Russia is presenting an alternative that poses a fundamental challenge to the values and principles on which the European Union was originally founded. It is based on the use of force that manifests itself in repression at home and aggression abroad, as opposed to the rule of law.
Who does this sound like? George Bush? Donald Rumsfeld?
Or how about this quote?
The collapse of Ukraine would be a tremendous loss for NATO, the European Union, and the United States. A victorious Russia would become much more influential within the EU and pose a potent threat to the Baltic states with their large ethnic Russian populations. Instead of supporting Ukraine, NATO would have to defend itself on its own soil. This would expose both the EU and the US to the danger they have been so eager to avoid: a direct military confrontation with Russia.
This sounds a whole lot like Bush’s fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here rhetoric.
This is coming from a man who said, “the removal of George Bush from office is a matter of life and death. By declaring a ‘war on terror’ after September 11, we set the wrong agenda for the world. … when you wage war, you inevitably create innocent victims.” These words are coming from the new book by George Soros entitled Wake Up Europe!
I guess we now know where George’s loyalty lies. It’s not with the United States homeland. For when the Russian bear threatens Eastern Europe, where he was born, he sings a different tune.
This is coming from the man who also has donated hundreds of millions to progressive, leftist causes–and is a major reason Barack Obama was elected twice and has served up his own unique brand of anti-American appeasement.
Any rational person can make the argument that the election of Barack Obama led to the Russian aggression we have seen. It gave Putin the green light. The famous Obama quote to Russian Prime Minister Medvedev (“Tell Vladimir I can be more flexible after the election”) rings true.
Soros just didn’t envision Obama being more flexible in Eastern Europe. Karma is a biage, right?
Maybe Europe will wake up. Maybe the United States will elect a strong leader after eight years of being led by a failed community organizer. Maybe the Russian people will rise up and demand a free and open system of government.
Or just maybe, Putin will continue to take land–and America will have to save their skins one more time. In any event, the actions of George Soros will have been instrumental bringing on the first shooting war between two European countries since the 1940s.
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