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I sincerely hope you're right, shrub...
I don't believe Putin wants to kick anything off, either, but I imagine he'd crash the proverbial party. I wouldn't be surprised, at that stage in the game, if he were to show up -- invited by one of our adversaries. I hope the theory of MAD holds true. I've never been a big conspiracy, the-Muslims-are-coming!, 2012-the-world-is-over type. But I will say this...
Between Putin/Ukraine, ISIS, Israel/Hamas, unsecured US borders... This is the very first time in my life that I have considered there is a real chance, however remote, that things may turn bad very quickly. I find that potential disturbing.
What's wrong with academics, j-mac? The college kids just aren't getting the same "bang for the buck" these days. Damn economy.
Which is worse, in your opinion? An academic or a smartass? They both have their merits!
Maybe Obama will turn out to be like those guys in school that were super-smarmy. Their "game" was -- that they had "no game." They act very innocent, then rear their ugly heads. Catches everyone off guard.
We have 2 years left with this guy in office. I certainly hope he's got something up his sleeve.
No. I'm talking about the President that won the Cold War without firing a shot. The one that had to clean up the mess left behind by his Democrat predecessor. I'm talking about the President that forced Iran to release the hostages on his first day in office, because they knew they would pay the price if they didn't.
While the significance of the deaths of those 16 marines should never be diminished, it must also be placed in context. It was the first time the US had participated in a multi- national peacekeeping force in the region. The unexpected terrorist attack was indeed tragic.
Inferring that Bin Laden somehow learned to beat America because of Ronald Reagan is a serious stretch. We can reserve that discussion for another thread.
I find your comment, "Reagan could only wish to have the integrety Obama does," laughable. History will be the judge. Not his JV cheering squad.
Wake Up America!
How is our great Nobel Prize winning Community Organizer going to handle Putin? Is there going to be another "Red Line" or is he going to "Reset" with Russia? Maybe Bathhouse Barry should challenge Putin to a golf match. Barry can bring his pal The Pimp With a Limp along for the ride.
I used to be on the other side of the fence regarding these types of issues. I would have been in favor of the US not getting involved... we aren't the world police... who made us judge & jury...etc...etc... After years of abiding by this brand of foreign policy, and now seeing the practical results of said policy, I firmly believe I was wrong in that sort of thinking.
It gives jerks like Putin the impression we can be railroaded, and won't stand up to him.
It gives other nations cause to doubt our word. Some of the weaker ones may switch sides, thinking we will treat their agreements in the same fashion.
Granted, this is all pure speculation on my part. I guess my main point was that this is the very first time I can realistically see the possibility of a major war.