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    • U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments Email Print Text Size 229 Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine. The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat. It’s a crucial, military-grade technology that’s similar to a “laser tag” available in some commercial markets, according to one of the outraged lawmakers (Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine) that helped uncover the scandal. Bridenstine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has joined forces with Ohio Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, to demand an end to the program. Along with about a dozen other House colleagues they penned a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who oversees the agency carrying out the “irresponsible military equipment transfers” to Russia. The Obama administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is a grave mistake given the recent invasion of Ukraine launched by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, the legislators point out. “It is difficult to imagine a worse time to provide military-grade technology employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations Forces to Russia than when it has illegally invaded Ukraine and is violating the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty,” the letter to Moniz says. “To make matters worse, it is our understanding from the budget documents that the Department has been, and continues to propose, providing this technology to Russia free-of-charge.” This is preposterous and borders on criminal if you really think about it. As if we need reminding, Congressman Turner recants Putin’s “brazen disregard for the sovereignty and stability of Eastern Europe” as well as his disregard for international law. “Despite this overwhelming evidence that Putin is not our ally, it is astonishing that the Obama Administration would still provide superior, U.S. military technology to an aggressive and advancing Russia,”
    • Turner said. “The United States must seriously redirect its approach and immediately terminate all military aid to Russia.” President Obama has already proven to be an international joke for his response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine. Even the mainstream media in this country has blasted the commander-in- chief’s foreign policy as based on fantasy. One famously liberal magazine published a satirical article saying that the Obama administration froze Putin’s Netflix account as a “major ramping up of sanctions.” In a piece published a few days ago, a former veteran congressman wrote this: “The embarrassment of U.S. impotence in dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine is only the beginning of what will likely be a series of foreign policy disasters.” http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/03/u-s-gives-russia-free-military-equipment-used-by-army- marines/ Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Anonymous Coward User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 02:23 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! I TOLD YOU OBAMA AND PUTIN WERE WORKING TOGETHER! WE ARE ALL BEING PLAYED BY THE COMMUNISTS.. this story has to get out to the public fox news where are you? Behind closed doors the U.S. government is giving Russia free military equipment—also used to train American troops—even after President Obama announced punitive sanctions against Moscow and, more importantly, a suspension in military engagement over the invasion and occupation of Ukraine. The secret operation was exposed this week by members of Congress that discovered it in the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. It turns out that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been providing the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), the federal legislators say. The U.S. military uses MILES for tactical force-on-force training because it has a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat. It’s a crucial, military-grade technology that’s similar to a “laser tag” available in some commercial markets, according to one of the
    • outraged lawmakers (Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine) that helped uncover the scandal. Bridenstine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has joined forces with Ohio Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, to demand an end to the program. Along with about a dozen other House colleagues they penned a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who oversees the agency carrying out the “irresponsible military equipment transfers” to Russia. The Obama administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is a grave mistake given the recent invasion of Ukraine launched by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, the legislators point out. “It is difficult to imagine a worse time to provide military-grade technology employed by the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, and Special Operations Forces to Russia than when it has illegally invaded Ukraine and is violating the intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty,” the letter to Moniz says. “To make matters worse, it is our understanding from the budget documents that the Department has been, and continues to propose, providing this technology to Russia free-of-charge.” [link to www.judicialwatch.org] Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 02:32 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! You have got to be kidding me... Obama caught supplying russia and not one fucking word.. What idiots I told you Putin and Russia were working together. Anonymous Coward User ID: 56084781 Italy 03/28/2014 02:36 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 02:40 PM Report Abusive Post Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress!
    • Report Copyright Violation Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Lilbabez33 User ID: 52009041 United States 03/28/2014 02:41 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Here is another source OP [link to wtfrly.com] The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion- makers, and the establishment, and saved their country." - Dr. Ron Paul .......................................................................... Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world ..................................... ..................................... "And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand it's meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment." -JFK .......................................................................... You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Lilbabez33 User ID: 52009041 United States 03/28/2014 02:44 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion- makers, and the establishment, and saved their country." - Dr. Ron Paul .......................................................................... Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world ..................................... ..................................... "And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand it's meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment." -JFK ..........................................................................
    • You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Anonymous Coward User ID: 48591455 United States 03/28/2014 02:48 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! YET ANOTHER cause for impeachment of the filthy little twat! . TheTortureKing User ID: 54898702 United States 03/28/2014 02:50 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Black Unit User ID: 33194738 United States 03/28/2014 02:53 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 they can't stand for anyone to speak against their king Life Suspended - A novel [link to www.amazon.com]
    • Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 02:53 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Poor people of Ukraine are being duped almost as bad as we are! Dog Wayne My Bite is Worse than my Bark User ID: 54956836 United States 03/28/2014 02:54 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Lilbabez33 You have some fast paws there kitty cat...meow ;) Dogs are People To! "The Tree of Liberty is Thirsty and needs Watering" -Me Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 02:55 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Anybody notice Obama sends in people to riot and disrupt then Russia goes in and takes over! Libya, Egypt, syria, now the Ukraine... Is a pattern emerging here or are you all just asleep? Dog Wayne My Bite is Worse than my Bark User ID: 54956836 United States 03/28/2014 02:55 PM Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress!
    • Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 He's an Obotshill on an Italian proxy, LOL! Dogs are People To! "The Tree of Liberty is Thirsty and needs Watering" -Me Black Unit User ID: 33194738 United States 03/28/2014 02:56 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! good catch OP Set to Drudge Life Suspended - A novel [link to www.amazon.com] Anonymous Coward User ID: 48175751 United States 03/28/2014 03:03 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Before Obama was even...ahem.."elected" to office, I knew he had been groomed by them. I read some documents and watched an interview years ago of a Soviet defector who warned back in the 80s what the Stalinists ("Russians") had planned for the U.S. and how they would carry it out, so now Obama's carrying out their wishes. No one found it odd that Obama started implementing old Soviet policies here in the U.S as soon as he sat down at that desk in the
    • Oval Office??? Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 03:06 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Before Obama was even...ahem.."elected" to office, I knew he had been groomed by them. I read some documents and watched an interview years ago of a Soviet defector who warned back in the 80s what the Stalinists ("Russians") had planned for the U.S. and how they would carry it out, so now Obama's carrying out their wishes. No one found it odd that Obama started implementing old Soviet policies here in the U.S as soon as he sat down at that desk in the Oval Office??? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 48175751 Our congress and Military are a bunch of fucking cowards Anonymous Coward User ID: 56084781 Italy 03/28/2014 03:16 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 And do you belive any bullshit the congress say? You asshole. Don't you understand? This is only anti-Putin propaganda by the neocons in your obese country. They know that obama is fucked, so they don't care about him, now they are trying to throw Putin in hell with obama, they are trying to coinvince their dumb citiziens that Russia and Putin are dangerous. And you asshole 're spreading disinformation and propaganda. Use your brain TO THINK american, not your ass. Anonymous Coward User ID: 55496573 Bulgaria 03/28/2014 03:18 PM Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Thread: ForgeryGate: Blackmailed by Putin, Obama betrays United
    • Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation States and her Allies Anonymous Coward User ID: 49555998 United States 03/28/2014 03:21 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Before Obama was even...ahem.."elected" to office, I knew he had been groomed by them. I read some documents and watched an interview years ago of a Soviet defector who warned back in the 80s what the Stalinists ("Russians") had planned for the U.S. and how they would carry it out, so now Obama's carrying out their wishes. No one found it odd that Obama started implementing old Soviet policies here in the U.S as soon as he sat down at that desk in the Oval Office??? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 48175751 You must be referring to Yuri Bezmenov... Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 03:24 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 And do you belive any bullshit the congress say? You asshole. Don't you understand? This is only anti-Putin propaganda by the neocons in your obese country. They know that obama is fucked, so they don't care about him, now they are trying to throw Putin in hell with obama, they are trying to coinvince their dumb citiziens that Russia and Putin are dangerous. And you asshole 're spreading disinformation and propaganda. Use your brain TO THINK american, not your ass. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781
    • Yes I do moran I use to work for them... Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 03:26 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Why is this not pinned... Congress just caught the President of the United States Giving military Support against NATO! Anonymous Coward User ID: 50916833 United States 03/28/2014 03:27 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Seriously pin this. Anonymous Coward User ID: 56084781 Italy 03/28/2014 03:28 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 And do you belive any bullshit the congress say? You asshole. Don't you understand? This is only anti-Putin propaganda by the neocons in your obese country. They know that obama is fucked, so they don't care about him, now they are trying to throw Putin in hell with obama, they are trying to coinvince their dumb citiziens that Russia and Putin are dangerous. And you asshole 're spreading disinformation and propaganda. Use your brain TO THINK american, not your ass.
    • Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 Yes I do moran I use to work for them... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 I am not surprised. Otherwise, belive less in conspiracy theories and try to understand more geopolitics moran. Anonymous Coward (OP) User ID: 49611167 United States 03/28/2014 03:29 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Obama the Antichrist will end up in Prison... It is written in stone... Anonymous Coward User ID: 49555998 United States 03/28/2014 03:29 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 And do you belive any bullshit the congress say? You asshole. Don't you understand? This is only anti-Putin propaganda by the neocons in your obese country. They know that obama is fucked, so they don't care about him, now they are trying to throw Putin in hell with obama, they are trying to coinvince their dumb citiziens that Russia and Putin are dangerous. And you asshole 're spreading disinformation and propaganda. Use your brain TO THINK american, not your ass. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 heyitaly, lets all take 30 seconds to remember what wonderful contributions to world politics that "Europe's Mexico" has given the
    • world. Anonymous Coward User ID: 56084781 Italy 03/28/2014 03:46 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 What do you mean bullshit... it was posted by Congress! Asshole... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 And do you belive any bullshit the congress say? You asshole. Don't you understand? This is only anti-Putin propaganda by the neocons in your obese country. They know that obama is fucked, so they don't care about him, now they are trying to throw Putin in hell with obama, they are trying to coinvince their dumb citiziens that Russia and Putin are dangerous. And you asshole 're spreading disinformation and propaganda. Use your brain TO THINK american, not your ass. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 56084781 heyitaly, lets all take 30 seconds to remember what wonderful contributions to world politics that "Europe's Mexico" has given the world. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49555998 Your provocation has nothing to do with the topic, anyway this video was spinning a little while ago, it was a parody made by a comedian here in Italy, really do you belive it's true? I don't like berlusconi, I don't like renzi, they are all freemasons of the P2 lodge. They are wagging dogs, USA's loyal slaves. Anyway, see your contribution to the world: [link to www.youtube.com (secure)] Obese mindless murders
    • Anonymous Coward User ID: 56084781 Italy 03/28/2014 03:52 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Obama the Antichrist will end up in Prison... It is written in stone... Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49611167 I agree on that. But do not fall into the trap of putting obama and Putin on the same plane. Anonymous Coward User ID: 56189843 United States 03/28/2014 05:13 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! More stupid republifag lies. Go back to your dominatrix, Repukelican shills! Ag47 User ID: 55983921 United States 03/28/2014 05:15 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation Re: Obama secretly giving Putin Military supplies behind the scenes from our National Nuclear Security Administration, Caught Red handed by Congress! Ah, glad this got pinned, I posted about it the other day and it got no traction. 5 stars, OP. Thread: Despite Sanctions, US Government Giving Russia High Level Military Technology in 2014-15 Budget Request... For FREE . "The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." ~ Thomas Jefferson Buy Silver Online: [link to www.amagimetals.com] http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2517757/pg1 Bridenstine, Turner: United States is giving high level military technology to Russia Mar 25, 2014 Press Release
    • Washington, DC, March 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Bridenstine along with sixteen House colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Moniz regarding the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) FY15 proposal to provide the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES). Employed by the U.S. military for training purposes, the MILES is a tactical force-on-force trainer, which uses a system of lasers and dummy ammunition to simulate ground combat for soldiers. While a military- grade technology, MILES could be compared to a ―laser tag‖ system available in some commercial markets. Both Turner and Bridenstine are concerned that the Administration’s planned supply to the Russian Federation is grave mistake given the recent invasion of Ukraine launched by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. The letter said, in part, ―In the process of reviewing the Fiscal Year 2014 budget and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, it has come to our attention that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been, and is planning to continue providing the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) to the Russian Federation free of charge.‖ ―It’s ludicrous that U.S. taxpayers are paying to give Russia free military equipment after President Obama announced a suspension in military engagement with Moscow. It’s just another example of how the President is hanging on to his failed ―reset with Russia‖ policy despite Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine. I expect Secretary of Energy Moniz to act quickly and stop irresponsible military equipment transfers,‖ said Bridenstine. ―Putin has proven that he has a brazen disregard for the sovereignty and stability of Eastern Europe and that he will continue manipulate and disregard international law. Despite this overwhelming evidence that Putin is not our ally, it is astonishing that the Obama Administration would still provide superior, U.S. military technology to an aggressive and advancing Russia. The United States must seriously redirect its approach and immediately terminate all military aid to Russia,‖ said Turner. CONTACT: Sheryl Kaufman, Communications Director Phone: 202-225-2211 Email Address: Sheryl.Kaufman@mail.house.gov -- 30 -- NNSA MILES Letter to Sec Moniz_24 March.pdf http://bridenstine.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bridenstine-turner-united-states-is-giving- high-level-military BORDER BATTLELINES OBAMA RESPONSE TO RUSSIA IS INTERNATIONAL JOKE Exclusive: Tom Tancredo blasts president for 'impotence' in dealing with Putin's aggression Published: 7 days ago TOM TANCREDOAbout| Email | Archive
    • Tom Tancredo is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Foundation and founder and co-chairman of Team America PAC. He is also a former five-term congressman and presidential candidate. Tancredo is the author of "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security." Have you heard the one about Obama doubling down on Russian invasion of Ukraine? Obama has issued a bold challenge to Russian President Putin: It’s ―double or nothing.‖ If Putin gets a better ―March Madness‖ bracket score than him, Putin gets the Ukraine – and Texas. OK, yes, that’s a joke, but it’s so close to Obama’s world that it’s downright scary. In the face of naked and boastful Russian aggression in marching troops across the Ukrainian border and into the Crimean peninsula, Obama has ordered economic sanctions against a list of Russian leaders. Hey, Vlad! Cut it out or we’ll close your Amazon account! No more credit at the London Ritz! And if you take one more inch of sovereign Ukrainian territory, your Super Bowl skybox is canceled forever! And we’re not bluffing! Russia has been disinvited to the next G8 summit, denounced at the United Nations by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and threatened by John Kerry. Wow. The Russian oligarchs must be shaking in their boots. This might be funny if it were a Hollywood movie, but Hollywood is not this imaginative. In the Doctor Strangeglove version, a president with so little to brag about would have to be portrayed as a distracted Texas Republican puppet of Halliburton, not a neo-Marxist Harvard Law School graduate who won the Nobel Peace Prize in the first year of his presidency. Unfortunately, this dark comedy will not have a happy ending, certainly not for the people of the Ukraine and probably not for anyone outside the Kremlin walls. We can hope the collateral damage is limited to the East European region, but more likely, the aftershocks will be felt all the way to Iran and Syria, not to mention our allies, Israel and Japan. When U.S. diplomacy fails so dismally and so dramatically, the real-world consequences can resemble an unstoppable tsunami. The White House says the president’s National Security Council has had almost daily meetings about the Ukrainian crisis, but it hasn’t said how many of those meetings had Obama in attendance. Of course, given modern technology, he can easily follow the action from the 17th tee at the Congressional Country Club golf course. Has ―leading from behind‖ been replaced by hiding in the short rough? Folks, it’s hard to take this man seriously as a ―world leader,‖ and his approval rating has now fallen below 40 percent. Coming on top of the domestic policy disaster called Obamacare, this foreign- policy tailspin is undoubtedly contributing to the collapse of those poll numbers. Would you hire this man to run your pizza franchise? However, we need to keep all of this perspective, which means stop laughing and start worrying. As patriots first and partisans second, conservatives must temper their glee at Obama’s falling popularity with the realization that the nation is in mortal danger as long as this man is the main passenger on Air Force One.
    • Traditionally, when a president is faced with declining popularity because of policy failures abroad, some adviser will whisper in his ear, ―Time for bold action on the home front to change the subject.‖ So, its’ safe to predict we will soon see some new ―progressive initiative‖ to enhance his standing. The fact that we are long past bankruptcy will limit his spending options, but there are other ways to ―rally the base.‖ In Obama’s case, that means his left-wing base, which means a revival of class warfare and identity politics, which involves using the poor and minorities as political pawns. All that is to be expected; changing the subject and ―rallying the base‖ is Politics 101. But in Obama’s case, there is another, more dangerous possibility. Obama’s foreign policy is not based on traditional ―balance of power‖ calculations, nor is it derived from some conventional or common sense understanding of U.S. national interests. Obama is the first president who does not see the humiliation of American diplomacy and the emptiness of our military deterrent as bad or worrisome things. For Obama, as strange as it sounds, a strong American foreign policy is a menace to world peace. For Obama and for the American left, American retreat from world leadership is not a mixed blessing, it is a great accomplishment. The embarrassment of U.S. impotence in dealing with Russian aggression in the Ukraine is only the beginning of what will likely be a series of foreign policy disasters. How badly we will be damaged by these disasters we can only guess, but it is not going to be pretty. Concerned about the impact of illegal aliens on the United States? Don’t miss Tom Tancredo’s book, “In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America’s Border and Security” – and with your purchase get a free copy of “Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders”! Media wishing to interview Tom Tancredo, please contact media@wnd.com. http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/obama-response-to-russia-is-international-joke/ U.S. Funds Russian Laser Tag Mar 24, 2014 Jim's Blog It’s ludicrous that U.S. taxpayers are paying to give Russia free military equipment after President Obama announced a suspension in military engagement with Moscow. It’s just another example of how the President is hanging on to his failed ―reset with Russia‖ policy despite Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine. I expect Secretary of Energy Moniz to act quickly and stop irresponsible military equipment transfers. My letter to Secretary Moniz:
    • http://bridenstine.house.gov/media-center/blog-posts/us-funds-russian-laser-tax