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Obama: 'Russia Doesn't Make Anything'
Reuters ^ | August 03 2014 | Roberta Rampton, Reuters

Posted on 08/03/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by BlopAndStop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijingpushes to expand its role in the world economy.

Obama has tried to focus U.S. foreign policy on Asia, a response to China's economic and military might. But for months, that "pivot" has been overshadowed by a flurry of international crises, including Russia's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Russia is the world's third-largest oil producer and second-largest natural gas producer. Europe relies heavily on Russian energy exports, complicating the West's response to the Ukraine crisis.

Obama downplayed Moscow's role in the world, dismissing President Vladimir Putin as a leader causing short-term trouble for political gain that will hurt Russia in the long term.

"I do think it's important to keep perspective. Russia doesn't make anything," Obama said in the interview.

"Immigrants aren't rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity. The life expectancy of the Russian male is around 60 years old. The population is shrinking," he said.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; obama; poland; putin; russia; ukraine
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If Obama had his way, America wouldn't make anything either. He's tried pretty hard to destroy industry to this point.
1 posted on 08/03/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by BlopAndStop
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2 posted on 08/03/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: BlopAndStop

They make rockets that get us to the space station.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 3:55:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: BlopAndStop
Okay, Obama has told us we don't make anything, and now Russia doesn't make anything. So who does make things besides the Muslims who have contributed so much to this country?
4 posted on 08/03/2014 3:59:46 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: BlopAndStop

Hey, Mr. Stinking Queer-In_Cahrge,

If ‘Russia doesn’t make anything’, then what the heck did our astronauts ride atop, from the Cosmodrome to The International Space Station?

Mullah bred unicorns?????


5 posted on 08/03/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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"..only Spartan women give birth to real men"




Thank God for the real men who founded this country,
and for the real men who continue to sustain it

Please join the 300 by donating $100

6 posted on 08/03/2014 4:00:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BlopAndStop
Lets see....Vodka and AKs.
7 posted on 08/03/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

They make cars too, if you consider a less-reliable Fiat knockoff a car.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 4:00:39 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: BlopAndStop

and what has this UnAmerican Usurper has made for America? Nothing but creating chaos.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 4:00:48 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: BlopAndStop
You did not make that!

Only 0bama can make things, with his phone and his pen.

10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:02:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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Obama: ‘Russia Doesn't Make Anything’

Putin the Russian makes zer0 cry a little girl.

11 posted on 08/03/2014 4:03:20 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BlopAndStop

Au contraire, Bronco Bama. Russia MAKES you look like the pantywaist you are.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 4:03:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: BlopAndStop
As opposed to America which makes silly T-shirts, hamburgers and . . . um . . .

Help me out here . .

13 posted on 08/03/2014 4:04:01 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: BlopAndStop

What do you make, Barry? Besides potty.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 4:04:16 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: Vaquero

LIKE a little girl.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BlopAndStop

Obama is such an idiot. Why do we let him near a microphone without a script.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 4:06:27 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: BlopAndStop

They’ve managed to make you look like the fool that you are Bambi.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 4:07:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BlopAndStop

putin’s job approval is about three times obama’s


18 posted on 08/03/2014 4:08:35 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: BlopAndStop

very mature Obama, yes indeed very diplomatic.
What an idiot we have as our supposedly leader.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 4:09:24 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BlopAndStop
Twenty-five miles along the Mahoning Valley that was once all Steel Mills is all now bare ground or close to it but, by gum, we can turn out a hit tune, send it overseas to be put on disk and have the liner printed, then sell the Hell out of it right along with the Chinese pirated copies in Walmart.

You tell them, Barry, you Carny Barker SOB.

20 posted on 08/03/2014 4:11:41 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: BlopAndStop
Russia doesn't make anything," Obama said in the interview.

It doesn't have to. Unlike Obama's America, it's willing to pump and sell its vast reserves of oil and natural gas. In so-doing Putin holds a symbolic knife at the throats of Europe and Ukraine by threats to shut off their supply if they don't "behave."

21 posted on 08/03/2014 4:12:30 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: BlopAndStop

A few items come to mind, and FYI, I don't think the Mongols made much either.

22 posted on 08/03/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Rashputin

still sputtering, and muttering . . Where are your phone and pen from, jackass?


23 posted on 08/03/2014 4:13:07 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: atc23

Maybe he needs to go to places like Detroit too.

Obama is such a little girl, maybe he should stick to putting curtains up in the white house or hiding behind his misses during a judo exhibition.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 4:13:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BlopAndStop

Then we’re going to have a tough time getting to the space station.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 4:13:55 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: Terry L Smith

Exactly...especially now that the purpose of our Space program is Muslim outreach.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: BlopAndStop

We could send them 12 million illegal aliens to shore up their shrinking population. I doubt if they have a lot of people wanting to get in. Mr. Snowden seems to be the exception.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 4:16:52 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Patriot Babe

http://www.worldstopexports.com/russias-top-10-exports/2350

OBAMA is a buffoon.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: BlopAndStop

Obama’s going to destroy America either by illegal immigrants or goading Putin into delivering a nuclear strike. But rest assured once the missiles are airborne he will be in Air Force 1 heading to Europe to meet with Soros to receive his bonus for a job well done.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 4:20:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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Hitler didn't think the Russians made anything worthwhile either. Socialists dissing other socialists.

Mr. niteowl77

30 posted on 08/03/2014 4:21:39 PM PDT by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: BlopAndStop

What about Stoly???????????????????????


31 posted on 08/03/2014 4:23:36 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: BlopAndStop

But China does. Looks like the Chinese will sell to them in exchange for energy.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 4:24:02 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: BlopAndStop

The Russians make weapons.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BlopAndStop

According to this clown and fauxahontas, nobody made nothin.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:17 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: BlopAndStop

Russia still makes rockets that can send a man into space.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BlopAndStop

Putin made Queen Putt the Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming Pant Load his bottom bitch.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:17 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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37 posted on 08/03/2014 4:30:59 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: bandleader

My first thought. And caviar...I know that is not man made...but they export some of the finest.

A distant memory for me, sigh. These days it’s all about box wine and Skippy on crackers. :)


38 posted on 08/03/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Patriot Babe

> and what has this UnAmerican Usurper has made for America? Nothing but creating chaos.

Chaoso to the 10th power


39 posted on 08/03/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BlopAndStop

Russia makes some hot women. We can understand why obama knows nothing about that.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: BlopAndStop

They made complete chumps out of you so far, Obie.


41 posted on 08/03/2014 4:34:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: workerbee

great line workerbee


42 posted on 08/03/2014 4:35:03 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: atc23

Great Mexican Drug Cartel clients.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: mountainlion

both made in china


44 posted on 08/03/2014 4:36:46 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BlopAndStop

That is pretty much correct. Russia is a petrostate with a miniscule amount of competitive industrial production.


45 posted on 08/03/2014 4:36:49 PM PDT by Krosan
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But their beauty pales in comparison to Michelle’s.


47 posted on 08/03/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: BlopAndStop

Obama knows why Russia doesn’t “make anything”. He’s trying to remove the incentive to create wealth the very same way from the US.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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They make AKs, vodka, MIGs, BUK launchers, SAMs, ... and airliners full of people fall to the ground


49 posted on 08/03/2014 4:51:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BlopAndStop

http://www.youtube.com/embed/BNRT0P-oZfw#t=39


50 posted on 08/03/2014 4:56:21 PM PDT by matthew fuller (This is MUSLIM TERRORIST AWARENESS MONTH.)
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