Russia has let it be known that it is their intent, whether The United States likes it or not that they will now be conducting routine patrols, with nuclear capable bomber aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s right, The Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of The United States of America. And, Putin claims there ain’t much you can do, or gonna do about it.
All this of course is the result of the United States putting on pressure over the Baltic crisis by US economic sanctions. Of course, people are starting to ask what we are going to do in response to Putin stupidity? Is this guy just brasin? Is he half nuts, or running on a brick shy of a load. I don’t think so. He knows where to quit. He also knows that an attack on the United states would be suicide because both nuclear powers could fire a couple of nukes at each other and that would be the end of them both as well as the world. so, the idea that Putin figures he would wipe out the United states before we could get a shot off is pure fantasy.
He is just taunting us, and hoping that Obama might be stupid enough to take some political stand, bally hooting about how the Land of the Free will not tolerate the likes of Russia or any other Communist nation floating or flying their war machines anywhere near the US.
This is not 1962, or the a of the Cuban Missile Crisis, where president Kennedy stood his ground, made it clear that he would not tolerate Russian missiles in Cuba. Our guns were drawn, planes in the air, missiles on the ready, and we were at full alert status. Russia decided it wasn’t worth the cost, and pulled back. Kennedy got a feather in his cap for that one.
But, Obama, Full alert?…guns drawn?…Planes in the air?…Missiles on the ready?…Nahhh, I Don’t think so. Not a good idea. Putin is looking for a squabble, to get attention, and force the US to drop its economic sanctions. Our best bet is to wait it out. Respond when they get a little too close, and more or less send the message that as long as you stay out there, OK, but don’t even think about flying into the US proper, we will take decisive, immediate, defensive action and blow your plane out of the sky. We would expect you to do the same, and you should understand we shall and will defend the territories of the United States.
True, there was a day that Putin would never have even considered such folly. But, when one considers who he is dealing with, then I understand his rational. President Obama hasn’t got a clue on Foreign Affairs, or diplomacy, for that matter. Putin knows Obama is an arrogant, micro manager, who thinks he and he alone has the answers. He ignores his advisors, flys alone, and China and Russia have taken full advantage of the rookie in the room.
This is the one major area that has me concerned. Foreign affairs, and this presidents ability to deal with a real live major, winner takes all military crisis. The actual ability to step up to the plate, and deliver the ball. I don’t think he can do it. I think the Chinese know it, as does the Russians.
And that Dear Readers is why the next two years might very well become the most decisive years in the history of The United States. Because if we loose our footing we could loose the whole thing in a nut shell. The very concepts by which this country was founded on, the right to freedom, the right to liberty.
Have a good day…..and God Bless America!