Ukraine. The Ukrainian coup against Russian-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych was initially celebrated by the White House. But when Russian strongman Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea, rigged an election, and began threatening Eastern Ukraine, the United States went largely silent, except for levying ineffective sanctions on specific individuals. Unsurprisingly, the Ukrainian public reacted by replacing Yanukovych with Russian-friendly Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking closer relations with Moscow. Poroshenko has openly stated that he is doing so because no one is willing to guarantee Ukraine’s security against Russia.
President Obama’s consistent agenda has been to weaken the United States and our allies in pursuit of a more “balanced” global power structure. The result: our allies creep toward the door, looking for new friends to protect themselves. Or they become victims of their enemies. Or both. And America grows ever weaker.Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book,The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration(Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014).