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Congress Where The Freeloaders And Non-Thinkers Exist, Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by sheriffali

Irrespective of how much arms we provide to Ukraine, they cannot win a war against Russia and by giving them arms, we are certainly committing Americans and perhaps the world to World War 111.

 

The only way to resolve the Ukraine situation is for the Europeans to be truly serious about sanctioning Russia in the most severe manner and the United States “targeting” the “Russian Central Bank. If Russia is unable to use Euro Dollars, British Sterling and US Dollars, there is no way Vladimir Putin can continue his internecine actions.

 

Republicans, if given the opportunity will drag America back into reinvading Iraq, bombing Iran, going to war with Russia and perhaps China.

 

President Dwight Eisenhower got us involved in Vietnam and subsequently our involvement escalated into one of America’s defining tragedy. Ronald Reagan unofficially got us into wars in South America; El Salvador, Nicaragua and other South and Central American Countries. President George W.H. Bush invaded Panama and carried out the First Gulf War with Iraq. President George W Bush started the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

What do they all have in Common? They are Republicans, full blown Republicans!

 

[New York Times] WASHINGTON — With the peace process stalled and violence escalating in Ukraine, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is defying President Obama and European allies by pressing the administration to provide weapons to the embattled nation.

 

The Senate has included provisions in its military policy bill to arm Ukraine with antiarmor systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition to aid in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. It would also prevent the administration from spending more than one half of $300 million in aid for Ukraine unless 20 percent is earmarked for offensive weapons. The House has passed a similar measure.

 

So far, the Obama administration has refused to provide lethal aid, fearing that it would only escalate the bloodshed and give President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a pretext for further incursions.

 

The push by lawmakers to arm Ukraine’s beleaguered armed forces threatens to open a rift between the United States and key allies, especially Germany and France, at a time when the Obama administration has been working to demonstrate unified support for extending European economic sanctions against Russia that are scheduled to expire at the end of July.

 

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“The Ukraine Cease-Fire Will Fall Apart Because There Are Three Charlatans That Are Chameleons In The Midst With Self Interest; Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande And Angela Merkel.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2015 by sheriffali

Vladimir Putin wants the Ukrainian Eastern Land Border to buttress Crimea’s waterfront with Ukraine; Francois Hollande built two Air Craft Carries for Russia at a total cost exceeding 1.6 Billion US Dollars. France hasn’t been able to deliver the First Carrier that has been completed since the end of last year due to the ongoing Sanctions against Russia; and, Angela Merkel has always been in a conspiracy with Putin dating back prior to Putin annexing Crimea.

 

The Only true protector Ukraine has is the United States and that is fact because we want nothing from Ukraine, except for the Ukrainian people to be a Democratic Country having the freedom to live out their God given lives. [Sheriff Ali]”

 

“MINSK, Belarus — A new cease-fire and an overall compact to end the war in eastern Ukraine was announced here on Thursday by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine after marathon overnight bargaining that threatened to derail the attempt. Even as the agreement was announced, it appeared fragile, with officials on all sides saying that there was more work to be done.

 

The cease-fire is scheduled to take effect at midnight on Saturday, but the fact that the leaders used three separate news conferences to announce the accord suggested a lack of unity. Still, after such a concentrated effort, all the leaders chose to accent the idea that there was at least a chance that the yearlong war could be quieted.

 

The negotiations “consisted of a long night and a long morning, but we have arrived at an accord on a cease-fire and a global end to the conflict,” President François Hollande of France said. “It is a relief for Europe.”

 

Mr. Hollande said a broader agreement on ending the war would ultimately hinge on border control and the resolution of questions like the withdrawal of heavy weapons. [New York Times]

 

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Big Blow to Vladimir Putin! France cancels deliver of Mistral War Ship to Russia Due to Putin’s involvement in Ukraine.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2014 by sheriffali

France has suspended the delivery to Russia of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier ships, due to events in eastern Ukraine.

 

“The situation is serious. Russia’s recent actions in the east of Ukraine contravene the fundamental principles of European security,” said a statement from the office of President Francois Hollande.

 

 

“The president of the Republic has concluded that despite the prospect of ceasefire, which has yet to be confirmed and put in place, the conditions under which France could authorize the delivery of the first helicopter carrier are not in place.”

 

 

The two ships were commissioned by Russia in 2011 at the cost of $1.6 billion. The first of these, the Vladivostok, was due to come into service at the end of this year, with the second, the Sevastopol, due to be completed in 2015.

 

While Moscow officials earlier admitted that in terms of efficiency and versatility the cutting-edge Mistral has no equivalent in the Russian navy, the deal was always considered controversial, as France was a Cold War adversary, and is a founding member of NATO.

 

France’s suspension does not fall under the sectoral sanctions the EU and the US imposed upon Russia for purported meddling in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, introduced last month. That raft of sanctions did not cover deals signed before their imposition.

 

As the rift over Ukraine has widened, Russian officials have repeatedly said that they would accept the French government’s failure to deliver the ships, as long as it paid the penalty for breaking the contract, approximately equivalent to the cost of the ships.[Source RT]

 

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President Obama on the world – “No Victors No Vanquished”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2014 by sheriffali

 

President Obama’s interview with New York Times Reporter Thomas L. Friedman should be promoted in the field of Political Science. Mr. Obama proved once more that he is an intelligent, prudent and superbly articulate person. From the inception of the interview with President Obama’s remark “No Victor No Vanquished,” speak volumes of the depth of Mr. Obama’s thinking.

 

Irrespective of whether or not you are Republican, Democrat or Independent; whether or not you like or dislike Obama, if you can set aside your differences with the President and be openly objective, much can be learned from this remarkable interview by one of New York Times most amazing writers.

 

President Obama’s thinking about world affairs is self evident that it matters not to him about his critics and perhaps, just how downright mean spirited some are towards him. It is crystal clear to me at least, Mr. Obama doesn’t look at just today or tomorrow, he sees far and wide beyond the great horizons that are yet to come with resplendency, and that if people could learn a simple lesson; “in this life, we must learn to care and help each other; ‘change the unacceptable and accept the unchangeable;’ and that we should see this life that we have been so blessed to part of as an opportunity to do good and not see victors or vanquished, the world can be a better place for all.  

 

 

Quote New York Times:

 

“President Obama’s hair is definitely grayer these days, and no doubt trying to manage foreign policy in a world of increasing disorder accounts for at least half of those gray hairs. (The Tea Party can claim the other half.) But having had a chance to spend an hour touring the horizon with him in the White House Map Room late Friday afternoon, it’s clear that the president has a take on the world, born of many lessons over the last six years, and he has feisty answers for all his foreign policy critics.

 

Obama made clear that he is only going to involve America more deeply in places like the Middle East to the extent that the different communities there agree to an inclusive politics of no victor/no vanquished. The United States is not going to be the air force of Iraqi Shiites or any other faction. Despite Western sanctions, he cautioned, President Vladimir Putin of Russia “could invade” Ukraine at any time, and, if he does, “trying to find our way back to a cooperative functioning relationship with Russia during the remainder of my term will be much more difficult.” Intervening in Libya to prevent a massacre was the right thing to do, Obama argued, but doing it without sufficient follow-up on the ground to manage Libya’s transition to more democratic politics is probably his biggest foreign policy regret.”

 

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Megyn Kelly and Fox News, Republicans and their Trolls spend their night and day, casting blame on President Obama for the world that was turned upside down by Bush and Cheney.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2014 by sheriffali

George W Bush and Dick Cheney capsized the stability of the world and it is going to take a decade or two before the world is again, right side up!

 

Megyn Kelly, Fox News and Republicans Preaching Jesus and claiming to be Patriots while being bankrupt of both! Spending their night and day, yes, night and day, blaming President Obama for all that ails America, while claiming that they are not racists, they just seem to have a different standard for a 50% Black President.

 

Obama by no means is a perfect man, but then again, we are all fallible and imperfect, however, as a person who is the CEO of an International Company that operates in over a dozen countries, I can attest to the fact that we in America are a long way from the doom and gloom we were tossed into by the previous Administration.

 

The American people on the other hand are justified in their majority reluctance to be involved with any war, but then at the same time they too blame Obama for the instability of the World. We must not fail to forget that a great majority of the American people are just plain uninformed, brainwashed or are divided by Political Party, Ideology and frankly, just plain ignorant. 83% didn’t have a clue where Ukraine is located, many thought it was within one of the States inside of America, imagine that for a moment.

 

We are the only country in the world where Six [6] major Corporations own the 1,500 News Papers; 1,100 Magazines; 9,000 Radio Stations; 1,500 Television Stations and the 2,400 Publishers.

 

News Anchors and News Hosts no longer have a mind of their own, they bow to their Corporate Masters, some bend all the way and others bend a little less. Nevertheless, the News, be it Television, Print or Radio they are about creating commotion, pitting one against the other to increase viewership that enhances their advertising and their Corporate Bosses laugh all the way to the Bank, while 98% of Americans are killing each other verbally out of just plain stupidity.

 

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Benghazi in perspective: Reagan 7 attacks 94 Dead; Bush 13 attacks 60 Dead; Obama 1 attack 4 Dead!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by sheriffali

Going on two years the Republicans and their followers having been beating Benghazi like a Mexican Piñata and it is beyond any doubt that they are fully cognizant of the record of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and President Obama. In the case of Reagan he sent hundreds of Marines to Lebanon with orders not to keep their Rifles loaded. A lunatic with a pick-up-truck loaded with explosives, rammed the gates and in a single incident killed more than 243 Marines. Reagan subsequently brought the remainder of the Marines home.

 

And we must never ever forget that thoughtless Bush invaded Iraq and we lost thousands of Soldiers; tens of thousands were severely injured and more than seventy five thousand are left with mental problems. What was our gain? All we did was replace a Sunni Dictator with a Shiite Dictator who cast his lot with Iran. The cost to the American Tax Payers stands at 1.7 Trillion Dollars.

 

Republicans and the right wing talking head Pundits have and continue to criticize Obama over his foreign Policy. Obama withdrew us out of Iraq and by year’s end we would be out of Afghanistan. Ask the American people, “they are adamant that they do not want us to be involved with any war, unless absolutely necessary.”

 

On Twitter, the washed-up actor James Woods embellishes in wanting Justice for Benghazi. Just what does James Woods know about anything having to do with foreign Policy? Even George W. Bush in 2008 knew his limitations and that was self evident when Putin invaded a section of Georgia and former President George W. Bush left it alone.

 

As far as the Ukraine situation Sanctions are really the only viable options at this time and thus far, the United States and the European Union have placed Sanctions on Russia and as of this morning President Obama announced further Sanctions. People are wondering why Obama doesn’t target Vladimir Putin directly and the reason I believe is that Obama is smart enough to know that closing all the doors on Putin with no exit at this time, could very well escalate this manageable crisis into something much larger. In addition, Europe is our biggest trading Partners and Obama must remain mindful of that fact.

 

Like the crazy idiot in Nevada, Cliven Bundy, Republicans are all Hat and no Cattle, or another way to put it; they are all mouth and no brains!

 

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Republicans on 18 days paid vacation after denying Unemployment Insurance and blocking equal pay for women!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by sheriffali

The Nexus of Republicans and Vladimir Putin!

 

Republicans, since retaking control of the House of Representatives in 2010 and the forty-five Republican Senators, really haven’t done anything tangible to get us out of the precarious predicament George W. Bush left us in, but, despite that fact, with the intelligence of President Obama and the Democrats, “we have come a long way from where we were at the end of Bush’s Presidency in 2008.”

 

Banks are no longer collapsing; The Stock Market is at an all time high; The S & P went from a low of 730 and stands presently over 1,800, that helped the 401K Plans to not only regain 100% of its value, but added value beyond that. Unemployment that was at an all time high over 10% when Bush left Office is today 6.7%. Under Bush we had a net gain of jobs of one million for all of Bush’s eight years and under Obama, we added 8.9 million new jobs. Obama ended the Iraq war and by the end of this year we would be out of Afghanistan. The total cost of those two wars thus far, is estimated to be over four (4) trillion dollars.

 

However, Republicans cannot take credit for anything because rather than help they obstructed, lied, cheated, schemed and did everything to persuade the American people that “all that ails America and their lives is the fault of President Obama.” As strange as it may seem, a great majority of Americans seems to agree with the Republicans misnomer. To be frank about how uninformed and ignorant we have become, only 27% of Americans knew where Ukraine is located. In a recent Poll many Americans thought that Ukraine was within one of our fifty States; some thought it was located in South America and others placed Ukraine literally in the Ocean 180 degrees from where it is. So, in the final analysis, some of us are just plain dumb!

 

 

Putin is using Ukraine as a Panacea to hide Russia’s rough and tumbled economy and it is getting worse for Russia by the day as it pertains to Russia’s financial stability. However, Russia like North Korea control the media and Putin spoon feed the Russian people as to how great Russia is doing and out of being uninformed and ignorant of facts, many Russians see Putin as their Savior the same as many Americans see the Republicans as theirs.

 

Nothing can be further from the truth because factually, Republican Legislators have become Pariahs of the Middle-Class and the Poor and Putin; he is a self centered, conceited Pariah of anyone and everyone, except Putin.

 

In the final analysis, Putin and our Republican Legislators only interest, is to “remain in power, lie, cheat, steal, deceive for their own benefit and the few they favor!”

 

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The Republicans are all mouth and no brain!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by sheriffali

 

For Republicans to be whining about President Obama misreading Putin, they should reflect on their own guy, The Great George W. Bush who saw Putin’s Soul! I think the truth of the matter is the past Presidents that have dealt with Putin and Obama who is now dealing with Putin; they can’t be faulted for what they saw in Chameleon Putin!

Putin seems a little deranged and also possibly enraged over the collapse of the USSR. On top of that the information Edward Snowden stole and gave to Putin has America’s Defense Plan in the unlikely event of war. Putin who must have examined what Snowden gave him then realized that he “badly needed” a buffer zone and hence the reason he annexed Crimea, however, Russia’s entry into Crimea is “only” by air or Sea.  On the Eastern Part of Ukraine, Russia “land” borders with Ukraine and that may be Putin’s next goal.

The right wing who seems always hell bent on war can criticize Obama all they want, but, war seems like the most unlikely option. Economic Sanctions on the other hand, especially “targeting” Russia’s Central Bank would collapse Russia’s already devastated economy. But, even so, Obama has to be mindful of our European Allies. The Republicans are all mouth and no brain!

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President Obama and President Putin can rectify the present indifferences without starting a war, but, the demagogues must stop their vacuousness!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by sheriffali

In the final analysis, President Obama and President Putin can resolve the indifferences over the annexation of Crimea. Mr. Obama using measured sanctions against Russia, while leaving Mr. Putin enough room to extricate himself, represents Obama’s intelligence over ego. It seems that Putin is not a crazy man but he is definitely a proud man! Putin initiating a call to Obama on Friday, is a sign that this brisk but dysfunctional period can end without each side killing the other!

 

If we step back for a moment and without ignoring the lives lost or the humongous number of injured soldiers, the trillions of dollars spent on both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; we could have rebuilt all the damaged schools; repair our badly needed infrastructure; invest into retraining American Workers and do more to efficiently educate America’s Children.

 

What did we get for the thousands of lives lost and the trillions of dollars spent?

 

Iraq! After eight years all we did was replace a Sunni Dictator with a Shiite Dictator that cast his lot with Iran. I am no defender of Saddam Hussein, but Iraq is far worst today than when we unintelligently and arrogantly invaded that sovereign country.

 

Afghanistan! After thirteen years; the Obama Administration did finally kill Osama Bin Laden in 2011 and during the course over the past years, we captured some bad people. However, had we remained focused when we attacked Afghanistan, our Soldiers perhaps could have captured the bad people and we would have been out of there in a matter of two to three years.

 

John McCain and some Republicans that never saw a war they didn’t like should give heed to the words of the wise and the humble;

 

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can; only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.” DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

 

“All wars represent a failure of diplomacy.” TONY BENN

 

“There never was a good war or a bad peace.” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination; when it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.” OSCAR WILDE

 

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil, but no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” JIMMY CARTER

 

Imagine the irony! Jeb Bush, the man who “shop-lifted” the State of Florida that propelled his brother, George W. Bush to the Presidency, attacked President Obama for “America’s Passivity.” People can agree or disagree, but it is the opinion of many that George W. Bush erased 225 years of America’s credibility by his futile and inept war expeditions. Bush started a war on “terror” in Afghanistan that became an Orwellian never ending war on “terror,” solely because Bush truncated Afghanistan in order to invade Iraq, for which the end results for both wars were; thousands of dead soldiers; tens of thousands injured; one hundred thousand plus dead innocent Iraqi’s that was caught in what is deemed as collateral damage and trillions of dollars spent.

 

If the Polls are correct majority of Americans are presently giving President Obama a failing grade and within the same Poll, predictions are that Republicans will win over the Senate. To think of the terrible state America was in at the end of 2008 and compare it with where we are today, it is positively shocking that so many people can believe wantonness by the Republicans over reality!

 

Is it hate or Obama’s race that make him prey to the many whites? Gallup just released a Poll for which the results reflected that “more whites” are more inclined to the Republican Party since Obama became President. 

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Everybody is an “expert!” The Right-Wing blames Obama for not intervening enough while the Left-Wing claim Obama is intervening too much – Ukraine – Crimea – Russia.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2014 by sheriffali

 

Unlike President Obama or any other United States President that are subject to the Constitution, Congress, The U S Supreme Court and the American people, Vladimir Putin answers to no one except Mr. Putin. All the Dog and Pony show coming out of Putin’s Russia with claims that the Russian Parliament voted for this or for that, “it is just a farce.”

 

 

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s billionaire that opposed Putin’s Dictator-Ship was imprisoned for ten years; all of his assets seized and just before the Sochi Olympics, Putin had him released. Mr. Khodorkovsky is presently living in Germany. Putin used Mr. Khodorkovsky’s assets and created one of the world largest Oil Companies, Rosneft. Prior to Rosneft, Exxon Mobile was the largest Oil Company.

 

However, Exxon Mobile and Rosneft executed an agreement in December 2013 that together, the collaboration of the project is approximately 500 Billion Dollars for the Arctic Research Centre (ARC). With companies like Exxon Mobile and others tied into Putin’s Russia, Vladimir knows that he is playing with a marked deck in his favor. With such leverage and the great Political Divide in America, Putin’s challenges would be fast and furious. Most of the talking heads in the Media and the self indulgent Politicians do not stop to think, much less see that “everything is not just black and white.”

 

It’s been interesting to observe the large numbers of people who suddenly think they’re experts on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine-both those on the left who blame it on Obama for intervening too much and those on the right who blame it on Obama for not intervening enough.

 

On the right, you have political figures claiming that Obama’s supposed “weakness” somehow emboldened Moscow to engage in aggressive moves against Crimea. Sarah Palin, for example, claims that Obama’s failure to respond forcefully to Russia’s bloody incursion into Georgia in 2008 made Russia’s “invasion” possible, despite the fact that Obama wasn’t even president then and therefore couldn’t have done much. Even some Democrats, like Delaware senator Chris Coons, claim that Obama’s failure to attack Syria last fall made the United States look weak.

 

In reality, there seems to be little correlation between the willingness of Moscow to assert its power in areas within its traditional spheres of influence and who occupies the White House: The Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956 when Eisenhower was president; the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968 when Johnson was president; the Soviets successfully pressed for martial law in Poland in 1981 when Reagan was president; the Russians attacked Georgia in 2008 when Bush was president.

 

In each case, as much as these administrations opposed these actions, it was determined that any military or other aggressive counter-moves would likely do more harm than good. Washington cannot realistically do any more in response to Russian troops seizing Crimea in 2014 in the name of protecting Russian lives and Russian bases than Moscow could do in response to U.S. troops seizing Panama in 1989 in the name of protecting American lives and American bases.

 

In the final analysis it is self evident that The GOP extreme right-wing megalomaniac torrent is fratricidal to America, both foreign and domestic! Their 24/7 individual and collective outlandish tongues, emboldens the Putins’ of this world! John McCain just returned from Ukraine and one day later, went on Television and said; “Obama is weak and timid.” A tartar may be more at home on Cheapside than the rant against Obama from the “know it all Republicans!”

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