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At this point you don't have to be a top notch geopolitical analyst to understand that President Obama has downgraded our international standing in the world. Obama's "JV Team" is now a menace that is better known as ISIS. In the second debate against Mitt Romney, Obama dismissed his Republican rival for naming Russia as the biggest geopolitical threat to our nation. He quipped that the "1980's called, they want their foreign policy back". Fast-forward to 2015, with Putin having it his way with Ukraine and Syria, it's clear that we have 21st century showdown with Russia whether we like it our not.