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Pelosi: Obama canít control Putin
thehill.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Julian Hattem

Posted on 07/27/2014 1:16:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Neither President Obama nor any other world leader can sway the mind of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“Putin is going to do what Putin is going to do,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Obama’s foreign policy strategy has been attacked in recent weeks, with some accusing him of doing too little to stymie Russian intervention in Ukraine, where ongoing violence this month included the deaths of hundreds aboard a passenger jetliner. The U.S. has said Russia is at least indirectly responsible for that attack.

“As far as Putin is concerned, he’s a KGB guy who happens to be the president of Russia and he’s going to do what he’s going to do, no matter who else is in charge any place else in the word,” Pelosi said. “I would not judge his actions or his motivations by anything other than he is rooted in a KGB [mindset], insecure about Russia’s diminished role in the world.” The U.S. has launched a set of sanctions against Russia and tried to rally countries around the world to follow suit, but Moscow has not backed off its support of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's east.

Speaking on the same CNN show, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said those sanctions “clearly are not working” and accused Obama of being “AWOL.”

Ongoing violence in Gaza and the rise of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has gained ground amid a power vacuum in those countries, only makes clear the costs of a weakened U.S., he added.

“Passive responses to naked aggression all over the world is our foreign policy,” Graham said. “Without American leadership, the world has become a very dangerous place and our allies like Israel and Ukraine suffer.”


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1 posted on 07/27/2014 1:16:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Strike me dead. Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth and something comes out that actually makes a modicum of sense?

I never thought I would experience anything like that. Now I can say I lived, and lived well.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 1:19:24 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Maybe he should try the "claw" grip that has become so popular lately.

Oh. Wait. I thought you said puttin'.

3 posted on 07/27/2014 1:19:30 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama can’t control Michelle, or Biden. Obama can’t control anything - he’s there to be a puppet.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 1:22:03 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Obama Can't Control Putin

And therein lies the problem.

Here's the answer...

5 posted on 07/27/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

What President controlled any Russian leader? The answer is none.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
No, really, Nancy?

Do tell.

7 posted on 07/27/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT by RichInOC ("It's good to be tsar.")
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To: bmwcyle
Neither President Obama nor any other world leader

Obama is a world leader?

8 posted on 07/27/2014 1:25:28 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How do you solve a problem like Pu-tin?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
A flibbertijbbet! A will-o-the-wisp! A clown!


9 posted on 07/27/2014 1:25:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bmwcyle

Ronald Reagan crippled the Russians so badly their EVIL EMPIRE exploded.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 1:26:22 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
She is just circling the wagons around her worthless, incompetent leader. Obama won't do anything to confront Putin, so she has to say he can't. Obama has reduced the USA from leader of the world to a helpless spectator.
11 posted on 07/27/2014 1:29:19 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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But Ronald was not in control of the leader. Control is not the word that describes what Reagan did not Russia. He killed an economy but Russia is stronger today then they were then. He controlled nothing


12 posted on 07/27/2014 1:31:39 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well then maybe he should call someone who can do the job he was elected to! mr. mulato doing his best(or worst) to make jimmah cawta look competent in comparison.


13 posted on 07/27/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Pelosi: Obama can’t control Putin

Unfortunately the converse is not true.

14 posted on 07/27/2014 1:37:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: bmwcyle

Russia is no way stronger today than they were then.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 1:38:36 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: bmwcyle

Russia is weaker, not stronger.

How can you compare their vast USSR military and geography and troop masses on our borders and the assault structure of their forces with an incredible number of Airborne Divisions and Helicopter Assault Brigades and bridge building brigades, with what is left to them now as their Warsaw pact has self destructed and most of those nations switching sides to America and it’s 28 nation NATO alliance?

Reagan faced 4 Russian leaders, and he led leader number 4 into his fatal mistakes that cost them the empire that this power and wealth obsessed KGB man would like to reassemble.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 1:42:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
0bama can't control Bo.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess you need to start reading Janes more. I talking about the new ones.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 1:44:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

.... America’s strength and ability to influence world events was in it’s deterrence. This administration has systematically dismantled almost every vestige of deterrence built up over the past 50 years and destroyed all influence that this once great country once had. This world is evolving into something that will be quite uncontrollable .... peace and security will be something that we will recall only in our memories.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 1:44:27 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: KarlInOhio

She really just meant they offered him their reset button and a little place in the NWO. He must have had a problem with the offer. Maybe enough wasn’t promised him. He sure is stubborn, says Nancy.

His band of NWO marxists is about to control all of us though, he is the front man who acts like he is never involved in anything, but he is.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 1:44:28 PM PDT by dforest
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