Skip to comments.House Foreign Affairs chairman: Putin believes he can ‘dis’ the United States
Posted on 08/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can dis the United States without repercussions, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in an interview with CNN.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) told Wolf Blitzer late Friday that Putin intends to stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can.
I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia, Royce said. But right now, clearly, Putin intends to ... stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can. And so it's a difficult situation. He's trying to undermine us in Syria. He's not helpful in Iran. And, as a consequence, I think we're in a tough position right now.
Royce placed some of the blame for the state of U.S.-Russia relations on President Obama.
Right now, I think that ... the head of state in Russia today believes that he can dis the U.S. without any negative consequences, Royce said. And that probably comes from the fact that we don't carry the same perception of strength that we did and the gravitas of the president of the United States is not that of former presidents. And I do think that's a problem for President Obama.
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Thanks for the article... this Republican is a moron...
Are they TRYING to prod Putin into war?!
I think I may know why.
I don’t see Putin “Dissing” the USA.
I see Putin giving the current administration all the respect they’re due.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can dis the United States without repercussionsAll down to the leadership. Putin obviously thinks of Obama as a joke. Washington would have been a different story:
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it. If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for War.Now that is what the USA was founded on, in part, and its certainly something that Obama believes he must be at enmity with, perhaps even to the destruction of himself.
The only one dissing this country is in the White House.
No Boyce, there was opportunity with the past leadership in America!
Yeah, okay. Is he right? Or will the perceived disrespect result in repercussions that will matter to Mr. Putin?
They can dis you, because you’re a laughable regime.
Our Government is being run by Children.
And I don't blame him.
True. Respect must be earned. Obama is too arrogant to understand that. He has some delusion that he won an election and he must be obeyed.
I believe Putin is having fun poking our little sissy President with a stick.
Some people who get picked on bring it on themselves.
Shut up Rinos!
Putin does get some things right, like pronging Bozo in his squinty eyes and recognizing the evil homosexuals present to society.
Our problem as a nation is that we have no proper strategic defenses for North America. To hell with Hawaii. We are open for nuclear attack at all times thanks to the stupid ass who takes up space in the White Hut when he’s not dragging his clan off for vacations.
Get his sorry behind out of Washington for keeps and we’ll have a fighting chance to stay alive. Keep this mystery phony in power at your own risk.
Fronting 101: Zero dissed Russia repeatedly.
Zero pretends to be aggrieved while idiots make excuses for him.
Inner city whiny yute behavior at best.
Thanks Ed Royce...you completely ignore zero sticking his finger in our eyes AND him dissing Russia to try and do..what exactly?
Back up your “homey”?
Putin is laughing at Obama’s America.
The children are starting to sound like Monica Conyers.
That’s not Royce’s picture.
Care to elaborate?
That’s a good point. I bet Putin still respects the US, in the proper hands. But he has about as much use for Obama as Barney Frank has for a woman.
There are still many old party types in Russia, just think of how much cred Putin gets back home when he disses Obama.