April 20, 2015

Obama shrugs off Russia's weapons sale to Iran; "Diplomats around the world literally gasped"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

NATO commanders say there have been 400 attempted incursions by Russian bombers into Allied airspace in the last year.

That's just one indication that tensions between Canada and Russia are rising and that a new Cold War is upon us.

Here's another:

Russia is now providing weapons systems to Iran.

Obama's reaction?

He shrugged it off.

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commented 2015-04-21 19:11:38 -0400
Well it’s sure starting to ‘feel’ like the end is near…
commented 2015-04-21 12:54:53 -0400
So we are supposed to believe Russia is making a sale of weapons to Iran because they need the money? Nothing to see here folks move along. Obama is in Putin’s pocket.
commented 2015-04-21 11:18:13 -0400
To claim there is no Russian troops in Ukraine is absurd. The lies we are given are so stupid they insult what little intelligence we do have. Putin claiming it is just soldiers on their holidays going to Ukraine to fight. Nice. Does he let them borrow the tanks and make them promise to fill the gas tank when they return it? Where did Ukraine get all those tanks? Oh yeah I forgot it is just video games we were watching on the tv news not real video. You won’t find a responsible government in the world that swallows this nonsense. Oh and the captured Russian soldiers said to say hi.
commented 2015-04-21 10:52:12 -0400
“The United States and other world powers have said that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are a clear violation of its international agreements. One of those agreements is known as the Budapest Memorandum signed in 1994.”

" When the Soviet Union collapsed, Ukraine had on its territory the world’s third largest nuclear arsenal. It was bigger than Britain, France and China combined. And the Ukrainians were prepared to eliminate that arsenal to transfer the warheads to Russia for their dismantlement, but the Ukrainians asked for certain things. And one was security assurances that the United States and Russia would pay attention and respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, that there would be no use of force or threat of force against Ukraine.

And the 1994 Budapest Memorandum of Security Assurances was the document that reflects those commitments by the United States. And Russia also joined by Great Britain to extend to Ukraine those assurances, including respect for its territorial integrity."
commented 2015-04-21 07:58:12 -0400
Warren Wade and Ecole Libre – you make valid points. Anyone who reads from a variety of news sources has heard erhnic Russians living in Ukraine bemoan that the Kyuv government is corrupt, that it was murdering innocent civilian ethnic Russians, that it is criminal, even that it is Muslim and was killing Russian Christians. And there is a lot of that view espoused on other media. People ask why our government won’t arm Kyuv and many say it is because of the corruption and because its loyalty cannot be trusted.

These are unreliable times. The ground under us is quicksand. It’s difficult to know who to believe, which alliances among apparent enemies are really grand art-of-war strategies, what to trust.

As to NATO, well, who hasn’t questioned its usefulness in today’s world, up against the OIC? But I guess until we put something better together, it’s all we have. So I won’t trash it entirely. I think it could do without Turkey but there you go.

This story is more about Obama and Iran than it is about Russia. I actually agree with Obama that the sale of arms is no big surprise. But Obama is Shi-ite, like Iran. Obama has funded instabilty in Sunni countries all across the middle east to make it easier for Iran to invade and get control of it.

This situation is dangerous, the mix and the superpowers. Make no mistake. The sooner Obama is gone, the better. And Iran? Well, Putin may be our enemy but he isn’t stupid. He won’t want Iran making any stupid moves to expedite the return of the 12th imam, so he’ll control them. Hopefully.
commented 2015-04-21 01:47:12 -0400
Warren 1994 mean anything to you?
“Fraudulant elections Canada”, don’t waste another minute here under our roof. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. I don’t care if you were born here or are an implant, you have no respect. Don’t ever take for granted the Ukrainian pop in Canada. You think we are idiots?
commented 2015-04-20 23:32:17 -0400
Putin doesn’t like those peskie Muslims for sure, but that doesn’t mean he plays fair, and that he is not at least as big a threat. Putin is taking this opportunity to stick it to us, because there sure is a heck of a lot going on, and we aren’t paying the attention we should be to that despot.
Warren you live in Canada because?
commented 2015-04-20 23:11:26 -0400
I like Putin and his tactics. He puts the White House Muslim in Chief in his place :) forces Liberals to understand basic human nature. Crimea is Russian. So is Eastern Ukraine. Go talk to people living there. Forget politicians. Pay attention to your own fraudulent elections Canada. Anyone notice what Putin did to the Muslims in Chechnya? What did Spaniards do?
Obama may be considered a disgrace, however no more so than the electorate that put him in the position.
commented 2015-04-20 22:52:10 -0400
I don’t have time or the stomach Ecole L. I am not picking up what you are putting down. I don’t subscribe. Been there done that,. Maybe someone else would care to. I don’t give a rats ass what you think. Why do you reside in Canada if you don’t think we have the right to defend our country and our values. Have you ever played chess, it is a strategic game. You think we are being unfair to Russia? Your stupid misguided crap. No proof of a Russian invasion, and you got that from where? Shit, it may have been from the CBC. Forget it.
commented 2015-04-20 22:49:45 -0400
Obama. The unAmerican American.
commented 2015-04-20 22:36:47 -0400
«LIZA commented 2 hours ago
ÉCOLE LIBRE, you are right. NOT. I don’t know how you have developed your foreign affairs opinions(al Jazeera,RT?) but you have your head where the sun don’t shine. »

Is that supposed to convince me? I never watch Al Jazeera, I watch Ezra and even Fox News from time to time and shrug my head whenever a bellicose Neo-Con starts speaking about Russia and Ukraine. Did you miss the part about the French general who said recently in front of a parliamentary committee that there is no proof of a Russian invasion ? (The US has cheap commercial satellite shots as “proofs”) Remember the 5 billions spent by the US on NGOs in Eastern Europe? Do you remember the role of Victoria “F*ck the EU” Nuland in Ukraine and the toppling of a democratically elected president (and yes corrupt but there were going to be elections in any case), etc. etc. etc.

“Whay so many US planes there ? Who is the aggressor? Let’s speak plainly " you and Stu should hook up.»

Errr. Could you please answer the questions in an intelligible fashion? Who has bases all around Russia you think? The US, right. And Russia is the agressor… Right. Did you know about the 1991 referendum in Crimea to join back the Soviet Russian republic and secede from the Soviet Ukraine Republic ? (Crimea was given to Ukraine by Russia in 1954.) The 1991 Referendum results were ignored by Kiev already “advised” by Washington. Crimea was thus actually annexed by Ukraine from 1991 to 2014. Please come up with some arguments. Canada has absolutely nothing to do in Ukraine. (Yes, I know ex-Nazi supporting Ukrainian members landed in Canada, See the Deschenes Commission : http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/researchpublications/873-e.htm, but should that still influence our foreign policies?)

I’m totally for the social agenda of the conservative (well they don’t have much of one) like income splitting and defending the family. I’m totally opposed to joining war as a vassal of the US while Canada’s self interest are not at stake.
commented 2015-04-20 22:12:39 -0400
Obama cannot run again so he has nothing to loose by pissing off voters. Neville Chamberlain was a nice guy…Winston Churchill was not. The stupidest thing you can do in a democracy is vote for someone because you think he is a nice guy…it is just too easy to be a nice guy with other people’s money. People who do the right thing are rarely rewarded with re-election.

It has often been said that " you can’t please everyone" …I would expand on that…..YOU CAN’T PLEASE ANYONE!!!

The human condition is a chronic state of dissatisfaction….that is my paraphrase of the first noble truth of Buddhism.

I won’t press my luck with my paraphrasing of the other three…suffice to say that there is no political solution to the inherent suffering of the human condition.

So let go of the notion that you will eliminate life’s dissatisfaction by where you place that ink “X” on that paper ballot.
commented 2015-04-20 21:56:36 -0400
Muslim In Chief is all for Iranian self defence…and nuclear warheads…elected by takers like Rick Plesnik said.
commented 2015-04-20 21:01:50 -0400
“It’s time for the U.S. voters to shrug off Obama.” Doubtful anything is going to change in the U.S. anytime soon. The last two elections, the 2nd in particlar was a victory of the “takers” over the “makers”. “Takers” are Obama’s base. There are states in the US that do not even require identifcation as we do here in Canada. (Mind you Trudoh! probably drools at the thought of his base being able to vote numerous times with no checks and balances) I remember watching video in the lead up to the last US election of folks on the streets of the cities clamouring for their hero Obama brandishing their Obamaphones (cellphones), which apparently the democratic party had been giving out to anyone promising to vote for Obama. I’m pretty sure bribery is illegal here in Canada, maybe not so much so in the US?
commented 2015-04-20 20:40:02 -0400
ÉCOLE LIBRE, you are right. NOT. I don’t know how you have developed your foreign affairs opinions(al Jazeera,RT?) but you have your head where the sun don’t shine.

“Whay so many US planes there ? Who is the aggressor? Let’s speak plainly " you and Stu should hook up.
commented 2015-04-20 20:21:19 -0400
To Jerry " I honestly don’t know who is worse—Obama or Putin." answer Hillery Clinton.
They are both bad Obama because he’s against THE U.S.A. and Putin because he’s against THE U.S.A. take your chose.
commented 2015-04-20 20:20:08 -0400
Imagine Justin Trudeau talking to Vladimir Putin about Canada’s arctic sovereignty……I just threw up a little…….sorry folks. JT has never led a team, was ever in tense negotiations or did anything even remotely leadership-style. Scary folks, scary.
commented 2015-04-20 20:18:07 -0400
«NATO commanders say there have been 400 attempted incursions by Russian bombers into Allied airspace in the last year.»

If we are to believe them. Reminder : NATO has a vested interest to say that NATO is useful.

How much more is that than before ? How may « attempted » incursions does NATO carry out, like those planes in the Baltic. attempting to penetrate Russian airspace? What does « attempted » mean? Actually not penetrating the airspace ? BTW the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea are parly Russian not American. Whay so many US planes there ? Who is the aggressor? Let’s speak plainly : the US benefits from heightened tension on Russia’s borders, it costs the US nothing, it keeps the European vassals quiet.

« That’s just one indication that tensions between Canada and Russia are rising and that a new Cold War is upon us.»

Errr. Because Russian flights next to Norway, Great-Britain, Turkey does not mean that the tensions between Canada and Russia are rising. Now it is true that Harper does want the tension to heighten and wants to please the Ukrainian (Western Ukrainian) electorate.

Ezra I like you on the freedom issues (of religion, of expression), but on foreign affairs… Please !
commented 2015-04-20 20:00:41 -0400
Jerry P. I used to think Obama was stupid, with that little pencil neck of his,(didn’t anyone tell him he should never be photographed from the back, yeeouch). I have come to believe that he is really, really dangerous. The evidence is overwhelming!! Look at his body language these days, smarmy punk!
commented 2015-04-20 19:43:25 -0400
JERRY PASTERNAK instead of “Obama or Putin”, how about “Obama plus Putin” considering this hushed private conversation overheard between Obama and then Russian President (now Prime Mister) Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012, “Obama’s Private Message to Putin Overheard”?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W69poTlZ_fk&channel=syriansonutube4
Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility”.
Medvedev: “I understand. I transmit this information to (Comrade) Vladimir. I understand.” Obama and Medvedev shown warmly clasping hands.
commented 2015-04-20 19:14:18 -0400
where is the worlds leadership…before world war two every one heard of the bad guys and ignore them or worked with them, and it wasn’t until all hell broke loose that the good leaders showed up…are we repeating the same again?
commented 2015-04-20 19:08:29 -0400
barry is indifferent as bait for the russians.
the US military has plenty of drone technology that needs to be tested out on live targets.
russians make good targets.
and barry is just “playing possum”.
commented 2015-04-20 19:06:35 -0400
… Atlas Shrugged … >.<
commented 2015-04-20 18:38:14 -0400
the megalomaniac with the messianic complex….job 1 from day 1 ..has been to create a crisis and get a lifetime appointment..
commented 2015-04-20 18:05:34 -0400
It’s time for the U.S. voters to shrug off Obama. I honestly don’t know who is worse—Obama or Putin. At least Putin sticks up for his nation while Obama sticks it to his nation and (former?) allies. Either he’s clueless or he knows exactly what he’s doing: either way he’s dangerous to world security.
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