Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Indecision is irrationality though if it becomes a pattern. When Russian Spetsnaz are murdering your allies in their own country and you have no even basic direction and your allies are asking what's going on that sounds the near definition of irrational by even the most generous measurements. I don't think Obama was ready for the presidency geopoliticaly. He's getting geopolitically raped by Russia. He clearly doesn't know even the basic about Russian sentiments and how they see that part of the world. It's somewhat embarrassing.
Absolutely. Obama should have committed US forces (possibly a clone army) to Ukraine to fight the separatists, and he should be nuking both the entire Middle East (except Israel) and Moscow as we speak.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Me too. You never did prove your CIA/Ukraine conspiracy.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
"He's both a secret Muslin turrist and a radical Black Liberation Theology Christian. He's also a fascist war-monger and a communist wealth re-distributor. He's a pussy who capitulates to foreign governments, and a wannabe Steven Seagal who brutally orders the execution of innocent people. He's a do-nothing empty suit who has single-handedly destroyed the country."
From an old Political Psychology textbook of mine:
When decision makers hold the so-called colonial image of another country, they consider that country and its people to be inferior in terms of culture and capabilities. They also assume that the people are incompetent and childlike, and are ruled by a small elite who are generally not a threat and who are often corrupt.
When an enemy image is held, that country is seen as equal in capability and culture and threatening in intentions. The enemy is ruled by a small elite, but one that can cleverly strategize policies that will attempt to hurt the perceivers country. The tactics used in responding to such a state are global in focus, competitive, and noncompromising, because you cannot trust such a country.
An ally image is perceived as equal in terms of capability and culture, but also very similar to your country in values. Intentions of an ally are believed to be good.
A country with a barbarian image are regarded as superior in capability and inferior in culture. They are also aggressive in intentions, which makes them very frightening.
A country with an imperialist imagine is perceived to be superior in culture and capability but its intentions can be either harmful or benevolent. Either way, imperialists are a dominant people, and resisting them would be very difficult.
A country with a rogue image is deemed to be inferior in capability and culture but also very harmful in its intentions.
Lastly, there is the country with the degenerate image, which may be powerful and culturally advanced, but also weak-willed, undisciplined, and lacking the will to follow through on expressed goals and plans of action.
I'd say that last is how we are generally viewed by the Putins, the Assads, the Khameini's, etc. of the world.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump