Allen West: When Russia Became a Threat 

The question of the day that needs to be answered is just when did Russia become a threat? If you look back into the Obama administration, you can see that there were no threats in the international theater because the Democrats did not want to have to deal with them. Now, magically, not only Russia but China and North Korea are suddenly on the threat table to be dealt with. Here are the details of the Democrats former and current positions on threats. As one might guess, they are different now.

As Written By Allen B. West for Townhall:

So, the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany is over and we will now be inundated with analysis and assessments of the first meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. There has been so much built up about this engagement, which in my estimation went far too long. But, there is an overarching question that we need to answer, when did Russia become a threatening menace?

I remember the week that Obama Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced a massive reduction of our US Army and the intent to retire the US Air Force A-10 Warthog close air support platform. It was later that week that Russian-backed separatists and camouflaged militants overran Crimea. Now, one would have thought at that time Russia would have been perceived as a threat, nah. And then there was the blatant invasion by Russia of a sovereign Nation, Ukraine, and a subsequent shooting down of a civilian airliner by Russian paramilitary forces, using Russian equipment. Yet, President Barack Obama only sought to issue a terse statement, try to stare down Putin at summits, and send the Ukrainian Army socks, not weaponry.

Ok, so there were sanctions, but they have hardly damaged the Russian economy. What happened to the missile defense shield that was to be deployed in Poland, if Russia is such a menace?

If Russia is such a great threat, then why was it that President Obama in an off microphone moment, he thought, whispered over to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that after his reelection, he would have more flexibility? Now, why would anyone want to have more flexibility with a Nation that is a threat? Then again, when in the final 2012 presidential election debate, it was Governor Romney who answered to Bob Schieffer that Russia was our greatest geopolitical adversary. Barack Obama ridiculed him stating that the 80’s was calling for its foreign policy back. And subsequently, it was future Secretary of State John Kerry, and others, who derided Romney for saying that Russia was a threat……..


When Russia Became a Threat – Allen West


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