By Beth Shaw
It appears that Barack Obama sold out Poland for nothing. In spite of his preemptively giving in to Russia and promising to not use a missile shield to protect Poland and the Czech Republic, Vladimir Putin is saying no to sanctions on Iran. After all, how can we be absolutely 100% certain they are going to nuke us! Letís just wait and see before we do anything.
I guess it all started when Hillary Clinton went to Russia on her first trip there as Secretary of State. The most revered diplomat in the United States misspelled the Russian word for Ďresetí on that infamous Ďreset button (external - login to view)Ď she gave the Russians.
That was the high point in our relationship with Russia since Obama took office.
The Russians were the first (external - login to view) to throw down a gauntlet when Obama ascended to the Presidency of the United States. Then there was Obamaís visit to Moscow (external - login to view). He was not welcomed with the grandeur heís become accustomed to, Russians didnít shake his hand and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin spared him all of about 15 minutes. I strongly suspect that it took the savvy Putin about five seconds to size up Obama. He didnít need more time than that to understand the empty suit that sat in front of him. From that point on, the Russians have been in control of our relationship with them. Putin didnít bother (external - login to view) meeting with Hillary Clinton at all. He left town.
Obama has relinquished more and more (external - login to view) control of America and our position in the world to the Russians. Heís promised to quit protecting Poland and the Czech Republic (external - login to view). Heís offered to disarm the United States. Heís even offered to allow Russians to inspect Americaís nuclear facilities. The naivete is staggering unless one thinks that heís intentionally trying to turn the United States into a Third World Country. I donít know which it is. I hope itís the former rather than the latter. Itís just hard to believe someone is THAT clueless.
Itís hard to know whether to worry or not about all the power that Obama is giving away. Heís not known for keeping his promises. But making these promises to our enemies is making this a decidedly more dangerous world.
It seems that in spite of all the overtures to Russia, Hillary Clintonís recent meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been an epic fail for the Obama Administration. No only did they get everything they want from us, they are giving us absolutely NOTHING in return. Vladamir Putin not only said there (external - login to view) would be no sanctions on Iran, he said there would be not threat of sanctions on Iran. As could be predicted, Clinton immediately (external - login to view) capitulated. My goodness, we are surrendering faster than France these days!
It seems Obama sold out Poland for nothing. Absolutely nothing. The question that we are left with is how much more American power will Obama surrender before he realizes heís being played.