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Obama has his Munich
moment with Putin and Crimea

New York Post, by Michael Goodwin

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Posted By:FlyRight, 3/16/2014 8:02:44 AM

Back in September, John Kerry told Washington Democrats that America faced a “Munich moment” in deciding how to respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. He called Bashar al-Assad a “two-bit dictator” who would commit more atrocities unless he was stopped.Right idea, wrong war. The real Munich moment of our times is taking place in Ukraine.Vladimir Putin is on the march, and there’s no telling how far he’ll go if he’s allowed to gobble up Crimea without paying a serious price. That is the lesson of Munich, the infamous agreement in 1938 when Britain’s Neville Chamberlain struck a deal with

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 3/16/2014 8:21:26 AM     (No. 9770735)

The ´Hawaiian´ said Fundamental Change! That´s what we´re seeing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 3/16/2014 9:38:52 AM     (No. 9770828)

Every move that obama has made (or, usually not made) on the international stage has been to the detriment of the West and democracy. When it comes to favoring our enemies or radical islam, we can count on him to sell us out. Why does anybody think he could possibly stand up to Putin over Crimea and the Ukraine? He lacks both the courage and the will to act in our best interests. We might as well get used to the idea that the Chamberlain philosophy will be employed here. So far, we haven´t seen violence, but we will.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 3/16/2014 10:29:58 AM     (No. 9770887)

As always, the columnist offers no mention of what he considers "a serious price". So, what levy should the US and NATO lay on Russia for its Crimean adventure? Goodwin recognizes "Western Europeans are assuming their usual quisling positions by resisting any meaningful financial and economic penalties." So, now what? It become an American duty? This is classic behavior, and I´m afraid we´ll have a classic response that results in more misery for all involved.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 3/16/2014 10:33:02 AM     (No. 9770895)

Sad but true this President is so stupid one of his aids will have to explain to him what they mean by "Munich Moment." He really is a C- Student.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 3/16/2014 12:31:54 PM     (No. 9771042)

One of the great gifts of appeasement is that it´s 100% failure rate is of no consequence. Fathered...er...mothered as it is by the progressive movement, that is no surprise.

So we have the absolute assurance of knowing the outcome.

Churchill was banished into the wilderness in the later 1930´s for speaking the truth. Sarah and Mitt are the Churchills of the new millenium.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: privateer, 3/16/2014 1:18:24 PM     (No. 9771067)

FTA: "The scenario proves how corrosive the lack of American leadership can be to a stable world. Appeasement is contagious." I don´t think it´s so much that; it´s that if we don´t go in, they don´t dare.

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