Sunday, March 23, 2014

Obama, Putin: Ever Hear Of The Monroe Doctrine? ... J. D. Longstreet

Obama, Putin:  Ever Hear Of The Monroe Doctrine?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

Basically the Monroe Doctrine, boiled down to its essential parts states that European countries should stay on their side of the pond and the US will reciprocate by staying out of their business -- and -- on our side of the pond.

I have to wonder if either Obama or Putin have ever even heard about this policy instituted by American President James Monroe.

Let's take a closer look at the Monroe Doctrine:

The Monroe Doctrine was a US foreign policy regarding Latin American countries in the early 19th century. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention. At the same time, the doctrine noted that the United States would neither interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal concerns of European countries.  -- SOURCE:

We can all see how well that is working out today, huh?

Consider this:  "As the world remains riveted on Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin is shifting gears to Latin America.

As first outlined by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu last February, Putin now plans to keep the United States off-balance as Moscow sets up actual military bases and massive arms sales in the Latin American region.

Moscow’s plan follows a recent announcement by Iran to have its warships patrol in waters off the U.S. coast.

Russia and Iran have stated their increased presence is also in response to U.S. military deployments near their countries, including the eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization up to Russia’s borders."

The Monroe Doctrine would be invoked by many U.S. statesmen and several U.S. presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and many others.

Turns out the US does have a soft underbelly approachable from the Gulf of Mexico and points south. We are extremely vulnerable, it seems, from cruise missiles fired at us from the Gulf of Mexico.  Russia's Bear bombers have been equipped for sometime with cruise missiles and so have Russia's nuclear submarines, which have been operating in the warm waters of the Gulf for a very long time now.  

Of course, our vaunted leader is busy kissing the nether regions of the Little Dictator (who would be Czar) while ordering the US military decimated in full view of the enemy.

And make no mistake -- Russia is an enemy of the US.  All the while, Russia is busy recreating the Soviet Union with a goal of having it recognized as a confederation of former members of the Soviet Socialist States of Russia by the year 2025.  

And whose to stop Putin?  Currently he is the cock-of-the-walk whom no country is challenging.

The US cannot invoke the Monroe Doctrine as a result of Obama fiddling around with the politics and governments of European and Eurasian nations.

Once again the smartest President EVER, and his minions in the West Wing and the State Department, have allowed their messianic attitude to influence their so-called negotiations with Russia and the Ukraine.

If Obama would just stop talking!  President Lincoln said:  "It is better to remain silent and allow people to THINK you're a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Look.  I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis vividly.  I remember the fear we Americans, especially those of us living in the southeastern states at the time, felt.   Every time a jet flew over everything stopped and all eyes turned skyward.  At the time I was living some 30 miles from a major nuclear target city.  Years before I had been trained by the army how to handle the refugees from a nuclear blast delivered against that city.  I still have nightmares about how we were told we would be ordered to work the wounded, disposing of irradiated bodies, especially those who were victims of fatal does of radiation from the blast, until they, too, fell dead.  It sounds horrible -- and it was -- but we knew it would have to be done if any of us were to survive.

It was an incredible time of duress we lived under in those days. 

Today as we look at the possibility of that threat becoming real once again from Russian bases and Iranian bases in South America, I want to take our leftist limp-wristed government by the shoulders and shake it and demand:  "What the Hell is wrong with you people?"

Can you envisage the damage a single sub or a single Bear bomber could deliver by firing off a barrage of nuclear tipped cruise missiles from the Gulf of Mexico?  That's a SINGLE sub and/or a SINGLE bomber -- not a fleet, a flotilla, or a squadron!  Just ONE!

Oh, did I not mention that we have no defense against those cruise missiles?
  Well, the fact is we do not.  We might get lucky and knock down a couple, or even a few, but for the most part they would be invincible and would reach their targets.

We can forget any solution to this problem until we get rid of the Obamas and the Clintons.  We need a solidly conservative Commander-in-Chief before we can expect to realize any improvement in our military and our national defenses.  

See, Obama, Clinton, and Kerry are far more concerned about non-existent global warming than they are about the safety and security of their fellow Americans.

We'd better wake up and begin planning for a conservative candidate for President in 2016.  At the moment, frankly, I don't see one anywhere on the horizon. 

Finally, as I wrote this piece, I began to wonder just how President James Monroe would view America's involvement in all our European and Asian entanglements and just how he would react to Russia and Iran building military bases in our backyard.   I suspect that if he were a "cussing" man, the air would be blue about him.  I daresay, he could not fathom the idiocy that brought America to this precipice.

If I were tasked with explaining it to President Monroe, I'd have to begin by explaining, somehow, that our leaders tossed out the constitution he so fastidiously wrote.  I don't even want to think about where the conversation would go from there. Suffice to say there IS NO REASONABLE EXPLANATION for what we have become. 

Try it. 

In the theater of your mind imagine yourself explaining to our Founding Fathers how we so desecrated and destroyed their beloved creation. 

Had we only .... .  But we didn't.  And here we are -- circling the drain.

J. D. Longstreet

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