Skip to comments.Obama trip to Europe, Saudi Arabia to be dominated by Crimea
Posted on 03/22/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
President Barack Obama had planned a week long trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia to highlight global progress in ridding the world of nuclear materials, soak up the positive publicity emanating from Pope Francis and reassure an anxious Gulf ally of the U.S. commitment to the region.
Instead, the trip will be dominated by Russias military seizure of Crimea and Obamas efforts to persuade European allies to step up sanctions on Russia, even as critics at home suggest Obama hasnt been as tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin as he needs to be.
Obama, who arrives in the Netherlands on Monday for a Nuclear Security Summit, has convened a meeting of the top seven industrialized countries to discuss how to punish Russia and support the Ukrainian government. Hell also meet Monday with President Xi Jinping of China, who met with first lady Michelle Obama on her China trip.
Hell hold a press conference at the close of the summit and meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, to discuss U.S. efforts in Syria, nuclear negotiations with Iran and the prospect for Middle East peace talks.
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Your Peace Prize does not impress Putin. Ridding the world of nuclear materials will not deter him. Dismantling our nukes will not do it. Legions of gay troops will not do it. Cutting our defense budget will not do it. Cozying up to the Muslims will not do it. Setting Iran up with the bomb will not do it. Your pen and phone will not do it. Your teleprompter will not do it. Your bows to the Saudi Royalty will not do it.
You, Mr. President, and your weak ass jive talk are the problem.
I think by the time this trip happens the Crimea invasion will have to take a back seat to the Ukraine invasion.
Right on, Jim!
Whats your bet Mr Putin does something next week to upstage the liar in chiefs little world tour...you just know he’s going to mess with Obama’s head.
Doesn't jive talk tend to involve exaggerated threats? Obama's tactic here has been to appear completely non-threatening. The guy's no Samuel L Jackson in some hackneyed action movie - he's just another white liberal appealing to his opposite number's better angels, an American Neville Chamberlain.
A man in denial.
Hey...Why not go to countries we’ve already helped out so he can see the rewards of our money...places like Libya, Egypt, Syria...........
Ahhh yes he’s going to kiss up to our Saudi Masters.
Huh? Pope Francis supports Hussein Nobama?
Maybe, after all, the other Pope met the same fate as many who get in the O regimes way.
Well it didn’t start with Obama.
Obama would be far better off if he were to attend his own national security council meetings. But that just doesn’t excite his interests plus it interferes with March Madness. Obama has his priorities. It should delight the neo isolationists though.
The Europeans are worried that the new, more muscular version of Vladimir Putin will cut off their natural gas supplies.
So unless Obama arrives with promises of help by easing restrictions on the export of U.S. natural gas, he’ll look even weaker and more irrelevant than ever.
When the Soviet Union blockaded Berlin, we responded with the Berlin Airlift, so how can we not promise more gas supplies now that Russia is threatening to shut off its pipelines to Europe?
Of course, Obama isn’t Harry Truman. Next week should be interesting.
The first act of the next President should be to send the official Obama portrait back to Kenya, Indonesia, or Pakistan where it belongs.
Drill, baby, drill.
The damned dimmicrats and RINOs just don’t get it and never will.
Peace through strength.
Strength through free markets.
Freedom through God.
And speaking of nuclear materials any body want to bet me the Krautz are having serious re-think thots about giving up their nuclear power plants in favor of sunshine, wind and Russian gas? Between the Jews and Bush somebody’s going to get blamed for the slide of Germany back into the 3rd world of energy.
Obozo will probably apologize the Saudi Opecker Princes.
In spite of his anti American oil production under the guise of enviral bs, we now produce more oil than the Saudis do.
Report: US replaces Saudi Arabia as top oil producer | The Daily ... http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/us-replaces-saudi-arabia-as-top-oil-producer/ - 107k - Cached - Similar pages Oct 15, 2013 ... The United States will outstrip Saudi Arabia in total liquid fuel production by ...
U.S. over takesS Saudi Arabia becoming world’s biggest oil producer ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2463148/U-S-overtakeS-Saudi-Arabia-worlds-biggest-oil-producer-jump-output-shale.html
Maybe the Saudis will keep him this time.
We can hope...right? :)
We can pray.
Indeed...and should! :)
Yes, he will be making the rounds discussing nuclear security. His various hosts will be asking - no, telling - him: “We, along with Ukraine, have entrusted our security to you in return for foregoing nuclear weapons. Now that, in Ukraine, you have proven that such treaties are worth nothing, we shall now proceed with obtaining nuclear weapons of our own.” Publicly the proceedings will be displayed with smiles and diplomatic mutual CYA, but his hosts will have told him to go to He11 and don’t really care if he looks forward to the trip or not.
Nobody in the century past nor century to come has done more for the proliferation of nuclear weapons than the Obama has just done by abandoning Ukraine after they gave up the world’s 3rd biggest stockpile of nukes in return for guarantees of security from both USA and Russia.
Will he finally make his required Haj to Mecca?