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The Real Side | Commentary by Joe Messina
| Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014

joemessinamugYes, Heil, Putin. Get used to it. Who’s going to stop him? Comrade Vlad came out recently and basically said Russia has nuclear weapons so we will do what we want, where we want, and your mouse of a president will do nothing.

Remember that little slip last year when President Obama told then-President Medvedev to tell Vlad he will be more flexible after the election? He must have meant flexibility to back away from our allies and do nothing.

Supreme Leader Vladimir Putin shows the kind of resolve and strength America should be showing, with one minor difference: We would not be doing it for world domination but for world peace.

The over-educated progressive left doesn’t believe in the 21st Century that countries still do this. Countries don’t go and take over other countries. They don’t topple governments by force. But Vlad said early on, it wasn’t them, it was the “rebels.” You know, the Russian-paid, Russian-trained, Russian transplants who were, dare I say it, Russian soldiers, aka the “rebels.” Why would he lie? They are a civilized country, right?

Secretary of State John Kerry was even stunned when he heard, as he was giving a speech overseas, that Russia was invading Crimea and said, “That just doesn’t happen in this century.” Was he channeling Baghdad Bob? Really? It was and still is happening, Mr. Kerry. Are you willing to admit it?

At first I was thinking our military had fallen down on the job, or our intelligence teams were so bad they weren’t supplying this information. But given the recent days’ events where retired and active military generals have said we knew, we briefed, we have a plan, but the White house refuses to act, says volumes.

obama_putinWhy would the cheat sitting in the White House acting as our leader not have known this? Does his cell phone not work on the golf course?

President Obama said it’s not America’s problem. Huh? Germany wasn’t America’s problem, either. Let that one sink in. As Hitler marched across Europe and we were being asked for help, also under a Democratic president, we were told we needed to stay out of it. We were sitting here full, dumb and happy, that is, until it crossed “over here” when they launched the greatest attack on American soil in history at that time. The Japanese pretty much wiped out our Pacific fleet. Thanks again to a few disobedient officers, we had just enough ships left to stand up and fight.

Yup, let’s stay out of it. That has always worked well for us.

We need pay no attention to the Russians, Obama said. Yet, Gov. Romney and Gov. Palin both said Russia is our biggest threat. They were right, and you, Mr. Obama, were wrong, again.

Putin has made many threats to the Ukrainian people and then the rest of Europe. How is it that many European leaders, one of whom cut short a vacation, see the threat? Some remember watching Hitler go through Europe virtually unchecked with almost no resistance. They saw many people killed and slaughtered by the Germans because they had been amassing weapons and troops for years. Hmm, kind of like the Russians.

An interview with a Russian soldier revealed that on a few occasions, he had been part of a group that was given uniforms with no insignias on them and told to cross into the Ukraine and attack Russian guards on the border as a “training” exercise. But that wasn’t the case. What it looked like to us was Ukrainian soldiers attacking Russians. It made for good press for Putin because to the rest of the world, it just looked like Russia was defending herself. And when Putin saw there would be no intervention from the United States, the Ukraine was his for the taking.

Our former allies. Remember Obama promised to fix relationships with our European allies? Well, guess what? He’s made it worse. Now they are praying for another George Bush or Ronald Reagan type.

Guys like Putin only understand one thing. This would never happen under a Republican president. Carter, Clinton and Obama all decimated our military. They saw us as a world bully. Guys like Reagan and Bush understood we were the cornerstone of world peace.

We don’t have to go there and fire a shot. Just the understanding that if American troops got involved the battle was over and you would lose was enough. Peace was kept by strength and power, and our allies knew they could rely on us. The bullies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East knew they could only go so far, and they stayed where they belonged.

For you America-haters, I am sure your head is about to explode at the thought of this. For you globalists who think if we just shared our power, our wealth, and opened our borders, all would be Utopian, I say, get a grip.

Not that I want it to happen, but I would not be surprised at all if we see some major catastrophe at our southern border. But it won’t stop there. Watch for increased violence from terrorists across this land of ours.

Remember, Hitler in many ways told people what he was going to do. Did he come out and say, “I am going to kill all of the Jews?” No. But he was going to restore German pride, the Aryan race. He destroyed all of the non-German literature, artwork and recordings. The rest of the world saw it but didn’t believe it was really happening. They ignored him, and we lost more than 6 million Jews.

Putin says: We have nukes we are going to do what we want. ISIL says: We are coming for you and will raise our flag over the White House. And our President gets up and says: “Ahh, I got nothing.”

 

Joe Messina is host of The Real Side (TheRealSide.com), a nationally syndicated talk show that runs on AM-1220 KHTS radio and SCVTV [here]. He is also the current president of the Hart School Board. His commentary publishes Mondays.

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  1. Bill says:

    FACT: Yeah, Bush really understood Putin. He looked into his eyes and saw an honest, trustworthy person. That’s right up there with his “Fool me once” quote.
    FACT: Isis wouldn’t exist without the Bush invasion of Iraq because before that, there were no terrorists there. Isis is also using the weapons we left behind, So don’t bring up Bush, the idiot who set the middle east on fire and ruined our economy here.
    FACT: We are now paying for Reagan with his “trickle down” economics…how’s that workin’ out for the country now?

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