William Katz:  Urgent Agenda

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TAKE THAT, YANKS! – AT 10:44 A.M. ET:  It is noted that the Russian foreign minister, who refused to take John Kerry's call earlier this week, has still not returned it.

That is obviously intentional, and designed to send a signal:  "You Americans are no longer that important.  Forget your so-called 'reset.'"  The Russians have sent other signals, including their alliance with Syria and Iran.  And then there's this, from Fox this morning:

The Air Force confirms that two Russian bombers on Tuesday circled the U.S. island territory of Guam, prompting U.S. jets to scramble and respond.

Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bomber aircrafts, which left in a northbound direction, said military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender.

Bender said no further action was taken but declined to give more details, citing security reasons.

The incident occurred shortly before President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, as reported first by The Washington Free Beacon.

The newspaper also said the Russian bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.

COMMENT:  Obviously, another signal from the Russians that they are getting very tough again, and intend to be the world power they were.  The equipping of these aircraft with nuclear-tipped missiles is particularly upsetting, if accurate.

Please note that the North Koreans set off their latest nuclear blast just before Obama's State of the Union message.

The Russians, the North Koreans, the Iranians, are looking at a weak president who just appointed two appeasers, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, to the highest national-security posts in his Cabinet.  I'm sure our allies are noticing as well.  Even the UN's secretary-general recently stressed the importance of American leadership.  He was sending a message as well.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media seems to have no problem at all with Obama's foreign policy.  A price will be paid by this country.

February 16,  2013