The Big Story — the Global War — Goes Mostly Unreported

Just as the fall of Assad would be a devastating blow to Russia and Iran, the Axis must defend the Venezuelan dictatorship, because its fall would seriously challenge the anti-Western alliance.  Venezuela is a lynchpin in the Axis.  Caracas launders money, transships weapons (as between Russia, Syria and Iran, for example) and drugs, and provides safe havens and training facilities for jihadis, from which they can move toward our poorly defended southern border.  Thus Cubans fight Venezuelans in the streets.  Thus Russian warships are headed for the Caribbean and the southern oceans.

Putin and Khamenei openly ridicule Obama for his lack of effective action;  they are not worried about an American response to their imperialist campaigns. Their fear is like Sauron's as Sam and Frodo approached Mount Doom: they are afraid of their own people.  This is demonstrated by the intensification of the domestic crackdown in Iran and Russia. Putin cannot even permit Pussy Riot to be free, and Khamenei/Rouhani are killing at a record rate. The outcome of these internal battles is not foreordained.  Indeed, if we had a pro-American government in Washington, the odds would be against the tyrants.  Even so, the Maidan Revolution sent a great glob of spittle into Putin's face.

As we head toward the November elections, we badly need revolutionary leaders, men and women who understand the gravity of the global crisis, and who embrace the support of democratic revolution in the heartlands of our enemies.  This president and his executive branch are not going to do that, and the feckless "reporters" of the drive-by media are not going to report it in context, so it's going to have to come from Congress.

Or it's going to end up as a big shooting war. And Obama is doing his damnedest to make sure we don't have enough military power to win it without terrible cost.

Faster, please.

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