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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the same that has said “I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet”, and “The U.S. throws stones to Latin America”, has acquired thousands of missiles from the Russian government to supposedly aid Venezuela in a conflict with Colombia. However, as reported by the Associated Press, Colombia and Washington deny having any plans to attack Venezuela, but Chavez argues they are plotting together a military offensive against Venezuela. He argues that the weapons accumulation is merely a precautionary measure.
With President Chavez’s long history of hate towards the USA, one has to wonder why our supposed friend Russia would provide him with such a weapons cache. And this is just a tip of the iceberg in that which Russia has provided Venezuela and is yet to provide in the future. They have in the past, since 2005, allowed Chavez to purchase 24 Sukhoi fighter jets, dozens of attack helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles. And soon the Venezuelan President will be also acquiring Russian tanks. The Russian government has given him a $2.2 billion dollar line of credit in which Chavez can use to continue to purchase military arms.
This may be looking too far into it, but could Russia be arming this dictator for their own purposes? It seems like a substantial amount of weaponry for a battle with Colombia. There is no doubt that both have a distaste for the United States of America. Hugo Chavez himself has said, “We must tell the world, down with the U.S. empire.” And then with Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, being an ex-head of the KGB just before the fall of the soviet union calling the shots, who knows what the real intentions of these two countries are really. Here lately Russia has been siding with our enemies around the world more often than not, and like the old saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.”
Just a few articles about Russia siding with U.S. enemies (sometimes they side with the U.S. then turn around and do the opposite, like not wanting to impose further sanctions):
As we all know President Barack Obama has this utopian ideology that he can create a world without nuclear weapons through sitting down and talking with the thug leaders of the countries determined to become a nuclear power. We heard in his speech to the UN about this wishful thinking, all while other powerful world leaders quietly stood by in disbelief at the weakness of the new American President. While giving that address Obama and other UN officials were fully aware of Iran having the hidden nuclear facility that was revealed to the public the following day. But instead of taking advantage of the audience that he had, Obama brushed of the Iranian threat as if it was a third world country trying to create its own clothes line. Obama should have used the timing to rally international support and prepare to take action against Iran and their long history of illegal tactics as soon as possible.
This left world leaders who are accustomed to a strong United States of America perplexed. The America that the world, and all of us, knew was one that would not stand for the rebellious acts of Iran and North Korea. But, trying not to “spoil the image of success” for President Obama, the foreign leaders remained silent at the Summit and tossed the information they had planned to discuss regarding Iran’s latest deceit.
President Sarkozy has been the most vocal about his disapproval of Obama’s foreign policy and handling of the current nuclear crises. In Sarkozy’s remarks which he mockingly called the “dream” of disarmament, he said:
“I support America’s ‘extended hand.’ But what have these proposals for dialogue produced for the international community? Nothing but more enriched uranium and more centrifuges. And last but not least, it has resulted in a statement by Iranian leaders calling for wiping off the map a Member of the United Nations. What are we to do? What conclusions are we to draw? At a certain moment hard facts will force us to make decisions.”
How can it be that the President of France is showing more strength and resolve than the President of the United States? Not to mention this is happening while our leader is off lobbying for the Olympics to be held in Chicago in what seems to be either an effort to ignore the crises at hand or blatant proof of just how far in over his head Obama is with foreign affairs. He even sees fit to “sit down” with the Iranian leader to discuss solutions to their nuclear rebellion. It is an outrage and an embarrassment that our President is conducting himself in this manner, he really needs to get a backbone and fast. It is a sad day when over seas news publishes references to the weakness of America’s leadership; which is what I will leave you with, the words of how we are now seen. As stated in the Telegraph, “Barack Obama’s weakness on the world stage will inevitably lead to the decline of America as a superpower. That’s not “smart power” – it’ is a policy of defeat.”
Also see previous posts:
There is a lot going on in the world today, and that is especially true for the United States of America. On top of an unsteady economy, there are nuclear threats to our allies from Iran, North Korea testing war heads, the world wanting to dump the American dollar, the losing war in Afghanistan, and countless other foreign and domestic issues that require the attention of the US Commander in Chief. But where is our President? Aside from a meeting here and there for what President Obama calls “foreign policy”, he can be found working out, playing 18 holes of golf, enjoying tax funded concerts, hosting tax funded dinners, and as of recently, pulling for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago. I sure am glad he has his priorities straight.
President Obama felt it was necessary to fly to Denmark to lobby for the Olympics in 2016 to be held in the US city of Chicago, elevating this “issue” to a matter of national importance. It is the first time EVER in history that an American President has appeared before the Olympic Committee to bring the games to the country.
I suppose our other international matters are not as pressing. After all, nuclear threats, failing economy, debates in the White House over numerous bills, are not what America needs to focus on at this time. Right? And when you can spend your time and tax payers’ dollars on fun, who wouldn’t take advantage of the down time? You can simply ignore the warnings of a losing war, let other foreign leaders handle the terrorists, and tell the American people things are going great. Oh, and to make yourself look better be sure to get on TV a lot. You know, make advertisements for late night television, hang out with Jay Leno, and appear on every news station to voice your agenda (except for the conservative ones, you wouldn’t want any confrontation).
I think that President Obama is treating his presidency more like a multi-billion dollar company that needs only selective attention rather than a country with a variety of matters. He pays little attention to the issues that do need his immediate attention and blows off the ideas and recommendations of anyone that has conflicting ideas for Obama’s agenda. He has not met with House Republicans since April to review the over 800 amendments they have proposed. He has only spoken with General McChrystal, whom he put in charge of the war in Afghanistan, one time since appointing him even after the warning of losing the war and the request for more troops. Obama treated the G20 Summit like a tree huger convention with a touch of one world planning, and spends a lot of his time relaxing, touring over seas, sight seeing, and lobbying for the Olympics. The only thing I have seen a lot of effort on from the President is his health care reform agenda in which there has been much time spent covering up lies, keeping the people who are for it convinced, and making sure that no one knows that the “other side” has offered many alternatives. I am all for “family night” and a little weekend down time, but Obama seems to do it quite often and not just on the weekends. The election is over Mr. President, it is time to take charge and protect and serve your country as you have promised.
Today, September 23, 2009, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in his presidency. In what sounded like more of a sales pitch than a speech, Obama almost immediately starts with summing up what he has “accomplished” during his first 9 months in office. Recapping everything from closing Guantanamo Bay to the billions of dollars flushed down the toilet investing in “clean energy”. He seemed anxious to make himself look good for the very little he has done. And, of course, there was heavy focus on climate change and what we should supposedly do about this non existing problem that will inevitably bring about the world’s economic collapse all on it’s own. But, I will not go into the whole “climate” issues discussed (the very last link at the bottom of this post goes into climate change) because I am personally growing tired of the same old rhetoric and lies in regards to the false notion that man can somehow destroy what God himself has made.
One of the President’s other main focuses was on what seems to me promises and hopes of a false peace. One of the ways is by a treaty to have every nation end having nuclear weapons. He told the U.N. General Assembly, “I have outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama thinks that through this treaty that the world will somehow negotiate a “world without nuclear weapons.” If that isn’t the biggest load of manure I have ever heard! Yes, I can see every nation trusting the others to lay down all their weapons. I really doubt that will truly happen. Obama even suggested that countries such as Iran and North Korea “must face consequences,” but he did not specify what that would be. He did say that America would be holding up their end of the bargain, so we can look forward to Obama further weakening our military and our means of protecting our nation.
The other false peace, that which we know will never happen, Israel and Palestine living peacefully with a 2 state solution. First of all, it is not our land to give Palestine. We have no right to try to force the Israelis out of their land. But, Mr. Obama seems to think that he does. He said “the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem.” I do not know what the solution is for the Palestinians, but I do know that we can not force Israel to give up their own land. This will never bring peace.
Now, the part of President Obama’s speech that caught my attention the most was a seemingly sneaky way of talking about world order. Or maybe not so sneaky, this is the first part that really opened up that topic with Obama stating:
“In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.”
President Obama then continues to tell the General Assembly that they don’t want to be the generation that dragged the arguments of the 20th century into the 21st, but rather they should be the generation “that comes together to serve the common interests of human beings, and finally gives meaning to the promise embedded in the name given to this institution: the United Nations.” So, the ground work for a “new world order” is being placed. It seems that Obama feels more at home being the “President” of the world, than he does the President of the United States.
As far as I know, no sitting President in the United States has ever made so many apologies or bashed America so much as Obama has in his thus far short term. He has insulted our past presidents and the American people as a whole in the way that he bows down (literally and figuratively) before foreign leaders with no regard for the dignity and exceptionalism of the United States of America. No country has ever so deeply sacrificed or given so much blood for the cause of freedom and happiness around the world. Yet, Obama seems only to be concerned in selling him self to the rest of the nations on earth. God help us all.
This article is 100% opinion based solely on the script of the actual UN speech by President Obama as seen here:
Other useful links:
Here we go again, another enemy of the U.S. getting support from Russia to develop nuclear power. Except this time the country is much closer to our shores. Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, said the other day that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin agreed to help Venezuela’s nuclear energy program during a meeting in Moscow last week. Of coarse Chavez stated that their goal of nuclear power is just for peaceful purposes and not to build a bomb. Isn’t that what both North Korea and Iran said? With North Korea threatening a third nuclear explosion test and Iran having enough low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon, stated by a senior U.S. diplomat in The Washington Post, one could only wonder what would happen if Chavez could get his hands on that same kind of material. What would he do with it? He claims that it would be for peace energy purposes, but with his hatred for the U.S. and its’ allies in South America one could only assume that he would use such power to inflict his will on all the countries around the region.
Also, what in the world is Russia up to? For the past eight years Russia has done a lot of supporting most of the U.S.’s enemies around the world. Supplying them with weapons that could help them in defending their countries against American attack or voting against U.S. led UN sanctions in the Security Counsel against countries like Iran. Not to mention Russia patrolling with nuclear-powered attack subs off our eastern seaboard. Why do they need to do that, if we are supposed to have a good diplomatic relationship? Do they want to go back to the way things were during the Cold War? Or are they planning something more sinister? One can only wonder.