Obama’s Syrian Strategy Laughed At By Our Allies

    Obama's Syrian Strategy Laughed At By Our Allies

    Ever since Vladimir Putin intervened in Syria to save his client, Bashar Assad, and thereby save Russian face, the Obama administration has been at a loss for how to react. They don’t have the guts to confront Putin in any meaningful way — his entire regime is an ongoing criminal conspiracy an could justifiably be shut off from Western travel and access to Western banks | Read More »

    Putin’s Next Play

    Putin's Next Play

    As I noted yesterday, Putin may be very opportunistic in his actions — something that has led the administration to gravely underestimate him — but he has a very steady strategic purpose in increasing Russian influence, creating a ring of buffer states, and sabotaging US and EU initiatives as a way of making Russia the more attractive ally. Putin is now in Syria because he | Read More »

    James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning

    James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning

    As I’ve noted, the Obama administration, after having been humiliated by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at virtually every turn has resorted to telling anyone who still listens to them that Putin is in over his head, doesn’t know what he’s doing, bogged down, due for defeat, etc. etc. Today James Clapper, our Director of National Intelligence, was the latest administration luminary to make the claim: Moscow’s escalating | Read More »

    Obama administration thinks Putin isn’t all that bright

    Obama administration thinks Putin isn't all that bright

    Under the Obama administration we’ve seen American foreign policy reduced to internet trolling. The State Department opposed Russian adventurism in Ukraine with a Twitter campaign: The administration reacted to the mass kidnapping and sexual enslavement of young girls in Nigeria with a Twitter campaign (I have to admit that she looks scary enough for many to consider releasing their sex slaves and laying down their | Read More »

    Despite administration denials, Russian ground attack is succeeding

    Despite administration denials, Russian ground attack is succeeding

    Last week forces allied with Syria strongman Bashar Assad kicked off their offensive with the aid of Russian air support. The administration was quick to proclaim this was going to be a quagmire for the Russians and result in ‘blowback.’ Right on schedule, left wing media began toeing the administration line: Assad’s first big Russia-backed campaign is not going well This, by the way, written by the | Read More »

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    Confirmed: Cuban forces arriving in Syria

    Yesterday, the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies reported that Cuban soldiers were in Syria: The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies has received information that General Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Head of the Cuban Armed Forces, visited Syria recently leading a group of Cuban military personnel sent by Cuba in support of Syria’s dictator Assad and Russian involvement in that country. The Cuban | Read More »

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    After getting its butt kicked, Obama administration warns Russia of Syrian “blowback”

    Ever since the Russians started their intervention in Syria, the theme coming out of the White House has been that the Russians will get “bogged down” in Syria. When you read stuff like: Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast they more or less hoped that Russia did dive into what they called the “quagmire” of Syria, a conflict that the U.S. has kept at | Read More »

    Obama to throw up hands and quit on Syria

    So three years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of shattered lives later the Obama administration is contemplating, according to Bloomberg, a “retreat” on Syria. A week into Russia’s military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for | Read More »

    State Department: Russia is only in Syria because we are winning

    State Department: Russia is only in Syria because we are winning

    Sometimes you really hope that the Obama administration thinks we are all so stupid that we believe whatever they say, because if they actually believe the stuff they are saying we are really f***ed. The Russian airstrikes on Syria are a sign that U.S. policy is working, a senior State Department official told shocked Syrian-American advocates in a private meeting on Monday. The “Russians wouldn’t | Read More »

    Obama unveils Syrian plan: ‘Strategic Paralysis’

    My colleague, Dan McLaughlin, wrote a must-read on Obama and Syria yesterday. In it we are given two models to choose from: Obama the Foreign Policy Wizard and Obama the Idiot. Anointing Obama a savant in every field has been an endeavor practiced by the American left with a devotion that would shame the North Korean media’s praise of the Kim du jour. The Nation has | Read More »

    The Russian infringement of Turkish airspace is bigger than it seems

    One of the many dangers of the grotesque lack of leadership shown by the Obama administration is that it gets a lot of people killed and raises the risk of a multi-national armed conflict breaking out for not particular policy end. This is not a case of Napoleon’s dictum about it being necessary to break eggs to make an omelet. Rather this what the Obama | Read More »

    Obama cries ‘no más’ in Syria

    Over the week end I posted on what I see to be the real Russian strategy in Syria: use highly provocative actions and statements to create a narrative that Russia is the dominant power and America is on the decline. This strategy is working because Obama apparently lives in a universe where everyone is working together to achieve what is good rather than the universe | Read More »

    Russia’s real game in Syria

    Russia's real game in Syria

    If you want to see why American influence is rapidly eroding in the world you need only to look at the clowns who are mismanaging our foreign policy in action. Via Politico: As Russia pounded Syria with air strikes for a second day Thursday, the Obama administration showed little appetite for directly challenging Moscow’s bold foray into the Middle Eastern conflict. Instead, the White House | Read More »

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    Hillary Clinton advocates war with Russia

    For someone who allegedly has experience in foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is sounding like a bit of a numbskull. In an apparent break with the Obama White House, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the creation of a no-fly zone inside Syria Thursday, the day after Russian warplanes started bombing rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I personally would be advocating now | Read More »

    Mom Jeans Foreign Policy

    President Obama has done one remarkable thing in his time in office — he has made the American left turn a blind eye to human rights abuses around the world. American soldiers are being sent home for defending boys who are being raped by Afghan soldiers. Meanwhile, the left is peddling articles noting that pedophilia is just another lifestyle choice. Cuban dissidents are still imprisoned | Read More »