I remain stunned that Marco Rubio called it right on the nose in Simi Valley:
RUBIO: Well, first of all, I have an understanding of exactly what it is Russia and Putin are doing, and it’s pretty straightforward. He wants to reposition Russia, once again, as a geopolitical force.
He himself said that the destruction of the Soviet Union — the fall of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century, and now he’s trying to reverse that.
He’s trying to destroy NATO. And this is what this is a part of. He is exploiting a vacuum that this administration has left in the Middle East.
Here’s what you’re gonna see in the next few weeks: the Russians will begin to fly — fly combat missions in that region, not just targeting ISIS, but in order to prop up Assad.
He will also, then, turn to other countries in the region and say, “America is no longer a reliable ally, Egypt. America is no longer a reliable ally, Saudi Arabia. Begin to rely on us.”
What he is doing is he is trying to replace us as the single most important power broker in the Middle East, and this president is allowing it. That is what is happening in the Middle East. That’s what’s happening with Russia,…
And we are witnessing it before our very eyes. Rubio is smart, but he is not a magician. This was obvious to most that were watching, so why did this administration fail so, so badly? America looks weaker than it has at any time since WWII. Based on resources we should still be the world’s only superpower and instead we look like, well actually, on the world stage we are pretty much just invisible – we don’t look like anything.
This administration seems to think this is a gun control debate.
It as if they think that being stronger or better equipped is the problem. Guns are not the problem; weapons are not the problem; strength is not the problem. It is the use of those things that is the issue.
So many people claim that pacifism is the example of Christ. Christ did in fact lay down His life rather than save the world through almighty force. But people neglect the fact that in order for that sacrifice to be really meaningful, Christ had to establish that He was God Incarnate, the most powerful one ever. He established His strength through miracles, and even through a little destruction.
Sacrifice is only meaningful when it comes from strength. Weakness is, well just weakness.
This administration will likely go down in history as the weakest ever.