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Geneva
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 4/18/2014 8:13:32 PM

The BBC reports that pro-Russian separatists are already violating the Four Party Geneva agreement before the ink is dry on the paper. (Snip) An administration which came to office promising to use diplomacy to solve every international crisis has come very close to destroying its chosen instrument. They are within an ace of wrecking the credibility in agreements themselves. His deal with Putin, like his forgotten “deal” with Assad and his hoped for “deal” with Iran are worth less than Mickey Mouse money. Ironically the demolition of diplomacy began when Obama declared his intention to rely upon it to the

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Obama, for whom words are the end-all, bamboozled enough voters into voting for him twice based on hollow, airy-fairy leftism (hope ´n´ change), but the gag is just about up, the joke´s on us, and reality intrudes rudely. America may never get back its status as the essential freedom-loving global superpower after the Administration so wantonly tinkled it away. Thus is realpolitik transformed into bovine scatology.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 4/18/2014 9:10:52 PM     (No. 9816321)

"Pro-Russian separatists"? - Feh!
More likely Soviet agents-provocateurs.

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Posted By: Hazymac- 5/19/2014 10:14:09 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 5/18/2014 9:27:36 PM     Post Reply
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