Silverwolf has just read the BBC headline that a Professor had said that, yes, the invasion or incursion into Crimea by probably Russian troops was a violation of International Law. Duh, of course it is.
But so is overthrowing a democratically elected government by force with mobs murdering police, and then tolerating Nazis in five of the cabinet positions in the new, overthrown government. Liberal Democrats would condemn to High Hell any Nazi or KKK elements that showed up at a Tea Party or Libertarian or Ron Paul rally and patrolled the crowd with baseball bats and Swastika armbands, but here is Barack Obama and Diplomat Nuland funelling over $5 billion dollars to a government that is largely Nazi and which tolerates many Nazi groups. Ron Paul was criticized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an enabler of Fascism; I wonder what they would call President Obama’s actions in installing Nazis in a government overthrown by violent Anarchists and Nazis who would have been mowed down in America if they had got anywhere near the White House, and Silverwolf wouldn’t have had much sympathy for them, because that is not the way you change government. You do it through elections, or through non-violent Gandhian methods like the Boycott or the General Strike or the picket line or the sit-in, as long as you don’t block the fire exits. But when you storm buildings, and burn police to death, and beat police armed only with shields… well, for America to legitimize that with its support is a great tragedy. And for jolly Old England too, the birthplace of Libertarianism and Free-Market (along with Holland), or at least as Free-Market as it was possible to be in those mercantilist days, when the Monarchy was the equivalent of the Congress, Presidency, Supreme Court and Federal Reserve combined into one half-senile (from inbreeding) megalomaniac.
So Putin’s incursion into a region that would be almost certainly pro-Russian in a Democratic election is called a violation of international law, as it probably technically is, but Obama’s backing of violent Nazis who overthrow a Democratic election is honky-dorey, huh? That’s your “liberal Democrat” Obama.
Obama is a lunatic, and he is bringing us to the brink of a world war, for no valid reasons. Elections were coming up soon in Ukraine. If Yanuko had been tried for his crimes, that would have been an orderly, legalistic and just way of handling the situation. But violently overthrowing him, and then blaming Putin for putting his troops in when a Nazi has just been installed as Defense Minister, and another as Chief Prosecutor, is just insane. What is going on in that brain of Obama’s? Any half-drunk bar room philosopher could have predicted this one. Of course Putin wasn’t going to sit around and do nothing when, as Professor Steven Cohen of NYU and Princeton so aptly put it, you’ve moved the Berlin Wall from Germany to the edge of Russia. And the NATO threat to give missiles to the new Nazi Government? How did our great statesman President think Russia was going to react to that one after the history of World War II? That heckler who heckled Obama about when was World War III going to start really hit the nail on the head. The President tried to laugh it off, rather hollowly we thought, but that heckler was more realistic than our Chief Executive. The President, this so-called Liberal who supports Nazi thugs in government, has rekindled the Cold War in a few short days with his stupidity. Add ‘im to Aretha’s Chain of Fools.
Silverwolf, as you know, loathes Vlad Putin for his equivalent of a war crime in aiding Syria, Iran, and Libya under the War Criminal Ghaddafi, as well as his murder of a defenseless whale, worth much more than his miserable carcass, but he’d never watched Putin in detail, except for a few minutes of his recent press conference. So he went back and watched the entire hour-long conference, and was fascinated.
There are several striking things about Putin. First, he looks like he doesn’t have a wrinkle on his face. Make up? Or a guy who sleeps soundly at night. Secondly, he talks very fluently, like a lawyer. No Ron Paul-esque flounderings around like a beached seal, filled with “you knows” for Putin; he had very few pauses. And he seemed to know exactly what he wanted to say. Silverwolf nyet knows Rooskee, so he didn’t know precisely what he was saying, but he sounded calm, and not very vicious. Also, he seemed to be giving quite depthful analyses and reasons for what he was doing, building the case that a democratically-elected President, who had been violently overthrown, had requested that he intervene in his country. That sounds pretty International-Law-ish to Silverwolf. If President Obama were overthrown in an invasion by Cuba, or overthrown by violent mobs funded by Cuba, and he fled to Canada and asked the Canadian Prime Minister to intervene to protect the lives of Americans from Cuban mobs, wouldn’t that be justified? So Putin’s incursion into Crimea might be technically a violation of International Law, but Crimea was artifically annexed to Ukraine by Krushchev (Nikita S. — and please don’t forget the “S” so you don’t confuse him with another Nikita Krushchev), so why is the world suddenly so eager to acknowledge the validity of that action by the Soviet dictator of that day on this issue?
But what was most striking about what he was saying was that most of it was interesting. How many politicians could you listen to who could give you an interesting and depthful analysis of a current critical situation that sounded like a deep-thinking university professor? Putin was interesting; Obama is boring.
Some of his dodges, though, were a bit ridiculous. He claimed that no Russian troops had entered Crimea, and those armed men were all pro-Russian people’s militias. You know, you can buy those uniforms in an army surplus store, he argued. But he said it in way that showed he obviously didn’t believe it himself.
The other thing about Putin is his appearance. He has such a characteristically Russian face, if there is such a thing, you could see why they picked him for the KGB. And he has such a weird look in his eye when he looks straight at the camera, and appears to be ever-so-slightly cross-eyed, that it gives him the appearance of intense, almost fanatical, concentration. Finally, his face is extremely animated as he talks, the eyebrows going up and down, the cheeks scrunching. At one moment, a reporter’s musical cellphone goes off, and Putin looks a little exasperated, but is courteous and waits till the woman leaves the room with a comment like “pretty music”, but you could see that the King of the Russian Empire wasn’t too pleased about a stupid reporter interrupting his press conference. Silverwolf can’t blame him.
So Silverwolf hates to say it, but he almost liked Putin, or at least, was quite impressed with his intelligence, and the depth of his thinking. He can see why Russians could like him, and he certainly isn’t letting the flies grow on him when Nazis are coming to power right on his borders; Nazis armed with nuclear missiles and backed by Germany. Putin really kneed the hypocrisy of the West in the groin with his incisive comments, especially after all the garbage one has heard being drummed out in the U.S. press and the BBC. And Silverwolf is damn glad those ethnic Russians and Tartars in the Crimea will have Russian soldiers around to protect them from the Nazi gangs roaming around Kiev, now being given legitimacy by the Obama Administration by calling them the Provisional Government.
Now, let’s imagine a parallelogram fantasy.
What if… in North Mexico a movement arises calling itself L’Azteca Action, which claims that Gringos, Americanos, Protestants, and Capitalists run the entire economy of the region, grinding the poor Mexicans into the dirt, and that they should be expelled and their property confiscated, and that the People want a pure Mexican Mexico. They advocate making Spanish the only legal language. Then there are several assaults on Protestants by gangs of Catholics resulting in hospitalizations, and a general hostility is whipped up against American retirees who are “bleeding the land and El Pueblo Mexicano.” Capitalism is denounced, and murderers of American civilians during the Revolution, like Pancho Villa with his raids in New Mexico, are glorified. Villa is called a great hero, a Mexican Patriot, and his crimes are overlooked. Gangs of thugs armed with baseball bats and dressed in T-shirts bearing pictures of Villa, and the symbol of Villa’s militia which had carried out atrocities against women and children during the Revolution, patrol the streets as “security”, and the chief of police of the entire region as well as the chief prosecutor are L’Azteca Action party members.
Then it turns out that Russia has funnelled over $5 billion to L’Azteca to stir up trouble in the region, and suddenly tens of thousands of terrified American retirees, Protestants, and businessmen are fleeing to the border and stampeding into America. There is extensive media footage of American ex-pats kissing American soil upon arrival at the U.S. Border at Calexico and Naco. When L’Azteca gangs begin to overrun government buildings in areas where democratic local elections had protected the Rights of Americans, Protestants, and Capitalists, and a Party member, who has called these three groups “scum”, heads the Security Ministry, then President Obama decides to send American Troops into those border regions where Americans, Protestants, non-Mexicans, Capitalists, etc. form 70%-plus majorities, to protect American Citizens, and there are welcoming crowds lining the roads, waving American flags. In response to the American “invasion” of Mexico, Russian President Putin warns America that it is violating International Law and there will be a heavy price to pay. The rhetoric and name-calling escalates on both sides. Defiant, the American President maintains his troops in Northern Mexico, and brings in even more troops to protect other non-Fascist regions. Putin, claiming the moral high ground, and talking about morality and principle, offers to supply L’Azteca Action with nuclear weapons, according to a NATO-like treaty the Russians have with Mexico to come to its aid if its sovereignty was ever threatened, and in order to “protect the Mexican People and show that infringements of International Law have their costs.” And, inevitably, when L’Azteca Action, supported by all the Latin American nations, gets its missiles, it immediately demands the return of the lands stolen by America during the Mexican-American War which the Great Libertarian Henry David Thoreau went to jail resisting. That includes California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Just give us that, and there will be Peace, cries L’Azteca Action, and massive, violent mobs all across Northern Mexico, whipped up by State media propaganda, demonstrate in support. War Against the Capitalists, Gringos, English-speakers, and any Mexican against our Holy Cause! Liberate Nevada! Free California. New Mexico for the Mexicans!
And soon the missiles start flying.
Putin’s incursion is illegal, and so was Yanuko’s overthrow. But the practical effect of Obama’s actions is to throw Russia into a huge insecurity. After all, this could well mean NATO missiles in the hands of a Nazi Regime right on Russia’s borders; a Regime, backed by Germany, which had fought with Nazi Germany against Russia, and murdered hundreds of thousands of civilians, while glorifying mass murderers of Poles and Jews like Stefan Bandera and Chmelnitsky. Of course this was going to make Russia paranoid, and make all the ethnic Russians, and what was left of the Jews and Poles in Ukraine after the decimations of World War II, very insecure. Any idiot could have figured that out, but Obama couldn’t. This action shows that he is not fit to be President, and out of touch with reality. This is a very dangerous miscalculation by the President, and shows his lack of true Statesmanship.
Put yourself in the Russian’s place, America. Would you want a fanatical, bloodthirsty Pancho Villa to have nuclear weapons on your border, pointing at you? That is what Russians must be feeling right now. The Bipartisan Fascists, led by President Obama, have set the Cold War and World Progress back about a quarter-century with their and his stupid, puerile, and very dangerous actions. What a great tragedy for the world, and for America. And what a blundering fool is the President of the United States.
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf