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October 09, 2015

Obama: Putin's So, So Weak
Putin: I Wouldn't Say Obama is Weak At All

You understand the dynamic here, right? The weakling who's getting pummeled has to puff himself up and insist that the bully that's beating the shit out of him is really the weak one, while he himself is the strong one.

Meanwhile, the bully, who is getting everything he wants from the weakling, wishes to assuage the weakling and tell him to keep on doing what he's doing. After all, if the Weakling is rolling over for you, you don't want to say anything that could inspire any manly resistance which might, possibly, be buried under thick fatty layers of cowardice and passivity.

Steve Krofft got an earful of the Weakling's upside-down view of the universe, and, as Allahpundit says, "Kroft can hardly believe he’s hearing."

Steve Kroft: A year ago when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border. Now it's also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States-- America leads. We’re the indispensable nation. Mr. Putin seems to be challenging that leadership.

President Barack Obama: In what way? Let-- let's think about this-- let-- let--

Steve Kroft: Well, he's moved troops into Syria, for one. He's got people on the ground. Two, the Russians are conducting military operations in the Middle East for the first time since World War II.

President Barack Obama: So that's-- so that's--

Steve Kroft: bombing the people-- that we are supporting.

President Barack Obama: So that's leading, Steve? Let me ask you this question. When I came into office-- Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin.

Steve Kroft: Right, right, right.

President Barack Obama: Syria was Russia’s only ally in the region. And today, rather than being able to count on their support and maintain the base they had in Syria, which they’ve had for a long time. Mr. Putin now is devoting- his own troops, his own military, just to barely hold together by a thread his sole ally. And in Ukraine--

Steve Kroft: He's challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He
s challenging your leadership--

President Barack Obama: Well-- Steve, I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in, in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership.

Video of the link above. Worth watching to see the Weakling sputter about how manly he is.

A couple of weeks ago, Charlie Rose interviewed Vladimir Putin. Peggy Noonan digests it:

Asked what he thinks of President Obama, he deflected--coolly. "I don't think I'm entitled to give any views regarding the president of the United States... Our relations are businesslike. I believe that’s quite sufficient to comply with our functions."

Do Mr. Obama’s foreign policy actions "reflect a weakness"?

"I don't think so at all," said Mr. Putin. "I don't think that’s the case and I don’t intend to get involved in a domestic American skirmish."

One got the impression he wished it understood that he doesn’t outfox weaklings, he only beats champs.

The guy who's winning the fight doesn't have to keep whining that he's winning the fight. You can tell from the blood on his knuckles and the blood on the Weakling's face.

It's simply extraordinary how America has collapsed as any kind of plausible actor on the world stage, and how little remarked upon this is in America. Both our allies and enemies see that America has chosen to curl up in the fetal position and wait for death to take us.

It will, of course, get worse. The damage wrought by Obama will haunt America for a century. Even if a President seeks to undo his shameful legacy, our would-be allies will always know America could elect another Weakling at any moment, and they will factor that into their calculations as to who to align with.

Oh, Putin did take this dig at Obama, which he pretended was not a dig, just simple statement of fact. Actually, he's right; this is just a simple statement of fact:

[Putin said,] "I want you and your audience to finally realize that no one except for the Assad army is fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups now in Syria." U.S. efforts have been wanting: "It has to be said frankly this is a very low level of effectiveness. I'm not trying to be sarcastic here. I'm not trying to call someone out or to point fingers."

See, Putin is weak because he commands effective military action that has real impact in geopolitical terms; Obama, on the other hand, is strong, because he snipes at and bitch-talks other people.

Oh: And the actual big news from the first link is that Putin is bombing the hell out of the Free Syrian Army positions, thus freeing up Aleppo to be swarmed and captured... by ISIS.

You know, the guys Obama thinks Putin is bombing.




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