That’ll teach them! 26

The fatuous Secretary of State John Kerry says that if Russia invades eastern Ukraine (what’s left of it now that the Crimean peninsula has been hitched to Russia), a “hard line” will have been crossed.

Daniel Greenfield comments:

It’s not clear what will happen when the “hard line” is crossed. It may involve…

1. A phone call from John Kerry to anyone in Russia who still takes his calls for laughs warning that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.

2. Sanctions against the Deputy Under-Governor of Southern Siberia

3. An emergency shipment of 2,000 copies of “Dreams From My Father” to besieged Ukrainian soldiers

Posted under Commentary, Russia, United States by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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  • liz

    Yep, that oughta do the trick!
    This embarrassing fail of a foreign policy was so predictable. What else could be expected from incompetent, brain dead socialists who couldn’t care less about anything except their all consuming agenda of killing capitalism?

    • REALBEING

      Refresh my memory, liz..is a “hard line” as forceful as a “red line?”
      What did you expect from the party that gives you “Barack, The Magnificent,” “Joey, The Clown,” and “Kerry, The Munster?”

      • liz

        Yes, Lurch!
        There are subtle gradations of “lines”. First the red line, then the hard line. Then there’s the line in the sand, after which Putin kicks the sand in his face.

        • Don L

          LOL You and REALBEING did that well! .I can’t add to anything here..

          • REALBEING

            “Lurch?” No…..to me, Kerry looks more like Herman Munster, but hes about as effective as “Thing” from The Adams Family!

            • Don L

              You’re both wrong. Kerry looks like Jengis Kahn…at least that was the way he pronounced the name when hiis testimony about our murderous troops before Congress was broadcast to prisoners of the No Vietnamese.

            • REALBEING

              When I was in Vietnam back in the mid-sixties, I thought I saw a guy who looked a lot like Kerry chasing the baby-sans around at the water point once.

              Or maybe he was the guy I saw hide under a mommy-san’s skirt when Charlie rolled a grenade into the ‘Linda Bar’ in ’67…..

            • Don L

              Two WESTPAC tours to Viet Nam – 1965 & 1966. Anchored in either Da Nang or Vung Tau. Good news bad news…I tested well so got special schools (prisoner of war was freaky) and was assigned to a fleet tug…shallow draft…fit very nicely in the Mekong Delta.

              Somewhere in the house I have pictures of this 18 year old kid, me, with weapon searching sampans on the Saigon river…days of boredom surrounded by other momebnts. Yet, no where near the real combat guys: GIs and Jarheads.

              Anyway, as a Sea & Air Rescue vessel…we could refloat ships mined and sunk in riverways, recapture downed aircraft and tow targets. We also brought in SOGs and the beginnings of SEALs…still called UDT back then. We had a detachment of who knows who they were with specialized ghuts welded to our decks and they jammed radio and radar sigs.

              And ,since we could bring in lots of fuel and spare parts, we acted as tender to the river boats and other interesting craft. I never met Kerry, but did meet a few of the guys that showed up on TV when the ASS ran for pres. If they said he was an ASS and a phony purple heart recipient…He was. That’s all I needed to know.

            • REALBEING

              Were you Brown Water Navy? I had some old friends that worked with you all. I’ve one high school friend in Omaha whos was Brown Water Navy. Unfortunately, hes dying from Agent Orange in his lungs.

              Luckily, I’ve no symptoms yet, although I was in the Central Highlands. My friend Dennis was in the Delta.

            • Don L

              No…I was blue water. The boat, a fleet tug, was shallow draft so we could get into brown water far enough to bring in parts and fuel and do repair work,,,we had a small machins shop, welders (ship fitters), enginemen, electricians (I was senior elect on board) and other engineering and boatswain rates.

              And, when not in jungles, we were often charged with keeping right of way and trying to ram the Russian trawler that harrassed the carriers in the Tonkin Gulf. Found image of this online; along with image of USS Abnaki leaving Pearl Harbor on ’65 tour to Nam; and 1944 vintage image of Abnaki towing U 505 – eventually to Chicago where it is still on display at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry. The Abnaki was built in ’43…in ’95 was given to Mexican Navy.

              Now, Very sorry to hear about your friend. And, hope you are OK!!!

            • liz

              Proud to know you guys. Glad you survived both foreign and domestic enemies! (Like Hanoi Jane).

            • Don L

              Honored to know you Liz…Likes the way you thinks! But, only working on surviving the Domestic Enemy and you’ll get me killed mentioning that traitorous b___h…hearing her name sets my blood pressure off! LOL.

            • REALBEING

              Ditto, liz!!! If we all work together to stave off the attacks of the Socialists and Collectivists just maybe we can get on with the business of living.
              On thing that I’ve noticed. If we keep getting people like Hillary and Obama in office they seem to take the country in the direction that offends the majority of voters.
              The other sides (conservative in nature) need a decent, likable, forceful candidate to offset these losers.
              Allen West comes to mind.
              People on the right just don’t respond to the likes of McCain, or Mitt.

            • Don L

              Allen West too christian for me. I place him right down there with the Huckabee & Santorum crowd. I’m liking Rand Paul. He’s a hardcore Austrian economics adherent, has distanced himself from his father’s ‘peace at all costs’ libertarian nonsense (my problem with Ron Paul is if he is wrong about Iran, the decision is fatal…to big a risk to think ISLAMIC theocrats are rational) and Rand Paul has kept very quiet on religion as a necessary requirement…I’m sure he will PC God Bless America, but I think he’s Jeffersonian: “It hurts me not whether my neighbor believes or doesn’t believe in a God”.

              The only way to combat the left’s control on , misnomer, education, leading to poor candidate choices, is to get our message out in interesting ways. Here’s were I feel guilty: My health is such I only get to sit upright a few minutes at a time…I should be working on the other projects I have (website and booklet). Yet, I’m addicted to you guys…lke minds or birds of a feather…?…so Im here too much. Pleasure before work. And yet…our commiserating is both frustrating, rewarding and motivating. See…It’s all your fault (a little lefty guilt thrown out). LOL

              Later.

            • Jillian Becker

              We are very happy to have you addicted to this site, Don L. You cannot be here too much. Don’t take any cure, please.

            • Don L

              Bow…sweeping arm gesture: thank you!. Your wish, my pleasure!!!

            • REALBEING

              Allen West could be our man “in the breach.” Christian brainwashing, yes. But when this is all you got, I’ll take him in a pinch!

              I think that Col. West will not let his skin color be on his agenda. I think that he, being ex-military, will be quite business-like in his agenda.

              Is there a viable, electable candidate, Atheist, Conservative, determined not to let the U.S. fall at the hands of the idiots?
              Well, if there isn’t, then I guess I’ll take the viable, electable, Conservative, Christian.

            • Don L

              Yer jus’ votn’ olive green…GI. LOL, LOL!

            • REALBEING

              Dr. Sowells is one of my idols. Now I’d vote for him in a heartbeat!

              As far as Allen West and the Christian thing, as Lincoln once stated “One war at a time!” Lets get a strong conservative in there first to begin to slow the freight train.
              Then we can concentrate on a strong Atheist Conservative in there!

            • liz

              I noticed Rand Paul won a straw poll. Do you think, if he were nominated, he would get the combined vote of the Tea Party and the libertarians?
              If that happened, we might could win.

            • Don L

              Rand has the young conservative vote as did his father. Rand has always had a difference with Ron on foreign policy. He’s not as hard as I might like but certainly no lay down like Ron Paul. I still want to hear more, but I think that bugaboo is off his back.

              Ron Paul, and Rand should benefit, had a 40% favorability if just economics is the topic. And that was still with low recognizability.

              I think the biggest issue will be how he comes across when next to Hillary…I think she’s pretty much going to be the Dem candidate. I think he has her on issues and has the experience to handle her effectively. But, regretably, it’s all a ‘how you look’ game and she’ll be decked out while he’s always looked a bit…well a bit less than. He isn’t but he also isn’t a great presence visually.

              I think he has the response capability of a Gingrich relative to handling the press and he’s proven to be a good question handler…so, on balance I think he has a good chance. And, he’s not a lay down for the establishment republicans. He seems to know which battles to fight and which to sluff off. It’s still a way off…I got my eye on him.

            • liz

              I don’t care how “decked out” she gets, four years of non-stop Hillary has got to be unbearable by anyone’s standards! Please no!!!

            • Don L

              And, the nightmare has the tag-a-long: Bill as 1st Husband…lady with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress, lady with the blue dress on…up to eight years
              of the nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue!!!

            • REALBEING

              Thank you for your service! I was regular Army in a transportation company in the Central Highlands. We also ran convoy support for Han Jin Trans out of Korea.

            • Don L

              Salute…and thanks for yours! Being a target on the roads, keeping those roads open and being the recipient of agents from the sky…really, thanks!

            • REALBEING

              Reminds me of one of my favorite movies “The Sand Pebbles.”
              I liked it so much I bought the book!