Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - Aol News






(and former presidential candidate) bearing the initials JFK (John Forbes Kerry) signing an agreement with Moscow on Ukraine, falling ominously on the 53rd anniversary of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion-a Cold War victory for Russia and Castro's Communist Cuba. Not a very auspicious sign for this ill-fated administration and its rudderless foreign policy.

The big question now is this: are we headed toward a conflict with Russia similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis that drew our two countries close to nuclear war? It looks that way. Putin (like Khrushchev with Kennedy) seems intent on testing Obama's strength and resolve to the limit; and this can take us down a very dangerous path as signified by the US/Russian satellite catastrophe over Siberia five years ago just three days from Biden's ominous conference in Munich...where resetting relations with Russia was announced. Putin's on a roll and he's not going to stop until Obama, like Kennedy, says "ENOUGH!" and chances war and a nuclear confrontation.

UPDATE -10-24-2014

As JFK's brother Robert was his chief advisor during the Cuban Missile Crisis (see) it is fascinating to note that yesterday October 23nd (the 52nd anniversray of day nine of the Cuban Missile Crisis) that Robert Kennedy's Press Secretary Frank Mankiewicz died at age 90. Is this another warning of what lies ahead for America's deteriorating relations with Russia?





  1. Over 70 years ago:

    Neville Chamberlain returning from Munich landed at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938, and spoke to the crowds there:

    “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: ‘ … We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.'”

    Later that day he stood outside 10 Downing Street and again read from the document and concluded:

    “My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”

    And here we go again.

  2. Classic negotiating strategy. Russia put pressure on the eastern provinces, then magnanimously hands them back. Meanwhile he has Crimea in his pocket .The deal is, Putin wins.

    1. We had a bomb shelter in our house when I was growing up stored with enough food and water to keep our family of four for 60 days. Hope I won’t regret selling the house after my parents died.

    1. Well, if you can’t trust an ex-secret policeman of a totalitarian empire who has amassed a multi-billion dollar fortune while working as a low paid politician, who can you trust?

  3. “Peace for Our Time?”

    It didn’t play well for Neville Chamberlain and I agree with Apollo it isn’t going to play well now with his reincarnation in the White House.

    1. First of all, this is not 1938 but more importantly unlike what might have happened just a few decades ago tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets to voice their objections to Putin’s adventurism. The combination of pressure from his own people and sanctions and diplomatic pressure from the broader world community have at least for the time being brought Putin to his senses or at least caused him to reconsider his plans.

      Also, nobody at this point is just saying ‘It’s all good”, its more like “Peace for the moment, but the whole world is watching”.

      1. I don’t believe that Putin will pay any attention to this so called deal. He is hell bent on expanding the borders of Mother Russia. He wants to take back what Gorbachev lost and no agreement will turn him around.

        1. You’re perfectly correct. Putin absolutely needs a land bridge from Russia to the Crimea so while things may quiet down for now you can look for him to be back for a second bite at the apple possibly after the elections in November.

        2. He is hell bent on expanding the borders of Mother Russia? You are on deluded person. The evidence shows that the root of the problem is the EU/US designs on Ukraine. Some Russians in Ukraine don’t like it and they want to be with Russia, why is it that you cannot accept that? The double standards here are horrendous and just continues to erode American credibility. While your government is supporting muslim psychopaths in Syria to overthrow that democratically elected government too. Obama is guilty of treason in fact for providing aid and comfort to the enemy, because these same Islamists are continuously threatening America as they go about their genocide on the Syrians with American weapons and support. This is a crime against humanity. If Americans had any sense whatsoever they would impeach Obama and get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood who are installed in the White House. But instead Americans are more worried about Russia. Do you think Obama would allow Americans to riot and overthrow his government?

  4. I truly think that most of us have got the wrong end of the stick about Russia. Russia did not initiate the problem for Ukraine or Crimea. If you look closer, very much closer, you will see muslims in disguise. It is Iran and Turkey that are perhaps conspiring to blame Russia for its supportive stance over people who prefer Russia really. It is certain that the rife Jew hatred is muslim inspired, as it has been for the past 1400 years already. Iran wants to war, so do most of the muslims in the middle east and further, they want to take down Russia. Obama should do what he does best and pull out of any kind of war noise towards Russia. Indeed, is this the Americans fight? No, it is not. And this dispute can be settled in other more peaceful ways at this stage.

    The notorious Hizb-Ut-Tahrir islamists were supporting the “Maidan” militants. It’s not news. Chechen saudi-funded wahhabi groups were rooting for “Maidan” as well.
    At the same time, Russians plan to crack down on Hizb’-Ut-Tahrir and wahhabi front groups in Crimea, where such islamic terrorist organizations were trying to recruit local (nominally muslim) Tatar population into their ranks. The DUMK Muslim Meijilis government in waiting is in Crimea. Islam as expanded fast in the last while with many mosques going up. There are 2 million muslims in Ukraine.

    1. Putin’s ambitions for restoring and projecting Russian power extend beyond Ukraine and the near abroad right straight into our hemisphere were he is working on agreements with the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua for using their naval and military facilities. Like it or not we’re on a dangerous collision course with Russia aggravated by a weak, retreating president with a rudderless foreign policy that’s emboldening our adversaries and drawing us closer and closer to war. What this has to do with radical Moslems (who themselves are embroiled in a growing sectarian Shia-Sunni conflict) is beyond me.

      Google “Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers | CNS News.”

      1. Why is that the USA want to believe that Russia is doing this in order to launch a war on their territory? Can we apply the same thought process to American bases all over the world in other countries? Perhaps the very reason the Russians are installing bases in South America is as a reaction to what they may be seeing as a threat from America? So only America can set up military bases, like they would like to do in Ukraine too?

        The fact remains that the muslims are warring in Syria and Iraq. The muslims want to start a world war. They intend taking Syria further into Europe. One way for Iran to destroy America is to get Russia to do it for them. The muslims are at the heart of this problem. I am convinced of this. This also accounts for the Muslim Nazi hatred that is evidenced in Ukraine.

        Your fears and believing that Obama is weak is pathetic. Do you really want to get into another war? Especially with Russia? Which will then bring in China and Iran and every other muslim country will unite with them too, even North Korea. America has created a lot of enemies for itself. Ukraine in fact has got nothing to do with the USA and far more to do with Russia. Let the EU sort it out since this is what it is all about.

        1. That bungling, incompetent amateur in the White House is your idea of a strong leader? Compared to who? Lincoln? FDR? Churchill? Reagan? Margret Thatcher? If they were alive they’d be opposed to him and disgusted with his epically failing presidency.

          1. What I meant to say that you premise the inability or failure of the US to go to war with Ukraine. My apologies. Americans surely elected the worst of the lot with Obama who appears to be on a mission to weaken the US and make it the mockery and derision of the world. And he is doing a very good job at it to. But the solution here is not to go to war with Russia, and definitely not for the sake of Ukraine.

  5. Lea writes nonsense. If in the event of a war between the US/NATO and Russia the Muslim world would be divided. Turkey (a NATO member), Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, the Emirates, Yemen, Indonesia, Bahrain, etc. would side with America and the West. Iran, Syria, Kazakistan and possibly Lebanon, Iraq and Gaza would side with Russia. In other words, most of the Muslim world would support us in such a conflict.

    1. Do you not know, have you never heard, that when it comes to the big and little Satan all muslims are in agreement. Americans just cannot accept and come to terms with the fact that muslims hate you, and even the muslims in your country. I deal with them all the time on the internet. Time to face the ugly truth about the fact that you have been aiding and abetting your enemy in your own demise.

      1. You’re preaching to the choir. This is a counter-jihad website. Muslims divide the world between the House of God and Peace (Islam), and the House of Satan and War (all unbelievers). And Allah commands that Islam war on unbelievers until the House of Satan is destroyed.

        1. I just landed here but for Americans to believe that in the current political situation that muslims are going to be their allies is just scarey. Should America enter into a world war at this stage you will find that the muslims in America will be attacking you Syria style. Muslims shouldn’t even be in your government and military. And Obama is a criminal yet Americans are sitting around waiting for judgement day. Americans don’t seem to realise that the free world needs America to help us stop them not help them. Why is there not a stronger push to have Obama impeached? Start doing something, start protesting, stop paying your taxes en masse, just do something to let your government know that you will not tolerate what they are doing.

  6. Ukraine also had a democratically elected government. And the people who are delusional are americans who actually believe they are living in a democracy. Your vote counts for even less. Your government and its officials are owned by private interest groups. The disrespect you show towards other people is overwhelming. I now understand why it is that Obama can bomb Libya and hand it over to the islamist psychopaths as well as assist the current islamist genocide of the Syrians. It is utterly disgusting to say the least and just the dumbest thing because the muslims who you are doing this for HATE YOU. America keeps picking the wrong side and for all the world, it looks like you are the terrorists now. Do you like that position?
    Do you even know what is happening in the Egypt and Syria and Iraq to innocent civilians caught up in the muslim wars? Take a look:
    Have a look at the psychosis of these muslims, the brutal beheadings and rapes and more… It seems you Americans do have the blood of the innocents on your hands. Recently these psychopaths of islam were given American tanks too. If Americans had any balls and brains they would have impeached Obama by now. You have no room to speak or play when it comes to other countries like Russia. America has lost its credibility. This is really sad, so sad and unbelievable. I suppose your next president will be even worse because the only choices you have is between 2 parties who are in fact one party.

  7. During the Cold War the Muslim world was divided between America and Russia. For example Saudi Arabia cooperated with the Reagan administration in lowering oil prices through increased oil production to crash the Soviet economy. This helped us to win the Cold War. When it suits their interests Muslim nations will ally with us.


      I have a very strong feeling that this time round that it will not work quite that way. Impeach Obama. He is selling out your country. Have a look at progressive Sweden and this is what you can expect for yourselves because you are too scared to do anything lest you be called a racist and islamophobe, a Zionist agent right wing nutjob. Swedes are submissive and suffer from conflictophobia.

      And this is probably already happening not that you have noticed since it is just considered another crime, can’t highlight the fact that it is muslims: with video on Muslims demanding housing from the Swedes
      America think immigration is good for them because the so called propaganda case studies at telling you that. It may have been so in the past but not anymore. Now it is just negative.

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