Skip to comments.How the Russian ‘Reset’ Explains Obama’s Foreign Policy
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by lbryce
As violent mobs shouting Islamist slogans rampaged against U.S. diplomats across the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the weeks following the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. officials in Libya, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw a chance to kick the United States when it was down. He did it by expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development, whose work -- advising private groups on democracy, as it has done since the 1990s -- he evidently resented. For good measure, he just cancelled the longstanding Nunn-Lugar program of cooperation on destroying and securing old Soviet weapons of mass destruction. His message: Russia doesn't need any help from the Americans.
These moves by Putin are just the latest in a long string of affronts and rebuffs mocking U.S. President Barack Obama's hope that he could "reset" U.S.-Russian relations. The policy's very name implied that the strains in the relationship were largely America's fault -- that Obama had to rectify U.S. policy. He expected to turn Russia into a cooperative partner by showing greater humility and by accommodating Putin's sensibilities on Iran, ballistic missile defense, nuclear arms treaties, and other matters.
This Russia policy aligned with Obama's general approach to national security. For years, Obama and his national security team argued that, by and large, America's problems in the world resulted not from aggression or the ideological extremism of hostile actors abroad, but were the bitter fruit of America's history of bullying, selfishness and militarism, especially during the George W. Bush administration. They complained that America had long been acting like a rogue nation, arrogant in defying the rights of others,
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Obama caught on an open microphone telling Russian President Medvedev;This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility,"
==================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== The Russians have more than a cooperative partner in their relations with the US. They have one of their own in the White House doing their bidding in the destruction of the United States. That Obama states openly that US problems stem from the bitter fruit America's history of bullying, selfishness and militarism, especially during the George W. Bush administration make me so full of vehemence towards this reprehensible Kenyan sociopath, I must borrow a recent neologism spawned from the sick minds of liberals who only first began using it against VP Republican nominee Paul Ryan as reported in Twitchy's twitter coverage immediately after the debate, scores of tweets excoriating Ryan about how they simply hatef*ck Ryan, his wife.
FUBO doesn't cut it anymore. Now, it's how much I hatef*ck this POS.
If anyone thinks Russia is flexing their muscles against the US now, elect Obaam and see what they do with Obama’s “FLEXIBILITY”.
Obama would screw up a wet dream.
Russia is pursuing its Great Power interests and they usually don’t align well with America’s.
The honeymoon after the collapse of Communism was due to Russian weakness. They had no option but to accommodate the American hyper-power and NATO.
Now Moscow can obstruct both and it pays no real price for defying the West and its popular at home.
Obama’s open mic comment about being more “flexible” with Putin after the election takes on more clarity.
The second rate “new” Russia hegemony works hand in glove with Islamofascism. Islam long ago identified as a “useful structure” for the expansion of world socialism/communism by none other than LENIN himself.
Obamao as the Marxist in chief is doing what he is supposed to, and being run by agents Bill and Hill. Case closed.
Ambassadors in the Middle East beware.
Sure Feith, we've got plenty of blood and money.