According to Senator Chris Murphy (D-Ct), Committee on Foreign Relations, Russia invaded the Ukraine because America is strong under Obama (see here). Seriously! That is what he said, and now he says that sanctions on Russia are the answer. While I must applaud his criticism John McCain calling the kettle black. This is just about getting yet more face time on TV.
The answer is that it may be too late for the Ukraine. For those who have forgotten, Barack Obama canceled the missile shield that was to be built in Poland and the Czech Republic as a defense of Eastern Europe against Russia. That was the American mistake, the second was the sheer insanity of the Ukraine agreeing in 1994 to relinquish their nuclear weapons. At the time they had the third largest collection of nuclear warheads in the world. They exchanged their warheads for assurance that their sovereignty would be respected. I don’t even begin to understand this – Russia has always been a tyranny, and has always craved the Ukraine, a global breadbasket. At the same time the USA is always vulnerable to having the Democrat Party in control and it is no secret that they hate weapons and military action, and rather like tyranny.
Had the missile shield been erected and/or had the Ukraine not signed that agreement it is highly probable that they would not be dealing with their unruly neighbor, Russia. John McCain can say what he likes, but it is a little late to think about arming the Ukraine, as if Barack Obama would agree to that anyway.
What is more amazing to me are the statements of Chris Murphy. Of course he represents Connecticut, which is largely Democrat, and Murphy has a less than sterling record having failed to pay taxes, rent, and ignored payments on a mortgage. He voted for the for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP), which gave Webster’s Bank $400 million – and incidentally Murphy worked as an attorney for them. Anyway, I digress.
How did this doofus get into the Senate? He was voted into office by the largely Democrat population of Connecticut and that reminds me of something that Vaclav Klaus, the Czech economist who served as his country’s President from 2003-2013, said regarding Obama:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
This doofus (or snake oil salesman if you prefer) now serves in the United States Senate, and he is claiming that America’s strength under Obama has resulted in Russia invading the Ukraine. Really? Really? Exactly how does that work? It makes no sense at all to me. The people of Connecticut were fools to elect him, and he was appearing on MSNBC, but does he really think the American people are so stupid that they would believe this rubbish? While 2016 still seems a long way off, 2018 when Chris Murphy will have to run to keep his seat in the senate seems a very long way off. The problem we face is not just the fools in office, but the fools who have elected them.