Low Popahirum, National Edition (3-3-14)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has humiliated President Barack Obama. He advanced soldiers into the Crimea–into the sovereign territory of Ukraine–without uniforms, in apparent violation of the laws of war. He knew that Obama would not dare complain—that the White House would, in fact, seize upon the ambiguity of the invasion as a way to pretend it had not yet happened. And then, of course, it did, after the Duma rubber-stamped Putin’s plans, after the world took the measure of Obama’s hand-wringing non-response to the crisis.” – Breitbart

“Outlining the American stance, Mr. Kerry warned that if Russia continued its military campaign in Ukraine, Mr. Putin was ‘not going to have a Sochi G-8,’ a reference to the meeting of the industrialized nations that Russia is slated to host in June. ‘He may not even remain in the G-8 if this continues.'” – NY Times

“The past two days have revealed the dangerous ramifications of the narrow-minded foreign policy elite in Washington, and a media establishment that has for so much of President Obama’s tenure accepted the statements of the administration as gospel. Just as we learned the dangers of the lack of a questioning element – a healthy, serious, skeptical voice in the room – within the administration of George W. Bush, so too we see the consequences of a narrow viewpoint on global affairs which now exists within the Obama administration.” – The Federalist

“But in the wake of Russia’s invasion of the Ukranian region of Crimea, it’s worth remembering that in 2008, Obama ridiculed John McCain for warning about Russia after its invasion of independent Georgia. In 2012, he mocked Romney for identifying Russia as our top geopolitical foe, sneering, ‘The Cold War has been over for 20 years.'” – John Fund/National Review

“Working the telephone from the Oval Office, Mr. Obama rallied allies, agreed to send Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev and approved a series of diplomatic and economic moves intended to “make it hurt,” as one administration official put it. But the president found himself besieged by advice to take more assertive action.” – NY Times

“Russia’s fleet has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until 3am to surrender or face a military assault, according to Interfax. The ultimatum came from the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko, which has a base in Crimea where Russian forces are now in control.” – Sky News

“Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.” – Washington Post

“To argue that bitcoins are not ‘real money’ because they have no central-bank regulation or central issuer is like arguing that a prepaid disposable cell phone is not a ‘real phone’ because its number doesn’t appear in the directory and you don’t get a bill. That’s the point, or at least part of the point.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“This is the Democrats’ 2014 campaign slogan — ‘F. U. America.’ They are not going to run on a platform of fixing Obamacare. They are not going to run on a platform of blaming the Republicans for Obamacare’s failures. They’re going to run on a platform of America being too ungrateful and stupid to understand how awesome Obamacare is.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“The ‘modern’ system that we have adopted with its low birth rates, late marriages, working parents, high social spending and retirement benefits is at odds with itself. We can have low birth rates, deficit spending or Social Security; but there is no possible way that we can have all three.” – Sultan Knish

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