What Crisis Are These Guys Talking About?

There is apparently going to be a new crisis. And it is going to happen sometime soon after January 21st 2009.

This is what Colin Powell and Joe Biden said separately over the last week…

Here is what Joe Biden said:

In remarks made over the weekend in Seattle, Democratic vice
presidential candidate Joseph Biden warned that Barack Obama, if
elected president, would be compelled to take deeply unpopular actions
in both domestic and foreign policy within months of taking office.

In
closed-door gatherings with two audiences of Democratic Party insiders
and fundraisers, Biden forecast a major international crisis in the
first six months of an Obama administration.

He compared Obama
to John F. Kennedy, the last senator to be elected president. “It will
not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did
John Kennedy,” Biden said. “The world is looking. We're about to elect
a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of
America. Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a
generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

Biden
mentioned the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea and
Russia as potential points of conflict, but did not spell out the exact
nature of such a crisis, observing, “I can give you at least four or
five scenarios from where it might originate.” He made it clear that
Obama would respond forcefully: “They're going to want to test him. And
they're going to find out this guy's got steel in his spine.”

The
most politically significant portion of Biden's remarks came when he
admitted that the decisions of an Obama-Biden administration were
likely to be deeply unpopular, and he called on the Democratic Party
regulars to stand behind the new president even when public opinion
turned against him.

“He's going to need help,” Biden said. “He's
going to need you—not financially to help him—we're going to need you
to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand
with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially, it's not
going to be apparent that we're right.”

He continued, “There are
going to be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo,
whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision.' Because if you think the
decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when
they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound.
Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound.”

And listen to what Colin Powell says in this interview on Meet the Press. Fast forward to 2 minutes 40 seconds and you will hear him say very specifically that there will be a crisis on January 21st – which happens to be the date that the inauguration takes place. Synchronicity or what?

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