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Obama's suck-up to Russia continues, but Putin snubs Camp David invite
IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:12:24 PM PDT by Kaslin

According to the White House, President Obama has telephoned Russia's new President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on that country's Victory in Europe Day.


Old people will recall that Russia (then the Soviet Union) began World War II as an ally of Hitler's Nazi Germany, becoming a sudden Western pal only when Hitler turned on Russia.

Three years ago in one of his trademark extended-hand gestures Obama sought to reset drifting relations with Russia by summarily canceling the U.S. missile defense shield system set for Eastern Europe. The Russians didn't like it next door and said they didn't believe the defensive system was really aimed at Iran's future ICBMs.

Obama didn't inform Eastern Europe first. He was counting on Russian gratitude to restrain Iran's development of nuclear weapons. Of course, that didn't come to pass and Obama's international sanctions on Iran haven't done the trick either.

A year ago on the mere threat of Libya's Gadhafi killing rebellious civilians, Obama instigated his military ouster via NATO. Now that Syria has actually slaughtered thousands of rebellious citizens, Obama doesn't match those firm actions. Just words. Russia is a Syrian ally and arms its military.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia

1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Maybe Putin knows that Obama doesn’t stand a chance in this coming election so he see NO reason getting involved with any serious negotiations,since it would be a waste of his time.

Its funny thought that Putin and Obama have a lot in Common.Everything revolves around them.

2 posted on 05/10/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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