ON MARCH 20 I PREDICTED IT:
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
At best, Obama created it as a naive act of goodwill. (In 2009, Obama canceled the tougher course Bush had put in place as a result of Putin's take-over of Ossetia and Abkhazia.)
Obama entreaties to Iran will have the same effect.
Obama's acts are nothing more than appeasement, and appeasement of our foes always results in adventurism by our foes.
We can expect more gambits from Putin - and soon from Iran, and China and North Korea and Syria and Lebanon - until the USA and the West make some credible counter-moves - and that means doing something much more substantial than enacting sanctions of any kind, targeted or blanket.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007
HE MUST NOT BE TRUSTED. HE IS AN OLD KGB MAN AND THE KGB WERE RUTHLESS.
ALSO: REMEMBER THAT THE KGB WAS VERY ADEPT AT USING SURROGATES AND FOMENTING WARS WHICH HELPED THE USSR AND GAVE US GREAT TROUBLE:
VIETNAM; ANGOLA; NICARAGUA; ETC.
THEY MAY EVEN NOW BE HELPING OSAMA AND IRAN AND ASSAD AND NASRALLAH FOR THE SAME REASONS.THE KGB TRAINED ARAFAT, TOO. AND CARLOS. AND ABBAS.
I WOULD NOT PUT IT PASSED PUTIN.
LIKE ASSAD - PUTIN ASSASSINATES HIS FOES WHEN HE FEELS IT'S NECESSARY.
HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR POWER.
WE DESPERATELY NEED A NEW PRESIDENT WHO WILL COURAGEOUSLY COUNTER HIM - AND NOT BE OUT-MANEUVERED BY HIM:
SADLY - FOR THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD WE GOT THE WORST POSSIBLE PRESIDENT AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME.