Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Did Putin Out-Fox Obama?

The more one sees of Obama's international realpolitik, the more it is clear that Obama is using a Scrabble rule-book in a Parchese game.

IOW, the guy hasn't a clue.

He agreed to trim our nuclear-warhead arsenal by one-third and -- even more dangerously -- to cut the systems that deliver the nuclear payloads. In fact, the Russians don't care much about our warhead numbers (which will be chopped to a figure "between 1,500 and 1,675"). What they really wanted -- and got -- was a US cave-in regarding limits on our nuclear-capable bombers, submarines and missiles that could leave us with as few as 500 such systems, if the Russians continue to get their way as the final details are negotiated.

...Our problem is that many nuclear-delivery systems -- such as bombers or subs -- are "dual-use": A B-2 bomber can launch nukes, but it's employed more frequently to deliver conventional ordnance.

Putin sought to cripple our ability to respond to international crises. Obama, meanwhile, was out for "deliverables" -- deals that could be signed in front of the cameras. Each man got what he wanted

IOW, Putin would like to re-establish Russki hegemony through the usual subterfuges and agents without the bothersome interference of the US Air Force.

HT: Just One Minute


Billiam said...

More of that Hopey changey thingy again. Man, are we screwed with this bozo.

Anonymous said...

If you think Obama is scary, imagine how screwed we'd be with Palin in charge.

Dad29 said...

And you KNOW this, Anony?