Russian smart bombs, wayward Russian cruise missiles, and ultimately Russian troops aren’t the only things sweeping the Middle East. As reported by Ivan Plis of the Daily Caller news portal on Oct. 12, 2015, the folk hero image of Russian President Vladimir Putin may be old hat back in Mother Russia, but the cult of Vladimir is sweeping across the Middle East faster than the invading Mohammedan armies of old.
Three years ago Barack Obama gave a very direct warning to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to cease and desist using chemical weapons. Diplomatic and military wonks across the board agreed the same warning was also indirectly aimed directly at Assad’s patron in Moscow. To accentuate just how much he really meant it this time, the Commander-in-Chief of the American Armed Forces actually uttered the unmistakable words: Red line.
Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach, but few historians believe the French Emperor had any food fights in mind, à la Bluto Blutarsky. Nevertheless, the America Commander-in-Chief has made clear that the best the beleaguered Ukrainians could hope for from Washington would be humanitarian aid in the form of a few already delivered trucks and plenty of surplus MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat).
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American chief executive Barack Obama gave plenty for his critics to pounce upon when he stated in the Netherlands that Russia is simply a “regional power,” as well as declaring the Belgium that Moscow doesn’t have any “global ideology,” as reported by the right-of-center Front Page Magazine on March 28, 2014, and the Christian Science Monitor of March 29, 2014.
Karina Zhironkina may have put away her Miss Ukraine 2012 sash and crown long ago, but she obviously hasn’t shelved her patriotism in the face of an increasingly arrogant Vladimir Putin, as reported by the right-of-center Washington Free Beacon on March 20, 2014.