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Friday, September 13, 2013

Putin/Obama Face Off

VLADIMIR PUTIN AND BARACK OBAMA ARE LOCKED IN A DIPLOMATIC GAME OF CHICKEN MUCH LIKE JOHN KENNEDY AND NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV.  MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE "MISSILES OF OCTOBER"  AND I SUSPECT MUCH WILL BE WRITTEN ABOUT THE "MISSILES OF SARIN" BEFORE THIS CASE IS SETTLED.  FOLLOWING THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO OVER THROW CASTRO IN THE "BAY OF PIGS" INVASION BY THE FREE CUBANS AND THE ABSENCE OF PROMISED AMERICAN ASSISTANCE.  THE RUSSIAN PREMIER, KHRUSHCHEV, FELT HE HAD A FREE HAND TO DO AS HE PLEASED IN CUBA BECAUSE OF WHAT HE PERCEIVED AS A WEAK AMERICAN PRESIDENT.  HENCE THE INSTALLATION OF OFFENSIVE MISSILES IN THAT ISLAND NATION.  WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT OR AT LEAST WE THINK WE DO.  AFTER ALL FOR REMOVING THOSE MISSILES THE RUSSIAN PREMIER WAS ABLE TO GET CONCESSIONS FROM KENNEDY.  A PROMISE NEVER TO ATTACK CUBA AND THE REMOVAL OF AMERICAN JUPITER MISSILES FROM TURKEY.  NOW IN THIS CURRENT FACE/OFF BETWEEN PUTIN AND OBAMA, PUTIN IS PROMISING TO REMOVE THE SARIN IN RETURN FOR A PROMISE NOT TO ATTACK SYRIA AND PERHAPS, JUST PERHAPS THERE ARE OTHER STRINGS ATTACHED.  AFTER ALL MOST AMERICANS DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE MISSILES IN TURKEY DEAL UNTIL LONG AFTER THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS WAS OVER.  UNLIKE KHRUSHCHEV, PUTIN SITS IN THE CATBIRD SEAT AND THE,BENEATH THE RADAR DEMANDS AND CONCESSIONS PROBABLY WILL NOT BE KNOWN FOR SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE.  AT THIS TIME OBAMA NEEDS PUTIN'S HELP IN PULLING HIS BUTT OUT OF FIRE THAT HE HIMSELF CREATED WITH HIS INFAMOUS RED LINE STATEMENT AND HIS WAFFLING AND INDECISIVE ACTIONS ON SYRIA.  BARACK OBAMA IS CERTAINLY NO JFK AND I FOR ONE AM WONDERING JUST HOW MUCH OF THE STORE HE WILL GIVE AWAY TO HIS FORMIDABLE OPPONENT VLADIMIR PUTIN WHO HAS REALLY ONE-UPPED HIM SO FAR.
THANKS TO THE PEOPLES CUBE  FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE.

2 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Putin, for a variety of reasons, is not much like Khrushchev.

I wouldn't count at all on Putin doing any blinking! He has the upper hand over Obama.

Whether we like it or not, Russia has a number of valid interests involving Syria. We do not.

Sandee said...

Putin is a master at playing political chess. Obama? Not a master at anything positive.

Have a terrific day. :)