Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vladimir Putin prepares to pounce as America's power in the world diminishes.

Courtesy of Newsweek: 

The opportunities that Moscow is eager to seize beyond Russia’s border are openings or cracks in the world order. The ability to ferret out opportunity, developed during the 1980s and 1990s, is helping Moscow’s rulers detect such chances now. 

Both Ukraine and Syria, each one in its own way, are such cracks. They fall between “world orders” if we accept Henry Kissinger’s description of the evolving international orders as being American, European, Chinese and Islamic (see also an interesting piece by Niall Ferguson on the Russian Question.) 

The “imperial” power of the collective West is shrinking. Under the new administration, Washington is proclaiming out loud what had previously been implied or mentioned quietly to America’s allies: the U.S. is not willing to serve as the world’s preeminent “imperialist” power indefinitely. It wants to be paid for its services or it will withdraw. 

President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in the State Department’s funding and sharp hikes in military spending could be taken as a plan to relinquish America’s remaining soft power and concentrate on its hard power to protect whatever interests it chooses to keep.

In many ways Trump is the perfect puppet for Putin. He is an unsophisticated megalomaniac who lacks the vision to understand what America means to the world at large, and instead only cares about those who will hold rallies celebrating his isolationist agenda.

With Trump distracted by shiny objects Putin, and others, are free to take advantage of the opportunities for power and influence that slip from between Cheeto Hitler's chubby orange fingers.

And the cost for this country, and for our allies, will be vast and potentially irreversible.


  1. Anonymous5:11 AM

    Putin has a big surprise coming. He has forgotten that you sir do not mess with the USA without getting yer ass kicked.

    1. Anonymous6:16 AM

      Not according to little donnie, America is disaster and never wins.

    2. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Hate to break it to you but Russia snuck into USA long ago. They used money sent over. Rockefeller blackmailed em to get something out of the deal. What's in it for them? Lots money until now! Paybacks are a bitch. SHRUG.

  2. Anonymous5:13 AM

    Little man boy boobs do not own the world. Little man boy boobs have bigly little man boy complexes.

  3. Anonymous5:58 AM

    Gryph - Did you see this ?


    Other Breitbart staff have other ties to Bannon and Mercer. Schweizer is also listed as an executive producer on a 2016 Glittering Steel movie called Clinton Cash, a film version of his book by the same title that probed Hillary Clinton's finances. Breitbart Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Mansour was also listed as a co-writer of Glittering Steel's September 2016 film Torchbearer, which Bannon called "a Christian war film" featuring the evangelical message of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.

    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      Mansour was $arah PayMe's "aide" writing her speeches for several years. Bannon tried to get PayMe into the WH, making a film titled "Undefeated" about her. So, he is as dumb as Don the Con.

  4. Anonymous6:15 AM

    Today little donnie’s plan is to ruin the environment by rolling back clean air and water.

    Then he plans to have his son-in-law remake the federal government into a business so that the customers will be happier. First problem is we aren’t the customers, they work for us and second trump’s business plans all lead to bankruptcy.

    So putin’s work to ruin America will already be done for him.

  5. Anonymous6:55 AM

    I have begun to scratch the days held in this regime's putrid prison on its shit-covered walls. Day 67.

    1. Anonymous8:45 AM

      Prison this>

  6. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Like palin, dRUMPf is just trailer trash with money.

  7. Anonymous7:56 AM

    OT:"Costuros and Maté both noted that the growing acceptance of ayahuasca seems to be part of a general burgeoning interest in using psychedelics for medical purposes in the United States. Everything from MDMA to psilocybin to LSD are being studied as possible treatments for serious medical issues, and people are taking them more seriously than in decades past. More and more tech startups in Silicon Valley have also been embracing practices like meditation and mindfulness training in recent years.
    “I hope that in less than 10 years Americans will no longer have to go to Peru or Mexico to get access to the treatments that they feel is best for them. After all, America is all about freedom to choose, right?” Costuros said.
    “Western pharmaceuticals in general do not get at the heart of people’s malaise,” Maté said “They can be very helpful to regulate certain dysfunctions and behaviors and symptoms. I’m not against them. I’ve used them and prescribed them, but there’s no healing in them.” He said many Americans are seeing that alternatives like psychedelics do bring them to a place of actual healing."


  8. Anonymous8:43 AM


    1. There's no market for coal.

      China was the biggest user but they are becoming number ONE in the world in renewables. That's right. They have surpassed Germany and Japan in a short time.

      The U.S. was NEVER number one in renewables and we are slipping farther and farther behind every year.

      So much for making America great. At what? Coal that no one wants? Incarcerated per capita? Guns per capita?

      It's no use asking Donnie his definition of "great". You'd just get more word salad.


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