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Diplomatic Rift With Putin Grows as Obama Cancels
Wall Street Journal ^ | August 7, 2013 | CAROL E. LEE and ALAN CULLISON

Posted on 08/07/2013 7:30:17 PM PDT by lbryce

President Barack Obama's decision to pull out of a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month punctuates a steady decline in relations and represents an unusually sharp rebuke for an administration pledged to engaging adversaries.

Mr. Obama had planned to meet in early September with Mr. Putin before going to a Group of 20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. The White House said Wednesday he will still attend the G-20.

The decision comes after Russia decided to grant asylum, over White House objections, to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: g20; obama; obamaputin; putin; russia; snowden; snowdenasylum
Not meeting Putin means less US secrets revealed to Putin. Putin's loss as Obama's open microphone pledge of flexibility after getting re-elected has Obama not playing nice with Russia's jack-of-all-trades, Man For All Seasons.
1 posted on 08/07/2013 7:30:17 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

obama’s a pussy. My President should give him a good old fashioned Russian slap.


2 posted on 08/07/2013 7:31:26 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: lbryce

The re-set is a failure, but look at it this way:

At least he made up for it by closing Gitmo, right?

And stopping the drone attacks.

And cutting spending.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lbryce

How’s that reset button working for you, Obama. Oops, that was the fire alarm.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 7:33:42 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: lbryce

Pooty Poo has figured out that Barry is a phony.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 7:34:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: lbryce

I am pretty sure Putin is glad he doesn’t have to meet with our girly boy.


6 posted on 08/07/2013 7:35:03 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: lbryce

Does “no preconditions” ring a bell, Barack?


7 posted on 08/07/2013 7:35:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: All

Barry can no longer show-off his flexibility for Vlad..


8 posted on 08/07/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: lbryce

It wasn’t the decision of The Messiah; Putin doesn’t want a faggot in his house.....


9 posted on 08/07/2013 7:36:55 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: lbryce

Poosy.

All that accomplished was further demonstration of how small you are and further diminished by lame azz, fairy handed tactics that accomplished nothing.

Then again you weren’t going to follow through on your public announcement to Medved . . .


10 posted on 08/07/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Venturer

I am pretty sure Putin is glad he doesn’t have to meet with our girly boy.


Putin detests Obama for many reasons.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 7:38:18 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: lbryce

The boy-queer-king does not like a man who can
physically kill another man, showing him up to his
butch wife.


12 posted on 08/07/2013 7:38:32 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Unless Pooty Poo is an absolute moron, he knew that before The Won was ever elected.


13 posted on 08/07/2013 7:38:47 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: lbryce

Obumster doesn’t want to answer Putty’s question about NSA tracking Russian phone calls.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 7:39:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: laplata

So do I...


15 posted on 08/07/2013 7:39:51 PM PDT by null and void ( Ignorance and arrogance are a deadly combination.)
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To: lbryce

He was obviously afraid the Putin would give him a wedgie and noogie him until he cried.


16 posted on 08/07/2013 7:40:01 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: gotribe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OIuXWH_ytxA


17 posted on 08/07/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: lbryce

THIS is Zero’s Stonewall!


18 posted on 08/07/2013 7:40:23 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Ronin
I'm hoping for a swirly.
19 posted on 08/07/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: lbryce

21 posted on 08/07/2013 7:53:07 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Ronin

The Russian Bear is using this girly man as a doormat. Putin has NO RESPECT for the gay turd posing as our President.

F Barack “the magic Negro” Obama


22 posted on 08/07/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: lbryce

The Hollyweird sodomites will not stand for Obama meeting with Putin!


23 posted on 08/07/2013 8:03:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: lbryce

Obama is trying to destroy the relationship that republicans have built over 30+ years. The POS is only concerned with muzlims.


24 posted on 08/07/2013 8:03:29 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Putin looks like Daniel Craig...AKA...James Bond. JMHO.


25 posted on 08/07/2013 8:03:32 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

>> Putin looks like Daniel Craig...AKA...James Bond. JMHO.

I think he kinda looks like Ted Cruz. ;-)


26 posted on 08/07/2013 8:04:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: null and void

So do I...


You and millions more.


27 posted on 08/07/2013 8:09:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: lbryce

Diss the former head of the KGB. Obama must be blissfully confident he has no skeletons in his...uh...closet.


28 posted on 08/07/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: lbryce

Imagine how that must make Putin feel, not having to meet with that little faggot.


29 posted on 08/07/2013 8:24:52 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Will Reggie Love accompany him to St. Petersburg?


30 posted on 08/07/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: lbryce

Not a wise move to snub them. Consider a fact that Russia controls over half of Afghanistan operation supply line.


31 posted on 08/07/2013 8:29:26 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: gaijin

Don’t forget affordable health care.


32 posted on 08/07/2013 8:40:11 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: gaijin

And Al-Qaeda, don’t forget he decimated Al-Qaeda.


33 posted on 08/07/2013 9:24:22 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: gotribe

I’d love to see Putin sucker-punch Gay-Boy


34 posted on 08/07/2013 10:13:20 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: cunning_fish

Trying to publicly insult the president of Russia is certain to increase Russian cooperation with us on international security, not to mention changing the minds of the Russian people about normalizing homosexuality

I for one applaud this brilliant move by our imperial overlords

sarc


35 posted on 08/08/2013 1:56:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: laplata

He aint by himself.


36 posted on 08/08/2013 4:06:15 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

That’s for sure.


37 posted on 08/08/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Nervous Tick
It wasn’t the decision of The Messiah; Putin doesn’t want a faggot in his house.....
38 posted on 08/08/2013 7:16:24 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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