If you’re having trouble explaining to your liberal friends the danger of what’s happening with Russia and Syria — and Obama’s epic fail in handling both — try a cartoon. Sometimes comedy is the best way to get through to these folks, even when the situation couldn’t be more dire.
With our thanks to Stilton Jarlsberg of Hope n’ Change:
Well that didn’t take long. Following a one-on-one meeting at the U.N. which gave Vladimir Putin the ability to measure the degree to which Barack Obama is a mewling pantywaist, the Russian dictator launched a surprise attack in Syria (after graciously ordering the United States to get the hell out of the way) on the anti-Assad rebels being funded and trained by the CIA.
That’s right – Putin is bombing the crap out of our few surviving allies in the region, and so far the only response from Washington (via an oddly twitchy John Kerry during a live conference at which his Russian counterpart referred to him as “Joan”) was to say that our country appreciates the Russians’ “help” in fighting ISIS but, um, considering they’re not dropping their bombs anywhere near ISIS, we should have a meeting – sometime soon! Maybe even tomorrow! – to see if we can come to some sort of agreement on their choice of targets.
As a brilliant political analyst pointed out a long time ago (okay, it was Hope n’ Change on Wednesday), Putin has now made it official and uncontestable that the United States is no longer in the superpower business. We have lost our place in the world order thanks to the massive incompetence (not to mention intentional malfeasance) of the Obama administration – including former Secretary of Scapegoating Hillary “reset button” Clinton.
It’s hard to overstate the danger of this current moment, as Putin has maneuvered Barack Obama into the position of having only two options: to back down entirely or to answer Russia’s challenge aggressively. The first option leaves the world stage in complete disarray (with Russia, Iran, China, North Korea and others picking up the pieces), and the second option invites a dangerous game of brinksmanship.
A game in which, sadly, the United States is now clearly the JV team.
So sad, so scary — and so true.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]