Monday, March 16, 2009

Cuban Missile Crisis, Part Deux

Think back to yesterday, well O.K., back to October when Sheriff Joseph Biden shot off his six gun mouth while on the campaign trail and said the following:
"Mark my words, It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

C
oming on the heels of the Hillary Overcharge Button gaffe, the Russian government says that it may deploy strategic bombers in Cuba and Venezuela. So much for the reset of relations, huh Hillary! Now as Secretary of State what will you do? Looks like the Sheriff was right. Obama's mettle will be tested within six months of taking office.

In my estimation, Russia is no longer content to watch as the United States flexes its muscle and power around the world. How dare we have the "audacity" to be the most powerful nation on the planet. Now Russia wants to check us on this. Being numero uno has its consequences wouldn't you say. Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers will find at the start of next football season, everyone wants to knock you off your perch. Russia is a proud former super power and they want to regain that honor at our expense.

How will Obama handle this crisis? Remember that his administration's mantra is "not to let a good crisis go to waste." Trying to pretend to be a world leader will not work. He will have to tackle this one head on. Just like JFK, will he be able to stare into the eyes of an enemy and get him to blink. This crisis will require that he and his State Department bring their "A" game. That is if they have an "A" game to bring. Our country has recently show
n that we have no idea how to deal effectively anymore on the world stage. Snubbing the British Prime Minister, presenting Russia with the Easy Button and promising $900M to help rebuild Hamas controlled Gaza even though we did not destroy it. Since he is still in the early days of his administration he can just claim that he inherited this mess too.

Cuba already has the long landing strips necessary for these bombers to land and take off. With Cuba being only 90 miles from Florida you can easily see why this is a potential problem and embarrassment for the administration. I guess Hillary wanted to reset the Russian-U.S. relationship back to 1962. With everything else going on in this country will the Obama administration, more importantly the State Department, be able to navigate this crisis. I think not. Let's just Hope that they do not have 14 days in October to deal with it.

Sheriff Joe, you called it and here it is. Have your boss answer the test. Deal with it now before we have Russian and Cuban paratroopers landing in our backyards ala the movie "Red Dawn". And we do not need another trillion dollars spent on this crisis. Maybe once again we will remove our missile defenses out of Turkey or some other place to close this out. We will wait!


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4 comments:

drjim said...

"Sheriff Joseph Biden"
HAH! You hit it, Ron. It brings to mind every no-good, do-nothing, corrupt, DRUKEN Sheriff I've ever seen in a western.

Ron B said...

@drjim
Exactly what I was thinking. Unlike Sheriff Bufford Pusser from Walking Tall but more like Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane from the Dukes of Hazzard. Obama told us that there was a new sheriff in town and his name is Joe Biden.

Kirls said...

RonB,

The "O" admin doesn't have an "A" game. "O" will not face this Cuban missile crisis head on; he doesn't know how. He only has words and words will not save us from this. We will likely end up with Russian missiles pointed at every population center in our country and we will have to live with that threat.

We are doomed to endure this nightmare. May God shorten these days for us.

Ron B said...

@Kirls
Thanks for your comments. He has placed Hillary in charge of diplomatic relations for the country. She wants to reset relations with Russia. She gives them a button that actually says Overcharge. You are right Words cannot save us. Where is Matt Dillon or John Wayne when we need them.