Unarmed guards

From "There's a Bear in the Sand":
Official US position: Don't worry because Putin won't be any more effective at waging war than we are. That sounds like a winning line. And may not, in fact, be true.
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Putin says something of value here: "The people you are dealing with are cruel but they are not dumb" - which happens to be correct. Obama's just mailing in a Hallmark greetings card for Happy Geostrategic Analysis Day: "You can jail your opponents, but you can't imprison ideas." Whichever overpaid speechwriter came up with that, the President of the United States is the one who agreed to utter it. It's a superficial credentialed twerp's idea of "smart" - when you're in a room full of hard-faced men from Russia, Iran, Syria and France, but you think the same cute lines that work on "The View" will see you through. As Putin no doubt assured the mullahs et al in private, the people you are dealing with in Washington are not cruel but they are dumb.
I see Hillary is proposing a no-fly zone over Syria, but why stop there? Surely Obama could declare the Middle East a gun-free zone and put that unarmed security guard in charge.


Grim said...

Heh. You think you're kidding about the 'gun free zone' thing...

Ymar Sakar said...

A no fly zone, for what? So they can blame/sabotage/betray/backstab the next patriotic leader when they wage war to end the no fly zone?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

If it's ideas that are powerful, why did he become president?

Ymar Sakar said...

To qualify as dumb, one might need to smoke pot for a few years during the developing period of the brain and body.

I wonder, who would that qualify under?

(Pot has made prodigies and people with eidetic memories lose such abilities, slowing down their rate of calculation to sub average levels. Various stories like that go around, but you don't hear about it them usually)