Are we in a Cold War now? A Cool War? Maybe it’s just tepid.
War and the rumors of war, like relationships, are complicated these days. Choices are many. Threats of economic sanctions, stern warnings and the withdrawal of diplomatic officials may or may not dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blunt force is effective, but not always efficient.
The mere suggestion of blunt force and dire consequences, however, has been helpful in the past. Recall that strategic deterrence and the old Strategic Air Command’s “peace through strength” motto persevered in difficult decades, back when Russia was the Soviet Union. But wait. There’s already some strategic deterrence afoot. Consider that when Mr. Putin simply parks a warship in Cuba or assembles black-clad, unidentified troops somewhere, he gets much press, and worries challengers plenty. The Russian president is tactically image-minded: Mr. Putin shaped the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics, which proved to be both global spectacle and handy political vehicle.
Another factor. A little saber rattling goes a long way: It is instantly magnified in the press, and even more so on social media. Why, imagine if Hollywood were to craft a buzzworthy, tweetable message that America’s arsenal and resolve are fully intact. So uh, look out.
Imagine the a(i)mature giving advice to the professional, or is it one progressive/communist to a communist/progressive.
A NEW PETITION to get this ball rolling !!!!!!!! Please sign and pass on !!!
Thank you for posting this. Hope all will read and circulate the link. I would add petition for voter ID's to eliminate fraud all together.
Whoever wrote that petition is missing other issues that are involved with voting laws, although those issues have to do with state government laws on voter fraud.
There is the issue of no ID requirement in some states. There is also the problem of the electoral college, but this is only a concern of the presidential vote. Plus we have a problem of voter dollars, the escalation of costs for political campaigning has gone wildly out of control, and seems there may be no end in sight. Democrats are silencing the voice of the individual patriot while allowing those of the Union, Big business, and foreign interests have unlimited spending on political campaign donating to whomever will support their ideals of back door deals. These problems continue to allow those of the political left to continue their socialistic agenda by way of polluting the leftist media with lies and deceit that are then taken as "The Honest to God's Truth" by the weak minded.
Sorry Johnny, your petition is weak.
I regret the fact that I did not proof read my own comment, therefore making my message weak as well. For that, I am sorry. The petition that you found has potential, but is riddled with a weak statement. I applaud you for bringing it to light, and having the guts to say anything. We all want the same thing and try to put into words of how we feel about injustices, and are trying to find solutions to obvious (only obvious to those with their eyes open to the world around them)problems that are targeting our freedoms. I also thank you for not being offended.
Currently, with a high-jacked ballot box, petitions are all rather weak -- your criticisms are not much more than what we get out of the ankle-biters that resist the enforcement of the existing, protective laws, that are being swept away.
If there is no alternative but armed revolt, all the comments and conversation are just pointless and only delays the onslaught that must ensue, is that what is wanted? I don't think so.
Generate your own assessments and assertions and add that to the many that must appear to get a greater growing number moving in the right direction. Constructive criticism followed by appropriate action is what gets it.
To put a finer point on it: Have you signed it?
Anyone remember Munich, 1938? Anyone remember the aftermath of that appeasement? Anyone????
The above picture is way off, it should show hussein obama on his knees. Putin has what it takes.
All those that voted for Obama should be exceedingly proud of what they did. If you look at all transgressions this President has made and how he and his "band of merry socialists" have put OUR Country on a downward spiral to destruction, it is nothing short of criminal. On Hannity last night he asked his audience why people have not stood up to the Administration? I was thinking very loudly: Because NO ONE LISTENS TO US!!! As I see it, the ONLY way we are going to be heard is to get out and Vote, and take everyone we know with us.