If tired, old, incompetent Hillary Clinton follows Barack Obama into the White House we'll have a fourth (and possibly fifth) term of Jimmy Carter; and this at a time when ironically Carter himself says America is a declining superpower "inevitably" losing credibility, influence and prestige on the world stage (see).
It is absolutely certain, as the facts indisputably prove, that Donald Trump, CNN and Forbes Magazine are correct in their assessment of Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama; that the Russian KGB strongman (villain though he be) has comparatively been a stronger and more effective leader for the Russian people (and on the world stage) than has been our weak, retreating, passive, lead from behind, failed, reset appeasing, apologetic president for our declining country.
BEHOLD! the great enabler (with Hillary Clinton) of post-Soviet Russian power; and the greatest enabler (with Hillary) of radical Islamic terrorist Iran since Jimmy Carter and fall of the shah.
America is a rudderless nation without purpose, direction and aim adrift on a sea of growing troubles. While the Russian people want to make their country great again and have a tremendously popular leader hell-bent doing just that. Mike Pence defending Trump said it best: "Obama [I paraphrase] is running the longest, unprofessional amateur hour show since Ted Mack." And he'll go down in history as one of our worst presidents.
Indeed, it is a fact (denied by Obama Kool-aid drinkers) that Russia today under Putin (thanks to Obama and Hillary) is more prestigious internationally and commands more respect than at any time since the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union; and that the aggressive, pro-active, Make Russia Great Again Vladimir Putin, taking full advantage of America's vacuüm-creating retreat, overshadows (sad to say) Obama as a world leader. It's as if Obama is the great anti-Reagan boosting and enabling Russian power where Ronald Reagan greatly diminished and disabled it pushing Soviet Russia over the cliff into bankruptcy and ruin; what Putin called "the greatest geo-political tragedy of the 20th century" that he's now hell-bent on reversing.
Just look at the facts from the very start when Obama was running for president in 2008, and how terribly misguided, wrongheaded and delusional he's has been about himself, Putin, Russia, Assad, Syria and much, much else.
With unintended help from the great confused blundering enabler Vladimir Putin is making Russia great again; he's slowly, carefully, methodically reestablishing his country as a world power. And the Russian people love him for it despite the economic loses it has caused.
Both Forbes above (see) and CNN below (see)
rank Vladimir Putin as the "world's most powerful man."
BELOW IS A REVISED REPOST OF A PIECE I WROTE LAST YEAR TITLED, "THE FOREIGN POLICY "GENIUS" OF BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN ON RUSSIA, PUTIN, ASSAD AND SYRIA."
During the 2008 presidential campaign Team Obama said about their fresh, charming, charismatic candidate that his opposition to the Iraq War (the "dumb war" as he called it) was all the proof the American people needed that they could trust his judgement on international affairs; and that he'd make a better, smarter, more effective foreign policy president (using "smart power" and "soft power"*) than the neo-Con interventionist George W. Bush-undoing eight years of disaster and restoring America's prestige and image in the world.
*Walking softly and carrying a tooth pick.
During an April 2008 campaign rally in San Francisco Obama when asked by a reporter about John McCain and Hillary Clinton criticizing his lack of experience in international affairs boasted, “Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton and Senator McCain (see)."
In October 2008 at a Seattle fundraiser Joe Biden effusively praised Obama as being a man with an unbreakable "spine of steel;" and predicted that as president he'd prove equal to and triumph over any overseas test and challenge to US power coming from "Russia, the Middle East or wherever (see)."
Biden at Munich Conference.
In February 2009 at a security conference in Munich (the city of war causing appeasement which set the stage for World War II) Biden announced that resetting relations with Russia would have a high priority with the Obama administration. Three days later, as an ominous sign of failure to come, a US and Russian satellite collided catastrophically over frigid Siberia-as if anticipating a new period of conflict with Russia and cold war. This type of collision never happened before (see).
Astonishingly, in July 2009 Joe Biden in an interview with the Wall Street Journal confidently predicted that "an economically and politically weakened Russia would have no choice but to coöperate with America and bend to our [Obama's] will (see)."
Portentiously in September 17, 2009 (70th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's invasion of Poland), in a major appeasement-reset move toward Russia, Obama and Clinton shocked our allies by canceling the deployment of a missile defense shield to Poland and Eastern Europe (see). Vladimir Putin delighted with the move praised Obama for doing "a very brave thing."
In 2011 with the Arab Spring revolt spreading to Syria (its violent phase inspired by Obama's intervention in Libya) Obama said that Russian/Iranian ally Bashar Assad "had to go." But compared to what he did in Libya to bring down Kaddafy Obama did little or nothing to make that happen (see).
Kaddafy dead. Killed by rebels. Believed by Obama and Hillary to be mass murderer Bashar Assad's just fate.
In 2012 with tens and thousands of Syrians dead Obama and Hillary Clinton confidently predicted that 'Assad's days were numbered." In other words, Obama and Clinton were predicting that Assad (the worst mass murderer and war criminal of the 21st century) would share Kaddafy's fate and eventually succumb to US backed rebel forces who'd prevail like their Libyan counterparts.
In August 2012 an optimistic Obama confident that Assad wouldn't dare use his huge stockpile of illegal chemical WMDs drew a red line in the sand warning him of dire consequences if he crossed it and used them. Defiantly Assad used them and horribly killed people. Obama did nothing except (with Putin's help) negotiate a worthless treaty with Assad where he agreed to destroy his entire stockpile of WMDs and the infrastructure used in making them. Since then Assad (using chlorine gas) has defiantly launched new chemical attacks on his people and has given up and destroyed only a fraction of his WMD stockpile and none of his infrastructure. In fact, Assad (like Saddam Hussein) still employs his WMD and nuclear scientists* keeping them on the government payroll (see).
*In 2007 Israeli war planes destroyed an illegal Syrian nuclear weapons plant being built with help from North Korea and Iran (see).
The vital role Russia played in negotiating Syria's (worthless) Chemical Weapons Treaty (prelude to the worthless Iran nuke deal) led Obama to believe that it foreshadowed a partnership with Putin in peacefully removing Assad from power and bringing democracy (which Putin hates) to Syria.
In his October 2012 debate with Mitt Romney Obama said that his rival was wrong about Russia being America's "number one geopolitical foe" and that he was stuck in a "cold war mentality." The one who was "stuck" however was our delusional president on the stupid notion that his cowardly reset butt kissing of Putin would pay off; and he would win over his heart and mind making him a partner and ally (see and see).
August 1, 2013, a defiant Vladimir Putin ignoring pleas and warnings from the great enabling appeaser in Washington grants traitorous NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden asylum in Russia for "12 months." It's now three years and Snowden is still there.
In 2014 a mortified Obama his reset agenda in ruins predicted that Russia would be isolated politically, diplomatically and economically if it continued its aggression against Ukraine and annexed Crimea (see).
‘Surprise’: Russia orders U.S. airplanes out of Syrian airspace as it begins airstrikes on anti-Assad rebels, not ISIS · Twitch
Then in October of last year Obama predicted that a geopolitically supercharged and surging Russia was stepping into a military "quagmire" in war torn Syria. At the time I raised the question, "After so many failed predictions and bad calls on Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, al Qaida, ISIS etc. what are the chances that the man who boasted seven years ago that foreign policy was his strong suit is right about a coming disastrous "quagmire" for Russia in Syria?" I correctly answered
Putin's bombing campaign has overwhelmed us.'
BEHOLD, OBAMA'S PREDICTED "QUAGMIRE" FOR PUTIN IN SYRIA.
Syrian rebels captured by Putin and Assad.
Yeah, for Russia it's 1979 Afghanistan all over again under its heedless, Make Russia Great Again, neo-imperialist leader. If only he had listened to the brilliant, farsighted, Nobel Prize winning mastermind in the White House Russia wouldn't be in the pickle it's in today./sarc.
The great blundering foolish enabler of post-Soviet Russian power on the right (failed at bending Russia to his will) getting no thanks from hard, cold KGB Putin.
WHAT A JOKE!
What's sealed is Bashar Assad, the greatest mass murdering war criminal of the 21st century staying in power.
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