After Assad crossed Obama's 'red line' I wrote that dictators and would-be dictators were watching closely and would be greatly encouraged.—
Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 19, 2014
Chess champion and Human Rights Foundation chair Garry Kasparov predicted that President Obama’s weakness would be used to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advantage. History has proven him right, but he’s definitely not happy about it:
Viktor Yanukovych is the pro-Russian president of Ukraine who is crushing opposition to his government cozying up to Putin.
Just as he said, Kasparov criticized Obama for his weakness on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and predicted it would be a boon for dictators like Putin five months ago:
It’s too bad our worst predictions for this president always seem to come true.