President Obama came out making harsh remarks and even threatening statements recently against the Ukrainian government. He did similarly during the Syrian revolution. It appears he is willing to wave a big stick without striking and that’s not as bad a thing as you may believe.
We should be tickled that the President has failed to intervene with any military operations inside or “over” Syria even though we now know someone inside the country did actually use chemical weapons on multiple occasions. We should also be happy that unlike Russia, the United States has failed to intervene in the Ukraine.
Syria, nor the Ukraine, is a fight the United States needs to militarily involve itself. Today, we see more uprisings in places like Venezuela and Thailand as well and yes, these two additional nations do not need any US military involvement. Simply put, we do not have a dog in any of these fights.
Russia does have a dog in at least three of the aforementioned uprisings. That means, they are for Russia to lose or actually continue to maintain. These are proxy wars and mother Russia has their finger-prints all over each nation excluding Thailand–kind of. [Read more...]