" The days of empire and spheres of influence are over. Bigger nations must not be allowed to bully the small, or impose their will at the barrel of a gun or with masked men taking over buildings. And the stroke of a pen can never legitimize the theft of a neighbor’s land. So we will not accept Russia’s occupation of Crimea or its violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty." Obama
“I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington, that’s par for the course,” Mr. Obama said Thursday during a Brussels press conference. Obama
I think it was Francis Fukuyama, the neocon historian who last tried to announce the end of history as humanity has experienced it. This did not end well for Fukuyama. History made a "house call" for him and bit him on the ass.
Now we have Obama sternly announcing that " The days of empire and spheres of influence are over." Say what? Which planet does he live on? Obama increasingly seems to be a very sheltered man who was educated on big fat scholarships at the "best" colleges and universities where he acquired the academically popular notion that humans and their societies are evolving toward a higher state in which there will be a world community governed by rules and "norms" that will protect the weak against the strong. This idea is the product of the musings of various European social scientists in the 19th Century. Just about all of them were members of some relatively weak group who desired to change the shape of history so that they would be safe from the strong. The coterie of Obamaites who the president has surrounded himself with all inhabit this "bubble" of belief.
Unfortunately for them and the rest of us outside the bubble the world has not changed. Putin treats this bleating with contempt, Assad is well on his way to emasculating the jihadis in Syria. Maliki grinds the faces of the Sunni Arabs with impunity. Al-Sissi will embark next week on his maximal effort to "destroy" the MB and other jihadi fanatics in Egypt. None of these people give a damn abut what Obama and his bubbleocracy think because they can tell reality from silliness. They know the difference between chicken salad and chicken shit.
In the world of the realists, it is important to have large numbers of hard, armed, people who will devote themselve to watching over the weak while they sleep lest the wolves come to feast. In pursuit of the goal of having such guardians. it has been necessary to create bodies of soldiers who will accept the task and will give themselves up for the task. Such people are often not ideal candidates for membership in Parent Teacher's Associations or the League of Women Voters. Women they may be, but if so, not likely to fit in well in today's effete American society.
In the case of Bergdahl fils, the president/commander in chief referred to him several time at Brussels as "someone's kid," and as a "child."
Well, I am here to tell you Mr. President that if you keep that up, you will have no hard people to watch over weak people. pl