History is repeating itself with Russia's aggressive action to occupy Crimea in Ukraine. More than just Russia invading another nation, Barack Obama's conspicuously weak response is happening again.
Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been crystal clear in their response to Russia: they would "prefer" if Russia would please stop invading another country and "de-escalate" the situation.
Putin, naturally, is not only ignoring what the White House is saying, but is also likely reminded of Barack Obama's initial, extremely weak-kneed response to Russia's incursion into Georgian territory in 2008.
Then-candidate Obama, who had been slammed by conservatives for his poor understanding of foreign policy and international relations, offered a mere piece of fluff when he initially responded to Russia's aggression.
Instead of rightfully calling Russia out for its actions, Obama stated, "I think it is important at this point for all sides to show restraint and to stop this armed conflict."
That's right. Georgia, as well as Russia, should "show restraint" for... Russia invading Georgia. How exactly was Georgia supposed to show restraint? By allowing themselves to be conquered?
After a couple of days of being mocked for his extremely ignorant statement, Obama released another, stronger one that there was "no possible justification" for Russia's actions. And naturally, left-wing media sites like the Huffington Post, ate it up.
But it was clear then, as it is clear today, that President Obama has no idea what he is doing on the global stage, and his understanding of how the world works is extremely amateurish at best.