President Obama’s Policy of Peace through Weakness invites Russian Nuclear Bombers into US Airspace

Posted by PITHOCRATES - February 16th, 2013

Week in Review

President Obama sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Russia early in his administration with a plastic button from an office supply store to ‘reset’ U.S.-Russian relations.  Symbolically, of course.  For George W. Bush had damaged America’s world image with his cowboy ways.  Flexing American power across the globe.  But President Obama was going to heal that image.  By projecting weakness instead of power.  Which he says will make the world like the U.S. again.  Because we’ll stop being bullies.  And people will like that.  So how is that working?  Well, the Russians apparently are interpreting a sign of weakness differently.  They’re seeing it as an opportunity (see Two Nuclear-Armed Russian Bombers Reportedly Skirt US Base by David Cenciotti, The Aviationist, posted 2/16/2013 on Business Insider).

According to the Washington Free Beacon website two Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers circled Guam island, in the Pacific Ocean, on Feb. 12.

“Defense officials said the bombers tracked over Guam were likely equipped with six Kh-55 or Kh-55SM cruise missiles that can hit targets up to 1,800 miles away with either a high-explosive warhead or a 200-kiloton nuclear warhead,” reports Bill Gertz in his piece.

The episode happened shortly before President Obama delivered his State of the Union address and prompted U.S. to scramble some Kadena F-15s temporary deployed to Andersen Air Force Base.

During the State of the Union, eh?  Can’t mistake the timing of this incident.  It is a clear message to President Obama.   It says we’re strong.  You’re weak.  And we don’t respect weakness.

Is President Obama reviving the Cold War?  Sounds like it.  Russian nuclear bombers violating U.S. airspace?  Commonplace during the Cold War.  But not so much since Ronald Reagan won the Cold War.  This after pressing that reset button.  And those comments President Obama made to Russian president Medvedev.  Telling him to tell Vladimir Putin that he will have more freedom to negotiate away our nuclear strength after the 2012 election.  And then the Russians violate U.S. airspace with nuclear bombers?  Who could have saw this coming?

The problem with peace is that people forget what war was like.  And get complacent.  Assuming the good times will just keep rolling.  And why not?  It’s all they ever knew.  If you say ‘duck and cover’ today most people will have no idea what you’re talking about.  But this is what they taught us in school during the height of the Cold War.  When nuclear war was a real possibility.

This is what we were to do when the Soviet nuclear missiles started falling out of the sky.  Duck under our desks and cover our heads to protect ourselves from flying debris from the nuclear detonation.   Assuming we weren’t vaporized by that detonation.  Good times.  Now a whole new generation of kids may get to grow up with the fear of nuclear annihilation hanging over their heads.  Thanks to President Obama.  And his misguided belief of peace through weakness.  While our enemies only see that weakness as an opportunity to make us their bitch.

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