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Is Putin Poking Hillary?

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By accusing Vladimir Putin of (believe it or not) rigging Russia’s 2012 election, then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton gave new meaning to the theory of psychological projection.

The potential problem for Hillary is that Putin is not as naïve as most Democrat voters, and when affronted, the Russian president usually finds a way to exact vengeance, or at least deliver what Peter Rutland, an expert on Russia at Wesleyan University, calls a Putin “poke in the eye.”

Putin eye-poking was on full display when Obama, the doyen of gay rights, acted the complete fool after finding out that, in Russia, White House LGBTQ restroom users would face jail time for public displays of “non-traditional sexual relationships.”  Obama expressed his displeasure with the Russian law by recruiting three openly gay athletes to join the U.S. delegation headed to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Putin, a man who doesn’t suffer fools gladly, responded to Obama’s insult by selecting Olympic figure skater Irina Rodnina to participate in Sochi’s opening ceremonies.  Obama flouted Russia’s tough stance on homosexuality, and Putin poked Obama in the eye by choosing a woman to light the Olympic flame who once tweeted a picture of Obama and his wife Michelle ogling a banana.

Get the picture?

Now rumor has it that Russian hackers may have gained access to the unsecured server full of confidential emails Hillary Clinton stored in a bathroom closet of  the Chappaqua home national-security-risk Bill (when not nodding off) shares with a mistress the Secret Service nicknamed “The Energizer Bunny.”

If the Russians really are in possession of Hillary’s emails, that means Vladimir Putin may be preparing to give Hillary Clinton the poke in the eye she deserves.

It also means the Russian president knows whether or not Hillary actually mastered the “destroyer of the universe” yoga pose, has specifics concerning the recipe for Chelsea’s $10K gluten-free wedding cake, and is aware of the particulars surrounding how the DNC mocked and subverted the political aspirations of a popular Jewish socialist.

Notwithstanding Hillary’s tall tales about her successes as secretary of state, Eugene Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council, begs to differ.  According to Rumer, “I think there is good and credible evidence that there is no love lost in Moscow for Mrs. Clinton.”

It all started in 2011, when, after two terms as prime minister and after serving as Russia’s president from 2000 to 2008, Putin hoped to win the presidency again.  Prior to the March 2012 election, Secretary of State Clinton suggested that the Russian leader had “rigged” the system and sided with thousands of anti-Putin demonstrators, journalists, and political activists, all of whom believed that the process was flawed.  Furious, Putin accused Clinton of attempting to undermine his candidacy and of inciting street protesters.

Lest we forget, Saul Alinsky-trained community organizers Obama and Clinton have already proven to be well schooled in the tactics of how to advance an agenda via agitation on the street.

Wary of the “unacceptable” practice of “foreign money being pumped into election processes,” the Siberian Swimmer was wise to be suspicious of Obama and members of his “flexible” administration.

Putin asserted that by calling the elections “dishonest and unfair,” Hillary’s tone had sent a signal to groups opposed to his re-election. Putin alleged that the opposition recognized Hillary’s signal, and, in response to her attempt to impose negative influence, dutifully “launched active work with the U.S. State Department’s support.”

Granted, Vladimir Putin is no choir boy.  However, rather than “reset relations” with Russia, which was supposedly the goal, Secretary Clinton’s accusation that Russia’s  parliamentary election was “neither free nor fair” resulted only in provoking the bear.

Fast-forward five years.  America is currently in the throes of a contentious election of our own, and from where we currently sit, Putin’s suspicions that Hillary is trying to usher in Russian “regime change” don’t seem all that far-fetched.

Recently, the Obama international election machine did a similar thing in Israel, when the President’s operatives, funded by the State Department, attempted to disrupt Bibi Netanyahu’s 2015 bid to remain prime minister.

According to The Washington Times, in a bipartisan staff report, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found that during the Israeli election, anti-Netanyahu group OneVoice received $465K in State Department grant monies to “build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign.”

Lo and behold, that same Senate subcommittee also found that State Department officials deleted emails containing information pertaining to Obama’s surreptitious campaign to oust Netanyahu.

So, within the last few years, two foreign leaders charged the U.S. State Department with being directly involved in two parliamentary elections.

In response to the original accusation Putin made in 2011, Hillary responded in the following way: “We value our relationship with Russia.  At the same time … we expressed concerns that we thought were well-founded about the conduct of the elections.”

Hillary, the bastion of election transparency and fairness, argued that “Russian voters deserve a full investigation of electoral fraud and manipulation” – something Bernie supporters, thus far, are being denied here at home.

“Regardless of where you live,” said the woman who, together with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, frustrated the will of 12 million voters, “citizenship requires holding your government accountable.”

Sorry, but Hillary Clinton expressing apprehension over voters’ voices not being heard or condemning conduct during an election or lamenting the lack of government accountability is like Angela Merkel questioning François  Hollande’s decision to continue to accept Syrian refugees.

For all intents and purposes, by accusing Putin of dirty doings, Hillary, the self-appointed successor to the American presidency, projected onto him the dark impulse that astute voters recognize as the force that drives Hillary Clinton’s insatiable appetite for power.

Either way, much like Barack Obama, Hillary miscalculated when she poked a Russkiy bear.  That’s why, in the end, if Russia exacts revenge by releasing Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails, a Putin poke may be the very thing that saves America.

Is Obama Exploiting Poland to Instigate a Crisis?

Barack Obama, Donald TuskOriginally posted at American Thinker

Barack Obama should take a break from Sunday siestas, defending desert turtles, and scarfing plates of $300 “endangered bluefin tuna” sushi. Then, maybe he’d have the time to shed some light on the rationale behind promising ex-KGB intelligence officer Vladimir Putin that after the 2012 election he’d “have more flexibility” in his future dealings with Russia.

Hadn’t Obama already kowtowed to Russian pressure concerning missile defense in Eastern Europe? At the time, Putin called Obama’s disloyalty to Poland “correct and brave,” while former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called the decision “a gift” to Russia, who Romney later referred to as “our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”

Now, as Pectoralis Major Putin exhibits yet another show of strength by engaging in military exercises on the Ukrainian border, the Pentagon’s press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, announces that an initial contingent (as in, more to follow) of 600 ground troops will flex America’s muscles at Russia by conducting military exercises of their own in Eastern Europe.

All was well when Obama dropped missile defense in Poland and told Dmitry Medvedev that after the 2012 election he’d “have more flexibility.” But things began to go south after Obama, looking somewhat like a wuss on the world stage, attempted to compensate by being big and butch at the G8 Summit in Ireland. Toughening his stance, Obama strong-armed Putin by claiming first dibs on the hotel gym. That workout standoff could be what led a steamed Putin to embark on an icy early morning swim in Lough Erne River to plot his revenge.

After that, in another exhibition of boundless hubris, America’s first gay president attempted to give Putin a figurative noogie by sending a delegation of homosexuals to the gay-unfriendly Sochi Olympic Games in Russia.  That provocative move may have been what incited Putin to bestow on former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina, the woman who tweeted a racist picture of the first lady and the president, the honor of lighting the Olympic torch.

At this juncture what’s clear is that the Russian president has zero respect for his American adversary.  Meanwhile, Barack Obama has proven to be so weak and infantile, it’s as if Putin is amusing himself by shooting at Obama’s feet to make him hop around doing a ‘bullet dance.’

Unfortunately for the rest of the world, as the juvenile tit-for-tat continues the stakes have become much higher, and now instead of gym space and gay rights, peace and World War III hang in the balance. Which raises the question: Why all of a sudden is Obama displaying concern for Eastern Europe’s welfare and taking a defensive stance against Russia? 

Well, according to the Rear Admiral, deploying troops is a “very tangible representation of our commitment to our security obligations in Europe, and the message is to the people of those countries and to the alliance that we do take it seriously.” 

Aren’t “the people of those countries” the very allies Obama betrayed when he gave Pootie-Poot Putin a perverted thrill by abandoning missile defense? Rear Admiral Kirby continued, “And I think if there’s a message to Moscow, it is the same exact message – that we take our obligations very, very seriously on the continent of Europe.”

That message is quite different from the one Mr. Flexibility sent Russia in 2010 when, eight months after shelving missile defense he insulted the Republic of Poland a second time by golfing instead of attending President Lech Kaczynski’s funeral after Kaczynski, his wife, and dozens of Polish government officials were killed in a foggy plane crash in Smolensk, Russia.

Let’s face it, if it raises money for the DNC Barack Obama would probably be willing to be lowered into a molten sulfur pit. Yet Obama says he missed the Polish president’s funeral because a scary volcano in Iceland was spewing volcanic ash. Barry’s Eyjafjallajökull apology must have tickled the funny bone of Vlad, who for sport dodges icebergs while swimming in the Siberian River.

But what makes no sense is that after repeatedly insulting Poland, supposedly because of concerns over “security obligations in Europe,” Barack Obama – via the Pentagon – is now willing to disregard the danger of potentially ramping up a conflict with Russia that some say could bring the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Based on the turn of events, and although it’s pure speculation, one can only surmise that Obama’s Eastern European defense is based on something other than worries about the safety of Eastern Europeans. In the end, “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” is the only obligation Cloward and Piven’s star pupil Barack Obama has ever really been committed to.

Think about it – thus far, the list of accomplishments Mr. Obama can take credit for include the ruination of the U.S. economy, cutting a swathe through America’s job market, and initiating the undoing of the greatest healthcare system in the world.  In addition, after occupying the office of president for six years, with his approval approximately seven million unborn babies have been aborted at the rate of about 3,000 per day.

Obama’s open-borders policy has inundated our country with criminal illegal aliens who are given preference over American citizens. Our nation’s allies are insulted, our enemies emboldened, and, as witnessed in Benghazi, radical Islam is revitalized. 

The national debt has been run up to unheard-of levels, the hardworking are punished with high taxes, Christians are persona non grata, the First Amendment is in shreds and the Second Amendment is dangerously close to the shredder as well.  And because Barack Obama has systematically decimated the U.S. military and diminished America’s nuclear arsenal, any sane person would agree that now is not the best time to tempt fate with military altercations.

But military unpreparedness matters little, because Barack Obama has already proven that if it puts a cherry on top of his ‘fundamental transformation’ sundae, he would gladly tweak an international crisis.  And if pissing off Vladimir Putin by feigning concern for Eastern Europe accomplishes that goal, then so be it.

Putin Response to Obama Gay Taunt

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Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Barack Obama did not place a bloody horse head under the sheets in anyone’s bed.

However, knowing Vladimir Putin’s stance on homosexuality, America’s “First Gay President” — a man notorious for sending in-your-face, non-verbal flips of the middle finger — conveyed a strong message when he sent a US delegation that included openly homosexual representatives to Sochi.

Without uttering one word, the president expressed his disagreement with Russia’s stance on an issue he feels passionately about.

Obama’s message to Putin? Russia’s anti-homosexual views do not warrant US deference. Period.

Evidently, adolescent-types like Barack Obama are unaware that sticking your finger in the eye of an ex-KGB officer is not generally a good idea. Which may be why the Russian president smiled so much at the opening ceremonies in Sochi.

Vladimir knew he had found a way to send Obama a non-verbal message of his own. And based on the expression on the Russian president’s face, the thought was giving him a great deal of personal satisfaction.

The difference between the two messages was that Putin’s communiqué was likely much more infuriating to Obama than tennis star/lesbian Billy Jean King and the homosexual contingency attending the winter games was to Putin.

Down on the floor of Fisht Stadium, Irina Rodnina, a three-time figure skating gold medalist responsible for tweeting a racist picture of Mrs. and Mrs. Obama last year, lit the Sochi cauldron.

That’s right, the woman who sent an offensive tweet that depicted Obama with his mouth stuffed with food, and Michelle sitting beside him staring at a banana Photoshopped into the foreground of the picture, was the same woman who lit the Olympic flame.

In Russia, racist “monkey” insults and assaults on Blacks are so commonplace, African students have stopped reporting them.

That’s why, although Rodnina did delete the tweet, she never felt obliged to offer an apology for the distasteful post.

US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, disagreed and called Rodnina’s actions “outrageous behavior, which only brings shame to her parliament and country.”

Rodnina, responding to criticism from American friends, had this to say about the controversy:

“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups.”

With that in mind, and in response to vindictive Barack Obama setting the tone by sending a non-verbal pro-homosexual message to Putin’s Russia, Vladimir sent the butt of a distasteful Tweet a missive of his own by rewarding an unrepentant racist with the honor of lighting the Sochi torch.

Moral of the story:  If Obama was going for the gold in tactless and non-verbal finger flipping, Putin flipped back and knocked him out of the lead.

Sochi Gets a Visit from the La Taxa Nostra

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Somebody has to cover the cost of Sandra Fluke’s contraceptives.  So, with that in mind, government mafia extortionists disguised as the IRS are eagerly awaiting the tally on Olympic gold, silver and bronze.

At the SOTU, Barack Obama said of the Sochi Olympics: “We believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation.”

Then he said, “Next week the world will see one expression of that commitment when Team USA marches the red, white and blue into the Olympic stadium and brings home the gold.”

Translation:  The president is sending delegates, some of whom are homosexual, to Putin’s gay-unfriendly Russia.  Their job is to gaily cheer on athletes from whom the IRS hopes they can extort cash on behalf of Obama.

Like all earned income, prizes awarded by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) are subject to federal taxes.

That means if an elite athlete has spent an entire life training for the Olympics and manages to win a medal, he or she now owes the U.S. Government a chunk of the monetary prize.

Olympic gold is worth $25,000; silver $15,000; and bronze $10,000.  So, gold-medal-winning snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg had better be stuffing some of his hard earned winnings into an IRS envelope.  Those in the 39.6% tax bracket, like high-earning gold medalist Shaun White, will have to cough up $9,900 on every $25,000 medal they win.

It will cost silver medalists in the 25% U.S. tax bracket $3,750 to win a silver medal. As for the bronze, those in the 10% bracket will only have to cough up $1,000.

Talk about government deterrents to success! Athletes with Olympic aspirations would be better off financially if they just watched the winter games from home.

Let’s face it, the IRS is similar to La Cosa Nostra.  In return for ‘protection’ — from them taking your house, attaching your pay, and ruining your life — every American is required to hand over a percentage of everything they earn to the IRS, aka La Taxa Nostra.

Granted, the IRS doesn’t break kneecaps (that we know of), nor do they sit around eating provolone and prosciutto heroes while playing cards. And it’s unlikely you’ll ever see them going door-to-door collecting envelopes from petrified taxpayers.

Instead, IRS drones dress in nifty business suits.  Nonetheless, they use mafia-style intimidation and scare tactics even on those who’ve faithfully paid, and successfully ruin more lives than organized crime ever could.

That’s why, when the United ‘Disincentive’ States of America’s Olympic champions ascend the podium to bask in the glory of the Star Spangled Banner, let it be a reminder to those who won the gold that right outside Fisht stadium, the IRS-mafia man is waiting to collect.

Obama and Putin: Mr. Flexibility Cancels Meeting with Russian Leader

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If that infamous fly that usually lands on Obama’s face in the East Room were to make its way to a wall in Putin’s office, there’s a good chance Mr. Fly would get quite an earful. Imagine Vladimir Putin’s private reaction to a US president canceling plans to meet with him during his visit to Moscow next month.

Like the rest of us, Vladimir is finding out what Americans – from Supreme Court Justices to governors of red states to conservatives and Tea Party members – already know: If you differ with Barack Obama, he doesn’t take it well.

Lest we forget, this is the man who sent a message to Putin via Dmitry Medvedev that after the 2012 election he’d be “more flexible.” The problem is that America’s president is extremely rigid and his self-described flexibility is based solely on conditions that require total flexibility and complete agreement from people other than himself.

Of late, Mr. Flexibility is angry because of Russia’s Obama-style, in-your-face defiance in its decision to grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden temporary asylum, as well as Putin’s perceived pigheadedness over issues like gay rights.

So Obama canceled talks with Putin but made time to visit Jay Leno, where he needled the Russian president by discussing what he calls Russia’s “gay propaganda” policies and the “underlying challenges” the man-child now faces when dealing with Moscow.

In other words, Barack Obama’s answer to those “underlying challenges” is to dictate to Russia his views on homosexuality and attempt to publicly chasten Putin for harboring Edward Snowden, the man his administration considers a domestic spy for exposing a homeland espionage program that he denies even exists.

The president defines Russia’s refusal to embrace a radical gay philosophy and denial of the administration’s request to extradite Snowden in this way: “There have been times where they slip back into Cold-War thinking and a Cold-War mentality.”

In Mr. Flexibility’s narrow worldview, a sovereign nation like the US has the right to change laws to benefit LGBT couples, but another, equally sovereign nation has no right to “prohibit propaganda of homosexuality to minors.” Since past behavior is usually an indication of future conduct, here’s a prediction: America’s “First Gay President” will likely ease tensions with Russia by threatening to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

But, it’s not yet 2014, so to begin the process Obama cancelled previously scheduled one-on-one talks with Putin.  Instead, prior to attending the G20 economic summit, Obama will stoke the cold war embers when, on behalf of clean energy, he adds a stop in Sweden.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, “We’ll still work with Russia on issues where we can find common ground, but it was the unanimous view of the president and his national security team that a summit did not make sense in the current environment.”

What’s more likely is that “it was the unanimous view of the president,” period.

As for the “current environment”, there were already strains over the US barring 18 Russians for human rights violations and Russia signing a bill that bars US adoptions.

But what really seems to irk Mr. Flexibility is Putin’s stance on international issues that resemble similar decisions Obama has made concerning uprisings he felt inclined to assist, as well as the Kremlin’s ongoing suppression of critics with tactics similar to the ones Obama utilizes via the IRS and the NSA. And then there’s Russia’s willingness to harbor anyone who places barriers in the way of the president being able to silence detractors.

So once again, like a spoiled brat, Barack Obama is in the throes of a very public temper tantrum. To the detriment of world peace and possibly our country’s well-being, the president is choosing to fight his childish battles by demeaning the president of Russia on late-night television.

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