WATCH: John Bolton On Putin’s Endgame In Syria

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Now that the initial shock over Russia not just telling the United States to not fly military hops over Syria, but them bombing our friends and assets in the region, is over, it’s time to get serious and listen to the adults who were pushed out of positions of power when the Obama Regime was installed.

One such person is former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.  There are few people who can better distill not just the situation on the ground, but the history of the last hundred years of warfare into understandable soundbites.  Wednesday, Mr. Bolton appeared on FoxNews’ Outnumbered.

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Again, we surrendered in a war that isn’t exactly being fought.  For well over a year now, it has been quite obvious that Syria is the site of a proxy war that some might call World War Three, but is really more likely Cold War Part Deux.  Vladimir Putin isn’t just yanking America’s chain.  He’s taking advantage of a weakling in the White House to make all the advances so desired by Russia.  In this case, propping up the Assad regime which is more or less his puppet.

Anyone else thinking this is the 80s all over again, just with the puppets and proxy wars in the Middle East and not Central America?

What is most frightening about Bolton’s words come toward the end of the clip when he says that the Russians know exactly how to make pacts that will benefit them with peoples who are willing to live by the adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.  For those not familiar with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact:

The pact’s publicly stated intentions were a guarantee of non-belligerence by each party towards the other and a commitment that neither party would ally itself to or aid an enemy of the other party. In addition to stipulations of non-aggression, the treaty included a secret protocol that divided territories of Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland into German and Soviet “spheres of influence“, anticipating potential “territorial and political rearrangements” of these countries. Thereafter, Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939. After the Soviet–Japanese ceasefire agreement took effect on 16 September, Stalin ordered his own invasion of Poland on 17 September.[2] Part of southeastern (Karelia) and Salla region in Finland were annexed by the Soviet Union after theWinter War. This was followed by Soviet annexations of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and parts of Romania (Bessarabia, Northern Bukovina, and the Hertza region). Concern about ethnic Ukrainians and Belarusians had been proffered as the reason for the Soviet invasion of Poland.

Here we go again.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.