Putin’s Flying Bad Will Embassador
“Last guys rarely finish nice.”-Saul Alinsky.
I can comprehend the temptation that tugs at both President Obama and Senator Rand Paul when they contemplate the difficult issues associated with foreign policy in the Post-modern world. The simple, old maxim goes “Don’t be a d—!” In many of the things we do in our daily life this is pretty solid advice to live and work by. People hate deliberate, nasty aggression. They take notes and store names in their memories. The aggressor today is the one that gets punked tomorrow. That works up to a point. That point is reached when an aggressor decides that you are unable or unwilling to vigorously defend your own self-interest. They then decide that crossing your boundaries and looting your stuff is akin to taking candy from a baby. As a result of President Barack Obama’s weak posture, Russian President Vladimir Putin may have reached that point of delusion with respect to the martial will of The United States of America. This is a very, very dangerous place for the world. World Wars happen when aggressors underestimate other nations they view as potential prey.
The Russians have now essentially decided they can fly nuclear strike bombers in NORAD airspace any time they feel like it. They recently felt like it on 9 June 2014. They flew 2 Tu-95 “Bear”-H Bombers over the Aleutians and 2 others within 50 miles of Northern California. US fighter jets intercepted the incoming planes and returned them to sender. Then the battle began over how to interpret the incident. NORAD Capt. Jeff Davis spoke for the Inner Party and assured us all was normal.
“They typically do long range aviation training in the summer and it is not unusual for them to be more active during this time,” he said. “We assess this was part of training. And they did not enter territorial airspace.”
Others such as Congressman Mike Conway (R-Texas) were not buying the Officially Official Version™.
“Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in an interview. “Truth of the matter is we would have squashed either one of those [bombers] like baby seals. It’s …read more