Russia to Obama — Drop Dead!
At a news conference in Strasbourg, France following a meeting with French President Nicholas Sarkozy on April 4th, Barack Obama stated in response to a question from an Austrian reporter:
It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing — and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and everybody has their own particular issues and their own particular politics.
Nobody knows what that term is, Mr. Obama — because there is no “Austrian” language. They speak German in Austria, sir. You need to get out a bit more. Or maybe just reading a tad more widely would do the trick.
It’s just this kind of thing that, quite likely, has led the Russian government to believe that the President of the United States is a moronic patsy, easily duped, and recent events involving Iran tend to confirm this.
After sending his Secretary of State to “press the reset button” with her Russian counterpart, then meeting his own in London and heaping him with effusive praise, Barack Obama has now been rather rudely introduced to the real Russia. The purpose of all this butt-kissing was to induce Russia to lobby Iran to give up its nuclear weapons and terrorism programs, perhaps in exchange for the U.S. backing off missile defense in Eastern Europe, and last week Obama got his answer. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced bluntly:
“[Iran is] our neighbor, it’s a country which can play a very important role in solving a number of acute international issues, such as the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq and different aspects of Mideast peace settlement. We aren’t closing our eyes on remaining questions about the Iranian nuclear program. But it would be unrealistic to expect us to raise pressure on Iran beyond what has been agreed upon. Any trade-offs would be unprincipled and unrealistic. They would undermine trust in our diplomacy, and we cherish that trust no less than others.”
Get the message yet, Mr. Obama? Or does he need to call you a “stupid &%$@# ni**er”” too, in order for you to finally understand just what and who you are dealing with?
This is what inevitably must happen from reaching out a hand to a government run by the KGB — you end up with egg (if you’re lucky, if not blood) on your face.