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Obama-Putin an abusive relationship

Obama-Putin an abusive relationship

Obama needs Putin more than Putin needs Obama

Face it, Obama has structured key portions of U.S. foreign policy on Vlad Putin playing nice.

Iran nukes? Check.
Syria chemical weapons and civil war? Check.
Egypt shifting allegiances? Check.
Nuclear arms treaty compliance? Check.
Central and Eastern Europe territorial integrity? Check.

On what key issues does Putin need Obama?

Yeah, now Vlad is threatening to leave the relationship and take all the prized possessions with him.

Via AP, Russia warns West it may change its stance on Iran:

Russia may revise its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, a senior diplomat warned Wednesday.

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to the Interfax news agency, that Russia didn’t want to use the Iranian nuclear talks to “raise the stakes,” but may have to do so in response to the actions by the United States and the European Union.

The statement is the most serious threat of retaliation by Moscow after the U.S. and the EU announced sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region.

Ryabkov, who is Russia’s envoy to the Iranian talks, said that Russia considers the “reunification” with Crimea as far more important than the developments surrounding the Iranian nuclear program.

The featured image, a Branco Cartoon from September 2013, still rings true.

So does this photoshop that made the rounds:

Putin Obama Horse

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Comments

Not being George Bush is not a foreign policy.

    MarkS in reply to Musson. | March 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    You know that and I know that but it seems Obama doesn’t

    Paul in reply to Musson. | March 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Are you suggesting that foreign policy is not about being ‘liked?’

    Maybe being ‘respected’, even ‘feared’ just a little bit, is more important?

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Paul. | March 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Foreign policy is about the projection of power. Period. “Like” has nothing to do with it, unless one is a weakling naif like Obama.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | March 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Ewww, viewing that PhotoShop was not a good idea.
I want to scratch that image from my memory….

BannedbytheGuardian | March 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Obama cannot do anything against Russia whilst they control the transit of personnel & supplies to Afghanistan.. If The US did not desperately need Russian co operation , then they would not have gone begging.

Like I said at the beginning, every time Obama calls up Putin, Putin hangs up the phone one step closer to taking Ukraine and others…even if he really doesn’t want to-

…just to stick it to #Captainkickass/#Gutsycall

What epic fail! Putin is emboldened to swat our gnat of a president, just as a schoolyard bully will keep picking on a wuss. Even our media … oh, wait … it’s just crickets I hear. Never mind.

Henry Hawkins | March 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Every genuine and wannabe world power on the planet has game plans of one sort or another sitting on the shelf just waiting for a weak American president. Putin has had his plan all along and now he has his lame duck, weak American president against whom to run it.

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