Wednesday, March 05, 2014

KANSAS CITY COLUMNIST CRAIG GLAZER CONSIDERS CRISIS IN THE UKRAINE!!!



TKC NOTE: Check this thoughtful take on international politics from Kansas City's own Craig Glazer:

The Cold War Part II:

If you are a baby boomer or maybe even a bit younger, we all remember those meanies, the USSR. You know, the Red Commies, the Russians. Remember the Russian Empire led by Nikita Kruschev were going to take over the United States. Ah yes, we had to hide under our desks at school during practices for a nuclear assault. The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. Who can forget the Cuban Missile Crisis? John Kennedy versus Kruschev. The truth is in the end, nothing happened. Well, there was the Bay of Pigs, a lot of threats, and the Red Scare in Hollywood which destroyed a lot of prominent Hollywood careers for no-reason led by the insane Joe McCarthy. So after four decades of harsh words and threats, the Iron Curtain fell. America’s number one competitor and enemy went down. No, not from bullets or bombs, but from the reason most power structures fail, financial problems.

It’s pretty simple, really, at the end of the day, everyone wants a shiny new penny, well, a shiny new bunch of money. Capitalism will always win out in the end. You see, in the human race, someone always has to be bigger, stronger, smarter, richer or simply have more than the next guy. So in the end, communism doesn’t work and it never will. Isn’t that funny, the word ‘communist’, you never hear that any more, do you? Nope, the new bad guys are ‘terrorists’ or ‘insurgents’. You gotta hand it to the US Press, I think they invented the propaganda machine. Tag, we’re it.

Recently, the Ukraine decided they would be better off splitting from Mother Russia, in this case the USSR led from Moscow by their mobster/leader Putin. Yes, when you think of a Russian bad guy today, it’s not a well-dressed soldier with a red star on his cap, it’s a Soprano’s style gangster with a shaved head, a black leather jacket who is a mean, tough MF’er. So Russia, this depleted superpower, decided it wasn’t in their best interest for the Ukraine to become their own democratic nation, as if that was ever going to happen anyway. Yup, the US stepped right into that one. Hey, for a minute it looked damn exciting. Even our own Kansas City Star’s front page yesterday screamed out ‘This could be the biggest crisis of the 21st Century!’ Well, Justin Bieber ain’t no Elvis Presley and this incident ain’t no Cold War. In fact, it is just that, an incident.

It looks like the Ukraine will remain part of Russia, it would appear at this time the Russian Military does not want to cross swords with the West, especially the United States. Sure, you can mess with America for a moment, but payback is a bitch. Something the Russians, North Korea and even China are well aware of. After all, look how it ended for our Middle East enemies like Saddam Hussein (dead) or Osama Bin Laden (also dead). In the end, America is truly the world’s first and one and only superpower whose top two military allies trump most of our foes by themselves. (Those allies would be Great Britain and Israel).

See, it goes like this: with television, music movies, social media and fashion, everybody wants to be in like the Americans. The whole world dreams of living in Beverly Hills and shopping on Rodeo Drive. While that may all be exaggerated and unrealistic, that’s the nature of the human condition. Yes sir, you have to hand it to the American media and military. We sure know how to kick a dog when he’s down. That’s how you stay on top, folks. As for me, I always wonder about the size of the military about any of these potential enemies. I’ll never forget that before Desert Storm we were told that Saddam had the fifth largest standing army in the world. We found out later, he didn’t even have an army. If you don’t see it on CNN, I just question what really exists out their in mass that any other nation can bring against the United States. Yes, I know Russia still has nuclear power and nuclear weapons but compared to the shock and awe this country can deliver in a moment, well, I think you get my point.

You know the old saying: Don’t tread on me. Modern translation: Don’t fuck with the United States. We make a great business friend and social ally, but God help you if you come against us on the battlefield. Sort of makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it? God Bless America.
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75 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Craig has a good take on this one. Russia might be a paper tiger and what everybody wants is prosperity. Even right here in KCMO.

the Polar Bear said...

I bet you can see Russia from your deck in JOCO...no that rodent rug would block the view...nothing here

Anonymous said...

No Craig, you sort of make me ashamed to be an American. Period.

Next week, Craig Glazer considers America's options for the unrest in Venezuela and whether spreading dissent will have a effect on.....ahahahahaha, that's so silly I can't even finish typing it.

As is this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

What do you disagree with Craig about?

Seems like he's on the money.

Anonymous said...

Sure looks like Wilson's work. Glazer not smart enough to write that. I agree with the bear. That rodent rug wouldn't allow Glazer to see very far.

Anonymous said...

What a joke. Whoever wrote this is a dumbshit.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't MCCarthy proven correct in later years?

Anonymous said...

you're talking about the us that lost 2 wars in the last ten years, right? did we win iraq or afghanistan?

Anonymous said...

US has never really lost a war. Even Viet Nam was a set up. We waste lives to control our power. It works. It costs, but it works. A sad statement.

Vet/KCMO said...

Craig Glazer I have never been a fan of yours til now. You kicked butt on this pup. I am now a FAN.

Greedo said...

Craig has a good handle on this but he's missing one thing, Putin is basically a dictator. So far he has been decent with monetary policy but with no checks and balences, you can't take his word. This makes Russia even more unstable.

Anonymous said...

....GLAZEAMAZING....

Anonymous said...

Forgein policy decided in KC? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I read closely the insights of the TKC readership on foreign affairs.

Anonymous said...

After this, can it be very long before Putin writes a TKC column about running a bar and comedy club, or the KCMO city council passes a resolution about Crimea?
Amateur night on the plains.

Anonymous said...

No fucking way that idiot wrote this, decent article, but that fucker isn't that smart.

Tony Soprano said...

Listen you fucking snitch you don't use the name of my family anywhere you fucking nobody. You have no right to think you know what a gangster is you rat fink. So shut up before you get a one way boat ride Jersey style.

Chambo said...

You haters underestimate Craig, he's got a good handle on the situation.

The only thing you got right was nothing said...

1. Ukraine is not "part of Russia". it has been its own country since the fall of the Soviet Union.
2. The McCarthy hearings and black listing was in 1954. You write that these hearings were preceded by the Cuban Missile crisis , the bay of pigs, and the Kennedy presidency. The Bay of Pigs was in 1961 and the missile crisis was 1962. Kennedy was a first year senator during the McCarthy hearings and has zero connection.
I can list a half dozen more mistakes but you get the point.
This entire shit pile your ghost writer just shat out is 100 pct wrong. You suck and so does the ass clown who writes this tripe. Fuckin retards.

The only thing Glazer has a handle on is these nuts said...

Boom. Schooled beeeatch.

Anonymous said...

Craig Glazer the Geopolitical Expert.

Fuck you for posting this tony. How much is that creep paying you to put his tripe on your blog?

Anonymous said...

Russia doesn't fuck around. Screw with Russian interests and there is going to be a price to be paid.

That last puppet we had working over there for us a few years back learned that the hard way.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Russia has some of the most advanced missiles on the planet and could sink our entire fleet in the gulf before they even knew what hit them!

And we know it that's why we don't fuck with them.

Anonymous said...

The Russian Sunburn can deliver a 200-kiloton nuclear payload, or: a 750-pound conventional warhead, within a range of 100 miles, more than twice the range of the Exocet. The Sunburn combines a Mach 2.1 speed (two times the speed of sound) with a flight pattern that hugs the deck and includes "violent end maneuvers" to elude enemy defenses. The missile was specifically designed to defeat the US Aegis radar defense system. Should a US Navy Phalanx point defense somehow manage to detect an incoming Sunburn missile, the system has only seconds to calculate a fire solution not enough time to take out the intruding missile. The US Phalanx defense employs a six-barreled gun that fires 3,000 depleted-uranium rounds a minute, but the gun must have precise coordinates to destroy an intruder "just in time."

Good luck!

The General said...

Russia is a paper tiger. Our President Obama will stare them down.

Anonymous said...

Glazer doesn't get it but he's always wrote checks his ass can't cash.

Anonymous said...

The Glaze schools you not the other way around.

Glazer thinks' Putin" means cum fart in Russian said...

If we go to war with Russia, we go to war with all of their allies as well. China and Russia combined would turn North America into a glass parking lot. We have a black jimmy carter in the Whitehouse. We are fucked and checkmate.
PS Glazer, Byron and Tony....Eat a basket full of dicks.

Anonymous said...

Can you say, "This guy is a flaming narcicist?"

Anonymous said...

Snitch Rat Fink is what he is.

Anonymous said...

He'd fuck ur face up.

Anonymous said...

Oh he isn't going to do shit but run his pie hole. Fucking snitch has proved he can do that.

Anonymous said...

I've always said it, who did he snitch on? The answer is nobody and you haters know that. Great story baby.

Anonymous said...

I swear Glazer just plain don't know when to keep his mouth shut.
Last time I smelled something this bad I just closed the door on the porta potty and held it.

Anonymous said...

9:48 if you have to ask who then you don't know the history of the rat.

Anonymous said...

8:05 comment, thanks, I'm glad someone here has a clue.

Glazer article = what a pathetic piece of cliched trash!!!!

It's about MONEY!!!!!!! What else?

Western powers (primarily the U.S.) have been funding and orchestrating the Ukraine's embrace of democracy as part of a long-term encirclement of Russia. Please read The Grand Chessboard.

Just before this all came to a climax, Ukraine was ready to sign a big cooperative agreement with the EU. The Ukrainian President at the time (now in Russia) balked at signing after getting his marching orders from Putin.

Russia is a MAJOR natural gas supplier to Ukraine and much of Europe. The natural gas pipelines from Russia transit through the Ukraine. Western energy giants (e.g., Exxon, Chevron)have discovered big natural gas fields in Western Ukraine, and are eager to develop them. If this happens, Russia's near monopoly as natural gas supplier would vanish. Russia and President Putin rely heavily on their country's energy resources for money and power. Putin moved militarily to halt Ukraine's embrace of the West because he needs the money, the access to the Black Sea, and the geographic buffer which Ukraine provides along the Russian border.

This is just scratching the surface on this topic. Very similar to what happened in Libya, and is continuing to occur in Syria. It's about ENERGY, international banking, geopolitics, etc.

It's not really about good vs. evil, Putin vs. Obama, commies vs. capitalists, and all the other silly cliches of distraction. Just read, the truth is there waiting for you.

Kim/USA said...

Love it. Glazer writes about what a kick ass country ours is and you call him names? The only bad ass on here is Glazer. I'm sure nobody that calls him out here would do it to his face. All the no name tough guys. My, my. USA ALL THE WAY.

Anonymous said...

Glazer is and always has been a lying, cheat punk.

Anonymous said...

Who would fear a ass clown wearing a rug made from the hide of a dead vermin known to frequent dumps. Wait, a rat on the head of a rat. Nah, Glazer all JOCO blow.

Anonymous said...

Obama will bend over and let Putin "put it in" his little skinny nigger ass faster than Byron would!

Anonymous said...

Kim as I beat his ass one night he was crying like a baby for me to stop. He was saying anything that came to his lying mind to make me stop. So tell it to his face? I have already and he paid for it. He never ever fucked with me again.

100% American For What is Right said...

8:05 and 9:52 have it right. Glazer as always clueless and shows his stupidity. Sure Kim and guess what, you're as big a douche and fool as Glazer.

Anonymous said...

He left out the Pyramid.

Marc D said...

Love this article. Who are these or this one hateful lying asshole that makes up b.s. on Glazer. My guess is its the same person over and over. Now you say you kicked our boys ass. He's a public figure, if that ever happened we'd have heard about it pussy. I'd say the only rat out there is you pussy boy. Oh yeah with no name. USA all the way pussy.

Anonymous said...

Craig do some more coke and loosen the chinstrap that holds your rug on you rat.

Anonymous said...

Classic anarchist thinkers—such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldman—and other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky don't believe the state and capitalism can manage the future so a new anarcho-communism is evolving!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Whenever political & ethnic boundaries conflict, there will be conflict. The problem for Westerners is believing in the country of Ukraine. There is the city-state of Kiev, one of the oldest in Europe, & there is the Crimea. Two separate things. One can argue that there is such a thing as a Ukrainian, & of course, they would be in & around Kiev. The people of the Crimea are ethnic Russians. The port, in question, on the Black Sea used to officially belong to Russia. Russia built it & Russia needs it, & would never in a million years conceive of giving up its only Black Sea Port. Ain't going to happen.

The real problem here is pretending that the Crimea belongs to, or is a part of, the Ukraine. It is not. It should be given back to the Russians. End of problem. Ukraine is then free to join Western Europe with Russia's blessing. The Ukraine would still be dependent on Russian natural gas, but then that is the point of having natural resources, & why wars are fought over them. If the Ukrainians want peace then they should return the Crimea in return of unlimited access to the natural gas. If the Ukrainians want to be a conquered country, then they should insist on pretending that the Crimea is Ukraine, & hoping the West comes to their rescue.

We are not going to war for the Ukrainians.

Dale Sharp said...

Glazer this one hit my crazy bone. Yes we are the worlds police MAN! Hey who is the nut that keeps calling you a rat and names? The rug man. Has he seen you brother? I have, uh, you look pretty damn good to my way of thinking. Bet my little cousin in 7th grade could whip that guys ass. Keep up the good work. Enjoy it. Hate to confess, like the commetnts and the mean ones are so funny.

Anonymous said...

Go suck a 10 year olds cock Byron. We don't need the West Virginia take on shit. Dumbass snitch. You and Glazer are a pair of snitches.

Anonymous said...

Dale is proof idiots live and breathe.

Anonymous said...

Marc, who said it just happened yesterday? Besides Craig never brags about the bad shit the pussy might have to admit the truth then.

Westport Trucky said...

Looks like Byron can copy and paste as good as Glazer.

Anonymous said...

Dale is either Glazer or Byron.

Anonymous said...

Sure Craig tell us about the night your Dad came into King Louie West to drag your ass home and you lipped off to the ole man and he slapped your ass flat out on the floor. Pussy baby got up off the floor crying that night as well. The good ole days when a parent could deal with a smart mouth punk kid.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Craig your stories stink.

David Rice said...

Craig you sure got the goat of one of the three hatin losers. Hey look at it this way nobody who has any brights believes anything they say anyways. Adds to your comments. Kinda funny huh. Russia has hot babes according to my boss, he's been to Moscow. They love Americans.

David Rice said...

Now the hater is going back to 9th grade stories that likely never happened. Bowling ally stories of the what, 60's. Notice never a name on them, just their crying b.s. I love it.

Sally Rice said...

Oh yes the great David Rice who claims to know all, but knows nothing.

The Real Mark Mitchell said...

I myself can't stand Craig Glazer either and say he is an ass. Now Mr. Rice this is the first time I have posted in here my feelings about your hero. Get a life loser.

Chiefs Fan said...

Glazer I read some of Tonys and some of Hearnes stories. I have noticed on KCC, Hearnes site, you have less and less haters. My guess is they are afraid to go on there cause Hearne will find out who they are, since none of them use real names. Interesting.

Screw the Russians. How do you see the Chiefs upcoming draft? Who will they go for?

Anonymous said...

Chiefs are going nowhere Chiefs Fan.

Anonymous said...

You are quite literally a MORON, if you think Russia is even remotely more militarily advanced/powerful than the U.S. right now, or if you think they would even CONSIDER pulling such a dumbass, hair-brained tactic against us. No, seriously - you are an ignorant person, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Are they a force to be reckoned with and taken seriously? Sure. But if you think that they pose any real threat you us right now that we are more than capable of handling, you need to do some research. Also, think before you post something so blatantly incorrect and asinine ...

Anonymous said...

Chiefs Fan, just my guess, but Glazer has fewer haters there because Hearne has fewer readers.

Lordy, that blog is filled with people who think they know much more than they actually do, and Hearne lets them have at it because he's too lazy and intellectually challlenged to come up with enough content to keep it going on his own.

It's basically a bunch of nothing written by a bunch of nobodies who think they are brilliant.

Anonymous said...

........AAAAAANNNNNNDDDDD we have a myriad of drones and precision smart bombs that can take out their launch platforms BEFORE they launch, and that's because our satellite and clandestine intel keeps track of their precise coordinates and movements on a DAILY basis. Also, our Spec Operators under SOCOM are a well-oiled, precision strike force/sabotage machine. Spetsnaz are good, but guess again if you think we haven't already thought out and planned on these contingencies. A lot of things you aren't factoring in, here .....

Anonymous said...

Additionally, the B-2 changes everything.

E V E R Y T H I N G.

Fact, not opinion.

Anonymous said...

+1 ^^^

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but the sheep shagger is right. Russia will never let go of Crimea, which is where their fleet is. That said, the whole US reaction to the "crisis" is being orchestrated by US oil interests who want to use it as an excuse to force the Obama administration to allow the export of US crude oil. Always follow the money.

Anonymous said...

whats the bear think ?

Byron Funkhouser said...

The Crimean Parliament voted today to rejoin Russia. Please, notice that there is a Crimean Parliament. A parliament without a country?

Anonymous said...

STFU Byron pervert snitch fuck

The Teacher/UMKC said...

Glazer you are correct and a brilliant man. I read your articles. Excellent.

Anonymous said...

Glazer is just another chickenhawk who talks tough when other people have to put their lives on the line.

The Teacher/UMKC said...

I DON'T see that sir, he is just talking about an issue. He is not asking for military action. I read the man's book two years ago, from the 'proof' of articles and court information the gentleman's bravery is not in question. How is yours my good man.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your take "teacher"..I mean glazer.

Anonymous said...

Putin is a gangster? Glazer has always been impressed by shadows. He has an alter ego that thinks he was one.