Update: Sen Kyl ‘dangerous and short-sighted’;Lech Walesa; TOTUS abandons Eastern European Allies, scraps Missile Shield…

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Lech Walesa says it all:

…”It’s not good,” said former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

And TOTUS just told these folks in APRIL he was behind the shield:

..In April in Prague, Obama said Washington would proceed with developing the system as long as Iran posed a threat to U.S. and European security…

He will throw ANYONE under the bus at ANYTIME for ANY REASON. No world leader will trust us to keep our word now and why should they?

Update 12:11pm EST:  Mrs MiM here. Well. I am ready to leave the last vestiges of my Democratness, my Clintons, if Hillary doesnt figure out a way to step down asap. This is just unacceptable to support this clearly WEAK policy, this ‘atonement’ (for having the audacity to keep the world as free as we are able), this capitulation, this appeasement of big bullies at the expense of our allies and ourselves

Hillary get out of there. Staying IMO is ENABLING this. What is Gates thinking?

More good news on this – Biden says we are backing off shields b/c Iran is ‘not a threat’ WTH?!?! From Ed at HotAir:

Why has the Obama administration decided to toss eastern Europe under the bus in order to make nice with Russia?  According to CNN, Joe Biden says that a missile-defense system in Europe isn’t really necessary, because Iran isn’t much of a threat.  No, really:

Vice President Joe Biden earlier refused to confirm to CNN that the George W. Bush-era plan was being shelved. But he did explain the logic of doing so, saying Iran — a key concern for the United States — was not a threat.

“I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat,” he told CNN’s Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.

Update: Well this commentator in the Telegraph is upset about it, let me ask you Europe, what did you think you would get when you kept pushing Obama as the greatest thing on Earth? Hillary and MAC were the hawks in the race, but all you cared about then was ‘race’. This is what you wanted isn’t it, a friendlier, open handed (ie weaker) less involved America? Our poor allies.

(…)This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

What signal does this send to Ukraine, Georgia and a host of other former Soviet satellites who look to America and NATO for protection from their powerful neighbour? The impending cancellation of Third Site is a shameful abandonment of America’s friends in eastern and central Europe, and a slap in the face for those who actually believed a key agreement with Washington was worth the paper it was written on.(…)

With friends like TOTUS, who needs enemies? WSJ has it. Well I always said he was Carter on Steroids and now he is taking Eastern Europe back to pre Reagan status isn’t he?

The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.

…Russia on Thursday welcomed the news, but said it saw no reason to offer concessions in return.


Oh good we are abandoning our allies for nothing.

The decision to shelve the defense system is all but certain to raise alarms in Eastern Europe, where officials have expressed concerns that the White House’s effort to “reset” relations with Moscow would come at the expense of U.S. allies in the former Soviet bloc. “The Poles are nervous,” said a senior U.S. military official.

Earlier, a Polish official said his government wouldn’t “speculate” on administration decisions regarding missile defense, but said “we expect the U.S. will abide by its commitments” to cooperate with Poland militarily in areas beyond the missile-defense program….

After the Fire courtesy of poisondoor

Falco courtesy of Fritz5130

September 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 2 comments.

Markets tank on uncertain future….GM & Chrysler futures dim as Obama drops ‘Czar’ model for French Revolution Model, ‘Committee on Public Safety’ next?

Well, we tanked right out of the gate, DOW down 245 now, breaking the November 20 bottom….we escaped the global damage yesterday as we were closed when Japan released the worst economic data in 35 years....

Japan’s economy, the second-largest in the world after that of the United States, shrank at an annual rate of 12.7% in the final three months of last year, the government said Monday. It was the biggest contraction since a surge in worldwide oil prices precipitated an economic crisis in 1974.

but we are in the thick of it today, GLD is up, and so is the US Dollar which is not supposed to happen, lol….in other headlines, Obama will sign the stimulus in Denver and the markets could care less, we want a financial plan for the banking system and a HOUSING plan

Arizona as the backdrop to announce his housing plan, Obama is choosing a state hit hard by foreclosures. In January, more than 4,500 homes in Arizona were repossessed, third highest in the nation, according to RealtyTrac, a company that collects foreclosure data. Last month, California ranked first.Obama has dropped hints about the outlines of his housing plan, estimated to cost from $50 billion to $100 billion. Speaking in Elkhart last week, he said he would push for a law that allows judges to rewrite the terms of a mortgage for homeowners who land in bankruptcy court.

Without such a law, people are being forced into “foreclosure who potentially would be better off, and the bank would be better off, and the community would be better off if they’re at least making some payments, but they’re not able to make all the payments necessary,” Obama said.

The BIG 3 are also in the minds of traders as Chrysler and GM prepare to present phase one of their feasibility plan to Team Obama. UAW walked away from talks this weekend when GM and Chrysler offered to fund the retirees with stock shares, methinks they know a government run bankruptcy is a-coming….

And I have to say now it looks like Team Obama has no one at the top calling the shots…

Truman said the buck stops here, the buck doesn’t seem to stop anyplace at Team Obama, every single issue has a TEAM a COMMITTEE, no one person calling the damn shots! We need a leader not a frakkin committee!!! Governing by committee is dangerous….

The mysterious and menacing figure of Maximillien Robespierre; "The government of liberty is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." Robespierre's legacy of "despotism" was not to bloom fully until the pogroms of the 20th century. Of course, Robespierre himself was guillotined during the Terror. (cr-Rich Geib)

"The government of liberty is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." Robespierre's legacy of "despotism" was not to bloom fully until the pogroms of the 20th century. Of course, Robespierre himself was guillotined during the Terror. (cr-Rich Geib)

From the wonderful blog of Rich Geib: Gresham’s law of political morality: the bad drives out the good as everyone becomes corrupted while political life becomes not unlike the Hobbesian war of all against all in “a perpetual and restless desire for power, that ceaseth only in death.”

Gibby describes the newest flip flop from a Car Czar to a Committee a la Robespierre, and who will  get a seat? Why the US Steel Workers Union Staffer!! BWAAAHAA!! Ahh man it is so terrifying you have to laugh!

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GM big executives are ‘retiring’ ahead of the blitz by Pelosi and Waxman:

Lutz departs– Mr. Lutz’s frank statements have also drawn attention. A few years ago he referred to some of GM’s makes as “dead brands,” and last year he called global warming a “crock of s — .”

General Motors Corp. product chief Robert Lutz will give up his post for an advisory role April 1 and retire at year’s end, concluding a chapter in his colorful, 46-year career in the car industry and signaling a shift in emphasis at GM.

Mr. Lutz, a former Marine pilot known for his blunt manner and a love of “muscle cars” brimming with horsepower, was brought to GM in 2001 to liven up its vehicles. He is credited with improving the look and feel of its passenger cars and pushing the development of the Chevrolet Volt, a battery-powered car GM aims to launch in 2010.

“It just seemed to be the right time,” Mr. Lutz, 76 years old, said by email Monday. “As they say, ‘My work here is [largely] done.’ The fun and excitement have become fairly rare commodities, and others are temperamentally better-suited to dealing with this increasingly regulation-dominated product future.”

Exactly ‘regulation dominated’ ie Der Kommissar Pelosi is in town….and she is heavily invested in Boone Pickens’ natural gas plan

General Motors Corp. said Wednesday that William E. Powell, North America vice president of industry-dealer affairs, will retire on March 1.

Powell, 61, began his career at the automaker in 1977 at the company’s Buick Motor Division in Flint, Mich., and moved through several sales assignments. He has been in charge of the company’s dealer development group and regional general manager of GM’s southeast region for vehicle sales.

and Sen Lugar, good buddy to Obama,  came out endorsing a GAS TAX just what American families need right now, but the leadership we have right now is all about the theme of green and not so much what American families can AFFORD to do right now, none of us are going out to buy a new green car I can tell ya that!

Another quote quite appropos from Rich’s page:

“Robespierre, with his cruel moral relativism,
embodied the cardinal sin of all revolution, the heartlessness of ideas.”

Paul Johnson “The Spectator”

February 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Big 3, Cabinet, CITI, Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Terrorism, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 2 comments.

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