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Troubled Past Aside, Obama Wants Putin As Ally
Forbes ^ | May 22, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza

Posted on 05/22/2013 8:08:41 PM PDT by KMR

President Barack Obama wants Russia to be friends. Since he and former president Dmitry Medvedev, now the country’s Prime Minister, discussed a “reset” of relations, the Cold War’s Punch & Judy have been more like frenemies than friends.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: medvedev; obama; obamaputin; obamarussia; putin; russia; washington

1 posted on 05/22/2013 8:08:41 PM PDT by KMR
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To: KMR
There's no reason why the two can't be good pals.After all,they share a lifelong contempt for the United States.
2 posted on 05/22/2013 8:13:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: KMR

Forbes kinda lost its “rep” today, didn’t they?

Their article about Benghazi Hussein Obama possibly going down as the best pResident ever? (re: economy)

Forbes going the route of CNN with its 12 viewers...


3 posted on 05/22/2013 8:15:05 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: KMR

Vlad Putin will eat little Barry’s lunch.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 8:18:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: KMR

Are you kidding? Putin is exactly the ally he’s looking for. I mean, he told Putin on the open mike, how once the re-election is won, Obama is ready, willing and able to do Putin’s bidding.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 8:21:28 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: KMR

dream on


6 posted on 05/22/2013 8:23:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KMR

BFF’s forever.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 8:25:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I don’t anticipate a Barry and Vlad bromance will last forever. Perhaps, Putin is following the Machiavelli principle: “keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer.” Doesn’t Hillary live by this motto too?


8 posted on 05/22/2013 8:34:27 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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Well, since he (fraudulently) won “his election”, he now has more flexibility regarding missile defense and friendship. Maybe they’ll have a beer summit, but I guess Putin would rather have vodka.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 8:35:01 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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Bush should have cultivated a Russian cooperative agreement. I have thought he made a drastic mistake by ignoring Putin and Russia.

Now we have this hapless moron doing it.

Russia started talking to China because we essentially ignored it. We could have chummed it up, developed cooperative agreements, sent a little respect Russia’s way. We could have done it in a reasoned manner. Now we’ve got an idiot running this effort.

The Russian people don’t hate us. It’s their government that gets all tweaked. Russian’s should be our natural allies. Instead we allow them to search for ‘love’ somewhere else, in China. How stupid is that?

Russia, Europe, and North America should be natural allies. We share the same heritage. Our ancestors are closely entwined.

Russia isn’t a natural ally of China? It isn’t a natural ally of the the people in the Middle-East. It’s not a natural ally of the African Continent.

I know this looks somewhat racist, but ultimately the ties that bind are similarities. That’s not to say we don’t have other friends. That would be wrong, but we should secure relations with those like us so that we have strength.

To allow Russia to go off and team up with China against us, is very short-sighted and ultimately defeatist.

We could have been a better force for good in Russia, and it bothers me that Obama is now the source of warming ties. I say this, because the way Obama will do it, it will be a soiled effort.

There are times when I hang my head when I think of what could have been, and what will take place instead.

We really need better leaders on our side. We need folks who get it, and won’t rest until they have improved our lot in life. I’m not happy at all with our Republican Presidents since Reagan.

We could have, and should have done so much better.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 8:40:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Gay State Conservative
There's no reason why the two can't be good pals.After all,they share a lifelong contempt for the United States.

But only one is a patriot...

11 posted on 05/22/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Russia: Self Explanatory.

12 posted on 05/22/2013 8:48:08 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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Sure, as long as 0 continues to be ‘flexible’ Vlad will be a real pal.


13 posted on 05/22/2013 8:50:11 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=3426&ft=mp3


14 posted on 05/22/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Gay State Conservative
After all,they share a lifelong contempt for the United States.

I'm not so sure about one of them.

15 posted on 05/22/2013 9:13:38 PM PDT by Greysard
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***** “There’s no reason why the two can’t be good pals.After all,they share a lifelong contempt for the United States. “ *****

WINNER... Bump for Post of the Day

TT


16 posted on 05/22/2013 9:26:05 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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He could be useful ally to comrade obama when the United States of America rises against the obamination. It might at least provide a place of exile for him.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 11:43:30 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Putin already has a girlfriend.


18 posted on 05/23/2013 3:51:39 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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