There are two views on the right about Vladimir Putin. There’s the “OMG he’s trying to reestablish the Soviet Union” crowd, and there’s the “he hates gays like we do and he’s just so manly that he makes us swoon” crowd. Cliff Kincaid is firmly in the first camp, arguing that since Obama won’t actually go to war over Ukraine he is Putin’s “puppet.”
Gordon Chang pointed out on CNN that President Obama’s statement in Estonia that there is no military solution in Ukraine means that Vladimir Putin has a green light to continue his aggression there. No “military solution,” from Obama’s point of view, means that the U.S. will not support the freedom fighters in Ukraine.
“The West has refused pleas from Kiev [Ukraine] for heavier weaponry to repel Russian armor,” The Wall Street Journal points out in its Wednesday edition.
In effect, Obama has turned his back on the millions of young men and women in Ukraine who dared to dream of freedom and independence for their country. Obama and his Western allies, including Angela Merkel of Germany, are letting Russia carry out a slaughter.
Obama, Merkel and the rest of these Western “leaders” have refused to support the Ukrainian struggle for independence from Moscow.
At the same time, Obama plays into Putin’s hands by refusing to even describe the invasion of Ukraine as an invasion. Our media go along with the facade, playing into Obama’s (and Putin’s) hands.
It’s almost as if Obama is a puppet of Putin.
Oh, of course. You know who really do act like puppets of Putin? Your fellow Christian righters who have criticized Obama for even putting sanctions on Russia, claiming that he’s really motivated by Putin’s anti-gay policies, which is all part of his conspiracy to destroy God and civilization and grandmas and apple pie. Make up your mind, people.