Obama Challenged-Russia & Iran

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    Well it seems not to be noticed by the MSM, at least for connecting the dots. Unsurprisingly our enemies are hitting right and left. With our government focused on pork and control, who needs to worry about the gathering storm:

    AFP: Defiant Ahmadinejad blasts US at Russia summit


    knoxnews.com: News stories by the Associated Press

    Meanwhile, at home the era of Chicago Way continues:

    Stimulus serves up Obama pork - Eamon Javers - POLITICO.com

    The Volokh Conspiracy - -

     
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    You can add to this that the US gave a tepid response to the Iran election, France, the UK and Germany strong ones.

    BO really is the neo-jimmah.
     
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    Its not about us, its about them.
     
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    If you are going to quote me, do not shoot non sequitors.
     
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    MOSCOW (AFP) — Russia could use bases for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the United States in Cuba and Venezuela to underpin long-distance patrols in the region, a senior air force officer said Saturday.

    "This is possible in Cuba," General Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of the Russian air force's strategic aviation staff, told the Interfax-AVN military news agency.

    The comments were the latest signal that Moscow intends to project its military capability in far-flung corners of the globe despite a tight defence budget and hardware that experts consider in many respects outdated.
    AFP: Russia weighs Cuba, Venezuela bases: report


    The short answer is: because he was invited. Russia is convening two back-to-back summits of significant global importance this week. Moscow is a key player in both the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Chinese-driven body aimed at improving ties with Russia and Central Asia, and the so-called BRIC group — a gang of four emerging world powers in Brazil, Russia, India and China. With the SCO and BRIC meeting at the same place, much of the non-Western world's geopolitical muscle is now rubbing shoulders in the shadow of the Urals. And the Iranian President, who never shies from making bold pronouncements, was not going to miss an opportunity to let loose his usual rhetorical flair. Soon after landing, Ahmadinejad launched a broadside at the fortunes of the West, especially America's, in the wake of the ravages of the global recession and the military quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan. "It is absolutely obvious that the age of empires has ended," said Ahmadinejad, "and its revival will not take place."
    Unbowed, Ahmadinejad Shows Up in Russia - TIME

    Instead of a missile defense cut, we must invest in capabilities that protect the U.S. homeland, our forward-deployed troops, and allies," said Strategic Forces Subcommittee ranking member Michael Turner (R-Ohio).

    But Democrats counter that the money provided in the chairman's mark for missile defense -- the same amount requested by the Obama administration -- is adequate to defend the United States against any potential threats of ballistic missiles.

    "We've given them $9-plus billion," Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton said last week.

    The missile defense funding in the bill focuses on what Defense Secretary Gates has described as proven or successful technologies, boosting funding for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Theater High-Altitude Area Defense by a total of $900 million over FY09 levels.

    NTI: Global Security Newswire - Republicans To Oppose Missile Defense Cuts in Authorization Markup
    PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 16 (UPI) -- North Korea threatened to launch a pre-emptive strike against the United States, alleging provocations from Washington.

    The warning came Monday from Pak Jae Gyong, vice-minister of the North Korean People's Armed Forces, in his address at a mass rally in Pyongyang, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported, quoting official North Korean reports.
    N. Korea threatens U.S. - UPI.com

    Now take all this together and what you have is a President that is cutting US Military capability while we are engaged in 2 conflicts as well as ever increasing threats ferom other nations all in the name of getting his social agenda passed.
     
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    I think it's time for some humility on a part of US.


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    Its not a non-sequitor. Honestly, its not Obamas place to voice support. This isn't about us, or what we do or want. Its about what THEY want.
     
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    You don't know what i was talking about, or this subject.

    It's clear you don't know me at all.

    As I said, learn before posting non sequitors.

    The people of Iran want change and it was robbed, AS I SAID WOULD HAPPEN BEFORE THE ELECTION, and BO is blowing it off because he made a big deal about speaking to Imadingyslob without preconditions.

    His typical gutless approach to situations shows he's waiting for poll data to decide how to procede.

    When even the pedantic French are outraged at iran, that should be your first clue BO handled the situation incorrectly, ala America's favorite boob, Jimmih.

    It has NOTHING to do with what 'we' want.
     
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    Fuck that and fuck you. It's about time the US pulled it's collective head out of its ass and saw these countries we throw billions of dollars at annually for exactly what they are, and stop this partisan smokescreen bullshit Bush is responsible. WE are responsible because WE exist.
     
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    Why is it every other Nation's place to voice their support or lack thereof, but not ours? The US has an international opinion that despite people like Obama, you and meme, STILL carries a little weight.

    If Obama can run over to the ME kissing Arab ass and telling them all about how we've fucked them over, he most certainly can call bullshit on a fraudulent election.
     

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