Obama Putin Drama

Amidst all the calculated drama and headlines, viewers and readers easily forget what's really at stake....

When I first heard about the Obama Putin drama, my interest piqued; my eyeballs rolled from left to right, then right to left and back again, over and over, following the lines of flamboyant headlines like Obama’s and Putin’s differences sharp and dangerous  that scrolled down my mini ipad screen like a fast and thick alphabet waterfall. I read about five or six articles. More than a few essentially portrayed Putin as a bada$$ and Obama as a pu$$y– Beni Avni for the NYPost starts his piece off with, “The baton was officially transferred Monday to the world’s new sole superpower — and Vladimir Putin willingly picked it up.” Of course I read more.

I Flipboarded and YouTubed all the clips I could find on the Obama Putin reunion. I decided after looking at the nauseating collages of crap and the videos of reporters telling me what happened rather than hearing it for myself, I found all of Obama’s speech to the UN. I watched it closely, sort of pleased throughout the forty minutes. It was nice how he emphasized American values like the freedom to be an individual and how young people will inevitably step up to the plate. It was a great angle. Freedom. It’s who we are. We may be living in a cocktail party, but we are having fun. Obama reminded me of that. How sweet it is to do a lot more than the rest of the world can do, and to do it freely. He got my attention. I’ll admit. I tasted the syrup for a moment. President Obama was my hero for just a second.

Then, the headlines came back to me. I remembered them differently. They were now much more suspect, as suspect as Obama’s speech. It hit me. Obama is Hollywood, glorious, romantic, beautiful starry Hollywood. It’s as though he were Denzel Washington, Cary Grant and Martin Luther King Jr rolled up in a tortilla. Then there’s Putin, sort of short, balding and stalky, however, still sturdy like a man who has eaten well his whole life, walks quickly and most certainly smokes cigars when he celebrates. He is the gangster. He is the magnetic bully in the playground.

Which one is Obama? Which one is Putin?

With all these high profile glamourous discussions of two men in suits that influence the currents of everything, I almost forgot about the deaths and the smoke and the little kids living in it or running away from it like small dolphins escaping the Cove slaughter. Who doesn’t want to live and swim freely, coming up for air at one’s own and private pace?

The next morning’s headlines: all about Russia’s first air strike. How it hit anti-Assads rather than ISIS, how it’s propping up Assad’s domain, how it’s puppeteering around the structures and flight plans of the US aircrafts. Amidst all these dominating headlines, I suddenly felt like crying. The airstrike, Putin’s plan of action, his slap in the face, his loud and clear message that everyone was jabbering about was actually a moment of silence which lead to a day of silence until I figured out what I would say to both Obama and Putin as well as the rest of those war enablers. I thought I’d say, “You’d better stop all this before I take away both of your lollipops.”

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Then, the headlines came back to me. I remembered them differently. They were now much more suspect, as suspect as Obama's speech. It hit me. Obama isRecommended listening, Manly Hall on the Western Paradise 

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  • PBScott says:

    Obama and Putin are partners to a very large degree, they both sell arms, one to one side and one to another and both make lots of money off of it.

    Recently though the US actions have started to effect Russia directly, with the Ukraine, economic sanctions, and the refugee crisis all effectively hurting Russia directly, it seems like they are being forced to make a move. This is similar to what world war 2 looked like with sanctions against Germany and Japan at the time. Either this is a big show to sell arms similar to the Cold War, or WW3 might sadly become possible. This time the US would surly be far more involved in a big war like that that in the past. Some countries like China and Russia now have intercontinental stealth missiles to deal with…if they can be dealt with at all.

    I am not really sure what is going on, I assume this is just a return to the cold war, but it seems that it could become a hot war the way things are going…. lets hope not, if that happens some of the other big players like China and India might make a move, chances are they won’t be siding with the US after the last decade of Diplomatic debacles. International pro US sentiment is at an all time low. IMO it is best that the US just sits back and lets Russia do their thing in Syria.

    The US can’t expect to control everything all of the time, countries like India, China, and Russia, are strong enough that trying to force control over them could bring an extraordinary cost to the homeland.
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