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With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. ‘reset’ policy
Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT by george76

Snowden’s escape was a personal blow to Mr. Obama, who had spoken by phone with Mr. Putin in recent weeks to appeal for the fugitive’s return to face justice in the U.S.

Some Republicans said it was time for Mr. Obama to reconsider his administration’s “reset” with the Kremlin, initiated with fanfare during the tenure of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Now is the time to fundamentally rethink our relationship with Putin’s Russia,” Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said in a joint statement. They called on the Obama administration to push for expanded missile defense programs in Europe and to “move expeditiously on another round of NATO expansion, including the Republic of Georgia,” which Russia invaded several years ago.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike said the move was a serious blow to U.S.-Moscow relations and demanded Mr. Snowden’s return. Some Republicans said Mr. Putin was poking a finger in Mr. Obama’s eye.

The “action by the Russian government could not be more provocative and is a sign of Vladimir Putin’s clear lack of respect for President Obama,” said Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, calling it a “deliberate effort to embarrass the United States.”

“We need to deal with the Russia that is, not the Russia we might wish for,”

...

Obama was even more circumspect, declining several times to answer reporters’ questions about Mr. Snowden during a meeting Thursday afternoon in the Oval Office with the president of Yemen.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Arizona; US: New York; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: asylum; obama; putin; randsconcerntrolls; reset; russia; snowden; waronterror

1 posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT by george76
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OK, you can tell Putin its time to show me some flexibility, too!

2 posted on 08/02/2013 7:48:19 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: george76
They laughed at the POTUS (then) and I am sure they are laughing at POTUS now....Russian thugs are more notorious perhaps than Chicago thugs....
3 posted on 08/02/2013 7:49:02 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: george76
With Snowden asylum, Russia hits reject on U.S. ‘reset’ policy

Wrong, Davie poo.... Russia hits "reject" on the jug-eared moron and his horse-faced libtard loser passing as a SOS. Just because you libtards are too scared to point the finger of blame at the incompetent squatting in the White House, doesn't mean that's were the sole responsibility lies.

4 posted on 08/02/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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5 posted on 08/02/2013 7:49:38 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: george76

—Some Republicans said Mr. Putin was poking a finger in Mr. Obama’s eye.

The “action by the Russian government could not be more provocative and is a sign of Vladimir Putin’s clear lack of respect for President Obama,” said Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, calling it a “deliberate effort to embarrass the United States.”—

Vlad knows everything about obama, and everything he’s done.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 7:50:30 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: george76
Obama promised us a new respect around the world, nations would love us because they were no longer being dictated to by presidents like Bush.

So now Obama tries to dictate policy to Russia, and has insulted the most strategically important allies we've ever had.

What is impressive is his seemingly new found respect for Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamaz, Hezbollah, and other foreign and domestic current and former terrorist concerns.  We're even willing to send billions in cash their way.

Not that they respect us, mind you...

Nice job Mr. _resident.  /s


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7 posted on 08/02/2013 7:51:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: george76

The title is accurate, but there is another way to look at it.

Russia has hit THEIR reset button. But it doesn’t look like a button, it looks more like an extended middle finger.


8 posted on 08/02/2013 7:51:35 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: george76
Why does this Snowden defection remind me of the Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn defection from the Soviet Union in 1974?

“What goes around comes around,” as they say.

9 posted on 08/02/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: george76

Putin is showing the same level of disdain for Obama and his cabal of clueless clods... he’s just able to act on that disdain with a much higher level of impact.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 7:58:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: yoe
Hard to tell the difference between Russian thugs and Chicago thugs.  photo 7_zps596c85ca.jpg
11 posted on 08/02/2013 8:01:22 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: george76

I stand with Russia on this.


12 posted on 08/02/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: george76
The “action by the Russian government could not be more provocative and is a sign of Vladimir Putin’s clear lack of respect for President Obama,” said Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, calling it a “deliberate effort to embarrass the United States.”

Finally, John McCain is right about something.

13 posted on 08/02/2013 8:12:41 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: george76

Like Rodney Dangerfield, “He don’t get no respect.”


14 posted on 08/02/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Vlad knows everything about obama, and everything he’s done

You KNOW he/they know the truth about 'bumbles - and have since before the first election.

I've been praying for years that Vlad/Russia would do us all a tremendous service and spill the beans for the sake of America AND the world.

15 posted on 08/02/2013 8:21:23 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Gator113
I stand with Russia on this.

It's a sad day that I agree with a statement like this, but you're right. Obama is deserving of every ounce of derision one can muster. He's a feckless, fly-laden turd.

16 posted on 08/02/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: george76

And we have no respect for Gemini twins McLame and Linda.
That’s the way it works, girls: the Rooskis show no respect for Zero
because they have no respect for him. Like half the country.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 9:09:25 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Baynative

Putin to Obama “Eat Sh*t, Ni_ _ a”


18 posted on 08/02/2013 9:41:05 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: george76

Putin TOP
Obama BOTTOM

if you get my drift...


19 posted on 08/02/2013 9:51:33 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Putin’s punking the Mahdi because the Mahdi’s a punk, as in prison punk, and Putin has copies of all the Mahdi’s records, highly derogatory and incriminating records, that the Mahdi’s carefully hidden from the American people, whom he hates and despises.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 10:01:03 AM PDT by libstripper (A)
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To: george76
why would snowden choose Russia?

i think i know a couple of the reasons....


21 posted on 08/02/2013 12:09:28 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: george76

The Obama “reset” was a one-way street from the beginning.
There was never any reciprocity of sentiment or action from Russia.

Putin glowed and purred as the amateur and the useful idiots in the U.S. were allowed to pretend they had obtained Russian agreement for a new course in U.S.-Russian relations.


22 posted on 08/02/2013 2:36:56 PM PDT by Wuli (uir)
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To: george76

The question is...... what does the strong Putin want from the weak Obama?

What’s his name is a negotiating chip for something Putin wants.


23 posted on 08/02/2013 2:52:30 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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