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Posted on 02/20/2014 2:31:19 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Ukraine, Syria are not pieces on some Cold-War chessboard
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo News 7 hours ago Yahoo News
President Barack Obama denied late Wednesday that Russian-US tensions over Syria and Ukraine were playing out on some Cold-War chessboard even as he acknowledged deep divisions between Moscow and Washington.
Obama, speaking at a joint press conference after a North American leaders summit, also flatly denied that the United States had played a role in stirring up the people against their government, saying that the uprisings arose organically from within those countries.
I do think it is worth noting that you have, in this situation, one country that has clearly been a client state of Russia, another whose government is currently being supported by Russia, he said.
But our approach in the United States is not to see these as some Cold-War chessboard in which we're in competition with Russia, the president continued.
Our goal is to make sure that the people of Ukraine are able to make decisions for themselves about their future, that the people of Syria are able to make the decisions without having bombs going off and killing women and children, or chemical weapons, or towns being starved because a despot wants to cling to power, he said.
Mr. Putin has a different view on many of those issues, and I don't think that there's any secret on that, he said, referring to Russias president.
Russian-U.S. tensions have spiked partly as a consequence of both conflicts.
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If it’s not golf he doesn’t give a ——.
Yes they are.
This is what happens when a chief executive has never worn a uniform.
Obozo could not find Ukraine on a map. This pathetic excuse for a POTUS gets more disgusting every day.
Do nothing and lying Obama contimues his failures, unabated!!! The man (Obama) is weak, incompetent and incapable of effective, productive, producing leadership. America should be ashamed of herself for putting this flim,flam, grifter, would be destroyer of the USA into the highest office in the land!!!
That’s pretty much exactly what they are- except this time our side can’t be bothered to care
“My government and Vice President Biden and I [. . .]” Lovely. It’s all his.
The scary thing is all the people posting on here who agree w Obama regarding Ukraine
As though our pathetic Zero could play chess with Putin....that’s why he says the well-worn historical chess game of European politics is not repeating itself. He and his side-kick clowns running U.S. foreign policy don’t even recognize the game.
It’s all a Socialist cold war. EU Socialists vs Russian Socialists vs US Socialists.
So what’cha gonna do about it champ? Give another speech?
He is a liar. Those trying to overthrow the governments have been given lethal and nonlethal aid and he knows it.
The fool doesn't understand what a forfeit is.
Hey Barack! Life ain’t chess. Sometimes you just can’t vote “present”.
Refusing to play doesn’t mean the game is over, re Ukraine.
To find the truth when Bathhouse Barry speaks simply reverse the meaning of everything that come out of his mouth.
Ukraine and Syria are pieces on 'some Cold-War chessboard'. It's patently obvious to anyone paying attenion.
Or Putin playing Chess and Harvard Educated Obama playing Checkers.
He told them yesterday that if the situation continues, there would be consequences. I'll bet they're worried now.
I take issue with those accusing obama of playing checkers.
To play checkers well you have to think about it. This ia an activity way above obama’s capabilities.
obama plays tiddly-winks (and poorly at that)
Wow! Such powerful metaphor. A regular Chattie Cathie.
Not when YOU are on the side fighting to destroy America!
Obama has no clue about War and the politics of War. His advisors are just as stupid.
How naïve can he really be. Here the opponent is a cold war chess player, and he came, I guess, with checkers...or candy crusher.
They are chess pieces and Obama barely knows checkers.