Posted by: coastcontact | February 28, 2014

The USA Cannot Police the World

Barack ObamaNews report in the Los Angeles Times today.

President Obama said today that he was “deeply concerned” by reports of Russian military activity in Ukraine and warned Moscow to use restraint as the former Soviet state struggles to forge a new government.
“Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing,” Obama said in a statement from the White House. Such a move would be a “profound interference in matters that must be determined by the Ukrainian people.”
Obama’s remarks followed a day in which tensions mounted between the new Western-aligned government in the capital of Kiev and the Russian-speaking majority in the Ukrainian province of Crimea.

The USA has no economic interest in Ukraine. Of course we all feel sad for the Syrians, Iranians, North Koreans, and Ukranians.  We simply are exhausted.  Afghans may be to blame.  We are there to help them develop a free an independent society.  The problem is they don’t want our way of life. Our ‘manifest destiny’ idea that our way is the right way for societies to function and it has been handed down by God is our delusion.

The United States cannot police the world.  We lack the army, the money, and Americans have no appetite for new interventions this year.  That may become a long term attitude.  It is a consequence of our two most recent foreign involvements.  You know, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Neither of those efforts went as projected.  We spent millions, we lost lives, we saw thousands return home with permanent injuries with no success.  In fact the opposite has occurred.  More people and countries around the world either hate or intensely dislike the USA.

Much of the rest of the world does not accept our ideas.  President Obama’s comments about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is more for domestic consumption than about stopping their action.

The exception is our war hawks.  They would have us involved in Syria, confronting Iran, and now confronting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

It Looks like another “cold war.”



  1. I so agree with you. Sadly i fell last week and shattered my shoulder, so can only type one hand and thus does limit my typing

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