In Obama's never-never land, 'Borders cannot be redrawn by the barrel of a gun'

A president who lives in a fantasy world is danger to world peace, and it appears that President Obama harbors some deep delusions about the nature of the world. His remarks yesterday in Estonia have rightly drawn gasps of astonishment at the naiveté of the leader of the Free World.

“People across this continent have forged a European Union dedicated to cooperation and peace. We’ve made historic progress towards the vision we share of a Europe that is whole and free and at peace. And yet as we gather here today, we know that this vision is threatened by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. It is a brazen assault on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, a sovereign and independent European nation. It challenges that most basic principles of our international system. That borders cannot be redrawn by the barrel of a gun. That nations have a right to determine their own future. It undermines an international order where the rights of peoples and nations are upheld and can’t simply be taken away by brute force.“ (highlighting courtesy of Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit.)

Borders can be and usually are determined by brute force, most recently by Vladimir Putin’s acquisition of Crimea from Ukraine. But how does President Obama suppose that California and much of the West came to be part of the United States? Or how did Alsace come to be part of France?

In never-never land, phrases like ‘the international community” have meaning. But in the far less appealing real world, despite American guarantees to Ukraine when it gave up its nuclear arsenal following the end of the USSR, Russia took away territory and redrew borders with the barrels of many guns as the reason. And that was on Obama’s watch.

This is as dangerous as the illusory worldview of Neville Chamberlain. And we all know how that turned out.

A president who lives in a fantasy world is danger to world peace, and it appears that President Obama harbors some deep delusions about the nature of the world. His remarks yesterday in Estonia have rightly drawn gasps of astonishment at the naiveté of the leader of the Free World.

“People across this continent have forged a European Union dedicated to cooperation and peace. We’ve made historic progress towards the vision we share of a Europe that is whole and free and at peace. And yet as we gather here today, we know that this vision is threatened by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. It is a brazen assault on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, a sovereign and independent European nation. It challenges that most basic principles of our international system. That borders cannot be redrawn by the barrel of a gun. That nations have a right to determine their own future. It undermines an international order where the rights of peoples and nations are upheld and can’t simply be taken away by brute force.“ (highlighting courtesy of Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit.)

Borders can be and usually are determined by brute force, most recently by Vladimir Putin’s acquisition of Crimea from Ukraine. But how does President Obama suppose that California and much of the West came to be part of the United States? Or how did Alsace come to be part of France?

In never-never land, phrases like ‘the international community” have meaning. But in the far less appealing real world, despite American guarantees to Ukraine when it gave up its nuclear arsenal following the end of the USSR, Russia took away territory and redrew borders with the barrels of many guns as the reason. And that was on Obama’s watch.

This is as dangerous as the illusory worldview of Neville Chamberlain. And we all know how that turned out.