Most countries crave some reassurance that their security, especially at sea, will be guaranteed by an international community strong enough to offer that reassurance. As Barrack Obama further demonstrates that "leading from behind," as he has done since before the Libyan War debacle, is a clear sign of weakness, indecisiveness and vacillation. Vladimir Putin is anything but a weakling blaming everyone else for making him use talk about a "red line." Putin is gathering allies and friends, many of whom are not American allies. He appears to be the man in the room with Obama.
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Syria can defend itself if faced with one enemy. But to have Turkey, Jordan as military platforms for the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, England, Germany, Italy... to deploy their military to attack, it is cowardice and nothing else.
That is so cute, I wonder if that is the opinion you have of the multiple, multi-nation attacks on Israel or the multi-nation intvasion of France during WWII. An actual invasion of Syria isn't likely.
Really now -- you are claiming that Putin and Russia are deterrents to the US. This is not accurate but lays it out: http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-st...
This is one US Battle Carrier group - just one.
Obama has done a marvelous job screwing up Iraq and Afghanistan.
But you must grasp the enormity of US power. Then when you start talking about all the conspiracy and "masters of war stuff" it becomes silly. One of our seven fleets could take out Syria. And we could use another to wipe our Russia's navy and then..
Irrelevant, a man with a loaded shotgun unwilling to use it is as well armed as a man with no shot gun. One does not win friends or defeat enemies with arms alone.It is in the will to fight that victory resides-ask the Vietnamese.
Putin, to the eyes of the world, represents peace. Since Afghanistan we
've been involved in too many wars. That is the difference. If Russia is rearming, if China is refining its weaponry it responds to our military deployment in their neighborhood.
A weakling with a nuclear arsenal is still a weakling. Obama appears weak and Putin strong, appearances matter.The Syrian situation is in flux and Obama's public statements make him appear petulant and vacillating - Putin appears decisive and strong
My friend there was a really cool president that I liked but he was weak:
He said --- "talk softly but carry a big stick"