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Obama, Disinformation Czar: In Amerika, We Have No Enemies

New media resurrects good and evil from D.C.'s dustbins.

Susan L.M. Goldberg


March 8, 2014 - 6:22 am


Obama’s tepid response towards a Ukraine on the brink of war seems to be contagious among D.C. politicians wondering how their careers may benefit from the latest international crisis. Busying themselves with yet more financial sanctions against Russia, politicians populate bureaucratic panels, tossing out rhetorical questions focusing on why Russia’s invasion took the Obama administration by surprise. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell observed:

I’m hard-pressed to think of any single place in the world where we’re better off. And it takes you back to the speech that the president made in Cairo in 2009, where he seemed to be questioning American exceptionalism, and the uniqueness of our own country. And he’s acted in such a way, almost amounting to passivity in many instances.

…We seem to be pulling back everywhere. And so it’s no wonder that Putin looks at the United States, and sort of concludes that no matter what he does, he doesn’t pay a price for it.

“Almost” and “sort of.” That’s tough stuff. Must be a midterm year!

At a private fundraiser on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton drew a historical comparison between Hitler and the Russian autocrat. Not ironically, the comparison was quickly condemned by many U.S.-Russian policy experts, including those who worked under her husband’s administration. Responding in true Hillary fashion, the former secretary of State proffered a milquetoast defense as softly suggestive as Mitch McConnell’s gentlemanly insults.

She said she was merely noting parallels between Putin’s claim that he was protecting Russian-speaking minorities in Crimea and Hitler’s moves into Poland, Czechoslovakia and other parts of Europe to protect German minorities.

“I just want people to have a little historic perspective,” Clinton said during a question-and-answer session at UCLA. “I’m not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”

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I am sorry, but an article not addressing gay marriage or pot legalization just doesn't matter.
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"America’s lack of “moral coherency” is effectively masking the sad, hard truth that Clinton wasn’t off-base in her Nazi/Putin comparison. In a recent conversation with Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the ex-KGB agent commented to me:
Is it too far-fetched to suggest that this new Russia calls up the hypothetical image of a postwar Germany being run by former Gestapo officers, who reinstate Hitler’s “Deutschland Über Alles” as national anthem, call the demise of Nazi Germany a “national tragedy on an enormous scale,” and invade a neighboring country, perhaps Poland, the way Hitler set off World War II?"

And Vladimir Bukovsky has likened the EU ruling class [unelected and unaccountable leftist 'intelligentsia' and bureaucrats] to that of the old Soviet Politburo. So if the Ukraine were to become part of the EU, would they be better off than if they became part of Russia? If I were Ukrainian, I don't think I would want to be part of either even if it meant being poorer.

"Mr Verhofstadt and Van Baalen [Members of European Parliament] went to Kiev. They wanted to make history. There they stood in a square full of people, including National Socialists, Jew-haters and other anti-democrats. People with helmets and baseball bats. They went where the revolutionaries hang out. On stage they tried to stir up the mob even more.

Mr Verhofstadt spoke in no uncertain terms. He talked about a fight, a fight. That is what Brussels supports. And with money. The leader of the VVD [Party for Freedom and Progress], Mr Van Baalen, stood beside him cheering, clenched fists held high.

Shame on them. These shameless Europhiles and their dreams of empire.

Now we have always been told that the EU stands for peace. But now that these two characters have appeared on stage, we know better. The EU stands for war provocation."

- Geert Wilders

Text of Geert Wilders' speech in Ukraine debate []

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That the EU is militarily weak and relies on the US for strength which strength Obama is rapidly dismantling and doesn't have the will to use anyway, it is a wonder that Verhofstadt spoke the way he did. But then the EU is good at promoting the old "let you and him fight."
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