Are We on the Brink of War?

This article came to me from the desk of John Williams at the Capitol Hill Daily e-Letter. It lends serious credence to the ongoing concern that King Obama may very well be leading America down the burning path to its own destruction. Why else would he take actions to reduce America’s military to its lowest level in 50 years? Is he preparing the country for a fire sale? Is he preparing to sell it to the highest bidder? I’m no financial genius, but china comes to mind. If not them, who then is he preparing it for?

Here’s the article:

Over the weekend, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sent about 6,000 naval and airborne troops into the Crimean Peninsula in neighboring Ukraine. Official reports are that Russia has secured “complete operational control” of the surrounding area and will be strengthened by reinforcements as the week progresses.

Meanwhile, both NATO and the United States have condemned the Russian military actions. The United States has even suggested that it might respond to Putin’s aggression with economic and political sanctions.

But I can’t help thinking… so what?

The truth is that nobody is willing to call a spade a spade in regards to Russia’s actions, and nobody is willing to do what needs to be done.

You see, when one nation sends unrequested troops onto the soil of another nation, there’s only one word that properly describes that move: invasion.

And that’s just what Mr. Putin has done. He sent Russian military troops into the territory of another sovereign nation – which is an invasion, plain and simple. But the U.S. media and the U.S. government refuse to call it as much, referring instead to Russia’s actions as merely an “incursion.”

This may seem like semantics to some people, but what I see… and what other countries such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia see… is a clear message that American foreign policy is weak, that the U.S. government won’t respond to violence against its allies or, in fact, any threat to global stability.

Weakness in the Past Predicates Weakness in the Future

So why does Putin feel confident enough to invade a neighboring country that also happens to be an ally of the United States?

Because comrades Kerry and Obama have shown him, through both their words and actions, that they’re too weak to punish any subversive actions.

Obama and Kerry have formed a mountain of false threats, but they’re unwilling to take a firm stance against despotic leaders and downright bullies like Putin. Essentially, the executive branch of the U.S. government has turned the most respected and feared nation in the world into nothing more than a cuckold.

The president has abandoned parts of the U.S. missile defense system in Europe, reduced our nuclear capabilities and cut our military strength through his sequester. And by making secret deals with the Russians in a vain attempt to appease Putin and his comrades, the president and Mr. Kerry have proven that U.S. foreign policy is a joke.

Meanwhile, John Kerry continues making toothless threats and spouting rhetoric that harkens back to the days when he refused to support American troops fighting and dying in Vietnam.

All of this adds up to one thing in the eyes of our enemies: a weak America.

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) put it best when he said that this is “a dangerous message to send to the world. When the United States is weak, freedom around the world suffers.”

Well put, sir!

And in my own humble opinion, it’s time for our leaders to either put up or shut up.

Can We Avoid World War III?

Here’s the bottom line: America can’t stand by and watch the world fall into chaos. And America’s leaders can’t continue to hobble our once-powerful country with meaningless rhetoric and ineffectual foreign policy.

If we continue down this path, thugs like Putin will push the envelope until there’s no other recourse besides World War III. Let’s hope that we haven’t already gone too far to avoid such an outcome.

If there’s any hope, then America must show the world that it’s not as weak as it seems. And that takes more than words. It takes action.

Your eyes on the Hill,

Jason Williams