Allen B. West

Reagan 1983: How a president should respond to the shoot down of a civilian plane

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President Barack Hussein “Flexibility” Obama is giving a whiny statement about the situation in Ukraine surrounding the Russian shoot down of Malaysian Flight 17.

Basically ol’ Flexibility is begging Vladimir Putin to do something, so he can “lead from behind Vladimir.” What are the consequences to Putin? He will “further isolate himself from the international community” — bet that has the former KGB Colonel so scared he’s getting a cramp in his side from laughing so hard.

Nothing of substance, just words, rhetoric, a nice lecture to Russia about its responsibility and role. Nothing.

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This was a waste and a further embarrassment to our nation. What a weakling. What a coward we have as a president — except for when it comes to attacking political opposition with the weight of “my government.” Heck, even Samantha Power showed more chutzpah. Contrast today with Ronald Reagan’s statement after Russia shot down a Korea Airlines civilian plane in 1983.

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