Ukraine III

I told you so! It was only yesterday. (See Ukraine II.)

Both the President and the Secretary of State made threatening speeches today toward Mr Putin.

As a result, six or seven Russian plutocrats changed their vacation plans from Florida to Cyprus. (The weather is less certain there but the food is better. And, it’s a shorter flight.)

And, I almost forgot, the president promised to send $66 to each Ukrainian, man, woman, and child. That’s over time, of course. (Correction 3/7/14 : That’s just $66 in loan guarantees.)

3/7/14: Plus President Obama is sending six (6) jet fighters to the Baltic; N. S. !

I still don’t think we should risk war over  either Crimea or over the intimidation of a neighbor by a bully. What I would like for President Obama to do very much, that is within his power, is to unleash a flood of fossil fuels unto the world. That  would stiffen a bit what is left of  Western Europe’s backbone. (Eastern Europe has plenty of backbones but it does not make the decisions.) It might even ruin the Russian oleo-tyranny for good.

President Obama won’t do it because he is a prisoner of his rhetoric and of his past actions. You are not able to act decisively in that area if you really believe that there is really human-caused weather warming that is really global and really fast enough and really  large enough to pose an imminent danger to people. Why you would believe something like this is another issue I deal with in several other postings . (All have the words “global waring” in title or they are tagged to the same words.)

We are a declining power for all to see. Our weakness brings strife and military adventurism to the world. I wouldn’t mind American decline if someone palatable  stood ready to take over the task of “world policeman.” There is no one. Denmark, for example has not volunteered for the job. Too bad; no one would object; I am not even the only American who suspects that Danes have, by and large, a superior moral fiber.



About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to Ukraine III

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  2. Bruce says:

    All Obama has to do is OK the pipeline. He can’t because he’s in bed with Warren Buffett, who bought the BNSF railway and transports petroleum products by rail. I know our liberal readers might not understand it, but Obama is first and foremost about power. Getting it and keeping it. You are completely correct about what simply unleashing a fraction of our natural petroleum resources would do to the world stage!
    Can you imagine what things would be like here if our industries had not done as much as they have developing oil resources on private land? Of course the dismal economy would still be the Republican’s fault.
    Too bad a crazy KGB guy is running circles around our President. Doesn’t Putin know how smart Obama is? If he did he would back off.

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