On March 26, in what was clearly an act of war, a North Korean torpedo sank a south Korean ship, killing 46 sailors. The Obama administration reacted by expressing a strong amount of “caution.” Two months later, Hillary Clinton finally got around to calling the situation “highly precarious.” The Obama adminstration supported South Korea’s move to cut trade with North Korea but then made clear it was afraid – afraid of pissing off North Korea:
“We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation,”
This has become the hallmark of Obama foreign policy. Hillary Clinton has become Neville Chamberlain. I expect to hear that she’s gotten a “Peace with honour” accord with North Korea that will include a bundle of concessions. The US has been frustrated at the hands of the North Koreans before. A quick search for “North Korea reneges” yields 29,700 hits. But it’s not just North Korea. It seems to be the official policy of the Obama administration to have its ass kicked over and over and over.
Obama unilaterally decided to drop a plan for missile defense for Eastern Europe. Obama hoped to get support for sanctions against Iran in return without any commitment from Russia.
Obama’s climb down is likely to be seen by Russia as a victory for its uncompromising stance.
Today, however, analysts pointed out the decision would help Obama secure Moscow’s co-operation on a possible new sanctions package against Iran and would further his desire to “reset” relations with Moscow following a dismal period under the Bush administration.
How did that work out? Not so well:
Brazil, China, Russia: No To Iranian Sanctions
So what does one do when this approach fails? Why, you keep repeating it if you’re Obama.
Obama Accepts a Nuclear Iran
Iran’s obstinance continues to bear fruit:
The Obama administration on Friday removed sanctions against three Russian organizations the US had previously accused of assisting Iran’s effort to develop nuclear weapons.
Penalties against a fourth Russian entity previously accused of illicit arms sales to Syria were also lifted.
The timing of the decisions, published in Friday’s Federal Register but not otherwise announced by the State Department, suggested the possibility of a link to US efforts to win Russian support for a new UN Security Council resolution expanding sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
It didn’t work last time, so why not try it again?
And Obama has decided that Congress doesn’t need to know any of this. Maybe it’s to spare them the anguish of watching a great nation’s downward spin in the current of the commode.
We can’t says we weren’t warned, and warned by Obama himself.
Obama has made clear that his policy for the United States is to diminish us, to humiliate us, and to weaken us. Our adversaries, in return have also made clear their policy toward the US: