In case anyone is wondering why Putin doesn’t expect Obama to thwart his designs in the Ukraine, let’s have another look at a famous open mic incident from 2012:
That is, Obama promised Putin’s flunky Vladimir Medvedev that he would sell out the USA and its allies once he had been reelected.
Little did Putin know that Obama would turn around and nix the presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi. Our obligation to defend the Ukraine from invasion in return for its renunciation of nuclear weapons has now been honored.
Truth is, there isn’t a lot we can do about Russia’s activities in the Ukraine. But if we don’t find our way back to having a government that other governments take seriously, we will soon be saying the same about China’s activities in Taiwan or even Japan.
On tips from TaterSalad and Xavier.