National security expert Stephen Yates breaks down the Obama Administration’s ‘weak’ foreign policy

Stephen Yates, CEO of D.C. International Advisory and former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs, joined TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton on radio this morning to discuss the Obama Administration’s ‘weak’ foreign policy. Yates offered his unique perspective into why the handling of the crisis in Ukraine is just the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps for the Obama White House.

Having served former Vice President Dick Cheney from 2001 to 2005, Buck wanted to get Yates' reaction to a comment Cheney made over the weekend. During an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Cheney told Bob Schieffer that he believes President Obama has lost credibility abroad, and “there’s no question” Putin believes President Obama is “weak.”

While Buck agrees that President Obama is seen as weak on the world stage, he believes Putin would have behaved in the same manner regardless of who is in office.

“Now, your former boss, Vice President Cheney, was on Face the Nation…I know you worked very closely with him specifically on national security issues. I wanted to have you react to his statement that Obama is weak,” Buck said. “The notion that Obama is weak. I think that Obama's foreign policy in general… is essentially a piñata of ill-conceived notions, stupidity and missteps. But in this case some people are pointing out, Putin probably would have done this no matter who was president. What do you say to that?”

“It's always fun to imagine what may have happened on anyone else's watch. And it's definitely true that the nature of Putin is that he would do these kinds of things, and it probably wouldn't make a huge difference who's in office,” Yates agreed. “But the nature of the response that he would anticipate and the magnitude of the challenge that he would expect and the frustration he might anticipate in doing so is very different depending on the leader… So Obama doesn't have a lack of a foreign policy. There's really seemingly no purpose for American power in his world.”

Despite his bleak outlook on American power and influence, Yates does not believe Ukraine is a lost cause.

“If you're in the White House and Bush and Cheney looked you in the eye, as they did many times, and said is Crimea is lost, what would your answer be,” Buck asked.

“I would say it's not lost, but it's extremely difficult once a major military force has taken over a territory to remove it,” Yates concluded. “So you have to be looking at fairly maximal political diplomatic, economic, and possibly even joint military options.”

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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