by John Galt
August 3, 2014 21:00 ET
As the fighting intensifies in the Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and the Soros/Western bankster backed regime in Kiev, the war of words and propaganda has gotten personal. The Russians raised the ante last week with this classic from one of its officials via Twitter:
Regardless of whether or not this was photo-shopped, created via computer hackery, or just two real photos merged together to illustrate something most Americans already know, it does point out a Testosterone shortage at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Unfortunately, President Obama decided to up the ante by insulting the nation of Russia in such a way as to almost beg for a Russian response to our insane foreign policy. His interview in The Economist magazine was highlighted by the following statements(via the story covering the comments from AlJazeera):
Barack Obama, the US president, has dismissed Russia as a nation that “doesn’t make anything” in an interview with the Economist magazine.
Obama downplayed Moscow’s role in the world, saying that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, was a leader causing short-term trouble for political gain that would hurt Russia in the long term.
“I do think it’s important to keep perspective. Russia doesn’t make anything,” Obama said. “Immigrants aren’t rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity. The life expectancy of the Russian male is around 60 years old. The population is shrinking.”
Russia is the world’s third-largest oil producer and second-largest natural gas producer. Europe relies heavily on Russian energy exports, complicating the West’s response to the Ukraine crisis.
Perhaps Mr. Obama could explain why the United States can not supplant the needs of the European Union member nations who import Russian energy because of his EPA’s programs to restrict the construction of pipelines and coal production which would save Europe in the event Russia cuts off supplies during the ongoing tit for tat economic war. Or maybe Mr. Obama could explain why he is devastating the U.S. military with major cuts not just in personnel by reducing the officer corps to pre-World War II levels, but instead increasing responsibilities for the services without corresponding increases in spending to counter Russian aggression.
Sadly, as this conflict gets more personal, it is only a matter of time before it filters down to the military level due to an accident or more likely incompetence because of the arrogance of the two leaders. Sucks to be a European however, as that is where the conflict will be fought, not just via the broadcast media and internet.