Concern: Supporting Putin’s Crimea Seizure …Russia’s New Pal, China

Vladimir Putin’s unapologetic and remorseless invasion of the Ukraine has gained steam in the face of the rest of the world’s ineffectual reaction to it. Monday brought with it fresh reason for alarm. Sky NEWS HD broke the startling news that Russia’s seizure in the Ukraine is supported by her once-bitter enemy, China.

Sky NEWS amplified: “Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov discussed Ukraine by telephone with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Monday, and claimed they had ‘broadly coinciding points of view’ on the situation there, according to a ministry statement.” That announcement is weightier than its bland demeanor implies.

Russia and China have been at each other’s throats since both adopted politically variant Communist strategies. Any new agreement between the two, on aggressive foreign policy decisions, offers ample grounds for what the Washington corridor would refer to as a “cause for concern.” Russia’s and China’s combined military strength are a more-than-ample retort to the incessant finger-wagging and mind-numbing, impotent “diplomatic” strategy that the rest of the Kumbaya world (U.N, EU and America) has of late advanced, despite evidence that it has never solved foreign policy problems. Never, in the entirety of recorded history. Not once.

Coupled with the news that Russia and China seem to be on the same page regarding Putin’s Ukrainian invasion comes another item disseminated Monday by the Washington Free Beacon: “U.S. intelligence agencies recently confirmed China’s development of a new intermediate-range nuclear missile (IRBM) called the Dongfeng-26C (DF-26C), U.S. officials said. The new missile is estimated to have a range of at least 2,200 miles—enough for Chinese military forces to conduct attacks on U.S. military facilities in Guam, a major hub for the Pentagon’s shift of U.S. forces to Asia Pacific.”

To make China’s ability to strike down U.S military forces easier the Washington Free Beacon adds: “As part of the force posture changes, several thousand Marines now based in Okinawa will be moved to Guam as part of the Asia pivot.” The missiles in question are not North Korean squibs; to quote Frank Nitty from The Untouchables America now enters the realm of “touchable.”

Fox NEWS quotes UN Ambassador Samantha Power. Her indignant statements included power-house phrases like “dangerous military intervention” and insisting it is a violation of military law coupled with a demand that “it must stop.” CNBC intimates that there is nothing to see here because if Russia ticks off the EU, that would alienate Russia’s largest purchaser of Russian fuel. Nonsense, since all of Europe is slave to Russian oil. But, as long as one is indulging in hypothetical panaceas, wouldn’t China’s population of over 1.3 billion people more than make up for an ever-dwindling European economy?

Human Events shared a more rational observation from House Intelligence Chair, Mike Rogers (R-MI): “ ‘Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles.’  The degree of disconnect between reality on the ground in the Crimean region, and the Obama Administration’s hapless stream of babble and bluster, is amazing.” The Financial Times summed it up perfectly: “Putin cooks up Obama’s chicken Kiev moment.”

No one could reasonably advocate a weakened, U.S. military response to Putin’s check move on the world chess table; especially since The Lyin’ King is doing everything in his power to decimate our military might even further. At full strength, the threat would make an armed response unnecessary. The Lyin’ King promised Putin America’s military capitulation, under the table, prior to his 2012 re-anointment.

But the problem goes much deeper. The Imperial President’s posturing, “Oh yeah?” chin wag while presenting his posterior to aggressors has proven to be nothing but fanatical conviction. He cannot even be bothered to attend security meetings involving the Ukraine. Puerile nonsense issues from him like an unstoppable font of puke. The years of his regime has achieved nothing but drowning the world in chaos and has been designed to lull a gullible nation into continuing to purchase his fantasy bridges. He is as incapable of wielding “diplomacy “as he is of throwing a baseball. Yes, Putin has read The Lyin’ King perfectly.

Leftists continue to misread Ronald Reagan’s policy of peace through strength, choosing instead to label it war mongering. Such will never admit that all the wishful thinking in the world won’t deter peoples that only recognize strength. A disastrous “Arab Spring” should have brought that lesson home. Perhaps the likelihood of an alliance between Russia and China will.

Image: Courtesy of: http://www.thedailydigest.org/2014/03/01/crimea-asks-russia-for-more-troops/

Marilyn Assenheim

About the author, Marilyn Assenheim: Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area. View all articles by Marilyn Assenheim

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