reason to believe that the reporters are accurately providing information about State Department policy. It’s the policy itself that makes no sense, at least not if the aim here is to protect U.S. interests and national security.

But there’s a lot going on right now that in terms of actually protecting the U.S. makes zero sense. The endless, amnesiac and oh so flexible “reset” with Russia is consistent with the State Department’s zeal, and for that matter, the president’s, to ensure that no new sanctions are imposed on Iran, lest any flexing of U.S. muscle might wreck the chances for a nuclear deal at the talks now scheduled to resume Nov. 20 in Geneva. Call it pre-existing appeasement. Nor are these independent matters. In Tehran, in Beijing, in Pyongyang and beyond, policy and military elites are reading that article in the New York Times, and drawing their own conclusions about just how thoroughly the U.S. administration will prostrate itself to appease despotic regimes that deride, oppose and threaten America and its allies. This is a policy far removed from the ways of the real world, in which, 26 years ago, to spectacular effect in the cause of peace, President Reagan went to West Berlin and commanded Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev: “Tear down this wall.” Instead, buying deals for our diplomats today at the cost of proliferating threats tomorrow, we are tripping step by step down the trail of “Peace for our time.”

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A Marxist making all the moves to expand Marxism.

"Time for our piece"

Sometimes conspiracy isn't just a theory...it's treason.
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Well, at least give the Clown Prince credit for consistency.

Domestic affairs, foreign affairs, social issues, economic issues, political issues...without fail, everything that he does undermines the United States of America.
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Of course, Obama needs flexibility. That's how he puts his head up his as$ --
so he can lead from behind.
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The MSM is even more 'flexible' than Obama. After all, it has to bend over backwards to cover his ass.
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As Putin said to me the other day:
"Every time I see this bama bimbo, I laugh. He thinks he knows what Communism is. Ha. Ha. Ha. I laugh at him."
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Thank you for writing. I am seriously doubting more all the time that this administration's intent is to protect US interests and national security. How can they do it wrong nearly every step of the way? Even a fool would have to do the right thing a lot more often. I am very, very sorry for my children and their generation.
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Kerry's hero is Hanoy Jane, what could go wrong?
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Obama is suffering from "Battered Leader Of The Free World Syndrome".
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If the Soros Junta were agents of a hostile power, what would they do differently?
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If we hanged every traitor at Foggy Bottom, we would need a domestic hemp industry to supply enough rope.

In the modern age of instant global communications, we should cut State by 90% and stop sending Ambassadors to wine and dine every tinpot dictator in the world.
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A Marxist making all the moves to expand Marxism.

"Time for our piece"

Sometimes conspiracy isn't just a theory...it's treason.
1 year ago
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Well, at least give the Clown Prince credit for consistency.

Domestic affairs, foreign affairs, social issues, economic issues, political issues...without fail, everything that he does undermines the United States of America.
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Earlier this month Paul Mirengoff (Powerline blog) wrote a post (titled: "Obama's cheerful capitulation"). He contends that the comparison of Obama's capitulation to Iran with Neville Chamberlain's "peace for our time" is not entirely accurate. He notes that Germany of the 30's was the stronger entity, Britain the weaker party -- the reverse is the case between Iran (the weaker party) and the United States (the stronger party). Hence there is far less "logic" behind Obama's capitulations (including his bizarre desire to appease Russia, when it has been America who has been aggrieved by Russia). Mirengoff attributes Obama's stances to ideology. He also suspects that Obama (unlike Chamberlain) would remain "chipper" if not happy if Iran acquires nukes, in defiance of the US.
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I don't think that analogy works. Neville Chamberlain was a good and decent man who horribly miscalculated his foe, and then proceeded into negotiations utterly prostrate to the Fuehrer. Even Churchill, who opposed virtually everything Chamberlain did with regard to Nazi Germany, was unable to find any malicious intent.

In today's scenario, it is Obama that is dripping in malevolence. He erodes the influence of the United States both militarily and diplomatically at every turn, treats allies as mortal enemies and enemies as best friends with benefits.

Whenever possible, Obama plays the role of the Malevolent Catalyst - he is not involved directly, but his influence is most definitely felt.

For example, he would not intervene in the student demonstrations in Iran a couple of years back. His entire conduct in the Arab Spring has been a disaster for the United States.

If I were to work Mirengoff's analogy such that it made sense in my mind, it would have to be changing Neville Chamberlain into a clandestine Nazi operative acting as Prime Minister.
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Yes, indeed, the analogy doesn't work, it's flawed (that' is, I believe, the point of Mirengoff's blog post. He takes issue with the easy comparison of Obama to Chamberlain). Mirengoff also notes that after being betrayed by the nazis Chamberlain was utterly distraught, devastated.
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Thus, to put it bluntly, Obama's actions are far worse than a Chamberlain's, and (while Chamberlain can be excused) Obama cannot be.
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And the Jerusalem Post reports, quoting an article from the Sunday Times:

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"According to the Times, Riyadh has already given its consent for Israel to use Saudi airspace for a potential attack on Iran.

The paper quoted a diplomatic source as saying the Saudis were willing to assist an Israeli attack by cooperating on the use of drones, rescue helicopters and tanker planes.

“Once the Geneva agreement is signed, the military option will be back on the table. The Saudis are furious and are willing to give Israel all the help it needs,” the Times quoted the source as saying. "

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The appeaser in chief is thus triggering a war that could have catastrophic consequences.

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